May Visit

Friday May 12, 2023 5:30-7:00pm  

Grants Pass Gathers

Make Your Own Taco Bar. Please bring your favorite taco stuffings to share.

We’ll enjoy music, poetry and lively discussion as we say our final good-byes to QuianaDenae. This will be her last visit with us at UUGP.

Saturday May 13, 2023 4:00-6:00

Article II Study Commission LEARN IN!
This zoom based session will focus on learning the history of the UU Bylaws, providing an overview of the current proposed changes and share the ways you can engage the process before the vote in June of 2024. This session will only take place on zoom.
LINK: ART2 Learn in Sat 4:00 pm 

SOUUP Shared Service Sunday May 14, 2023 11:00 special time

We started our journey, “Hitting the Ground Running ” but we slowed down enough to ask, “What Are We Growing?”. Winter started to thaw. We wanted to know, “Are We There Yet?”. As we come to the end of our time together, it seems fitting to offer “Field Notes From the SOUUP Bowl”: An honest sharing of what I have learned, what I hope I have left and offer some ideas on the future. RVUUF Youtube live stream

March Visit

March Intern Visit!

Friends, I am excited to announce my upcoming visit to the SOUUP Communities- March 8-12. I have been working all across SOUUP to create a visit schedule that includes social and education opportunities and culminates with a shared SOUUP Sunday Service on March 12, 2023 at 11:00am. Note the special time. Below you’ll find details on where you connect with me and how to join us for Sunday Service. 
I look forward to being in fellowship! RVUUF Youtube live stream

QuianaDenae Perkins

Friday March 10, 2023 3:00-5:00

Room by Room: Building a Theological House

People often call Unitarian Universalism a faith where you can believe anything- that’s not true! Our faith has a strong theological foundation. This class, Room by Room, will explore our UU bedrock and give participants space to create their own theological

house. This session will be IN PERSON only.

All are invited to attend the Zoom Follow up session: Tuesday April 25 3:00 PT
Link will be shared on Mar 17, 2023

Friday March 10, 2023 6:00-7:30 Grants Pass Gathers

This Gathering will be an open house style event, come and go as needed. Open music and poetry will start at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday March 11 2:00- 4:00 Grants Pass Community Wide Planning

In this second session of planning, QuianaDenae will guide us in the creation of a community action plan that addresses our emerging needs and community aspiration.
All are invited even if you missed the December session. 

SOUUP Shared Service Sunday March 12, 2023 11:00 special time

Are We There Yet? A very nuanced question for a covenant based faith built to be expansive, living, and adaptable. What are our shared goals? How will we know we have arrived… in the liberal world we aspire to create? When will we know that work of collective liberation is done? What does it mean if we never arrive? This service will explore what it means to arrive in the shifting intersections of faith, fellowship and freedom.

This is a multi platform event!

Attend in person:

Grants Pass doors open at 10:30

Watch service in sanctuary with others:

Kmath: doors open at 10:45

RVUUF doors open at 10:30

Watch from home:

RVUUF Youtube live stream

Holiday Message

Link to Intern Minister QuianaDenae Perkins’ Holiday Message

Winter Visit Follow-up

Friends, my visit to SOUUP last week was amazing. I got to see so many people and make some great connections across the three communities. As requested, I am sharing the primer from the UU Cornerstone education session.

I’d be happy to discuss further in an my January Open Zoom- Tuesday January 18 3:00-4:00 Pastor QDP Weekly Open Zoom

Intern QuianaDenae Perkins will be in Southern Oregon for her Winter visit Wednesday December 1 through Sunday December 4, 2022.
She has been working with teams across SOUUP to create an interactive, social, spiritual and constructive experience that matches the needs of each community.
 Each community will have a chance to participate in UU Cornerstone, a space to learn more about UU history, theology and future. Grants Pass Gathers on Friday December 2, 2022 and will host an open space for music and poetry. Saturday December 3, QuianaDenae will lead Grant Pass in a Community wide planning session.

Sunday Dec 4 at 11:00 am SOUUP *special time*
everyone is invited to a shared worship service. QuianaDenae will be in Grants Pass for the in person service and the service will be available via youtube livestream.  In this sermon titled, What Are We Growing? QuianaDenae will explore the 8th Principle and Article II Study Commission.

We are all excited for this upcoming visit. It’s a special time for gathering, learning and growing. We hope you are able to join us. Questions can be directed to QuianaDenae at

QuianaDenae Winter Visit
Friday December 2 Grants Pass Gathers 4:00-6:00 in personThe GP Gathers: open house style event with music and poetry starting around 4:30
Saturday December 3 UU Cornerstone 10:00-12:00 In person
+ Zoom:UU Cornerstone Saturday 10:00 am 
UU Cornerstone: What are the Cornerstones of the UU Faith? What is the UU theological stance? What do UUs believe? This session will explore these topics. No RSVP is required.
Saturday December 3 Community Wide Planning 2:00-4:30 pm in personCommunity Wide Planning: QuianaDenae will lead the community in an assessment and planning session
Sunday December 4 Shared Worship 11:00 *special time in person SOUUP Sunday Service 11:00 amSunday Service: Doors will open at 10:15 for Coffee and Mingle

Open ZOOM Sessions with Intern Minister, QuianaDenae Perkins

Our intern Minister QuianaDenae Perkins will be hosting three open zoom sessions. 

What will happen in the zoom?  

Each session will include an introduction to QuianaDenae and her ministry, a chance for you to introduce yourself and close with some dreaming about the next year. 

Every ZOOM session is open and not designated to any one SOUUP community; come when it works best for you. No RSVP is required.

Questions? Email QuianaDenae at

Open Zoom Sessions


Tuesday Sept 13 3:00 pm

Tuesday Zoom Link

Thursday Sept 15 4:30 pm 

Thursday Zoom Link

Friday Sept 16 12:30 pm 

Friday Zoom Link

I am your new intern minister QuianaDenae Perkins.

I am originally from Minnesota and currently live in Ann Arbor Michigan. I am the mama bear of two teenage cubs. When I am not driving them around, I love being outdoors- hiking, camping, and nature photography are some of my favorite activities.

At this stage of my ministerial formation, interning for SOUUP is the perfect fit. There is a great deal of alignment between the needs of each community and my skills + desired areas of learning. We are starting from a place of abundance and joy!

Things to know:

  • My general work schedule is Sunday, Tuesday through Friday.
  • My primary work location will be Ann Arbor Michigan in the eastern time zone.
    • (SOUUP 6:00 pm is my QuianaDenae 9:00pm).
  • I can be reached by email:
  • VISIT: I will be visiting the area Sept 21-25. Please look in your community newsletter for more details on in person events and gatherings.

Where to find me:


Worship Leader

Rogue Valley

Sunday Sept 11 10:30 am


Sunday Sept 18 11:00 am


Sunday Sept 25 TBD

Grants Pass

Sunday Oct 2 10:30 AM

I am very excited about this coming year. I see the potential we have to grow together! In our social justice movement work, in our faith, and our sacred covenant to each other. Thank you for this opportunity!

QuianaDenae Perkins

Ministerial Intern

Southern Oregon UU Partnership