UUFA Plagues and Piety by Richard Thieret

Plagues and Piety: How our Distant Ancestors Reacted to Widespread Disease
Sunday, January 16th, 11am
EXCLUSIVELY BY ZOOM, this time due to incoming snowstorm.

Throughout recorded history, spiritual people have reacted to diseases and plagues by blaming sinners, inventing gods and goddesses, and pleading with them for better times. Come hear and see the results of Richard Thieret’s recent research into our distant ancestors’ religious practices in times of plagues. Be prepared to join in the fun.

By Richard Thieret, who has updated this popular presentation he first shared in September 2020.

NOTE: Sunday,  January 16, 2022, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens will once again be exclusively by Zoom at 11am, this time due primarily to the snowstorm forecasted by some to begin an hour before our service. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82365397153

The Complete Zoom invitation is far below, especially for those who wish to log in by telephone, but because this will presentation will include a lot of slides, a video link is recommended.


NEWS from Ohio UU Justice Committee: 

Connecting the Dots: Women’s Health & Environmental Justice

Appalachian women are being forced to carry an unreasonable and dangerous burden for the environmental recklessness of oil and gas producing businesses, legal regulators, and legislators. Pollutants from the fracking industry affect women in unique and serious ways. Current State and Federal regulations designed to protect the public from environmental harm are either ineffective or not enforced.

Join Dr. Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, CLE, PLNC, FAAOHN on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to learn about the health risks to Appalachian women that are being ignored by regional leaders charged with protecting and preserving women’s health. Dr. Berry has been a leader in identifying and providing solutions for women in Appalachia who are in the crossfire of business driven pollution, and Appalachia’s dirty economic reality.

Register for the Zoom meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfuGoqzkqHNRGkJ0m2MUeEyQZawBlL0S6.


The UUFA Annual Meeting will be Sunday April 10th following the Service.


NOTES from the Saturday, January 8, 2022
UUFA Board Meeting

After our President-Elect Katie E.’s recent move out of Athens, the UUFA Board appointed Richard Thieret to the position of President-Elect. 

The Board is busy revising our mission and vision statements. If you have an interested in assisting with those efforts, please let Susan W., our current UUFA President know by emailing suusanw.uu@gmail.com

The Board is also busy preparing our budget for the next church year. The 2021 tax statements for members will go out soon. Members will soon receive pledge forms so the board can plan for the next church year. 


The Complete Zoom Invitation for Sunday, January 16th at 11am, especially for those who want to log in by telephone:

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