Artist Colony: Fellowship and local artists meet every Thursday from 9:30 am.-1pm to interact with each other and create in beautiful, well-lit spaces, using their choice of media and art form, including drawing, painting, and other portable arts and crafts. At noon, a “learning” time occurs during lunch, when individual art pieces and group plans are discussed. Periodically the group visits places meaningful to them as artists. Contacts: Joan Juul, email@example.com and Bob Camp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awakening Heart Dharma Group: This Buddhist meditation and study group meets every Sunday from 7-8:30 p.m in the Fellowship Commons. Contacts: Martha Shum, email@example.com; Jan Eisenhard, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Gillian Harrison, email@example.com.
CUF Choir makes a joyful sound! The choir returns from summer vacation August 16th. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm: Choir Director Carrie Vine.
Gentle Chair Yoga: The class meets each Wednesday in the Commons or Sanctuary from 1-2 p.m., and is open to all who wish to learn about posture, breathing techniques, and how to strengthen core muscles. Some standing poses. Yoga mat not necessary. No charge, but donations to CUF are welcome. Contact: B.J. Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Minds: A lively mixture of presentation and discussion, the forum is about current issues, humanism, art and psychology. Sometimes the discussion just goes where the group takes it. Discussions explore territory open and curious minds might find interesting. Participants agree to disagree politely, be considerate, listen respectfully, be open to new ideas, and have fun. Contact: Jonathan Springer, email@example.com.
Society of Stitchers (SOS): The group gathers in the Fellowship Commons every Friday from 11a.m-12:30 p.m. to knit, crochet, tat, or create other fiber art for various projects, including baby blankets and comfort shawls. Contact: Pam Jacobini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Table: This casual conversation group meets at the Fellowship every Wednesday from 12 noon-1 p.m. Members may bring interesting topics to discuss at each session. Anyone leaning and practicing Spanish is welcome. Contact Jim May, email@example.com.
Unitarian Folk Orchestra (UFO): An open group of folk musicians who play fun acoustic instruments, and sing an eclectic mix of songs ranging from old-timey American to folk, with Celtic instrumentals and even an occasional show tune. The group meets on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Every 1st Saturday members perform at Helia Health Center in Carbondale, and every 3rd Sunday at Anna Veteran’s Home in Anna, IL. On remaining Saturdays the group practices and plays at the Fellowship. Come play with us. It’s a good way to do some social action and make the world a more harmonious place! Contact Judy Aydt, firstname.lastname@example.org and Candy Davis, email@example.com.
The Unitarian Recorder Ensemble: The group meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:p.m. The repertoire is varied, with an emphasis on renaissance music. Anyone who plays the recorder, or any other renaissance instrument, is invited to join. Contact Judy Aydt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Series: Meets on the 4th Wednesday of most months at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Commons. Fellowship and local artists discuss and share their work. Presenters have included visual artists working in a variety of mediums, fiber artists, glassblowers, jewelry makers, poets and writers, musicians, collectors, and many others. Nillofur Zobairi, email@example.com.
Carol’s Lunch Bunch: Named after a past member of the Fellowship, the group meets at 11:30 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Happy Reunion restaurant in Murdale. Participants enjoy good food and conversation. Contact Kathy Starbuck, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUF Drumming Circle: We meet the third Saturday of each month at 2:30 p.m. to explore our adventure in sound and vibration. Bring your own instrument or share ours. Debbie Czarnopys-White, email@example.com.
Dreamworks: Participants meet at noon on the 1st Sunday of each month to share and discuss their dreams. Techniques used to find meaning in our own dreams and those of others are based on a group dream work process developed by Jeremy Taylor, a Unitarian minister. Periodically, presentations and workshops take place. Contacts: Nillofur Zobairi, firstname.lastname@example.org & Janet Harris, email@example.com.