UUFA Greensheet

SATURDAY June 8, 2019. Pride Parade. Join UUFA members and friends as we march together behind our new yellow “Side with Love” banner in the Pride Parade this morning. We’ll meet before or promptly at 10:45am at the 4th floor entrance to Baker Center for the parade, which starts at 11:00am.

SUNDAY June 9, 2019: Symbiotic Spiritual Hybrid in the Making: All Variants Welcome 
by The Science Guy Richard Thieret.
  Symbiosis, evolution, miracles, taxonomies, persuasion, UU principles, Pikaia gracilens and luck all brought together in this comparison of religious and biologic diversity and change.  These seemingly disparate topics will all be brought together and lead to a prediction as to the future fate of our diverse religion in this extinction-laden world. Board Meeting at 10am, Coffee at 10:30am; Service at 11am.

Children are welcome every Sunday. Over the summer, we begin in our children’s space with our children’s version of Joys and Sorrows, “The Love Bowl,” then we enjoy crafts and outdoor play, weather permitting. This Sunday, let’s talk about creating a Fairy Garden on the UUFA property, ok?

ACCOMPLICEHOOD We thank delfin bautista for their service last Sunday, where they introduced us to the concept of accomplicehood. Thanks, also to WOUB for broadcasting delfin’s presentation and for soon placing on the WOUB YouTube channel. Here’s a link to the Sweet Honey in the Rock song that delphin quoted last Sunday. As promised, from delfin, here’s a list of links with resources:




SATURDAY, June 15, 2019, River Sweep on the Hocking Service Opportunity! Ohio River Sweep is coordinated by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and state environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois.  Please complete the registration form at: https://www.athensswcd.org/  Contact their office at 740-797-9686 if you have any questions.

SUNDAY, June 16th, after service: COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY: At our recent annual meeting, we elected Marsha N. and Wenda S, to join Robin B, and Jackie W. on the ministry committee. That committee will also serve as our membership committee. There first meeting will be Sunday, June 16th after service. Meetings of this committee are closed, but you’re welcome to speak to members in advance about your ideas and/or concerns.

WEDNESDAYS: Concert Under the Elms Series
Many UUFA members enjoy the UNDER the ELMS Summer Concert Series of five free concerts this summer, beginning Wednesday, June 5, and continuing each consecutive week until Wednesday, July 3. Each of these outdoor concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. on the College Green adjacent to Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to the concerts. If you plan to attend and welcome other UUFA members to sit with you, please announce your plans & invitation on the Sunday before the concert. Thanks for helping to build our community. This week and next:

June 5: Favorites Featuring several audience and musician favorites, this concert will also highlight a trio of anniversaries that occur in the summer of 2019: Ohio composer Lisa Galvin’s Blaze the Trailis programmed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States Senate voting to pass the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919; John Williams’s Hymn to the Fallen from the movie Saving Private Ryan recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Allied Forces D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944; and on a lighter note, Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ landmark final studio recording.

June 12: Raise the Curtain: Music from Stage and Screen This concert will continue an audience-favorite theme of presenting music from movies and theater. Included will be music by Leonard Bernstein, Alan Silvestri, John Philip Sousa, Richard Wagner, John Williams, and Meredith Willson. Listen for music from The Avengers, James Bond films, Star WarsWest Side Story, and much more.

2019-2020 UUFA BOARD MEMBERS July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, as determined at our annual meeting: President: Barb H., President Elect: Susan W., Board Members: Katie E.,  Brian R., Jessie R., Roberta R.. Treasury: Roberta R. with Patrick G. Sexton: Richard T., Secretary: Vacant. The secretary is an appointed position—-might YOU be interested?

WEEKLY GREEN TIP: From  https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips:
“The US uses 100 billion plastic bags annually, consuming about 12 million barrels of oil. Less than 1% of plastic bags are ever recycled. Reusable bags can help reduce the number of plastic bags you use.”


June 16th: Hope in Hopelessness. We are consoled and strengthened by being hopeless together. An exploration of what hope is or can be in times of increasing uncertainty. by Katie Evans .

June 23th: Climate Change.
For this June 23rd Sunday, we hope to have a panel of young adults and high school students, perhaps those involved in the Sunrise Movement here in Athens, sharing their concerns about climate change, and/or perhaps speakers who will address in detail the disproportionate impact of climate change on people of color. Any ideas?  Volunteers?  Please text 740 dash 818 dash 1845. Thank you!

June 30th: On the Last Sundays of June, July, and August: We’re trying something new!  We’ll be having open discussions on Spirituality & Politics (June), Spirituality & the Environment (July), and Spirituality & Health (August).

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THE GREENSHEET:  Please email items to wendasheard@yahoo.com and put “Greensheet” in the subject line. New ideas, new columns, announcements, artwork, photographs, biographies, joys, sorrows, birthdays, anniversaries, and whatnot all welcome for possible inclusion in the Greensheet. Deadline for each week: Midnight Monday. Thanks!