THIS SUNDAY, March 3, 2019: Join us for a special morning message from Dr. Jé Hooper. His work promotes the intersections of art, justice, and religious ethics in efforts to obtain social equity. As a clergy person, he skillfully engages congregations in trans-linguisticism, performative preaching, and affect theory involving onomatopoeic communication. He is best known for his recent works, entitled “Moving Upon the Face of the Deep” featuring Dr. Cornel West, “The Black Sacred Communion” within Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and the latest collaboration with his life partner, Storäe Michele, “the listening heart.” He has finalized his film, “Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness” which partially funded by the Mossler Fellowship. In the past year, Dr. Hooper has spent many weekends flying around the USA at the invitation of Ethical Culture congregations. Coffee and fellowship at 10:30 am, service at 11:00 am.
OUR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – This Sunday our children will continue building their cardboard community, and learn more about UU principles involving community. We welcome new children.
TONIGHT, TUESDAY: CHOIR at 7pm. Newcomers welcome, as usual.
90th BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DRU RILEY EVARTS: All friends of our esteemed member Dru Riley Evarts are invited to her 90th Birthday Party on Saturday March 9th from 2-5pm at the fellowship. See the colorful invitation far below for more information.
UUFA PLEDGE DRIVE KICK-OFF and BAKED GOODS AUCTION: The UUFA Board set Sunday, March 10th as the kickoff date for our annual pledge drive, together with a baked goods auction. Be thinking about what delicious goodies you might bake for the auction, ok? Details TBA.
UUFA ANNUAL MEETING: The UUFA Board set Sunday, April 14th as the date for our Annual Meeting. Details TBA.
WEEKLY GREEN TIP: The Earth Justice Network of environmental committees from various Athens area churches is encouraging us to publish a weekly green tip in our “Greensheet” newsletter. Here’s our third green tip, this time from https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips:
“In North America, fruits and vegetables travel an average of 1,500 miles before reaching your plate. Buying fresh, local food eliminates long distances traveled and preserves flavor and nutrients.”
TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER? If you’ve been thinking it might be time to deepen your relationship with UUFA, please plan to sit with our minister, Rev. Don Rollins during our next Sunday potluck on March 10th. He’s planning to welcome newcomers at several upcoming Sunday potlucks. You can contact him via: email@example.com or 740-988-7834
OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING Our UUFA Board Meeting will be 10am Sunday, March 10th, in the Ploghoft room. All members are welcome to attend.
Mar. 10th – Rev. Don Rollins & Monthly Potluck & our PLEDGE DRIVE KICK-OFF
Mar. 17th – Osatra/Equinox Service led by Katie Evans
Mar. 24th – It’s More Complicated Than That, service led by UUFA President Brian Richards
Mar. 31st – Longtime Southeast Ohio Legal Services Attorney and First Unitarian Church of Marietta member Robin Bozian will speak to us.
April 7th – Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel will speak to us.
April 14th – Rev. Don Rollins & Monthly Potluck & OUR ANNUAL MEETING
April 21st – Music Sunday with the UUFA Choir and MORE! To volunteer, contact Megan or Wenda.
April 28th – Beltane/May Day Service led by Katie Evans
May 5th – Athens Mayor Steve Patterson will speak to us.
HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THE GREENSHEET Please email items to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Greensheet” in the subject line. New ideas, new columns, announcements, artwork, photographs, biographies, joys, sorrows, birthdays, anniversaries, and whatnot all welcome for possible inclusion in the Greensheet. Deadline for each week: Midnight Monday. Thanks!