Phood and Philosophy

Phood and Philosophy, created for UUFR by Tom and Shirley Kinney is a fun combination of pot luck dining and a lively after dinner “philosophical” discussion – theme and topic chosen by the host for the evening. Loosely structured, the dinners are monthly when hosts are available, most often in private homes, but occasionally hosted in UUFR Fellowship Hall. Invitations are issued through The Chalice and email blasts, with host name/s, date, location, topic/ theme, rsvp deadline, and the number host home can accommodate.


In March of 2023 Mary and Tom Olinger introduced us to a Ceilidh or Ceili ( Kay-lee). It is a party of participation; sharing songs, music, stories, jokes, poetry or other talents. Being an audience member is okay too and it is very family friendly.  There was also a potluck of sweet and savory desserts to share. It was such a successful event it has been made an annual March event at UUFR!

Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation is a casual gathering at The Local in Irvington. We invite anyone who enjoys good fellowship and meaningful discussion to join in the fun. Topics are not preplanned; they just bubble up from within the group. We are there 9:30 – 11:30 every week. Some folks come for the whole two hours, others drop in, and sometimes a few will hang out through lunch. We currently meet every Wednesday morning; however, beginning March 19, we will move to Tuesday mornings ~ same time, same place. Check Connections for cancelations.

Ladies Luncheon

Ladies Luncheons are once a month on a Friday and are held throughout the area. It’s a great time to meet other UU ladies, have a good time laughing and trying out area restaurants along with some scenic drives. Check under announcements in the Sunday insert, the weekly Connections or in the monthly Chalice newsletter for more information on attending.

Sunday Movie

Movies will be shown on the 4th Sunday of each month at 12:30 in UUFR Fellowship Hall.  Bring your bag lunch as you like.

River Readers

River Readers meets the 4th Monday of each month at Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock at 2pm (except there is no meeting in December). All are welcome, not just for UUs. The group chooses meaningful books, and the discussion leader comes prepared, so we have discussions that are lively and informed. Please check the Chalice Newsletter for each month’s books. 

5th Sunday Potluck

For every month that has five Sundays, we hold a potluck after the service. Bring a dish to share and enjoy time talking with others. That would be in March, June, Sept, and Dec of 2024.

Annual Picnic and Holiday Celebrations

Annual events the Membership Committee sponsors are the Summer Picnic, Friendsgiving ( a potluck for people who are not celebrating Thanksgiving with family) and the Holiday party. Check the Chalice newsletter or Connections for more information.

Music Appreciation ~ Something New!!

The Membership committee is sponsoring Music Appreciation classes starting on January 10th, 2024, the SECOND Wednesday (to get over holidays) then February through December will be the FIRST Wednesday. Check the Chalice newsletter or Connections for more details.