UUFA News

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Why are we still signing in?

Why are we still signing in? The Membership Committee responds with the short and long answers.

Platinum Rule

We’ve all memorized the Golden Rule: Treat others as YOU would like to be treated. Turns out there’s a higher standard: The Platinum Rule, which says: treat others as THEY WANT to be treated. And as we honor each other’s worth and dignity it’s important to acknowledge that everyone has the right to set their own boundaries.

Bridging Ceremony in July

All are invited to join the UUFA in a special Bridging Ceremony in which we celebrate our newest young adult and youth group members. The ceremony will take place during service on Sunday, July 31st at 10:30 AM.

Don Smith Died June 29

It’s with sadness that I write to tell you of the passing of Don Smith on Wednesday, June 29th, after sudden health complications. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Worship in July

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. July’s Cause of the Month is Project Safe domestic violence shelter, and this month’s theme is “Open the Window to Restoration.”   

UUFA Programs & Meetings on Summer Hiatus

Community Potluck, Palms of Fire Drum Circle and Chalice Choir Practice are on summer hiatus and will resume in August. Potluck returns in September.

UU Denominational News & Events

We weep for the millions of people and families that will be harmed–physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally–because of this decision. We mourn that this ruling rolls back many decades of advances for reproductive health, rights, and justice. And we sit with the numbness, despair, and anger we feel knowing that white Christian nationalist misogyny has won the day.

UUFA Art Exhibit “Black in White” Runs Through July

Reception immediately after the worship service in the Welcome Hall and on the UUFA Patio. “. . . I look for what is forgotten in a shared history, and I use that past to interrogate our present condition.” Rodney Grainger

What’s Up with the Board – June 2022

We tidied up the 2021-2022 program year and looked ahead to 2022-2023 as we welcomed new Board members who will take office July 1. Get the details here!

Upcoming Justice Events, Activities, and Meetings

UUFA Justice Partner Economic Justice Coalition releases info on Justice Fest 2022. Get your tickets now! Also, find info here on other activities, events, and programs promoting justice in the Athens community.

Message from Rev. Lisa

This ending of an interim ministry, containing as it does a new beginning, almost feels like a graduation.

Summer Family & Youth Events

Don’t miss youth kayaking, Family Dinner time, and a family-friendly community service opportunity in June.