UUFA Greensheet

THIS SUNDAY 11am Service  10:30 Coffee

December 9th – Rev. Don Rollins will join us as usual on the second Sunday of every month, with a potluck after the service. Rev. Rollins’ blurb about this Sunday: An Old Story for a New Day, Part 1: It’s important to revisit UU history every now and again. It’s a rich narrative that helps us understand where we’ve been, who we are now, and where we might be headed. Don will lead us in a two-part crash course on our religious tribe.

SUNDAY Religious Explorations for Children  We have some very special Sunday morning events for the children planned in December. New children are always welcome to join us. 

Dec 9 – The children will finish working on decorations for our fellowship hall to be installed during our Yule Service next Sunday.
Dec 16 – Intergenerational Yule Service upstairs, with lots of holiday decorating by folks of all ages.
Dec 23 – There is no Sunday morning service today, because we’ll all meet on Christmas Eve instead.
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Family Service Upstairs
Dec 30 – Looking Ahead to a New Year. The children will think about what they really liked about RE in the past and brainstorm what they would like to do in the coming months.


Our joy this week is our new UUFA SIGN by the entrance to our parking lot. Check it out! Many thanks to all who made it possible.

Our continuing sorrow is the loss of Dr. Frank Myers. Barb and Wenda have Lorraine’s address for those wanting to send a sympathy card. (Your Greensheet editor is reluctant to put full addresses here because our Greensheet is wide open to the public.)


(A column about how our efforts, our pledges, our building, and our donations support the wider community—submissions welcome.)  Many thanks to members of the Justice Choir for singing for us this past Sunday. The Justice Choir meets on the third Friday evenings of each month at UCM. New members are welcome. Many thanks, too, to Susan Westenbarger for recruiting the Justice Choir to sing for us last Sunday, and for her continuing activism work. Here’s an update from Susan:
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and UU College of Social Justice are both official sponsors of the Love Knows No Borders week of action that I will be participating in next week. Lots of info and ways to support are here:  https://migrantjustice.afsc.org/

THIS SUNDAY!  OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING Our next UUFA Board Meeting will be 10am Sunday, December 9th in the Ploghoft room. All members welcome to attend.

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. Please make sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. If you’ve never attended a Zoom meeting, this is your chance! Think of it this way: We’re using Zoom to reduce our carbon footprint.


December 16th – Yule Intergenerational Service Join us in celebrating Yule, also known as Winter Solstice. We’ll learn a little about the history of the celebration and join our children in a craft. We’ll also be treated to a performance by the UUFA Choir.

December 23th – NO SERVICE THIS SUNDAY MORNING (We’ll meet Christmas Eve instead.)

Christmas Eve Service – December 24th – Come sing Christmas Carols this special evening with the UUFA Choir as we usher in Christmas. (Service leader: Choir & Wenda)

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

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

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