Justice

June 29: In Athens–New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta (NSMA) Joint Meeting

You are invited (and encouraged) to attend a joint meeting of New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta, the Oconee Street UMC Sanctuary Movement Team, members of the UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team, and Linda Lloyd from the Athens Economic Justice Coalition on Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Oconee Street United Methodist Church, Athens. The NSMA is … Continued

Thank you: Smart Lunch Smart Kids Sandwich Making Success

A BIG thank you to all who contributed time, talent, and lunch supplies to the Smart Lunch Smart Kids sandwich making and lunch assembly on May 28. Two hundred peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were made and salty and fruit snacks added to lunch bags in just over one hour! Please put July 16 and … Continued

Denominational Affairs: Defend Democracy and Separation of Church and State

At this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump promised to “get rid of  and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” and now some Members of Congress and others are seeking to repeal it. Since 1954, the Johnson Amendment has drawn a line between tax-exempt religious organizations  and other charities, and political spending to support or attack candidates. … Continued

Denominational Affairs: June 9-Love Resists Conference Call

Join the hosting monthly one-hour Love Resists Conscience Calls to deepen spiritually grounded justice work and build community. On the next Love Resists Conscience Call, we will hear from Caitlin Breedlove, Vice President of Movement Leadership at Auburn Theological Seminary, and former UUA Standing on the Side of Love Campaign Director. Caitlin will provide us with an overview of … Continued

Denominational Affairs: Love Resists…an Overview

One month ago the UUA and UUSC rolled out a joint campaign, Love Resists, building on the Declaration of Conscience that many of you (over 14,000) signed (if you have not yet, click here). At the same time over 600 UU congregations signed up for the #UU White Supremacy Teach-In  organized by UU religious educators of … Continued

June 4: Social Action Committee

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, June 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the front office. Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv here: http://lists.uuathensga.org/listinfo.cgi/social_action-uuathensga.org This listserv will let you know what transpires not only in the UUFA … Continued

May 28: Smart Lunch Smart Kid Sandwich Making and Lunch Assembling.

YoUU are invited to be part of the Smart Lunch Smart Kid sandwich making and lunch assembling on Sunday, May 28, beginning at noon-ish (after the Fourth Sunday lunch) in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall as we make 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches lunches for the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program, which provides summer lunches to students who traditionally receive free and reduced-lunches during the … Continued

June 4: Cause of the Month Conversation

Sally Shepherd, executive director of The Cottage: Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy Center of NE Georgia on Sunday, June 4, from 9:30-10:20 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall to learn more about this June Cause of the Month.

April Cause of the Month Conversation

Join a representative from Upper Oconee Watershed Network on Sunday, April, from 10:05-10:50 in the Fellowship Hall to learn more about the April Cause of the Month.

Time and Talent Opportunity May 18-19: What’s Cooking?

What’s cooking? Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, May 19, from 11:30 to 1 to serve the meal. Interested? Questions? Contact David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com  or 706.338.2798). Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch … Continued