Joys, Sorrows, Milestones – Fall 2020

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In keeping with our “Sharing Our Joys, Sorrows, and Milestones” procedure (click on the blue link for details), the following people asked to have their notes from a recent Sunday worship service shared with you. Notes from the last four weeks are posted.

To share your own Joy, Sorrow, or Milestone, link to the form here.

Week of November 15

My sweet dog, Donya, was diagnosed with very late stage cancer three weeks ago. She went to doggie heaven Nov. 2. She was a wonderful companion and I miss her. ~ Elizabeth Bishop-Martin

A joy: I’m Excited about being back in Georgia and joining with you all in this parish. ~ Charlie Hanson – new to this parish

Week of November 1

I am happy to announce that my first Great Great Nephew James Francisco Moellering was born Oct 21 at over 21 inches and 8 1/4 lbs. I just learned too that his cousin is due in this world on May 17! I’ll be a Great Great Aunt times two! ~ Janice Simon

Week of October 25

I would like to thank the sewing ladies for the lovely lap quilt and Deb Brenner for bringing it out and visiting. I’m self- isolating. ~ Ange Kahn

Annette and Richard lost a dear friend in mid October. Then on Oct. 26 a first cousin in New Jersey died at age 95. There were ZOOM services for the cousin. But we are still very sad. ~ Annette Bergins

Week of October 18

Please keep Gary in your thoughts and prayers as he is battling Shingles. He has been sick for about 4 weeks with this debilitating disease.
~ Lynn Rinker

Week of October 11

My joy is that I had the wonderful opportunity to share last weekend with about 40 other members of UUFA at The Mountain. It was gorgeous weather. We enjoyed hiking and visiting with each other. We were able to watch the service on Sunday to worship and sing together. It was truly fantastic! ~ Carol-Lee Baker

I’m asking for prayers and support for Sunnie who is being admitted to the hospital today. Her kidneys are failing due to diabetes. ~ Ila Sharik

My dear step-sister, who lives in Twickenham England, has severe osteoporosis. She has painful fractures in her spinal column. She would love to have prayers or healing thoughts sending her way. Her name is Judith Ord-Hume ~ Rosemary Woodel

Ange fell down stairs and had to go to the ER. Nothing’s broken, thankfully, but she reports it is awfully painful. She’s with her kids and plans to sleep for a long time! ~ Ange Kahn

Kevin’s wife, Meghan, had the baby today. Welcome to Milledge David Barnes Sweat. “Mills” weighed in at five pounds and seven ounces. He and his parents, Kevin and Meghan, are doing well. Mills is our first grandchild. ~ Kay Giese and David Sweat

Week of September 27

Lee Cornell shares that with great celebration his oldest son Matthew has his first full time job. Between the economy and the pandemic it has been a hard road for new college graduates. Matthew will be an IT tech for the Piedmont Regional Library System.

Requesting prayers and healing energy for my sister who is in the ICU in Fayetteville. Her spleen has been removed and will be put on dialysis.~ Joy Carrell

This morning, as he was leaving Publix, John fell in their parking lot, and as a result, landing on his nose and face. The result was a broken nose, two fractured wrists, and a fracture of John’s left elbow. He is using a sling for a couple of months. All of the damage is reparable. It could have been worse, and other than a lot of isolation at home, and 3 upcoming (not major) surgeries, he is grateful he did not suffer irreparable injuries. He’s advised to remain at home other than for doctor visits, for 2-3 months.~ Submitted by Scott Mason for John Muthe

I will be moving to Kay and Stu For’s apartment for a few months until I can move in to Presbyterian Village Athens in early February.~ Jean Bleyle

Week of September 20

Ange Kahn announces that her daughter, Aimee Kahn-Foss, and Michael Halbert were married on Friday September 18th at his parents home in Atlanta.  Aimee grew up in the Fellowship and is currently Director of Admissions at Agnes Scott  College.

Myrna Adams West says thank you for the cards, emails, e-cards, flowers, thoughts, prayers, calls, and other tokens of care from members of this Beloved Community. The third bladder surgery this year was more extensive than expected, but, each day she feels stronger and better. Your expressions of love and care are healing blessings to her body and soul.

Week of September 13

Congratulations are in order to Paul Van Valkenburg, Iva King,and the entire Social Action Committee on receiving a grant from the Fund for UU Social Responsibility to support local Get Out the Vote efforts in Athens-Clarke County in partnership with UUFA’s two Justice Partners: the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and the Economic Justice Coalition.

Mark Williams was recently bitten by a brown recluse spider. After emergency room treatment he is feeling better and recuperating at home.

Week of September 6

John and I are sad and relieved to have moved out of our home for 30 years. During that time we had two kids married, 6 grandchildren born, John got tenure and I started the OT program at Brenau. A rich thirty years, many of which were celebrated on our back deck. Time for the next adventure-and in a one story home! ~ Barbara Schell

I want to thank all the lovely people who have sent cards, especially those I don’t see on facebook ~ Rosemary Woodel

Friday evening Donna Clement and I blended our families in a simple but sweet ceremony officiated by Kelli McConnell. We are thankfulTo have been able to Zoom the service toll so our families out of state and sick could still be present. ~ Lee Cornell

Healing thoughts and love to Garrett’s wife Karina who was diagnosed with COVID last Monday. ~ Lee Cornell

Week of August 30

On Friday, August 28th Will and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. ~ Marguerite Holmes

John and I are sad and relieved to have moved out of our home for 30 years. During that time we had two kids married, 6 grandchildren born, John got tenure, and I started the OT program at Brenau. A rich thirty years, many of which were celebrated on our back deck. Time for the next adventure-and in a one story home! ~ Barbara Schell

I want to thank all the lovely people who have sent cards, especially those I don’t see on facebook. ~ Rosemary Woodel

We had to say goodbye to our beautiful Izzy Wednesday afternoon. She was the best dog. I will miss her always. ~ Shaye Gambrell

Week of August 16

Ange Kahn: I have been diagnosed with arthritis of the spine and going to Emory Neurology/Rheumatology Clinics Sept 8. Appreciate positive vibes for healing.

Janice Simon: My recent sorrow is that my beloved Corgi Alfie, who I had since a puppy, crossed the Rainbow Bridge August 5 at the age of 17 years & 8 months. He let me know it was time by refusing to eat for three days. He was a true love and will be in my heart forever. My Joy is that I have a new fur companion, a miniature dachshund of 7 months, that I’ve named Gabby. She is adorable and makes me laugh.