What's happening at the UUCG?May 11th-17th
Tuesday, May 12th- Membership Ministry Meeting 1pm
Tuesday, May 12th- Building your own Theology with Rev. Kelly 7pm
Wednesday, May 13th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
Saturday, May 16th- Make More Magic Auction 7pm
Please prepare for a fun evening this Saturday, May 16th at 7:00pm for our Make More Magic Auction. This will be an opportunity for fun, and to help support the church by fulfilling this year's (2014-2015) budget. Click here for the auction catalog!
Most of All, PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS.Click here for the invitation!
Sunday, May 17th- Choir Performance (Call at 9:30am)
Sunday, May 17th- Flower Communion Sunday, May Multigenerational Service with Rev. Kelly Dignan
We will celebrate this annual ritual that has been a tradition in Unitarian Universalism since 1923. The children will join us and lead parts of the service. Each person brings a flower so we can build a beautiful bouquet symbolizing the unity we can create from our diversity.
This is the annual UU Flower Communion worship service. Please bring a flower so that we can create a bouquet that represents our diversity and our unity.
Sunday, May 17th- Congregational Meeting 11:15am
See the agenda below.
Other News and Reminders
Memorial 90th birthday party for George Meyers- Sunday, March 17th from 2-4pm at the UNC university center panorama room. All are invited to celebrate and share memories.
Our fiscal year is coming to an end May 31st. We are happy to report that at this time, we've received most of the income that was pledged by you. There are a few folks who have not paid yet, and we are hoping you will do so in the next three weeks so that we can end the year in with a balanced budget.
The budget forum went well! Click here for the program budget for 2015-2016!
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.
Agenda for Congregational Meeting Sunday May 17 at 11:15
June 24th-28th- General Assembly 2015, Portland, OR: The theme for GA 2015 is Building a New Way. Most events will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. For complete information go to http://www.uua.org/ga Reservations for hotels and other housing options opened on March 2, 2015. Go to http://www.uua.or/ga/travel To register for GA go to http://www.uua.org/ga/registration
Spiritual Photography Project- We are putting together an art show consisting of your personal vision of spirituality. Imagine an object or symbolic idea of something you consider spiritual. It could be a traditional symbol or a sunrise or a laughing child or a warm embrace. It could be a rainbow or wildlife or a simple smile. It could be a place that puts you in a spiritual frame of mind. If you don't have a picture, think about what symbolizes your personal spirituality and take a picture of it. We are asking for your submission of photography or art with a short paragraph describing why it is special to you. If possible, the submission should be an 8x10 or larger framed. If not possible, submit it anyway. We'll see what we can do. We have frames available for use with the show. The show will be displayed over the summer months. The deadline has changed. Please submit to Michael Free by May 30th.
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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