The Social Psychology of a Pandemic


THIS SUNDAY August 16th, 11am, please join our “online traveling” once again to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM).  You can log on any time between 10:30am & 11:00am as they “gather” before the service. The service will be broadcast on their Facebook page, too. Their Facebook page is located here, and includes a complete Order of Service, including music and readings.


The Social Psychology of a Pandemic:
Conspiracy Theories, Social Anxiety, and Why Some People Won’t Wear a Mask

by Mark Sibicky, PhD, who is McCoy & Plankey Research Professor at Marietta College. A social psychologist, Dr. Sibicky will explore uncertainty and our reactions to it as a component of the pandemic experience.

Gather @ 10:30  & Service @ 11:00 AM EST

Note: The Marietta tech person sent your UUFA Greensheet editor the long link, below, and their Facebook page has a shorter link. One ought to work, right?  And you can always watch via their Facebook page starting at 11am, or login directly from their Facebook page. Here are both Zoom links:


If logging on via computer, you’ll have to enter this passcode:  fuusm2323

NOTE: If you dial in by phone, you’ll have to enter both a meeting ID and a passcode that’s different from the passcode that those of us who enter via computer are using.
Phone: 929 – 205 – 6099
Same Meeting ID: 948 2218 3499
Different Passcode: 772050



Thank you for dropping off food to the pantry. I was off but was elated when I returned to campus to see the donations your congregation brought. We continue to see high need from our students, with new students signing up each week. We have over 150 that have used the pantry since the start of the pandemic. That’s only been possible because of our supportive and generous community. I appreciate your help in feeding students in need.

Kathy A Fahl, MSW
Assistant Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Students


THE UUFA PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE will meet on Sunday, September 13th at 7pm via Zoom.  All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays, subject to change:

August 23rd – Barb Harrison on UU The Vote – via Zoom

August 30th – Cheryl Cesta on Green Burial & Efforts in Athens County – via Zoom

Sept 6th –  TBA

Sept 13th – Rev. Don Rollins  TBA

Sept 20th – Lois Gladchild in person in the UUFA Grove (socially distanced, masked)

Sept 27th – Andrea Reany on Defunding the Police – via Zoom

Oct 4th – TBA

Oct  11th – Rev. Don Rollins  TBA


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