Author: Dave Dunn

The Deferred Dream of the Dreamers

Did you know that Georgia is one of only three states to implement admissions bans of undocumented persons in public higher education? (Alabama and South Carolina join us in esteemed company.)

Did you know that Georgia would lose about $24 million in tax dollars annually if … read more.

Justice Ministry at UUMAN

We have a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to UUMAN’s Justice Ministry. There are many ways to be involved: donating food and clothing, donating funds, providing hospitality, being an ally, being an advocate or just showing up.

Here’s a quick summary of … read more.

Adult Enrichment Hour at UUMAN

The Adult Enrichment Committee will be initiating a series of educational courses that will kickoff Sunday, September 9. Each course will be four, one-hour sessions that will run from 12 Noon – 1PM in the Sanctuary most Sundays. Childcare will be available in the nursery … read more.

Stewardship for Us: Next Steps Weekend – Feb 2-4

The UUMAN Board of Trustees, after consultations with the Program Council, Finance and Stewardship committees, has contracted with the UUA’s “Stewardship for Us” financial consultants to engage in a “Next Steps Weekend.”

The weekend is described as follows:

The Next Steps Weekend aims to provide UU churches … read more.

Faith Forward: Coming in January 2018

In an effort to help new members get and stay connected to the UUMAN community, I’ve always thought it necessary to have an ongoing educational curriculum that helps the new member understand UUMAN and its mission more deeply. Any such curriculum should also help explain … read more.

Living the Pledge

While strolling through the General Assembly bookstore this past summer and promising myself not to buy yet another book (as it would likely have to be added to my very long list of “to be read” books), I came across the following title: “Rules for … read more.

Board Retreat: Goals and Initiatives for the 2017-2018 Year

UUMAN’s Board Retreat was held on Saturday, August 12.

At the retreat, the Board wanted to accomplish three things that will guide UUMAN’s work in the coming year:

Develop UUMAN’s Ministry Goals for the Program Council
Develop Board Initiatives
Develop Methods to Better Engage in Dialogue with the Congregation

Ministry … read more.

UUMAN’s Program Council

Article VII of our bylaws states that the “Program Council shall consist of the Chair of each functional committee of the Congregation. The number will vary with the changing make-up of the committees of the congregation….[and] shall be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of … read more.