UUFA Announcements for December 31, 2017 – Happy New Year !

Good Afternoon UUFA Members and Friends,

As we prepare to say farewell to 2017 it’s important to accentuate the positive in our fellowship community.  UUFA has had a great year because of the many contributions of members and friends.  We’ve completed the office renovations, started a choir, hired RE instructors, established a children’s garden, and provided fresh produce to Community Food Initiatives Donation Station. Members stood in solidarity with other Athenians to protest the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville,VA. We co-sponsored Interfaith Amigos, and continued our monthly collection for the Athens Food Pantry.  There are other successes that aren’t identified here but I believe that they also demonstrate the strong, vibrant community we have together. We have much to give.  I look forward to navigating UUFA’s service to our community and our world with you.

Peace, love and light to you, your loved ones, and our world in 2018.

Barb Harrison, Recorder

What’s Happening at UUFA this week and next

Sunday, December 31st – 11:00 a.m. – Service was canceled due to inclement weather and low temperatures.  If you didn’t receive a robo call and would like  to be added to that list please  contact Barb Harrison at: recorder@uuathensoh.org

Tuesday, January 2, – CHOIR CANCELED this week due to the holiday.  We will resume next week. For more information contact Megan Cameron at: mcpurple@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 4, 7:00 p.m.- Programming Committee meeting at the fellowship.

Sunday, January 7th – 11:00 a.m. – Living Out First Principle. Katie Evans, Service Leader.

What’s Coming Up Soon

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Silent march and Brunch at Ohio University – Monday, January 15th – UUFA is sponsoring a table for 8 members to attend. If you would like to reserve seats at the table, please contact Barb Harrison: recorder@uuathensoh.org. All are welcome to join in the silent march that morning beginning at 10:30 am at Galbreath Chapel on the College Green.

Have a special memory or two about why UUFA has been significant in your life?  Get ready to participate in small group dialogues beginning in 2018!  More information coming soon from the Executive Committee and Rev. Rollins.

UUFA Executive Committee retreat for Saturday, February 3 at the fellowship from 11:30 – 3:30.  Members will be encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share.  Open to all members!

SAVE THE DATE – UUFA Annual Meeting 2018 – Sunday, April 8th

Highlights and Thank You’s

Eight UUFA members and friends gathered at United Campus Ministry on December 21st to serve as volunteers for the weekly Thursday free supper at UCM. Many thanks to Marsha, Kate, her son Hugh, Nadya, her daughter Melissa, Katie, Dean, and Wenda for representing UUFA at UCM four days before Christmas.

Many thanks to Pat Gordon and the Choir for a wonderful Christmas Eve service. Approximately 30 people attended!

Thanks to Fred Snell and the Facilities team for securing snow plow removal services this winter.

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Happy New Year

“Let this be the year
we fully welcome the world,
and treat her right,
and lift our glasses in a toast to her,
and thank her,
and keep our resolutions,
and mean it when we say,
Joy to the World.”

Read the full poem from Rebecca Parker online at Quest for Meaning: tinyurl.com/y9jgmjuk

The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s spiritual theme for December is giving and receiving.