News for the Week of July 6th-12th
What's happening at the UUCG? July 6th-12th
Monday, July 6th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Sunday, July 12th- Annual Picnic with Namaqua UU Church- Rev. Laurel Liefert, Rev. Kelly Dignan, Director of Religious Education Kathy Vaughn 10am-12pm
It is time for our traditional summer picnic with our sister congregation in Namaqua.
Location: Shelter 1 at Northlake Park. The park is located on the southeast corner of Taft and 29th Street. The entry to the park is on Taft.
Please bring a potluck dish to share. We encourage you to help us be green by bringing your own plates, silverware, and cups, though we will have paper plates and plastic utensils and glasses. Coffee will be provided. Join us for good food, conversation, music, stories, and fun for all!
Other News and Reminders
Youth Religious Education is looking for some sand toys- pails, shovels, sifters, etc.for our new sand box... if you have anything that would work, please bring to the Church on Sunday, or drop by on Tuesday evening or Thursday from Noon- 3:30pm. If you have other toys for the play area please let Kathy Vaughn know, 371-1522
King Soopers Grocery Card Update- Please contact Hollis with your King Soopers grocery card number and she will check to see if the church is receiving the 5% benefit when you refill. If you haven't been refilling your card, contact Hollis and she will let you know how to do this. It's easy.
Serving with Grace- By Sunday, July 12th please consider how you will serve the congregation in the coming year. It takes all of us to do the work of the church, so please consider getting involved in at least one area. There are sheets of paper on the table in the foyer where you can mark your name. If you decide you want to change how you are involved, make a note to that effect on the sheets. Your Board will follow up with you!
We are thrilled to be partnering with Foothills!
The board at UUCG and Foothills Unitarian have decided to partner to create a ministerial team for the coming year.
The goal for us, is to have excellence in worship every Sunday and consistency in ministerial presence. The goal for Foothills is to help spread the UU Faith. We will both benefit from “Economies of Scale” as three ministers will be in relationship with one another, and both churches. This will leave more time to spend with congregants and other ministries.
The board voted for Bill Gotchey and Hollis Berendt to be on the joint search committee with Foothills for hiring of our Lead Minister. Nancy Bowen, our district leader, will help us through the process. This first year we will explore developing a formal relationship between congregations (i.e. “dating”). We may find that we “fall in love” and want to take the next step forward in the partnership by sharing other aspects of ministry the following year, or decide to “break up.” We do believe this is a positive step toward growth of the UU faith.
The RE Ministry is planning for the summer. We are looking for volunteers to be guest leaders Sunday May 31- September 6. This is where you get to use your gifts with our church children. And it only requires a one-time commitment. Come lead the kids in crafts,music, games, art, social justice projects, woodworking, etc. It's your choice! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer, and we can't wait to see how you participate. Don't miss this chance to interact with our kids. Michelle Noftsker is the contact person.
July 9-12, 2015- Big Horn Mountains Annual UU Camp Out, South Fork Campground for tents and campers (15 miles west of Buffalo, WY) and South Fork Lodge, across the highway from the campground for dining, lodging, guided horseback riding, fishing and store.Reservations at recreation.gov. Search for South Fork Compground (or Lodge), Big Horn National Forest. Follow reservation prompts. More information: Rev. Leslie Kee, UU Community of Casper: firstname.lastname@example.org
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