UUFA Announcements for April 30, 2018

Good Afternoon UUFA Community,

Thanks to Roberta Roberson for a celebratory service yesterday celebrating Beltane by engaging in dancing the maypole together.

What’s Happening This Week at UUFA:

Tuesday, May 1- 7:00 pm –  UUFA Choir rehearsal. All voices are welcome !

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – UUFA Programming Committee meets.

Sunday, May 6 – 11:00 am, Coffee/Tea beginning at 10:30 am – Celebration of National Poetry Month . The Muses bring special fire to our fellowship with Lois Gladchild and Marsha Nagy  presenting a selection of poets from near and far who have reflected upon and captured an angle on “The Cosmic Conscientiousness”.

Sunday, May 13th –  Susan Westenbarger will bring the “Safe and Healthy Ohio Initiative” petition for folks to sign if they are interested.

Coming Up Soon…

Saturday, May 12 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm –  UUFA spring workday !  All volunteers are welcome and needed no matter what skill level. Many hands make light work 🙂 Fred Snell will be at the fellowship  from around 11 am to 6 pm to help with the projects.   Feel free to arrive and depart as your schedule requires. If you have ideas in mind for projects other than those on the list, feel free to make suggestions.  List of workday items include:

1. Scrub back steps to prepare for sealing.
2. Move paver bricks to build pad at hose faucet.
3. Open fountain
4.  Pour concrete pad for dumpster
5.   Deep clean downstairs.
6.  Clean closets
7.  Weatherstrip old entry doors.
8.  Beautify grove

 Fallback items:
1.  Cleaning and painting cabinets in Ploghoft room/sanding/painting and upholstering chairs
2.  Help Brian with landscaping
3.  Move paver bricks down to hose faucet area

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

UU Justice Ohio (UUJO)  Updates: 

LAST TWO UUJO SPRING SERIES WEBINARS

These webinars are part of a Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO) webinar series to help strengthen social justice ministries.   There is no cost for these Webinars, but we ask that you please register so we can send you reminders and Zoom online connection information. You do not have to be in Ohio to participate.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/163023db0abb4121

 

 

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