There are seven principles and six sources of faith forming the backbone of Unitarian Universalism.

On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. at the Tuolumne County Emergency Services Building, 18440 Striker Court, just off Tuolumne Road.

In her talk “Artists that Parent the Future”, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County minister, the Rev. Sonya Sukalski, will address the sixth UU source: Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life. Special music will be provided by Marguerite Close and Becky Miller-Cripps. Coffee and discussion follow the service.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets in Sonora on the first and third Sundays and in Douglas Flat on the second and fourth Sundays in Sonora. All are welcome.

For more information, go online to, or call (209) 533-8883.

“Forrest Sings … for Supper,” a benefit concert for St. Patrick’s Matthew 25, will be presented on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Parish Hall, 98 W. Jackson St., Sonora.

A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The featured performer will be Forrest Marion, who will present the event as his senior project. Guest performers will be the Jazz@8 vocal group, pianist Robert Combs, and flutist Sandra Betti.

Pre-sale tickets cost $25 per person and are available at St. Patrick’s Parish Office in Sonora (209-532-7139) or All Saints Parish Office in Twain Harte (209-586-3161). Tickets at the door will cost $30.

All monies raised will go to St. Patrick’s Matthew 25 Program, which provides a free breakfast for the hungry and homeless every Tuesday and Thursday at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County will hold its annual Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown Friday, Feb. 8, at the Sonora Elks Lodge, 100 Elk Drive in Sonora.

A live auction will include chocolate goodies and other items suitable for Valentine’s Day gifts. Sauces by Chef Dave will be available for purchase.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., and the $35 per person cost will include a catered buffet dinner and appetizers.

Tickets can be purchased at The Mountain Bookshop in The Junction shopping center in East Sonora, or by calling (209) 962-0805.

The First Congregational Church in Murphys will hold its eighth annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival Feb. 9 at the church.

The festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and will offer unlimited tasting of about 70 different chocolate creations and an opportunity to buy them. Wine tasting also will be offered

Tickets cost $12 per person.

The church is at the corner of Church and Algiers streets, one block from the Murphys Hotel.