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Sunday Slide Volunteer Needed

We are looking for one more volunteer to make the hymn lyrics slides for Sunday morning. Can you spend an hour a month making slides for a Sunday? We will be meeting after the 11am service on Oct. 22nd to share tips. E-mail Amber Fetner, musicdirector@uuathensga.org if you are interested.

Expanding Our Vision Building Update

We passed an important milestone October 5th when the Athens Clarke County Planning Commission decided to recommend approval of UUFA’s Special Use Permit. Thanks to the careful planning done by Koons Environmental Design, and the EOV Committee’s contact with neighbors, there was no opposition to expansion of our parking. They also voted to not require … Continued

Building the World We Dream About

You’re invited to attend the next session of this religious exploration curriculum on Monday, October 23, from 7-9 p.m. Additional meeting dates:  Monday November 6 (7-9 p.m.) and Saturday, November 18 (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This series of classes is facilitated by Hilda Kurtz and Vivian Preston Sellers.

UUFA Art in the Foyer

“What the Refugees Left Behind” Photographer William (Bud) Newton writes, “I took these photos in the mountains near Behramkale/Assos, Turkey, in October of 2015. It was during the height of the refugee’s flight towards Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. These photos show some of what was left behind in the refugee camps and on … Continued

Christmas Angel 2017

Can you be a Christmas Angel? UUFA will again participate in the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) gift program for needy children. Each holiday season many children in foster care receive few, if any, gifts over the holidays. Due to the generosity of its members and friends, UUFA has successfully participated in this program for … Continued

Heads Up from UUFA Partner Church Committee

Table linens embroidered by the ladies of our partner church in Okland, Romania, will be available for viewing—and purchase!–after the 11 o’clock service throughout the month of October. Look for Heather Kleiner by the long bench. The UU Partner Church Council informs us that the bi-annual international  UU gathering in February has been relocated from … Continued

UUA Matters: General Assembly 2018

Program Proposals Now Being Accepted! You are invited to submit a program proposal for the 2018 UUA General Assembly – June 20-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. We are especially looking for proposals that address the 2018 theme All Are Called! All proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Learn more about … Continued

Silent Meditation Retreat for Creatives

Greetings: Please share this silent meditation retreat with your congregation. This event, based on the teaching format of writer Natalie Goldberg – Writing Down The Bones, is designed to stimulate and stir the creative energies residing in each of us. Sit, Walk, Write – A Silent Retreat for Creatives December 3 – 8, 2017 The … Continued

Celebrating Erin and Marcus 8 years in the Nursery at UUFA!

Erin and Marcus Prince have provided child care in the nursery for the UUFA for almost 8 years! During that time, they have worked on earning their undergraduate and graduate degrees, gotten married last spring, and now are expecting a baby. Their presence in the nursery on Sunday and on Wednesdays during SGM time have … Continued

Ideas Needed

Do you have a burning desire for some topic or book to be discussed at UUFA? Is there a UUA Curriculum you’d like to see presented? Do you have other ideas for workshops and events for adults and older youth here at UUFA? If so, please send ideas to Vivian Preston Sellers at vpsellers@gmail.com or … Continued