News For The Week of April 20th-26th
What's happening at the UUCG? April 20th-26th
Tuesday, April 20th- Social Change Circle 11:30 am
Tuesday, April 20th- Worship Ministry Meeting 5:30pm
Sunday, April 26th- Broken Open at Last- Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar
Each of us have things we keep hidden. We may be afraid to tell others our true stories. Rev. Marlin explores how every day is an opportunity to become more fully ourselves by sharing our stores and receiving the support available in our community.
RE: Earth Day Project
Other News and Reminders
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.
Building and Grounds Ministry invites you to be
“Crew Member for the Morning”
We work hard to make our building a home in which we base our journeys to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world. Many, many thanks to all who have moved and hauled, drilled and hung, scrubbed and shoveled…….
More opportunities are available for us all on Saturday, May 9th! We will be cleaning and raking and pruning and sweeping our outdoor spaces. Indoor work will include some rug shampooing, pew and chair fixing, ceiling fan dusting, vent dusting, spider-web removal, storm window and screen exchange, and whatever else we can think of.
Please put the morning of May 9th on your calendar. We’ll work from 9 to noon. We would like to borrow the following items from church members: carpet shampooer, long-reach duster, ceiling fan duster, shop vacuum, pruning shears and loppers, garden hose with spray nozzle.
Contact Shelley Gotchey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or items to loan for our spring cleaning.
* Please bring your own work gloves.
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 24 at 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. Do so by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11OZXugMs6IskmhADHJmD0dJTCfRw24_sIgIcx_JRSzw/viewform
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 about your willingness to help that evening. Most of all, PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS. Click here for the invitation!
Agenda for Congregational Meeting Sunday May 17 at 11:15
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 symbolizes 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. We have frames available for use with the show. The show will be displayed over the summer months. The deadline has changed. Please submit to Michael Free by May 30th.
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!
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