What's happening at the UUCG? May 23rd-29th
Tuesday, May 24th- Brown Bag Lunch with Diana 12pm
Tuesday, May 24th- Chalice Arts 7pm
Sunday, May 29th- Blessed to Play- Erika Coan
As we grow, it is easy to forget how to play. And when was the last time you acted Silly? Come and feel the joy of youth and playfulness.
RE: Summer YRE Schedule Begins- Play Sunday
Other News and Reminders
The Year In Review and Congregational Meeting Presentation slides that were presented at the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 15th are now available in the Member's Only Section of our website!
Summary of UUCG Congregational Meeting on May 15th, 2016
1. Board President Marcia Free counted members present and determined we had a quorum.
2.Board President Marcia Free presented the year in review:
Ministerial Team and Partnership with Fort Collins UU
Discernment and Discovery Process
Social Justice Activities and Accomplishments
Fundraisers and Fellowship Activities
Serving with Grace
3. Board President Marcia Free presented the Nominating Committee’s list of candidates:
Board President: Daniel Blum
Board Vice President Marika Barth
Board Treasurer: Erika Coan
Committee on Shared Ministry: Julie Miller
Committee on Shared Ministry: Ana Schultz
A vote was taken to approve the candidates and this passed unanimously.
4. The board recommended that the vote on the budget be deferred for one month. This allows time for the Discernment/Discovery Process to complete (defining major directions for the church’s future), and time to explore options/strategies for moving in those directions.
A vote was taken and the deferment passed unanimously.
5. There was discussion about our future. The Discernment and Discovery process was discussed as assisting us in determining strategies to meet our needs and be fiscally responsible.
6. Marcia Free adjourned the meeting.
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 email@example.com. 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!
Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival (WUULF)
June 20 to 26th. Registration deadline extended to May 31! Join us at Ghost Ranch for fun, community, and beautiful scenery with a UU twist. The theme for this year is “Fun, Facts and Faith and Beth Chronister is joining us as minister this year. WUULF has programs for the whole family. Scholarships are available. Contact Jane Everham in Fort Collins if you have questions - firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-222-9709.
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!
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 email@example.com. Organizational meetings are starting soon! To learn more about Relay please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=75255
The Code for the Lock Box has been changed! If you need the new combination please contact Tim Berendt. Thank you!
Meghan, the office manager, has new summer office hours! Her weekly office hours will be 6:30 to 8:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning on May 24th. These hours are subject to change so if you need to see her in the office make sure to make an appointment just in case!
If you have weekly announcements you'd like to submit, be sure to email them to the Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10am on the Tuesday of the week you'd like them to be in the announcements!