What's happening at the UUCG? October 19th-25th
Tuesday, October 20th- Brown Bag with Ministerial Resident Diana 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 20th- Board Meeting 7pm
Wednesday, October 21st- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Thursday, October 22nd- Newsletter Submissions Due 5pm
Thursday, October 22nd- Card Sharks 7pm
Saturday, October 24th- Showing of Merchants of Doubt Film 2pm
Sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light.
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities- yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Sunday, October 25th- The Spiritual Act of Forgiveness-
Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
How is forgiveness a spiritual act? Who are we really doing it for, and what gifts does it bring?
Primary: People- Similar and Different
Intermediate: Crow Boy (each person is important)
Sunday, October 25th- Monthly Theme Overview (Grace) with Ministerial Resident Diana McLean 11:30am
Other News and Reminders
Invitation to Adult RE at Foothills Unitarian Church
Members 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, and in October there's also a special event on Sunday the 25th of Pumpkin Carving at 5:30 pm.
Do you provide support for a friend or loved one? Here is support for YOU! Many of us provide support for a friend or loved one or family member. We may not think of ourselves as a “caregiver,” and yet this support can impact many facets of our lives. In order to sustain this support, we need to seek out support for ourselves. This is what Powerful Tools for Caregivers is all about. These sessions begin October 8th at 9:30 – 11:30, running for 6 sessions, and facilitated by church members of Foothills Unitarian Church. Please contact Rev. Gretchen Haley firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or sign up here.
Updated "Brown Bag with the Ministerial Resident"
Please note a schedule change for the Brown Bag lunch discussions with Diana. There will NOT be one on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, but there will be one from 11:30 - 12:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 3. NO RSVP needed--just bring your lunch to the church and chat with Diana!
Reminder: If you want to meet with Diana at a time other than one of the Brown Bag events, please schedule an appointment. She is typically in the office on Tuesdays, but sometimes has off-site meetings and would hate to miss you if you came by at one of those times! She can be reached at email@example.com.
Calling All Artists
A Task Tree is needed. What is a Task Tree? It is a tree with leaves that has tasks that need to be done in the church. We have many jobs, some large and some small, that need to be done. People can select the task that they would like to do to help out our church family. Who would like to design this tree? We were thinking that the tree could be on one panel of the screen that surrounds the sound booth. If you would like to make the tree, please contact Hollis.
From our Soul Matters collaborative, we offer these resources on our monthly theme of Letting Go. Click HERE for the resources!
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.
Did you know that you can give the Church money and will not cost you a dime?
Just buy gift cards and help the church raise money for all of our ministry groups. The average percentage most schools and churches receive is 5%, however, many vendors donate much more:
7% Starbucks, Bed Bath and Beyond
8%: Buffalo Wild Wings, and Noodles
9%: Barnes and Noble, Panera Bread, Red Lobster, Olive Garden
10% Macy's, Chipotle,
11%: Chilis, On the Border
13% Bath and Body Works, 14% Old Navy, Lands End 16%
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to see all of the different vendors and then contact Hollis to order your gift cards. Don't forget, gift giving season will soon be upon us.
will order gift cards with a minimum order of $1200.
Remember that Sprouts, Safeway and King Soopers are available every Sunday. Soon King Soopers cards will only be sold in increments of $25, because you can refill them with any amount you choose using check, cash or credit card and the church will receive 5% of your purchase.
King Soopers is the only card that can be refilled at King Soopers customer service and the church receives 5% of the refill.
Your treasurer, Bill Gotchey
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!