Just Believe Us: Trans Day of Visibility

Just Believe Us: Trans Day of Visibility
by Jasper Wirtshafter 
Sunday Service 11am EST by Zoom
March 28, 2021

Family rejection doubles the likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide (Williams Institute, 2019). On this Trans Day of Visibility, I will discuss my experience supporting peers on the transgender crisis hotline. Through that experience, I’ll talk about the simple power of accepting one another, with or without deep understanding.

Jasper Wirtshafter (he/him/his) grew up in Athens, Ohio and now lives in what he calls the least terrible town in Indiana. After earning a Master of Public Affairs at Indiana University, he worked with Trans Lifeline, a peer support organization for transgender people. You may now find him tracking the spread of COVID-19 with the state of Indiana, planting basil, or ranting about tax policy to his dog.

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

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#

 

PHOTOS from our PARKING LOT SERVICE last week
(Thanks to Andy R. for the first two photos.)

 


TUESDAY APRIL 6th:  “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, April 6th 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, April 11th 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.

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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