What's happening at the UUCG? January 25th-31st
Tuesday, January 26th- Chalice Arts 7pm
Sunday, January 31st- Are We the Resistance?- Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
What would it mean for us to be a community of resistance? What are we Unitarian Universalists, and specifically this congregation, called to resist in the wider world? How might our resistance be an act of religious integrity?
RE: Children's Chapel
Sunday, January 31st- Pagan Group Ritual and Potluck 12:30pm
Come join the UUCG Pagan group as we celebrate Imbolc or St. Brigid's Day. It is a celebration of the lengthening of days and the coming of Spring. We will hold a short ritual in celebration followed by a potluck. All are welcome! If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see Danelle Beauvais or Rhalina Noftsker.
Other News and Reminders
Love your Church,
Love your Sweetie
UUCG Annual Fundraising Auction
Saturday, February 6, 2016
DEADLINE to donate is NOW! Drop off your donated items AT CHURCH on:
1. Sunday, January 31st during service.
2. Tuesday, February 2nd from 10am to 4pm.
3. Saturday, February 6th (day of the auction) from 10:30am to 12:300pm.
4. Or call/email Marcia Free to arrange pickup or email@example.com
If you will be requiring childcare during the auction Saturday February 6th, please contact Shelley Gotchey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Saturday, January 30.
The Chalice still burns, "Gathering In" for GAYT
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 gt 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)
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.
Do you have a child ages 2 to 4? Are you willing to help the office manager Meghan with a project for her pediatric nursing class?
If you answered both of those questions with yes, this is the announcement for you! Meghan Groves, our office manager, is in need of a child ages 2 to 4 to conduct a developmental screening test for her pediatric nursing class! She would only need you and your child for one hour to conduct the test. The test involves a series of activities she will have your child participate in to gauge their level based on their age! These include activities such as stacking a few blocks or smiling! If you are interested and willing to help Meghan please contact her either at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Thank you so much in advance!
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 Church Members 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!
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