What's happening at the UUCG? May 2nd-8th
Tuesday, May 3rd- Brown Bag Lunch with Diana 12pm
Tuesday, May 3rd- Worship Ministry Meeting 5:30pm
Wednesday, May 4th- Writing As Spiritual Practice 6:30pm
This two-session spiritual practice workshop is for you, whether or not you think of yourself as a writer! Leave you internal critic home, and come explore how writing can be a fulfilling spiritual practice for anyone. Invite friends- this class is not only for Unitarian Universalists, but for anyone seeking to deepen their own spirituality through writing practices such as journaling and poetry.
Wednesday, May 4th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
Wednesday, May 4th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Sunday, May 8th- Count Your Blessings- Dan Lillie
In many contexts, blessings are understood to come from God. From my experience, however, my greatest blessings have come from my family and friends: my beloved community. By building up the beloved community, we learn to accept our blessings with gratitude, and to generously "pay it forward" by learning how to be a blessing in the lives of others.
RE: Classroom Sunday on Mother's Day
Sunday, May 8th- Klezmer Concert 2pm
The entire genre of Yiddish music was nearly wiped out during the Holocaust as it was considered Degenerate by the Nazis, but it has seen a major revival in recent years. Join a Bisl Klezmer, with our own choir director and accompanist Sam Henline on Mother’s Day for a look at Yiddish music since World War II, with a special focus on Jewish motherhood in klezmer music. As the final event of the City of Greeley’s Holocaust Memorial Observance, Deception, Defiance and Deliverance we invite you to an event that embraces the resistance and liberation that did not destroy the possibility of joy. Make this one of your Mother’s Day activities and invite your friends and family. Free.
Other News and Reminders
Help needed for reception after the Klezmer Concert. Please contact Hollis if you'd like to bring goodies and make coffee and tea, just like Sunday morning. The Klezmer Concert is Sunday May 8 at 2:00. Thank you.
Let’s Make Hay while the Sun Shines!
Dust off your work gloves; dig out your spade; sharpen your shears! Our Spring Clean-Up has been set for Saturday, May 14. We’ll tidy our grounds and dust off the light bulbs; we’ll straighten our hymnals and tighten our pews. 9am until noon.
Please join us for this morning of service to our church community. There will be jobs large and small. Call or e-mail Shelley Gotchey (ssgotcheycomcast.net) with questions or suggestions.
Agenda for Congregational Meeting: Sunday, May 15, 2016
The budget forum presentation from Sunday, May 1st is saved on the Members Only section of our church website for those who missed it and are interested. Please see our board president, Marcia Free, for the password into the Members Only section, for questions about the presentation, or for a verbal synopsis of the presentation. For the congregational meeting, the board is recommending that we DEFER the vote on the budget for one month.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00am to 3:00pm: DON’T MISS OUT!
Shape the Future of UUCG and Build the Church of Your Dreams
An experiential day of community, music, ritual, art, connecting, small-group circles, spiritual & intellectual stimulation, dreaming. A day of caring for one another and our church, Holy Listening, sharing from our hearts. A day of sacred work to determine how to use our collective gifts in service to Life!
The Big Reveal will unveil what your fellow church community said in the cottage meetings. Aren’t you curious how others views were the same or different from your own? Many heart-felt sentiments were expressed. Many AMAZING ideas came out! Together we are strongest. Come hear what matters collectively to this community.
We’ll be taking the Big Reveal (your feedback in the cottage meetings presented back to you) and actively working with the themes that emerged. Further refining and processing them into a core of big directions that this congregation wants to move in. As we work together on the themes each person will provide input to help us get more and more clear. Your voice is important and welcome whether you were a part of the cottage meetings or not.
What does it mean to be and build Beloved Community, and who is it for? What’s trying to emerge in this congregation? Which direction are we called to move in? Where will we invest our time and money? How might this church’s choices serve Life? How can we deepen the invitation this congregation extends to those currently here and those yet to find us?
Childcare is available. Lunch will be provided. Sign up in the church foyer so we know how many children will be present, and how many lunches to provide. Everyone who attends will receive a GIFT from the church!
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
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