Unitarian Universalism in Athens, Georgia

Below and elsewhere in this site you’ll learn about the Unitarian Universalist (UU) tradition,  in general and the UU Fellowship of Athens in particular. Read on!

We sing and drum; we enjoy fourth Sunday lunches; and we host exceptional social events. Our future lies in engaging growth in all ages, and we have a strong interest in further developing our Lifespan Religious Exploration program. We’re proud of our professional staff, which includes a dynamic Music Director, extremely capable Congregational Administrator, energized Director of Religious Exploration, and talented pianist.

Sharing the Ministry

Shared Ministry and lay participation in all aspects of congregational life is important to us. With the Minister, our Worship Arts & Celebration Team helps plan and conduct the 10:30 AM Sunday worship service. The Forum Committee conducts the Adult Forum. The Pastoral Care Team receives extensive training in dealing with crises and personal needs of members and provides the care and support when needed. Our Care Rings provide casseroles, transportation, listening ears, and care to members in physical, emotional, or spiritual need. The Music Director and many volunteers organize choir, drum circle, and other events. Our Social Action Committee challenges both members of the Fellowship and members of the larger community to put our UU principles and values into action. The Goddess Group nurtures women’s spirituality. Our men gather for casual breakfasts and intense discussions. When the Minister is on sabbatical or summer vacation, our lay leaders, with help from our Community Minister, carry on in admirable fashion.

Our congregation is funny, active, and unique. We cook well; love to eat; raise children and guide dogs; enjoy baseball; travel; serve on local boards and in non-profit organizations; and participate in local plays, music groups, schools, and political organizations.