This Sunday: Acting on the Seven Principles

UUFA THIS SUNDAY January 26, 2020. Acting on the Seven Principles. We’ve been talking a lot at the UUFA about the many opportunities for activism we have to choose from these days. Individually or collectively, do we want to put our Time, Talent, and Treasure into environmental causes, LGBTQIA+ issues, voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, food sustainability and access? Where do we start to implement our UU values in the world at large? Join Susan W. for a discussion of some of the local, state, national, and international UU organizations we support. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am.  184 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701  

UUFA CHILDREN: We’ll be sewing rice-filled WARMING PILLOWS this Sunday, January 26th to help spread warmth to our loved ones this winter. New children always welcome. Adults with or without sewing machines encouraged to join us for this special Sunday. (Parents, please note: the February 2nd Imbolc Service will be Intergenerational, so the children will stay upstairs that Sunday.)

Finding Our “Sweet Spot” If you’re interested in learning more about the Sweet Spot model, introduced to us by our Central East Region (CER) representative Beth Casebolt, check out this info on the UUA web site: https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/sweet-spot

Harry Coffey 1927-2020. We are saddened to learn of the passing of former UUFA member and board member Harry Coffey. Harry died at home on January 15, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Eve Coffey. There will be a Remembrance Party for Worship and Sharing at the Athens Friends Meeting House on Saturday, February 29th. At 12:30pm, there will be twenty minutes of silent worship to which all are invited, followed by an informal reception from 1-2. From 2-3:30 everyone will be sharing memories, stories, songs, or anything that reminds them of Harry. A guest book will be available to sign and share written memories.  Friends are asked to bring finger foods for the reception if possible.

This Year, 2020, is the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.  To celebrate this anniversary, the Athena Cinema is presenting a four film series, sponsored by Ohio University Libraries, School of Film, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, English Department, History Department, Women’s Center, and Arts for Ohio.   SELMA, the first film, is showing this Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  All shows have free admission and will have introductions and post-show talks.  Here is a webpage for the film screenings: http://athenacinema.com/women/

International Sale and Spaghetti Dinner at UUFA on Saturday February 8th at 5:30pm. Advance tickets required: $10 adults, children’s ticket prices by donation based on appetite :-). Gluten-free and vegan options available by advance reservation. Please donate items for sale. Items you purchased overseas and items made overseas are great for donating. Please bring items to UUFA any Sunday. This is our yearly fundraiser. Tickets are available before and after service each Sunday. All items will be sold with stories, true or false. Master of Ceremonies: Richard T. 

FUTURE SUNDAYS & EVENTS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. If you have an idea for a service, but don’t want to plan all the readings and music, we’ll do that planning for you!  The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, February 21st at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, February 2nd: Imbolc (Intergenerational Service) led by Barb H.

SATURDAY, February 8th: DINNER AND INTERNATIONAL AUCTION

Sunday, February 9th: Rev. Don Rollins

Sunday, February 16th: Love, Part 2, by Brian Richards

Sunday, February 23rd: TBA Guest Speaker on Food Insecurity & Distribution

Sunday, March 1st: Transgender Theologies by delfin bautista (Yale Divinity School graduate)

Sunday, March 8th: Rev. Don Rollins

Sunday, March 15th: TBD

Sunday, March 22nd: Spring Equinox 

Sunday, March 29th: Nate Kojun Hayes

Sunday, April 5th: Andy Ray

Sunday, April 12th: Rev. Don Rollins

Sunday, April 19th: Earth Day, organized by Wenda 

Sunday, April 26th: Indigenous People History with Susan W.

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