What's happening at the UUCG?
November 30th-December 6th
Tuesday, December 1st- Social Change Ministry Meeting 11:30am
Tuesday, December 1st- Worship Ministry Meeting 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 2nd- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Wednesday, December 2nd- There will be NO choir rehearsal today! The next choir rehearsal will be on December 9th at 7pm!
Wednesday, December 2nd- Event by One Colorado-Freedom in Every Corner Tour! 6pm
We know there's still work to do until full, lived equality is realized for everyone. You know this already, too. Equal access to health care, safe schools for LGBT youth, removing barriers for transgender people, and making sure no one can claim their religion gives them permission to discriminate against LGBT people -- these are a few of the big problems that we're working to solve, but we can't do it alone. We'll be talking about what comes next, answering questions, and listening. Click HERE to RSVP!
Friday, December 4th- Religious Education Ministry Meeting 2pm
Saturday, December 5th- Citizen's Climate Lobby 11am
Sunday, December 6th- For Goodness Sake! It's Christmas!- Rev. Howell Lind
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is a few short weeks away! The focus of this worship service will be to help get us into the mood to celebrate the Holiday Season and Christmas.
RE:Children's Chapel with Mitchell Willcox
Other News and Reminders
Ministerial Resident Diana Update:
Diana has been out of the office (and the pulpit) since breaking her ankle on October 24th. She is now able to work from home via email, phone, and video chat, but not yet able to be here physically. She is eager to be with us as soon as she is able to do so, but in the meantime she welcomes both contact from individuals with questions or needs, and invitations to participate in meetings by speakerphone or video. Email is the best first contact (firstname.lastname@example.org), and then depending on the situation she will either continue the conversation by email or set up a phone appointment or meeting participation.
Last Chance to Order Gift Cards Sunday December 6 for Holiday Gift Giving
Not only can you give the card as a gift, but you could also buy gift cards and use them to purchase a gift. When people participate in this program the amount of rebates we receive becomes one of our highest pledging units. If you plan on making purchases from any of the hundreds of businesses offered, you may as well purchase through the church and help fund our many ministries. We want to thank Kathy Wise and Eulice Kogovsek , Dianne and Andy Culver, Marcia and Michael Free, Kathy and Jim Vaughn, Erika and John Coan, Rosemary and Clyde Edmiston, Scott and Karen Clugston, Josette Schaffer, Tim and Hollis Berendt for purchasing the last time we ordered. Please remember to bring your check book or cash on Sunday. Click HERE for the Family Order form or you can pick one up on Sunday.
Holiday Party!- December 12th at 6pm.
Please join your UUCG friends for a celebration of this special season! Bring a plate of Christmas cookies, or other handheld snacks to share if you are able. All are welcome, with or without food to share. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be present to do a reading of The Night Before Christmas, and be available for pictures and fun! Our own Jonathan Hoffman will be playing the piano so we can sing seasonal favorites, plus other musical guests. Bring your donations of winter clothing & diapers for our gift to Lutheran Family Services for those in need. Join us as we "hang the greens" and enjoy the season!"
It's Guest at Your Table!
The time has come. The boxes are here! We are ready to embark on our annual Guest at Your Table project. The is a sort of game we play every year to support our UUSC, our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, in its global work for human rights, social justice, and disaster relief.
What we do every year at holiday time and have been doing for more than 40 years is to symbolically invite “guests” into our homes to share our bounty by adding money, spare change, to the little box each we sit down to a meal. By the time the project ends in early January we write a check for the total collected amount and send it off to UUSC.
The boxes are on the tables in the foyer along with brochures explaining who some of the people are who are being helped, as well as some who have been helped in the past. And explaining too how UUSC began before World War II helping people get out of Europe and away from the impending terrors of Nazism. It is to UUSC that we owe our flaming chalice symbol as this was the emblem developed to light the way to freedom marking the centers where people could get help.It's a wonderful story and a wonderful organization. You can always find out more as uusc.org.
Although UUSC operates by UUA principles, it is an independent organization dependent on the generosity of its members and friends for financial support . The four banners hanging high and proudly at the back of our sanctuary were awarded to us for having 50% of our members belonging to UUSC, for being congregations with a “Vision of Justice” Please join us in this tradition!
You can access our new directory from the website in the for members section. We are not printing large numbers of the directory so that we can continually update the information and save a few trees. If you cannot access the directory this way and would like a printed copy, please send a request to email@example.com
Place a Service Leaf on the Task Tree
Please notice the task tree on the divider by the sound booth. Please put your name on a leaf indicating where you would like to help. There are also leaves with no task. If there is something you'd like to do, but don't see that particular task, please write your name and the task that you would like to share. We thank you for your gifts of your time. We cannot run the church with out you.
Do you like kids? Well then, you’re going to love the children we have at UUCG.
Our Religious Education program (RE) is growing, and we could use your help. Please consider teaching a Sunday or two in the spring semester or volunteer to be a substitute or offer up your assistance for helping with our multi-generational services. You can choose to work with Primary or Intermediate aged students, the curriculum is well written and easy to follow, and our students are as diverse and interesting as our adults.
Please add your name to the RE leaf on our volunteer tree.Contact Shelley Gotchey with any questions.
Invitation to Adult RE at Foothills Unitarian Church Members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley are invited to participate in any of the Adult RE offerings at our multi-site partner church, Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins. Click HERE to see the many wonderful options.
Tangled Blessing: A Holiday Support Small Group for Grief and Loss- November 19th-December 17th 6:45pm at Foothills
In these 4 sessions, we will explore the stories we carry of grief and loss, offer one another support, and seek practices of healing and growth.
Annual Holiday Craft Workshop at Foothills
On Sunday, December 13th from 2-5pm in the Social Hall, Children ages 4-12 are invited to this fun afternoon of Holiday Crafting. We have 14 stations for kids to make fun holiday crafts to give as gifts or decorate your home for the holidays. Admission is just $5. This year’s projects include- Candy cane Reindeer, Mint Sugar Scrub, Pinecone Owls, Chalice Angel Ornaments, Cookie Decorating, and more!
Partnership Information If you have any questions or thoughts about the partnership with Foothill and Greeley, we have a liaison group comprised of Karen Harder, board member from Foothills, all three ministers and Hollis Berendt, immediate past president of UUCG. Please contact Holllis with your comments, questions or thoughts. All information will be brought to the liaison meetings.
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!