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Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

America Talks Follow-up - Let's share our experiences with this

https://zoom.us/j/95531719685?pwd=TnN4clJaYWtJTE9Wejkwdys1dTNRdz09


Coronavirus Update

  • Friendly Forum face-to-face sessions are suspended, and we are instead meeting via Zoom during the pandemic.
  • The Friendly Forum is open to all, and topics are scheduled based on suggestions from participants. The topics may be spiritual or material, entertaining or serious, UUCF-related or not. We seek to create a safe, welcoming place to learn, freely express opinions, and to be informed of the opinions of others.
  • The coordinators for scheduling future Friendly Forums are David Purvis () and Samantha Purvis ().

Upcoming Sessions (Sundays at 11:45am on Zoom)

Jun 27 2021 - America Talks Follow-up - Let's share our experiences with this

July 4 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

July 11 2021 - July Split-Plate Recipient: Black Lives UU (BLUU). Presentation and Discussion led by Carol Antoniewicz

July 18 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM THIS WEEK - Please attend the Art Show Reception via Zoom (same link as for Friendly Forum)

July 25 2021 - TBD

Aug 1 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Aug 8 2021 - Aug Split-Plate Recipient

Aug 15 2021 - TDB

Aug 22 2021 - TDB

Aug 29 2021 - TDB

Sep 5 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM THIS WEEK - Please attend the Art Show Reception via Zoom (same link as for Friendly Forum)

Sep 12 2021 - Sep Split-Plate Recipient

Sep 19 2021 - TDB

Sep 26 2021 - TDB

Oct 3 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Oct 10 2021 - Oct Split-Plate Recipient

Oct 17 2021 - TDB

Oct 24 2021 - TDB

Oct 31 2021 - TDB

Nov 7 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Nov 14 2021 - Nov Split-Plate Recipient

Nov 21 2021 - TDB

Nov 28 2021 - TDB

Dec 5 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Dec 12 2021 - Dec Split-Plate Recipient

Dec 19 2021 - TDB

Dec 26 2021 - TDB

Previous Sessions

Jun 20 2021 - June Split-Plate Recipient - I Believe in Me, Inc. : Presentation and discussion led by Lisa Bromfield


Jun 13 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM. Instead, attend the UUCF Annual Business Meeting

Jun 6 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

May 30 2021 - Bridging the Abyss: Our political environment is a dumpster fire, but what can we do? Discussion and presentation led by Sam Purvis.

May 23 2021 - UUA Common Read Discussion of Imani Perry’s "Breathe: A Letter to My Sons", led by Rev. Carl and Intern Minister Jen.

May 16 2021 - Generation Change - Leadership Evolving: Every generation's youth are, as a group, uniquely different. What do we see in the generation rising now to face the challenges to today's world?

May 9 2021 - May Split-Plate Recipient - Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP): Presentation and discussion led by Betsy Bainbridge
May 2 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM THIS WEEK - Please attend the Art Show Reception via Zoom (same link as for Friendly Forum)

Apr 25 2021 - First 100 Days: How's It Going, Joe?

Apr 18 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM THIS WEEK - Please attend the Art Show Reception via Zoom (same link as for Friendly Forum)

Apr 11 2021 - April Split-Plate Recipient - Cambodia Reads: Presentation and discussion led by Carolyn Judd

Apr 4 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Mar 28 2021 - The Filibuster: 'Nuff Said? - Presentation and discussion led by Sam Purvis

Mar 21 2021 - “Revolutionary Love: A Women’s History Month Conversation.” Presentation and discussion led by Jen Raffensperger

Mar 14 2021 - March Split-Plate Recipient - Justice Jobs of MD, Inc. : Presentation and discussion led by Bob Clegg
Mar 7 2021 - Soap Box Sunday - Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion.

Feb 28 2021 - Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Is the Terminator Here? Presentation and discussion moderated by Dave Purvis.

