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Project Phoenix Update 

February 21, 2019

Please attend this Sunday’s Project Phoenix Listening Session in the Treehouse Social Hall from 1:30 to 3:00PM. People will have an opportunity to express their feelings and opinions about our future home in a supportive environment. Child care will be

We had an excellent turnout at our open house this past Sunday. Many questions and concerns were addressed at that time. Straw poll voting for the various options began that day with about 40 people indicating their preference. To review: Everybody will be given an opportunity to place one dot next to one of the 5 Options to vote their preference. There is no requirement that you make an immediate decision. The posters and dots will be available at UUCA in the reception area through March 24th . There will be more information and activities forthcoming during the time that the straw poll is being taken.

Board Donuts & Discussion
February 24 at 10:35 am

Please join the UUCA Board of Trustees for donuts and our monthly discussion on Sunday, February 24 between services, at 10:35am, in the Sanctuary. This month we will share the comments and concerns we heard at our listening session in January. We will also share the current plans and actions underway to address many of those concerns. We hope you can join us for this time of sharing. Got questions or comments in advance? Please email us at

Congregational Retreat

April 26 - 28
Join UUCA Ministers and Congregant leaders for a fun, relaxing, and inspiring weekend. Activities include  minister-led workshops, image theatre, abstract painting, hiking, & more! Check out the tentative itinerary and register today! 
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Please join the Summer RE Special Workshop Program!    

Please consider joining the RE Summer Program, and lead a single workshop for our kids opposite worship.  We would provide program support, additional adult assistance, and procure supplies for you as needed! 

If you have a special skill you are willing to share with our kids one summer Sunday, please email Taryn at
Give Away the Plate 
Feb 24 

Benefiting: Syrian Community Network of Atlanta

SCN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that will supplement efforts in helping the refugees adjust to their new home. What distinguishes SCN from other organizations is that it wants to facilitate building the bridge for mutual support between the newly arrived Syrian refugees with local communities.
Judaism 102 
Sundays Jan 6 - Feb 24
12:30 pm -1:30 pm
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Sundays at 12:30 pm in Room 1
Inquirers is a great way for those new to the community to get to know UUCA in a smaller group setting. This week's topic is Worship and the Liturgical Year. 
Free Intro to Bellydance
Thursdays, February 7-March 15
At 6:00 pm at UUCA in the Social Hall

This class is appropriate for all ages (middle school age and beyond). All genders welcome. 
Bring/Wear:  Workout clothes with no noisy belts;  soft soled athletic or dance shoes, or bare socks, or be ready to dance barefoot; Yoga mat or towel. To register email:

Spirituality & Aging 102 
Wednesdays, Feb 20-Mar 13
11:30 am 

Join us for a facilitated group, addressing vital topics related to aging, meaning & spirit including change, loss, identity, relationships, choice, & letting go. Based on "In Later Years: Finding Meaning & Spirit in Aging, by UU Minister, Bruce Marshall. Bring a bag lunch if you like, and enjoy the fellowship. For questions or if you need a ride contact

New ARE Community Class Offering starting soon 
Tai Chi Easy
Mondays, March 4-April  29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tai Chi Easy is not a kind of Tai Chi, but a method and approach to Tai Chi that makes the practice easy to learn, beneficial, and fun----right away. Tai Chi Easy can be done in five movements. This 5-movement practice can be done standing, or walking. It can also be adapted for sitting.

This 9-week class will be offered at UUCA on Mondays, Mar 4-Apr 29, from 11am-12noon. The class is free. To register, please email
Our Caring Community
The Lay Minister beginning February 24 is David Hanna.

We send our healing thoughts and prayers for Rick Gross, who continues to suffer from complex kidney issues and had another procedure on February 18. 

John Bolton would love to have calls and visits from UUCAers.  Please call before visiting.

We send our thoughts and prayers for Robin Stinson, whose Uncle Doug died last week while Robin was in Florida helping with her mother, who has memory issues and is recovering from a fall, and her sister, who has disabilities.


The plate on February 24 will go to the Syrian Community Network of Atlanta. If you are unable to attend Sunday's services, you can make a gift by texting "UUCA" and the dollar amount you would like to give to 73256. 

