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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT OFFICE HOURS AND STAFFING DURING GENERAL ASSEMBLY!

Summer Office Hours on FRIDAYS
On Fridays the UUCA office will be open at 10:00 am and close at 2:00 pm.
Mon-Thurs Hours 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Deadlines for General Assembly and Vacation
To accommodate staff participating in General Assembly and Nicole's vacation, the deadlines for UUCA Weekly have changed. To guarantee the inclusion of your event or announcement, please observe the follow deadlines:

Submission Deadlines
UUCA WEEKLY June 28 & July 5 - Deadline June 18 at 5 pm
UUCA WEEKLY for July 12 - Deadline is July 1 at 5 pm


Please use this form to submit your announcements. Please note that we are not taking requests for inserts during this time. 


2650 North Druid Hills Spruce Up, Saturday June 22


Join Bert Pearce and other congregants to help spruce up the grounds at 2650 North Druid Hills Road NE on Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 am to Noon. Primary focus will be the back corner of the site, which won't be disturbed by future construction. Other areas may also be included, depending on the number of volunteers present. 

Running water and bathrooms are not available, so please plan accordingly. Remember to bring drinking water, boots, gloves a folding chair and any of the following tools you may have on hand:

Hedge trimmers
Loppers
Shovels
Rakes
Tarps
Yard-waste bags (paper type)
Please, no leaf blowers or Roundup.

Also, please email  bertpearce1@comcast.net if you are willing to bring a wheelbarrow or a gas-powered weed-eater (string trimmer).   


Donuts and Discussion

Please join your board, Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 11:00am-11:25am in the sanctuary. The purpose for this discussion is to provide the congregation a status report on the Feasibility Study.  This Feasibility Study is the process to successfully renovate and move into our new facility on 2650.  Again, place this event on your calendar to attend the Donuts and Discussion with your board, Sunday June, 30, 2019.  Let us continue to enhance our engagement with UUCA.  Please feel free to contact your board at board@uuca.org.
Wine, Cheese and the Spoken Word 
June 22 at 7pm in the Social Hall 

Double Feature plus Open Mic, hosted by Dante Sellers

Devin A. Shaw is a dancer, choreographer, writer, educator, actor and director, accomplished in a range of dance, including ballet, jazz, tap, African, contemporary, musical theatre, hip-hop, and praise and worship. Devin’s ultimate objective in life is to create works that showcase worldly economic, political, and cultural concepts in order to establish what she calls “Cultural Communion” for people in search for greater perspective though an honest lens. 

Read More. 

Inquirers

Inquirers at 11:30 in Room 1, topic this week is Faith Development for Children and Adults.


Sunday RE

General Assembly WARE Lecture
Some of our fellow congregants are in Spokane, Washington attending the UU General Assembly. You can get a taste of what GA offers by coming to the sanctuary at 11:30 to watch the video of the WARE Lecture from GA 2018. The speaker was Brittany Packnett, speaking on dismantling white supremacy. The Ware lecture was established in 1920 using a gift from Harriet E. Ware to the American Unitarian Association. (AUA). Since 1922, except for 1945 and 1950, the lecture has been given annually at the yearly meeting of the AUA and then the General Assembly of UUA.

Book Discussion with Rev. Taryn Strauss & Amelia Shenstone
 12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
June 30 in the Sanctuary after services 
Join Rev Taryn Strauss and UUCA member Amelia Shenstone for a 3-part discussion of Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for White People to Talk about Racism. The book is available for purchase in the UUCA bookstore, to borrow at the Dekalb or Fulton County library, on Audible.com and also available for eBook download. Co-facilitator Amelia Shenstone is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, has trained with the Interaction Institute for Social Change, and has helped lead UUCA's anti-racism/anti-oppression/multiculturalism (ARAOMC) efforts since 2013. 


Looking Ahead

WARE Lecture Viewing
Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am 
While some of our fellow congregants are in Spokane, Washington at the UU General Assembly, you can get a taste of what GA offers by coming to the sanctuary on June 23rd and watching the video of the WARE Lecture from GA 2018. The speaker was Brittany Packnett, speaking on dismantling white supremacy. The Ware lecture was established in 1920 using a gift from Harriet E. Ware to the American Unitarian Association. (AUA). Since 1922, except for 1945 and 1950, the lecture has been given annually at the yearly meeting of the AUA and then the General Assembly of UUA. 

