What's happening at the UUCG?
Apr. 16th - Apr. 22nd, 2019
To Members and Friends From the President: Our Pledge Drive Continues!
Our pledge drive will continue through April 23rd and plan on having coffee with either Reverend Norris or a member of the Board of Trustees. We continue giving generously as we plan our way forward and upward as a liberal voice in Greeley and northern Colorado! I have been asked about giving if I am not a member and just a friend. You are still a vital part of our UU work. I pledged prior to becoming a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley as a friend of the church, although we often seek pledges from members. All pledges are welcomed as it helps us plan the financial year ahead. It helps us retain our minister, church office manager, music director, pay for speakers, cleaning, supplies, and the very, very many other needs of our building and congregations. Please do consider giving this year to help support our work as we are at work 7 Days a Week and not just on Sundays.
Please return your pledge by April 24th, 2019. Thank you!
Changes to Greeley Interfaith Meetings
Beginning in May, Greeley Interfaith Meetings will be held at 3pm on the 1st Tuesdays of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley.
Buddhist Classes - by Janelle Helling
Will be every second Tuesday from April through November, First class is Tuesday, April 9, Dharma topics: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind at 1:30 and Introduction to shamatha, or calm-abiding mindfulness at 2:30 pm.with Dharma at 1:30 and meditation at 2:30. Participants may attend either or both. Sign up with Margaret in the office.
Community Events this Week
The book club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 1:30 pm @ Your Place Coffee. Anyone is welcome to drop in. Our selection for April 18th will be any book, fiction or non-fiction, that has been turned into a movie. If you have any questions call Kristina Bain for more information (353-5418).
Writers Group will meet this month on Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley 929 15th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Anyone interested in creative writing or poetry can join. Summer hours may change to weekday evenings. Call Ruth Zachary at 970-378- 0876 for information or to join the group.
Earth Day Fair at UUCG
Please Join us April 20 from 1:00pm -5:00pm Please invite your friends to hear drumming and stories of Indigenous Peoples about Mother Earth, test drive a Nissan Leaf electric car, hear about bees and pollinators. Visit tables from Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Earth Democracy from WILPF, Sandbox Solar, Weld Air and Water, Paint canvas grocery bags, (for a suggested donation), Hear from a master gardener and learn about water conservation and more. Don't miss this event put on by the Social Justice Ministry at UUCG.
Please join us on a Walk-A-Bout lead by Sharlene Meydell & Jane Wheeler. If interested please be ready to meet in the Unitarian Universalist Church Parking Lot by 10am. These will be gentle walks.
Bring a sack lunch. Dates are as follows:
Wednesday, April 24th – Bittersweet Park.
Wednesday, May 22nd – Glenmere Park
Wednesday, June 19th – Linn Grove Cemetery
If you have any questions please feel free to callSharlene at 970-888-3707.
Worship This Week
Sunday.April 21st, “Passing Over and Resurrecting”
Rev. Aaron Norris
Rev. Norris will lead our congregation in a very busy exciting Sunday as we mark Passover, Easter and Earth Day all on one great celebration. This will be a wonderful time for families to gather and celebrate a season of renewal.
RE: Ostare, The Story of Easter / Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt
On Easter Sunday, April 21st, after the Service we will have an Easter Egg Hunt. All the children are invited to hunt for Easter Eggs. Please bring your basket.
April Service Item to be auctioned:
Bill and Jean have offered 1 gallon of their award- winning chili as April's service auction item. The bid for one gallon will be starting at $20. Be sure to get your bid into Margaret or sign up on the clipboard in the office. We already have offers of some amazing service items that will be up for auction in the upcoming months, so keep watching here to see what they might be.
Other News and Reminders
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 follows a service. Class Dates are as Follows: May 5th 2019, June 5th, 2019 and August 11th, 2019. Please follow copy this link and paste to your browser to sign up:
Mark Your Calendar for the 2019-2020 B.O.T Congregational Meeting
The Board of Trustees Officers Congregational Meeting will be upon us and we will be searching for Board of Trustee Officers for the positions of President and Vice President. If you have interests in the positions or know of someone who might be willing to participate in a leadership role that is one of the most amazing parts of our legacy of a church, please contact the Nominating Committee: Julie Miller, Kathy Wise, Josette Bond, or Sharlene Meydell. The Meeting is scheduled for May 19th, at 11:30 a.m.
Our April designated organizations for are:
PSWD 2019 District Assembly
Save the weekend of April 26-28, 2019, for the next Pacific Southwest District Assembly at the UU Church of Long Beach, California! Our theme will be, "From the Ground Up: The Power of Our PSWD Communities." The congregation is the foundation of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Everything we do as an expression of our faith is grounded in the local communities from which we all take comfort and strength. Some of our greatest joys sprout from the spiritual communities and the congregations of the Pacific Southwest District – both large and small. How does the theme apply to your congregation or your life?
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 Universaist Church of Greeley on Sundays.
If you need to set up a meeting with Reverend Aaron Norris please click on : my calendar link to make an appointment.
***Minister@greeleyuuc.org is Rev. Aaron's Email
Margaret's Office Hours : Mon, 10 am - 12 pm
Tues 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org by10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!