Join us Sunday, March 26 at 11am, either in-person (face masks encouraged) or by Zoom.
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FACE MASK NOTE: As of January 14, 2022, the UUFA board moved from a mandatory face mask policy for Sunday Services to a “face masks encouraged” policy. Thank you to all who continue to wear face masks to protect the most vulnerable among us. We provide Zoom access for those unable to attend in person.
One-Hour PROTECT CHOICE OHIO
PETITION CIRCULATION TRAINING
Offered every Thursday, 7pm, online
We hope as many of us as possible will participate in this non-partisan group’s important effort in keeping with long-held UU values. We’ll help you get petitions and return them. Carry one with you as you bump into family, friends, and neighbors. Please sign up for one of the easy online trainings now, here: https://www.mobilize.us/protectchoiceohio/event/553189/
UUFA NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION SESSION: Friday April 7th 6:30pm
Many thanks to Susan, Barb, and Roberta for volunteering to lead another orientation session for prospective members. After a Doodle Poll, the winning date is Friday evening, April 7th at 6:30pm.
UUFA ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER – Sunday April 16th at noon by ZOOM
We have open board positions available for the 2023-24 year. Members will vote on next years slate of candidates at the annual meeting. Please consider serving in this role. The average time requirement is between 2-5 hours per month. If you have interest in serving in this way or other roles, please let Barb Harrison know. email@example.com
UUFA BOARD MEETING
The next UUFA board meeting will be Saturday April 8th at 10:30am by Zoom. All members are welcome to attend. For the Zoom link, text Richard 740-818-4775, or contact any other board member.
UUFA PROGRAMMING MEETING
The next UUFA programming meeting will be sometime this week, TBD. Contact Barb or any board member if you’re able to join us. More people, more music, more ideas all welcome! All members and friends are welcome to attend.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REV. JAN GRIESINGER at UUFA, Sunday, April 2nd at 3pm.
ABOUT JAN: The Rev. Jan Griesinger, 80, longtime community activist and Director of United Campus Ministry in Athens, Ohio, died December 9, 2022. She attended DePauw University, graduating in 1964, and in 1970 received a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She was ordained that year by the United Church of Christ. In 1976 she joined Athens United Campus Ministry, where she worked until her retirement in 2004. Jan was involved with many local, national, and international LGBTQ+ and other social change organizations. In 1979, she and her life partner, Mary Morgan, co-founded a women’s intentional community, the Susan B. Anthony Memorial UnRest Home and Women’s Land Trust (SuBAMUH). A community memorial will be held on April 2, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Donations can be made in her honor to United Campus Ministry Center, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, SuBAMUH, and Calliope Feminist Choir.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
FOR LGBTQIA+ TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS
Wednesday, April 5th, 5pm
My name is Dalanie Beach, and I am a queer PhD student at Ohio University and the co-editor of the literary magazine, Quarter After Eight. I am reaching out to see if you would be so kind as to spread the word about a creative writing workshop that the staff of the magazine are offering to LGBTQIA+ teens and young adults. We are hoping to offer a safe, creative space for local queer writers, where they can learn about the art of storytelling.
DATE/TIME: April 5th, 5:00-6:30PM
LOCATION: Makers Space at Chosen Pathways Spiritual Emporium 400 E State St. Athens, OH 45701
REGISTRATION REQUIRED, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalanie Beach, email@example.com..
GREENSHEET DEADLINE (Sunday 3pm)
& HOW TO SUBMIT
Please email items to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Greensheet” in the subject line.
When we receive blurbs and descriptions of a Sunday service, we publish within 24 hours, as well as create and share a Facebook event and email the Greensheet to all with emails in our Elvanto system. Thanks in advance to all presenters and others who submit information early.
Deadline for each week: SUNDAY 3pm or before publication, whichever comes last. We hope to get the Greensheet out, our Facebook event for the next week posted, and more each Sunday evening or Monday at the latest. Thanks!
UUFA PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Richard Thieret
The UUFA Board met on Saturday, March 11st. Here’s some news:
- We decided to support the Protect Choice Ohio effort to add a reproductive rights amendment to the Ohio Constitution.
- We decided to purchase a security system for the fellowship, which Andy R. has graciously volunteered to install.
- Many thanks to Barb and Patrick for finding cameras and microphones that will improve our hybrid services.
- The board also discussed rental and building use in general. Board members are pleased that the building is being used more and more, as well as bringing in some income that will support our building maintenance and utility costs.
- A special shout out goes to our treasurer Susan W. and our secretary Marilyn Z. for all their efforts over the years to keep the financial and record-keeping backbone of our fellowship in order. Susan and Marilyn have been assisting Barb with her preparation of the annual meeting packet.
- Many thanks to Barb for all her work on the annual meeting packet that all members will receive in the coming weeks before our annual meeting on April 16th by zoom at noon.