News for the Week of July 11th-17th
What's happening at the UUCG? July 11th-17th
Tuesday, July 12th- Social Change Ministry Meeting 11:30am
Saturday, July 16th- Citizen's Climate Lobby 11am
Sunday, July 17th- The View From Here- Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
This will be Ministerial Resident Diana McLean's last Sunday in our pulpit. She'll talk with us about what she has learned with us and from us this year, and her hopes and wishes for us as we move into the future on separate paths, yet both within the context of service to Unitarian Universalism.
RE: Fun Shop with Ana Nadas
Sunday, July 17th- Pete Seeger Songfest as Jim Scott Remembers Pete in Song 6:30pm
Come join us for our first fundraising event for the fiscal year!
We’ll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and many others. All interested singers welcome, no experience necessary. Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we'll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life. We have lost an icon, but not his legacy of poetry and song to guide and inspire us.
Sunday July 17th at 6:30pm in the Church Sanctuary
$15.00 per person
12 and under $5.00
3 and under free
Root Beer Floats will be sold for $1.00
Tickets sold at the door, or purchase tickets in advance by contacting Erika Coan at email@example.com. Cash or check only.
Jim Scott brings a warmth, and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. His lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises moved Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.” Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort and co-composer of their celebrated "Missa Gaia / Earth Mass," Jim is a prolific composer in his own right. Jim's visited more than 700 UU churches over three decades of travels. His much loved "Gather the Spirit" and other songs are in the UU hymnbooks. He has also become a student of the movement for peace and justice in song, compiling and arranging the "Earth and Spirit Songbook," a collection of over 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger. www.JimScottMusic.com
Other News and Reminders
A Memorial Service for our dear friend and church member, Judith Meyers, will be held at UUCG on Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm.
Liza Meyers will have plants of her mother's 'up for adoption' and at the church for pickup on Sunday, July 17th.
Announcing our new Minister
We are thrilled to announce that Rev. Barry Bloom will be the next Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley.
Rev. Barry Bloom was previously the Minister of the Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church. Then he was the Minister of Spiritual Life at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, while the current UUA President Rev. Peter Morales was the Senior Minister, and has continued as Community Minister at the Jefferson Unitarian Church.
We cannot wait to introduce Rev. Barry Bloom to the congregation. A picnic/potluck is being scheduled later this summer as a first introduction for you to meet him and his family. His official start date will be September 1. I am sure we shall all wish Rev. Barry and his family a warm welcome.
LFS Backpack Drive-
For those of you who aren’t aware, the Lutheran Family Services Refugee & Asylee Program office is a ½ block from our UU church and has been using classroom space at the church for job readiness classes on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons. The UU church of Greeley has also participated in a winter attire drive last winter and helped Sarah Gostenik provide baby carriers to refugees in Greece this last March. Now, gearing up for the upcoming school year, LFS is hosting a backpack drive for refugee and foster care students in our area. If you’d like to participate, please see the flyer on the bulletin board in the foyer for details and you can drop off at the LFS office (1502 9th Ave) by July 22nd, or contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-336-2208. You may also contact Sarah if you have an interest in volunteering with LFS or learning more about refugee issues. Thank you for supporting our refugees from Somalia, Burma, Cuba and Eritrea and making them feel welcome in Greeley as they work towards self-sufficiency!
New 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. Click HERE for the official flier!
How can I contact our Board Members?
Board President Daniel Blum: email@example.com
Board Vice President Marika Barth:
Board Secretary Josette Schaffer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Treasurer Erika Coan: email@example.com
Meghan, the office manager, will be out of the office on Tuesday, July 19th but will be in the office on Monday, July 18th from 6:30 to 8:30pm! If you have announcements for the week of July 18th, please submit them to Meghan by 10am on Monday, July 18th!
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