Northwest and Other UUs Wear Orange

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Unitarian Universalists from Emerson and Northwest congregations gathered with others on June 2, 2016 in Marietta East Cobb Park to show their support for gun safety awareness. The event was part of a nationwide awareness campaign by Wear Orange. Wear Orange emerged from the tragic shooting of Hadiya Pendleton on January 21, 2013 in Chicago. Hadiya one week earlier had […]

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Northwest Represented at The Mountain’s Annual Meeting

Several Northwest members and friends attended the Annual Meeting of the Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC over the Memorial Day weekend (May 27 – 29, 2016). The Mountain, founded by Unitarian Universalists in 1979, is a non-profit year-round ecologically conscious retreat and learning center serving businesses, non-profits, schools, churches and other groups. The Mountain also offers a […]

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North Georgia Social Justice Cluster Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the North Georgia Social Justice Cluster Meeting was held on May 7, 2016 at the Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church in Dahlonega. The meeting discussed a proposed resolution anticipated to be presented at the 2016 UUA General Assembly regarding divestment of funds of US corporations deemed complicit in the violation of Palestinian human rights in the […]

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Northwest joins the Community Assistance Center Annual Meeting

Reverend Terry Davis and Tony Barbagallo, Ministry Team Leader for Social Justice were joined by Dave and Pam Zenner, Marcia and Keith Kreycik, and Anne Bennett at the Community Assistance Center (CAC) Annual Meeting on Tuesday April 26.  They were inspired by the progress CAC is making fighting food insecurity and homelessness.  CAC supports over 5,500 individuals in over 2,300 […]

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Northwest Board Supports The Mountain

At the regular monthly meeting on April 18, 2016, the Board of Trustees of Northwest unanimously voiced its support for The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, North Carolina for its position on House Bill 2 that was recently signed into law by Governor McCrory. Officially known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the legislation is also known as the “Charlotte […]

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UUs at Celebration Rally

Unitarian Universalists from Northwest, UUCA and Gwinnett were represented at a celebration rally held in Liberty Plaza on April 5, 2016 following Governor Nathan Deal’s veto of House Bill 757. Also known as the religious liberty bill, HB 757 was seen by many as providing a legal foundation to discriminate against Georgia Citizens. Watch this short video of the event.  

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UU Ministers Stand for Inherent Worth and Dignity for All

Northwest minister Rev. Terry Davis joined with other clergy from across the religious spectrum to stand in opposition to “religious exemption” bills pending in the current Georgia Legislative session. These bills would open the door for legal discrimination based on religious beliefs. Unitarian Universalists ministers Rev. Duncan Teague, Rev. Jeff Jones, minister of the Emerson UU Congregation, joined Rev. Davis in […]

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Northwest Hosts Social Justice Cluster Meeting

Northwest hosted the quarterly meeting of the North Georgia UU Social Justice Cluster meeting. The Social Justice Cluster has been meeting for nearly two years at different congregations. The cluster meetings offer an opportunity for members of different congregations to engage in cross-congregational activities, share information and build personal relationships. During check-in when congregations review their social justice actions since […]

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Social Justice and Earth Ministry Project

Large logs across waterway on which to build a walking bridge

As part of Northwest’s Social Justice and Earth Ministries, Dave Zenner lead a group of Northwest members and other volunteers on a bridge building project at Atlanta’s Outdoor Activity Center. Working with our Social Justice partner, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Dave designed and then led a team to build a walking bridge over a waterway at the Outdoor Activity […]

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