View this email in your browser

Project Phoenix Update- Feb 8

This Sunday, February 10, our Project Phoenix partners will give a presentation at 1:30pm in the Sanctuary. We will be joined by Fiona Grandowski, the Principal, from UUCA’s architect, Collins, Cooper, Carusi and by Filberto Lara, Senior Project Manager, serving as UUCA’s Construction Manager from Choate Interior Construction. These two leads along with members of their teams will help congregants understand how our new home is being designed and built. Childcare will be provided.

Our architect will tell us about her firm and describe how she has incorporated the numerous discussions and 2016 UUCA Facility Study into the design of our new space. Choate representatives will explain the different phases of construction management, including preconstruction estimating, permitting, hiring of subcontractors, and management of the building process.

A minimum of 30 minutes will set aside for a Q&A session. In the interests of efficiency and a desire to get maximum input, attendees will write their questions on index cards, and members of the Project Phoenix Steering Team will share them with the audience and the speakers.

Read more.

It's HERE!
New things are happening at UUCA!  We're launching a new communications platform. The Bulletin is UUCA’s new congregational announcement board! It is a place to share information, promote external events or meetings, and check in on UUCA related news. 

Check your email this weekend to access the The Bulletin and start making posts! Please visit The Bulletin Welcome Page for information on best practices, how to post, Community Guidelines, and more. 
Visit The Bulletin! Passcode: MyUUCA404!
Judaism 102 
Sundays Jan 6 - Feb 24
12:30 pm -1:30 pm
This course will focus on the meaning of the ancient Jewish prayer of mourning known as the Kaddish and the usefulness of this 2nd century CE practice for Unitarian Universalists today. This is a drop in course, please come even if you can't make it to all 8 sessions.

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 Generosity Orientation.
Gentle Yoga & Chair Yoga
Mondays, February 11, and 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UUCA in the Social Hall

There is no fee for this class. 
No previous yoga experience is required.  Chair yoga and gentle yoga are especially suitable for people who may have some physical limitations.
To register, or if you have questions, please send an email to Nina West at
Free Intro to Bellydance
Thursdays, February 7-March 15
At 6:00 pm at UUCA in the Social Hall

The aim of this class is to cultivate and refine an understanding of bellydance movements. This class will lead to the strong grounded movements that are the gateway to effortless bellydance. We will do a warm up, movement drills, and a luxurious cool down. Instructor is Ayanna Kafi.

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
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
Our Caring Community
The Lay Minister beginning February 10 is Amelia Shenstone.

We send our love and congratulations to Dr. Tony Stringer for his scholarship and leadership as a healer in our world.  Last week was the premier episode of "Your Fantastic Mind" on Georgia Public Broadcasting television, which featured a piece on his work at Emory to rehabilitate people with cognitive impairment from concussions. We are delighted that all his groundbreaking work behind the scenes has gotten wider exposure.

We send our healing thoughts and prayers for Rick Gross, who has been in the hospital with a massive kidney infection.  Cards and emails would be welcome.

Issy Moskovitz would still like emails and cards as she recovers from surgery.  No phone calls please.

The plate on February 10 will go to UUCA. 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. 

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Saturday, February 23rd
6:30 pm pm at UUCA

UUCA singers and musicians (and friends) pay tribute to the spirit and talent of legendary Soul singer Aretha Franklin in an evening of vocal performances, sing-along, and dancing. The fun and nostalgia in store is co-hosted by the UUCA Whitney Young Society* and the UUCA Performing Arts Coordinating Team. Doors open at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7. Admission donation: $10. A portion of the proceeds will be a contribution to Abundant LUUv. Tickets available at the door, Sundays in the church Social Hall, or online at (member services / online payment center) 
Join UUCA Ministers and Congregant leaders for a fun, relaxing, and inspiring weekend. Register today!

UUCA Homepage


Listen to Previous Sermons

Stewardship 2019

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

February 10, 2019
“Let Love Continue Long”
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

February 17, 2019
“For All that Is Our Life”
Taryn Strauss
9:30 am & 11:00 am

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


Sermon Archives

Sermon Archive

Never miss a service! UUCA records all of our services. Listen to the sermons on your favorite device HERE or watch on our YouTube Channel!
Meetings & Events
Project Phoenix Presentation
February 10
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Gentle Yoga & Chair Yoga
February 11
11:00 am

Wonderful Wednesday
February 13
6:15 pm

Project Phoenix Tour
February 17
1:30 - 3:00 pm
2650 N. Druid Hills

Gentle Yoga & Chair Yoga
February 18
11:00 am

Wonderful Wednesday
February 20
6:15 pm

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
Acting Associate Minister

Nicole Pressley
Director of Communications
Join us for a great dinner catered by the Threehouse Choir. They will be serving hometown favorites.
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.
Volunteers Needed for Math Fun Club
Thursdays, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Hope-Hill Elementary

The Math Is Fun Club at Hope-Hill Elementary School needs additional volunteers. The club, a Social Justice project of UUCA since the 1980s, provides a program of games that involve math for 2nd grade students on Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Please contact Jane MacGregor ( to volunteer or ask questions.
 If you would like to submit an item for UUCA WEEKLY, please complete the Event & Announcements Form. 

Submissions for UUCA Weekly are due TUESDAY at 5:00 pm prior to first publication date; holidays or other circumstances may require earlier submission.
Copyright © 2019 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.