News for the Week of October 5th-11th
What's happening at the UUCG? October 5th-11th
Tuesday, October 6th- Social Change Ministry Meeting 11:30am
Tuesday, October 6th- Worship Ministry Meeting 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 7th- Men's Philosophical 7pm
Saturday, October 10th- Fall Transition Workshop hosted by the Building and Grounds Ministry 9:30am
Please join us from 9:30 until noon. We will conduct an entire morning of intentionality and active purposeful meditation as we prepare our building and our grounds for the winter season.
Come prepared to focus your attention on the weeds or the shrubs; work mindfully as we replace screen windows with storm windows; slowly guide your paintbrush across the primer, knowing that the building is better protected from your efforts; carefully dust light bulbs and fixtures; attentively tighten bolts on the pews...
The morning workshop will require many hands to make light work. Please bring your work gloves and special tools. All levels of participation will be celebrated.Contact Shelley Gotchey (970.356.3562 or email@example.com) with your questions, contributions, and concerns.
Sunday, October 11th- Letting Go for the Blessing- Rev. Gretchen Haley
When does the blessng come from holding on, and when does it require letting go? Let's wrestle with this question as we come together in worship.
Primary Class: Our Church Friends with Mitchell Willcox and Kim Womantree
Intermediate Class: Faith Without a Creed with Shelley Gotchey and Michelle Noftsker
Sunday, October 11th- Inquirers: Q & A with Rev. Gretchen Haley 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.
Crafting as Spiritual Practices on October 10th- Join Foothill's church member Shanna Henk at Foothills Church to explore how crafting can be meaningful spiritual practice for you!
Brown Bag with Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
I've enjoyed the conversations I've had with many of you already, whether in my office, over lunch after worship, or at coffee hour. If you haven't had a chance to talk with me yet so we can get to know each other--or if you have but want us to know each other better--bring a lunch or supper and join me for a meal at church! In October, the options are:
October 13th, 11:30 - 12:30
October 20th, 5:30 - 6:30
October 27th, 11:30 - 12:30
As long as interest in these gatherings continues, a schedule will be published each month!
Adult RE Offerings on Sunday Afternoons Begin This Week!
Beginning this Sunday, there will be adult RE offered from 11:30-12:30 each Sunday, with the exceptions of 5th Sundays when those occur. The schedule for October is:
October 11 at 11:30 - 12:30 Inquirers: Q & A with Rev. Gretchen Haley
October 18 at 11:30 - 12:30 Small Group Reflection Circle (Sermon & Theme-Based) with Guest Speaker Ashley Johnson, Credentialed UU Religious Educator
October 25 at 11:30 - 12:30 Monthly Theme Overview (Grace) with Ministerial Resident Diana McLean
Attention- Tactical Error!
We have had to change the meeting date of The Grandmother’s Circle to October 15 from 7 to 8:30pm in the sanctuary. Call Sylvia Falconer at 353-2582 for more information!
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 (email@example.com) by 10am on the Tuesday of the week you'd like them to be in the announcements!
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