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Social Activities for 2017

Serendipity Auction

Saturday, April 22 at 5:30 PM

Yes, it's already that time of year again: Auction Time! The 23rd Annual Serendipity Auction will be on Saturday, April 22, 2016 and the theme this year is Feelin' Groovy. Auction donation forms are available for download (MS Word | PDF). Please complete the form and send to Stacie Beard or drop in the Auction box in the foyer; this will serve as your Auction Contract. The deadline for submitting Auction items for the Main auction this year is March 19, 2017. The deadline for submitting items for the Silent Auction is April 2, 2017

Artisan Circle

Facilitator: Darlene Rothwell

Meetings: TBA

Is your creative energy looking for a focus? Are you skilled in crafts and or the fine arts? The members of the Artisan Circle meet to combine their skills on periodic projects for the church. This year we will continue to create artwork for the sanctuary walls. If you are interested in being a part of the Artisan Circle please call Darlene.

Contact Darlene Rothwell (910-279-6844).

Chili Cook Off 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Featuring homemade meat and vegetarian chili, soup, bread and brew

What better way to escape from a cold winter evening than enjoying hot chili and cool music? Our winter fun raiser will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at UUFHC in Churchville. There will be live music from the Rowdy Boys to entertain us while we enjoy all the wonderful entries.

You choose the winners in a variety of categories: beer, vegetarian and meat chilies, home baked bread and soup. Anyone can compete in the chili-brew competition, and everyone can judge! Got a killer family chili recipe or brew your own beer? Register at the front door as a competitor and bring it on! If you're not into competition but just looking for a good time, contribute salad or dessert and join the fun!

Bring a friend! What a wonderful way to get to know our fabulous fellowship.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know to participate?

Items entered in the competition must be at the church by 5:30 pm. If you choose not to cook, the tasting fee/admission price is $5 individual, $10 for a couple or family. Bringing a salad or dessert (non-competitive) to share gets you in for free. Email Leslie Blackstock at lesmess1@verizon.net or see her at service if you have a question.

How does the judging work?

Once everyone gets to sample entries, we vote with our wallets, dropping dollars in sealed containers to designate our favorites. Later we'l'l tally the $$ to track your preferences and select the winners.

What about dinner?

After tasting, comparing and voting, feel free to go back for more—nobody leaves hungry! Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for your enjoyment.

Will we know who wins?

Absolutely! Winners in each category will be announced and receive a certificate of excellence.

What should I wear?

Whatever you like, but if you've been holding onto that Mexican sombrero for 20 years, this might be the time to bring it out of the closet! Chili cook off tee shirts from past years are always appropriate.

What about the kids?

Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers; email office@uufhc.net at least a week ahead so we can arrange sitters. Older children are welcome to join us in the sanctuary.

Hope to see you all there!

For all questions please contact Leslie Blackstock at lesmess1@verizon.net

House Band

Facilitator: Brenna Kupferman

Interested in being part of a band? Our house band periodically offers music for Sunday service and at some church social events. The ensemble varies upon availability, but can include keyboard, guitar, bass, and light percussion. All musicians and singers are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed by the ensemble.

Contact Brenna Kupferman (brenna.kupferman@gmail.com | 443-739-5530).

Potluck Luncheon

Second Sunday each month, after service, starting in October

On the second Sunday of each month, October thru June, the Fellowship hosts a Potluck Luncheon. Members, guests and visitors are encouraged to attend and bring with them a homemade dish to share that will serve five or six people. The contribution can be anything from a warm casserole to a chilled salad; breads and desserts are also welcome. It is a cherished time to socialize, try new foods and dwell together in intergenerational community.

Frequently Asked Questions about Potluck

When does potluck occur?
Second Sunday of the month, after service, from October through April. September and June have special events planned, and in May we give families a chance to celebrate Mother's Day.

What should I bring?
Those who have young children may want to bring kid-friendly food such as pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets; vegetarian dishes could be labeled to help those who are looking for that kind of food; soups, stews and casseroles are always well received as well as fruit, green salad and bread and cheese. Desserts are always appreciated, pre-sliced or in individual portions. We ask that you bring enough for 6-8 people. We supply coffee, cold drinks and paper supplies.

I'm not a cook, what can I bring to participate?
Snack chips or veggies with dips, platter of sliced deli meats and cheeses with bread, fresh seasonal fruit or fruit salad, tossed green salads, bakery desserts.

Where do I put my dish before church?
In the refrigerator, ovens (will be on 300 degrees) or in the coffee room if neither of those other places are appropriate.

How do we know when pot luck is ready?
The door between the sanctuary and coffee room will magically open and it will be announced.

How is pot luck like the airport?
Parents with small children will go first.

How can I make pot luck happen easily and quickly?
Bring a dish to share. Help with setting up the tables and chairs. Make sure your dish is ready to serve (cut/ portioned, heated or warming, accompanied by the correct serving utensil) after service.

What needs to be done after pot luck is over?
Wipe off dining tables, put away coffee supplies, empty coffee urns, clear and wipe drink cart and return to RE kitchen, wipe off serving tables and return to the walls, wash out large church dishes and put smaller items in the dishwasher, take trash to dumpster. Check the job jar.

What is the very last thing to remember?
Take your serving dish and leftovers home. They will be waiting for you in the coffee room.

Contact Sara Morton or Noreen Anderson (hospitality@uufhc.net).