“New Year, New YoUU”
Sunday 11am EST by Zoom
January 3, 2021
The calendar may have flipped and January 1st may feel like a res-tart but the reality is the political, cultural, religious, economic, public health disaster that was 2020 has followed us into the new year.
As members of the larger human community, how do we create and achieve New Year’s Resolutions that go beyond inward reflection or personal growth? As members of a religious tradition that embraces human rights and social justice, how do we create New Year’s Resolutions that go beyond re-affirming our values or personal spirituality?
Join us as we explore how we can move ONWARD and OUTWARD in 2021.
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#
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
“UU THE VOTE” OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR UUs TO JOIN IN VIRTUAL PHONE BANKING THIS SUNDAY, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE RUNOFF ELECTION IN GEORGIA:
We hope you have been enjoying this holiday season of renewal and hope. We are looking forward to the new year and to crossing the finish line in Georgia!
The UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council is kicking us off with a phone bank to Georgia on Sunday, January 3rd from 4-6 pm ET/1-3 PT. Please join Co-Chairs Rev. Beth Johnson and Rev. Abhi Janamanchi and the other Members of the Council, along with UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ) who are co-sponsoring this event.
They are all asking their congregational members to join them in the afternoon after worship services with this last UU the Vote phonebank to Georgia as a first collective and faithful act of hope and determination in 2021! We hope that you will too.
We’ll be calling Georgia voters to make sure they have the information they need to vote on January 5th in the Senate run-off election. We’ll let people know where they can vote and what they need to have with them. We’ll provide support and encouragement to help them reach out to others they know who may not have yet voted.
RSVP here now and you’ll get the info and reminders you need to participate! The UU the Vote Phonebank Squad will be providing training at the event.
The Poor People’s Campaign is organizing around 14 Moral Priorities for the First 100 Days and a People’s Jubilee Platform for justice that centers the needs of the people. Getting out the vote of poor people targeted for voter suppression will help build the power we need to get them passed.
As the Poor People’s Campaign states: “From Alaska to Arkansas, the Carolinas to California, Mississippi to Maine, Kansas to Kentucky, the Bronx to the Border, Appalachian hollers to Apache sacred lands, people are coming together to organize their moral outrage against systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy and the false narrative of religious nationalism into a powerful moral fusion movement. There are 140 million people who are poor and struggling against these injustices in the richest country in the world. A society sick with these interlocking injustices needs a voice rooted in our deepest Constitutional and moral values to remind us of who we are and who we must be.” All this has been intensified and exposed through the pandemic and the struggle to get economic relief to those in need is on.
Georgia is our front line now. Join us in reaching out and supporting Georgia voters on January 3rd. Please sign up today and share this invitation with your congregation and friends.
In faith and hope,
Susan & the UUA Poor People’s Campaign Leadership Council
UU JUSTICE OHIO
Please consider making a donation to UU Justice Ohio which does so much important work in Columbus and across the state.
“Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO) is a 501C3 organization that serves the 38 UU congregations and fellowships across Ohio. Our mission is to offer education, advocacy and action consistent with Unitarian Universalist liberal religious principles and to witness with and on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals.” – https://uujo.org/
From UU Justice Ohio:We invite you to help us in the work for racial justice, economic, and environmental justice and criminal reform. Become part of our regular circle of monthly donors who want to expand and support the movement for justice in Ohio. And your one time donation is very welcome. Donate online at: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-uujo?source=direct_link&
You can also send a check to:
PO Box 980
Worthington, OH 43085
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
You can also donate to UUJO with each of your purchases at Kroger.
Once logged into your Kroger account, look for Community Rewards in your Account menu.
Search for Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio either by name or DH050 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
And if you want to support UUJO through your employer’s United Way program, please contact Rev Joan VanBecelaere for the needed EIN number at email@example.com
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.
Jan 10th – Rev. Don Rollins
Jan. 17th – Lois G. and Brian R.
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