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News of the Week and Beyond

  • A Path Towards Money Maturity: February 13th, 1-5 p.m.
    Many people say that there are three things you don’t talk about in church: sex, politics and money. Isn’t it refreshing to be part of a congregation where we talk frankly and openly about sex and politics? OK, maybe two outta three ain’t bad. But what if we were able ...
  • February 2: Worship Arts and Celebrations Team
    You are invited to attend virtually the next meeting of the Worship Arts and Celebrations Team (WACT) on Tuesday, February 2,  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 ...
  • UUA’s 30 Days of Love: January 17 to February 15
    This year marks the ninth anniversary of the UUA’s 30 Days of Love campaign.  It is a period for intentional action, service, education, and reflection running from Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to Valentine’s Day focusing on how we might deepen the connection to our faith at this time.
  • February 7: Social Action Committee–Join us.
    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,  February 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, ...
  • February 10: 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, February 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., by clicking here. Questions? Contact Herb West.
  • January 26: Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition
    Interested in immigration issues? You are invited to attend the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition to be held virtually on Tuesday, January 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. To connect to Tuesday’s virtual meeting, click here. The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, comprised of members of some 15+ faith communities serving the Athens area, is dedicated to ...
  • Nominate a UUFA Volunteer to Be in the Spotlight!
    “Volunteers are love in motion!” – Author Unknown Do you know someone you would like recognized for their UUFA volunteer efforts? Please nominate them to be honored as a Spotlight Volunteer of the Month by clicking here, or feel free to email Carol Stanley. On behalf of your UUFA Volunteer Recognition Team:  Linda Landbloom, ...
  • Virtual Choir
    Have you ever wanted to try choir but didn’t have time? Try out virtual choir! You can participate every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Only the people in your living room can hear you sing, so no need to be shy! Join by clicking here.  Email Amber (musicdirector@uuathensga.org) UUFA Music Director, to ...
  • January 10 Forum Video Now Available
    Did you miss the January 10 Forum–The Up and Down Side of Confederate Monuments–with UGA doctoral student Irami Osei-Frimpong? Click here to watch.
  • General Assembly Matters: Your Vote Needed by January 29
    In order for the proposed Statement of Conscience (SOC) on Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy to be placed on the Final Agenda at General Assembly (GA) 2021, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all certified congregations must participate in the ballot vote. If that quota is met, delegates at GA will have ...
  • February 6: Worship Arts and Celebrations Team (WACT) Retreat
    For many decades, WACT–the Worship Arts and Celebrations Team–(formerly known as the Sunday Services Committee and the Worship Arts Committee) has helped shape the way we worship on Sunday morning. WACT is guided in its work by the concept of “shared ministry” in which the ministry of the congregation—and in ...
  • January Spotlight Volunteer of the Month: Julie Vesper Sapp
    We are so pleased to kick-off 2021 with honoring Julie Vesper Sapp as the UUFA Spotlight Volunteer of the Month. Julie has been involved in the life of the Fellowship beginning in the late 1980’s and then again since 2000. She is currently serving as co-chair of the Committee on ...
  • UUA General Assembly 2021: Registration Now Open
    The UUA Board of Trustees passed a resolution making the 2021 UUA General Assembly a 100% virtual event. Let’s reach record-breaking attendance on June 23-27, 2021. General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean ...
  • An Opportunity for Service: UUFA Family Promise Volunteer Facilitator
    UUFA Family Promise Volunteer Facilitator Mark Hodges is stepping away from this position.  Many thanks, Mark, for your service. In participating in the Family Promise program, UUFA partners with Holy Cross Lutheran Church in hosting several Athens area homeless families four weeks a year.  During each week, UUFA members and friends ...
  • Save the Date–February 28: UUA Common Read Discussion
    You are invited to attend the discussion of the 2021-22 Common Read: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry (Beacon Press, 2019). This discussion will be held virtually on Sunday, February 28, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Click here to be connected to the discussion. Click here to order your copy and/or to indicate ...
  • Small Group Ministry (SGM) Groups Spring Registration Open NOW
    Are you seeking more connections to UUFA? Do you want deeper conversations and closer contacts with other members? Joining a small group is a way to fulfill these desires.  Our UUFA SGM groups are meeting virtually on Zoom with several added benefits. There is no transportation or travel time needed maximizing ...
  • January 12: Second Lookers
    Second Lookers will meet on Tuesday, January 12, at noon, via Zoom.  Our guests will be Jackie and Bill Pierson. who will lead us in a Tai Chi and Qigong session  Dress comfortably, be ready to move with Jackie, and enjoy Bill’s accompanying music. Join the Zoom meeting from Second Lookers ...
  • January Cluster Recognition
    The January Cluster Recognition honors the current and recently retired coordinators of each of the five Care Rings in the Fellowship. As an extension of a caring ministry and in the practice of our UU Principles, Care Ring Coordinators keep their geographically-grouped members connected to one another during times of ...
  • January 16: Chalice Film Series Discussion
    On Saturday, January 16, at 4 p.m., you are invited to engage in a discussion of the YouTube video 13th. All participating in the discussion are asked to watch this 100-minute video prior to the January 16 discussion. A link on the UUFA Stay Connected page will connect you to the January 16 discussion. For ...
  • UUA Volunteers Needed: Apply by January 15
    What’s your vision for Unitarian Universalism? The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) seeks visionary and flexible Unitarian Universalists to serve the committees, commissions, and boards that work with staff and the UUA Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the Association. More than 150 volunteers serve across 25 UUA boards, commissions, committees, and panels ...
  • Joys, Sorrows, Milestones — Winter 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 worship service shared with you. Notes from the last four weeks are posted. To share your own Joy, Sorrow, or ...
  • Save the Date–February 27: New Day Rising Conference
  • 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. Lisa and the Pastoral Care Team. We’re all concerned about what’s happening, but is there something special ...

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