UUFA Greensheet

SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019: Memorial Day Picnic. After a brief service, we’ll share food and community. Bring your best picnic dish to share. Coffee at 10:30; Brief Service at 11:00; Then Picnic.

THANK YOU! To the many UUFA members who showed up for our work day last Saturday, and then worked more on Sunday, too. And a special thanks to those who ALSO showed up on Monday to paint all the benches in the grove. What a great community we have!

ATHENS LGBTQ PRIDE PARADE: The UUFA Board voted to support the Athens LGBTQ Pride Parade set for Saturday, June 8, 2019, and voted to pay for insurance for the event. We encourage members to show up for the pride parade and march together under our banner. We’ll be passing out information about our UUA purposes and principals, and about our fellowship.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE TASK FORCE: At our recent annual meeting, we voted to participate again in the UUA Welcoming Committee initiative. Barb H., Susan W., and Fred S. agreed to lead this initiative.

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 can speak to members in advance about your ideas and/or concerns.

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: 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 another green tip, from  https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/green-tips:
“Choose low-toxic paints that are low in volatile organic compounds or VOCs, which can irritate the lungs and cause allergic reactions. Zero-VOC paints also are available.”

FUTURE SUNDAYS: 

June 2nd: Presentation by delfin bautista, who until this year directed OU’s LGBT Center, and formerly served as program coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ministries program based in Washington, D.C. Read more about their UUA work here:  https://www.uuworld.org/articles/lgbt-trans-issues

June 9th: Richard Thieret will be comparing Biological Evolution with Religious Evolution. More details later.

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!

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