What's happening at the UUCG? April 18th-24th
Tuesday, April 19th- Brown Bag Lunch with Diana 12pm
Tuesday, April 19th- Board Meeting 7pm
Wednesday, April 20th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Thursday, April 21st- Newsletter Submissions Due 5pm
Thursday, April 21st- Grandmother's Circle 7pm
Friday, April 22nd- "It's a Fiesta! Mexican Dinner and Dance at UUCG 6pm
Sunday, April 24th- Co-Creating Beloved Community-
Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
Continuing this spring's exploration of the question "What are our hearts' desires for this church?", we will look at how we can find common threads among those desires, and create (or re-create) the Beloved Community we want to be.
RE:Earth Day Class with Michelle Noftsker and Mitchell Willcox
Sunday, April 24th- Religious Education Ministry Meeting 11:30am
Sunday, April 24th- The Power of Covenant Class Two 11:30am
Class two of the four session Adult Religious Exploration class, adapted from the curriculum by Rev. Kelly Dignan. This week's class will focus on "Ways We Break Covenant"
Other News and Reminders
Cottage Meetings in our Listening Campaign: Formal cottage meetings have been completed. We've had nearly 40 members/friends of our congregation take part. Was your voice one that we heard? If not, THERE IS STILL TIME! Our hope is to hear from EVERY member/friend. Our "collective will" for the future of this church is strongest and most representative when we hear from everyone. Please contact Marcia Free to schedule a one-on-one meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-497-0522).
Pledge Drive to End Soon: Would you like to see your heart's desire for this congregation come to fulfillment? We have ONE MORE WEEK for members/friends to pledge your financial support for our upcoming fiscal year. Huge thanks to those of you who have already pledged, and helped us reach two-thirds of the way to our goal of receiving $59,500 in pledges! This goal would make it possible to avoid dipping into savings next year.
Serving With Grace: Donations of time and talent are also greatly appreciated for our upcoming fiscal year. We have varied areas where we are seeking volunteers to do church work which helps us fulfill the mission of the church (the real work of the church is to fulfill our mission----to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal our world). Please mindfully consider the areas listed just inside the entrance to our sanctuary on the red felt board, and sign up wherever your heart calls you to! Even if you are continuing the same task, please sign up! Click HERE to see the sign up sheet to see where your heart lies and sign up on the bulletin board in the back of the Sanctuary. Thank you in advance.
Judith Meyers is home, happy and resting comfortably. She would enjoy visitors, but a call before coming would be appreciated. The family and hospice asked visitors to be very conscious of not visiting if they have any sort of respiratory illness. Catching a cold/cough could really be detrimental. Of course calls and cards are always welcome.
In recognition of Women's month (March) Chalice Arts has installed an exhibit by our Minister Emeritus, Rev. Sylvia Falconer of collages and a few paintings entitled "All Women plus a few Men". All of these pieces except one are for sale. If you are interested in buying please contact Judy Meyers or Meghan, making your check out to the church. We will keep 10%. All work must remain up until the end of the exhibit which will be April 25. Hope you enjoy the show!
UUCG Pagan Circle
The UUCG Pagans group invites you to celebrate Beltane with us! Sunday May 1st at Glenmere Park. We will start setting up around 12 noon with a short ritual, food drink, music, and merriment to follow around 1. This is a family friendly event. Please bring food and/or drink to share. For more detail please email the group at email@example.com or call Danelle.
Help needed for reception after the Klezmer Concert. Please contact Hollis if you'd like to bring goodies and make coffee and tea, just like Sunday morning. The Klezmer Concert is Sunday May 8 at 2:00. Thank you.
Let’s Make Hay while the Sun Shines!
Dust off your work gloves; dig out your spade; sharpen your shears! Our Spring Clean-Up has been set for Saturday, May 14. We’ll tidy our grounds and dust off the light bulbs; we’ll straighten our hymnals and tighten our pews. 9am until noon.
Please join us for this morning of service to our church community. There will be jobs large and small. Call or e-mail Shelley Gotchey (ssgotcheycomcast.net) with questions or suggestions.
Weld County Relay for Life 2016 is Saturday June 4th 2016. It is a wonderful community event to raise funds for the American Cancer Association. It is also a wonderful way to deepen our presence in our community. If anyone is interested in participating and being a part of a team please contact Danelle Beauvais by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizational meetings are starting soon! To learn more about Relay please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=75255
Who Wants a Vacation?
I do, and I’d love for you to join me for the Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival aka WUULF, at the Ghost Ranch in beautiful northern New Mexico, June 20-26. The theme for this year is “Fun, Facts and Faith.” We will have three theme speakers: Camilla Dodson, the daughter of a Lesotho chief will bring the Fun; Sherry Burr, an expert on international law will bring the facts; and Nathan Mesnikoff, UU minister and director of spiritual care and volunteer services at Memorial Hospital, will bring the faith
In addition to the theme speakers, our own WUULFies offer plenty of fun, crafty, educational, and thoughtful workshops. We gather every morning for spiritual centering with our camp minister, Beth Chronister, and again in the afternoon for social hour where we share fellowship over food and spirits of the liquid kind. Throughout the day, you can choose to attend workshops, hike the epic landscape of Ghost Ranch, or just kick back under the Wisdom Tree. We will play games, tell stories, tie dye, drum, dance and sing throughout the week.
If you have school age kids, WUULF is a fantastic opportunity to spend time as a family, and also enjoy some grown-up time while the young ones are in their own programs.
Registration is now open for WUULF 2016 and will remain open until May 1 or until camp fills. Scholarships are available. Check out our website WUULF.org for more information and registration forms. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at email@example.com 970-224-5443.
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