This Sunday: Rev. Rollins, Potluck & New Members

TODAY, Tuesday, and Wednesday, too: Volunteers are needed to help out fellowship look its best for upcoming rental events. Can you join us today, Tuesday, at 5pm-7pm to tidy up the sanctuary, and/or Wednesday starting at 7pm to tidy up downstairs? If you come Wednesday at 7pm, please enter from outside basement doors, because a private meeting will be taking place upstairs. Thanks!

RIDE-SHARE OPPORTUNITY:  Saturday Nov. 9th, UUJO ANNUAL MEETING: Dear Ones, I have registered to attend the UU Justice Ohio annual meeting in Delaware (north of Columbus) on Saturday, Nov. 9. It’s an all-day event and I’d LOVE to have a traveling companion and another UUFA-er at the meeting. Please let me know if you’re interested, or go ahead and register at this link: https://www.uujo.org/2019-uujo-ann-assembly Susan Westenbarger suusanw.uu@gmail.com 240-305-0860 (pronouns: she/her)

THIS SUNDAY November 10, 2019, Rev. Don Rollins & New Member Service & Potluck We’re grateful that our quarter-time minister, Rev. Rollins, will join us again this Sunday. His service will include the entry of new members into our congregation. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am. Potluck at noon. 184 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701

Spiritual Growth Group Meeting November 18th at 6:30 pm at Patrick McGee’s home: Thanks to all nine of you who signed up. Patrick plans to email all of you details. Interested, but didn’t sign up? Contact Patrick McGee.

Our UUFA choir will perform at the Harvest moon Concert proceeds going the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network on Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:00-10:00 pm at Art West with performances by Steve Zarate, Megan Bee, Amethystone and Walk the Ridge. There will be celebrity karaoke performances for peace and justice contest, photo booth, face painting, keg from Jackie and light refreshments. Suggested donation $5-20 at the door.

If you are thinking of joining the our UUFA congregation, please read this letter that the Committee on Ministry sent out to those who have been attending services and helping in other ways, and please let us know if you, too, are interested joining us officially:

We’re thrilled you’ve become a part of our UUFA community. We are writing you now to ask you to consider the option of becoming an official UUFA member.  If you would like to learn more about what that means exactly, our current membership covenant and current by-laws are in an attachment below. Equally important, if you are interested or have questions, one of us would be happy to take time to meet with you or have a phone conversation with you during the next few weeks, so we could answer any questions you might have about Unitarian Universalism, about our fellowship, and about membership.

The ceremony for welcoming new members is scheduled for the Sunday morning service, November 10, when Pastor Don Rollins leads the service. He will meet with interested new members the day before, Saturday, 10:00-12:00am, November 9.  Please let us know if you’re interested in learning more. We’re happy you’re a part of our community in whatever capacity feels best for you.

Nov. 15th & 16th: From the UU Church of Akron’s Racial Justice Task Force: On November 15 and 16 The UU Church of Akron’s Racial Justice Task Force will be hosting speaker and facilitator Dr. David Campt.  Dr. Campt is the author of the White Ally Toolkit and former advisory board member for President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race.  His unique approach to handling difficult conversations has provided opportunities for folks to navigate the current unprecedented polarization of ideology without compromising values.

On Friday evening Dr. Campt will present Connection Trumps Conflict, an interactive talk.  This is free and open to the public.  A suggested $20 donation at the door is welcome.  Saturday, we host an all-day workshop intensive, Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time.  The fee for the workshop is $65 which includes lunch and materials.  A sliding scale is offered.

We are encouraging social justice groups, faith-based organizations, educators, diversity workers and cross-cultural organizations to attend.  More info and registration can be found at www.uurjtf.org.

Even if you think you are too far to bring a group to the workshop, having a representative attend will give you the opportunity to explore what you might want to bring back to your congregation.  Attached is an information packet [UUFA Editor’s Note: the pdf is attached far below].  Please feel free to distribute the information as you are able.  We hope to see you in November.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Important links: Registration and information www.uurjtf.org
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/383125495930329/

Deb Lemire, Co-chair 330-701-6887

FUTURE SUNDAYS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, November 8th at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, November 17th: Brian Richards on Love

Sunday, November 24th: Katie Evans on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Sunday, December 1st: Susan Westenbarger on Gratitude with Attitude

Sunday, December 8th: Rev. Don Rollins

Sunday, December 15th: Yule Service

Sunday, December 22nd: Nate Hayes

CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24th: Our special Christmas Eve service.

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