News For The Week Of May 4th-10th
What's happening at the UUCG? May 4th-10th
Monday, May 4th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Tuesday, May 5th- Board Meeting 7pm
Friday, May 8th- Chalice Arts Reception 5pm
Saturday, May 9th- Spring Clean Up 9am
Sunday, May 10th- The Pilgrim's Journey- Rev. Kelly Dignan
Transformation happens over and over again throughout our lives. We'll explore the steps found in all mythological journeys to transformation and how each step takes us to our highest potential.
RE: Intermediate Class: Julia Ward Howe and Mother's Day with Marcia and Primary Class with Josette!
Other News and Reminders
Make More Magic Auction
Please prepare for a fun evening on 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. The next morning will be our congregational meeting where you will vote on next year's (2015-2016) budget.
Auction Donations Deadline is Friday, May 8th.Do so by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11OZXugMs6IskmhADHJmD0dJTCfRw24_sIgIcx_JRSzw/viewform Most of all, PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS. Click here for the invitation!
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.
Building and Grounds Ministry invites you to be “Crew Member for the Morning”
We work hard to make our building a home in which we base our journeys to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world. Many, many thanks to all who have moved and hauled, drilled and hung, scrubbed and shoveled…….
More opportunities are available for us all on Saturday, May 9th! We will be cleaning and raking and pruning and sweeping our outdoor spaces. Indoor work will include some rug shampooing, pew and chair fixing, ceiling fan dusting, vent dusting, spider-web removal, storm window and screen exchange, and whatever else we can think of.
Please put the morning of May 9th on your calendar. We’ll work from 9 to noon. We would like to borrow the following items from church members: carpet shampooer, long-reach duster, ceiling fan duster, shop vacuum, pruning shears and loppers, garden hose with spray nozzle.
Contact Shelley Gotchey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or items to loan for our spring cleaning.
* Please bring your own work gloves.
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.
The Men's Philosophical Group met last night (May 4th), there were three guys and a great discussion! They are meeting the first and third Monday of each month at the church from 7-8:30pm. Please join them! Bring one or two questions or thoughts for the next meeting!
May 12 at 5:00 The children will begin planting
Agenda for Congregational Meeting Sunday May 17 at 11:15
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.
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
Our Office Manager will be physically out of the office from May 6th until May 16th. If you have any questions or requests please feel free to email her! (email@example.com)
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!
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