Be the Change You Want to See in the World!

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE February Update:

You are invited to become a member of the UUFA Social Action Committee (SAC)!
 
How?
Attend our next meeting on February 5 at 12:30 p.m.. in the administration office.
 
Want to know what transpires between SAC meetings?
This listserv will let you know what transpires not only within SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action.  
 
Everyone is encouraged to sign up!
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CAUSE OF THE MONTH:
The Causes of the Month Share the Plate for February is The Ark. Hear a representative from this organization during the worship services and join in the Cause of the Month Conversation (10-10:50 a.m.).
 
CANtributions to the ATHENS AREA EMERGENCY FOOD BANK:
“We’re #3; we’re #3?

For the 2016 competition among the twenty-five area faith communities CANtributing to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, UUFA

​ was THIRD PLACE with

 our total CANtributions of 3376!

 
Many thanks to everyone who CANtriubted!
 
A Can a Day Keeps Hunger Away!
For 2017, you are encouraged to bring a can a day to UUFA:  365 cans in all!

The wicker basket as you enter the sanctuary is willing and able to receive your CANtributions of either nonperishable food items or monetary donations.  Tuna, saltines, pork and beans, and green peas are always needed.

Not a fan of grocery store shopping but still want to CANtribute? Donate any amount of money (designated as Food Bank), and savvy SAC shoppers will convert your cash or check to cans.

 
CAN YoUUr Birthday!
 
How can you CAN YoUUr Birthday?
Whenever you celebrate your birthday, bring enough nonperishable food items to match every year you are celebrating.  
For example, turning 60? Bring 60 cans!  Turning 16? Bring 16 cans.
 
The wicker basket as you enter the sanctuary is willing and able to receive your CANtributions whether you are celebrating your birthday or not!
 
Not a fan of grocery shopping, buy a grocery card (See John Olive) and donate it to the Social Action Committee (SAC), and SAC‘s savvy shoppers will shop for you.
 
All CANtributions will be donated to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.
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For questions about any SAC initiative, please contact chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com o706.338.2798).
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FREE (Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating)
Save the Date:  Wednesday, February 8

The FREE (Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating) group will be serving our monthly dinner on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 pm in the UUFA Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation is $6 – $12 per adult (which does not cover wine) and $4.00 per child. 

 
Menu:  potato curry, rice, sald, and dessert
The suggested donation has been increased this program year so that FREE can contribute a  local, in-season for the monthly meal UUFA provides for Our Daily Bread.
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Our Daily Bread:  Meal Preparation and Serving  (Time and Talent Opportunity)
 
Can you help with  preparation on February 16 (2 p.m.) or with serving on February 17 (11:30 am) of the Our Daily Bread meal?
For information and/or to sign up, contact Michele Simpson (msimpson@uga.edu or 706.546.1471).
 

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch MondayFriday and a sack meal on the weekends. Annually, this program provides more than 60,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women, and children in need and offers a gateway to other transformational services. Partnering with more than 70 volunteer groups, Our Daily Bread in Athens has served meals seven days per week, 365 days per year since 1989.

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EXPLORING RACIAL JUSTICE (ERJ)
 
You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Exploring Racial Justice Task Force on Sunday, February 19, at 12:30.  

The Exploring Racial Justice Task Force desires your feedback by February 19 on its FINAL draft resolution dealing with Racial Justice and Equity. To read this final draft resolution, please go to https://goo.gl/nSCnG0. To provide written feedback, go to https://goo.gl/PO8ucA.

If you have already provided feedback, you might want to take another look as the resolution has been recently tweaked.

For further information, contact Deb Brenner (dbrenner@uga.edu or 706.338.1137).
 
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GREEN SANCTUARY TEAM
 
Are you interested about the environment in general and at UUFA in particular?  You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Green Sanctuary Team:  February 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ocean Room.
Contact Liz Weaver (ejsweaver@gmail.com or 706.338.6275) for further information.
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General Assembly Matters:  
 
Registration for this year’s General Assembly to be held June 21-25 in New Orleans opens March 1!!!
 
Want to be put your name in nomination as of the six delegates representing UUFA?  
Go to https://goo.gl/forms/gC4VHRkTDuxChRno2 or nominate yourself at the April 30 Town Hall Meeting.
 
Want more information about the UUA General Assembly?  
  • Watch for upcoming General Assembly information sessions at UUFA
  •  Go to www.uua.org/ga

Delegates to General Assembly 2017 will be electing the next president of UUA.  To read more, go to http://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/elections/president