What's happening at the UUCG? May 16th-22nd
Wednesday, May 18th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Thursday, May 19th- Newsletter Submissions Due 5pm
Thursday, May 19th- Grandmother's Circle 7pm
Saturday, May 21st- Don't Miss Out! Shape the Future of UUCG and Build the Church of Your Dreams 9:00am to 3:00pm
An experiential day of community, music, ritual, art, connecting, small-group circles, spiritual & intellectual stimulation, dreaming. A day of caring for one another and our church, Holy Listening, sharing from our hearts. A day of sacred work to determine how to use our collective gifts in service to Life!
The Big Reveal will unveil what your fellow church community said in the cottage meetings. Aren’t you curious how others views were the same or different from your own? Many heart-felt sentiments were expressed. Many AMAZING ideas came out! Together we are strongest. Come hear what matters collectively to this community.
We’ll be taking the Big Reveal (your feedback in the cottage meetings presented back to you) and actively working with the themes that emerged. Further refining and processing them into a core of big directions that this congregation wants to move in. As we work together on the themes each person will provide input to help us get more and more clear. Your voice is important and welcome whether you were a part of the cottage meetings or not.
What does it mean to be and build Beloved Community, and who is it for? What’s trying to emerge in this congregation? Which direction are we called to move in? Where will we invest our time and money? How might this church’s choices serve Life? How can we deepen the invitation this congregation extends to those currently here and those yet to find us?
Childcare is available. Lunch will be provided. Sign up in the church foyer so we know how many children will be present, and how many lunches to provide. Everyone who attends will receive a GIFT from the church!
Sunday, May 22nd- Flower Communion- Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
Flower Communion is one of our unique Unitarian Universalist traditions, with a rich history. We'll celebrate the history and exchange the gifts of flowers! Please remember to bring a flower with you to give away- extras are always welcome for guests and for those who weren't able to get flowers.
RE: Classroom Sunday
Primary: Family Relationships with Mitchell Willcox
Intermediate: Mexican Murals with Shelley Gotchey
Sunday, May 22nd- The Power of Covenant Final Class 11:30am
The final class of the three session Adult Religious Exploration Class adapted from the curriculum by Rev. Kelly Dignan. This class will focus jointly on How to Re-build Covenant When It's Been Broken and Covenanting with Those Beyond Our Walls
Other News and Reminders
Thanks from the Spring Clean Up: We extend a big thank you to all members who helped with the Spring Clean-up: Dianne and Andy Culver, Michael Free, Daniel Blum, Kristina Bain, Jim Shearer, Dennis Francen, Kathy Wise, John Clark, Sally Peterson, Adrian and Ashley Oxton, Jim and Kathy Vaughn, Hollis Berendt, and Shelley Gotchey. Windows were washed, weeds were pulled, and shrubs were pruned. Window wells and light fixtures were tidied, a new (old) sign hung, leaves were raked, and a UU lilac (one that will bear both white and purple blooms) was planted! Pew bolts were tightened and rooms were organized; library shelves were tidied and dust removed. Our spring clean is complete. Thank you for the willing participation!
The Year In Review and Congregational Meeting Presentation slides that were presented at the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 15th are now available in the Member's Only Section of our website!
New Social Event: UU Sunday Afternoon Brewery Fun
Join us to meet and mingle with friends while checking out the local breweries in town. Beer, craft root beer and other non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. These will be family friendly events with board games/bean bag toss, snacks and root-beer floats for the kids. Click HERE for the official flier!
Weld County Relay for Life 2016 is Saturday June 4th 2016. It is a wonderful community event to raise funds for the American Cancer Association. It is also a wonderful way to deepen our presence in our community. If anyone is interested in participating and being a part of a team please contact Danelle Beauvais by email email@example.com or phone 720-299-8858. Organizational meetings are starting soon! To learn more about Relay please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=75255
Meghan, the office manager, has new summer office hours! Her weekly office hours will be 6:30 to 8:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning on May 24th. These hours are subject to change so if you need to see her in the office make sure to make an appointment just in case!
If you have weekly announcements you'd like to submit, be sure to email them to the Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10am on the Tuesday of the week you'd like them to be in the announcements!