Come join our Service this Sunday, June 19th, 11am by Zoom or in person.

CELEBRATE!  Also Honor, Acknowledge, Recognize, Thank, Commemorate, Observe. June is so much more than just “Dads & Grads,” although grads deserve congratulations, and plenty of dads have earned the thanks they get in June every year.

For our June 19 service, Susan W. will try to perform the highly-challenging feat of linking seven June events to the Seven UU Principles! Join us at 11 AM in person or via Zoom to have your mind boggled!

We will welcome new members to our congregation and give a shout-out to the stalwart members who give their time and energy to make the Fellowship chug along.

BRING FLOWERS to share from your own garden (or your neighbor’s–jk!) for our Flower Communion Ceremony. We’ve got a lot to cover before the summer completely engulfs us.

MASK NOTE: Our board is still requiring vaccination cards and kn95 or equivalent masks (NO FABRIC MASKS) of folks entering the building for Sunday services or to use the restroom when we have outdoor events. We have many folks who truly appreciate us flipping the “usual narrative.” Usually Zoom is for those who are at risk where in-person places are not safe for them. At the fellowship, we’re doing Zoom for anyone who doesn’t want to wear a nk95 or n95 mask or get vaccinated, thus keeping the fellowship safe for the most vulnerable. We do, however, allow our presenters to unmask when speaking in the front of the fellowship. Some choose to stay masked.

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Through the years, our UUFA Executive Committee has tried to do a June mailing to let pledgers know what is left on their pledges before the end of the fiscal year.  Between some unexpected challenges and a flood of outreach activities, I am unsure whether we will manage that this time around.  AND … We have about two weeks to go until the target “close” of the annual UUFA Pledge Drive.  The Executive Committee will meet July 9 to assess the fiscal state of things for the coming 2023 fiscal year (which begins July 1, 2022).  If you have not yet returned a pledge form, please do.  Pledges provide some basis for the Executive Committee to project the resources available to devote to UUFA business.  

Pledge forms were sent out via “snail mail” with stamped and addressed envelopes.  Forms are also available at UUFA; or you can return them via email to: treasurer@uuathensoh.org.   Frankly, you can just send the name(s) of the member(s) and the level of support to that email address. Or leave your form on the piano or the front table in the sanctuary.   Or just give the form to some Executive Committee member at service.  We will gladly accept support whenever you deign to provide it, but pledges allow us to plan Fellowship commitments for the coming year.  As the new Executive Committee assumes leadership and responsibility for forging the future of UUFA, let’s get their year off to a rousing start by helping them to know the resources with which they have to work!  Thanks for your time, attention and support.

Jessie Roberson

P.S.  This will likely be my last attempt to shake loose those last few pledges (Hooray!!)


DEATH CAFE JUNE 26th, 3-5pm at UUFA

Looking for a safe space to talk about mortality and end-of-life planning?

You’re welcome to attend our second Death Cafe, to be held outdoors & socially distanced at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens on Sunday, June 26th 3-5pm. Donations accepted.

LIMITED to the first 30 people who send us an email. Send an email to SEOhioDeathCafes@gmail.com, saying you will be attending the June 26th Death Cafe.  Refreshments will be served.

Bring a good face mask (kn95 or n95) and your COVID-19 vaccination card.

You don’t need to wear your face outdoors, but you’ll need to wear it if you go inside the building to use the restrooms.

Also, in case of inclement weather, we will check vaccine cards and move the event inside, with masking required for the benefit of the most vulnerable among us.



It’s not too late to participate in this year’s UUA General Assembly June 22 – 26, 2022! GA is being offered online as well as in person in Portland, OR. UUFA has not yet designated anyone to be our representative and vote on our behalf on UUA issues. Even if you’re not sure about the voting part, registrants have an opportunity to participate in lots of interesting conference sessions. And there are *two* amazing and renowned speakers this year too! Both Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award-winning Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategies. I bet a lot of us have one or more of these titles on our bookshelves (or our “To-Be-Read” lists!)

If you are interested in participating in GA this year, take a look at https://www.uua.org/ga and talk to Susan W. (suusanw.uu@gmail.com / 240-305-0860) or another member of the Board to find out more. (PS. Almost forgot to mention . . . The Fellowship will pay the registration fee!)



Date Program or Speaker Title or Topic
June 26th or July 3th, depending on date of the US Supreme Court’s new decision Attorneys Patrick & Wenda The US Supreme Court’s New Abortion Decision & What Do We Do Next
June 26th or July 3rd Wenda and Others Climate Change: Tips, Conversations, Things We Don’t Think About
July 10 Nate Hayes TBA
July 17 Andy Ray Music/Culture/Nature
July 24 TBA TBA
July 31 Marietta Church weekend…we all go there, put sign on our door saying we’re travelling CARPOOLING in Greensheet TBA