Living Our Mission: Endowment Fund, Westboro Counter-Protest, Preschool Graduation

+ If you have ever worked with the UUCA Board of Trustees, participated in one of UUCA’s covenant groups, explored how you can make your personal budget align with your values, or had a big vision of helping UUCA make a difference in the world, you may have benefited from the workshops and training funded by the UUCA Endowment Fund.  The Endowment Fund is more than just about bricks and mortar. Members and friends of the congregation who put the UUCA Endowment Fund in their will wanted to make sure that we had all the tools we need to live out our congregational mission!

+At UUCA we are continuing to live out our mission as a people with a passion for social and economic justice who work together for human rights and a sustainable environment. On May 6th, many teens from Grady High School in Atlanta and community activists came together at Piedmont Park to be a counter-witness to the hate-filled messages of Westboro Baptist Church. Of course, UUCA joined in with our Standing on the Side of Love signs! UUCA participation was sponsored by Interweave and also represented by Intern Ministers Julie Lepp and Terry Davis. It was a great day to see the power of all ages and types of people coming together in spite of hate. It was a testament to the power of people gathered in the name of love. Even the police doing crowd control couldn’t help smiling a little.

+Atlanta Progressive Preschool held its first graduation this week.  It was a beautiful child-centered ceremony where six children crossed a bridge that was decorated with sticks, flowers, shells, fabric and other beautiful things.  The teachers handmade beautiful silk capes for the graduates.  Best wishes to our first graduating students.