September 2022

Theme: Belonging


We gather both in-person at UUFN and online for Sunday services. Please choose the one that works best for you. For those who choose to gather in the sanctuary, vaccinations expected for all who are eligible. When Rice County is in the green level according to CovidActNow, masks are optional but welcomed. We ask that you have one with you and wear it while singing. When Rice County is in level yellow, masks are required at all times. Links for the Sunday Zoom meeting will be sent each week through the UUFN-Announce email group. Contact if you would like to begin receiving the weekly email.



Sunday, September 4th 10:30 am (Note time and location change)

“Gather at the Topp Farm with Lee and Bev”

On this informal beginning of the church year, our UUFN service will be at the Topp farm, starting at 10:30 am. The theme for September is “Belonging" and we would like to hear from members and friends. Please bring your prose or poetry or any creation on this theme and what it means to you. Music will round out the service!


We will gather outside, weather permitting, so please bring a chair and your own beverage. And, please feel free to bring a guest!



Sunday, September 11th • 10:00 am

“Water Ingathering” • Rev. Sara Smalley

All are welcome – newcomers, friends, and members of all ages – as we launch the official start of the church year with our annual Water Ingathering service. We gather to reflect and connect as we celebrate this UU tradition through poetry and song. Bring a small vial of water with you, or water to pour will also be available.


Weather permitting this service will be outside at UUFN. Bring a camping or folding chair if it’s easy to do so, and plan on staying afterwards for fun and fellowship!



Sunday, September 18th • 10:00 am

“Autumn’s Message of Belonging—an Autumn Equinox Services”

As we follow the wheel of life we come to this time when hours of day and night are equal — and we enter Autumn. We belong to the Earth, our sacred home. What lessons are here for us as we look deeper into our place of belonging?



Sunday, September 25th • 10:00 am

“Belonging & Becoming” • Rev. Sara Smalley

Belonging doesn’t mean we try to fit in with the hope we’ll be accepted. Rather, says Brene Brown, belonging requires courage because it is “a practice that requires us to learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are.” How do we learn this? How do we cultivate a sense of belonging to ourselves and to each other in a religious community of diverse beliefs and needs? Join Rev. Sara and worship associate Susie Weinbeck as we reflect on our longing to belong.

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