Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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We come together for Sunday worship to shape and define what is of value and worth to us. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. We come together to sing, meditate and share our lives with one another. Our worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday services offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge and a deepening of the heart.  One Sunday a month during the September-May church season we gather for breakfast at a local restaurant. All are welcome to join with us.

Our Services are held from September thru May generally at 10:00AM at The Jewish Community of Sedona & the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Dr, Sedona. Exact dates and times of the services appear below.

The newsletter is now published on a monthly basis only. It is being sent on the second Thursday, following the monthly board meeting and will include a recap of those items discussed at the board meeting. The change is due to policy in place regarding the newsletter. All those persons that have information that needs to appear in the newsletter MUST have said information to the editor, Michelle Snyder, no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday evening of the publication.

Friendly Feasts

Fantastic Meals! Stimulating Conversations! Charming Dining Companions! Sound Interesting??

Friendly Feasts are for you! This year our upcoming Friendly Feasts for the 2016/17 season will be March 18 and April 15. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss a single one!

The designated host(s) for each month contacts their assigned guests and lets them know what to bring to accompany the host’s chosen entreĢe. Guests contribute an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Friendly Feasts welcome all adults: single or couples. Everyone should plan to host as least once during the year. Hosting is a necessary requirement for participation.

You may join either as a regular participant or you may ask to be added to the substitute list. For more information, or to confirm you’d like to participate in the upcoming year, please contact Suzanne Burkey, or Dreama Aldredge

SUUF Annual Picnic

May 21, 2017 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

This year’s picnic will start shortly after our last Sunday service at the JCSVV. It will be at the Oak Creek Valley HOA picnic grounds. This a beautiful park along the banks of Oak Creek. It has lots shade from big old Cottonwood trees. It has a playground for kids, volleyball net, horseshoes, kayaks, canoes; plenty of picnic tables and a large BBQ grill.

We will be providing and cooking hamburgers, turkey burgers and veggie burgers. We will also provide plates, utensils, plastic glassware, napkins, buns, condiments and water.
This is a Potluck picnic so we are asking those whose last name begins in A thru L to bring a dessert to share, (pies, snacks, cookies) and those whose last name begins in M thru Z bring a side dish to share (beans, chips, salads, etc.)

Please bring your drink of choice. We will have ice and water.

Directions: The address for the park is 10120 E. Oak Creek Valley Drive, Cornville, AZ 86325. The Google Map directions are these:
From either Sedona or Cottonwood area:

Turn off of 89A at North Oak Creek Valley Road; continue along North Oak Creek Valley Road to the Oak Creek Valley Estates gate, the gate code is #7229. Please be sure to press the pound sign first # before the numbers.
We will have some balloons and small signs to help you find your way.
Please RSVP by emailing Scott at by Wednesday, May 17th, so we know how much food to buy. We hope to see you at the Picnic!!!

Memoir Writers' Workshop

This writer's group was started last year by Willma Gore and Rev.Glenn for SUUF members and friends. The group was opened to additional participants outside SUUF and has resumed again this year under the mentoring and leadership of Louise MacDonald who was part of the group last year. Louise has a rich history of writing and editing including several books, short story collections, writing and editing for Life Magazine and much more.

We have room for two or three more to join the group. We meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 10:00-noon at the Sedona Winds library. Interests of the group in addition to memoir include the "new autobiography" which includes fictionalized aspects with the memoir, poetry, and personal essays.

Contact Louise MacDonald if you would like more information or are interested in joining the writing group. Email at
Volunteers Needed

I have volunteered to coordinate the efforts of people willing to serve as Greeters/Ushers/Welcome Table attendants and Coffee/Snack Table helpers. I’m hoping you’ll all help enhance our services by volunteering for these throughout the year. This is a great way to serve the congregation and get to know others a little bit better. We need at least 2 Greeters/Ushers/Welcome Table attendants and at least 2 Coffee/Snack Table helpers. If you are available, please contact me at

Thanks! Virginia Crothers, Caring Committee

Rev. Glenn, Interim Newsletter Editor
Caring Committee

Remember, all you have to do is let the Caring Team know if there is anyone out there in need of a helping hand, some encouragement or just a card, even if it is yourself. If you do nothing, the Caring Team can do nothing! They will do the rest. And we will all be the beneficiaries.

Caring Committee members:
Rev. Glenn Farley 240-994-3861
Ron and Rae Steinke 284-0513
Bill Golightly 606-5023