Monthly Archives: September 2015

Upcoming in October: The Children’s Sabbath + some ABC’s

First! : The Children’s Sabbath

A nationwide call-to-action for children

Sunday, October 18 at 9:30 and 11:15

UUCA welcomes to the pulpit Rev. Bessie Donaldson from Big Bethel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta. “It’s an old saying, but true,” she says. “It is easier to raise up a good child than it is to fix a broken adult.”

Then, some ABC’s! :

A = “A lot’s goin’ on!”…

    UUCA’s Promise the Children Lunch and Learn

From direct service programs to advocacy for children, opportunities abound here at UUCA! See where you fit in. Eat a tasty lunch and interact with the program leaders.

When: 12:45 – 2:00p.m. October 18 after the Children’s Sabbath service.

Where: in Room 208/209

B = “Be in the know”

        … so you can Be an advocate for children.

Register for Beyond the Bell: Developing Leaders Through Afterschool” 

A GA Voices seminar / webinar. This community conversation includes Georgia’s highest-level child policymaker, Bobby Cagle,  Director, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.

When: Tuesday, October 20 from 10 a.m. – noon

Where: The Blue Room of the Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE.

It’s a free event, but  please register to ensure a seat. If you can’t attend in person  check out the free live stream  online.

C = Children need our prayers….

        As well as our Service, Advocacy and Love.

Get your seat at the UUCA table for the Interfaith Children’s Movement’s 15th annual Prayer Breakfast. Ambassador Andrew Young keynotes.

When: Wednesday, October 21st from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m..

Where: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta.

UUCA has 10 seats; Tickets are $50, $100, $250. $25 for students, and two tickets free.

Contact: promisethechildren@uuca.org for more information and questions on all of this!

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Join a Community Conversation Oct. 20–Beyond the Bell: Developing Leaders through Afterschool

Beyond the Bell

BEYOND the BELL: A community conversation

Sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children and Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network.   Recommended by UUCA’s Promise the Children’s advocacy team.

Event Details:   Tuesday, October 20, 2015       10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Blue Room at the Freight Depot; 65 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southeast across from Capitol

Panelists:
Bobby Cagle,  Director, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Pam Stevens, Director of Quality Rated, Department of Early Care and Learning
Dr. Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Roman Oben, Former NFL Player and Director, Youth and High School Football, NFL
Mandy  Marable, Curriculum Specialist, Georgia 4-H

 

This is a free event, but please register to ensure you have a seat. If you can’t attend in person please tune in to the livestream online. Questions? Contact UUCA’s Joy Borra. joyborra@bellsouth.net,  770-498-2356

Need directions?

The entrance to the parking lot of the Georgia Freight Depot is on the right side MLK Jr. Drive SE, right between the intersections of Capitol Ave. and Central Ave. Keep your eyes out for a parking attendant waving a flag! Or ride MARTA to GA State University station.

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ICM Prayer Breakfast Upcoming on Wed., Oct. 21

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Get your seat at the UUCA Table…

 

The Interfaith Children’s Movement

2015 “Call to Action” Prayer Breakfast 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young!

 

Please purchase your ticket at the highest level you are able; M
make a contribution even if you can’t make it to breakfast!
$  50 – Individual    $100 – Individual & membership
$250 – Supporter + membership
$500 – Two tickets + membership
To get your ticket….. contact Joy Borra; joyborra@bellsouth.net;  770-498-2356

 

About the Interfaith Children’s Movement 

The Interfaith Children’s Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of communities of faith from all religious traditions. UUCA and its members were among the ICM founders. ICM’s goal is to end the injustices to children that we would not endure ourselves.

It strives to be a voice for all of Georgia’s children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.

 

The Interfaith Children’s Movement uses the structure of faith communities:

– To bring these injustices to public awareness; – To bring faith communities to the service of children;

– And to use the voice of the collective faith community to inspire the legislature to make changes     that are good for children.

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