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Project Phoenix Update

As we start the new year, there is a great deal of information to share about planned activities and projections of additional information that will be made available.

Activities for the Congregation 

The following activities are planned:
Tours of the new facility at 2650 N. Druid Hills Road NE are scheduled for January 20th and February 10th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Please join us!

Listening Sessions will be held soon for congregants to express their hopes/concerns about each design option. People will be able to indicate their choice of option(s) after each Listening Session. Stay tuned for dates and details.

A Congregational Presentation by the Architect and Construction Manager is being scheduled.

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City Sunset: January 31
New things are happening at UUCA! The City will sunset on January 31st. In early January, we're creating a new UUCA calendar on the website. And beginning in February, we're launching a new communications platform. In the coming weeks, look for announcements about transitioning your giving from the City to Access UUCA, and news about the calendar and platform. Nicole Pressley, our Communications Director, will be hosting a Communications Summit in late February. Look out for the date in the Weekly Update.  
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally
Monday, January 21st 
1:00 pm -5:00 pm

In 2017 we marched for equity and social justice. In 2018 we rallied to bring our power to the polls. This year, we mobilize to use our strength to create a lasting impact and honor those who have come before us. In 2019, the anniversary of the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women coincides with the annual Atlanta Martin Luther King Jr. March. Because the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, founded upon the Kingian Principles, wishes to contribute to the celebrations of Dr. King’s life and legacy, we are not holding a Women’s March in Atlanta in 2019. We invite you to march with us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate our anniversary at the Atlanta Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.

Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Rally assembles at 1 p.m. at Peachtree Street and Baker Street, and the march begins at 1:45 p.m. Free.

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March on to 2020

January 19, 2019
March On Georgia is the organizer of the women's march in Atlanta on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The details for March On to 2020! will be announced shortly. This event will celebrate the women who are making it happen in Georgia - activists and advocates, elected officials, leaders of non-profit organizations, and especially young women who are becoming our future leaders.

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2019 Membership Directory
Please sign up for a date TODAY!

You can sign up for photography in several ways:

By going to the provided link:

By calling Lifetouch at 866-756-0281

Sign up in Social Hall on Sunday, January 13. 
Our Caring Community
The Lay Minister beginning January 13 is Barbara Begner.

The plate on January 13 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. 
OWL - Our Whole Lives. Grades 4-6
January-May 2019

OWL - Our Whole Lives - is a series of lifespan sexuality education curricula. We will be offering OWL for grades 4th-6th in January-May of 2019. For more information, visit:

Please fill out this quick form to get on the list for the class and receive more information:
UUukers jam session
Jan 24, 2019 07:30 PM

This is a weekly ukulele jam session where most of us are at an intermediate level. We welcome guitars and singing voices. We meet weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Making Wiser Decisions

Through her online ministry, The Way of the River, UUCA’s Community Minister, Rev. Catharine Clarenbach, offers a month-long, online course, Making Hard Choices: The Art of Discernment. All of us face tough choices when we’re in transition, when we’re charting a new course in our lives, or when circumstances have let us know it’s time to move on from where we are now to an unknown future.

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Adult Religious Exploration
Judaism 102

Sundays at 12:30 pm
January 6 - February 24
 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.

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Listen to Previous Sermons

Stewardship 2019

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

January 13 
“I Am That Great and Fiery Force”
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

January 20
"We'll Build A Land"
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

January 27
“Be That Guide”
Taryn Strauss
9:30 am & 11:00 am

February 3
"Can I See Another’s Woe?”
Rev. Anthony Makar
9:30 am & 11:00 am

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

February 17, 2018
“For All that Is Our Life”
Taryn Strauss
9:30 am & 11:00 am

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
UUCA Social Group
January 13

12:45 pm

Wonderful Wednesday
January 16
BBQ supper
6:15 pm

UUCA Social Group
January 19
7:30 pm

Project Phoenix Tours
January 20 & February 10
1:30 - 3:00 pm
2650 N. Druid Hills

MLK March
January 21

Wonderful Wednesday
January 23
Chili & Soup
6:15 pm

Wonderful Wednesday
January 30
Authentic Gumbo
6:15 pm
Rev. Anthony Makar
Senior Minister

Taryn Strauss
Acting Associate Minister

Nicole Pressley
Director of Communications
Join us for Wonderful Wednesday on January 16, 2019 for a BBQ supper catered by Emilu’s Covenant Group. 

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.
Sermon Archives
UUCA Social Group
January 19, 7:30 pm

Please join the new social group, Next Gen, for a party at Amy Lovvorn and Vince Hill's home. Anyone is welcome, but we are specifically trying to help those born 1965-1985 to make new connections. If you have not joined our Facebook group, Next Gen UU, please do! Directions to the party will be sent to our mailing list. To be added, email We hope to see you January 19.
UUCA Social Group
January 13, 12:45 pm

Our January TBD lunch will be Sunday Jan 13 at 12:45 pm. The group will meet at Fellini’s Pizza, 2820 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 (Phone: 404-633-6016). The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Early arrivals will need to stake out a table. Unfortunately, Carole Galanty and I will not be there, because we are both taking Steve Bell’s course, Judaism 102. Sorry to miss the lunch!

TBD is UUCA's social group for all born from 1950 to 1970 (or thereabouts). If you're interested in TBD (or are currently a member), please join us. Feel free to contact Cindy Hoffner with questions about the lunch.
Check out the January Newsletter!
Creating Hope Together: Stewardship 2019
Make Your Pledge Today!
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