Communities and families across the South were devastated by the storms and tornados of April 27th! Unitarian Universalist folks in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee have major property damage and are reeling from the effects of the storms. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was particularly hard hit, and a number of UU families there are without their homes. Mid-South District has established the 2011 Severe Storm Fund to assist Unitarian Universalist families and their communities as they repair their lives and properties after the tornado-filled storms.
Congregations, individuals and other gatherings may help out by sending contributions to the address below or donating through this web site. Thanks to all for care and support!
Checks should be payable to “Mid-South District,” noted: “2011 Severe Storm Fund,” and mailed to
Mid-South District Bookkeeper
4605 Elkins Ave., Nashville, TN 37209
Donations to the fund may also be made via PayPal.
OUR UUA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!
The 2011 UUA General Assembly in Charlotte, North Carolina — June 22-26, 2011 – will celebrate the 50th birthday of the UUA! Y’all come!!
Read more about it and register for 2011 General Assembly at: http://uua.org/events/generalassembly/index.shtml
It was 50 years ago – May 1961 – that our Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations came into being. It was, all will remember, the coming together of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association.
Since the site of this GA is in the South – this event will also celebrate Unitarian Universalism in the South!
An Ingathering for the Southern Region on Opening Day — Wednesday — at 5:45 p.m will kick things off!
Wonderful worship services, informative workshops and presentations, and inspiring singing are all part of GA! (You can join the GA Choir, led by Athens’ Amber Fetner!)
Of course, important proposals will be voted on by delegates at GA, so be sure delegates from your congregation will attend to represent your congregation! A video about how to prepare for GA is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq0icW4qpw0
At this GA, some proposals to be voted on are pivotal and historic. Read about of these Fifth Principle Task Force recommendations: http://www.uua.org/documents/boardtrustees/5thprinciple/0912_report.pdf
Read all about the 2011 General Assembly at: http://uua.org/events/generalassembly/index.shtml