“The Lessons of Dissonance and the Blessings of Failure”

Come join our Service on Sunday, February 19th, 11am in person (face masks encouraged) or by Zoom.

Have you ever caught yourself comparing your path to someone else’s and thinking that you’re failing spectacularly? Do you sometimes find that your self-talk is more of a bully than a good friend? And have you ever experienced what you thought was the worst thing in the world, but it turned out for the best?
Join Kojun (Nate Hayes) on Sunday for a frank discussion about how we hold ourselves to sometimes impossible standards and make vows seemingly impossible to keep.
He’ll bring some of the singing bowls he uses in his sound healing work and incorporate those into his talk. You can find more about Kojun’s sound work at www.sacredwavessoundwork.com (http://www.sacredwavessoundwork.com), facebook.com/SacredWavesSoundWork.com (http://facebook.com/SacredWavesSoundWork.com)
For his upcoming Spring Awakening sound
 bath at Bodhi Tree Studio, just search for Sacred Waves Sound Work on Eventbrite.

Please join us.

NEW FACE MASK NOTES: As of January 14, 2022, the UUFA board moved from a mandatory face mask policy for Sunday Services to a “face masks encouraged” policy. Thank you to all who continue to wear face masks to protect the most vulnerable among us. We provide Zoom access for those unable to attend in person. 

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Join Attorney Wenda Sheard and Retired Attorney Patrick McGee for a Zoom Watch Party of the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral arguments in Gonzales v. Google, a case that’s challenging social media algorithms known to steer us to extreme content in an effort to keep us online as long as possible to increase advertising revenue of the social media companies.

That’s the docket of Gonzales v. Google, the US Supreme Court case with links to SO VERY MANY AMICUS BRIEFS, to be argued February 21st.  Note: It’s the only case argued that day, and the court website says “court convenes at 10am” and “oral argument is for 70 minutes”—beware the timings could change. The case was brought by the family of a 15 year old girl killed in Paris during a terrorist attack that her family says was egged on by social media.  From the petition for writ of certiorari, “The question presented is:
Does section 230(c)(1) [of the Communications Decency Act] immunize interactive computer services when they make targeted recommendations of information provided by another information content provider, or only limit the liability of interactive computer services when they engage in traditional editorial functions (such as deciding whether to display or withdraw) with regard to such in- formation?
From the February 7th, reply of the family located here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21-1333/254251/20230207191257813_GonzalezRepyMeritsPrinted.pdf “in the period leading up to the 2015 terrorist murder of petitioner’s decedent Nohemi Gonzalez, respondent made targeted recommendations of ISIS recruiting and fundraising videos.”Topic: Watch Party for US Supreme Court oral arguments in Gonzales v. Google
Time: Feb 21, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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The board recently approved improvements to our boiler’s heat radiator system. Those improvements should be completed within the next few weeks. We are replacing the corroded piping with new metal piping. The new piping will not corrode.
We are planning replacement of the fascia around the building. Thanks to Fred and Richard for this. Richard is currently sawmilling poplar boards for the purpose.
We begin planning the annual meeting, now set for April 16th, after our morning service that day. Both the service and the annual meeting will be 100% Zoom to allow for easy accessibility by everyone.
Many thanks to Barb and Marilyn for preparing and mailing annual meeting packets in early March. When you get your packet, please read it before our annual meeting. The most important thing happening at the annual meeting will be voting for new officers. If you have any interest in serving on the board, please let Barb or Richard know.
The board decided to review the form that members have used to reserve the building for personal purposes. Once the form is reviewed and approved, it will be disseminated to members.
We’re happy the building has enjoyed more use in recent months, and even more use is anticipated as words spreads about our improvements including air conditioning, hybrid meeting capabilities, bridal dressing room, and more.


ZUMBA fills our FELLOWSHIP – Tuesdays 10am & Thursdays 4:30pm

Many thanks to Kim Knapp-Browne for holding Zumba classes in our Fellowship.

Zumba Fitness®. Zumba dance-fitness classes  fuse a wonderful blend of high energy Latin and international music with easy-to-follow moves  like the salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, merengue, flamenco, calypso, hip-hop, cumbia and much more, to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program.  The routines also feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.  All moves are modifiable – you can Zumba your own way.   Our goal is simple: we want you to want to work out and to love working out. 

Instructor:  Kim Knapp-Browne, licensed Zumba Fitness instructor


·      Since COVID is still with us, I will be masking at all times.  Masking is required upon entering & leaving class, masking during exercise is optional based on your comfort level.  Social distancing & full vaccination strongly encouraged. Please don’t come to class if you’ve been exposed to COVID.

Winter 2023 Classes:

·      Tuesday, February 14    10:00 -11:00 am   

·      Thursday, February 16  4:30-5:30 pm

·      $5.00 per class, plus $1.00 church donation

·      Please bring water bottle & light hand weights, nothing heavier than 4 lbs. 

RSVP to me via text, 740-590-5079, to secure a spot for Tuesday, Thursday or both classes. Text me if you have any questions/concerns.

Hope to see you in class,
Kim K-B

DRUMMING fills our FELLOWSHIP — Tuesday Evenings

Many thanks to Lawrence Greene for holding drumming classes in our Fellowship

Ugata: West African drum class $15
6-8 Tuesday nights
This drum class is focused around djembe and djun rhythm from West Africa. Lawrence R Greene is the instructor and has been studying this cultural music form for 20 years. He teaches a set of rhythms that he uses as a cultural outreach to southern Ohio and West Virginia. No experience needed and there are drums that can be borrowed during class or purchased.
$15 a class. No class March 7 or 21
Lawrence R Greene



The first meeting of a new book club attracted 8 people, some of whom have friends who will join next month, and all of whom seemed to agree that their maximum size should not exceed 12 members. If you want to be put on a waiting list in case one of the 12 drops out, or if you want to be part of a SECOND book club, please contact, Marilyn Zwayer at: mkzwayer@yahoo.com FYI, the first book club members decided to read Erin French’s book Finding Freedom as their first book. Many thanks to Marilyn and all our new book club members!



Many thanks to Andy Ray and all the members of his band, their families, and their fans for a very successful music night on February 11th. We hope they return soon!




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2. If you have a Facebook account—even one you never use—you can see our Facebook events and send us messages via our Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/uuathensoh

3. Currently, we email the Greensheet to those with emails in our Elvanto church software. Not everyone who signed up on WordPress is on our Elvanto list. We’re looking for a volunteer to make sure those two lists match. If you want to be on our Elvanto list, email wendasheard@yahoo.com



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Deadline for each week: SUNDAY 3pm or before publication, whichever comes last. We hope to get the Greensheet out, our Facebook event for the next week posted, and more each Sunday evening or Monday at the latest. Thanks!



The next UUFA board meeting will be Saturday March 11th at 10:30am by Zoom. All members are welcome to attend. For the Zoom link, text Richard 740-818-4775, or contact any other board member.


The next UUFA programming meeting will be Sunday, March 12th at 1pm (or perhaps that evening) by Zoom. More people, more music, more ideas all welcome! All members and friends are welcome to attend. For the Zoom link contact Barb or any other board member.