This Sunday: “Gratitude with Attitude”

UUFA THIS SUNDAY December 1, 2019. “Gratitude with Attitude” In this time of thanksgiving, what exactly are we thankful for? What is our relationship with “gratitude”? To whom do we give our thanks? Help Susan W. explore these questions, and probably many more, this Sunday. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am.  184 Longview Heights Road,  Athens, Ohio 45701

UUFA CHILDREN THIS SUNDAY: It’s PAINTING DAY!  Yes, please remind children to wear old clothes, and come prepared to PAINT! We’ll be painting symbols of December holidays from various faiths.


This Year’s Unitarian Universalist Association Common Read  Susan W. and Andy R. want to invite others to join us for a reading group on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” which is the UUA Common Read for 2019-2020. With 400 years of interaction between native populations and the European settlers/colonizers to explore, we hope this book will give us a better understanding of the full scope of history on this continent. Details TBD, but we will probably meet three times starting in January 2020 so we can tackle the book in sections. If you’d like to join us (even if you can’t commit to reading the whole book, you’re still very welcome!) please contact Susan at so we can keep in touch for scheduling, etc.  You can purchase the $16 book here.

Links for the TED talks, books, and podcasts from last Sunday:
Decolonization is for Everyone-
Our Fight for Indigenous Rights-
Best of the Left Podcast Native Peoples Series-
  • Episode #1216 Columbus Day
  • Episode #1230 Thanksgiving
  • Episode #1252 Westward Expansion
  • Episode #1265 We’re Still Here
  • Episode #1283   (Mis)Representation
  • Episode #1321 Decolonization

From Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)  You are invited to attend a UUJO Webinar, Wednesday, Dec 11, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, Harvest of Shame: the Food on our Tables and the Conditions Farmworkers Face to Get it There. Presenter(s): Farmworker Staff of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW): Uriel Zelaya-Perez.  If you have not yet signed up for Webinar notices, please sign up at:

FUTURE SUNDAYS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, December 13th at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, December 8th: Rev. Don Rollins (Our UUFA board meeting will be the Friday evening before Sunday December 8th.)

Sunday, December 15th: Yule Service

Sunday, December 22nd: Nate Hayes

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

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