January is also “Veganuary"

January is also "Veganuary" - resolving to incorporate more plant-based foods into your routine? Check out this  list of 31 dishes , including this scrumptious  Vegan Butternut Squash 'Carbonara' with Coconut Bacon + Crispy Sage .     -Kiera 

Move the Mindset Monday, Jan. 4th, 2021 Meeting

   Jan. 4th is the first virtual (Zoom) MTM meeting of 2021. As usual, the meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with a social chat session will be available beginning at 5:30pm. If you are a member, check your email for the Zoom link. If you would like to join, please apply at   Note: Our UU Fellowship is a member of the Move the Mindset Coalition .

UU the Vote Georgia Phonebank Dec. 20

Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:00 PM -  5:00 PM CT (4:00 PM -  6:00 PM ET) Sponsored by UUSJ-UUs for Social Justice --UU Advocacy in the Nation’s Capital & UU Mass Action . From protecting the results of the election to continuing to expand democracy in Georgia and your home state, we must commit ourselves to building democracy and justice for all of us! One way to do that is by calling voters in Georgia before the Senate Runoff elections on January 5. Join us on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4pm ET to learn how you can increase the turnout among voters of color in Georgia using the new PDI calling platform from Reclaim Our Vote. This platform allows you to make calls from your phone or from your computer. All training will be included in the event, but we’ll provide help links for you to review in advance. Once trained, you’ll be able to use this system to make calls after the phone bank any day of the week. All are welcome! Click HERE to sign up .

No MTM meeting in December

Reminder: Move the Mindset has a policy of not holding a monthly meeting during the month of December. The January MTM monthly meeting will be held on the first Monday of January (Jan. 4, 2021).

Wednesday and Saturday are last early voting days

☑️   Number of early voting days for the December 5 election is reduced because Thursday and Friday are state holidays. Learn more about the ballot at Check the Geaux Vote app for polling place info and sample ballot.

We should watch this Film together!

If i could get an outdoor projection screen would anyone be interested??? See attached email! -Kiera 

UU the Vote for Climate Justice, 1:30 Central, October 25

See the event announcement at the Facebook link


Our friends in the League of Women Voters are put out this call to action: Tuesday, August 18th, both the parish and city councils will vote on FINAL ADOPTION OF CO-069-2020 and PO-035-2020 . The agreement will establish an early voting site at the Martin Luther King Center off of W. Willow St. in Lafayette. This is a compromise proposal negotiated by City Councilman Lewis to ensure a fully accessible early voting site for Lafayette Parish. If this passes both councils, Lafayette Parish will have 3 early voting locations available in October for early voting! The League has long advocated for a fully accessible, adequate early voting site for all of Lafayette Parish. See here for background of LWV-Lafayette efforts to push for a large, centrally located early voting site other than the 1010 Lafayette St. Registrar of Voters’ Office.  Call and write your councilman! ( map of council districts ) Urge them to vote YES on this item! Tell them you support parish and city efforts to ex

Fw: Aug 18: A virtual play celebrating U.S. suffrage centennial

I belong to this group, in case you are interested Linda ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: International Women's Convocation <> To: Linda Schaller <> Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:01:35 AM CDT Subject: Aug 18: A virtual play celebrating U.S. suffrage centennial Finish the Fight" celebrates the unsung heroes of suffrage

UU Ministry for Earth - Documentary Screening and Discussion

An Online Screening and Discussion of the documentary! I am signed up, but thought other folks might find this interesting. If we can share with the fellowship. Thanks!     -Kiera 

UUA General Assembly Public (free) Sessions

 Even if you do not register for the Virtual General Assembly which costs $150, you can still stream many of the sessions online. Go to this link to see the schedule of public events and get the event streaming link:

Sunday June 21, 2020 Service

Join our Sunday, June 21st (10:30-11am Fellowship, 11am Service) HERE . View the Order of Service Presentation HERE . Our theme will be 'Siding with Love'

Juneteenth Rally

Join Move the Mindset for a Juneteenth Rally and celebration, June 19, 2020, at 6 p.m.

Congregations typically pay the Adjunct Team member's travel, stipend and other expenses of facilitation (ie copying or printing costs). The Adjunct Team member's stipend will be paid at the rates below, per Adjunct Team member participating . Please note: a unit is understood to be morning, afternoon or evening —generally a 4ish hour block of time. $150 per unit on-site for an experienced Adjunct Team member $105 per unit on-site for an Adjunct Team member in training up to $200 for up to 4 hours of prep work $100 if an optional report is requested by the Congregation These rates and the total amount expected will be disclosed upfront in the agreement between Southern Region and the Congregation. Payment to the Southern Region (not directly to the Adjunct Team member) is expected within 2 weeks of completion of an assignment. Congregations which have been  Fair Share/Honor congregations for at least one year  prior to the consultation receive a 25% discount on the Adjunct Team

Southern Region UUA Transformation Process

We offer an intensive conflict resolution/transformation program for congregations that are willing to fully commit to a multi session process.  There is an expectation that a formal agreement be completed and there is a cost for the program.  Please let us know if you'd like to initiate a conversation about this for UUF Lafayette.           Southern Region Adjunct Team Congregational Governance Congregational Planning Congregational Growth Congregational Stewardship Lay Leadership Faith Development Diane Kirksey Compassionate Communication of Lafayette, LA

Fw: UPLIFT - #WeCantBreathe - A UUA Virtual Prayer Vigil Tomorrow Evening

Click here to view this email as a web page Beloved Diane, JOIN US as we gather to uplift Black resistance…decry white supremacy…grieve the murder of Black lives and recommit to living our Unitarian Universalist values. #WeCantBreathe - A UUA Virtual Prayer Vigil Tomorrow, June 2nd, 8 PM – 9:30 PM EDT / 5PM - 6:30 PM PDT RSVP for Zoom information. Speakers: UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith, UUA Everette Thompson, Side with Love Paige Ingram, Black Lives of UU Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, UUA Musician: Melanie DeMore REGISTER HERE for Zoom info to participate and share the Facebook event with your congregation and community. Movement For Black Lives has just launched A Week of Action in Defense of Black Lives . As people of faith and conscience, please participate -- online and on the streets.