UUCA Hosts Marriage Blessing for LGBTQ Couples

At 2:00 pm on April 6, Rev. Terry Davis will join Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Senior Minister Rev. Anthony Makar and other religious leaders in a special “Love and Marriage Blessing Ceremony” to celebrate loving committed LGBTQ couples in Georgia who have married out of state or who are planning to marry. Along with their families and friends, LGBTQ couples are invited to attend […]

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Support a Musical Cultural Exchange

Our wonderful accompanist, Grace Tian Meng, needs our help to fund a series of free concerts she plans to present in China as part of the Sino-American Music Association. Grace and Will Fowler will perform a blend of Chinese and American music in four free concerts in major cities. They have begun a Kickstarter campaign, taking online donations to raise […]

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Senators Speak on Climate Change

Starting at 5:30 pm Monday, March 10, 2014, more than two dozen U.S. senators took to the floor of the Senate to spend the night talking about the benefits of taking action against climate change and the risks of doing nothing. “There is no Republican destiny or Democratic destiny, no white or black destiny, no poor or rich destiny on this. […]

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Northwest 101: Establishing Roots in a Faith Community, April 5

Some of our visitors and friends want to understand more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation before committing to membership. Northwest members are able to vote in our annual congregational meetings and special elections, and are also able to hold lay leadership positions in the congregation. If you have been wondering if membership is the next right step for you–or if you […]

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A Biofuel That’s Good for the Air and Water NOW

We continue to be excited with the environmental possibilities of Algenol, a new biofuel made from algae. Four important aspects include: Algae grows in saltwater inside “DIRECT TO ETHANOL® photobioreactors using no freshwater, and valuable freshwater is a co-product. The “DIRECT TO ETHANOL® technology uses marginal land, such as low-cost, non-arable land or desert land and will not compete with food crops. […]

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Book Groupies Discuss The Spider’s House Tuesday, March 11

The Northwest Book Groupies will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11 to discuss The Spider’s House by Paul Bowles. Set in Fez, Morocco, this modern classic explores Bowles’ recurrent themes of the outsider in foreign environments and misunderstandings arising from cultural differences. Written in 1955, The Spider’s House is still considered “shockingly relevant to today’s political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere.”

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Climate Sensitive Investments, Follow Up

  On January 21, an Earth blog post brought to my attention the sustainability coalition, Ceres, consisting of some 130 partners (investors, businesses and public interest groups) which, among other things, oversees the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), which chooses investments so as to avoid a negative impact on our climate.  (INCR collectively manages over 10 trillion dollars in […]

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Northwest Member Arrested at Moral Monday Protest

While participating in the weekly Georgia Moral Monday movement, Karen Regale, a member of Northwest UU Congregation, was arrested along with nine others.  Nearly 60 demonstrators had assembled at the Capitol protesting Gov. Deal’s decision not to expand Medicaid. Karen Reagle, also a lay minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta stated, “I believe in taking care of my […]

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Investing for Our Future

A top U.N. climate change official, Christiana Figueres, last week urged investors to accelerate the greening of their portfolios as a crucial step towards a low-carbon economy that can better cope with the threats of, and seize opportunities from, climate change. She called on investors to move out of high-carbon assets and into assets built on renewable energy, energy efficiency and more sustainable ways […]

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