Turning Points in UU History 
Starting July 7 join us for Turning Points in UU History, a six-session exploration of turning points and controversies in our history that will delve into the complexities of these historical moments, how they shaped Unitarian Universalism, and how they relate to our faith today. Each session will reflect on the sides involved in the controversy, putting participants in the shoes of those who lived through it. While there is some overlap in content between this series and other UU history sessions Adult RE has offered, Turning Points in UU History will take historical understanding to a deeper level to the moments when we struggled to define who we are as a movement. The series will be led by Jim Kelley assisted by Frank Casper and Kim Green, all long-time UUCA members.

Read More.
QiGong: Nine Phases
Thursday June 27, from 10 am-11am in the Sanctuary 
Like Tai Chi, Qigong can be described and practiced as a moving meditation. It is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique and focused attention. There are many different Qigong practices and exercises.  We practiced The Seven Precious Gestures on June 20, this week we will be practicing The Nine Phases.  Both practices will be taught in standing and seated positions.  If you have questions, please contact
Sekayi.Stringer@uuca.org.


Looking Ahead:

Month of Meditation
Thursday, July 11, 10-11am in the Social Hall

In this meditation series we will learn a basic seated meditation practice with a different focus each week. Seated meditation will be either in chairs or on the floor, depending on individual
preferences and abilities. In addition to the one hour weekly class, participants will be asked to commit to a regular daily practice at home of 15 minutes per day and encouraged to keep a meditation journal. 

Anyone who is interested in beginning/establishing a meditation practice or who has an ongoing practice will be welcome.
Attend as many sessions as you are able.

To register, please send an email to Nina West c/o Sekayi.Stringer@uuca.org
Our Caring Community

Lay Minister on call beginning June 23rd is Bruce Gaunt.

We send our love to Jerry and Babs Hajdusiewicz. Jerry's brother passed away on June 14th in DC.  Cards and emails welcome.

We keep Kay Golan and her nieces and nephews in our hearts.  Kay’s brother-in-law passed away on June 16th and will be greatly missed. Cards and emails welcome.

We hold Julie Pierce in our hearts.  Julie’s Aunt Betty died this week. Julie says Aunt Betty was a fierce force of nature, defending those who could not defend themselves. Cards and emails welcome.

Memories or recollections of Olivia Kappus may be sent to Jean Woodall: 3bluebirdsandme@gmail.com prior to the memorial which will be held on Sunday, July 14 @ 2pm.

This Sunday's offering will go to UUCA. If you are unable to attend Sunday's service, you can make a gift by texting "UUCA" and the dollar amount you would like to give to 73256. Remember to select GATP, Pledge, or Contribution in the drop down menu.

The Power of We!

UUCA Brings General Assembly to UUCA

UUCA is bringing General Assembly to you! This year's GA theme is "The Power of We." As Unitarian Universalist, we know that together, we can change our world. As your fellow congregations and staff gather with other UU leaders to explore how we build connections and grow our faith movement, we want to all of you at home to follow along with us on this journey. 

From June 18  to June 23 follow Board President Christian Harden, President Elect, Jennifer Thilo, on the new UUCABoard Instagram. Follow Youth Minstires Coordinator, Ayanna Stringer, Communications Director Nicole Pressley, Social Justice Coordinator, Francella Perryman, and UUCA Delegate Karen Reagle on the UUCA Instagram page for videos, photos, and reflections as they represent UUCA.  

Start following us today @UUCATL. 
 
Help the Homeless
Service Day at Nicholas House

Monday, June 24, 6:00 - 7:20 pm
830 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 

The Help the Homeless group will be serving dinner at Nicholas House, a homeless shelter for families, on Monday June 24th from 6- 7:20pm
We need YOUR help! You can sign up to bring plates and cups, lasagna, fruit, lemonade, ect. 

Sign up today!

Thanks again for your generosity of time, money and spirit!

Natalie Snedden 

In the News!

