PHOTOS: Freedom to Marry Prayer Vigil

Thanks to all those who came and spoke to our prayer vigil for the freedom to marry. We were standing on the side of love for all of like mind here in Columbus, GA. We prayed particularly for the success of the plaintiffs and their lawyers in the upcoming marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court, opening arguments of which begin this Tuesday, April 28.

Thanks especially to all those involved in planning and coordinating this event, including UUFC members Patricia Lassiter, Harry Underwood, Bill Harlan and our Social Action Committee, local activist Jeremy Scott Hobbs, and Georgia Equality activists Rob Woods and Rev. Duncan Teague. Leslie Lanning, co-leader of Columbus NOW, was also in attendance. Rev. Emily Bel’s prayer was read on her behalf by Latia Gibson, Mayor of Columbus Teresa Tomlinson’s statement of support was read on her behalf by Tom McDaniel, Sr.

After this event, we in Columbus are all the more aware of the freedom to marry as a fulfillment of our 1st Principle.

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PHOTOS: Our (informal) dedication service

The UUFC Family sends a warm “thank you” to all of those who came in droves to our informal dedication service on Sunday. (Our formal dedication is set for Oct. 18.) Your celebration of this new phase in our history means a lot to us.

On hand for this service were Jerry Jordan, the benefactor who helped make this transition possible, and his mother Grace, for whom we have named the larger building of the new UUFC property the “Grace Fellowship Hall”.

Photos by Kenny Gray.

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Pardon Our Progress!

We are putting the finishing touches on our new edifice for our inaugural service at 8827 Heiferhorn Way on Sunday. Here’s some of the work we’ve been putting into the new UUFC over the last few weeks in February and March.

Photos by John M. Land, Kenny Gray and Harry Underwood.

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