UUFA News

What’s Up With the Board in September

The Board took the recent sermon topic of “Deeds Before Creeds” to heart.  This new member of the Board is so gratified by how this Board focuses on creating a Beloved Community for all its members, friends, and the larger Athens community.

For transparency:

  •  the Board created an explicit charge to the Executive Committee making clear its responsibilities as well as membership.
  • the Board approved an updated Board Covenant for 2022-2023

For safety as well as efficiency:

  • the Board voted to accept the Audio-Visual Coordinator job description to be taken to the Finance Committee that will consider the budgetary impact to make a proposal to go to the Executive Committee.

For our fellowship as well as the Athens community:

  • The Board discussed the revised rules for this congregation regarding Covid-19 which have been publicized on our website and Sunday announcements. The Board commended the committee for diligently keeping this congregation free for over 2 years from being a spreader of the virus.
  • The Board heard a progress report on our upcoming community “Ready Set Vote!” event coming up on Sept. 20.

Caring for our members in need:

  • The Board heard of the emotional hardships on our children around Miss Kelly’s death, and is committed to listening and hearing our young members. As a first step the Board will discuss this as the “Big Picture” segment of our October meeting.

Stay Tuned!!!

  • Details are still being firmed up for our congregational retreat Nov. 11-12. The skeleton agenda calls for a zoom leadership meeting Friday evening with UUA Southern Region consultants, the fall Choir Retreat Saturday morning, and a Congregational Retreat from 1-5 Saturday afternoon.

Marguerite Holmes, Board Member

Other News

Board Charges a Task Force for “End-of-Life” Infrastructure

Choosing to Wonder

Small Group Ministry Registration Opens This Sunday, Dec. 4!

Upcoming Worship

Religious Exploration for Children and Youth

UUFA Won Best Church Float in This Year’s ‘Parade of Lights’