Opportunities to Volunteer

Fellowship Facility Improvement Event (FFIE!)

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, UUFP will be having a Fellowship Facility Improvement Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We need your elbow grease! Please plan to stop in for a couple of hours anytime that day to clean, straighten, polish, plant or do whatever project interests you to make our fellowship and grounds beautiful going into the spring and summer.

Some of the tasks include:

  • Paint or stain the beautiful French doors into the RE room and library. Humidity makes them swell, and sealing will solve this problem.
  • Sand/paint library door trim into sun room.
  • Scrub/mop and wax kitchen and men’s restroom floors.
  • Straighten and label kitchen closet shelves.
  • Clear out unwanted items from cellar (some electronics, etc. left from our holiday sale) and inventory items we want to keep.
  • Clear debris — fallen branches, litter — from grounds and parking lot.
  • Set up round table in sun room and straighten sun room.

Have an Idea for a Program or Discussion?

The Program Committee is always looking for members and friends to present programs or lead Discussion on Sundays throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact the Program Committee chairs, Barbara Harteis at barbee_h51@yahoo.com or Sue Lyons at suelyons1922@gmail.com.

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. 

Volunteers Needed for the Community Meal

This is a great way for UUFP to reach out and help the Stroudsburg Community to which we belong.  Please see the details below:

What started out as the “soup kitchen,” is now often called the “community meal.”  It is not just soup but a full meal is prepared and served to anyone who comes.  This was started at the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church at least 25 years ago.  A schedule is drawn up and various groups sign up for a Sunday of their choosing. A “group” is usually about 5 people.  Someone in the group will coordinate the meal:  decide what will be prepared, arrange for the food and volunteers. Most groups bring their own food.

Volunteers arrive around 2:00 pm on Sundays and begin their prep. Doors open at 4:00 pm. The number of people is served is about 50-60. The participants are usually very appreciative and really depend on this meal.

Please contact Barbara Harteis at Barbee_h51@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer and plan a meal.


Family Promise: Volunteers Need in January and February

Hello Volunteers,

Something a bit different is being asked of us from Family Promise. We are being asked to provide a meal or part of a meal for the times the families are not in a church, but a retreat site (Kirkwood Camp and Retreat, 127 Kirkwood Rd., Stroudsburg, PA).  The families will be at the retreat January 14 – 21 and February 4 – 25.

The good thing is, we can drop the food off at the day center or take to the site. Please let me know if you can help out and the date. We won’t know the family particulars until the time gets closer.

Thanks for all you do.

Barbara Harteis (barbee_h51@yahoo.com)