SPECIAL LARGE Sunday Service, lots of news. Thanks for reading.

“Across our Mountains:
A Special Multi-Congregation Service

   Sunday 11am EST by Zoom
January 10, 2021

Join our Unitarian Universalist Congregations of Athens, Marietta, Charleston, and Beckley for a special Sunday Service of reflection, contemplation, and music this weekend!  Ministers Rev. Kathryn Hawbaker, Rev. Donald Rollins, and Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg will offer words, music will be provided by our congregations and drawn from the resources of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and our service will be opened by our beloved regional contact from the UUA, Beth Casebolt.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 958 7848 0963
Passcode: 520
(If you use your phone, dial either 312 626 6799  or  646 876 9923 and follow the prompts to add Meeting ID and Passcode when requested.)


Looking for some midweek “vespers” time with UUFA folks? Ready to do some reflecting and sharing? Join Rev. Don Rollins every other Tuesday, next on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm.

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

As your incoming UUFA board president, I’m going to try to share a thought or two in each Greensheet. Call it a New Years Resolution if you like. I write a lot of business-y stuff for work and a lot of usually snarky things for social media, so trying to write something earnest and UU-centric will be an interesting challenge. January has already packed a lot of action to its short time with us, but what I’m looking forward to the most is our first UUFA Executive Board meeting of the new year, on Saturday, January 9, at 2:30 pm via Zoom. If you’d like to join us, or want to reach me about anything at all, I’m at suusanw.uu@gmail.com. Peace.

IN MEMORY Long-time UUFA member Andrée Cavender passed away on December 31, 2020. Our hearts are with her family and friends. Her family is planning a public memorial service at the Fellowship for September 5th. Here’s a link to the beautiful obituary that Andrée wrote for herself: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/athensmessenger/obituary.aspx?n=andre-battiste-cavender&pid=197424089


IN MEMORY  Phyllis Tanner, who attended the UUFA in the 1990s, passed away on December 21. 2020. Our hearts are with her family and friends. Thanks to our UUFA members, Lois and David, who attended her funeral in Coolville, Ohio. Here’s a link to her obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/athensmessenger/obituary.aspx?n=phyllis-tanner&pid=197337904


Our immediate past-President and all around UUFA booster, Barb Harrison, recently responded to an inquiry from a reporter at The Post, OU’s student newspaper, about how our community is dealing with COVID around the holiday season. Thanks Barb for always representing us so well!  See the full article here:


THE UUFA BOARD’S NEXT MEETING will be on Saturday, January 9th at 2:30pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Contact a board member for Zoom login information.

will meet Sunday, January 10th at 7pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Future Sundays below, subject to change. Contact Wenda, Katie, Susan, Brian, or Barb for Zoom login info.  Ideas most welcome. All information subject to change. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

Jan. 17th – Lois G. and Brian R.


HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THIS GREENSHEET NEWSLETTER:  NEW FOR 2021: We’re aiming for Thursday morning publication. 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!