UUFA Greensheet

THIS TUESDAY 7pm UUFA CHOIR REHEARSAL All welcome, including newcomers.

THIS SUNDAY 11am Service  10:30 Coffee

November 18th – National Donation Sabbath by Katie Evans. National Donor Sabbath is an interfaith celebration of life and thanksgiving. It is a special time for congregations across America to learn about the critical shortage of organs and tissue and to celebrate the greatest blessing of all, life. Organ and tissue donation helps restore health, sight and mobility. We’ll talk about giving hope to the more than 100,000 people in need of lifesaving organ transplants and the hundreds of thousands more in need of corneas and tissue.

SUNDAY Religious Explorations for Children We have a few arts and crafts choices for children this Sunday, and we also might start building our Seven UU Principles books. All children are welcome.  A special thanks go to Roberta, Brian, and Katie for stepping up to make sure the children had a good time last week when all of us regular teachers were otherwise occupied. Thank you!

JOYS AND SORROWS If you have a joy or sorrow to share here, please email to wendasheard@yahoo.com. These are not the same as the joys and sorrows we share on Sunday morning. Reason: What we share on Sunday morning are private and personal. Here we share joys and sorrows about our lives that we don’t mind sharing in public on our website. All of our UUFA Greensheets are open for the world to see.

NEWS ABOUT OUR NEW “UUFA” SIGN  The posts are now in place, and we’re waiting for the actual sign. The sign-maker, Red Tail Productions on Columbus Road, hopes to have the lettering finished soon. 


November 25th – by Brian Richards One of the promises of the internet was the free proliferation of knowledge. That promise is becoming more and more a reality. In this informational session, we’ll discuss several potential sources for FREE online and smartphone learning platforms which cover a large variety of topics and mediums. So much information, so few clicks away.

December 2nd -“The Accidental Activist” by Susan Westenbarger  UUFA member Susan Westenbarger will share stories from her recent journey–both physical and spiritual–into activist spaces. How can we best engage the present moment and remain politically “active” during times of turmoil?

December 9th – Rev. Don Rollins will join us as usual on the second Sunday of every month. Potluck will follow. Stay tuned for more information.

December 16th – Yule Intergenerational Service 

December 23th – NO SERVICE THIS SUNDAY MORNING (We’ll meet Christmas Eve instead.)

Christmas Eve Service – December 24th – Come sing Christmas Carols this special evening with the UUFA Choir as we usher in Christmas.

December 30th – How to Actually Achieve your Resolutions by Brian Richard.


(A column about how our efforts, our pledges, our building, and our donations support the wider community—submissions welcome!)  The day after the October 27, 2018, mass shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA, which was the most deadly attack on a Jewish community in United States history, we took up a special collection that raised $150 for the Tree of Life Synagogue. Many thanks to all who contributed.

BOARD MEETING NOTES The November UUFA Board Meeting was brief, but productive in that the Board reaffirmed the UUFA Leadership covenant, which is repeated in full at the end of this Greensheet edition. Many thanks to the UUFA board members for their dedicated leadership.

OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING Our next UUFA Board Meeting will be 10am Sunday, December 9th in the Ploghoft room. All members welcome to attend.

OUR NEXT PROGRAMMING AND RE MEETING Our next meeting Programming & RE Committee meeting will be online at 7pm on Thursday Nov 17th via Zoom. Members of that committee are Katie Evans, Brian Richards, and Wenda Sheard. Other UUFA members and friends are most welcome to attend. Contact wendasheard@yahoo.com by Thursday at least 30 minutes before the meeting if you wish the Zoom meeting ID. Please make sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. If you’ve never attended a Zoom meeting, this is your chance! Think of it this way: We’re using Zoom to reduce our carbon footprint.

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: noon on Tuesday. Thanks!