What's happening at the UUCG? January 18th-24th
Tuesday, January 19th- Board Meeting 7pm
Wednesday, January 20th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Thursday, January 21st- Newsletter Submissions Due 5pm
Thursday, January 21st- Grandmother's Circle 7pm
Please RSVP to either Sylvia Falconer or Tandie Mitchell so they can know how many to expect!
Sunday, January 24th- North Plains Cluster Pulpit Exchange with Leslie Kee
RE: Classroom Sunday
Primary: Rights of the child-survival
Intermediate: Aborigine Wall Art
Sunday, January 24- Order Your Gift Cards
Bring your checks or cash next Sunday to order gift cards that help our church provide for it's many ministries. If you will be shopping anyway, you might as well help the church. Here are a few offerings and click HERE for the order form! Please add new vendors, Village Inn which gives the church 13% of your purchase and Ulta, 4%. Some other choice are Chili's 11%, Panera Bread 11%, Pizza Hut 8%, Old Navy 14% and Macy's 10%.
Other News and Reminders
Love your Church,
Love your Sweetie
UUCG Annual Fundraising Auction
Saturday, February 6, 2016
NOW is the time to donate!!
Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Did you know that Dr. King popularized the term "beloved community" which we aspire to create in our congregation? The core value of the quest for Dr. King's beloved community was agape love, which he described as an "overflowing love which is spontaneous, unmotivated, groundless and creative."
We are each invited to extend that agape love toward our church by DONATING and/or ATTENDING our auction. In turn, our church seeks to extend that reach of love to help us grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world!
Ways to DONATE:
1. Click this link and enter your donations into our spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iO8OGpHwv7RRAZ84_cwlHBxhdVp23Z3cwJN1aBIqgEA/edit?usp=sharing
2. Call Marcia Free with your donation info.
3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation info.
THANK YOU for supporting your church home!
If you will be requiring childcare during the auction Saturday February 6th, please contact Shelley Gotchey (email@example.com) by Saturday, January 30.
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, we strive to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world. The Committee on Shared Ministry is responsible for taking the pulse of how our ministries are fulfilling that purpose. We also assess the spiritual health of the congregation. In order to do so, we will be conducting a "Heartbeat Survey." At church on January 10, 17, and 24 we will distribute a survey that includes five short questions. We ask that you complete the survey one time sometime during those three weeks. If for some reason you are not able to attend church on at least one of those days, email or phone us so that we can get the survey to you. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Results of the survey will be shared in February.
The Committee on Shared Ministry:
Jim Shearer, Shelley Gotchey.
The Chalice still burns, "Gathering In" for GAUT
Early January will be the time for Gathering In your contributions for UUSC's Guest at Your Table project. I hope that you have enjoyed getting acquainted with the people around the world that UUSC helps and the programs they run.
I have always been fascinated by how UUSC get started before WWII and how they had designed the flaming chalice image to light refugees from Nazism to help them to freedom.
The chalice still burns in UU Churches across North America and further still carrying on the work of support for human rights and social justice and responding to disasters, at present the refugee disaster.
We are uniquely honored this year to have two guests who as children were part of a 1940 Transport from Vichy, France via Lisbon,Portugal to safety in America.
In January 2016 you need to do two things:
Thanks so much for keeping the chalice burning!
Judy Meyers, for UUSC (questions call 352-9530 or email 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
Invitation to Adult RE at Foothills Unitarian ChurchMembers and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley are invited to participate in any of the Adult RE offerings at our multi-site partner church, Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins. Click HERE to see the many wonderful options.
Partnership Information If you have any questions or thoughts about the partnership with Foothill and Greeley, we have a liaison group comprised of Karen Harder, board member from Foothills, all three ministers and Hollis Berendt, immediate past president of UUCG. Please contact Holllis with your comments, questions or thoughts. All information will be brought to the liaison meetings.
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!