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  • Time and Talent as a PARES Tutor? January 21, 2019At present, seven UUFA members and friends are tutoring, and two members are beginning at Robotics Club at Alps Road Elementary School; however, individuals are always needed to assist with tutoring. Interested in tutoring? Contact UUFA PARES liaison Caryl Sundland  ((csundland@aol.com). Please save the Save the Dates for the following PARES Time and Talent Opportunities: April 11 Spring Fling, 6 p.m. May 3   Career Day         May 8  Alps Got Talent May 10 Field Day About the PARES Program: At the May 2018 Congregational Meeting, UUFA voted to participate in the Athens-Clarke County’s Adopt-a-School Program by being in partnership with Alps Road Elementary School. UUFA is the first nonprofit organization in Athens-Clarke County to participate in the Adopt-a-School Program! ——————————————————————————————
  • February 6: Dinner Sponsored by FREE January 20, 2019 Please join us for dinner sponsored by FREE (Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating) on Wednesday February 6,  at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The theme this year are bowls – grains, vegetables protein, and sauces.   Suggested donation for dinner is $5-10 (wine is extra). The dinners are fundraisers for buying farmer market tokens for low income families, buying food extras for the Our Daily Bread meal, hosting Enjoyable Entertainment Events, and supporting Sweet Olive Animal Sanctuary. To RSVP for planning purposes or for questions, contact Kate Blane (raya_mead@yahoo.com). FREE is part of the Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————–
  • February 3: Social Action Committee (SAC) January 20, 2019Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, February 3, beginning at noon in conference room. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv here: http://lists.uuathensga.org/listinfo.cgi/social_action-uuathensga.org 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! FYI–SAC meetings are usually held the first Sunday of the month. For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com). The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. —————————————————————————–
  • January 2019 PARES Update January 21, 2019At present, seven UUFA members and friends are tutoring and two members are beginning at Robotics Club at Alps Road Elementary School. A breakfast for parents will be held on January 29, and food is needed. Interested in helping? Contact UUFA PARES liaison Caryl Sundland  ((csundland@aol.com). Please save the Save the Dates for the following PARES Time and Talent Opportunities: April 11 Spring Fling, 6 p.m. May 3   Career Day         May 8  Alps Got Talent May 10 Field Day About the PARES Program: At the May 2018 Congregational Meeting, UUFA voted to participate in the Athens-Clarke County’s Adopt-a-School Program by being in partnership with Alps Road Elementary School. UUFA is the first nonprofit organization in Athens-Clarke County to participate in the Adopt-a-School Program! ——————————————————————————————-
  • CANtributions 2018 and 2019 January 8, 2019At the end of 2018, UUFA was in fourth place in the friendly competition among 25 faith communities, CANtributing 2500 nonperishable food items to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank!  Many thanks to all who CANtributed in 2018. The wicker basket is willing and able to receive your donations of nonperishable food items, and cash or checks are also welcome. Please put the following in the memo line of your check donation: “Food Bank” and 1-8016. Current targeted items are peas, saltines, and cereal. Could you consider a CANtribution of one item a day? Or every other day? Or consider a birthday challenge (bring one item for each year you’re celebrating)? For further information, contact Karen Solheim, SAC member. This initiative is hosted by the Social Action Committee (SAC), a part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ———————————————————————————–
  • UUFA Diaper Driver–Thank You and Diapers Needed for 2019 January 16, 2019The UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team (SMT) sponsored four diaper drives in 2018. Many thanks to all who contributed! However, the need for diapers for immigrant families in the Athens area continues, so the Diaper Drive continues in 2019. All sizes are needed. Please place the diapers you bring near the CANtribution basket. Questions?  Contact SMT member Nancy MacNair (ncmacnair@gmail.com) The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ———————————————————————————-
  • January 11: Justice Partner Opportunity January 13, 2019The UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team invites you to participate in a Cars Caravan sponsored by Dignidad Inmigrante En Athens–the February 2019 Cause of the Month– on Friday, January 11, beginning at 4 p.m. to raise awareness about no more arrests for driving without a license. For more information, click here. ————————————————————————————  
  • January 9: Dinner Sponsored by FREE January 9, 2019 Please join us for dinner sponsored by FREE (Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating) on Wednesday January 9,  at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. The theme this year are bowls – grains, vegetables protein, and sauces.   Suggested donation for dinner is $5-10 (wine is extra). The dinners are fundraisers for buying farmer market tokens for low income families, buying food extras for the Our Daily Bread meal, hosting Enjoyable Entertainment Events, and supporting Sweet Olive Animal Sanctuary. To RSVP for planning purposes or for questions, contact Kate Blane (raya_mead@yahoo.com). FREE is part of the Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————–
