Tuesday, January 12th- Social Change Ministry Meeting 11:30am
Tuesday, January 12th- Religious Education Ministry Meeting 1pm
Wednesday, January 13th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
Thursday, January 14th- Card Sharks 7pm
Sunday, January 17th- Choir Performance 9:30am Call
Sunday, January 17th- What Do We March For?-
Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
We will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by asking ourselves how we are living into his legacy. What is it that we resist, that we march for, grounded in principles he demonstrated to us?
RE: Children's Chapel
Other News and Reminders
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, we strive to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world. The Committee on Shared Ministry is responsible for taking the pulse of how our ministries are fulfilling that purpose. We also assess the spiritual health of the congregation. In order to do so, we will be conducting a "Heartbeat Survey." At church on January 10, 17, and 24 we will distribute a survey that includes five short questions. We ask that you complete the survey one time sometime during those three weeks. If for some reason you are not able to attend church on at least one of those days, email or phone us so that we can get the survey to you. (email@example.com or 970.356.3562) Results of the survey will be shared in February.
The Committee on Shared Ministry:
Jim Shearer, Shelley Gotchey.
Grandmother's Circle is scheduled to meet on the Thursday, January 21st at 7pm! Please RSVP to either Sylvia Falconer or Tandie Mitchell so they can know how many to expect!
Love your Church,
Love your Sweetie
UUCG Annual Fundraising Auction
Saturday, February 6, 2016
How Can I Donate? Contact Marcia Free by email at Marcia.firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation. Please include your name, phone number, email, item or service you'd like to donate with the retail value of the item, and a minimum bid!
What Can I Donate?
Items that can be donated include:
- outings (hiking, back-packing, fishing)
- children's items/events
- lessons (yoga, music, art)
- handmade crafts, artwork, antiques, jewelery, or plants
- theme or progressive dinners
- wine tasting, tour of a landmark, performance tickets, cabin rentals, sports tickets
- offer to match bids to a charity
- "In Demand" services (yard work, babysitting, home repair, baking, house cleaning)
- Another Option: Ask a business you frequent if they could donate goods or a gift card. Marcia Free has tax receipts available to give the business showing they are donating to a non-profit!
7:00-7:30pm Silent Auction & Socializing
7:30-7:45pm Live Auction
7:45-8:15pm Crispy Watkins & River Concert
Who?What happens when Appalachia meets the Rockies? Crispy Watkins and River
answer the question with sweet harmonies and rhythmic original mountain tunes
that search the depths of the human soul. They have taken their banjo, guitar, and
voices across the country and the world, most recently living and
performing in China. Now based in Fort Collins, they continue to draw
inspiration from the natural world, heartfelt spirituality, and the myriad
of injustices that our world faces today. Be ready to laugh, cry, sing,
and feel a little more of everything with the stylings of this heartfelt
8:15-8:30pm Collect your winning items
The Chalice still burns, "Gathering In" for GAUT
Early January will be the time for Gathering In your contributions for UUSC's Guest at Your Table project. I hope that you have enjoyed getting acquainted with the people around the world that UUSC helps and the programs they run.
I have always been fascinated by how UUSC gt started before WWII and how they had designed the flaming chalice image to light refugees from Nazism to help them to freedom.
The chalice still burns in UU Churches across North America and further still carrying on the work of support for human rights and social justice and responding to disasters, at present the refugee disaster.
We are uniquely honored this year to have two guests who as children were part of a 1940 Transport from Vichy, France via Lisbon,Portugal to safety in America.
In January 2016 you need to do two things:
- Fill out the form on the back of the box or the form in the brochure.
- Write a check for the amount you've collected or the amount you have decided to contribute to UUSC. Make your check payable to UUCG and note in the memo line that it is for Guest at Your table. Put your check, along with the form, in the collection basket. Our Treasurer Bill Gotchey will combine the checks and write a single check for UUSC.
Thanks so much for keeping the chalice burning!
Judy Meyers, for UUSC (questions email at
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 Snowflake 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.
Invitation to Adult RE at Foothills Unitarian ChurchMembers 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.
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.
WhaleCoast Alaska 2016
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2016 is for you! Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program next summer! See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Seward, and Sitka with friendly homestays and unique tour activities. See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, bald eagles, seals, and otters. Visit Denali National Park. Experience Native Alaskan culture. Forget the cruise ships – our program is the best way to visit Alaska! Programs led by Dave Frey, member of the Fairbanks UU congregation and Alaska travel expert. Find out more about this Alaskan trip of a lifetime. Visit www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 907-322-4966. We would love to share our Alaska with you!
If you have weekly announcements you'd like to submit, be sure to email them to the Office Manager (email@example.com) by 10am on the Tuesday of the week you'd like them to be in the announcements!