Volunteer to Help at the UUFP Holiday Sale

Even if you have already submitted your names, please send your names to Julie Estorque ( and Kim Blomquist ( with your volunteer  preferences, or call Julie at (917) 696-2633.

UUFP’s Holiday Yard Sale, an important fundraiser for UUFP, is happening this Saturday, November 18!  It takes a Village to pull this off!

We are in need of volunteers for Thursday, Friday and then for on Saturday, the day of the sale.

Here’s the times when volunteers are needed:

  • Thursday, Nov 16 – Set up and Pricing (beginning at 6pm)
  • Friday, Nov 17 – Set up and Pricing (beginning at 12 noon)
  • Saturday, Nov 18 – Day of Sale:
    Morning Shift – Set up and Sale (8am-12pm)
    Afternoon Shift – Sale and Take Down (12am-4pm)

Lend a Hand

Let’s all lend a hand and help make our fellowship more WELCOMING by keeping it clean and tidy. Our new place is too big for only a few people to do everything. Even non-members are encouraged to help.

Please sign up for one or more months on the cleaning chart posted on the fridge. Check on your area once a week. Supplies are kept in the downstairs closet by the stairs. Thank you.

Family Promise

UUFP will be hosting homeless families from the Family Promise program with the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church during the following weeks:  Nov. 12, 2017, Jan. 28, 2018, and March 18, 2018.

Volunteers are needed to make a dish, serve dinner or stay overnight with the families at the United Methodist Church.  If you are not familiar with UUFP’s commitment to Family Promise and how this program serves homeless families in our community, please talk to Barbara Harteis.

At a dinner on Monday, October 23, 2017 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Family Promise Program in Monroe County, Barbara Harteis, UUFP’s Family Promise Coordinator, received a certificate thanking our congregation for being a support congregation over the past ten years!  We will proudly display the certificate at the Fellowship. Congratulations, Barbara! 

Announcements from the UUFP Board

Any work above budget that expects payment needs pre-approval by the UUFP Board of Trustees. This applies to all Committees with line items in the UUFP budget. This does not apply for existing expenses which fall into Membership approved committee budgets. For more information please consult us. The current Board members are:

  • James Furiosi (President)
  • David Learn (Vice President)
  • Paul Gilbo (Secretary)
  • Julie Estorque (Trustee)
  • Susan Lyons (Trustee)
  • Anthony Estorque (Assistant Treasurer)
  • Ken Lesure (Trustee)

Kim Blomquist is a non-voting officer (Assistant Treasurer) who can also assist as she processes payments authorized by the Board. Thank you for you cooperation.

The Board has set the following schedule for the upcoming year: 

  • Store items for Holiday Sale. Saturday, November 11, 2017.
  • Holiday Sale. Saturday, November 18, 2017.
  • Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday so we will not need a special service unless requested.
  • Pledge Drive begins Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • Annual Meeting is Sunday, May 20, 2018. Pledge drive ends.