UUFA Announcements for April 16, 2018

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Good Afternoon UUFA Community,

Thank you Amber May for an informative and inspirational service yesterday on Autism Myths, Facts and Legends.

The UUA proposed 8th principle:

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

As a way of followup to our annual meeting on April 8th, please take some time to make yourself familiar with the Unitarian Universalist Association 8th principle initiative.  Please follow the links provided here.
Please spend time  visiting this website link to familiarize yourself with the 8th principle. 

https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/origin

“For people identified as white, it is too easy to ignore these issues, which is exactly what keeps the system of racism in our society alive and in fact worsening right now.  We need to de-center whiteness and other dominant cultures in UUism” 

https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/background

 

What’s Happening This Week at UUFA:

Tuesday, April 17th – 7:00 pm –  UUFA Choir rehearsal. All voices are welcome !

Thursday, April 19th – 7:00 pm – Facilities team meeting

Sunday, April 22,  11:00 am  –  ” Music for Social Change ” with Tom Neilson http://tomneilsonmusic.com/

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm –  Athens Beautification Day –  we’ll welcome OU students to assist us with work here at the fellowship. We’ll be working on beautifying the bird sanctuary and preparing it for spring/summer and also working on some indoor projects. If you’d like to stick around we’d love to have more UUFA members to work alongside our students.  Barb Harrison will be the contact for this initiative.

 

Earth Day – Sunday , April 22nd –  This coming Sunday is also Earth Day and a time for us to reflect upon our 7th principle “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”  The UUFA Ministry for the Earth provides a number of resources specifically focused on  celebrating the accomplishments of the year related to our earth and calls us to recommit to climate and environmental justice. If you would like to learn more about the UUA Ministry for the Earth please follow this link. https://www.uumfe.org/resources/earth-day/


 

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