UUFA Sunday – The Science of Happiness

SUNDAY July 21, 2019.  The Science of Happiness, by Brian Richards. Old questions have a way of generating old answers wrapped in new words. The Science of Happiness is a UC Berkeley class, and the vast majority of this service will be a summary of that course. The remainder is a splash of Zen wisdom and a handful of Existential truths, encouraging you to unwrap the gifts of the present. Coffee 10:30am, Service 11:00am. 184 Longview Heights Road, Athens, Ohio 45701

Concerned about USA Treatment of Immigrants?
In support of our social justice work, we are collecting snacks and supplies for transiting immigrants. Please bring items this Sunday, July 21. Items needed include:
   –SINGLE HYGIENE items for hands, toothpaste/toothbrush, hand lotion, hand sanitizers, reusable water bottles, reusable bags or totes
   — FOOD – tuna packets (single serving pouches, not canned,) individual servings of peanut butter / other shelf stable individual servings of nutritious food.

Then on Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at UCM, we will help pack these supplies for distribution to immigrant families who are transiting through Ohio as they seek asylum to meet family members or asylum sponsors.

UUFA Board Appointments: On Sunday, July 14th, the UUFA Board appointed a Treasurer, Sexton, and Recorder. Thanks to all for their willingness to serve in our six elected and three appointed positions. Our complete list for 2019-2020:
Barb H., President
Susan W., President-Elect
Marilyn Z., Recorder
Richard T., Sexton
Pat G., Treasurer
Roberta R. At-Large
Jessie R. At-Large
Katie E. At-Large
Brian R. At-Large
The UUFA Board will hold its fall leadership start up meeting on Sunday, September 15 from 1-3 pm. This meeting will  include all leaders of UUFA. As always, all meetings are open to all members of the fellowship.

Our Ingathering/Water Communion Service will be held on September 15, so please collect water from your summer travels and outings to share at the first service of the new fellowship year. Rev. Don Rollins will lead the service. Potluck to follow that Sunday, September 15th.

UUA Workshop on Leadership Basics: A couple members of the executive board are planning to attend a UUA Central East Region workshop on Leadership Basics on August 3 in Marietta. As a lay-led congregation, we are all leaders of UUFA, so if you would like to attend this workshop with us, please contact Susan W. for details and registration info.

Wise Words from UUA.org
“We have a legacy of  ‘deeds not creeds.’ Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national, and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action.” See more here.


Sunday, July 28th: Open Discussion: Spirituality and the Environment

Sunday, August 4th: Guest Speaker Minister Bruce Livingston

Sunday, August 11th: POTLUCK & “Mike & Freddie & Me” Five years after the extrajudicial murders of Mike Brown and Freddie Gray, UUFA member Susan Westenbarger will explore the ramifications of their deaths at the hands of those pledged to “protect and serve” and how today’s Movement for Black Lives resonates within Unitarian Universalism.  & Potluck

Sunday, August 18th: Self-Improvement Through Accountability

Sunday, August 25th: Open Discussion: Spirituality and Health

Sunday, September 15th: Ingathering & Water Communion Service and POTLUCK with Rev. Don Rollins

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