How to Propose Future Courses
To suggest a future class, workshop, or other Adult (or Multigenerational) Religious Education activity please email with the following proposed course information:
- Course Title
- Your Name
- Dates & Times of sessions
- Be sure to clarify not only when the session itself will begins/ends, but also when you will need access to the room for any set-up beforehand and any clean-up afterward to leave the room how you found it. (We want to be sure the full room usage time is reserved to avoid double-booking space.)
- Before choosing your preferred dates/times of sessions, please visit our online calendar, and select a time based both on your schedule and our room availability. Also, if you hover your mouse over a calendar event, it will tell you the room that it will be in. Multiple events can happen at the same time at UUCF as long as you are not requesting a room previously reserved at that time or programming against an event that is likely to draw the same crowd you are hoping to reach.)
- Total number of sessions
- Description of class that is 500 characters or less (the following online tool can be used for that count: http://www.charactercountonline.com)
- Cost of session (Please see below for our "Policy for Adult Spiritual Enrichment (ASE) Program Fees.")
- If an official UUCF event, are you requesting that childcare be provided for any parents or caretakers that may be interested in attending your event/sessions? (Note that childcare must be requested at least a week in advance using UUCF's Childcare Registration Form. And there may be a minimum number of registrants required for childcare to be available. Childcare costs UUCF ~$24/hour.)
- Your qualifications for offering this course (particularly if you haven’t led a similar course at UUCF in the past)
- Preferred Phone Number
- Other relevant information
Program Fees and Donations
- Programs offered on Sunday before or after the service and programs directly linked to congregational operations will be usually offered without asking for a donation;
- Programs offered at other times often have a donation to UUCF of $5 per 1-2 hour session will often be “suggested but not required” for attendees at other Adult Religious Education programs to assist in defraying program costs, such as childcare. (Fees may be waived at the discretion of the Adult Spiritual Enrichment committee or the minister.)
- Any donations will be collected by the program provider and turned in to the UUCF office immediately following each session. All monies will be submitted to "UUCF." Due to reason of taxes, financial tracking, etc. it is not permissible for payments to be made directly to instructor.
- Typically at least 25% of any fee will be retained by UUCF. (Any split which results in less than 25% being submitted to UUCF must be approved before the program occurs.)
- If there will be any level of payment to an instructor, a "Memo of Understanding" between the instructor and UUCF must be completed to ensure everyone is on the same page about the details.
- Before receiving a check, a presenter must turn in a completed W9 form to the UUCF Treasurer, which can be submitted in the Treasurer's box behind the Congregational Administrator's desk in the UUCF Office.
- Reminder to UUCF Staff: the Treasurer payment chart also needs to be updated for each class.
Promoting Your Course
- As the date nears for your course (usually at least 6 weeks in advance), you as the cource instructor are responsible for submitting announcements to promote your course in the Order of Service, Midweek Email, monthly Unison newsletter (deadline the 20th of each month), etc. using frederickuu.org/announce).
- Likewise, to have a sign-up sheet included in the atrium cabinet, email your sign-up sheet to our Congregational Administrator at .
(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/futurecourses.)