News for the week of November 23rd-29th
What's happening at the UUCG? November 23rd-29th
Tuesday, November 24th- Chalice Arts 7pm
Thursday, November 26th- There will be NO Card Sharks today due to the holiday. Card Sharks will be moving to the second Thursday of the month starting in December. Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 10th! Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 29th- Universal Grace: Finding Grace in the Spiritual, the Secular, and the Space In Between- Daniel Lillie
What is Grace? What does it do? Where is it found? Who is it for? Let's explore the concept of Grace and the variety of contexts in which it can be understood.
RE: Children's Chapel
Other News and Reminders
Ministerial Resident Diana Update:
Diana has been out of the office (and the pulpit) since breaking her ankle on October 24th. She is now able to work from home via email, phone, and video chat, but not yet able to be here physically. She is eager to be with us as soon as she is able to do so, but in the meantime she welcomes both contact from individuals with questions or needs, and invitations to participate in meetings by speakerphone or video. Email is the best first contact (firstname.lastname@example.org), and then depending on the situation she will either continue the conversation by email or set up a phone appointment or meeting participation.
Event by One Colorado-Freedom in Every Corner Tour!
On Wednesday, December 2nd at 6pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley! We know there's still work to do until full, lived equality is realized for everyone. You know this already, too. Equal access to health care, safe schools for LGBT youth, removing barriers for transgender people, and making sure no one can claim their religion gives them permission to discriminate against LGBT people -- these are a few of the big problems that we're working to solve, but we can't do it alone. We'll be talking about what comes next, answering questions, and listening. Click HERE to RSVP!
Holiday Party!- December 12th at 6pm.
Please join your UUCG friends for a celebration of this special season! Bring a plate of Christmas cookies, or other handheld snacks to share if you are able. All are welcome, with or without food to share. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be present to do a reading of The Night Before Christmas, and be available for pictures and fun! Our own Jonathan Hoffman will be playing the piano so we can sing seasonal favorites, plus other musical guests. Bring your donations of winter clothing & diapers for our gift to Lutheran Family Services for those in need. Join us as we "hang the greens" and enjoy the season!"
It's Guest at Your Table!
The time has come. The boxes are here! We are ready to embark on our annual Guest at Your Table project. The is a sort of game we play every year to support our UUSC, our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, in its global work for human rights, social justice, and disaster relief.
What we do every year at holiday time and have been doing for more than 40 years is to symbolically invite “guests” into our homes to share our bounty by adding money, spare change, to the little box each we sit down to a meal. By the time the project ends in early January we write a check for the total collected amount and send it off to UUSC.
The boxes are on the tables in the foyer along with brochures explaining who some of the people are who are being helped, as well as some who have been helped in the past. And explaining too how UUSC began before World War II helping people get out of Europe and away from the impending terrors of Nazism. It is to UUSC that we owe our flaming chalice symbol as this was the emblem developed to light the way to freedom marking the centers where people could get help.It's a wonderful story and a wonderful organization. You can always find out more as uusc.org.
Although UUSC operates by UUA principles, it is an independent organization dependent on the generosity of its members and friends for financial support . The four banners hanging high and proudly at the back of our sanctuary were awarded to us for having 50% of our members belonging to UUSC, for being congregations with a “Vision of Justice” Please join us in this tradition!
You can access our new directory from the website in the for members section. We are not printing large numbers of the directory so that we can continually update the information and save a few trees. If you cannot access the directory this way and would like a printed copy, please send a request to email@example.com
SHOP FIRST AT UUCG
Scrip and Grocery cards are an easy way to support UUCG by purchasing cards for items you already plan to buy. You buy the card and receive the full face value and the church receives a rebate directly from the merchant. The rebates range from 2% to 16% and they all add up. Take a look at these family scenarios to see how your household fits in. King Soopers cards can be refilled at the store which means you can use your credit card for your purchase and get those mileage points we know you love!
How can you help make this program a success?
Place a Service Leaf on the Task Tree
Please notice the task tree on the divider by the sound booth. Please put your name on a leaf indicating where you would like to help. There are also leaves with no task. If there is something you'd like to do, but don't see that particular task, please write your name and the task that you would like to share. We thank you for your gifts of your time. We cannot run the church with out you.
Do you like kids? Well then, you’re going to love the children we have at UUCG.
Our Religious Education program (RE) is growing, and we could use your help. Please consider teaching a Sunday or two in the spring semester or volunteer to be a substitute or offer up your assistance for helping with our multi-generational services. You can choose to work with Primary or Intermediate aged students, the curriculum is well written and easy to follow, and our students are as diverse and interesting as our adults.
Please add your name to the RE leaf on our volunteer tree.Contact Shelley Gotchey with any questions.
Invitation to Adult RE at Foothills Unitarian ChurchMembers and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley are invited to participate in any of the Adult RE offerings at our multi-site partner church, Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins. Click HERE to see the many wonderful options.
Partnership Information If you have any questions or thoughts about the partnership with Foothill and Greeley, we have a liaison group comprised of Karen Harder, board member from Foothills, all three ministers and Hollis Berendt, immediate past president of UUCG. Please contact Holllis with your comments, questions or thoughts. All information will be brought to the liaison meetings.
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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