This Month (& beyond!) at UUFA

July Highlights

Look for this info online at uuathensga.org/UUFA. Check the uuathensga.org/upcoming-uufa-events online calendar and uuathensga.org/news page for updates. 

Friction Farm – Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay – join us again to lead a musical service on July 7th. Learn more about their music here: https://frictionfarm.com/

Shine On All are invited to attend SUUSI this summer July 21-27 in Radford, VA. The Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute is an intentional community of UUs and kindred spirits, including all ages and races, LGBTQIA+ friendly, singles, and families. Attendees enjoy adventures from outdoor hikes to board game to nightlife to crafts to worship. Visit SUUSI.org to get the latest information and follow SUUSI on Facebook and Instagram

UUFA Summer Invitational Art Show For the next exhibit in our art gallery, you’ll find something different! “The Claire and Robert Clements Summer Invitational” will feature UUFA artists and artists who have shown or are scheduled to show in the gallery. Come for the Opening Reception on June 28th, 4:00-6:00 pm. The show will run from Sunday, June 30th through Sunday, September 29th. 

Learn more here:



Let’s Get Together in July!

Virtual Only – V       Multi-platform – MP

All are welcome at these UUFA meetings and events!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. – MP

Sundays following the worship services, Community and Conversation, 11:30 a.m. – MP


Children and Youth will meet all together on July 21 and 28 to participate in 10:30 a.m. religious exploration. On July 7 and 14 they will worship in the sanctuary.

 For Children  Contact Dir. of Religious Exploration Kahla (DRE@uuathensga.org) to receive updates.  

 For Youth and Young Adults Contact DRE Kahla during Meredyth’s maternity leave. 

July 21, 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Intergenerational Membership Class (available to those 12 and up)

 For Adults

Writing as a Spiritual Practice and Book Talks will resume in September.

July 7 & 21, 12:30 p.m. – Historical Jesus Book Discussion Do you want to learn more about the historical Jesus? Based on historical research, much is now known about his life and his teachings and how they fit into the context of his time. In this group we read and discuss various perspectives by scholars about the historical Jesus. We do not address Christian theological questions; those are matters of faith, not history. Paul Gurian, who has led similar groups, facilitates. 

July 21, 2 p.m. – Goddess Group (MP) meets third SundaysThe group is a circle of persons who identify as female that gathers monthly to study “Thealogy,” the feminine aspect of the Divine. The group uses curricula designed by the UU Women’s Federation and other women-centered organizations and individuals to explore their inner goddess. They engage in ritual, conversation, sharing, and caring as a ministry to each other and others within the greater community. Contact the facilitators at  goddess@uuathensga.org for more information and specifics about the gatherings and other activities. 

Making Music

Questions? Contact Music Director Amber Fetner (md@uuathensga.org).

 For Everyone

Palms of Fire and the Chalice Choir are on hiatus in July. 

July 7 – Friction Farm – Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay – join us again to lead a musical service.

Fun and Fellowship

 For Everyone

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – Community Potluck  Enjoy social time followed by a potluck dinner. Please bring enough food to share.

 For Adults

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.  – Coffee Hour Off-Site Two groups usually meet in the restaurant. 

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour V Drop in to check in!

July 21, 11:30 a.m. – Getting to Know UUFA  Newcomers are welcome after the service in the AWE Room.

July 28, 7 p.m. – Alphabet Family V This group for folx who identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum gathers virtually on fourth Sundays.

Seeking Justice

Need more info? Visit uuathensga.org/justice or contact Justice@uuathensga.org.

Mondays, 12:30 p.m. – Athens Demonstration, Alps at Baxter.

July 7, 12 p.m. – Social Action Committee MP

July 18, 12:30 p.m. OFFSITE: Public Demonstration, Main Street, Watkinsville, in front of the Eagle Tavern. SAC invites you to demonstrate alongside members of SAC and the local Indivisible group at the Rights Demonstration every first and third Thursday. Join with a sign or without. All are welcome!

Other News

Upcoming Justice Partner Events

July 24 :  Worship Matters

Someone’s in the Kitchen–You?!?!

The Summer Invitational Art Show

Coming Up July July 21-27 in Radford, VA,–SUUSI: Southeast UU Summer Institute

Reflecting on This Month’s Theme: Play