Candlelight Vigil – For Ferguson, Missouri

As headlines and news media reporting roiled with news of the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri following the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indicate Office Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Rev. Terry Davis, minister at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, called for a candlelight vigil of “Prayers for Peace” on the evening of November 25, 2014. Rev. […]

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Unitarian Universalists Perform Service Project in Haiti 

In November 2014, a group of 16 UU’s from all over the United States, including Katy Lockhart a member of Northwest UU Congregation, met in Port-Au-Prince for a weeklong service project sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice.  The project included a tour of the ongoing sustainability projects on the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) campus.  Other project activities […]

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UUs March in Atlanta 2014 Pride Parade

UUs marching together in the Pride Parade

Unitarian Universalists from across the metro area proudly declared that they are Standing on the Side of Love as they marched in the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade.  The Rev. Terry Davis, minister at Northwest UU Congregation noted, “I walked down Peachtree Street this past Sunday with a few hundred yellow t-shirted Unitarian Universalists. We were there, along with hundreds of […]

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UUA Southern Region Multi-Track Workshop

Notes and papers spread out on a table

Helen Borland and Jay Kiskel represented Atlanta congregations (UU Congregation of Atlanta, Northwest UU Congregation) when they attended a weekend workshop on Oct 4 -5, 2014 sponsored by the UUA Southern Region.  Held at the Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center in Gallant, AL, the workshop offered sessions on Stewardship and Faith Development in Film. The Stewardship workshop lead by Rev. Susan […]

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Northwest Opens Doors to Film Crew

Crew filming inside the sanctuary

The Northwest sanctuary was transformed into a film set for the production company Band of Artists (BOA). Based in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, BOA was seeking a church location to shoot a segment of their web series called FreeFall. The web series, entering its second season, is a crime drama that follows the lives of a group of […]

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North Georgia UU Picnic – 2014

boy eating at picnic table

Unitarian Universalists (UU) from congregations across North Georgia gathered for their Georgia ReUUnion picnic on September 7 at Pickneyville Park in Norcross. Begun in 2002, this annual gathering is a venue for fellowship, a potluck meal and a meeting place to coordinate social justice activities across congregations. Many of the 165 UUs attending wore their “Standing on the Side of […]

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North Georgia UU Social Justice Cluster Meets

UUs around a conference table

Unitarian Universalists from Georgia’s northern congregations meet in Dahlonega on August 16, 2014 for their quarterly meeting. The following congregations sent representatives: UU Metro North, UUC Gwinnett, UUF Athens, Emerson, UUC Atlanta and Georgia Mountains. Social justice topics discussed included: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Guest at Your Table program. The UUSC sponsored program is in its 40th year collecting […]

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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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Northwest Gives Comment to Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission Members

Dave Zenner, head of the Earth Ministry Team at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Northwest), and congregational president Keith Kreycik gave comments today before Georgia’s Public Services Commission (PSC). Both Northwest members spoke in opposition to a proposal by Georgia Power to charge a fee to solar power producers for use of the electrical grid. Zenner provided background on Northwest’s […]

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