Body Shaming, Lookism and Liberal Religion

“Body Shaming, Lookism and Liberal Religion”
by Rev. Don Rollins
Sunday Service 11am EST by Zoom
April 11, 2021

When it comes to appearance, most of us were taught what is and isn’t beautiful, even acceptable. Our minister, Rev. Don Rollins, will offer some thoughts on how our religious tradition can be a counter to body shaming and lookism.  Please join us for our weekly service via Zoom.

SUNDAY SERVICE Join via Zoom:  If you’ve already download the Zoom app, then simply click on this link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82365397153

SUNDAY SERVICE Join by Phone:  Use your phone to dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923. Then, when asked, enter meeting ID:  823 6539 7153  OR cut & paste this whole string of numbers, a couple commas, and an ending number symbol into your phone and it’ll dial all that automagically: +16468769923,,82365397153#

 

YOUR VOICE AND VOTE ARE ESSENTIAL AT THIS YEAR’S
UUFA ANNUAL  MEETING 

Materials for the UUFA Annual Meeting on Saturday April 24th were mailed to members recently and should be arriving in mailboxes soon. Due to the importance of the decisions and outcomes of this year’s Annual Meeting, the UUFA Executive Committee is offering two opportunities to chat, ask questions or provide input prior to the April 24th meeting.

Sunday, April 18th at 12:30 pm (via Zoom)
Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

 

ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER: SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd 2021 at 2:30pm via Zoom.

Please attend and join in the discussion of this past year along with our executive board!  All current members received a packet of information for your review prior to the meeting.  If you did not receive or have questions about the packet, please join one of the information sessions that Katie Evans, President-Elect has arranged:  Sunday, April 18th at 12:30 pm and Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm.  Katie can be reached at: kaevans1979@gmail.com.

(Editor’s Note: Yes, the UUFA annual meeting is SO IMPORTANT that your Greensheet editor really is including BOTH announcement versions she received for this issue of the Greensheet, and will include Zoom information for both information/chat sessions, and for the annual meeting in next week’s Greensheet.)


TUESDAY APRIL 13th:  “TIME OUT TUESDAYS”

Looking for some midweek “vespers” time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins on the second and fourth Tuesdays, including next on Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm.

TIME OUT TUESDAYS Join via Zoom:  If you’ve already download the Zoom app, then simply click on this link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82793797593

TIME OUT TUESDAYS Join by Phone:  Use your phone to dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923. Then, when asked, enter meeting ID: 827 9379 7593   OR cut & paste this whole string of numbers, a couple commas, and an ending number symbol into your phone and it’ll dial all that automagically: +13017158592,,82793797593#

 

THANK YOU to the UUFA from Pete Wuscher

My heartfelt thanks to the UU Fellowship of Athens for allowing me to keep my promise to my father Hermann Wuscher. We had great weather for a small tree planting and socially distanced ceremony, which even included his daughter in England via Skype. I promised my father Hermann that if I was unable to travel to Europe for his final ceremony there, that I would have some form of ceremony here in the States. So again thanks to my UU friends in Athens, Pete Wuscher.

 


UU JUSTICE OHIO NEWS:
“MAY DAY FOR DEMOCRACY” UUJO SPRING GATHERING 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021

10 am to approx. 2:15 pm ET

Come join UUJO, UUs from around the state and others from our partner organizations as we talk about the different legislative threats to Democracy in Ohio and what we can do about them.

We will have a panel of Ohio legislators in the morning who will be able to answer questions about the anti-democracy bills,  the Ohio Equality Act and more.   You will also learn more about the Our Voices Together coalition of justice groups in Ohio that are working together to preserve our First Amendment rights in the state.

In the afternoon, we will turn to Unitarian Universalist issues and explore the 8th Principle and anti-racism and how you can talk about it in your congregation.
More information will be coming soon.

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd-mgpjkrH9MuRBMt3BnGhpN9KTRGh718

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration for May Day for Democracy is free.  But we request that, if at all possible, you donate $15 or more to UUJO.   You can donate online at: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-uujo?source=direct_link&

You can also send a check to:
UUJO
PO Box 980
Worthington, OH   43085

 

UU JUSTICE OHIO NEWS:
FAMILIES ARE BACK ON THE BUSES:  SUPPORT  FOR ASYLUM SEEKING FAMILIES SPRING 2021

Under the new Biden administration, asylum seeking families are once again able to travel from the border to be with their family members already living in the United States. The families stay with family members while they await their asylum court hearings. The Cbus Immigrant Transit Assistance group (the bus greeters) and Simakovsky Law are once again meeting families at the bus station and providing basic food, water hygiene items and blankets for families and children who have been traveling for days and days with nothing other than the clothes on their backs.

And the Cincinnati Bus Greeters are up and running again, too, and need your support.

We need donations now to stock up again to meet the needs of these asylum seeking families.  Many of our stores were depleted in recent month as we also took on support for immigrant families already living in Ohio.

Monetary donations for Columbus and Cincinnati can be can be made at:
https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-ohio-ita-teams?source=direct_link& 

Or send a check and march whether Columbus or Cincinnati to:
UUJO, PO Box 980, Worthington, OH 43085— and note “Immigrant” in the memo line.

If you have any questions, please call Simakovsky Law concerning Columbus at (614) 695-4605 or email Lauren at lauren@simakovskylaw.com. Or contact Rev Joan Van Becelaere with UUJO at info@uujo.org

 

THE UUFA BOARD’S NEXT MEETING will be on Saturday, April 10th at 2:30 pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a board member for Zoom login information.

 

PROGRAM IDEAS?

The UUFA Programming Committee seeks your ideas of programs for our Sunday mornings. Would you like to present during one of our Sundays?  Would you like to share music or readings?  Can you recommend a good speaker?

The committee will meet next on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, or Brian for Zoom login info.  Ideas most welcome. All information subject to change, and exact titles are likely to change. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

April 11th at 11am – Rev. Don Rollins
April 13th at 7pm- Time Out Tuesday with Rev. Don Rollins 7pm
April 18th at 11am – Climate Justice as a Form of Racial Justice with Guest Speaker
April 18th at 12:30pm – UUFA Information Session prior to Annual Meeting
April 20th at 7pm – UUFA Information Session prior to Annual Meeting
Saturday April 24th at 2:30pm – UUFA Annual Meeting
April 27th at 7pm – Time Out Tuesday with Rev. Don Rollins
April 25th at 11am – Buddhism in the Workplace with Guest Speaker
May 2nd at 11am – Trauma Stewardship

 

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THIS GREENSHEET NEWSLETTER:  Please email items to wendasheard@yahoo.com and put “Greensheet” in the subject line. New ideas, new columns, announcements, artwork, photographs, biographies, birthdays, anniversaries, and whatnot that you don’t mind being public are all welcome for possible inclusion in the Greensheet. Deadline for each week: Midnight Wednesday or before publication, whichever comes last. Thanks!

 

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