UUFA Greensheet

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019: Rev. Don Rollins & Our Annual Flower Communion Service “The Flower communion service was created by Norbert Capek (1870-1942), who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He introduced this special service to that church on June 4, 1923. For some time he had felt the need for some symbolic ritual that would bind people more closely together. The format had to be one that would not alienate any who had forsaken other religious traditions. The traditional Christian communion service with bread and wine was unacceptable to the members of his congregation because of their strong reaction against the Catholic faith. So he turned to the native beauty of their countryside for elements of a communion which would be genuine to them. This simple service was the result. It was such a success that it was held yearly just before the summer recess of the church.” –Information from the UUA website hereCoffee at 10:30; Service at 11:00; Potluck afterwards. 

UUFA WORK DAY SATURDAY May 18th Come, come, whoever you are for friendship, community and a little exercise, to the Spring Work Day at UUFA. We will start at 10 am and go until 4 pm. Any and all contributions of time or other resources, including morale building, will be much appreciated!! A pizza lunch will be planned for about 1 pm.

The tasks for this work day include: Dispose of old picnic table, put down more crumb rubber and check playground equipment, fix rotting bench bases in the grove, general weeding of undesired plants, repair tree shelters on our new trees, build entry doors for the vegetable garden, replace roof ridge cap, clear a site path to the new sign, paint kitchen door frame, remove dead ash tree overhanging entry ramp, wash windows, and open memorial fountain.

UUFA BOARD MEETING: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10am. All members welcome.

UUFA PROGRAMMING AND RE COMMITTEE MEETING: Friday, May 17th at 6pm via Zoom. Contact Wenda, Katie, or Brian for log-in information. All members welcome.

OUR UUFA CHOIR: Our choir rehearses most Tuesdays, and plans to sing next at our May 19th service. New members welcome.

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:  “The average US citizen uses 50 pounds of tissue paper per year. Try to buy the highest content of post-consumer recycled content, looking for either 100% recycled or FSC certified tissue or toilet paper.”

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 May 12th. He’s planning to welcome newcomers at our potluck Sundays. You can contact him via:  donaldlrollins@gmail.com or 740-988-7834


May 19th: Our UUFA Choir will sing. Other details TBA.

May 26th: Memorial Day Picnic at the Fellowship

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

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