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Upcoming Justice Meetings & Events

Justice
  • UUA Matters: 2017-18 Common Read
    Two books have been selected for the 2017-2018 UUA Common Read. One focuses on the work of dismantling white supremacy culture within today’s Unitarian Universalism, and the other provides a vision and guidance for some of our work in the public square.

    Stay tuned for further information about UUFA will be hosting discussion groups for both these books.

     

  • UUA Matters: Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation Workshop

    Planning ahead…

    Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation Workshop with Chris Crass, will be co-hosted by MidAmerica and Southern Regions of the UUA, February 17, 2018, Louisville, KY.

    When:  9 am-5 pm
    Where: Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY

    For more information on Chris Crass click here: http://www.chriscrass.org/

    Stay tuned for further information.

  • CANtributions

    CANtributions Is an ongoing community service at UUFA to provide non perishable food items to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

    In the past couple of years, our number of CANtributions has declined. Of course, we’ve been busy! This is such an easy project for our members to participate in.

    Could you consider a CANtribution of one item a day? Or every other day? Or consider a birthday challenge (bring one item for each year you’re celebrating). Cards will be available in the sanctuary for you to make a commitment for the number you can do.

    The food bank currently has specific need for diced tomatoes, pork and beans, hamburger helper and Jiffy muffin mixes.

    Thank you,
    Social Action Committee

    For more information, contact Carol-Lee Baker carlee45@yahoo.com 706-483-2314.

  • You’re invited: September 2–UUFA Justice Retreat

  • Time and Talent Opportunity: July 20 and July 21

    What’s cooking?

    Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, July 20, at 3 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, July 21, 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 Monday-Friday 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.

    Our Daily Bread outreach is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster.

Justice
  • July 9: Social Action Committee

    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, July 9, 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 you know what transpires not only in the UUFA SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action. Everyone is encouraged to sign up!

    For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com).

  • July 23: Smart Lunch Smart Kids Sandwich Making and Lunch Assembly
     YoUU are invited to be part of the Smart Lunch Smart Kid sandwich making and lunch assembling on Sunday, July 23, beginning at noon-ish in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall as we make 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches lunches for the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program, which provides summer lunches to students who traditionally receive free and reduced-lunches during the school year.
    Help needed on Monday, July 24, to deliver the lunches between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. to the Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.
    Contributions needed:  
    • 188 individual fruit snacks (fresh fruit, dried fruit, fruit chips, apple sauce, fruit cups)
    Not a fan of “cooking”?  Monetary contributions are always need.
    Please put Smart Lunch Smart Kid in the check memo line.
    Please click here to RVSP for this summer SAC (Social Action Committee Project).
    BIG THANKS to everyone who helped on July 16.
  • July 16: Smart Lunch Smart Kids Sandwich Making and Lunch Assembly
    YoUU are invited to be part of the Smart Lunch Smart Kid sandwich making and lunch assembling on Sunday, July 16, beginning at noon-ish in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall as we make 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches lunches for the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program, which provides summer lunches to students who traditionally receive free and reduced-lunches during the school year.
    Contributions needed:  
    • peanut butter
    • grape jelly
    • individually wrapped salty snacks (pretzels, trail mix, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, veggie chips, etc)
    • individual fruit snacks (fresh fruit, dried fruit, fruit chips, apple sauce, fruit cups)
    Help needed on Monday, July 17, to deliver the lunches between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. to the Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.
    Not a fan of “cooking”?  Monetary contributions are always need.  Please put Smart Lunch Smart Kid in the check memo line.
    Please click here to RVSP for this summer SAC (Social Action Committee Project).
    Not in town on July 16? Join us for  sandwich making, lunch assembling on Sunday, July 23, beginning at noon.
  • Time and Talent Opportunity: July 20 and July 21

    What’s cooking?

    Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, July 20, at 3 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, July 21, 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 Monday-Friday 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.

    Our Daily Bread outreach is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster.

  • You’re invited: September 2–UUFA Justice Retreat