Sunday February 1 - Currency of Love - Rev. Kelly Dignan
Rev. Kelly will kick off our pledge canvass and talk about about money and love. “Money flows through all our lives, sometimes like a rushing river, sometimes like a trickle. When it is flowing, it can purify, cleanse, create growth and nourish. Like water, money is a carrier. It can carry possibility, and intention or it can carry control, domination and guilt. It can be a current or currency of love—a conduit for commitment—or a carrier of hurt or harm,” Lynn Twist, the Soul of Money. Together at UUCG, let's make money a currency of love and a conduit for commitment to our faith and future!
February 1st: Share Our Plate
Our entire offering plate collection will be shared with SEVA Community. Its mission is to support young parents and their children.They provide early literacy and oral language development instruction to the children and a community of support for both parents and children. Our own UUCG members Shelley Gotchey and Josette Schaffer volunteer at SEVA. Give generously so that we can support this worthy cause in our community.
Other News and Reminders
Let’s Create Some Magic! That’s the theme for our pledge canvass this year. Not sure what a pledge canvass is? It’s the process we go through to raise money for our church
- February 1, 2015 : Budget Forum
Please attend a 30-minute Budget Forum starting at 11:20 (after coffee hour) on February 1. The Finance Ministry Group will present the Program Budget for net fiscal year (how expenses are allocated across the programs we offer). This is an important meeting, so please plan to stay. Childcare will be provided.
- February 7th will be our annual canvass party. You’ll receive an official invitation (through eVite) closer to the time, but save the evening on your calendar. If you do not receive one, be sure to let Meghan Groves know: email@example.com. Be thinking about a costume you can wear, since Harry Potter is the theme! (optional). We are going to have a wonderful, wizardly time. Don't miss it!
- Also, if you want to donate a pot of chili, think about how you might name it. (Yes - the chili competition lives on this year - with two prizes based on taste and name!) If you want to donate a pot of chili, contact Hollis Berendt firstname.lastname@example.org or Danelle Beauvais email@example.com.
Harry Potter finds a loving community at Hogwarts - a community that isn't his biological family, but one that has his back in every way. Through classes and experiences at Hogwarts, Harry is transformed and able to transcend the difficulties life presents.
Does that sound familiar? Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley does the same for us! As an expression of our gratitude for this community that has our back and helps us transform, let’s create some magic!
February 10th 6:30-9:00- Getting to Know UU.
Dinner and childcare are provided. Join Rev. Kelly at the church for an interactive session that provides an overview of Unitarian Universalism and our church here in Greeley.
Starting February 15-Living Fully, Dying Well
What: Living Fully, Dying Well Spiritual Exploration Circle
When: Four consecutive Sundays from 11:30am to 1pm, beginning February 15, 2015
Who: Any spiritual seeker who would like to reflect on and prepare for death to assist in finding their life’s meaning
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley at 929 15th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
For More Info and to Register: Contact Marcia Free at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Free, a member of the American Nurses Association and a nurse for 24 years, will lead this circle. It will include time for structured personal reflection on facing your own mortality and in the process living more fully. All participants will have the opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. In addition, this circle will offer an exploration of “advance directives” (legal documentation of your wishes for end-of-life care) as a pragmatic step toward preparing for your own death, and to help make talking about death a more comfortable conversation.
Register for the Second Annual Front Range UU Leadership and Technology Conference
February 21, 2015 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Early bird pricing through January 31
More detail and registration here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-uu-leadership-and-technology-conference-tickets-15185751993 Join with UUs from across Colorado and Wyoming to share, learn, and deepen your faith. Designed for anyone involved in the church in any way.
Staff Update We've welcomed two new employees!
Meghan Groves is our new Office Manager. She is a pre-nursing student at University of Northern Colorado with prior experience in office administration. She is extremely organized and technologically savvy. Her office hours (which may be subject to change) are:
Tuesdays 11:00 - 1:00
Fridays 10:30 - 12:30.
She will work from home one hour a week.
David Fetkewicz is our new childcare provider on Sunday mornings. He attends University Schools and has experience working with children through his volunteer work at the Global Refugee Center.