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  • October 24: Justice Partner (AADM) Event September 16, 2021
    For further information, click here. The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) is a 2021-22 UUFA Justice Partner.
  • September 18: Justice Partner (AADM) Event September 16, 2021
    For further information, click here. The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) is a 2021-22 UUFA Justice Partner.
  • October 9: LatinxFest September 5, 2021
    The Social Action Committee is sponsoring and invites you to attend the twelfth annual LatinxFest on Saturday, October 9 from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Athens. For more information, click here.
  • October 10: Social Action Committee September 5, 2021
    Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, October 10, beginning at noon virtually. Click here to connect to this meeting. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv. This listserv will let you know what transpires not only in the UUFA SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action. Everyone is encouraged to sign up! For more information, contact  Caryl Sundland.
  • September 28: Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition September 5, 2021
    Interested in immigration issues? You are invited to attend the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition to be held virtually on Tuesday, September 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, comprised of members of some 15+ faith communities serving the Athens area, is dedicated to offering hospitality, safety, and opportunities for all immigrants, regardless of status, to participate fully in our shared community.   This group traditionally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For further information including how to connect to the virtual meeting, contact UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team member John Olive.
  • September 26: Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team September 5, 2021
    You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team virtually on Sunday, September 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team serves to help UUFA to complete the renewal of our Welcoming Congregation recognition annually through education, advocacy, and action related to LGBT/TGQNB issues. To join this meeting, click here. For more information, contact Ynza Morningstar. For more information about the UUA Welcoming Congregation renewal, click here. Stay for the Alphabet Family Gathering thereafter.
  • Setpember 26: Alphabet Family Group September 5, 2021
    Do you identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum? Then come join us for fun and fellowship on September 26 from 6-8 p.m.! To join this meeting, click here. For further information, contact Ynza Morningstar.
  • September 19: Green Sanctuary Team September 5, 2021
    Join us for our monthly Green Sanctuary Team meeting to find out what actions our church is taking to defend Mother Earth and help us plan for the future. To join meeting, click here. For further information about the Green Sanctuary Committee, contact Mark Williams. To join the Green Sanctuary Team email list, click here to sign up.
  • Mondays in September: BLM Demonstrations August 13, 2021
    The UUFA Social Action Committee (SAC) invites you to join members of SAC and the local Indivisible group in staging Black Lives Matter demonstrations on the corner of Alps and Baxter Streets from noon until 1 p.m. every Monday in September. Join with sign or without. All are welcome! For additional information, contact Iva King.
  • September 9: Racial Justice Team September 10, 2021
    You are invited to join the next meeting of Racial Justice Team on Thursday, September 9, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This group is exploring the 2021-22 UUFA goal of “engaging in dismantling white supremacy including the intersectional aspects of environmental and economic injustice,” and your insights are valued and needed. Click here to join via Zoom, or join via the Stay Connected page. The Racial Justice Team is currently meeting the second Thursdays of each month. For further information, contact Lay Minister Kate Blane.
  • September 5-19: UUFA Family Promise Weeks September 10, 2021
    UUFA will once again be hosting Family Promise families along with Holy Cross Lutheran Church September 5 through September 19.. The host facility will be Milledge Avenue Baptist Church located at 1690 S. Milledge Avenue VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EACH DAY: Morning Host, 7:00-10:30 AM Midday Host, 10:30-2:00 Afternoon Host, 2:00-5:00 Evening Host, 5:00-8:00 Evening Meal Preparer Overnight Hosts (2), 8:00 PM-8:00 AM Volunteers for van drivers may also be requested but details about transportation needs will be determined closer to September 5. UPDATES New info for meal preparers and evening hosts: Hosts can now serve the evening meal Family Style as was done prior to the pandemic. This means that all guests will serve themselves from the same dishes. Meal preparers won’t have to divide the food into separate portions for each family. Yay!  Much easier! As before, meal preparers should drop off the food between 6:00 and 6:15, placing it on the table inside the back door entrance (next to the parking lot on the right side of the church). Evening hosts can assist the guests in carrying their food upstairs, and they are free to eat with the guests. Evening hosts are requested to put the leftovers in the refrigerator after 30-45 minutes in case there are late diners. There are currently three families, 13 guests total: Tina and Jared have six children–Nevaeh (18), Tivann (17), Tiriyana (15), Kiriyana (15), Jayon (11), and Jaleb (10). Food allergies are pork, beef, mushrooms, and red dye 40. Nadia has one child, Faith (11). She is allergic to mushrooms. Shamyra (Shy) has two children–Malachi (7) and Elijah (6). No food allergies. They have requested juices or drinks with dinner but they do not have any food preferences. TO SIGN UP Click on the link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090f4ca5aa29a4fe3-fpainterfaith If you have not received FP training, it is available at:   https://familypromise.org/volunteer-training-videos For further information, contact UUFA Family Promise Coordinators Becky Parker and Fran Cawthon
  • September 5: Social Action Committee September 10, 2021
    Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, September 5, beginning at noon virtually. Click here to connect to this meeting. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv. This listserv will let you know what transpires not only in the UUFA SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action. Everyone is encouraged to sign up! For more information, contact  David Jarrett.  
  • CANtributions and Diaper Drive Collections August 10, 2021
    Any CANtributions and diapers received at the Fellowship will reach their final destinations–the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank and the immigrant community of Athens respectively–thanks to the transporting efforts of Diane Bridges and Julie Sapp. Call Congregational Administrator Shaye Gambrell (706-546-7914) to make sure someone at the Fellowship can receive your donations. For more information, contact Karen Solheim.
  • June 27: Alphabet Family July 9, 2021
    Do you identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum? Then come join us for fun and fellowship on June 27 from 6-8 p.m.! To join this meeting, click here. For further information, contact Ynza Morningstar.
  • May 23: Alphabet Family May 24, 2021
    Do you identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum? Then come join us for fun and fellowship on May 23 from 6-8 p.m.! To join this meeting, click here. For further information, contact Ynza Morningstar.
  • March 7: Social Action Committee March 8, 2021
    Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, March 7, beginning at noon virtually. Click here to connect to this meeting. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv. This listserv will let you know what transpires not only in the UUFA SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action. Everyone is encouraged to sign up! For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett. The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. —————————————————————————————
  • Wednesdays: Diaper Drive and CANtribution Collection January 19, 2021
    You are invited literally to drive by UUFA (in the parking lot) EVERY Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. to drop off diapers for the Athens immigrant community and/or nonperishable food items for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. Please remember the food bank does not accept expired food. Please read the UUFA Phase One Opening Guidelines, which include wearing your face mask and distancing physically. For further information, contact Diane Bridges. Not a fan of driving or shopping but still want to give?  Monetary contributions are gratefully received. Give here; choose “Diapers &/or Cans” and then note any appropriate memo for your gift.