UUFA Greensheet & Announcements for May 15 2018

UUFA Greensheet – May 15 2018

Many thanks to Rev. Don for an inspiring Mother’s Day and Flower Communion service this past Sunday.

What’s Happening This Week at UUFA:

Sunday, May 20 – 11:00 am, Coffee/Tea beginning at 10:30 am “The Path to Happiness & Mindfulness” with Brian Richards and Katie Evans.  The Path to Happiness series explores the recent scientific validation of ancient wisdom surrounding what makes for a meaningful and joyful life, and the paths that do (and don’t) lead us there.  The Mindfulness installment focuses the ancient practice of focusing ones attention into the present moment. Katie and Brian will tag team the topic that is part education, part practice, and part discussion. We hope you’ll be present physically as we explore how to become more present mentally and emotionally.

Successful Work/Fun day this past Saturday, May 12 

Many thanks to Fred Snell and the Facilities team for the successful workday this past Saturday. About 12 members participated at various parts of the day from 9am – 6pm and much was accomplished!  Bird Sanctuary fountain was started for the season, plantings done on the grounds.  Thirteen chairs were repainted and new upholstery is well underway!

The UUA proposed 8th principle:

As a follow-up to our annual meeting on April 8, please take some time to make yourself familiar with the Unitarian Universalist Association 8th principle initiative initiated by Black Lives UU (BLUU).  Please follow the links provided here. As a congregation, we will be undergoing exploration so that we may more thoroughly understand and support this initiative.

“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.”

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” 

 

UUA Participates in Revived Poor Peoples Campaign beginning May 14, 2018

If you have read the news this week, you may know that the UUA’s President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray was among those arrested yesterday in Washington D.C. while engaging in civil disobedience related to the Poor People’s Campaign. The Rev. William Barber was also arrested. The group has initiative a day of action to occur each month in U.S. capital cities across the nation. To learn more about this initiative follow this link:

https://www.uua.org/racial-justice/poor-peoples-campaign/rev-susan-frederick-gray-join-me

 

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