Feb 21 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccinations: Tips and Tricks --- Open Discussion - Share your experiences getting (or trying to get) vaccinated

Feb 14 2021 - February Split-Plate Recipient - Able and Willing: Presentation and discussion led by Mary Kruhm
Feb 7 2021 - NO FRIENDLY FORUM THIS WEEK - Please attend the Art Show Reception via Zoom (same link as for Friendly Forum)

Jan 31 2021 - Media Savvy: Critical Consumption of News; Open Discussion
Jan 24 2021 - Conservatism? What's that?: Open Discussion
Jan 17 2021 - So, How Is YOUR Democracy Doing?

Jan 10 2021 - January Split-Plate Recipient - UULM-MD: Presentation and discussion led by Steve Buckingham
Jan 3 2021 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Dec 27 2020 - Living under an Autocracy: Presentation and Discussion led by Sam Purvis

Dec 20 2020 - Resources for Immigrant Support and Empowerment - R.I.S.E.: Presentation and Discussion led by Mary Ford

Dec 13 2020 - Dec Split-Plate Recipient - Kenya Connection


Dec 6 2020 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic. We will randomly use those for discussion

Nov 29 2020 - UU The Vote at UUCF: The Year in Review - Presentation and Discussion led by Dick Roblin
Nov 22 2020 - Special Congregational Budget Meeting

Nov 15 2020 - Soap Box Sunday Special Edition: Elections Results - How Are You Feeling? Nov Split-Plate Recipient: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee - Presentation and Discussion by Carly Cronon and Bill Butler Oct 25 2020 - Five Wishes - End of Life Planning: presentation and discussion led by Becky Smock. Please preview the following before attending:
Oct 18th - Oct Split-Plate Recipient: UU-UN. Presentation and discussion led by Joanne Spivey.
https://zoom.us/j/95531719685?pwd=TnN4clJaYWtJTE9Wejkwdys1dTNRdz09

Oct 11 2020 - Decolonizing Wealth: Presentation and discussion led by Jen Raffensperger

Oct 4 2020 - Green Burial: presentation and discussion led by Carolyn and Michael Judd

Sep 27 2020 - RIGGED - Voter Suppression; video presentation followed by open discussion.

Sep 20 2020 - Frederick March for Justice: Presentation and Discussion led by Akiyyah Billups and Lisa Bromfield

Sep 13 2020 - What Motivated the Swing Voters?

Sep 6 2020 - Please attend the Visual Arts Committee Zoom meeting at 11:45

Aug 30 2020 - The Republican National Convention: What Did You See - What Do You Think?

Aug 23 2020 - The Democratic National Convention: What Did You See - What Do You Think?

Aug 16 2020 - Soap Box Sunday - we haven't done this is a while, so log in with a topic you'd like to discuss.

Aug 9 2020 - August Split-Plate Recipient: Empowering Community Leaders Network. Presentation and Discussion led by ECLN President, Phyllis York. Use the following link to join the session:

ECLN web site:

Aug 2 2020 - Supressed: The Fight to Vote. YouTube video presentation and open discussion..

July 26 2020 - COVID-19: How are you coping? Let's get together to discuss how we are dealing with the pandemic. Questions, challenges, and successful tips are all welcome. Use the following link:
July 19 2020 - Drawdown Project: Impactful Solutions to Global Warming. Presentation and discussion lead by Dr. Joanne Horn.

July 12 2020 - July Split-Plate Recipient: Black Lives Matter of UU - Presentation and Discussion led by Samuel Prince. Use Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/95531719685?pwd=TnN4clJaYWtJTE9Wejkwdys1dTNRdz09 July 5 2020 - Join Rev. Carl for a Congregational Conversation on "#DemilitarizeThePolice #DefundThePolice #AbolishThePolice: Background Behind the Hashtag & Where Do We Go from Here?" (in the same Zoom Room as the Sunday Service)

June 28 2020 - What About Our Pollinators? Presentation and discussion led by Ann Payne





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