November 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.
NEW UUFS COVID 19 POLICY

Good news, everyone!
The sanctuary will reopen on November 14th!

We request that everyone except the person behind the lectern wear a mask, and join us in person only if you have been fully vaccinated. We will continue to stream the services via Zoom as well. We will not begin Children's RE in our building yet, but plan to resume after our children have had the opportunities to be vaccinated.

Thank you for your understanding, as we try to protect one another.
AND… We’re back!

I’m so thrilled that we are going to be able to share services in our building once more starting in November. November is a month for THANKSGIVING, and we can truly be thankful for enough progress being made with our COVID numbers for us to return. Of course, we will still follow all CDC guidelines and be very cautious. We request that all adults returning to services in our sanctuary be fully vaccinated and wear masks unless you are speaking behind the podium. We will continue to offer a zoom option as well. And if things get worse again, well – we will do as we did before and pull back to ZOOM only. But for now, I feel like celebrating the progress. At the same time, we have lots of folks in our congregation who have had many difficulties with illnesses and more. Perhaps as we begin to gather again, we can also begin to reach out in more ways to those in need.

 Additionally, we are winding up our stewardship campaign and hope to hear from everyone! More information about our upcoming services and activities is included in this newsletter! Hope to see you soon – in person or on Zoom!

In Glorious Gratitude!
Jane

IMPORTANT REMINDER for
Saturday night,
November 6th!
November 7: Online Service
Visit All Souls D.C.
Tanya Carden, Worship Leader
Today UUFS will visit All Souls UU of D.C. Follow this link to their home page https://all-souls.org) and scroll down the page to click the link to join the service.
Following the service come home to UUFS for after thoughts in our UUFS Zoom Room:  https://uuma.zoom.us/j/5915836890

November 14: In-Person and Online
"Regret, Repentance, Redemption, Reconciliation and Reparations"
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
Rev. Jane continues “We R UUs” with a whole reservoir full of possibilities when we have sinned, done wrong, missed the mark, remained complicit, hurt others and/or ourselves, etc. And, if you have done or seldom done any of these things then you really need to hear this message!
For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uustatesboro.org. Or, if you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link:

REMINDER....
Our Annual Meeting will be held after the service and After Thoughts.
Members please join us either
in-person or via Zoom.
November 21: In-Person and Online
Power and Purpose of Critical Race Theory
June Hackle, Worship Leader
Meca Williams-Johnson, Guest Speaker
CRT identifies power structures by distinguishing characteristics of privilege and supremacy. In this message we will discuss how social and legal acts continue to marginalize people of color. The five tenets of CRT are Counter-Storytelling, the Permanence of Racism, Whiteness as Property, Interest Convergence, and the Critique of Liberalism. We will use references and examples of events and people in Bulloch county to illustrate the realities and circumstances of injustice and inequality. Attendees will have opportunities to explore each of the five tenets in order to develop a deeper understanding of each tenet.
For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uustatesboro.org. If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link:

November 28: In-Person and Online
"Red!"
Rev. Jane Page, Worship Leader
This "We R UUs" message is all about the color Red! It's not just the primary color for the season. Come share seasonal music, readings, and more. And wear something RED.
For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uustatesboro.org. If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link:
Annual Meeting - SUNDAY, November 14
UUFS members,

the Annual Meeting will be held after our service and After Thoughts on November 14. You can attend either via Zoom or in-person. All are invited, and members will vote on the 2022 budget and the new Board members. Additionally, we will vote on passing a Congregational Resolution Regarding the 8th Principle. It reads as follows:

WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist principles call us to affirm and promote “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations” and “the goal of world community,” and WHEREAS racism and its effects, including the deep divisions in our world caused by inequitable and unjust distribution of power and resources, are embedded in all social institutions as well as in ourselves and will not be eradicated without deliberate engagement in analysis and action and undertaking personal and institutional commitments to end racism;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro (UUFS) denounce racism and pledge to work to eliminate racism.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we enter into relationships of sustained engagement with all people of color, within and outside of UUFS, with the goal of opening up authentic dialogue that may include, but is not limited to, race and racism and will also include how to appropriately honor and affirm the cultural traditions of all people of color.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we approve the spirit and intent of the proposed 8th Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association to “affirm and promote journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions,” recognizing that our denomination’s goal of promoting sustained action to repair racism and oppression may evolve into new language or revisions such as making this a preamble to our Principles.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we will unite with local, national and interfaith organizations that are working to dismantle racism, including the Unitarian Universalist Association, to work towards the transformation of racist institutions within our Association, in our communities, and in our nation.
Giving via VENMO!
We want to make it EASY for you to share with us! Many of you use VENMO – and others should think about getting this app and connecting it to your bank account. Then, when you want to send money to your grandchild or to your congregation, it just takes a couple of clicks to do that. Our VENMO name is @UUStatesboro.
Go to your apps store to get the VENMO app, then just follow the directions to set it up! Neither you nor the church will be charged anything.

There is a place to tell what it’s for. IF it’s to count toward your pledge, please write pledge in that space. If it’s for some special project we are fundraising for, you can put that. Easy Peasy!
FYI...
A link to the "Serving Our Church & Our Community" Pledge FORM
can be found on the UUFS website home page.
Karen Lambie
Social Justice Team Leader
Our tradition of giving away half of the offering that is not designated as a pledge continues in 2021, with some adjustments. For now, all offerings will continue to 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
Social distancing observed. 

Fall Yoga Schedule Beginning August 16
(Free classes Week of August 9)
Morning yoga classes on
Tuesday August 3rd, Wednesday August 4th and Thursday August 5th
(times as listed below) will be on a donation basis.  

Mondays, 12:30-1:30 pm - Gentle Yoga with Stephanie
*Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am - Ease into Iyengar Yoga (Multi-Level) with Inge
Tuesdays 6-7 pm Monthly - Yoga Basics Courses with Vivian beginning September 7th 
*Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am - All Levels Yoga with Fred
Wednesdays 12:30am-1:30pm - Stretch and Release with Stephanie
*Thursdays 9:30-11:00 am - Ease into Iyengar Yoga (Multi-Level) with Inge
Thursdays or Fridays 6-7 pm - Yoga for Black Women with Vivian beginning Sept. 3rd

For more information on our classes and instructors to to www.mindbodycenteryoga.com
or call or text Inge at 912-596-3322
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


UUFS ZOOM ROOM
https://uuma.zoom.us/j/5915836890 / Meeting ID: 591 583 6890
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,
Barb Hendry

FINANCE
Adrienne Cohen

MUSIC
Robert Cottle

PROGRAMS
Dee Liston