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Social Activities for 2019

Pictures from the Installation Ceremony of Rev. María McCabe

Photos taken by Paul North

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Artisan Circle

Facilitator: Darlene Rothwell

Meetings: TBA

Is your creative energy looking for a focus? Are you skilled in crafts and or the fine arts? The members of the Artisan Circle meet to combine their skills on periodic projects for the church. This year we will continue to create artwork for the sanctuary walls. If you are interested in being a part of the Artisan Circle please call Darlene.

Contact Darlene Rothwell (910-279-6844).

Chili Cook-Off 2019 Re-cap

Saturday, February 23, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Featuring homemade meat and vegetarian chili, soup, bread and brew

A good time was had by all at the 24th Annual UUFHC Chili, Beer, Bread and Soup Cook-off! We raised over $750 for the fellowship’s general funds and got to enjoy great food, fellowship, and music by the house band.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this event a success, including folks who helped set up and break down, greeters, cash counters, music makers, and of course the cooks who brought delicious food to share. We look forward to the 25th anniversary of this event next year!

And the winners are:

  • Soup: First Place: Maureen North; Second Place: Marc Petrequin; Third Place: Leslie and Bob Blackstock
  • Chili with Meat: First Place: Rob Lieb; Second Place: Glenn Brown; Third Place: Nelson Fritts
  • Vegetarian Chili: First Place: Nyla Mueller; Second Place: Ken Frey; Third Place: Andy Dodson
  • Bread: First Place: Marlene Lieb; Second Place: Liam Gallihue; Third Place: Ken Frey
  • Beer: First, Second, and Third Place: Mark Gallihue

More Pictures from the Chili Cook-Off 2019

Photos taken by Paul North

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Circle Dinners

A new round of Circle Dinners is kicking off for the spring! This is a fun and easy way to get to know other members of the fellowship better as you enjoy potluck meals in each other’s homes. New members are highly encouraged to sign up! You will be assigned to a group of 6-10 adults (and possibly children) which will take turns hosting dinners at their homes from February through May. Typically the host provides the entree while guests bring side dishes and desserts. If you are interested in joining a group, please send an email to Allison Ehrman at allison@ehrman.com by January 31 with the information listed below. She will let you know which group you are in, and then it will be up to your group to coordinate your dinner times, dishes, and locations.

  • Name(s) of adults joining a circle
  • If you are interested in joining a circle with children (and their names and ages)
  • If you are interested in joining a vegetarian circle
  • If you are interested in joining a gluten-free circle
  • If you are interested in hosting the first dinner
Contact Allison Ehrman at allison@ehrman.com.

House Band

Facilitator: Brenna Kupferman

Interested in being part of a band? Our house band periodically offers music for Sunday service and at some church social events. The ensemble varies upon availability, but can include keyboard, guitar, bass, and light percussion. All musicians and singers are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed by the ensemble.

Contact Brenna Kupferman (brenna.kupferman@gmail.com | 443-739-5530).


Date: 12:00 noon, Sunday, September 8

Join us for the Annual Church Picnic! Please bring lawn chairs (and/or blankets) and a hearty dish to share.

Contact Katrina Hunnel (socialactivities@uufhc.net).

Potluck Luncheon

Second Sunday each month, after service, starting in October

On the second Sunday of each month, October thru June, the Fellowship hosts a Potluck Luncheon. Members, guests and visitors are encouraged to attend and bring with them a homemade dish to share that will serve five or six people. The contribution can be anything from a warm casserole to a chilled salad; breads and desserts are also welcome. It is a cherished time to socialize, try new foods and dwell together in intergenerational community.

Frequently Asked Questions about Potluck

When does potluck occur?
Second Sunday of the month, after service, from October through April. September and June have special events planned, and in May we give families a chance to celebrate Mother's Day.

What should I bring?
Those who have young children may want to bring kid-friendly food such as pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets; vegetarian dishes could be labeled to help those who are looking for that kind of food; soups, stews and casseroles are always well received as well as fruit, green salad and bread and cheese. Desserts are always appreciated, pre-sliced or in individual portions. We ask that you bring enough for 6-8 people. We supply coffee, cold drinks and paper supplies.

I'm not a cook, what can I bring to participate?
Snack chips or veggies with dips, platter of sliced deli meats and cheeses with bread, fresh seasonal fruit or fruit salad, tossed green salads, bakery desserts.

Where do I put my dish before church?
In the refrigerator, ovens (will be on 300 degrees) or in the coffee room if neither of those other places are appropriate.

How do we know when pot luck is ready?
The door between the sanctuary and coffee room will magically open and it will be announced.

How is pot luck like the airport?
Parents with small children will go first.

How can I make pot luck happen easily and quickly?
Bring a dish to share. Help with setting up the tables and chairs. Make sure your dish is ready to serve (cut/ portioned, heated or warming, accompanied by the correct serving utensil) after service.

What needs to be done after pot luck is over?
Wipe off dining tables, put away coffee supplies, empty coffee urns, clear and wipe drink cart and return to RE kitchen, wipe off serving tables and return to the walls, wash out large church dishes and put smaller items in the dishwasher, take trash to dumpster. Check the job jar.

What is the very last thing to remember?
Take your serving dish and leftovers home. They will be waiting for you in the coffee room.

Contact Sara Morton or Noreen Anderson (hospitality@uufhc.net).

Pictures from the Serendipity Auction 2019

Photos taken by Paul North

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