CANCELED: Christmas Eve Service

Due to inclement weather, we have cancelled our Christmas Eve Service.  Also, as previous planned, we will be CLOSED on Christmas Day.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas! Please join us on New Year’s Eve:


This Event is MASK OPTIONAL.

Come join us on Saturday night, New Year’s Eve, for some fun drumming, dancing, telling stories, and music. It’s a bardic drum circle for all. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. The Circle starts at 7:00 and ends at 10:00, so it’s family fun as well. Shake a leg or booty and help us pre-welcome in the New Year. No charge but donations are welcome. Your Host: Pat McGee.


1. We create our Greensheet newsletter on WordPress, and it then ALWAYS automagically appears on our website, under the Greensheet tab, here:

2. If you have a Facebook account—even one you never use—you can read our news and send us messages via our Facebook account at

3. We are currently unable to email the Greensheet via our WordPress account. That’s because we need to install a new “mail plugin” with our WordPress account. The mail plugin we were using is not compatible with our current version of WordPress. Your current Greensheet editor attempted to install a new mail plugin, but that level of technology is WAY above her head. We have a volunteer lined up to fix that issue. (Thank you!)

In a pinch, we can and do email those in our Elvanto church membership software a plain version of our Greensheet….without photos. Not everyone who signed up on WordPress is on our Elvanto list. We’re looking for a volunteer to make sure those two lists match.

Thanks for your patience. REMEMBER—you can always see the Greensheet on our website, and you can always read our news on our Facebook page.


Hello Friends! This is a personal message from Susan Westenbarger, not endorsed by the Fellowship board.
Did you know that the Athens Messenger and the formerly-independent Athens News are both now owned by the same company (APG Media of Ohio, which is a division of family-owned Adams Publishing Group which is headquartered in Minneapolis)? In other words, our “local” news sources are no longer local. Of course, the fields of news and journalism have changed a lot since the Internet came around. But it’s not unreasonable for Athenians to want news coverage from people who live in and know our community. Fortunately, we have a great truly-local news option: The Independent. Read on for more info and ways to support this endeavor!
A new source for local news

Earlier this year, the Athens County Independent launched to provide nonpartisan, public service journalism dedicated to our community. The Independent offers robust, comprehensive local news reporting with the intent of supporting informed civic engagement.

“I saw an opportunity to build a news operation around two key principles: that journalism’s first duty is to truth and its first loyalty is to its readers,” said the Independent’s co-founder and editor, Corinne Colbert. “This community has made clear that it wants a news outlet led by people who know and care about Athens County, and that is driven by the information needs of its residents. We’re working day-in and day-out to meet that need.”

Click here to sign up for the Independent’s newsletter and stay up to date on local news. You can also go the extra mile by supporting their work with a donation — currently, matching funds are available to make gifts go even further.



Please email items to 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 Thursday or before publication, whichever comes last. Thanks!


The next UUFA board meeting will be SATURDAY January 14th at 10:30am by Zoom. All members are welcome to attend.


The next UUFA programming meeting will be Sunday, January 15th at 1pm by Zoom. More people, more music, more ideas all welcome! All members and friends are welcome to attend.