Some History and Info about UUFF:

Founded in 1974: The Franklin Fellowship was organized as a religious community in 1974 with the help and support of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA). The purpose of the Fellowship as stated in its Bylaws shall be to pursue the study of and to practice the principles and purposes of the UUA which includes the free quest of high values in religion and life.

Lay-led Fellowship: Throughout our history we have been a "lay-led" congregation offering multiple opportunities for participation in the life of our Fellowship family. We strive to often have Unitarian Universalist and other ministers and individuals outside of our own organization speak to us at our Sunday services and at other times.

Purchased property in 1982: The Fellowship purchased its first property in 1982 where it remains to this day. Membership at that time was about 25.

Current Membership:  Our current membership numbers 65. Major programs of the Fellowship in addition to Sunday services include religious education, discussion groups, social gatherings (including on Zoom and on facebook live), community outreach, and a caring network of members and friends.

Green Sanctuary Certification 2005: We received formal recognition in 2005 by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Certified Green Sanctuary Congregation, joining a growing network of liberal religious churches who seek to act as stewards of the planet. Moreover, members are encouraged to practice environmentally sound principles as a core value of the Fellowship.

New green Sanctuary 2008, new social hall 2010:  In November 2008 we moved into our new, round, energy efficient sanctuary with a dedication in January 2009.  In April 2010 we moved into our new beautiful social hall, Celebration Hall, on the lower-level of the sanctuary.

Visitors are always welcome. Come check us out. While we are hoping to re-open our doors for in-person services and activities in June 2021, please join us for Sunday service beginning at 11:00AM, on Zoom, or on facebook. Details on how to join us virtually along with a myriad of other information can be found in our weekly e-newsletter, the UU View. 

Click here for the newsletter and look for the topic: Joining Us on Sundays for the detailed instructions.

Feel free to contact me, Bonnie Gramlich, current chair of Membership, with your questions or comments. I’m happy to speak with you! Phone/text 828.342.0546, or email me at 

Thank you for your interest in UUFF!