Dangers, Toils, and Snares

“THROUGH MANY DANGERS, TOILS, AND SNARES”
by Rev. Don Rollins
Sunday 11am EDT by Zoom 

 You might recognize these lyrics from the third verse of “Amazing Grace”. Our contract minister, Don Rollins, will borrow from the hymn, and a children’s story, to lead us in a reflection on how we persevere.

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! “TIME OUT TUESDAYS”  Looking for some midweek “vespers” time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins every other Tuesday, starting October 13th and 27th, at 7:00 PM, to see familiar faces and relax a bit. 

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

 

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


ARTICLES AND LINKS FROM LAST WEEK’S SERVICE 

Thanks to everyone who joined the discussion on defunding–reducing our dependence on–the police. Here are the articles Andrea Reany quoted, and a link to the October 14 online kick-off event for the SURJ Community Safety-for-All Toolkit.

LOCAL INFO:
Athens County Policing Data

SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (SURJ) FAITH:
Community Safety for All: Launching the Congregational Action Toolkit
Kick off call for faith community toolkit:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020,
 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Community Safety for All Toolkit

BACKGROUND ARTICLES:

“Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police. Because reform won’t happen.” 
by Mariame Kaba

“When people, especially white people, consider a world without the 
police, they envision a society as violent as our current one, merely without law enforcement — and they shudder. As a society, we have been so indoctrinated with the idea that we solve problems by policing and caging people that many cannot imagine anything other than prisons and the police as solutions to violence and harm.”

“Defund the Police” 
by Keenga Yamahtta-Taylor    (August 14, 2020)

“Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind” 
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

8 to Abolition Reforms

 

UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY INFORMATION FROM OUR MINISTER

Some of you may have gotten news that the 2020 GA has been edited, formatted and released. If not, the link’s below. Feel free to share – it’s a good sample of where we’re headed as an Association.  Rev. Don Rollins

UUFA TREASURER’S REPORT AVAILABLE

Our UUFA Treasurer, Patrick, has prepared a full report for the lead up to our Saturday, October 24th Annual Meeting. Please contact Patrick if you’re a member who has not received the report yet. Thank you.

 

THE UUFA PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE will meet TOMORROW, Sunday, October 11th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, Brian, or Barb for Zoom login info. 

Oct. 18th – Blessing of the Animals

Oct 24th SATURDAY via Zoom – UUFA Annual Meeting

Oct. 25th – Samhain or TBD

Nov. 1st –  Samhain or TBD

Nov. 8th – Rev. Don Rollins

Nov. 15th – Festival of Lights

 

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