NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION TRAINING: May 27, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Founders Room Cathy Holt, a certified trainer in The Connection Process and an advocate for Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communications will do special threehour training with us on May 27, a Saturday morning, from 9:30 until 12:30. Cathy is doing this on a love offering basis … Continued


InterPlay – AN ANTIDOTE TO STRESS AND CYNICISM:  May 21, & June 4, 1-3 PM in the RE Common downstairs Led by Certified InterPlay Leader Kerstin Marinosson (Haug) and long-time GUUF member Joy Hughes, InterPlay Leader-in-Training. InterPlay is a welcoming, gentle, and creative practice that uses easy-to-learn forms of movement, storytelling, and voice that anyone … Continued


REASON AND REVERENCE : RELIGIOUS HUMANISM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY June 4, 8:45-10:45 am, Founders Room, facilitated by John Melson Over the course of five group meetings, we will study the book Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the 21st Century by UU Minister, William R. Murry. You can obtain a copy of the book … Continued


NANTAHALA 2017 RAFTING TRIPS:  Sundays: JUNE 11, JULY 9 and AUGUST 27 – We encourage everyone to enroll in trips.  Mail (or handing) us a check made out to Brookside Campground and Rafting well before each trip.  We will conduct each trip only if we have reservations and pre-payments in our hands for at least … Continued


NEEDED – LIFE STORY WRITERS: On our website, we have biographical information for all the people scattered in our garden along with others important to our GUUF history.  Some of the entries are fascinating life stories. Others are simple obituary facts. When someone dies simple obituary information is readily available but the life story is … Continued

Rev. Pat Jobe’s musings

MINISTER’S MUSINGS – Rev. Pat Jobe My Facebook page has photos and other “musings”. Apparently there is curiosity afoot about the net good that came of giving me a sabbatical in 2016 -17. I can hardly overstate the good. Besides the obvious rest, rejuvenation, exploration, reading, writing, and time with my number one relationship, there … Continued

President’s Post

With May upon us, it is urgent that we complete our annual All Member Canvass for pledging and membership confirmation! The Jubilee Day was April 2, so if you have not already completed and returned your All Member Canvass form, please do so right away. We need to know the resources we can count on … Continued

The Movies!

  26 May: Popcorn and A Movie: Broadway Melody of 1940 Movie:  Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell.  This movie is notable for being the only on-screen pairing of Astaire and Powell, who were considered the finest movie musical dancers of their time.  It features music by Cole Porter, including “Begin the Beguine” ( This has the famous dance scene in a black limbo … Continued

The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire

• The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire web is here • Photos of the 2016 Faire by Kevin Anderson here (password: GUUF ) • Photos of the 2016 Faire by Dave Wilder here • More photos here

Solar Panels Chart

The link to the chart showing the electricity our panels are generating is HERE. 2016/08/30: As of today, the solar panels are generating power and adding it to the grid.  More details later. 2016/08/09: Sunstore has completed the installation of 60 panels on the front of the sanctuary building.  We are waiting for Duke Energy … Continued