What's happening at the UUCG? September 17th-September 23rd, 2019
Worship This Week
September 22nd, 2019"Balancing Acts: Empathy and Equinox"
This week we will dive into our theme of Empathy -the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Rev. Aaron Norris will lead our service and ask what empathy has to do with justice and compassion and how we all benefit from seeing and being seen by others.
Community Events this Week
Climate StrikeWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom is encouraging local chapters to support the Climate Strike that was initiated by 16 year old Greta Thunberg. You are welcome to join us at our weekly meeting on September 19th at 11:30 to hear a video with Greta, hear about local ballot initiatives for November, and make signs for the rally.
Join with us at a rally to turn up the political heat and demand action to halt the climate crisis on Sunday Sept 22 at 1:00 at Bittersweet Park by the Veterans Memorial. Aaron will be speaking. We look forward to seeing you there so that we all can help bring a livable world to our children and grandchildren.
For more information, call Hollis at 970-590-3289.
Community Events Later in September
Build Your Own Theology
This falls Build Your Own Theology Classes are starting up in September. This fall there are two session each with ten class periods and are both designed to help student to articulate and discover their own understanding of meaning in the world through brief readings, short group exercises and journaling. The first session has no prerequisite. Those who took session 1 last fall are encouraged to sign up for session two. If you are interested in signing up for either session please send an email to Rev. Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Build Your Own Theology (Introduction) 1: Monday,September 23rd at 1 p.m.
Build Your Own Theology (Exploring) 2: Tuesday, September 24th at 6 p.m.
If you're interested, please email Renee at email@example.com or text her at 970-658-6443.
Walk and Talks (Monday September 23rd; 12-1 p.m.)
All are welcome to join Rev. Norris on monthly theological walks the fourth Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The walks will be a combination of historical tour, Socratic dialogue, walking meditation, and community building. Each walk will be about an hour. The topic of the walk will take into account the route chosen. Contact Rev. Norris if you are interested or arrive at the church at 11:40 to join him before he leaves for the walk.
Pathways to Meaning & Membership Class
This class is designed to go over some of the basic history of Unitarian Universalism. It also helps you to better understand our congregation and see how you my deepen your involvement. It also is a great opportunity to meet others who are new to our church as well, but also have an interest in becoming more involved. While it is not required for membership, I highly recommend that you participate in this class as a first step to considering membership. The class is offered about once every six weeks or so and taught by our minister, Reverend Aaron Norris. The class takes about 90 minutes and are at noon on select Sundays. The next class date is September 22. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Rev. Aaron or follow this link.
Other News and Reminders
Choir rehearsal has started and everyone is welcome to join. Rehearsal is held every Sunday after service.
Please email Renee if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 970-658-6443.
King Soopers has changed the way they donate to our church. The gift card reloads no longer contribute to our church. Once enrolled, we can easily contribute! Just log into kingsoopers.com. Go to King Soopers community rewards at the bottom of the page. Click on Enroll now Search: Unitarian Universalist. Our church is on the second page!
Contact Josette with any questions.
Social Justice meetings will resume in September due to members being out of town. Social Justice Ministry meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month at 11:00 am. The next meeting is October 21st. Please come and help plan our future projects.
Thanks, Hollis Berendt and Ana Schultz co-chairs.
Our church clothing drive continues through the end of September, 2019. Please donate clean and wearable items. We accept all types of clothing for all ages to be donated to the Greeley Interfaith Clothing Bank and we are specifically looking for business attire for women including, dresses, suits, slacks, shoes, purses and jewelry to donate to Leanna’s Closet. Please bring your items to church and deposit in the box provided.
Thank you for you generous donations. the Social Justice Ministry
Looking for way to contribute to UUCG on Sundays?
You don't have to speak in public or have the best voice in the world, as there are a number of ways in which you can help Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley on Sundays.
Meetings with Reverend Aaron Norris
If you need to set up a meeting with Rev. Norris, the easiest way is to pick an in-person or phone call appointment that works for you on his calendar at my calendar link. You can also email him at email@example.com.
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email the office manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!