We are Orlando

Rev. Terry Davis, along with members of Northwest and UUCA, were among the estimated 2,000 persons who gathered on June 14 at Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center to honor the lost lives and wounded victims in the aftermath of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting at an Orlando gay night club. The “We are Orlando: Vigil and Community Gathering” hosted by the LGBT Institute […]

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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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Northwest’s Special Mother’s Day Tradition

Northwest continued a long-time Mother’s Day tradition with the sharing of red and white carnations. A red carnation was offered to people whose mother was still alive and a white carnation to those whose mother had passed away. Longtime member Hugh Fordyce brought this tradition to Northwest. Hugh’s hometown of Webster, West Virginia was also the home of Anna Jarvis, the founder […]

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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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Earth Day

Northwest celebrated Earth Day on April 24, 2016 with a warm, sun-filled day including after-service activities. Dave Zenner, our Earth Ministry Team Leader, shared the personal journey of his transition from owning a gas guzzling SUV to a fuel-sipping Prius. Dave said that driving a less powerful car has caused him to slow down amidst the increasingly frantic pace of […]

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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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