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The Alliance is an affinity group affiliated with the Outreach Network. It is our oldest group and has been in existence almost as long as First Unitarian itself!

Its main project is the “Continuing Bazaar” thrift store located in First Unitarian’s Gore Hall. You may shop Tuesdays during the Alliance meeting and Sundays after the service. We also hold a Christmas Boutique each December and a Yard Sale each spring.

Proceeds from the store go to local charities that the Alliance supports.


The Alliance meets each Tuesday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in Gore Hall to sort donated items and plan activities. (The meeting-at-large is at Noon.) Our general pattern is:

1st Tuesday of the month the Alliance Board meets in the Library before the meeting at large.
2nd Tuesday is potluck lunch, or we make plans to dine out. (The rest of the time is BYO lunch.)
3rd Tuesdays we gather in the kitchen at 10:00 am to make sandwiches for the homeless.
4th Tuesdays and 5th Tuesdays may have a speaker of note.
Of course, each month things may vary slightly. Please check the current monthly Alliance article below for schedule details.

How to Join

Most of our members are from both the First Unitarian Church and the University Unitarian Universalist Society, but you do not have to be a church member to join. Everyone of all ages is welcome to join in body or spirit. Some are able to come and sort each Tuesday; others can come only  to help with the special rummage sales each semester. Others are not able to come, but still send their annual membership dues in support of the Alliance’s work. See our treasurer for dues information.

Officers and More Info

Current Officers
President – Charlotte Fleming
1st Vice President-sales – Jean Cawelti
2nd Vice President-programs – Arlene Delleur
Recording Secretary – Patty Reynolds
Corresponding Secretary – Ellen Hone
Treasurer – Cathy Spoone

For more information about the Alliance, please email us at alliance@orlandouu.org or pop by a Tuesday meeting. New members and guests are always welcome!