UUFA’s Partners, Pilgrims, and Pals

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens celebrates 25+ years of partnership with the Okland Unitarian Church in Okland, Transylvania (Romania).

 

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ReFreshing Our Okland, Romania Partnership For over 25 years, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens has been in partnership with the Unitarian Church in Okland, Romania. Through this relationship, friendships have been cultivated on both sides and a greater understanding by the United States congregation has developed into our Unitarian roots. The ministers have visited each other, groups of youth from Okland have come to the US, and pilgrims have gone from the US to Romania. So, where do we want to go in our next 25 years?  The UUFA’s Partner Church Team would like to deepen engagement and revitalize our relationship with the Okland church and community.  To do so, we have invited the Reverend Roger Bertschausen, Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, to help guide us through a ReFresh Weekend. The key component of the weekend will be a workshop on Saturday, March 30th from 10 – 2:30.

We will look at possible collaborative activities with the Transylvanian Unitarians such as a possible choir trip, a 2020 International Unitarian Youth Camp, and other exciting possibilities. Please join us at this event!  All are invited. Please R.S.V.P by with Michelle Leebens-Mack at 706-410-6454 or leebensmack@gmail.com.

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Our Partner Church was the Cause of the Month for October 2018

The UUFA continues to support its sister congregation and its missions. In the past, we have helped to establish a bakery and a dairy and helped to repair and maintain buildings.  In 2018, our Share the Plate contributions went towards providing stipends for five students.  Two of the students are attending the Unitarian seminary and three students are attending university.

 

The UUFA honors our Transylvanian roots and the 25+ year relationship with Okland 

With the renovation of the Fellowship building, one room has been dedicated to this 25-year relationship and our Transylvanian roots.  The former sofa room is now named the Kleiner Heritage Room.  Maps, pictures, books, ceramics, and many other items are now held in this room and given a place of importance.  Please come in and check it out!

Plaque to honor the Kleiner family and their generosity in supporting our connections to our Transylvanian Unitarian heritage
Wooden Transylvanian Unitarian symbol, Woodcut print, pottery

 

Where there is Faith
There is Love.
Where there is Love
There is Peace.
Where there is Peace
There is God
Where there is God
There is no Need.
— Hungarian Home Blessing

 

 

In 2015, UUFA members enjoyed a Pilgrimage to our sister Unitarian congregation in Oklánd, Transylvania (Romania). 

Watch this short video of our trip – https://youtu.be/THQ0qNwx4C0.