Kindness in the Midst of Pandemics, Politics, and Religion (Oh My!)

Kindness in the Midst
of Pandemics, Politics, and Religion
(Oh My!)

   Sunday 11am EST by Zoom
January 17, 2021

For this service, Lois Gladchild will share a story then lead a discussion on ways we can make our voices heard in kind and effective ways. Please bring your tips and tricks for responding with intention, kindness, and compassion when we vehemently disagree with others in dealing with profound, personal topics. Thank you for your time and insights!   Brian Richards program director; Lois Gladchild facilitator

SUNDAY SERVICE Join by Phone:  Use your phone to dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923. Then, when asked, enter meeting ID:  823 6539 7153  OR cut & paste this whole string of numbers, a couple commas, and an ending number symbol into your phone and it’ll dial all that automagically: +16468769923,,82365397153#

SUNDAY SERVICE Join via Zoom:  If you’ve already download the Zoom app, then simply click on this link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82365397153

 

NEW SCHEDULE FOR “TIME OUT TUESDAYS” 

Looking for some midweek “vespers” time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins NOW ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS, next on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm.

TIME OUT TUESDAYS Join by Phone:  Use your phone to dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923. Then, when asked, enter meeting ID: 827 9379 7593   OR cut & paste this whole string of numbers, a couple commas, and an ending number symbol into your phone and it’ll dial all that automagically: +13017158592,,82793797593#

TIME OUT TUESDAYS Join via Zoom:  If you’ve already download the Zoom app, then simply click on this link to join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82793797593

 

NEWS FROM SUUSAN (suusanw.uu@gmail.com ; 240-305-0860)

I suspect that everyone reading this message has heard the Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” I further suspect that many of you–like me–are very TIRED of living in such interesting times. These times have become far too “interesting” for me! I’m tired of these times–the pandemic, the politics, the police killings of people of color, all of it. And, yet, here we are.

One thing that helps me regain my bearings is working on  understanding what is going on around me. To this end I am looking forward to the Tuesday, Jan 19, online meeting of the southeast Ohio chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ.) Lancaster resident Bill Good will be sharing info on ‘White Nationalist Groups in Ohio and the US.” My UU values call me to oppose white nationalism in all its guises, so knowing more about these groups is really important now. Please consider joining me! 
 

 

THE UUFA BOARD’S NEXT MEETING will be on Saturday, February 13th at 2:30 pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a board member for Zoom login information.

Board Retreat: Later this month (January 2021) our UUFA board members are going on a virtual board retreat. Our UUFA board members all deserve lots of thanks for their hard work, especially given all the pandemic challenges.

 

PROGRAM IDEAS?

The UUFA Programming Committee seeks your ideas of programs for our Sunday mornings. Would you like to present during one of our Sundays?  Would you like to share music or readings?  Can you recommend a good speaker?

The committee will meet next on Sunday, February 14th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, Brian, or Barb for Zoom login info.  Ideas most welcome. All information subject to change, and exact titles are likely to change. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

Jan. 24th – “Step Outside Your Own Life” with the UUFA Programming Committee
Jan. 31st – “Generations” with Katie
Feb. 7th – Poetry Sunday with Richard 
Feb. 14th – Rev. Don Rollins
Feb. 21st – Nate Kojun Hayes
Feb 28th – “Disability Day of Mourning” with Katie
March 7th – TBD
March 14th – Rev. Don Rollins & Pledge Sunday

 

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THIS GREENSHEET NEWSLETTER:  NEW FOR 2021: We’re aiming for Thursday morning publication. Please email items to wendasheard@yahoo.com and put “Greensheet” in the subject line. New ideas, new columns, announcements, artwork, photographs, biographies, birthdays, anniversaries, and whatnot that you don’t mind being public are all welcome for possible inclusion in the Greensheet. Deadline for each week: Midnight Wednesday or before publication, whichever comes last. Thanks!

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