What's happening at the UUCG? March 28th- April 3rd
Tuesday, April 29th- Brown Bag Lunch With Diana 12pm
Sunday, April 3rd- Creating and Recreating Ourselves-
Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
We are shaped by many influences, but we also shape ourselves. How do we act as our own creators, in ways small and large? What responsibilities and joys come with that role?
RE: Creation theme Chapel with Josette Shaffer
Other News and Reminders
Everyone please sign up NOW for our Cottage Meetings: Our church is extremely blessed to be able to work with the Rev Jeanelyse Doran Adams, a UUA Congregational Life Consultant who specializes in helping churches become vibrant, mission-driven communities. She has trained a team of facilitators at UUCG who are now in the process of holding cottage meetings for ALL members/friends to share their longings/desires/hopes/dreams for this congregation. Our collective voice is strongest and most representative when EACH and EVERY ONE of us is able to share! Come tell us your heart's desires for this congregation. The information from this Listening Campaign will be used to discern a path forward. Please participate in our Discernment/Discovery Process! What you think matters!
The questions you will be answering during the Cottage Meetings include:
1. Connect to a time you were passionate, connected, inspired or alive in the congregation. One where you felt really moved, or that was particularly memorable. What was happening, who was there, how did you feel, what was memorable? What do you value most about that experience?
2. What are your personal longings or desires for the UU Church of Greeley? How could you imagine being fulfilled by helping to make that happen?
3. Imagine a time 3-5 years from now when our congregation is coming together to celebrate. We are celebrating the fulfillment of dreams that originally began during this current time, maybe even in these meetings. What might we be celebrating? Who would benefit from the fulfillment of these dreams?
Sign up sheet is in front of the name tags in our church foyer. Or speak to Marcia Free (email@example.com) if you need a different time or a one-on-one meeting to be heard.
Available times are:
1. Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 to 11:30am
2. Saturday, April 2 from 2:00 to 3:30pm
3. Sunday, April 3 from 11:30 to 1:00pm
4. Tuesday, April 5 from 10:00 to 11:30am
5. Tuesday, April 5 from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Pledge Canvass: A "canvass" or "pledge drive" is the concentrated moment in the congregational year when members and friends are asked to make promises of financial support to the congregation for its upcoming fiscal year. Our fiscal year runs June 1st to May 31st. Your board will take the pledges received and craft a budget to present back to you for approval at our congregational meeting in May.
We are currently mailing out pledge cards to those who haven’t been to church in the last two weeks to pick them up in person. Either return it to the big red box for completed cards located to the right of our name tags in the church foyer, mail it back to the church, or email Marcia Free (board president) with your pledge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Help us make the flame our heart-shaped chalice graphic go upwards towards our goal of $59,500 in pledges for our upcoming fiscal year! Thank you!!
Serving With Grace: Donations of time and talent are also greatly appreciated for our upcoming fiscal year. We have varied areas where we are seeking volunteers to do church work which helps us fulfill the mission of the church (the real work of the church is to fulfill our mission----to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal our world). Please mindfully consider the areas listed just inside the entrance to our sanctuary on the red felt board, and sign up wherever your heart calls you to! Click HERE to see the sign up sheet to see where your heart lies and sign up on the bulletin board in the back of the Sanctuary. Thank you in advance.
"It's a Fiesta! Mexican Dinner and Dance at UUCG on Friday, April 22nd
Come share a great meal and entertainment. Invite your friends and family. All are welcome to this joyful family friendly event.
6:00 Make you own Burrito Bar. Delicious Mexican food provided by the Rio Grande https://www.riograndemexican.com/
$10 per adult and children under 10 $3.00. Deadline to purchase tickets is April Please contact Hollis to buy your tickets so the Rio will know how much food to provide. Invite your friends too.
7:00 The Orgullo Latino Dancers
Teresa McNeil has been teaching dance for 47 years. Her current dance troupe is located at the new Solida Del Sol Academy. She teaches children from Kindergarten to the 8th Grade. It is family oriented with much parental support. The dance is based on Ballet Folklorico but other dances are created and introduced. The goal of this troupe is to have fun, stay off the streets and learn life-long skills. There is no charge, however we will pass the hat to help the students pay for their dance costumes.
A Note from Membership Ministry and Treasurer
This is just a note to clarify that according to our bylaws, to be a member of UUCG one must sign the membership book and pledge monetarily each year. Non-members are no less welcome here, but there are a few privileges reserved for membership under our bylaws. Membership allows one to vote at the annual Congregational Meeting each spring, and at other times that a vote of the membership is required; to recieve the UU World Magazine; to be chairperson of a ministry group; and/or to serve on the Board. If you have signed the membership book in a previous year but are not currently pledging, you are a treasured friend, but not a member. If you'd like to be a current member but the financial component is a hardship, please contact Ministerial Resident Diana McLean to discuss options. The Membership Ministry thanks you all for your time, talent and treasure. All of you, members and friends, are vitally important to our church!
Foothills is offering an Enneagram class that they would like to invite many from the community to attend! This class will be taught by Rev. Holly Heuer- adjunct facult at Iliff School of Theology. Certified Enneagram Instructor. Click HERE for the flier with information about the class!
In recognition of Women's month (March) Chalice Arts has installed an exhibit by our Minister Emeritus, Rev. Sylvia Falconer of collages and a few paintings entitled "All Women plus a few Men". All of these pieces except one are for sale. If you are interested in buying please contact Judy Meyers or Meghan, making your check out to the church. We will keep 10%. All work must remain up until the end of the exhibit which will be April 25. Hope you enjoy the show!
UUCG Pagan Circle
The UUCG Pagans group invites you to celebrate Beltane with us! Sunday May 1st at Glenmere Park. We will start setting up around 12 noon with a short ritual, food drink, music, and merriment to follow around 1. This is a family friendly event. Please bring food and/or drink to share. For more detail please email the group at email@example.com or call Danelle at 720-299-8858.
Weld County Relay for Life 2016 is Saturday June 4th 2016. It is a wonderful community event to raise funds for the American Cancer Association. It is also a wonderful way to deepen our presence in our community. If anyone is interested in participating and being a part of a team please contact Danelle Beauvais by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 720-299-8858. Organizational meetings are starting soon! To learn more about Relay please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=75255
Who Wants a Vacation?
I do, and I’d love for you to join me for the Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival aka WUULF, at the Ghost Ranch in beautiful northern New Mexico, June 20-26. The theme for this year is “Fun, Facts and Faith.” We will have three theme speakers: Camilla Dodson, the daughter of a Lesotho chief will bring the Fun; Sherry Burr, an expert on international law will bring the facts; and Nathan Mesnikoff, UU minister and director of spiritual care and volunteer services at Memorial Hospital, will bring the faith
In addition to the theme speakers, our own WUULFies offer plenty of fun, crafty, educational, and thoughtful workshops. We gather every morning for spiritual centering with our camp minister, Beth Chronister, and again in the afternoon for social hour where we share fellowship over food and spirits of the liquid kind. Throughout the day, you can choose to attend workshops, hike the epic landscape of Ghost Ranch, or just kick back under the Wisdom Tree. We will play games, tell stories, tie dye, drum, dance and sing throughout the week.
If you have school age kids, WUULF is a fantastic opportunity to spend time as a family, and also enjoy some grown-up time while the young ones are in their own programs.
Registration is now open for WUULF 2016 and will remain open until May 1 or until camp fills. Scholarships are available. Check out our website WUULF.org for more information and registration forms. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at email@example.com 970-224-5443
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