Celebrating Spring with Our Children, Young & Old

Celebrating Spring with Our Children, Young & Old
Sunday Service 11am  IN-PERSON
In Our UUFA Parking Lot
184 Longview Heights Road
Athens, Ohio 45701
March 21, 2021

Join us for a spring-focused, pandemic-safe parking lot service, including music, activities, and socializing!  Bring a camping chair or folding chair, and one to share with others if you wish. Guests most welcome. Masks required, of course.

We’ll set up three tables in our parking lot for socially distanced activities….one with hymnals for signing; one with pine cones, peanut butter, and bird seeds for making bird feeders (great for children!); and one with garden seeds for your garden (available by donation to the fellowship).

And the best part of Sunday: If you bring a bucket of soil from a hole you’ve dug on your property, we’ll send you home with a baby tree from the fellowship’s mother sweet gum tree.  Imagine that!  Having a piece of the fellowship at your home!

Some cautionary words about sweet gum trees: Female trees produce large round seeds loaded with sharp spikes. Avoid planting near walkways, roofs, play areas. Sweet gum trees can grow rapidly to very large sizes, so be sure they have lots of room. Our forester member, Fred S., recently worked on an urban sweet gum 100 feet tall and 4 feet in diameter with a 75 foot crown width.

Thanks to all who have agreed to play a part in the festivities: Katie, Susan, Fred, Richard, Wenda, Roberta, Jessie. 

 

 

NEWS FROM (UUFA PRESIDENT) SUUSAN

Hi Everyone!

Following our recent stewardship campaign, your UUFA Board is hard at work on a budget for our next church year. It will likely come as no surprise that our small, aging fellowship has been dealt a serious financial blow by the pandemic. There is no doubt that we will survive, but will we have the time, treasure, and talent to thrive? I think so; I hope so. Changes will be necessary, however, so watch this space for more details in the lead up to our Annual Meeting on April 24.
Imagine a clean slate:
If the UUFA didn’t already exist, and we were trying to start a brand-new, 21st century UU experience in Athens, what would it look like? We hope to have many opportunities for everyone to share their hopes and dreams for our shared future!
If you want to share your thoughts now, please reach out!

Peace, Suusan suusanw.uu@gmail.com ; 240-305-0860

 

 TUESDAY MARCH 23rd:  “TIME OUT TUESDAYS”
Looking for some midweek “vespers” time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins on the second and fourth Tuesdays, including next on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7pm.

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

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#

 

THE UUFA BOARD’S NEXT MEETING will be on Saturday, April 10th at 2:30 pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a board member for Zoom login information.

 

 

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, March 14th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, or Brian 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.

March 23rd – Time Out Tuesday with Rev. Don Rollins 7pm
March 28th – Celebrating the March 31st International Transgender Day of Visibility with Jasper Wirtshafter
April 4th – Easter with the Marietta UU Congregation and Minister Rev. Kat Hawbaker via Zoom
April 6th – Time Out Tuesday with Rev. Don Rollins 7pm
April 11th – Rev. Don Rollins
April 18th – Climate Justice as a Form of Racial Justice with Guest Speaker
April 20th – Time Out Tuesday with Rev. Don Rollins 7pm
Saturday April 24th – UUFA Annual Meeting 2:30pm 
April 25th – Buddhism in the Workplace with Guest Speaker
May 2nd – Trauma Stewardship 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THIS GREENSHEET NEWSLETTER:  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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