Greensheet Weekly, 9/10/16-9/16/16

***This Week at the UUFA**

Social Action Committee

Sunday 10:00

Sunday Service: Ingathering

Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm
“The kick-off of the church year for many UU congregations. Some congregations include the Water Communion ritual in this service. This ritual involves congregants who have brought small amounts of water to the service, taken from special places they have been over the summer. Or the water is collected from a rainstorm or is otherwise significant or symbolic in some way. They can pour the water into a large bowl and tell the congregation where it is from and the meaning it has for them.” (http://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/homecoming)

Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday 7:00pm
Open to the congregation. Please enter through basement doors.

Sunday Service: Ingathering

You are all invited to join in this march for PEACE.  The walk will take place on Sunday, September 11. The event begins with an Interfaith Prayer Service at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace, from 6:15pm to about 6:50.  We will gather by our “Standing on the Side of Love” banner around 7:00 and start marching about 7:15.  The route goes across campus, winding through the uptown area, down Mill Street, then down Stewart to the Islamic Center. We usually arrive there around 8 or 8:15. If you don’t want to walk the distance, you can start at the Good Shepherd and then walk slowly down (or drive) to the Islamic Center.   Join us that evening in solidarity for PEACE in our community, nation and in the world. 

**Announcements**

UUFA Women’s Retreat

Friday October 21, 6pm to Sunday, October 23, 10am; Wenda Sheard’s House- 13499 Dutch Creek Rd
$30 registration cost. 11 indoor sleeping spots, unlimited camping, outdoor smoking area. Simple meals provided Friday night through Sunday morning. White elephant Friday. Group and individual activities Saturday.

William Beale Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for long-time UUFA member William Beale will be held at the Athens Friends Meeting House,  22 Birge St., Chauncey, on Saturday afternoon Sept 24th from 2-4pm. Beale was among the main movers and organizers in constructing the Unitarian Building back in the early 1970’s.

UUFA Fall Work Day

Saturday, October 8, 10am-6pm
Project List:
1.    Finish RE room ceiling (drywall and paint) and install 3rd light
2.    Clean gutters
3.    Build walls, install door and wiring for new office
4.    Spread parking lot stone
5.    Repair and winterize memorial fountain
6.    Repair toilet paper dispenser(s)
7.    Saw up ash tree and stack firewood in parking lot for member pickup
8.    Inspect boiler
9.    Concrete area around sewer cleanout riser
10.  Trim brush along parking lot retaining wall
11.  Pressure wash and seal entry ramp
Bring tools if you have them.  Come when you can, leave when you need to!

Please Submit Announcements

To be sure to be included in the weekly Greensheet post, email your announcements by Thursday at noon to communications@uuathensoh.org. If you miss this cutoff time, you may bring your announcement in writing to the service leader before service begins on Sunday, so he or she can announce it from the podium.

 

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