Greensheet – UUFA news – December 9, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Yule – celebrating the season ! 

Join us in celebrating Yule, also known as Winter Solstice. We’ll learn a little about the history of the celebration and join our children in a craft and decorating the Christmas tree. Our UUFA choir will sing.  Coffee and fellowship at 10:30 am, service at 11:00 am.

Local events and opportunities to assist immigrants:
“Roots of Immigration:  Learnings from a recent visit to Honduras and Guatemala by Peggy Gish 
Tuesday Dec. 10, from 7-8:30 PM, Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens, OH.
What prompts people to leave their homes in Central America and make the perilous journey to the United States, not knowing if they will be allowed in?  What are people there doing to provide alternatives to migrating?  And how might we respond in a helpful way?
These are questions Peggy Gish, who recently returned from a learning tour to Honduras and Guatemala, will address in her presentation. Peggy will share photos, stories, and information she gathered, followed by a time for discussion.
Additional activities at Peggy’s talk:
In the Community Room of the Library where Peggy will be speaking, there will be a place to donate gloves, hats and blankets to immigrants passing through the Columbus, Ohio Bus Station enroute to  immigrant sponsors’ in various places in the northern US.
As well, there will be a table where attendees of Peggy’s talk can donate money for buying gas or bus transportation for immigrants from SE Ohio to Chicago or
DC where they must go to get better documentation, a passport, from the embassy of their country of origin.
Athens United Immigrant Support Project  at Athens Uncorked
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The AUISP will hold their first fundraiser at Athens Uncorked. There will be snacks, wine, a presentation by keynote speaker Zach Reizes and over 40 items to bid on in our silent auction.

Contributors include but are not limited to:

Athens Uncorked
Kismet
Random House
Casa
Kindred Market
* UUFA  is sponsoring this event as well

Update on UUFA vision and mission process:
Thanks again to those who  turned out on October 18 to provide your ideas and vision of UUFA moving forward.  Please join us on  Sunday, January 12th as we welcome Rev. Rollins and Beth Casebolt to discuss this process and provide guidance.  If you have questions or feedback please do not hesitate to reach out to Barb Harrison, President –  740-707-6197 – barbunday@gmail.com

  From Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)  You are invited to attend a UUJO Webinar, Wednesday, Dec 11, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, Harvest of Shame: the Food on our Tables and the Conditions Farmworkers Face to Get it There. Presenter(s): Farmworker Staff of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW): Uriel Zelaya-Perez.  If you have not yet signed up for Webinar notices, please sign up at: https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/m1k16gbw1qs7zc8/

 

This Year’s Unitarian Universalist Association Common Read  Susan W. and Andy R. want to invite others to join us for a reading group on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” which is the UUA Common Read for 2019-2020. With 400 years of interaction between native populations and the European settlers/colonizers to explore, we hope this book will give us a better understanding of the full scope of history on this continent. Details TBD, but we will probably meet three times starting in January 2020 so we can tackle the book in sections. If you’d like to join us (even if you can’t commit to reading the whole book, you’re still very welcome!) please contact Susan at suusanw.uu@gmail.com so we can keep in touch for scheduling, etc.  You can purchase the $16 book here.

FUTURE SUNDAYS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, December 13th at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, December 15th: Yule Service, Katie Evans

Sunday, December 22nd: Nate Hayes

CHRISTMAS EVE, service – December 24th – 6:00 – 7:00 pm 

 

From Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)  You are invited to attend a UUJO Webinar, Wednesday, Dec 11, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, Harvest of Shame: the Food on our Tables and the Conditions Farmworkers Face to Get it There. Presenter(s): Farmworker Staff of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW): Uriel Zelaya-Perez.  If you have not yet signed up for Webinar notices, please sign up at: https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/m1k16gbw1qs7zc8/

This Year’s Unitarian Universalist Association Common Read  Susan W. and Andy R. want to invite others to join us for a reading group on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” which is the UUA Common Read for 2019-2020. With 400 years of interaction between native populations and the European settlers/colonizers to explore, we hope this book will give us a better understanding of the full scope of history on this continent. Details TBD, but we will probably meet three times starting in January 2020 so we can tackle the book in sections. If you’d like to join us (even if you can’t commit to reading the whole book, you’re still very welcome!) please contact Susan at suusanw.uu@gmail.com so we can keep in touch for scheduling, etc.  You can purchase the $16 book here.

FUTURE SUNDAYS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, December 13th at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, December 15th: Yule Service – celebrating the season

Sunday, December 22nd: Nate Hayes

CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24th- 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Our special Christmas Eve service.

 

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