What's happening at the UUCG?
September 28th-October 4th
September 30th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
October 3rd- Citizen's Climate Lobby 11am
October 4th- The Gift of Hillel- Rev. Howell Lind
We will focus on what we might learn from an ancient story about letting go, about forgiveness, and living our lives by the values of our faith.
Other News and Reminders
Calling All Artists
A Task Tree is needed. What is a Task Tree? It is a tree with leaves that indicate tasks that need to be done in the church. We have many jobs, some large and some small. People can select the task that they would like to do to help out our church family. The tree could be on one panel of the screen that surrounds the sound booth. If you would like to design the tree, please contact Hollis. It takes a village.
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 Foothills 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.
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.
Fall Transition Workshop hosted by the Building and Grounds Ministry
Please join us Saturday, October 10th 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 (email@example.com) with your questions,contributions, and concerns.
Our partnership with Foothills was recently featured as a part of the UUA’s Growing Unitarian Universalism blog. Click here to check it out!
Did you know that you can give the Church money and it 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.
Hollis 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 that will give the church a rebate. Thank you.
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!