UUFA THIS SUNDAY December 22, 2019. Zen and Loving More Through Detachment: Holidays and Grieving. Nate Kojun Hayes will talk about how loving more through the Buddhist idea of detachment and facing the holidays during times of grief. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am. 184 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701
UUFA CHILDREN THIS SUNDAY: We’ll talking about the Star of Bethlehem in the Bible and in song lyrics, and making star ornaments out of a variety of materials.
Our Special CHRISTMAS EVE Service December 24th – 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Peace, liberty and justice for all. For everything there is a season—a time to die and a time to be born. With the arrival of winter’s low dark sky, communities around the world look to the miracle of light as a sign of rebirth and a source of hope. We celebrate the promise of new life and recommit ourselves to the protection of everyone’s right to his or her own radiant humanity. We will review our UU 6th principle which states “We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all”. Through music led by the UUFA choir and sharing stories we will celebrate the season. We hope you’ll join us! Refreshments will be service following the service.
This Year’s Unitarian Universalist Association Common Read Susan W. and Andy R. want to invite others to join us for a reading group on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” which is the UUA Common Read for 2019-2020. With 400 years of interaction between native populations and the European settlers/colonizers to explore, we hope this book will give us a better understanding of the full scope of history on this continent. Details TBD, but we will probably meet three times starting in January 2020 so we can tackle the book in sections. If you’d like to join us (even if you can’t commit to reading the whole book, you’re still very welcome!) please contact Susan at email@example.com so we can keep in touch for scheduling, etc. You can purchase the $16 book here.
FUTURE SUNDAYS & EVENTS – Subject to change—your ideas welcome. If you have an idea for a service, but don’t want to plan all the readings and music, we’ll do that planning for you! The next programming committee meeting is online via Zoom on Friday, December 20th at 6pm. All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.
Our Special CHRISTMAS EVE Service – December 24th – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 29th: Goals & Visions & Resolutions: Wenda & Richard will lead an intergenerational exploration of our goals, visions, and resolutions for 2020. You are encouraged to bring any leftover Christmas cookies and other treats to share.
Sunday, January 5th: Patrick McGee
Sunday, January 12th: Rev. Don Rollins and Beth Casebolt: Vision and Mission
Sunday, January 19th:
Sunday, January 26th: Susan Westenbarger with a UU Justice Ohio Update
Sunday, February 2nd:
SATURDAY, February 8th: DINNER AND INTERNATIONAL AUCTION
Sunday, February 9th: Rev. Don Rollins
Sunday, February 16th:
Sunday, February 23rd:
Sunday, March 1st:
Sunday, March 8th: Rev. Don Rollins
Sunday, March 15th:
Sunday, March 22nd: (Spring Equinox?)
Sunday, March 29th: (Spring Equinox?)
Sunday, April 5th:
Sunday, April 12th: Rev. Don Rollins
Sunday, April 19th:
Sunday, April 26th:
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