UUCA members participate in the General Assembly Public Witness demonstration to call for an end to mass incarceration.
QUICK LINKS

UUCA Homepage

Project Phoenix Website

Pastoral Care

Calendar

Listen to Previous Sermons

Finance Reports

Monthly Newsletter 
2019 Finance Reports
Toastmasters Regular meetings cancelled for 6/25 & 7/2
Tuesdays at &:30 pm in Sanctuary
The Toastmasters meeting on 6/25 is the annual Officers Installation & Social at a local restaurant, and the 7/2 meeting is Executive Committee Only Meeting (room location TBD).
If you'd like to donate flowers on Sunday, please sign up using this form or sign up in the Sanctuary. 
Upcoming Sermons
Sermon Series

Sunday, June 23
"Glimpses of the Holt and Shreds of the Sacred"
Rev. Rhett Baird

Sunday, June 30
"Free Your Mind (and the Rest Will Follow)"
Rev. Taryn Strauss

Sunday, July 7
Rev. Mykal Slack
Minster for Worship and Spiritual Care of BLUU

Sunday, July 14
"A Feminist Fandom"
Rev. Marti Keller

Sunday, July 21
Gerald Robinson

Sunday, July 28
Whitney Young Jr. Society

Sunday, August 4
Annual Lay Minster Service

Sunday, August 11
Rev. Taryn Strauss

Sunday, August 18
Ingathering 
9:30 am & 11:00 am

*There will be two services on June 16 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am


The Bulletin is now back up. Check out new posts including board announcements, past sermons, and events at other local UU Congregations. 

Check it out today!
Password: MyUUCA404!
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!

Multi-media Team Needs You!

America runs on Dunkin, but UUCA runs on the love, commitment, and generosity of its congregation. The Multi-media team is looking for new members to join this critical UUCA group. This team records (audio and visual) Sunday services, manages our sound on Sunday, posts content to our YouTube  channel and so much more! You do not have to be a techie, engineer, or web developer. The team is ready to train novice volunteers to help grow our ministry and outreach. If you can spare 1 Sunday a month, contact them today at SoundTeam@uuca.org
Meetings & Events
Women Empowered
June 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wine, Cheese, & the Spoken Word
June 22
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

TDB Monthly Party
June 28
Connect!
Rev. Anthony Makar
Senior Minister
Amakar@uuca.org

Rev. Taryn Strauss
Associate Minister 
Taryn.Strauss@uuca.org

Nicole Pressley
Director of Communications 
Nicole.Pressley@uuca.org

Next Gen: No June party, come in July! 

Due to a conflict with Rev. Makar's Goodbye/Good Wishes Celebration on Saturday, June 15, there is no Next Gen UU Party for June. Please make plans to attend our Next Gen party on July 20 at 7:30. Join our mailing list (NextGen@UUCA.org) for all the details. 

UUCA Pastoral Care


UUCA is a loving community that provides support and care for each other through both the best and the most difficult of times. For pastoral care needs or assistance, call the UUCA Pastoral Care line at 404-634-5130 or e-mail PastoralCare@uuca.org and you will be contacted by our lay minister of the week or another member of our pastoral care lay ministry team.
 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.

Ens & Outs Blueberry Picking with Gwen Bergen

June 29 (Sat.) at a farm in Loganville, GA

Join Gwen Bergen for a morning of blueberry picking in Loganville, GA: http://www.tuckawayblueberryfarm.com/. We'll pick for 1.5 hours then go out for lunch. For more information and to SIGN UP contact Gwen at gbergen@gmail.com.


Ens & Outs July 4th Celebration with Gwen Bergen

July 4th (Thurs.) downtown Decatur, GA
Join Ens & Outs for an evening picnic, band concert, and fireworks in Decatur. For more information and to SIGN UP contact Gwen at gbergen@gmail.com.

NOW HIRING!


We are excited to be hiring a Director of Lifespan Religious Education - "DLRE"!! Here is the job posting:

Please share it far and wide through all of your networks (social media, work, schools, neighbors, etc.) so we can attract oodles of awesome applicants ASAP. 

We are delighted to be a community committed to ongoing education throughout all generations!

Apply HERE!
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