I would also like to invite participation by RPCVs that might be
interested. Those interested should contact me at this email -
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Croix celebrated its
20th anniversary Sunday, October 28, with a return to an earlier
place of worshipthe St. George Village Botanical Garden. Founding
members Marsha and Phil Shuman presented the fellowship's history.
Small groups of religious liberals known as UUs have met
on and off on St. Croix since the 60s, but the group founded in 1986
and incorporated in 1987 and admitted to membership in the national
Unitarian Universalist Association that same year has met
continuously for 20 years.
Former residents Milton and Marcia Forbes organized the fellowship,
which met for a few years in the early 90s at the Botanical Garden.
It has returned there and is now meeting in the Garden's new Bodine
The UU Fellowship of St. Croix currently has about 20
members and another 20 or so more or less regular attendees. It meets
the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 10 AM from October
through May. Services are led by members, friends, guest speakers
and, whenever possible, visiting ministers. New visitors are always
Between services the fellowship holds regular small
discussion group meetings and occasional workshops on subjects such
as being a welcoming community and encouraging diversity.
The UU Aims and Purposes are: 1. To provide a fellowship
for persons desiring freedom of religious thought. 2. To strengthen
one another in searching for truth and striving for a growing
philosophy. 3. To promote individual freedoms including thought,
expression, the pursuit of happiness and social ministry, 4. To
further the democratic process in human relations and to serve the
universal human family. 5. To strive for a world fellowship of peace.
The next service, on November 11, Veterans Day, will
be "Honoring the Peacemakers," and will be led by Paul Chakroff and
others. Services start at 10 AM and are followed by a coffee hour.
More information is available at www.uustcroix.org or 719-5735.