The US Supreme Court’s Decision: A Panel and Action Possibilities

TO UUFA MEMBERS & FRIENDS:  We’re expecting a crowd this Sunday due to high community interest. WOUB-TV has requested permission to come and film our service–we’re still deciding whether to allow that. If the weather looks good enough to have the service outside, and if you are able, please come early and/or bring a lawn chair. Otherwise, we’ll recruit some of us able-bodied folks to bring chairs from the sanctuary outside and around the back.

Come join our Service this Sunday, June 26th, 11am by Zoom or in person.

This Sunday June 26th at 11am, Athens attorneys Patrick McGee, Wenda Sheard, and Jessie Roberson will talk about Dobbs, its overturning of Roe v. Wade, and talk about action as well. All are welcome. Weather permitting, we’ll be outdoors. Masks required if indoors.

Here’s the UUA President’s letter yesterday affirming our UU commitment to reproductive justice, located here:
MASK NOTE: Our board is still requiring vaccination cards and kn95 or equivalent masks (NO FABRIC MASKS) of folks entering the building for Sunday services or to use the restroom when we have outdoor events. We have many folks who truly appreciate us flipping the “usual narrative.” Usually Zoom is for those who are at risk where in-person places are not safe for them. At the fellowship, we’re doing Zoom for anyone who doesn’t want to wear a nk95 or n95 mask or get vaccinated, thus keeping the fellowship safe for the most vulnerable. We do, however, allow our presenters to unmask when speaking in the front of the fellowship. Some choose to stay masked.
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Through the years, our UUFA Executive Committee has tried to do a June mailing to let pledgers know what is left on their pledges before the end of the fiscal year.  Between some unexpected challenges and a flood of outreach activities, I am unsure whether we will manage that this time around.  AND … We have about two weeks to go until the target “close” of the annual UUFA Pledge Drive.  The Executive Committee will meet July 9 to assess the fiscal state of things for the coming 2023 fiscal year (which begins July 1, 2022).  If you have not yet returned a pledge form, please do.  Pledges provide some basis for the Executive Committee to project the resources available to devote to UUFA business.

Pledge forms were sent out via “snail mail” with stamped and addressed envelopes.  Forms are also available at UUFA; or you can return them via email to:   Frankly, you can just send the name(s) of the member(s) and the level of support to that email address. Or leave your form on the piano or the front table in the sanctuary.   Or just give the form to some Executive Committee member at service.  We will gladly accept support whenever you deign to provide it, but pledges allow us to plan Fellowship commitments for the coming year.  As the new Executive Committee assumes leadership and responsibility for forging the future of UUFA, let’s get their year off to a rousing start by helping them to know the resources with which they have to work!  Thanks for your time, attention and support.

Jessie Roberson

P.S.  This will likely be my last attempt to shake loose those last few pledges (Hooray!!)


DEATH CAFE JUNE 26th, 3-5pm at UUFA

Looking for a safe space to talk about mortality and end-of-life planning?

You’re welcome to attend our second Death Cafe, to be held outdoors & socially distanced at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens on Sunday, June 26th 3-5pm. Donations accepted.

LIMITED to the first 30 people who send us an email. Send an email to, saying you will be attending the June 26th Death Cafe.  Refreshments will be served.

Bring a good face mask (kn95 or n95) and your COVID-19 vaccination card.

You don’t need to wear your face outdoors, but you’ll need to wear it if you go inside the building to use the restrooms.

Also, in case of inclement weather, we will check vaccine cards and move the event inside, with masking required for the benefit of the most vulnerable among us.