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We are Currently in Phase 0
2 week cumulative average cases   516.1
2 week positive testing rate  9.6%
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The GUUF Gold Star goes to Sandy Westin for being a tireless helper for all the virtual Adult RE programming we have been able to offer this year. She has helped plan new programs, recruited volunteers, organized action items for the team, created charts that help us stay organized, helped to update the Adult RE part of the website and keep it current. She has been communicating with all our publicity and publications outlets and has collaborated with Kathleen to involve UUs from 9 area congregations with us in our programs AND provides technical support for many of our weekly Zoom meetings.
ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 

The Goddess Myths and Women’s Power
Seven Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30

March 2-April 6, on Zoom
 
In archetypal Goddess stories, we may meet or reclaim parts of ourselves, gain insight into herstory, our lives, and the over-culture, and consider the future.  Join us for a new look at old tales and lively discussion about what they can teach us about our relationship to power and ways of being in the world.
 
Session 1: The Mean Girl Meets the Mistress of the Holy “NO”—The Story of Inanna and Ereshkigal
Session 2: Losing Your Creative Fire and Getting It Back—The Story of Demeter and Persephone, Hecate and Baubo
Session 3: Making the World: How Love and Staying Power Beats Envy and Greed-The Story of Isis and Osiris
Session 4: Righteous Wrath and Restoring the Balance—Goddess Justice
Session 5: Love and Lust Make the World Go ‘Round (and Crazy)—Sexuality and Fertility Goddesses
Session 6: Alone–Together: Standing in Your Own Power and the Power of Sisterhood—The Warriors
Session 7: ALL My Children: Embodying of Kindness, Common Sense, and Discipline—The Divine Mother

REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK BY EMAIL
 
BEING UU at HOME 
AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7
(Eight permanent lessons-no registration required) ­­­­­
Anyone, of any age, who wants simple ways to express their UU faith in the context of home and daily life will find something of interest here.  This series offers engaging ideas and activities for individuals, families, and partners for integrating UU faith into your home and daily practice.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

More programs are under development, and we hope to share offerings from other congregations as well, so check back regularly for updates.
You can help make it happen! Email adultre@greenvilleuu.org to discover how.
UU ADULT RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION CURRICULUM SHARING AREA-WIDE IS HAPPENING NOW!
CHECK OUT THESE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!


This is a great way to learn new things and connect with UU friends from all over!


A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP
Thursday afternoons, beginning January 7, 2021
Participants will use daily lessons from the
Course in Miracles Workbook
and then share their experiences and thoughts in the
weekly Zoom meetings. This class is offered
by the UU Fellowship of Statesboro, GA.
If interested, email ShariRB@aol.com to register.
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Save the date for “Erasing the Redline: How Communities of Color are Disproportionately Exposed to Pollution and How to Fix It,” a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, February 24 from noon - 1 pm.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Lobby Training Webinar–Thursday, February 25th, 5 pm eastern time
Join Interfaith Power & Light to learn some tips for setting up meetings with your elected officials and lobbying for climate action. This training will be geared towards beginners, but will have information that is helpful to everyone. We’ll have experts who will lead you through the key steps to be an effective faith advocate for equitable climate solutions, and we'll brief you on our faith-climate platform and key federal policies.
Register here for the lobby training webinar on 2/25. 
 

 

TreesUpstate 
Help keep Greenville green. TreesUpstate mission is to plant, promote and protect trees in the Upstate. They plant trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods. They could use our help, for volunteer opportunities click here: https://www.treesupstate.org/volunteer/
 

SEND HOPE IN A TIME OF COVID
El Refugio is accepting handwritten letters and cards in an effort to help lift the spirits of the detainees at the Stewart Detention Center. COVID-19 has intensified their isolation—and many feel hopeless. Your note can help boost their spirits during these difficult times. To learn more, go to
https://www.elrefugiostewart.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SendingLove_Sept2021.pdf
COMMUNITY CARING


JOYS AND SORROWS
02/21/2021

We Extend Our Loving Support:
 
My husband, Austin, was diagnosed w/bladder cancer last week.
All healing energy appreciated. -
Suzanne J Case
 

We Celebrate With:
 
Wishing a very happy 39th anniversary (yesterday) to Sylvia and Bob Shadel
 
Did You Know???
Memorial Garden Update 

While the GUUF property and buildings are closed to all but essential personnel and UUWOC staff and students, you can still visit the Memorial Garden if you wish to pay your respects.  

 
Please be aware that a mask and social distancing protocols are mandatory if others are present in the garden at the time of your visit. 
(updated 01/04/21)

The GUUF Gold Star is a simple way for YOU to recognize one another for volunteer service.
To make your submission to suggest a Gold Star recipient, click here or contact Lynn Bell, Volunteer Coordinator. 
PASTORAL CARE
To reach the Pastoral Care Team, call or email
  the Fellowship Administrator, 864-271-4883 or office@greenvilleuu.org, or if out of hours, call 864-365-6177 (please leave a clear voicemail message). 

In the event of a crisis or loss of a loved one, call the minister directly,  Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, on
864-301-1477 or email minister@greenvilleuu.org.

 
If you have an emergency situation, please dial 9-1-1 for assistance.
Covenant Circles
Some GUUF Covenant Circles have remained active, holding virtual meetings, during this pandemic. Covenant Circle meetings done virtually have met a need for social connection and meaningful conversation. If you are interested in joining a Covenant Circle with a virtual meeting type format, we will find a spot for you.  Also, as we normally do in the Fall, if you would like to change to a different circle to meet new and different people, this is also the time to let us know of that request. 
 
Please contact covenantcircles@greenvilleuu.org with your request or with any questions regarding Covenant Circles. 
CLICK HERE  TO VISIT THE GUUF BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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