Saturday, April 4th- Citizen's Climate Lobby 11am
Sunday, April 5th- Resurrection: The Power of Transforming Love- Rev. Kelly Dignan
On this Easter Sunday, Rev. Kelly will explore a Unitarian Universalist view of the death and resurrection of Jesus and how our faith holds us in brokenness.
After the service there will be an Easter "egg" hunt for all the children, 5th grade and younger. Please bring a basket to collect canned foods to turn in for a "goodie bag".
RE: Easter Children’s Chapel: Brokenness
Other News and Reminders
Multi-Site: If you missed the informational meeting on Sunday March 29, you can still learn more about multi-site. The goal of the multi-site model is to grow Unitarian Universalism, share and combine resources, to create economies of scale that will reduce or eliminate redundancies which allows a different (more healthy) path to staffing for growth.There are many ways to implement multi-site. You will notice that several models are suggested, yet each multi–site devises the programs and shared ministries that are mutually beneficial to each congregation. If you are interested, here are some links to provide you with more information than you have been given today.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygJ99CZByqY Midwifing Multi-Site short version: 30 minutes
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcIBvUE01jA Midwifing Multi-Site Longer version: 1 hour 10 minutes
- http://www.uua.org/growth/ga/297409.shtml Presentation at General Assembly 2014 1hr 15 minute video
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
Camp Noah is a locally hosted event for elementary-age children whose communities have been impacted by disaster, in this case the flooding in Evans. Camp Noah provides a safe, caring and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play. Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify their gifts and talents and plan for an amazing future. Organizers are looking for help. If you are interested in helping at some time between March 30 and April 3 please go to www.volunteersignup.org/4Q8PD to see the many opportunities available.
April 10-12, 2015 - Mountain Desert District Annual Meeting at the Denver Tech Center Marriott Mark you calendars. Registration ends April 3. Let's get a team and go!!
- Mark Ewert, author of The Generous Path, is our keynote speaker and a workshop leader.He will be available for 3 congregational appointments on Saturday afternoon.
- Rev. Dr. Ken Brown is will lead a workshop exploring the exciting new ideas for multi-site congregations. He will be available for congregational appointments in the afternoon.
- Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams will lead a workshop of Faith Formation in the 21st Century.
- Critical Conversations in Unitarian Universalism: Individualism, Authority and Exceptionalism
- The MDD Board will present our district awards again.
April 10 at 10:00 is manure day. Please come and help spread the manure.
April 24 at Misc workday
May 12 at 5:00 The children will begin planting
Saturday, May 16: SAVE THE DATE
Please save the date for a fun evening on Saturday May 16 for an Auction and Party. This will be an opportunity for fun, as well as help support the church. Please consider what you could donate for this auction, and what businesses in town, that you frequent, might like to donate a gift card for our cause. When businesses donate, it gives them free advertising, possible new customers and good will to current customers. Who could you ask to donate? It could be a product, a massage, manicure, garden tools, classes, coffee, books, shoes etc. The options are as many as businesses. More information will be offered in the coming weeks. If you have questions, or would like to help, please contact Hollis or Tim. Thank you.
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.
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