Fundraiser for Immigrant Facing Detention and Deportation Update:

We raised the funds! Thank you for all your help. The family is very grateful and moved. 
Thanks again.
Susan Leslie
UUA Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director 
Help the Homeless
Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm

Please join us to make 70 breakfast bags for the homeless for the Central Pres. Shelter 3/13 after Wonderful Wednesday. We need donations of food items to go into the breakfast bags and volunteers to assemble them. To sign up,

If you have questions, email Natalie Snedden at
Do you lead a UUCA group or program? Have you been looking for meaningful and effective ways to promote your group's work and events? Hosting a Wonderful Wednesday dinner is a great way to connect with friends and tell folks about your upcoming events. We have open dates for March 13, 20, & 27. Sign up to host a dinner by contacting  Jerolyn Lowery at
Roy Zimmerman in Concerns at UUCA
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 pm 
In the current national nightmare, we need to laugh. And we need to hope. Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. Roy returns to UUCA at 4 pm on Sunday, March 10, with a new show titled “RiZe Up,” which is ninety minutes of his original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice.

Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and performed at venues across the country, including many Unitarian Universalist congregations. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

Suggested donation for the concert is $20, but no one is turned away.

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Listen to Previous Sermons

Stewardship 2019

Finance Reports
Upcoming Sermons
Sermon Series
"Beautiful Music of Universalism"

Upcoming Worship Series
"If There Is To Be Peace"

February 24, 2019
"Peace In The World"
Taryn Strauss 
9:30 am & 11:00 am

March 3, 2019
"Peace In The Nations"
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

March 10, 2019
"Peace In The Cities"
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

March 17, 2019
"Peace In The Margins"
Youth Sunday

March 24, 2019
"Peace Between Neighbors"
Taryn Strauss

March 31, 2019
"Peace In The Home"
Rev. Anthony Makar

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Meetings & Events
Women Empowered
February 23
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Respect: An Aretha Franklin Tribute
February 23
7:00 pm -9:00pm

Project Phoenix Listening Session
February 24
1:30 pm -3:00 pm

Wonderful Wednesday
February 27
6:15 pm

Project Phoenix Listening Session
March 10
1:30 pm -3:00 pm
Rev. Anthony Makar
Senior Minister

Taryn Strauss
Associate Minister

Nicole Pressley
Director of Communications
Come enjoy a Taco Bar from Moe's Southwest Grill. 

Serving starts at 6:15, Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4 and older, free for children under 3. There is a $20 family maximum and no one is turned away for inability to pay.

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Saturday, February 23rd

6:30 pm pm at UUCA
1910 Cliff Valley Way Building Obituary
UUCA member Hoke Kimball volunteers for the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC). Hoke submitted the article and photos on the loss of 1910 Cliff Valley Way building to the APC's Preservation Times Newsletter and it was published in the Vol 35/No. 2 Fall/Winter 2018 edition. The article is found on page 6.
COME JOIN IN! Feb. 23 (Sat.) In-Town ‘Walk About’ with Barbara OrisichTo SIGN UP or for details & meeting place. Contact Barbara at Approximate 5-mile walk followed by potluck brunch. Begin time: 9am   End time: Around noon or 1pm
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Women Empowered 
Saturday, March 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s February Women Empowered Meeting will not be at the Treehouse.    The group is going to the Civil Rights Museum instead.
Hope to see you at the meeting in March.  It will be on March 23 10-12noon in the social hall.  It will be led by our “Connecting With Others Team”.  These gatherings are always fun and meaningful.  Hope to see you there.    Jackie Spierman
It's UUCA day at the Infinite Energy Arena on Sunday, March 24th at 3:05pm. Come see the Atlanta Gladiators play the Charlotte Swamp Rabbits. Group ticket price of $17.00 includes Premium group seating, 10% discount on Gladiators team gear and free parking.

If you would like to commit to purchase tickets contact Jack Pierce at with the number of tickets you would like to commit to. Deadline for committing for tickets is March 3rd. You will be able to pick up tickets in the social hall in between services prior to game with payment in cash or check made to Jack Pierce.
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