What's happening at the UUCG?
Apr. 9th - Apr. 15th, 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 do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Julie Miller, President UUCG Board of Trustees
Changes to Greeley Interfaith Meetings
Beginning in May, Greeley Interfaith Meetings will be held at 3pm on Tuesdays 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.
Graduation coming up? Need some ideas for gifts? Consider purchasing a gift card from our Scrip program. Walmart, Target, Kohls, Best Buy.... All things a new graduate could want from numerous stores. Oh, you might even want a new Sprouts card, or something for Mom on Mother's Day. Check out the possibilities at http://shop.shopwithscrip.com. Place your order with Josette by April 14th!
Community Events this Week
Voices of the Holocaust Sunday April 7-14 is dedicated to Sam Henline.
The mission of the Holocaust Memorial Observance is to inform and educate about the perils of prejudice, racism, hatred and bigotry from the perspective of the European Holocaust so that persons group or governments never again inflict such atrocities. We remember the Holocaust so that the members of our community may be courageous in opposing hate, bigotry and prejudice.
To see info on the Holocaust survivor Susan Warsinger and Sam Henline https://www.aims.edu/student/studentlife/holocaust/
To view to full schedule click on this link and scroll down for the full schedule
The Final Event of the Holocaust Memorial Observances is THE KLEZMER BAND CONCERT
The Holocaust Memorial Observances are dedicating the events of 2019 to Sam Henline, Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley Music Director, who died very unexpectedly in December and who added greatly to many past Holocaust Memorial Observances. His love for music was partially expressed in the yearly concert that he and his Klezmer band presented at the culmination of each year's events. He prepared the group with heartfelt music and researched and presented it with historical relevance to our Observances. Please plan to attend the Klezmer Concert on Sunday, April 14th at UUCG at 1:00 p.m to help honor his memory.
Clean up AFTER Klezmer concert
Please help Hollis clean up after the Klezmer concert. We need to have the church ready by 3:00p so that our renters Iglesia Apostolica is ready for their service. Please let her know if you are willing and able to help. call Hollis 970-590-3289 (text or talk) Thank you!
Board Meeting April 15th @ 6pm
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).
Ruth Zachary is leading a writing group on the 4th Friday of the Month from 3 pm - 5pm. Please bring a one-page sample of your writing. Writers may opt for peer response from others by bringing extra copies or simply reading your selection to the group. There may be a variety of types of writing such as essays, short stories, poetry, etc. Writing exercises may be suggested by members for future dates. Equal times for participation may be discussed if larger selections are in abundance. 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.
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.
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, Apr. 14th - “The Rejects” – Jeff Lockwood
When I was asked to write a set of meditations for the UUA’s meditation manual series, I wrote more pieces that I knew would be used in the final product (A Guest of the World, Skinner House, 2006). As a way of figuring out which meditations to include, I asked ten friends—a sort of test panel or focus group—to read the pieces and rate them. Some of the writings were rather uniformly approved, and these formed the foundation of the book. However, twenty pieces were rejected, and these orphans continue to interest me for various reasons. Some were rated very highly by one or two people but were nixed by the others. Some were rated quite well by my readers but were nixed by the editor (editors having God-like powers in this regard). And some nobody liked but me. This Sunday, I’ll share the best of rejects—and let you decide whether or not the right meditations made it into the book.
**Clyde & Rosemary Edmiston are planning on taking Jeff Lockwood to lunch after the Service. If you are interested please ask Clyde and Rosemary for details.
RE: Earth Day - Planting
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
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!