Outside the Box Returns

For those in VIUF who like poetry and pondering and reading the musings of others we are restarting “Outside the Box”, a monthly column of short writings by VIUF members and friends which will appear in the VIUF Newsletter.

Thank you to Beth White, who created … read more.

Book Club Announcements

The next book for the September VIUF bookclub will be:

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor, by  Eddie Jaku 2021 (ISBN# 978-0-06-309768-1)

This is an amazing and uplifting tale about the importance of hope and friendship and also shows the importance … read more.

RE Update

Leah Mann notified us earlier this summer that she will not be returning as our RE Director for this service year. She and her partner were recipients of several grants and will be focusing their time on some incredible educational offerings throughout the country.  Leah … read more.

Lewis Hall Paint Project – Thank you!

I want to acknowledge everyone who participated in the Lewis Hall Paint Project.

First shout outs go to the members who gave valuable feedback on the color selection; thank you Sheila Eckman, Mary Van Gemert, Alix Clarke, Silvija Barker, and Amy Huggins.

The second group of … read more.


The VIUF Covenant calls upon us to preserve the safety of our community and to commit to policies and actions which preserve a safe environment. The commitment to safety includes physical health as well as spiritual and mental health.

We believe in science and deeply appreciate … read more.

A Year in Review

It has been quite the year!  Here is a video we created – looking back at all that has happened in our community this past year: