Justice

A Response to Events in Charlottesville

From Rev. Alison W. Eskildsen Speaking for the members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we grieve with the family and friends of Heather Heyer, as well as Jay Cullen, and Berke M. M. Bates, both Virginia State Police Troopers, all who recently died in Charlottesville, Virginia. We also regret the injuries suffered by others at … Continued

September 10: Athens Pride Festival

Sunday, September 10 2-6 p.m. Washington Street between Pulaski and Hull Streets Can you help person the UUFA table at the 2017 PRIDE Festival and Community Fair Event? Help is also needed with setup and take down. Click here to RSVP. [https://goo.gl/forms/TZ6dckfjEaAcbWsV2] Questions?  Contact Karen Solheim, Justice Lay Minister (justice@uuathensga.org or 706.202.7515)

December 16: Visit to Stewart Detention

Join members of the UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team on a visit to El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center on Saturday, December 16. El Refugio is a hospitality house located in Lumpkin, GA – right outside the gates of Stewart Detention Center whose purpose is to serve the family and friends of men detained and, thus, separated from … Continued

Save the Date: September 11-Sanctuary Movement Team

You are invited to the next meeting of the Sanctuary Movement Team on Monday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m. for its first planning meeting for the 2017-18 program year. The Sanctuary Movement is a growing movement of faith and immigrant communities doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing … Continued

September 9: GA UU SAC Cluster Meeting

Join other UU congregations from Atlanta and from northeast Georgia area in discussing social action and social justice in general and what is transpiring with their congregation in particular on Saturday, September 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Questions? Contact Karen Solheim, Justice Lay Minister (justice@uuathensga.org or 706.202.7515).

Time and Talent Thank You: Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

The Smart Lunch, Smart Kid summer lunch program and Action Ministries wants to thank you for your participation, your leadership, and your compassion for your fellow community members by taking ACTION this summer and giving your time to volunteer with us. Because of dedicated volunteers like you, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid has been able to … Continued

August 27: Support the Unitarian Spellbinders! Mulligan Needed!?!?!

Click here to view all the teams entered in the Spirited Spelling Spectacular. The four teams that raise the most money will earn a mulligan, which saves them in case of a misspelled word and can make a difference between winning and losing! Click here to donate money to help the Unitarian Spellbinders earn a mulligan … Continued

August 17 and 18: Our Daily Bread Time and Talent Opportunity

What’s cooking? Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, August 17, at 3 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, August 18, 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

August 6: Social Action Committee–You’re invited!

Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, August 6, beginning at noon 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 … Continued

News from UUFA Justice Partner IHNA

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHNA) August Trainings We have four new volunteer trainings scheduled for August. They will all be held at Union Christian Church, our newest host congregation located at 1130 Union Church Rd., Watkinsville. Please invite any of your new volunteers to attend one of these trainings—they are all the same material. Tuesday, August … Continued