UUFA Greensheet

Rev. Don Rollins

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019, Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck. “Time Flies Like an Eagle, Fruit Flies Like a Banana” – If you’re feeling the midwinter blahs, or are just in need of a good belly laugh, join Don in a service on sacred silliness. You’re invited to send him a brief joke or two to be shared in the service. Not all of them can be used, but if you have something in mind send it to minister@uucnh.org by Thursday, February 7.
A potluck will follow the service.  Newcomers welcome to join us. As is our practice on potluck Sundays, we’ll take up a special collection for the Athens Food Pantry as well. Thank you for your generosity.

THIS SATURDAY:  TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER? If you’ve been thinking it might be time to deepen your relationship with UUFA, please know that Rev. Don Rollins is inviting interested folks to join him for a casual lunch discussion. Topics will include UU history and values, UUFA, and whatever questions you might have. We’ll meet at Gran Ranchero, 979 E. State Street on Saturday, February 9, at noon. To confirm, email or text Don at: donaldlrollins@gmail.com or 740-988-7834 no later than Friday, February 8.

THIS SUNDAY BOARD MEETING Our UUFA Board Meeting will be 10am Sunday, February 10th, in the Ploghoft room. All members are welcome to attend.

OUR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM This Sunday, we’ll continue creating a story that incorporates all our box creations.  Come join us to take part and see what develops. Yes, our children are turning discards into assets, and will recycle when finished.  Nice, eh?  We’ll also do some planning for what children want to experience during future Sundays.

TONIGHT, TUESDAY: CHOIR at  7pm. Newcomers welcome, as usual. Join us as we start learning a new and beautiful piece of music.

NEW DATE – Saturday March 9th Spaghetti Dinner and International Auction. Due to closures in January, Richard Thieret and others decided to move the spaghetti dinner (gf & vegan options!) and international auction forward one month, to Saturday, March 9th. Stay tuned for more information after the February 10th UUFA board meeting. Under consideration: Sliding scale $5-$10 for tickets, donation of proceeds to be split between UUFA and the Food Pantry, music for the evening. Volunteers needed….see Richard to volunteer. Thanks!

PROGRAMMING AND RE COMMITTEE REPORT  Our Programming & RE Committee meeting met last Thursday via Zoom. Members of that committee are Katie, Brian, and Wenda. Rev. Don Rollins also attends. You’ll see the results of our work in the “Future Sundays” section of this newsletter. If YOU have an idea for a program, please let us know. If YOU have an idea of a theme for this coming summer’s programs, please let us know. If YOU are willing to play music for an upcoming program, please let us know. Thanks!

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS: If the roads are treacherous, please make sure to check our Facebook page or website on Sunday morning before venturing out in our direction. Thank you.

END OF LIFE PLANNING GROUP:  During Sunday’s service four weeks ago, we explored End of Life Planning and talked about how the UUFA might help with our individual plans. If you are interested in joining a small End of Life Planning group to help you make your plans, please let us know.

THE WIDER COMMUNITY We are proud of our many connections to the greater community. Please send your Greensheet editor news of your recent work in the community for publication here. Thanks.

OUR NEXT PROGRAMMING AND RE MEETING We plan to meet again on February 21st via Zoom online. We usually meet at 7pm. The start time can be pushed back to 8 pm or a little bit after if that will work better. Or it can stay at 7 pm. If you would like to join us that evening, let us know your preference. (Brian, Katie, Wenda, Don).

FUTURE SUNDAYS: 

Feb. 10th – Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck. “Time Flies Like an Eagle, Fruit Flies Like a Banana” – If you’re feeling the midwinter blahs, or are just in need of a good belly laugh, join Don in a service on sacred silliness. You’re invited to send him a brief joke or two to be shared in the service. Not all of them can be used, but if you have something in mind send it to minister@uucnh.org by Thursday, February 7.

Patrick McGee and Lara Wallace, February 17th

Feb. 17th –  Darkness Within, a Fiddler’s Lament, and Ode to Joy, a celebration of sorrow or an invitation to join the dance. Come join Lara Wallace on cello and Patrick McGee on harp, as they explore a post-Valentine’s Day apocalypse of life without chocolate. Whether you are perched on a precipice or buried under the rubble of life, there comes a moment when you may be confronted with that demonic question, “have you noticed?” Give yourself a break from staring down the girl-scout cookies or shoveling snow and join us for a tune or two and a stirring of the soul.

Feb. 24th – CoExist Q&A (Panel of UUFA Members of Various Faiths) Volunteers needed. Contact Brian. Thanks.

Dr. Jé Hooper, March 3rd

Mar. 3rd – Dr. Jé Hooper

Mar. 10th – Rev. Don Rollins & Monthly Potluck

Mar. 17th – Osatra/Equinox Service led by Katie Evans

Mar. 24th – It’s More Complicated Than That, service led by UUFA President Brian Richards

Mar. 31st – Longtime Southeast Ohio Legal Services Attorney and First Unitarian Church of Marietta member Robin Bozian will speak to us. 

April 7th – Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel 

April 14th – Rev. Don Rollins & Monthly Potluck

April 21st – Music Sunday with the UUFA Choir and MORE!  To volunteer, contact Megan or Wenda. 

April 28th – Beltane/May Day Service led by Katie Evans

May 5th – Athens Mayor Steve Patterson


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