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  • November 25 to December 2: UUFA IHNA Week November 8, 2018The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc.  is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. Once accepted into our program, IHNA provides food, shelter, daycare, and transportation as needed. November 25 through December 2is the week that UUFA provides support for IHNA at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Needed are meal preparers, dinner and evening hosts, overnights hosts, and IHNA Day Center hosts. For more information, contact UUFA IHNA Coordinator Mark Hodges (markhodges4427@gmail.com). Support of IHNA is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster —————————————————————————–
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 18 November 18, 2018On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 pm, the Interfaith Clergy Partnership of Greater Athens invites you to the Third Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.This annual event comes to us at a time when we crave the opportunity to be in community, connected to one another and to the world so that we can proclaim the voice of love, positivity, and unity.  WHERE: Piedmont College Meeting House, 595 Prince Avenue, Athens (parking available on site and on the street) WHEN: 4:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 This year’s service includes performances, songs, readings, and reflections from several members of our Partnership and their faith communities. We encourage you to attend and lend your voice to our shared blessing and charge at the end of the service. The community is strongest when we have more voices present.  We recognize that this is a divisive, scary time for faith communities. We also know that the best way to respond is in love and unity. Please join us for this powerful service of worship. ___________________________________________________
  • November 18: Sanctuary Movement Team November 16, 2018Interested in immigrant justice within the Athens community and ways you can help? Join us for the next gathering of the Sanctuary Movement Team on third Sunday of the month–November 18–beginning at noon-ish in the conference room, just off the Welcome Hall. To join the Sanctuary Movement Team listserv, first click the headline above and then click here or go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uufa-sanctuary-movement-team/join. Need more information?  Contact Nancy MacNair (ncmacnair@gmail.com or 706.546.5237) or visit http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary. The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ——————————————————————————-
  • Our Daily Bread: November 2018 November 1, 2018What’s cooking? Hopefully you might be. 🙂 Help is needed on Thursday, November 15, at 2 p.m. to prepare the monthly meal for Our Daily Bread. Help is also needed on Friday, November 16, 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. Questions? Contact David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com or 706.338.2798). Our Daily Bread outreach is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. ——————————————————————————–
  • November 11: AADM Social Justice Awards Fundraiser November 15, 2018     Support the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM), a UUFA Justice Partner. Click here to nominate someone and for more information about this event. UUFA is nominated for an award! Click here for tickets. For further information about AADM in general or this event in particular, contact Deb Brenner (dbrenner@uga.edu).     ————————————————————————————  
  • November 14: Dinner Sponsored by FREE November 15, 2018 Please join us for the Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating (FREE) dinner on Wednesday November 14, 2018,  at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. The theme this year are bowls – grains, vegetables protein & sauces. The November 14 FREE dinner will be Asian bowls.  Suggested donation for dinner is $5-10 (wine is extra). The dinners are fundraisers for buying farmer market tokens for low income families, buying food extras for the Our Daily Bread meal, hosting Enjoyable Entertainment Events, and supporting Sweet Olive Animal Sanctuary. To RSVP for planning purposes or for questions, contact Kate Blane (raya_mead@yahoo.com). FREE is part of the Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————–
  • UUFA Diaper Drive Number 3: A Cause You Can Really Get Behind…Again! 🙂 November 8, 2018The UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team (SMT) sponsored two diaper drives this year. Many thanks to all who contributed! However, the need for diapers for immigrant families in the Athens area continues, so Diaper Drive Number 3 is now in effect until November 30. All sizes are needed. Please place the diapers you bring near the CANtribution basket. Questions?  Contact SMT member Nancy MacNair (ncmacnair@gmail.com) The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster. ————————————————————————————-
  • December 2: Social Action Committee November 1, 2018Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, December 2, beginning at noon in multipurpose room. 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! FYI–SAC meetings are usually held the first Sunday of the month. For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com). The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. —————————————————————————–
  • Still Needed: 2018 Christmas Angels November 5, 2018Can 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 over 20 years. The Social Action Committee is taking the lead this year in UUFA’s participation in the Christmas Angel Project. Please click here (or go to https://goo.gl/forms/6XNmaJX2K4sOOVMB3) ASAP if you would like to sponsor a child or children. Please note that  special requests such as for the age or gender of the child(ren) cannot be accommodated. The deadline to deliver gifts to UUFA is Sunday, December 2. Please make sure the name tag you are given for your child is clearly affixed to the gift bag. For further information, contact coordinator Connie Bruce (connie.l.bruce@gmail.com or 706.254.7822). The Christmas Angel Project is being sponsored by UUFA’s Social Action Committee, a part of the Justice Cluster. ——————————————————————————–
  • November 3: Justice Fest 2018 November 8, 2018You will not want to miss Justice Fest 2018! Hosted by the Athens Economic Justice Coalition (a UUFA Justice Partner), Justice Fest will feature the UUFA Chalice Choir and Palms of Fire, the UUFA Drum Circle. Fred Smith, Jr. Constitutional Law Professor; Emory University will be the keynote speaker.  In addition, Linda Lloyd will receive the Dr. Ray MacNair Lifetime Achievement Award. Your donations are tax deductible in that we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For further information, click here. ————————————————————————————————–  
  • November 4: Social Action Committee November 8, 2018Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, November 4, beginning at noon in multipurpose room. 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! FYI–SAC meetings are usually held the first Sunday of the month. For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com). The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster. —————————————————————————–