UUFA Greensheet

THIS SUNDAY  – NO SERVICE – Instead of meeting this Sunday, we’ll meet on Christmas Eve. Please join us.

UUFA Sanctuary

CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 2018 – MONDAY!! 6:30pm – Come join us for cookies, social time, readings, music, Christmas Carols, and candles this special evening with the UUFA Choir as we usher in Christmas. Friends, relatives, and other newcomers most welcome. If you are in a cookie-baking mood, please bring a plate of cookies to share.    

SPECIAL INVITATION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2018 4pm: Potluck, poetry, percussion and UU people. at Restoration Acres, in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio. (Marsha and John Nagy’s Farm). Marsha is inviting all of us UUFA people to share a dish, a poem and the beat as we gather together. Carpooling is encouraged. Marsha’s address and directions will be posted on the UU bulletin board this coming Sunday 12/16. Call or email Marsha for her address and directions if you prefer.
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We are proud of our many connections to the greater community.
Last week, as usual during our monthly second Sunday potluck dinners, we collected money for the Food Pantry.

Recently, we reaffirmed our commitment to Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio with a financial contribution, as well as with our support during events and with initiatives.  See https://www.uujo.org/ for information about UUJO.

For nearly thirty years, we have welcomed Alcoholics Anonymous to meet every Wednesday evening in our Fellowship building. The AA group has been a steady and considerate occupant of our space all these years. Many thanks to all who make our AA connection possible.

OUR NEXT PROGRAMMING AND RE MEETING Our next Programming & RE Committee meeting will be a half-hour meeting online at 7:30pm on Thursday December 27th via Zoom. Members of that committee are Katie Evans, Brian Richards, and Wenda Sheard. Other UUFA members and friends are most welcome to attend. Contact wendasheard@yahoo.com by Thursday at least 30 minutes before the meeting if you wish the Zoom meeting ID.

OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING Our next UUFA Board Meeting will be 10am Sunday, January 6th in the Ploghoft room. All members welcome to attend.


December 30th – How to Actually Achieve your Resolutions by Brian Richards. Most of use set a lot goals without reaching all that many of them. With some tips and strategies from the business and social science community, we can increase our chances of success.

January 6 – End-of-Life Planning, including Green Burials, Advanced Directives, Life Histories, Memorial Plans and More. If you have experience/skills/knowledge/thoughts on end-of-life planning and how the UUFA might helps its members in that regard, please offer to present this Sunday along with others. Service Leader: Wenda and others TBA.

January 13 – Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck  Details TBA

January 20 – Patrick McGee will share his music and his wisdom.  Details TBA

January 27th – Scientist/teacher Richard Thieret will lead us in a science-based service steeped in UUism. Details TBA

Feb 3rd – TBA

SATURDAY Feb. 9th—“Warm Up Your Winter” Extravaganza Details TBA

Feb. 10th – Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck Details TBA

Feb. 17th – CoExist Q&A (Panel of UUFA Members of Various Faiths) Details TBA

Feb. 24th – Our RE Children will Lead Us in a Special Hands-On Service. Details TBA

Mar. 3rd – Je Hooper

SAVE THE DATE!  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9th, 6-9pm for “Warm Up Your Winter”   Make sure you’ll be available for a Saturday evening extravaganza at the UUFA Fellowship with a spaghetti/salad/broccoli dinner (with gf and veggie options) and more, including extra humor and live music. Stay tuned for more information. Those involved include Richard Thieret, Wenda Sheard, Rev. Don Rollins, Brian Richards, and more.

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