Christmas Eve 7pm Zoom Service

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Thursday, December 24, 2020
7pm EST by Zoom 

Join us for a Zoom celebration of the season with music, family, and light. Bring a candle and wear your favorite holiday outfit. To help us create a festive atmosphere in a virtual world, send a photo of your holiday decorations or holiday celebrations to Katie at president-elect@uuathens.org.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Join by Phone:  Use your phone to dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923. Then, when asked, enter meeting ID: 860 9680 7221 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,,86096807221#

CHRISTMAS EVE 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/86096807221


“TIME OUT TUESDAYS” – TONIGHT!

Looking for some midweek “vespers” 
time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins every other Tuesday, including THIS EVENING: Tuesday, December 22nd at 7pm.

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#

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

 

STATE LEGISLATURE QUASHES FREE SPEECH
CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS RISK FINES AND MORE 

Late on December 17, the Ohio House passed SB 33. UU Justice Ohio is asking the Governor to veto this bill–see below for details of how you can help!

SB 33 blocks public witness events at infrastructure sites like pipelines, fracking sites, petrochemical sites – like the one planned for the Ohio Valley –  water treatment sites and more. It was written in response to Standing Rock protests and works to block individuals and organizations and nonprofits from engaging in or supporting public witness and protest.  

It raises simple trespass from a 4th Degree misdemeanor to a 1st Degree misdemeanor. It includes felony penalties for damage (including things like painting a pipeline), or impeding the construction of an infrastructure site – such as blocking a road at a fracking site.

Organizations and churches and nonprofits found to be ‘complicit’ (supportive) of public witness that results in trespass or damage or other similar activity can be criminally charged and face fines 10x the rate of that for individuals.  (example, if the fine is $2,000 for an individual. it would be $20,000 for the church that helped organize the public witness event or was otherwise “complicit”)  This element was removed back in Jan 2020, but then put back into the final bill yesterday.  

Please sign the petition linked below. And please send an email to Gov. DeWine asking him to veto this bill. You can try to call, too, but the phone lines have been swamped lately.

Call the Governor’s Office at (614) 466-3555

Or write  by email — https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/contact

And sign a petition at:https://forms.gle/TKqoVk482wSETeqU6

 

THE UUFA BOARD’S NEXT MEETING will be on Saturday, January 9th at 2pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a board member for Zoom login information.

 

THE UUFA PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE will meet Sunday, January 10th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, Brian, or Barb for Zoom login info.  Ideas most welcome. All information subject to change. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

Dec. 24th – Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 27th – How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy  – A UU response and discussion on the concepts in that 2019 book by Jenny O’Dell.

Jan. 3rd – TBD 

Jan 10th – Rev. Don Rollins

Jan. 17th – Lois G. and Brian R.

 

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 Monday or before publication, whichever comes last. Thanks!

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