Save the date! We will be hosting a celebratory kick-off dinner for our combined Annual Stewardship and Building Our Future Capital Campaign. Details to come!
Spring Camp-Out at Vogel Park
We enjoyed the Fall campout so much we hated to wait a whole year to do it again! We hope you will join us for a weekend of festivities at Vogel State Park. There may be campsites left, however, if you are unable to secure one, please stop by for the day on Saturday or the service on Sunday morning- or both! We expect campfires with s'mores, hiking, arts and crafts, storytelling, and more! Contact Frank Youngblood for more information.
Many of you have already planned your trip to Providence, Rhode Island for the 2020 UUA General Assembly but for those who may be new to Unitarian Universalism, you may wonder what this is all about. GA, as it is often called, is the gathering of representatives and members of UU churches from all around the US, and often beyond. We do the work of the association, voting on bylaws, budget, and leadership and deciding where to focus our energies in the coming year. We take workshops on things like these offered this year, "The Power of Our Stories: Creating Multicultural Congregations", "Faith Development in Community", "Joyful Noise: Why Congregational Singing Matters" and "Liberal Religion Beyond Optimism."
We also do BIG worship services with BIG music and BIG messages. There will be several thousand UU's at the same place and the same time celebrating what makes us magical and challenging us to continue to evolve. If you are interested in attending, there is still plenty of time to sign up! Just let Wynne Ewing or I know and find everything you need here: https://www.uua.org/ga
While we're on the topic of GA, several of us are planning a side trip to Boston to learn more about our faith's heritage by traveling to a city rich in its history. Possible sites include: UUA headquarters where the staff is always excited to say hello, some of the oldest UU churches in the United States (including the Church of the Presidents- where John Adams and John Quincy are buried), Harvard Divinity School- home of our most historic, original Unitarian and Universalist documents, Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, the New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston Garden (an important historical site for UU's!), Quincy Market, historic Salem, not to mention visiting the Italian district (pastries from Mike's anyone??), lobstah rolls (if that's your thing), and chowdah.
For those who want to go, but cannot make it during these dates, or prefer to do a tour by yourself, I will be writing up the schedule, descriptions, and locations and will be happy to share them so that you can visit and sightsee on your own timeline!
Want a copy of ‘GMUUC: The First 25 Years’?
How did a small church with liberal theology in the northeast Georgia mountains come to be? This heavily illustrated book tells the story of the founding, the growing pains, and the successes of the Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church.