News

Sanctuary Movement Team: You’re Invited

Join us for the next gathering of the Sanctuary Movement Team on second Thursday of the month–October 12–beginning at 7 p.m. in the sofa room. To join the Sanctuary Movement Team listserv, click here or go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uufa-sanctuary-movement-team/join Need more information?  Contact Chase White (robert.chase.white@gmail.com or 864.238.1870) or visit http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary.

October 7: UUFA Team for the Annual Athens Aids Walk 2017?!?

Join the UUFA Team for the Annual Athens Aids Walk 2017 on Saturday, October 7, 2017! Time:  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Location:  Starting and ending at Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W. Hancock Avenue Registration options:  $25 includes event t-shirt or free without event t-shirt Click here or go to https://goo.gl/forms/yiuemh5v0kfmcB123 to register by Wednesday, September 27.  

UUA Matters: Love Resists–Three Things You Can Do to Support Dreamers

When one of us is at risk of deportation, none of us are truly free and beloved. When policymakers target people who are served by programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), we refuse to be divided. Our partners are calling us to take immediate action, knowing the defense … Continued

New Member Ceremony, Sun., Oct. 8

Are you ready to become a member of UUFA? If so, the next New Member Ceremony will be held during worship services on Sun., Oct. 8, 2017. Please stop by the Visitor Table to sign a Covenant of Membership form. This starts a process of making your commitment of time, talent and treasure to UUFA. Larry … Continued

Sun., Oct. 8, Bring a Stuffed Animal for a Blessing

Bless your stuffed animal (or mineral or vegetable)! During the Sunday services on Oct. 8, we’ll have an alternative to a live animal blessing. No matter your age, if you’d like some stuffed comfort item to be blessed, bring it with you to the Fellowship that morning. Questions? Contact Rev. Alison or CRE Kelli.

Tai Chi Flow Classes starting 9/19

Come join us for some Tai Chi and Qigong! Tuesday nights at 6pm, beginning 9/19. in the Sanctuary. Includes self-massage, breathing exercises, and simple moves for meditation, balance, and fitness. You don’t need to know anything about Tai Chi, just follow along! Join in anytime. Contact Jackie or Bill Pierson – birdfeathr@gmail.com or 706-850-0713.

Dive into the Sermon: A Sunday Small Group Ministry Group

Inspired to go deeper? Ever want to talk about ideas and feelings generated from the Sunday Service? You are invited to join a Small Group Ministry group that will meet once monthly following the 4th Sunday Lunch. At these gatherings, you will have the opportunity to join a dialog on the theme of the service, … Continued

Thanksgiving at The Mountain

Thanksgiving 2017 Thanksgiving 2017 November 22 – November 26 (register for all or part) Join other UUFA folk at the The Mountain (2 hr from Athens near Highlands) for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. In addition to the delicious food, there are workshops, hikes, singing, evening programs, bonfires and hot chocolate. Activities: building traditional gingerbread houses, … Continued

September 25: Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition on Monday, September 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Oconee Street UMC. This group is called to do the following:      –Cultivate relationships with undocumented immigrant families and individuals – this is the foundation of what directs us –Support legal aid defense … Continued

Child Dedication on Sunday, Nov. 19

A Child to Dedicate? If you would like your child/ren to be dedicated during the Sunday, November 19, 2017, worship service, please contact Rev. Alison (rev.eskildsen@uuathensga.org). We dedicate children newly born, newly adopted, or new to Unitarian Universalism. This naming ceremony celebrates new life into the world and into the care of our community. Can’t make this date? Another date will be chosen in the … Continued