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  • Side with Love Webinar Series: Taking a Deeper Look at the Breathe Act In collaboration with UUSC, Side With Love is offering an exciting new webinar series to deepen our collective activism and participation in the Movement for Black Lives. We invite you to participate in Taking A Collective Breath: Deepening our alignment with the Movement for Black Lives, a five-session series built around the elements ...
  • August 8: UUFA Justice Partner Town Hall “Black Votes Matter”     For further information about this event sponsored by the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM), a 2020-21 UUFA Justice Partner, click here.
  • Black Lives Matter and UUFA–Where Do We Go From Here? We find ourselves in tumultuous times with seismic shifts in opinion on such matters as “How much should our police resemble our military?” and “When calling for reform, what language should we use?” Members of the UUFA Black Lives Matter Task Force would like to know what you think about ...
  • August 8: World Cafe Two opportunities to connect: Join us for a World Cafe style conversation hosted by DRE, Kelli McConnell and Heather Jensen, our new Lay Minister of Yearning…as we explore the question What is like to (be a) parent during this pandemic? This conversation is open to our RE Families and any ...
  • Suzanne Reeves Has Masks Available! Free to UUFA members and friends!  If you need one, feel free to call her ((706) 850-7441). She says she has many with ribbons or bias tape that tie behind the head. She is also making some now with elastic.
  • Scott visits with Kelly Simonson and the UUFA Communications Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDU4sO8q9s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utuchmYZjGk&feature=youtu.be
  • Have You Visited the UUA Lately? UUFA’s denomination–the Association of Unitarian Universalists (UUA)–is alive and well in this time. While the offices in Boston remain closed to all but essential staff, they are open for business virtually. If you missed it at this year’s General Assembly, take a moment to click on the video box on UUA ...
  • Book Talks 2020-2021 Virtual Schedule Book Talks has met at UUFA for over twenty years! The tradition continues. For a link to this meeting online, email Shaye (uufa@uuathensga.org). For questions about the group, call or email Clarissa Finco (706-543-6064, clarissa.finco@gmail.com). This year’s books are the following: August 9, 2020 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones September 13, 2020 ...
  • August 9 Forum: Mayor Kelly Girtz Join Mayor Kelly Girtz as he talks about the visionary steps that he and the ACC Commission have taken and want to implement to keep Athens the thriving community it is. UUFA Forums are held on second, third, and fifth Sundays from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. For more information including how to ...
  • August 17: UUFA Drum Circle Begins The Palms of Fire Drum Circle meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the UUFA patio and virtually HERE beginning August 17. Learn West African rhythms and rhythms of the African diaspora. Play for fun, for worship services, and out and about in the community. Contact UUFA Music Director, Amber Fetner, to reserve ...
  • August 19: Let’s Communicate! The Communications Team invites creative, techy, and fun people to work with getting the UUFA word out! Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Herb West.  
  • Joys, Sorrows, Milestones – Summer 2020 Recently Shared 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 service shared with you. Notes from the last four weeks are posted. To share your own Joy, Sorrow, or Milestone, ...
  • August 12: UU the Vote Organizing School Find out more and sign up here!
  • August 25: Interfaith Sanctuary Coaliion Interested in immigration issues? You are invited to attend the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition to be held virtually on Tuesday, August 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information about connecting to Tuesday’s virtual meeting, contact Karen Solheim. The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, comprised of members of some 15+ faith communities serving the Athens area, ...
  • August 16 Forum: Meet the Interim Minister Learn more about UUFA Interim Minister Lisa Schwartz as she introduces herself and answers questions about who she is. UUFA Forums are held on second, third, and fifth Sundays from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. For more information including how to join virtually, click here.
  • View This Sunday’s Service Online! (Click for the link.) Visit this page for the live stream link on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and to watch other UUFA videos: https://www.uuathensga.org/online/  
  • UPDATE: Anyone have a lawn mower to donate? UPDATE! It’s another UU miracle! UUFA’s gas-powered mower was able to be repaired for a modest amount. However, the Building and Grounds Committee would like to continue this ask for a donation to be used as a back up. There is space in the shed for two mowers. Battery-powered, electric or gas-powered ...
  • August 5: Let’s Communicate! The Communications Team invites creative, techy, and fun people to work with getting the UUFA word out! Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Herb West.  
  • August 23: Alphabet Family Group Do you identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum? Then come join us for fun and fellowship on the fourth Sunday of every month from 6-8 p.m.! To join this meeting, click here. For further information, contact Morgan Henry.  
  • August 23: Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team on Sunday, July 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. This meeting ...
  • August Spotlight Volunteer of the Month Is Andy Case! On behalf of the Volunteer Recognition Team (VRT), we are pleased to honor Andy Case as our Spotlight Volunteer for August. Andy’s contributions to the Committee on Shared Ministry as chair and for leading the assessment of the Lay Ministry program have not gone unnoticed. We appreciate his time and ...
  • August 15: Chalice Film Series Discussion You are invited to participate in the next Chalice Film Series Discussion. The next film in this series is Suppressed: The Fight To Vote by Brave New Films (37 minutes 54 seconds). Click the video viewer below to watch the film. Connie Bruce will facilitate the discussion on Saturday, August 15, online ...
  • Michelle Leebens-Mack Discusses Her Program at Emory and Our Sister Congregation in Oakland, Transylvania https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDcRSzdmmA&feature=youtu.be  
  • Athens Anti Discrimination Movement, a UUFA Social Justice Partner, Sends Gifts to Families of Deceased The Athens Anti Discrimination Movement (AADM) recently sent gifts of comfort to some of the families of recent victims of racist violence: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshaud Brooks. The gifts included a handmade quilted square with their name embroidered in a heart, a hand crocheted afghan, handmade soap, ...
  • Happy Feet for Socks of Love! Sunday’s AWE-fest felt like a love-fest! Thank you so much for being in shared ministry with me these last ten years…and for the wonderful gift of socks that will last for the next ten years! Check out the colorful, glorious array. Several socks did not identify their giver, or cards ...
  • August Board Notes by Scott Mason, UUFA Board President Some call it “being in the zone” or “getting totally focused.” Others talk about “when everything clicks.”  The experience transcends normal consciousness, leading us to extraordinarily heightened awareness, and feelings of complete confidence.  “Flow.” Runners know flow.  You stop thinking about how you’re running, your posture ...
  • August 9: Getting to Know UU Fellowship of Athens Are you new to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens? Are you new to UUism? Do you have questions about the worship service? …the UUFA is where questioning can be the answer! Drop-in and meet some old-timers, meet others who are exploring, and get your questions answered. We will meet on the second Sunday of ...
  • Stay Connected Activities Survey UUFA Members and Friends: We hope you are safe and doing as well as possible during these challenging pandemic times. Not being together in person is person is so difficult. In addition to regularly scheduled Sunday services/activities/meetings, we have offered a variety of online Stay Connected options. Knowing that usual activities ...
  • August 4: Worship Arts and Celebrations Team You are invited to attend virtually the next meeting of the Worship Arts and Celebrations Team (WACT) on Tuesday, August 4,  beginning at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to attend a meeting whether you want to observe, want give feedback or input, or are considering participating in planning and conducting worship ...
  • Share Joys, Sorrows & Milestones (Click for link) Stay In Touch! Although we are sheltering in place and keeping physically distant from each other, we need not sever all connections. Please follow this link to communicate your Joys, Sorrows, and Milestones to Rev. Alison and the Pastoral Care Team. We’re all concerned about what’s happening, but is there something special ...

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