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Helpers Needed

Dear Beloved Community, The renovation is already underway, but the real work begins July 01.  We invite anyone willing to assist in moving kitchen supplies and setting up a temporary serving area to be at the church building on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29, from 1 PM until 5 PM.  Come for whatever … Continued

Quilting Workshop

  Schedule MAY 19: INTRODUCTION TO QUILTS AND QUILTING JUN 16: SEWING BASICS: MACHINE OR HAND STITCHING JUL 21: MAKING OUR FIRST QUILT BLOCKS – COME PLAY! AUG 18: HOW TO QUILT THE QUILT: MACHINE OR BY HAND SEP 15: FINISHING UP: BINDING, BLOCKING & HANGING OCT 20: QUILT CLINIC: PLAN OR STITCH YOUR NEXT … Continued

Scam Warning

Alert: Scammers Posing As Congregation Leaders Several congregations have reported that their members are receiving scam emails that are requesting gift card donations for a charitable cause. At least one person has lost money to these scams. Religious groups and congregations are becoming easy targets for these types of scams. The UUA recommends that congregations … Continued

Faith, Science, and Climate Solutions Speaking Tour

Religion and science are not in opposition on the issue of climate change. Science has a great deal to teach us about both the urgency to act and the solutions that are at hand. Our faith informs the actions that we take to care for Earth and all of its inhabitants. So how do people … Continued

Outdoor Group National Trails Day

Bruce Wood has been researching ideas for Outdoor Group activities, trying to find outings that people with a variety of interests and ability levels might like. Just such an opportunity arose through overlapping networks with the GSU Outdoor Recreation Dept. and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association. He immediately contacted the leaders of the activity and … Continued

Official Notice of Candidates 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Thanks to the diligent work of our one-person Leadership Identification Team, Gayle Wood, we now have a full slate of candidates identified for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.  At our Annual Congregational Meeting, on 2019 June 02, the following will be presented for a vote: President – Kasey Castleberry Vice President – Ann Low Secretary … Continued

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.