UUFA Greensheet


Greetings Wanderers,

Please join us this Sunday 4/14/19 for the Annual Business Meeting. Though not the edgiest title, is imperative you – yes you- attend to 1) have a voice in the votes of our democratic elections, 2) be on the same page about where the Fellowship has recently been and plans to go next, and 3) break bread and share in community. Please join us.
With kindness and love,

UUFA ANNUAL MEETING DOCUMENTS: Far below are the PDFs of your annual meeting packet, including Agenda Letter, Budget, Nominations Ballot, Zero Waste Pledge Program, and Welcoming Congregation Renewal.

THIS SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019: Rev. Don Rollins “Kindness in an Unkind Time” No one has to tell us just how polarized life in America has become. But we can still decide, day by day, whether we’ll be caught up in the mix. Don will lead us in a reminder about the power of kindness.  Coffee at 10:30; Service at 11:00; Annual Meeting & then Potluck at 12:00.

We are finishing our annual pledge drive. Pledge forms are available at fellowship and one is attached to this newsletter far below.

OUR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – On Sunday April 14th the children will finish plans for egg decorating on Palm Sunday, and for our well-loved Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Competition has been loving and cooperative for the role of the Easter Bunny. We look forward to a hearty, consensus-obtained, agreement involving multiple large and medium-sized Easter Bunnies and multiple little and medium-sized egg hunters. We also look forward to multiple methods of egg decorating, including the traditional vinegar-scented method, a newer whipped cream method, and perhaps other methods.

Athens County Food Pantry Publishes a Recipe Booklet to Help Fight Hunger  This new recipe booklet is now a free digital bonus when people sign up for the Athens County Food Pantry’s e-mail newsletter on the Food Pantry’s website (https://athenscountyfoodpantry.org/).  Individuals who donate $50 or more to the Food Pantry (ACFP, 9 N. College St., Athens, OH, 45701) will receive a free printed copy of the booklet. For your convenience, Charlie Barman has volunteered to deliver your checks written out to the Athens Food Pantry.

YES, we have a CHOIR!  Our choir rehearses most Tuesdays, and plans to sing in our April 21st and 28th services. New members welcome.

NEXT PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING:  It’ll be an online ZOOM held on Good Friday, April 19th at 6pm. All members and friends are most welcome to join us. To join, download the ZOOM app, and email wendasheard@yahoo.com for the log-in information.

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 another green tip, from https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips:
“Generating enough electricity to cook for an hour in a standard electric oven creates 2.7 pounds of CO2. A toaster oven creates 1.3 pounds over 50 minutes; a microwave creates 0.5 pounds over 15 minutes.”

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 April 14th. He’s planning to welcome newcomers at our potluck Sundays. You can contact him via:  donaldlrollins@gmail.com or 740-988-7834


April 21st – Music Sunday with the UUFA Choir and Easter Egg Hunt!  To volunteer, contact Megan or Wenda. 

April 28th – Beltane/May Day Service led by Katie Evans

May 5th – Athens Mayor Steve Patterson will speak with us.

August 11th – Susan Westenbarger will speak with us.

OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS: Kennedy Museum of Art Presents: Emerging Artists High School Photography  On View: March 21 – May 12, 2019   Reception: Thursday, March 21, 5 – 6:30 pm.   Emerging Artists is an annual exhibition featuring photography by students in a different regional high school each year. 2019 highlights the work of Federal Hocking High School students from Stewart, OH, instructed by Ellen Hadley and Sonja Coble, who is a friend of many UUFA members.

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THE GREENSHEET Please email items to wendasheard@yahoo.com 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!

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