What's happening at the UUCG? February 20th - 26th
Thursday February 23rd - Day Of Remembrance 11:45 am
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the forcible removal of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from their west coast homes and farms into 10 major US concentration camps located in desolate areas across the United States. Two-thirds of these prisoners were US citizens by birth. February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. To commemorate this event, the local chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will hold a lunchtime gathering on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 929 15th Street in Greeley, from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature two Japanese American speakers, Jackie Tono and Marge Taniwaki, who will speak on "The Myth of Tokyo Rose and Other Tales". Both Jackie and Marge have a direct connection to the WWII American Concentration Camps. Jackie's father was incarcerated at Heart Mountain Concentration Camp in Wyoming. Jack Tono was a Resister who refused induction into the US military from behind barbed wire until his constitutional rights were restored. Marge spent the first four years of her life at Manzanar Concentration Camp near Death Valley in California. Bring a brown-bag lunch and learn rarely told history with relevance to today.
Sunday February 26th - Holy Discomfort: Spiritual Practices for Trying Times- Christopher Watkins- Lamb
The Job of the Prophets is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Those of us with privilege often have the choice to face discomfort or to turn away. In 2017, many are finding it harder to escape discomfort. How can discomfort be holy, and how can refusal to turn away facilitate spiritual growth and transformation? Come and explore what kind of intentions and practices can help us stay true to what matters in these trying times ahead.
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Other News and Reminders
LGBTQ+ Family Matters: Beginning on March 6th there will be an adult support group for LGBTQ+ Community, Significant Others, parents, family members, and allies. This group will be held on the First and Third Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at UUCG! Facilitated by Julie Miller.
If you've noticed our multi-language lawn signs and would like your own, go online to https:/www.facebook.com/welcomeyourneighbors. We're trusting that the refugee group using our building and UNC students walking past the church are among the people reassured by our signs.
My UUCG Family:
I have been blessed recently with a request to open up a toddler room for 2.5-year-olds at Trinity Lutheran Preschool. This is a brand new program, so I am building everything from scratch. I have started the process of gathering supplies and curriculum resources for the classroom, though I have come to the realization that I need some extra help. I am reaching out to you all to request any items you are done using and are willing to donate. I am looking for toys, books (bilingual is great), throw pillows, blankets, etc. I’m particularly looking for toys that are not electronic or battery operated in order to promote more imaginative play amongst the children. I’m grateful for any help I can get. Thank you very much!
Social Event: UU Sunday Afternoon Brewery Fun
Join us to meet and mingle with friends while checking out the local breweries in town. Beer, craft root beer and other non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. These will be family friendly events with board games/bean bag toss, snacks and root-beer floats for the kids.
WUULF summer camp needs teachers!
Seeking teachers for our annual week long UU summer camp, the Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival (WUULF). Enjoy fun, community and beautiful scenery in New Mexico. This year’s theme is “Find Your Fiesta,” with community ministers Nancy Bowen and Howell Lind. We have programs for the whole family. We need two or three more teachers for the youth programs that meet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Teachers get their expenses covered by WUULF. To register, see the website and catalog at wuulf.org. Prospective teachers can contact Di Mapes at email@example.com.
Grocery Certificate Volunteers Needed!
Due to a change in family life Rosemary Edmiston must relinquish her duties as a grocery certificate volunteer and Hollis Berendt wishes to spend more time with her family- thus it is time for a personnel change.
We are hopeful that several will volunteer creating a team of volunteers with a coordinator so that the duties will not fall on one or two people all of the time. The coordinator or at least one volunteer should have access to a computer.
The grocery certificate service provides added revenue for the church, and works closely with the UUCG Treasurer and Board.
Volunteers need to contact Rosemary, Hollis, Erika Coan or Reverend Barry Bloom.
How can I contact Rev. Barry Bloom? If you need to get into contact with Rev. Barry Bloom please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 303-273-9908.
Meghan Groves, our office manager and child care provider, is leaving us at the end of February. She has been with us for a couple years, providing consistent and competent support. We would like to send her off with a goodbye gift. If you would like to donate, please contact Josette at email@example.com
If you have an announcement you would like to see in our weekly announcements please email Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!