***office hours for this week will be: Tues. 1-2pm, Wed. 9am - 10am & Fri 1-2pm***
Thank you to all who participated in the Jean Fleming Memorial Service. A special thank you to those who contributed their donations, time, talents, and clean-up for the service. It was a lovely time to reminisce and share stories about Jean's contributions and time with UUCG, her life with Ruth Zachary, as well as see past presidents, members, their families, and friends of the church. THANK YOU ALL!
From Care and Concern Committee: Adele DiGiovanni DelSavio's son-in-law Todd lost his 9 month battle to cancer in Florida. Adele was a friend of UUCG during her time in Greeley and left to be closer to her grandchildren in Florida last year. Todd was diagnosed shortly after her move. A card will be available at the church for signatures during office hours and through Sunday, August 19th and will then be mailed to Adele. To view Todd's obituary visit: https://www.mckoon.com/obituaries/Todd-Kingsley/#!/Obituary.
The Book Club
Book club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 1 pm @ Your Place Coffee. Anyone is welcome to drop in, there is no specific selection for Aug 16th - instead share a little about the book you have read or are currently reading.*If there is adverse weather in the area Book Club will be cancelled*. Thank you!
Sunday, August 19th- "Born Again Pagan" - Steve Brooks
Pagans have gotten a bum rap. The worship of nature is our oldest spiritual impulse, and these days it might be just what we need to save our planet. Steve will talk and sing about Wiccan and Native American paths, and how he found out he was a Born-Again Pagan. Learn about the real old-time religion, and help God get in touch with his feminine side. Special Guest Musician from Austin, TX., Steve Brooks, will present a service filled with music. His trademark is to weave words and music together. **We will be taking Steve out to lunch to Santeramos Pizza, (1229 10th Ave.) and would love to have others come along. Please let Kathy or Jim Vaughn know if you can come.**
NO R.E.- Multi – Gen. Music Service
Tuesday, August 21st - Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22nd - Unifax Submissions Due
Chalice Arts / Judith Meyers Art
Be sure to catch the Chalice Arts show for August-September which will once again feature works by the late Judith Meyers. Understandably, it is difficult to do justice to the breadth of Judith’s talent in a single show. Past shows at the church have focused on her Christmas papercut trees and prints, her works with feminist or social justice themes, and the watercolors produced in the years when she taught at schools in Germany and France. This time we began with three examples of Judith’s calligraphy donated recently by her daughter Liza and then added works acquired over the years by church members and others from service auctions or trips to Judith’s gallery, Madison & Main. Papercuts, calligraphy, watercolors, and fabric arts will all be represented.
There is no specific theme to this show other than to remind us of just how much Judith contributed to her church and wider community. The artist who took part in numerous solo and group art shows and collaborated with Judy Chicago brought the works of other prominent local artists into our sanctuary as our second Chalice Arts director. The teacher who had pioneered arts education in the local school district co-taught adult RE classes on the Goddess. The proponent of social justice who once helped wrap peace ribbons around the Pentagon participated in our church’s social action committee and collected the annual UUSC Guest at Your Table donations. The world traveler who was never without her sketchbook brought the world back to us in the form of her sketches and the elaborate international dinners offered as coveted service auction items. The church was, and continues to be, full of her art from the papercut banners on the chancel and in the lobby to the chalice design on our stationery and newsletters and the calligraphy on the older nametags. She was active for all but the very last few months of her 86 years and, even two years later, it is hard for those of us who knew her to believe that she’s no longer with us. We were truly blessed to have her and her legacy at the church continues to live on.
Other News and Reminders
Sunday, August 26th – “Animal Blessings”
Kathy Wise & Eulice Kogovsek
The animals, be they wild or domestic, with whom we share this planet earth provide us great joy and wonder. Once again, we invite you to join us in offering an animal blessing. Bring your pet or a picture, and perhaps a story to share.
NO R.E. – Multi – Gen. Animal Service
Social Justice NOTICE:
HOMELESS DONATIONS ARE STILL NEEDED! The Social Justice Groupwill not be meeting in the summer but will continue The Bare Necessities Project by collecting clothes for the Greeley Clothing Bank. If you have any questions please contact Hollis Berendt at email@example.com Thank you for your donations!
Do you want to smile and welcome people to our welcoming church? If so, we needed greeters. You're commitment would be three Sundays through December. Please contact Josette at 381-7891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Worship Committee meetings will begin again in September, and we’d love to add some new members to the group! If you’re interested in getting involved with worship planning, we’d love to have you join us! Just email Brian or Shelly Gaza and we’ll keep you informed about committee meeting days and times. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking For Inspiration?
The UUA has created Braver/Wiser a weekly message for those who would like to sign up for the Braver/Wiser email. Simply go to their website:www.uua.org/braverwiser and enter your information. From the website: “Life is full of hard edges and complicated choices. Braver/Wiser gives you a weekly message of courage and compassion for life as it is. Every Wednesday we deliver an original written reflection by a contemporary religious leader, and brief prayer, grounded in Unitarian Universalism.”
Have you Noticed Our (2) Blue Recycling Bins in the Church? One is located by the North Entrance under our information station. The other is located in the Barbara Bowles Room by the East entrance.
Fresh Farm Eggs For Sale
Kathy Vaughn owns "Happy Chickens" Laying Fresh Farm Eggs! Those eggs can be found in the Fridge at the UUCG for $3.00 a carton. There is an envelope provided for your convenience!
Please recycle your egg cartons by leaving them on top of the fridge..any cartons you might have. Thank You!!
NEW Church Ofc. Hours : Mon, 10 am - 12 pm
Tues 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 1 pm - 2 pm
NEW OFFICE HOURS EFFECTIVE JUNE 2018.
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at email@example.com by10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!