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Adult Faith Formation

We strive to offer meaningful programming to enrich the lives of our adult members, friends and the wider community. This helps make our Fellowship the vibrant, welcoming place that it is for pursuing spiritual growth.

All of our online programs use this Zoom link: bit.ly/UUFellowship password UU. If you need assistance with Zoom, email marie@fvuuf.org.

Wednesday, May 27, 12:00 pm
Tapping into Self-Healing using EFT with Colleen Prendergast

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a way of communicating new information to the body and brain to help with mental and physical health symptoms. It is backed by research as an effective intervention especially with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Come learn this simple but effective technique.

Thursday, May 28, 6:00 pm
Releasing Trauma Energy with Movement with Heather Chantelois-Kashal

Heather Chantelois-Kashal will offer an educational and experiential session on how trauma is held in and affects our bodies and how movement and breathing practices can help us to release trauma energy and heal. Heather has over 500 hours of yoga and trauma recovery training. She currently facilitates yoga as an adjunct to clinical trauma therapy and at Oshkosh Correctional Center. We will explore simple, neuroscience, yoga, and Buddhism-based practices to heal and nourish our bodies and minds. Practices will involve simple movements and breathwork that are accessible to most. No specific experience or abilities are required. I will offer options, and you are welcome to modify or choose stillness. For information on how yoga can help with trauma recovery and stress relief, see Resiliency Embodied.

Monday, June 1, 6:00 pm
Check In with Marie Luna

Marie Luna, director of congregational life, will lead a check in time. Join us in a time of sharing and listening to each other as we all are finding our way in this new world.

Wednesday, June 3, 12:00 pm
Gratitude, Spirituality, and Spiritual Practice with Galen Guengerich
Contact Marie Luna at marie@fvuuf.org for Zoom information

We are fortunate to have UU Minister Galen Guengerich joining us! He recently published a book called The Way of Gratitude, a handbook for anyone seeking a sense of belonging and purpose in our chaotic world. Anchored by resonant poems, guided spiritual practices, including “gratitude goals” and suggestions for meditation and fasting, this book focuses on developing a sense of purpose, deepening personal relationships, and establishing a connectedness to all things in a way that brings hope to the everyday. He will be exploring gratitude, spirituality, and spiritual practice in our time with him.

Galen Guengerich is senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church, a historic congregation in Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago. Guengerich is the author of God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Thursday, June 4, 6:00 pm
Reflection Through Writing with Meredith Mason

Join us for a time to reflect through writing. You never know what senses, feelings, memories, and ideas will arise in the process. Participants might want to submit some or all of their writing for the Fellowship’s Community Journal but it’s certainly not a requirement! Open to all. You don’t need to think of yourself as a writer to participate.

 “Having a place that connects me to such amazing people, with whom I can think about my life and priorities more clearly and deeply, is truly a blessing for me.”

Fellowship Member, 8 years