Members & Friends

Got questions about UU or UUFE?

Wondering just what UU is all about?  Considering membership at UUFE?  Are you a brand new member ready to learn more? Then don’t miss the Intro to UU Class this Saturday, October 14, 9 to noon. You’ll learn the ABC’s of UU and UUFE while getting to know others in a small group setting.  Participants … Continued

From the safety of home to the leap of faith

UUFE’s Mary Dunlavey answers the Five Big Questions Where were you raised, and how? I was raised in a prison town, Attica, New York until age 10.  It was my mother’s home; my dad was a city guy from Buffalo.  It was a Leave-It-To-Beaver-type growing up.  I was the third of four children.  My mother … Continued

On art, our kids’ lives, and our dwellings.

UUFE’s David Stevens meditates on the Five Big Questions and his art in wood and glass, kids and grandkids, and the secrets of home selling.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? David:  I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My mother regularly attended the Presbyterian Church, and I went to Sunday school then … Continued

First I was Catholic. Then I moved on to a sailboat.

UUFE’s Michele Drostin answers the Five Big Questions and tells about living on the water, schooling on the water, working on the water, moving back to the water.  And the day Eve sailed the waters and came into the world.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Michele:  I was born in Chicago where … Continued

Ken Court answers the Five Short Questions

With mere mention of his epic 28,000-mile ocean voyage, UUFE’s Ken Court tells instead of growing up with Daddy and Mimi in tidewater Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Coronado, learning tobacco cultivation from McClain the black tenant farmer, raising delphiniums and a red Duroc sow, and designing submarines and tugboats. Tells with brevity.  And links to his … Continued

How Jean-and-Jerry almost didn’t happen

UUFE’s Jean Rhian answers the Five Big Questions and tells about working with little springs and gears for the local jeweler, and with IBM mainframes for K-Mart and Ford, and how joining UU was a move to the right.  And along the way… how Jerry lost her phone number. UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and … Continued

Born With Teeth

UUFE’s Maureen Curtin answers the Five Big Questions and tells how she made up bad stuff to feel truly Catholic, and about singing with the Swing Orchestra and comedians, and riding with the UUFE Rangers.  And yes, she was born with teeth.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Maureen:  I was raised … Continued

Not “remarkable”. But I’ve traveled a lot!

UUFE’s Jamie Walter answers the Five Big Questions and tells about her life in the Maryland Judiciary, travels from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.  And the girls.     UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Jamie:  I was raised in Towson, MD. I was baptized Catholic, went to Catholic and Lutheran nursery schools and Sunday … Continued

Five Big Questions on the run

UU liFE  keeping up with UUFE’s Mark Walter.   UU liFE:  Mark, thanks for saying yes to the Five Big Questions interview.  Where are you right now? Mark:  Right now we’re driving to the airport to catch a flight to Chicago.  Nephew’s wedding on Saturday. Now where are you? Sitting at the gate waiting to … Continued

Raised Catholic. (Strict Catholic.)

UUFE’s Theresa Connelly brews up coffee hour each Sunday.  And her answers to the Five Big Questions right now, here.  Straight up, no decaf.   UU liFE:  Where were you raised, and how? Theresa:  I was #7 of 8 children raised in Annapolis. We were raised Catholic (strict Catholic). How have you made your living? I’ve … Continued