What's happening at the UUCG? June 22nd-28th
Tuesday, June 23rd- Religious Education Ministry meeting 1pm
Saturday, June 27th- Family Movie Night and Potluck 5:30 pm
Come enjoy the family friendly classic movie The Princess Bride on Saturday, June 27th at 5:30pm. We will enjoy a meal and some fellowship with the movie starting at 6:15. This is a great chance to get to know our community better and connect after a busy work week. Come relax, have a good time and please bring a dish to share! Please feel free to invite your friends and neighbors as well! Any questions? Please email Danelle at email@example.com.
Sunday, June 28th- The Nature in Us Erika Coan
Explore the nature within us by using all of our senses. We will see, hear, smell, taste, and feel our way through nature with a sensory meditation and readings by Ralph Waldo Emerson
RE: Spirit Centers- Play Sunday
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.
Serving with Grace- It is time to discern 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. You can also contact Rev. Kelly to discuss your gifts and brainstorm ways you can offer them to the church. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Gift Cards by June 28 and Help the Many Ministiries of the Church How often do you spend money on dining out at restaurants such as Panera Bread, Chili's, Applebees, Chipotle, Olive Garden, Qdoba, Noodles and Company, I-Hop or Starbucks? Or how often do you stop at Home Depot, Lowes, Wallgreens, Kohls, Macy's, Ross, JCPenney, Pet Smart, Office Depot, Office Max, etc? Plan your purchases ahead of time and the church will receive a percentage of your purchase if you order gift cards. Click HERE for the list of available choices and HERE for the Family Order Form. Note that Old Navy gives us 14% and Chili's 11%. For more information go to www.showithscrip.com or contact Hollis by email or phone if you have questions.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO RE-FILL YOUR KING SOOPERS CARDS. Please do NOT refill Sprouts and Safeway as the church doesn't receive any benefit. Buy Safeway and Sprouts, available every Sunday at church.
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.
Viewing and discussion of the documentary film, BIDDER70, June 28, 2015, at Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins.
Time: 5:30 pm for refreshments, 6:00 pm for Film, followed by discussion. Hosted by Foothills Unitarian Church, Climate Justice and Sustainability Group.
BIDDER70 is the story of Tim DeChristopher, who in 2008, as a University of Utah economics student, derailed a widely protested Bush Administration oil and gas lease auction of Utah public lands. DeChristopher bid on and won thousands of acres of Utah wildlands adjacent to Canyonlands and other National Parks, with no intention of paying for them or drilling. He and others considered the sale to be illegal, a position later validated by the Secretary of the Interior. But for his act of civil disobedience and conscience, he was arrested, tried, and served 2 years in prison for fraud. His actions and trial sparked a groundswell of support for him and from his Unitarian Church community and helped ignite the climate justice movement. In the course of his trial, DeChristopher decided to study to become a Unitarian Minister, and is currently in Seminary. He continues his work as a charismatic leader for climate justice activism thru the organization he founded,Peaceful Uprising.
Contacts: Misti Sharp: email@example.com and Rose Lew:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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