We can shut down the largest child detention center in the U.S.

Dear Mountain Light UU Church, Immigrant advocates fear that America’s prison-industrial complex is now expanding into federal child custody. “From what I understand, it’s the first for-profit child detention center,” says Maria Rodriguez, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition. “So just let that sink in.” (1) It does not make headlines daily, but children … Continued

Gilmer Arts Presents a New Play

Gilmer Arts Playhouse presents a big-hearted comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, May 24 to June 2 (Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm).  Five unforgettable women free from husbands, kids, and jobs, meet at the same beach cottage to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives over a 33 year period. For ticket information, … Continued

UUA Monthly Tidings MAY 2019

Welcome to the second email in a new series of UUA thought leadership messages sent monthly to all UU congregations and leaders to strengthen our connections and support shared learning. Enjoy!  Dear Congregation Members, The UUA’s annual congregational certification is in! Every year, congregations report their membership, religious education (RE) enrollment, budgetary figures, and much … Continued

Yukon Road Trash Pick Up Postponed

2019 MAY 11 – The Road Crew was to meet today, but due to the rain will not.  The new date will be on May 18, next Saturday at 9 AM.  Meet at Starbucks in the East Ellijay Ingles.  

The Every Day UU: Now and Then

Dear UU Congregation, May 1, 2019 We are writing to you to invite you to submit stories for our collection, “The Every Day UU: Now and Then.” As part the UU History Renaissance Module, we were required to create a final project that would connect with what we had learned in the course. It became … Continued

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

On Wednesday, MAY 08, at 5 PM in our lounge area, there will be a special screening of a film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Popcorn will be served.  You can bring your own snacks and drinks, share if you like. On the Basis of Sex (2018) PG-13.  130 min.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling … Continued

First Friday Film 2019 MAY 03

Movies at Mountain Light return as First Friday Film, Fourth Friday Film, and Second Sunday Cinema… You gotta love alliteration! [LoL] Friday, MAY 03, at 6PM: Fahrenheit 451 (1966) NR. 112 min. In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Together We Create Climate Justice

Dear Congregation Members, Greetings to you! In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the season of new beginnings as spring unfolds, sometimes tentatively, sometimes lavishly with new life, sunshine and color. This time of new beginnings has me thinking about celebrating Earth Day and giving thanks for the growing global movement for climate justice. There is … Continued

Climate Prayer 2019

Earth Day 2019 is just around the corner, and people of faith will be coming together to pray for our climate and Creation.  Will you join us? Sign up now to join people across the nation in prayer. The Earth Day Climate Prayer is bringing together 100,000 people of all faiths to pray for climate healing. … Continued

Road Crew Rescheduled

The Mountain Light UUC/Gilmer County Adopt-a-Road clean up that was scheduled for Saturday April 20th has been overcome by events and is being rescheduled.  The new time will be 9 AM on Saturday, May 4th with the following Saturday, May 11th, as the alternate date should there be inclement weather on the 4th. Thanks to … Continued