UUFA Community News April 26 2024

Sunday Service – April 28, 2024 – 11:00 AM – 184 Longview Hts., Athens, OH

Carbon connections and complications

As ecologic Consumers, stuck in an interdependent web, we are completely immersed in the carbon cycle. From biologic respiration to petroleum products and plastics,  carbon and its products, run our lives and, our lives depends upon it. Consequences resulting from human perturbation of the cycle, will dramatically change patterns of life on earth.
Richard Thieret  will present a primer on carbon chemistry, carbon products and carbon based complications resulting from our manipulation of the carbon cycle. A lively discussion is anticipated.  We hope to see you there.
New Member Welcome Celebration – Sunday, April 21, 2024
We were overjoyed to welcome 4 new members this past Sunday to the UUFA congregation.  James Dolan, Erin Hogan, Lish Griener & Linda Sistrunk signed our membership book and have agreed to make an identifiable financial contribution of any amount this year.  We also welcome your talents, energy, ideas and efforts to continue making our fellowship community rewarding for all involved.
UUFA Gets a New Look 
If you’ve stopped by the fellowship lately, you’ll know that we are having our deck repaired.  Many thanks to Richard Thieret and Fred Snell for assisting our contractor, Brent Martinez, in making sure the work is done!  Thanks to all for your patience as we improve the entrance to our hall.  We expect the work to continue into the month of May.
Annual Meeting Held  New Leaders Elected 
We passed the proposed budget of $26, 041 for the coming year.  Leaders were elected to serve beginning July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.
Richard Thieret, President
Pete Mather, President-Elect
Susan Westenbarger, Treasurer
Marilyn Zwayer, Secretary
Board Members at Large:
James Dolan
Andy Ray
Roberta Roberson
Jessie Roberson
Barb Harrison
Nellie James
Welcome new leaders and to those who have agreed to continue on for the coming year.

Shifting Perspective

“A lot of times we base everything just on our immediate circumstance. We don’t see a big picture for our lives. We don’t love ourselves. We don’t have a way of kind of gauging the future, so we count it lost.”
—Jennifer Holiday

Nowadays my attitude towards driving is arguably a little too cavalier, but there was a time when the responsibility of steering a 3,000-pound metal cage gave me sweaty palms and heart palpitations.

Inside a car, a young adult sits behind the driver's seat. In the passenger seat is someone implied to be a driving instructor due to the clipboard he's holding.

The first time I drove on a freeway was only at the insistence of my driving instructor, who thought that I was ready. I disagreed. Crawling along the I-80 at about forty miles per hour, annoying everyone behind us, I was able to stay in my lane only with extreme concentration and constant correction. Sensing that I was drifting too far to the right, I turned the wheel leftward and the car would drift too far to the left, forcing me to turn the wheel to the right, causing the car to drift rightwards again, and so on. It probably only lasted a minute or two at most, but felt like an eternity.

read more https://www.uua.org/braverwiser/shifting-perspective