  • Justice Partner Opportunities January 9, 2019     Click here to read the latest from the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, a UUFA Justice Partner.       ————————————————————————————
  • January 17 and 18: Our Daily Bread Time and Talent Opportunity January 20, 2019What’s cooking? Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, January 17, at 2 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, January 18, from 11:30 to 1 to serve the meal. Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and a sack meal on the weekends. Annually, this program provides more than 60,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women, and children in need and offers a gateway to other transformational services. Partnering with more than 70 volunteer groups. Our Daily Bread in Athens has served meals seven days per week, 365 days per year since 1989. Questions? Contact David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com or 706.338.2798). Our Daily Bread outreach is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. ——————————————————————————–
  • January 21: Athens-Clarke Third Annual MLK Day Parade and Festival January 21, 2019 You are invited to join the UUFA Social Action Committee (SAC) and Palms of Fire Drum Circle on Monday, January 21, in marching in the Athens-Clarke Third Annual MLK Parade. The parade begins at 3 p.m., honoree ceremony and festivities will follow 4:00-6:00. Please wear your Side with Love s and/or UUFA t-shirt. For more information about this event, click here . More specific information exactly where to meet on January 21 will be forthcoming. Questions?  Contact David Jarrett, SAC Chair:  daviduufa@gmail.com. —————————————————————————————–  
  • January 22: Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition January 8, 2019You are invited to the next meeting of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition to be held on Tuesday, January 22, from  7-8:30 p.m. at Oconee Street UMC. 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, contact UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team member Nancy MacNair (ncmacnair@gmail.com). ———————————————————————————–
  • January 20: Sanctuary Movement Team January 20, 2019Interested in immigrant justice within the Athens community and ways you can help? Join us for the next gathering of the Sanctuary Movement Team on third Sunday of the month–January 20–beginning at noon-ish in the conference room, just off the Welcome Hall. To join the Sanctuary Movement Team listserv, first click the headline above and then click here or go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uufa-sanctuary-movement-team/join. Need more information?  Contact Nancy MacNair (ncmacnair@gmail.com or 706.546.5237) or visit http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary. The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ——————————————————————————-
  • January 13: Green Sanctuary Team January 13, 2019The Green Sanctuary Team is meeting January 13 after the service (12:15) in the Ocean Room at UUFA. The agenda will focus on upcoming events and beyond. The Green Sanctuary Team welcomes UUFA members and friends who care about living sustainably, want to learn more about the environment, seek worship and celebration of our natural world, and work toward environmental justice.  In other words, if you love to hike in the woods, plant a garden, eat vegan foods, buy fair trade products, shop local farmers markets, recycle everything you can, understand climate change, meditate at the beach, listen to the wind in the trees, discover better composting methods, and/or share your knowledge with others, the Green Sanctuary Team needs you! Let us hear your voice. There will be chocolate and gluten-free vegan cookies, too! Contact Dan Everett (drdan.everett@gmail.com), Larry Dendy (ldendy@uga.edu), and or Elizabeth Weaver (ejsweaver@gmail.com) for more information. The Green Sanctuary Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————-
  • January 6: Social Action Committee (SAC)– January 8, 2019Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, January 6, beginning at noon in conference room. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv here: http://lists.uuathensga.org/listinfo.cgi/social_action-uuathensga.org 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! FYI–SAC meetings are usually held the first Sunday of the month. For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com). The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. —————————————————————————–
  • March 2: A Few Seats Remain! January 1, 2019 Are you interested in joining other UUFA members and friends in going to the visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum that opened earlier this year in Montgomery, Alabama? This one-day chartered bus trip is planned for Saturday, March 2, 2019, exact times tbd. Approximate cost is $100 (bus rental and admission costs), and financial scholarships may be available. A few seats remain.  Please click here—https://goo.gl/forms/OdXL9eD0mMAlhazA2—by January 15 to reserve your spot. Questions?  Contact Ange Kahn (angekahn@gmail.com). This event is being organized by the Social Action Committee (SAC), a part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————–