Three Stories and a Grain of Salt by Pat McGee

Come join our Service this Sunday, June 5th, 11am by Zoom or in person.

What do “The Pied Piper” and the “Children’s Crusade” and the “Golden Tale of King Midas” have in common?  Perhaps more than you realize.     Patrick McGee is a former trial lawyer who believes that stories from the past reflect our present day tragedies and serve as a way to perhaps see not only where we are, but where we may be going.

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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We have about one week to go until the target “close” of the annual UUFA Pledge Drive.  The Executive committee will meet June 11 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.  Pledge forms were sent out via “snail mail” with stamped addressed envelopes.  They are also available at UUFA; or you can send them in via email to:   Thanks for your time, attention and support.   – Jessie R.



The Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is presenting: “One Woman Enactment of the Bessie Smith Story.”  The show will be June 18, 2022 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 West State Street. This event is part of the community’s Juneteenth Celebration.  Tickets are $20 each, family blocks are four tickets for $60.  Contact Jessie Roberson for tickets at:  For the full story about the preservation society, where you’ll figure out why we’re involved as UUs, see



It’s not too late to participate in this year’s UUA General Assembly June 22 – 26, 2022! GA is being offered online as well as in person in Portland, OR. UUFA has not yet designated anyone to be our representative and vote on our behalf on UUA issues. Even if you’re not sure about the voting part, registrants have an opportunity to participate in lots of interesting conference sessions. And there are *two* amazing and renowned speakers this year too! Both Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award-winning Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategies. I bet a lot of us have one or more of these titles on our bookshelves (or our “To-Be-Read” lists!)

If you are interested in participating in GA this year, take a look at and talk to Susan W. ( / 240-305-0860) or another member of the Board to find out more. (PS. Almost forgot to mention . . . The Fellowship will pay the registration fee!)



June 12 Brian Richards TBA
June 19 Susan W. NEW MEMBER SERVICE, Juneteenth, Solstice
June 26 Patrick & Wenda (two lawyers, maybe more helping) Roe v Wade Review & What’s Next
July 3 Programming Committee & Others Climate Change: Tips, Conversations, Things We Don’t Think About
July 10 Nate Hayes TBA
July 17 TBD TBD
July 24 TBD TBD
July 31 Marietta Church weekend…we all go there, put sign on our door saying we’re travelling.