UUFA Sunday Rev. Rollins & Feral Children

UUFA SERVICE & POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY March 8, 2020. “Stewardship as a Way of Life” As we begin our 2020-2021 stewardship campaign, Don will lead us in a look at how taking care of important things and people is a way of being in the world. An how UUFA is a place to do both. – Rev. Don Rollins. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am. Potluck at noon. 184 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701

“FERAL CHILDREN” THIS SUNDAY: Last Sunday the children decided that Sunday, March 8th would be “feral children” day…so that they would have freedom to play. However, because the adults involved felt a need for religious exploration on all Sundays, the children and adults compromised with this plan: During the play this coming Sunday, each child will wear a poster on their back with the name and some details of a famous figure in world religions, including mythology. The children will not be told who is on their back, but can exchange hints with others. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for those who guess earliest who’s on their back. For more about feral church children, read Feral Church Children: Kids Need Time to “Just Be” at Church

UUFA Annual Pledge Drive for 2020-2021 begins! 
        Thank you all members and friends for your many contributions over the past year.  It is the time of year that we reach our to our members to assist with planning for our coming year. We are also preparing for our annual meeting as required by our by-laws that is set for  (April 12, 2020 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm).
        At our yearly meeting we provide members with the opportunity to discuss and weigh in on the proposed annual budget put forth by the executive committee.  It helps with planning to anticipate what we’ll be able to provide in the coming year.  Please look for an email with specific pledge drive information.  We’ll also have pledge forms available at the fellowship.
Pledge forms are due by March 22, 2020 to any board member or in the collection basket. Thank you in advance for your support.
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 FUTURE UUFA MEETINGS Our UUFA annual meeting will be Easter Sunday, April 12th. The next UUFA board meeting will be March 22nd after the service.
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 LOCAL GREEN BURIAL/CEMETERY GROUP:  Green burial/cemeteries are very cost effective in addition to being healthy for the environment. The Athens Green Burial/Cemetery group has a FB page named “Southeast Ohio Green Burial Working Group” for those interested in their efforts.
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FUTURE SUNDAYS – 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, March 27 at 7pm (not 6pm as usual). All welcome to participate. To participate, download Zoom and ask us for the Zoom invitation in advance. – Katie, Brian, Susan & Wenda.

Sunday, March 15th: by Dr. Jessica Rose  We all struggle at times with uncertainty and fear. But what does it mean to be made in the image of God? Dr. Jessie Rose will talk about imagination as a spiritual practice. 
Jessica Rose Hooker has a PhD from OSU in the sociology of emotions, identities, and change. She is the owner of Moon and Wheel tarot studio and facilitator of the semi-weekly Mystic Arts Salon metaphysical discussion group. Through private consultations, group coaching, and small classes Dr. Rose helps clients find clarity in their personal and professional relationships including love and romance, work and career, and life purpose.

Sunday, March 22nd: Spring Equinox & Music by the UUFA Choir

Sunday, March 29th: Nate Kojun Hayes

Sunday, April 5th: Andy Ray

Sunday, April 12th: Rev. Don Rollins

Sunday, April 19th: Earth Day, organized by Wenda with Music by the UUFA Choir

Sunday, April 26th: Indigenous People History with Susan W.

HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS FOR THIS GREENSHEET NEWSLETTER:  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: Midnight Monday. Thanks!

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