Wednesday, April 8th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
Friday-Sunday, April 10th-12th- Mountain Desert District Annual Meetings
Sunday, April 12th- Creations Abounds with Elizabeth Mount
Climate science tells us that the environment has been damaged by human choices. Knowing our past, could lead to focus only on what we have broken. Or, we could focus on a new creative hope, if we commit to respond with fresh perspective.
Elizabeth Mount is a lifelong UU from Denver, Colorado and a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Elizabeth has been a community organizer for over twelve years in the areas of racial justice, immigration, and environmental justice. She is excited to be working on environmental issues with the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice for the second year of the organization's existence, and she hopes to continue working with the UUs and eco-justice activists for many years to come.
RE: Intermediate Lesson #7 Ten Commandments and Moses accompanied with story, discussion, and crafts.
Other News and Reminders
Climate Justice Month is from World Water Day (March 22) to Earth Day (April 22). Unitarian Universalists will spend the month embarking on a spiritual journey thanks to Commit2Respond. Rev. Kelly will share their daily messages on our Facebook page. You can also sign up to receive the daily messages by email here: http://www.commit2respond.org/act
We will reflect on the experience during the Theme Thoughts discussion on April 19th.
Brooke Minkel will be offering the entire 7 week "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" seminar for FREE! Fridays, March 13th-April 24th, 6-8pm. Normally $110 per person, the Creative Center for Spiritual Living is sponsoring this series for the community. If you or someone you know could use some more parenting "tools", contact CCSL at 970-351-8122(you will need to leave a message) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RE Ministry is planning for the summer. We are looking for volunteers to be guest leaders Sunday May 31- September 6. This is where you get to use your gifts with our church children. And it only requires a one-time commitment. Come lead the kids in crafts,music, games, art, social justice projects, woodworking, etc. It's your choice! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer, and we can't wait to see how you participate. Don't miss this chance to interact with our kids.
Please mark your calendars! The Building and Grounds Ministry will host the Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday May 9th from 9am until noon. A variety of indoor and outdoor "activities" will allow each and every one of us to strut our stuff and spiff up the Greeley UU environs. Stay tuned for more details.
Bill Gotchey has been a member of a men philosophical group for a few years. He really enjoys it and he would like to start one beginning in May with the UU guys. The plan would be to meet the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month. The meetings could be at the church or like his other group at a coffee shop. If interested, contact Bill Gotchey at email@example.com
April 10 at 10:00 is manure day. Please come and help spread the manure.
April 24 Misc workday
May 12 at 5:00 The children will begin planting
Make More Magic Auction
Please prepare for a fun evening on Saturday May 16th at 7:00pm for our Make More Magic Auction. This will be an opportunity for fun, and to help support the church by fulfilling this year's (2014- 2015) budget. The next morning will be our congregational meeting where you will vote on next year's (2015-2016) budget.
Please consider what you could donate for this auction. Could you acquire gift cards from businesses you frequent? What about making a loaf of bread, a casserole, get a group of people together for a progressive dinner? Does your family own a cabin that can be auctioned off for a weekend? Do you have paintings or other artwork, jewelry, houseplants to donate? Can you clean someone's car, wash windows, weed a garden, offer your rototiller, offer your pickup truck for a few hours? Can you take people on a hike? A picnic? Plan a fishing trip? A Poker Party? Can you offer to entertain for a party: Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, do magic etc.? Consider donating these things so attendees can purchase them.
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS.See attached invitation!
You can help in other ways, too. For the auction itself, you can: Bring a dessert, Be a cashier, Compile the winning bids, Set up which involves displaying the items in a pleasing manner, or help clean up!
Please contact Hollis or Tim Berendt with your donation so that auction committee can put together a catalog and make bidding sheets. Also let them know of your willingness to help that evening.
June 24th-28th- General Assembly 2015, Portland, OR: The theme for GA 2015 is Building a New Way. Most events will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. For complete information go to http://www.uua.org/ga
Reservations for hotels and other housing options opened on March 2, 2015. Go to http://www.uua.or/ga/travel To register for GA go to http://www.uua.org/ga/registration
Spiritual Photography Project- We are putting together an art show consisting of your personal vision of spirituality. Imagine an object or symbolic idea of something you consider spiritual. It could be a traditional symbol or a sunrise or a laughing child or a warm embrace. It could be a rainbow or wildlife or a simple smile. It could be a place that puts you in a spiritual frame of mind. If you don't have a picture, think about what symbolises your personal spirituality and take a picture of it. We are asking for your submission of photography or art with a short paragraph describing why it is special to you. If possible, the submission should be an 8x10 or larger framed. If not possible, submit it anyway. We'll see what we can do. The show will be displayed over the summer months. Please submit to Michael Free by June 10th.
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!