Town Hall on March 26 discussed building project

The EOV Building Team has been at work reviewing options for revising the conceptual building plans to fit a project budget of approximately $1.75 million. Meanwhile, the Capital Campaign Team has been discussing strategies for closing the remaining gap between the current $1.25 million campaign commitments and the goal of $1.3 million. There is a … Continued

Interfaith Symposium with Rev. Alison

Join Rev. Alison Eskildsen, Imam Adel Amer, Rabbi Eric Linder, and Pastor Paul Baxley for a panel presentation about their faith traditions. “A Conversation In Abraham’s Tent” is this year’s Schwartz Symposium at Congregation Children of Israel. WHEN: Thu., Apr. 27, at 7 pm. WHERE: Congregation Children of Israel, 115 Dudley Drive, Athens, GA 30606 (near the ACC Public … Continued

A note from Sabbatical Road, by Rev. Alison

Greetings! During my first month of sabbatical I found myself needing to do four things: Finishing up a few projects, like budget recommendations and staff contract renewals Letting go of being involved and having an opinion on everything (!) Preparing for my overseas pilgrimage to Ireland Cleaning out my office (mostly) Although seemingly unconnected, these … Continued

Did you enjoy Killick and Beto’s music last Sunday?

Download their album the art that gives us strength to face the tyrant  at: 100% of our proceeds from this album will go to Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition ( to provide relief for families facing deportation and help for primary needs such as food, housing, or power bills. AIRC also conducts informational forums to … Continued

Budget Drive & Capital Campaign Updates

Annual Budget Drive Exceeds Goal, but unexpected budget increases arise. The drive for pledges for the 2017-2018 budget year, which begins July 1, has exceeded its original goal of $300,000 by $4,000 as of March 22.  Meanwhile, the Finance Committee is grappling with a challenging budget process because of some unforeseen increases in projected expenses, … Continued

Update on Gini Carter

Please send cards and notes to concern to Gini Carter who suffered an aorta dissection around Christmas. She is still dealing with its effects, recently going into Emory Hospital on March 18th. Send cards and notes to her home address: 690 Covered Bridge Road, Hoschton, GA 30548

April 2: Foyer Art Exhibition Opening Reception

The April-May ethical eating art display in the UUFA foyer features the artwork the young students of Athenian Broderick Flanigan. Broderick held a workshop centered around healthy eating, and the students painted a tomato (Andy Warhol-esque).  Other art from students in other workshops will be displayed. Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday, April 2, … Continued

Important Congregational Meetings Upcoming

SAVE THE DATE: May 21, 2017, Annual Congregational Meeting The 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting of the members of UUFA will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, right after our single Sunday service. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. We will hear about programming, get the latest update on facility expansion, and vote … Continued

April 2: Social Action Committee

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, April 2, 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, send an email to to join the listserv. This listserv will let you know what … Continued