What's happening at the UUCG?
Apr. 23rd - Apr. 29th, 2019
Our Pledge Drive Continues!
All pledges are welcomed as it helps us plan the financial year ahead. 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!
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley is seeking a part time Office Manager. Please ask a Board Member for more information or to express your interest.
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.
A Note from The Social Justice Group
The Earth Day Fair was a success. We didn't know what to expect and the outcome was simply amazing . We couldn’t have made it with out the help of the following individuals and we are sincerely grateful :
Athulya Johnson for helping Ana design the banner and donating the cost of printing it. Thank you to the donor for paying for the permit to have the sign in front of the church and the installation of the banner. Thanks to Bill Thomas and Joe Joyner for for helping with the AV for scheduled speakers and the video clips. Sharleen Maydell for drumming with Teresa McNeil at the “telling stories about Mother Earth” Julie Miller and Rev. Aaron for spreading the event invitation in Social Media.Margaret for helping design the flyer. Krisitina Bain for making signs. Ann Masterson for donating art supplies and painting a demo for the “Painting cotton Grocery bag Activity." ( a really bit hit) Tim Berendt for helping set up and take down the event and to all who stayed to clean up afterward. To all our community participants: Greeley Nissan, Citizen Climate Lobby, Kristina Bain with Weld Air and Water, Shirley Smithson with Greeley Friends of Sierra, Josette Bond for for the library set up, Sandbox Solar, Dianne and Andy Culver for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) display Teresa McNeill for the Native American stories and drumming and Greeley Water Conservation. With Sincere Gratitude to you all........and sincere apologies if we forgot to personally thank you.
Ana Schultz and Hollis Berendt
Community Events this Week
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 28th – “Water: The Great Teacher” – Julie Miller
It's essential to life and it makes up most of our body. It's important not only as a part of us, but also as a teacher about how to live. We will focus on some of the adaptations water makes on it's many journeys in life and how we can take those lessons and use them in our everyday lives.
RE: Class #6 Gods Hat
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 current bid is $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
The Worship Committee meeting is scheduled for May 2019 right after the service. Anyone interested in getting involved with worship panning is welcome and encouraged to attend! If you have questions, Contact info: Brian Gaza (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shelly Gaza email@example.com) * A Worship Associate is needed for May 5th, Rev Aaron is speaking. Please let us know if you can help. * Thank you!
Buddhist Classes - by Janelle Helling
Will be every second Tuesday from April through November. First class is Dharma Teachings at 1:30 pm, 2nd Class is Mediation at 2:30 pm. Next meeting time is May 14th. Participants may attend either or both. Sign up with Margaret in the office.
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 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!