UUFA Announcements for Monday, November 13, 2017

Good Morning UUFA Friends and Community,
Here’s whats happening this week and in the near future !

UUFA Choir practiceTuesday, Nov. 14th , 7pm – all are welcome !

Guest at Your Table – annual UUSC fundraiser is in motion. Several members have taken boxes for collecting funds during the holidays.Proceeds will benefit the work of the UUSC.  Boxes will be collected Dec. 17th. For questions or to obtain a box see Barb Harrison. For more information on the work of the UUSC please visit their website at:  https://www.uusc.org/

UUFA Winterbreakaway – Planning committee will met next Sunday , Nov. 19th after service.  The event is Saturday, December 9th – 7:30  – 9:30 pm . Join us for an elegant evening of  live music, good food, good raffle/auction to help with your holiday shopping !  We also need help from members to solicit quality raffle/auction items from local businesses to benefit our fellowship air conditioning fund. If you can solicit a quality, new item from a local business or service provider please get in touch with Amber May, Winterbreakaway Chairperson at:  angels45701@gmail.com

Social Action Leader/Chair Needed – Do you have an interest in organizing for social justice/action ?  Have a spare few hours per month to coordinate these activities for UUFA?  We are still seeking a chair person to head up our social action efforts for the year. We’ve committed to addressing food insecurity this year and are doing a great job with the monthly collection for Athens Food Panty, the collection box in the entry way as well as the lbs. of donated fresh vegetables to CFI’s donation station.  Please see Pat Gordon if interested !

UUJO Upcoming Events –  UU Justice Ohio has many upcoming events that are likely to be of interest to many of us in the congregation. Please follow this link to their events page to learn more.    https://www.uujo.org/calendar

Coloring Party success !  –  Last Friday evening Katie Evans invited folks to join her at the fellowship for an evening of coloring for relaxation.  Thanks to all who attended and supported this event. Here are some photos that were shared.






Holiday Concert to Benefit The Athens County Food Pantry – Sunday, December 10th – 4:00 pm – Arts West – 132 West State St., Athens.  This joyful and varied program that is sure to warm your heart, lift your spirits, and put you in the Holiday mood.  Musicians include; Matthew Chester-Griffin- Baritone, Melissa Brobek – Mezzo Sporano, Alexandra Bruno – Mezzo Soprano, Nicholas Nesbitt – Tenor, Michael Weiser- Tenor, Harolyn Brient- Piano, Michael Tobar- Flute & Piano, Asa Roach- Harp – Free Admission – light refreshments will be served during intermission. Money donated will benefit the Athens Co. Food Pantry.


UUFA RE Update – The RE Committee met on November 12th with Jé Hooper, Brian Richards, and Wenda Sheard in attendance. Other parents had sent regrets. Jé Hooper requested a bulletin board about 3’x4′ so the children can hang their work on the wall. Does anyone happen to have a bulletin board to donate? If not, we’ll buy a new one before January.

We’re continuing work on our UUFA safety policy, on publicity and curriculum for January and beyond, and on coordinating the children’s program with the programming committee. We are also exploring adult RE possibilities, including a “Heart and Soul” proposal by Jé, and a Climate Reality evening by Wenda.

We are grateful to everyone in the fellowship who has participated in our recent successes, including a beautiful downstairs space, the hiring of Jé Hooper and Maggie Moreda, and the recruitment of more children into the program.

Note: this coming Sunday, November 19th, is our last official RE children’s programming of the year.

Why, you ask? Because the rest of the Sundays of the year are either holidays or intergenerational programs when the children will be upstairs with us. We thank Mary Bracey for donating a pile of clipboards and a dozen baggies of crayons for amusing children during intergenerational services.

Emergence ; The Sacred Feminine Dances Once More – Coming in February 2018 !- Saturday, February, 17, 2018 –7:00 pm Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm Arts West 132 W. State St, Athens, OH .  Follow one woman’s journey away from the cultural messages that happiness is achieved outside herself through materials things, consuming and through other people. Trapped by feelings of doubt, inadequacy and helplessness, the woman is forced to go within herself to seek solitude and reconnect with her sacredness. She receives many lessons and bears witness to others, both women and men struggling with their personal journeys. The lessons received help her dance her own dance and stand in her own power. If interested in being a part of this performance please contact Megan Cameron at: megancameronmusic@yahoo.com or if interested in dancing contact Missy Whaley at  mwdances@gmail.comUUFA is a co-sponsor of this event and will provide our fellowship hall as a practice space ! 

November 19th – 11:00 am – Weekly service entitled ” Zen and Now” with Nate Hayes.

Have a wonderful week everyone !

In community,

Barb Harrison

UUFA Recorder