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Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 AM.

Rev. Sarah Richards, Minister
Roy Sumner,
Religious Education Director

Infant care and handicapped accessibility are provided.

We are a Welcoming Congregation.

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Have Kids?

There are lots of things for kids to do at CUF! Our kids discover their faith and spirituality with open minds, open hands, and open hearts.

We would love to meet you.


Rev. Sarah wants to get to know the Fellowship and its members and friends, so she and an enthusiastic team have come up with Sharing Circles. A Sharing Circle is:

  • Guided discussion group of 10-12 people
  • Meets for 75 minutes
  • Eight scheduled (times and dates below); sign up for one discussion.
  • Sign-up sheets will be available Sunday mornings starting Sept. 28th. You can also sign up by sending an email with the discussion you’d like to attend to Rev. Sarah: sarah@revsarahrichards.com.
  • Uses the CUF Mission and Vision Statements to guide questions about individuals' experiences at the Fellowship. Some questions about covenants will also be on the Discussion Guide. 
  • Discussion Guide is included below and in October Weekly Bulletins, and in hard copy Sunday mornings, so that people can think and make notes about what they'd like to share.
  • Those who can't or would prefer not to participate in a Sharing Circle can use the Discussion Guide to write their stories and give them to Rev. Sarah. 
  • All youth and adults, no matter how long your association with the Fellowship, are invited to participate! 

Please sign up on the Sharing Circles Board in the CUF foyer or email Rev. Sarah with your preference of date and time: sarah@revsarahrichards.com


A: Sunday 10/12 1:00 – 2:15pm
B: Tuesday 10/14  5:15 – 6:30pm
C: Monday 10/20 11:00am – 12:15pm
D: Friday 10/24 11:00am- 12:15pm
E: Sunday 10/26 1:30 – 2:45pm
F: Wednesday 10/29  6:30 – 7:45pm
G: Thursday 10/30 7:00 - 8:15pm
H: Sunday 11/2 12:00 - 1:15pm

Link to Sharing Circle Discussion Guide

Members of the CUF Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministry, and Rev. Sarah met for a Start Up Retreat on Saturday, September 27. The retreat was ably facilitated by Jennifer Thomas, UUA MidAmerica Region Consultant from Bowling Green, KY, who also took the photo.
Back row from left: Joe Schmit, Trustee & Treasurer; Roy Sumner, DRE; Al Babbitt, CoM member.
Middle row from left: Pam Jacobini, Trustee; Amelia Robinson, Trustee and retreat host; Sarah Richards, Minister; Janet Harris, BOT President; Rhonda Kosmicki, Trustee. Seated: Bob DeFilippis, Trustee

Rev. Sarah Richards

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Office Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 1:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 1:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Minister's Office Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 8:00
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

.........and by appointment