UUFA Greensheet

THIS SUNDAY 11am Service  10:30 Coffee

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?

SUNDAY Religious Explorations for Children  We have some very special Sunday morning events for the children planned in December. New children are always welcome to join us. 

Dec 2 – Hanukkah with Jessie Roberson, as well as our usual other adults who teach our children. Jessie writes, “I will share with them the story of “The Miracle of the Oil” and traditional food and activities. (latkes, apple sauce, sour cream, dreidles)”
Dec 9 – The children will finish working on decorations for our fellowship hall to be installed during our Yule Service next Sunday.
Dec 16 – Intergenerational Yule Service upstairs, with lots of holiday decorating by folks of all ages.
Dec 23 – There is no Sunday morning service today, because we’ll all meet on Christmas Eve instead.
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Family Service Upstairs
Dec 30 – Looking Ahead to a New Year. The children will think about what they really liked about RE in the past and brainstorm what they would like to do in the coming months.

 

JOYS AND SORROWS
A memorial service will be held for Dr. Frank Myers in Athens in January. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that you may make a contribution in his name to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio or the Ohio Osteopathic Scholarship Fund, PO Box 8130, Columbus, OH 43201. His full obituary was published recently in the Athens Messenger, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Akron Beacon Journal.

SNOW PLOWING for UUFA Parking Lot ??  IDEAS??
Please let Fred S. know whom we might hire to plow our parking lot. Thanks!

GUEST AT YOUR TABLE  UUSC ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 

There’s still time to join the annual Guest At Your Table fundraiser. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee holds this annual fundraiser to address a wide variety of human rights issues around the globe. This year the funds will go to support immigrants from Central America who risk their lives to seek freedom in the U.S.  Please watch this video for more information.
The boxes can be placed on your dining room table during this holiday season and family and friends can donate extra change. You will also receive a booklet highlighting just some of the stories of hope.
If you collect $40 you will qualify for an annual membership to UUSC.  A donation of $125 or more will be matched by the UU Shelterock Congregation in Manhasset. NY
Barb will collect all donations and submit them to the UUSC. Please turn in donation boxes to Barb Harrison by December 30th.  Barb’s contact #: 740-707-6197.

 

FUTURE SUNDAYS  

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 Join us in celebrating Yule, also known as Winter Solstice. We’ll learn a little about the history of the celebration and join our children in a craft. We’ll also be treated to a performance by the UUFA Choir.

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. (Service leader: Choir & Wenda)

December 30th – How to Actually Achieve your Resolutions by Brian Richards. Most of use set a lot goals without reaching all that many of them. With some tips and strategies from the business and social science community, we can increase our chances of success.

January 6 – End-of-Life Planning, including Green Burials, Advanced Directives, Life Histories, Memorial Plans and More. If you have experience/skills/knowledge/thoughts on end-of-life planning and how the UUFA might helps its members in that regard, please offer to present this Sunday along with others. Service Leader: Wenda and others TBA.

January 13 – Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck  Details TBA

January 20 – Patrick McGee will share his music and his wisdom.  Details TBA

January 27th – Scientist/teacher Richard Thieret will lead us in a science-based service steeped in UUism. Details TBA

Feb 3rd – TBA

Feb. 10th – Rev. Don Rollins, Service & Potluck Details TBA

Feb. 17th – CoExist Q&A (Panel of UUFA Members of Various Faiths) Details TBA

Feb. 24th – Our RE Children will Lead Us in a Special Hands-On Service. Details TBA

Mar. 3rd – Je Hooper

UUFA & THE WIDER COMMUNITY 

(A column about how our efforts, our pledges, our building, and our donations support the wider community—submissions welcome!)

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 Programming & RE Committee meeting will be a half-hour meeting online at 7:30pm on Thursday December 27th 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. NEW deadline for each week: Midnight Monday. Thanks!

 

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