UUFS NEWS
May 2021
Our Mission Statement
As a welcoming congregation, we work and worship together to become people of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We honor the transformative power of love in our individual lives and broader communities.
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Many of you may have already received this special google form in your email. But if you did not, or if you did not complete it at the time you received it, we encourage you to complete this anonymous survey today. Your board and Committee on Shared Ministry appreciate your input on how we might best prepare for a vote at our 2021 Annual Meeting.

UU friends,
You might recall that, a few years ago, we had a Sunday program and some discussion around a proposed UU 8th Principle. In 2018, the Board postponed a vote, anticipating UUA action. Now your UUFS Board and Committee on Shared Ministry (COSM) members invite you to share your thoughts and feelings about this issue in a confidential survey. You can review the text and read some national history and discussion about it at www.8thprincipleUU.org

Afterwards, please click on the link below to access this short anonymous survey form. Please respond before April 30, so UUFS leadership can move forward, better informed by your responses. We appreciate your being part of our extended congregational family. Thank you for your ongoing support of our Unitarian Universalism and our shared ministry to one another and to our larger community.

Sincerely,
UUFS Board, COSM & Rev Jane
Join our ONLINE SERVICE* on your computer or smart device. (You will be asked to download ZOOM software if you haven't before. It's safe!) 
Enter this MEETING ID when asked: 479 325 3254

NOTE: Even when Jane is not conducting our online services we use this Zoom link & ID. *However, most 3rd Sundays there is a different meeting ID number. Be sure to check below for the special link to the 3rd Sundays' Zoom Room when applicable.
May 2
“Savoring and Serving Life"
Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons, Guest Minister
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
Rev. Pérez-Simons  (she/her) is a Cuban-American UU minister passionate about liberation and freedom of expression. She teaches about oppression, repression, authenticity, belonging, and emotional intelligence. Think of Savoring and Serving is a theological and social framework to help us find a healing balance in life. Savoring and Serving as a way of healing ourselves and the planet, as a spiritual practice, as a social responsibility, as a way of honoring the life-force that moves through us and as a way to give back generously to the whole web of life.

Anthem: ”Here We Have Gathered”- ALCJ Quartet

May 9
Mother’s Day - “Ask Mama Jane”
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
It’s time once again, for Rev. Jane to share her Question Box Sermon. She does this each year and calls the message, “Ask Mama Jane.” We will collect your questions in the chat box and Rev Jane will respond to as many as she can. These questions can be about Unitarian Universalism, Theology, Current Events, and more. This is usually a fun and informative service. Of course, we will also share some ritual honoring our mothers and others who have nurtured us!

Anthem:” Back to the Church Medley” - Choir

May 16 (THIRD SUNDAY)
"Inequality -- What is a Fair Amount?"
Greg Brock presents, UUFS member / guest speaker
Just how bad is current income and wealth inequality in the U.S.? To understand better what is fair we will look at John Rawls’ “Veil of Ignorance”. If things are not fair now, how do we make them fair? Several ideas for a wealth tax can be considered.
To access the NEW Zoom room, use this link:
Meeting ID: 99733189940
May 23
“Blue Boat Home”
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
Rev. Jane continues her series using songs from the Singing the Journey (aka Teal Hymnal) as sacred text and inspiration. “Blue Boat Home “ was a favorite song of UU’s even before the Singing the Journey was published . Unitarian Universalist Peter Mayer “gorgeously captures the awe and wonder of our first source, and the amazing planetary grounding of our seventh principle, along with mysticism and humanism and gratitude.” (Rev. Kimberly Debus.) Come sing with us and explore this wonderful song.

Anthem: “Blue Boat Home” - Choir

May 30
“Building Bridges”
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
Rev. Jane uses the song “Building Bridges” as the sacred text for her message on the day that we acknowledge that four of our youth are moving into adulthood. We will have a virtual bridging ceremony for those who spent their formative years learning from our wonderful Religious Education teachers. These youth are all graduating high school in Glynn or Bulloch County this year. Since this is Memorial Day Weekend, at the beginning of our Joys and Concerns time we will also honor those who have died in service to our country. 

Anthem: “ Building Bridges” - Choir
On May 30, following the regular service,
we will gather at the UUFS parking lot for fellowship at 12:30-2:30 p.m., or until the heat drives us away. Bring your own food and chairs.
We'll mask up and socially distance.
This year, our Memorial Day picnic will be held on the UUFS grounds
rather than at Reverend Jane's.

Hope to see you there!
SUNDAY, MAY 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Bring your own lawn chair if you want to sit.We can enjoy the beautiful grounds and the children can enjoy the playground. And, of course, it will be good to see folks in three dimensions. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines.
THE MONTH OF MAY
is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY—1-800-787-3224

Suicide Prevention Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255
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May 15th—International Day of Families 

The Week of May 16th is Youth Week

May 17th—International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 

May 21st—World Day for Cultural Diversity 

May 22nd—World Day for Biological Diversity 

May 29th—International Day of Peacekeepers 

May 29th—Remembrance of Suicide Victims and Families 

Karen Lambie
UUFS Social Justice Team
EASTER CELEBRATED AT UUFS
Children getting ready to hunt Easter eggs.
Enjoying REAL LIVE BUNNIES!
Our tradition of giving away half of the offering that is not designated as a pledge continues in 2021, with some adjustments. Rather than designating a charity for each month, the board decided to designate a charity by quarter for now. All offerings received in April, May, and June not designated as "pledges" will be shared with Reverend Jane's Helping Hands Fund to directly help people in our community.


Thank you for your continued support and faithfulness to our congregation, which allows us to remain steadfast in our commitment to serving our community.
Yoga Classes in Person
for Vaccinated Persons

Tuesday 11 am
Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am

Social distancing observed. 

Call Inge for more information at 912 596-3322
Iyengar Certified Instructor - MindBody Center Yoga
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of Statesboro
We are located at 6762 Cypress Lake Road
Statesboro, Georgia
Please send mail to:
UUFS, PO Box 2453, Statesboro GA 30459
Phone: 912.489.8338
Rev. Jane Page, Minister
C: 912.682.3566
President: Tanya Carden
Vice President: June Hackle
Secretary: Teresa Winn
Treasurer: Cynthia Frost
Member at Large: John Thompson

You may contact board members by emailing StatesboroUU@gmail.com
and please put the board member's name in the subject line.
PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATE
Shari Barr
Home: 912.764.7300
Cell: 912.687.3899

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY
Chair: Dee Liston

NEWSLETTER/WEBSITE
Elaine Deaver
Cell: 912.230.2675

TRANSPORTATION TO UUFS SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
EMAIL:
Phone: 912.682.3566
BUILDING MAINTENANCE
Mike Montagne

CARE RING
Shari Barr

CHILDREN'S RE
Abby Thompson

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY
Dee Liston, Shari Barr,
Michael Williams

FINANCE
Adrienne Cohen

MUSIC
Robert Cottle

PROGRAMS
Dee Liston