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Atlanta Community Food Bank 5K Walk/Run, Sunday, March5

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Join Carol Ann Arvan and Annie Archbold (UUCA members) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s 5K Walk/Run (most will walk, but run if you wish) for the benefits of exercise and charity. We are supporting the team “Hot Sauce in the City” that feeds low-income seniors and families in the Old Fourth Ward and works in the same community as Promise the Children.

WHERE:  Hank Aaron Stadium (former Braves) in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, March 5th, with start time at 2PM.

HOW:  You can to REGISTER here (cost/donation of $25), select ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, and then join the TEAM “Hot Sauce in the City.”

MEET TIME/PLACE: between 1:15 and 1:45pm. When you arrive at the stadium, go into the gigantic MAIN TENT and look for signs designating UUCA & HOT SAUCE, where you will meet up with the team.

If you can’t walk – make a donation to help us raise $2000. The funds are banked at the Food Bank for the group to use to receive protein and fresh vegetables.

Contact Annie Archbold at 470-223-5833 if you have questions.

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Be a Witness for Gun Safety, Feb. 22 at the Capitol

The Love & Justice Pledge In Action

– create the world you want children to live in –

 Be a witness for gun safety!

 

UUCA members of MOMS Demand Action invite you to the state capitol on February 22, at 10:00AM.

The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is headed to the State Capitol in Atlanta to urge our legislators to keep guns off Georgia’s college campuses.    Sounds familiar? You’re not wrong — this is the fourth year in a row we’re fighting this bill, and showing up in massive numbers this year is crucial. We are demanding that public safety take priority over the gun lobby’s agenda in our state. The more people from across the state standing up for public safety, the better!

RSVP link: http://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5274/signup/

GA Moms Lobby at the Capitol
February 22, 10:00AM to 1:00 p.m.
Room 310 of the Coverdell Office Building

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The Coverdell Legislative Office Building is located at 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. After a short training session in the Coverdell building, we will walk across the street to the Capitol.

UUCA contact: Hildegarde Gray. (404) 556-0553,  grayvacher@yahoo.com

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Interfaith Children’s Movement Prayer Breakfast, Wed., Oct. 26

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UUCA Family Event: Join Us for the 2.5 Mile Hunger Walk Sunday, March 13

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For more information go here, and check out the post immediately below.

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Walk for Hunger on March 13

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Best reason to Walk for Hunger on Sun. March 13?

  1. a) The festive food & fun (esp. for kids).
  2. b) The money raised for our YO Boulevard! Food Co-op.
  3. c) The chance to support a good cause even if you can’t walk!
  4. d) All of the above.

Info: Call Annie at (404)373-0434. And Sonya at (404) 293-3883. Stop at the Promise the Children social hall table this Sunday (March 6) for a flyer.

Act fast! The walk is after church on March 13 (soon!!!!)

Here’s the Story

Next Sunday after church, UUCA families and friends are joining the YO Boulevard! Food Co-op to walk or run in the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s WALK for HUNGER at Turner Field (March 13). It should be a lot of fun for the UUCA team, and it’s for a very good cause.

UUCA helped start this food co-op in the Old Fourth Ward three years ago. It is run by seniors living in the low – income Cosby Spears Tower on North Avenue.

The goal is to raise $5,000 via walkers and runners (and donations!!) to provide more fresh fruits, vegetables and protein to the co-op.* The money will be banked at Atlanta Community Food Bank to provide much needed food support to the original co-op group AND a new group of 20 families.

Register / donate online at: www.hungerwalkrun.org. Very Important! First find and then register under our team: “Hot Sauce in the City” in the list of teams . . so the money goes to the YO! Boulevard Food Co-op.

Quick facts…. Food and entertainment start at Turner Field from noon – 2. Walk/run starts at 2 and is 2.5 miles thru downtown Atlanta, then back to Turner Field. It’s all over before 4 p.m. Strollers ok. If you plan to go, coordinate with Sonya and Annie to find the UUCA banner at the field.

* The difference between a food pantry and a food co-op is important. A food pantry gives the food away.   A co-op has limited membership (about 20), who pay a small monthly fee ($5) , and who bag and distribute the food to themselves. (This is called “learning how to fish”!!!)

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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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