THIS SUNDAY: We’ve invited Robin Bozian, longtime lawyer and UU from Marietta, to speak to us this Sunday on whatever she wishes, possibly about the Marietta UU Church, about her work with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, about her social change work, about what she thinks UUs ought to be focusing on now (far too much!), how about how her UUism informs her activism, and/or whatever else her heart might desire. Coffee at 10:30; Service at 11:00. P.S. Robin knew one of our regularly attending members through UU high school events around Ohio about 50 years ago.
We are in the midst of our annual pledge drive. Pledge forms are available at fellowship during the next three Sundays, and one is attached to this newsletter far below. CHECK IT OUT: The NEW section of our pledge form titled, “Time, Treasures, and Talents.” Yes, it’s time to show your generosity and appreciation for Unitarian Universalism and our UUFA. Thank you!
OUR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – On Sunday March 31st, in advance of Mother’s Day, the children will plant something special for their mothers, but shhh! It’s a secret.
UUFA ANNUAL MEETING: All members please mark your calendars for our annual meeting on Sunday, April 14th. Details TBA.
YES, we have a CHOIR! Our choir rehearses most Tuesdays, and plans to sing in our March 31, April 21, and 28 services in the near future. New members welcome.
UUJO Spring Gathering: Where Values and Action Meet April 6th 9 am -3:00 pm at five locations – Toledo, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Please register at www.uujo.org
Keynote is by Ohio Senator Nickie Antonio, ranking minority member of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee in the Ohio Senate. We will livestream her keynote to the different locations by Zoom. Then, the different locations will identify and discuss local and state-wide issues that we might address as clusters of congregations and partner organizations. There is no charge for this event. Lunch will be provided. Donations to help cover the cost of lunch are welcomed. Questions? Contact Rev. Joan VanBecelaere, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-641-5896. Locations:
Cincinnati: St John’s UU Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati
Toledo: First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave, Toledo
Cleveland: UU Congregation of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights
Akron: UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn
Columbus: First UU Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus
WEEKLY GREEN TIP: The Earth Justice Network of environmental committees from various Athens area churches is encouraging us to publish a weekly green tip in our “Greensheet” newsletter. Here’s our fifth green tip, from https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips:
“US consumers spend up to 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than for tap water.”
TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER? If you’ve been thinking it might be time to deepen your relationship with UUFA, please plan to sit with our minister, Rev. Don Rollins during our next Sunday potluck on April 14th. He’s planning to welcome newcomers at our potluck Sundays. You can contact him via: email@example.com or 740-988-7834
April 7th – Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel will speak with us.
April 14th – Rev. Don Rollins & Monthly Potluck & OUR ANNUAL MEETING
April 21st – Music Sunday with the UUFA Choir and Easter Egg Hunt! To volunteer, contact Megan or Wenda.
April 28th – Beltane/May Day Service led by Katie Evans
May 5th – Athens Mayor Steve Patterson will speak with us.
August 11th – Susan Westenbarger will speak with us.
HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THE GREENSHEET Please email items to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!2019 UUFA Pledge Form CCI19032019.jpg
Inheriting the Earth_ A Conversation on Climate, Faith, and the Ecology of Our Future