Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about how to join our Listserv, enroll a child in a program, or contact specific groups? Check out our FAQs below. You can also Contact Us with questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get information about different FUUFHC events?
  • The Sunday order of service (OOS)—paper bulletin for service and announcements.
  • The FUUFHC website—hunterdonuu.org—news & calendar, services, learning, justice, connection tabs and sub-menus.
  • FUUFHC Community listserv—Email fuufhclistserv@hunterdonuu.org.
  • FUUFHC Facebook pages:
    • The First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County—Just ‘like’ the page to see it; FB account required.
    • Old Stone CoffeeHouse—Just ‘like’ the page to see it; FB account required.
    • [FUUFHC] Nurturing Spiritual Journeys—email facebook@hunterdonuu.org. Set your Facebook subscription so that you receive notifications.
  • FUUFHC blast email—Congregation-wide e-mails, generally reserved for whole-congregation news or updates associated with leadership or the Board; case-by-case or general approval needed from Board/Minister before the request is submitted to the Administrator (admin@hunterdonuu.org).
How do I give permission to FUUFHC for use of my photo and/or video?
  • Adult Photo/Video Permission Form here.
  • Children and Youth Photo/Video Permission Form here.
How do I share updates with fellow congregants about FUUFHC-related events or information?
  • FUUFHC Community listserv: An open, community-oriented communication tool–a ‘community bulletin board’ where you post your announcement, request, information, et cetera, yourself by e-mailing fuufhclistserv@hunterdonuu.org;
  • FUUFHC blast email: According to need, occasional community-wide e-mail for use by the Board and leadership.
  • Order of service announcements: To have an announcement included in the Sunday OOS, go to the Sunday Services page to complete the form by the end of Monday.
  • FUUFHC blast email—Send your blast email request to the Board/Minister for approval; once approved, send the Administrator the .pdf file or e-mail you want to be directed to the congregation.
  • Website posting–Committee chairs are encouraged to explore the website and contribute information and photos (with permissions; editorial considerations to prevail) for use. For calendar changes or to request meeting space at FUUFHC, please contact the Administrator at admin@hunterdonuu.org well before the event in question. Some website ‘real estate’ is relatively static and not easily modified—because it has been researched to be more efficient as is, and because frequent edits are unfeasible. Contact Website Administrator to submit announcements at web@hunterdonuu.org.
How do I get an announcement on the Sunday order of service (OOS)?
  • To have an announcement included in the Sunday OOS, complete the form on the Sunday Service page by the end of Monday. 
If I want to set up a social media site for a FUUFHC event or group, how do I get approval for that?
  • Any use of the FUUFHC name or logo for branding or titling pages, blogs, or other similar elements of social media or publications must be approved in writing before Contact the Communication Committee at communications@hunterdonuu.org to make your request; approval is based on perceived need, existing communication channels, and will be reviewed by the Executive Board.
How do I subscribe to the Nurturing Spiritual Journeys FUUFHC Facebook page?
  • You must be an active Friend or Member of The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County, and
  • You must be invited to subscribe by another member or by the Moderator. To request a subscription, e-mail facebook@hunterdonuu.org.
  • You must have a Facebook account to subscribe.
If I want to use the FUUFHC logo for a fundraiser or on clothing or other items, how do I get approval for this idea and the design I choose?
  • Any use of the FUUFHC name or logo for branding or titling pages, blogs, or other similar elements of social media or publications must be approved in writing before Contact the Communication Committee at communications@hunterdonuu.org to make your request; approval is based on perceived need, existing communication channels, and will be reviewed by the Executive Board.
How do I book Dodd Hall or the Old Stone Church for a FUUFHC event or meeting?
  • Contact the Administrator (admin@hunterdonuu.org) to schedule Dodd Hall or the Old Stone Church. All scheduled meetings must be booked with the Administrator prior to the announcement through communication channels.
  • From the FUUFHC Building Use Policy and Procedure: “…A member* or friend** of the Fellowship may request the use of the Old Stone Church and/or Dodd Hall for a Fellowship event (e.g. potluck, fundraising event, training session, etc.) or a series of regularly scheduled Fellowship events (e.g. discussion group, covenant group, committee meeting, etc.) by contacting the Fellowship Administrator by phone, email or in writing. The request should include the name of the person who will be in charge of the event(s) and that person’s contact information. The request should also include the nature of the event(s), the date(s), the beginning and ending times, any additional setup or cleanup time needed, and which building(s) or part(s) of a building are needed.” 
How do I get access to the FUUFHC CTRN online photo directory?
Where can I find publicly-accessible information about upcoming FUUFHC services and events?
  • View the Calendar on this website.
  • Call The First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County at 908-996-3964 for up-to-date information about emergency closings or delays.
  • Check the public Facebook page at facebook.com/FUUFHC/ for information on services and events.
What is the best way for me to share information with the rest of the FUUFHC community?
  • The best way to share information with the FUUFHC community depends on the kind of information you are sharing…and remember, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink!”
    • For FUUFHC community-oriented topics that would be suited to a bulletin board, use the FUUFHC Community listserv (fuufhclistserv@hunterdonuu.org). Subscribers will receive individual e-mails with the information you post; a “Reply” to a Community email will go to the sender. A “Reply All” will reply back to everyone on the Community email list; please use a clear subject line so that other subscribers will know what your email is about; recent topics have included “outhouse keys?,” “Old Stone now on the National Register!,” “Last call for the lost and found!,” et cetera.
    • For community and feedback, use the Nurturing Spiritual Journeys Facebook page (facebook.com/groups/491843047546916/) where discussion and comment is invited;
    • For committee and official announcements needing widest possible internal reach, request a FUUFHC blast email by contacting the Board/Minister (president@hunterdonuu.org or minister@hunterdonuu.org).
    • For public online announcements, scrubbed of all personal detail, contact the Facebook Moderator (facebook@hunterdonuu.org) to post a public announcement at the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County Facebook page facebook.com/FUUFHC/.
    • For public hard-copy announcements, scrubbed of all personal detail, use the online order of service announcement form available at Sunday Service and complete the form by the end of Monday for it to go into that Sunday’s OOS.
How can I sign up to help with the coffee fellowship in Dodd Hall after a service?
  • The sign-up sheet is on the coffee sidebar. Help with coffee, snacks, set-up, and clean-up is always needed. E-mail hospitality@hunterdonuu.org for more information.
How can I help with social justice at FUUFHC?
  • The Social Justice Committee (SJC) works to achieve our congregation’s social justice mission by supporting members as they volunteer, educate, witness, and contribute to organizations and causes dedicated to creating a more equitable world. Email socialjustice@hunterdonuu.org for information.
How do I enroll my children in nursery, Religious Exploration classes, Coming of Age, Our Whole Lives, or Youth Group?
  • We provide childrenyouthyoung adultsand adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages. Visit the Spiritual Journeys page for information for all ages.
How can I get involved with a committee or a covenant group at FUUFHC?
  • Whether you’re searching for meaning, mending a broken heart, or simply needing some friends who share your values, we are here for you: connecting, caring, healing. Visit Covenant Groups or the Volunteer pages.
How can I get involved with music or choir at FUUFHC?
  • If you have musical talent and are interested in joining the FUUFHC choir, contact the Music Committee at music@hunterdonuu.org.
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