What's happening at the UUCG? February 1st-7th
Wednesday, February 3rd- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Saturday, February 6th- Love Your Church, Love Your Sweetie UUCG's Annual Auction 7pm
Please join us as we eat, drink, socialize, listen to music, and spread the reach of love by supporting our church! Peruse our catalog and be thinking of what you would like to bid on (Cash and checks preferred, credit cards accepted!): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iO8OGpHwv7RRAZ84_cwlHBxhdVp23Z3cwJN1aBIqgEA/edit?usp=sharing
Introducing Crispy Watkins & River, our free musical entertainment:
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 duo.
Sunday, February 7th- What Does Your Heart Desire?-Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
As we begin to explore our February theme of Desire, we'll consider what our hearts desire in our individual lives, and in the life of the church.
RE: Children's Chapel
Other News and Reminders
Many of you received your 2015 pledge/donation statements at church on Sunday. The statements will be available for pick up at church again next Sunday also. On Monday, February 8, 2016 all remaining statements will be mailed to homes. Please compare the statement with your own records and let our bookkeeper, Eve Enright, know if there are any discrepancies (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
Day of Remembrance Commemoration
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that led to the forced removal of more 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry to US concentration camps located in some of the most desolate areas of the country. A program commemorating this historic event and its consequences will take place on Thursday, February 18th, at UU Church 929 15th St Greeley, CO 80631 beginning at 11:45.
Along with a brief history of the incarceration, the program will focus on the true story of Jack Tono and his courageous stand for his Constitutional rights accorded to him as a US citizen. Tono became what is known as a Resistor for refusing to be drafted into the US military until his full rights as a citizen were restored to him, his family and to all the other young Japanese American men faced with being drafted from behind barbed-wire to fight for freedom and democracy.
Informational pamphlets will be available describing the history and restoration of Amache, the US WWII concentration camp for Japanese Americans located in far southeastern Colorado off of Highway 50 just east of Lamar near Granada, Colorado.
Please join us to learn about this historic event that has so much relevance to the present day.
For more information, call Hollis Berendt.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Have you heard about the discernment/discovery process our congregation is privileged to be going through this spring? The UUCG board cordially invites the entire congregation to lend their voice to the strength of our community by either participating in conversations with facilitators this spring, and/or attending our kickoff event with Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams on Thursday, February 25, 2016. On that day, we will be learning a spiritual practice called Holy Listening: witnessing with heart, mind and soul - both self and other. This practice can be used to enrich our personal lives, our day to day congregational life, and to help lay the foundation for vibrancy and growth in our church's future.
More specific info and times are COMING SOON! Click HERE for the reimagine FAQ flyer! Contact your board president, Marcia Free, for more information at email@example.com.
District 6 seeks hygiene and cold weather items for homeless children
Please bring donations of lotion, razors, shampoo and conditioner, stocking caps, gloves, scarves, mittens through January. These items will be delivered to the Welcome Center at District 6 the first week of February.
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 snowflake indicating where you would like to help. There are also snowflakes 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 without you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA:
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will be a consistent adult in these children’s lives, advocating for their future well- being and safety. Every child deserves a forever home.
Do you have what it takes to be a CASA? Court Appointed Special Advocates of Weld County, a program of A Kid’s Place is seeking caring, community volunteers age 21 and older to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children who have open cases in the judicial system. The next training starts February 4th.
For more information contact Liz Hardy at A Kid’s Place at 970-353-5970 or email@example.com.
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!