What's happening at the UUCG?
Aug. 28th - Sept. 3rd, 2018
Sunday, September 2nd- “Unitarian Universalist, The Head & Heart Of Our Religion” - Kathy Vaughn
A discussion of our history and a look at which part of UU you feel more drawn to.
RE: Last Summer Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 2nd - Choir Pizza Party – After Church!
Attention all choir members, and any who are curious about singing in choir at some point this year. In lieu of choir rehearsal, we will have a choir meet-and-greet Pizza Social in the sanctuary after church on Sunday, September 2. The Greeley UU choir strives to be a very open and respectful space where singers of all levels and abilities can get in touch with the joy that only comes from singing together in love. On this first Sunday of September, we will have a chance to meet potential singers, catch up on our summer vacations, and talk about the musical ideas for the upcoming year. We will then have our first choir rehearsals on the second and third Sunday after church, and perform on the 4th Sunday of September 23rd. The rest of the year we will try to revert to performing on the 3rd Sunday, but may vary depending on holidays. In Joy,
Sam Henline, your Choir Director
Social Justice NOTICE:
Social Justice will resume meeting on the 2nd Tues of the month beginning in September on the 11th from 10am - 11:30 am. If you have any questions please contact Hollis Berendt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ana Schultz at email@example.com. Thank you!
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 paper-cut 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. Paper cuts, 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.
Regular Worship Committee meetings will resume September 9th, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Other News and Reminders
Sunday, September 9th - “Watersheds and Riverbeds” - Rev. Aaron Norris
In hydro logic terms, a watershed is the place where water begins to gather across the landscape and begin its great migration to the sea. In sociological terms, a watershed is a turning point in a historical moment. Join us for our annual water communion and in gathering. This will be Rev. Aaron Norris’ first time in the pulpit, as we bring waters from our lives to share and celebrate being together again in the new church year. ***Welcome Party for Reverend Aaron, following the service*** Multi Gen Service NO R.E
Each Sunday, we are fortunate to have 1-2 volunteers bring/serve treats for coffee hour after the service. We are in dire need of volunteers to help us staff this time. Even 1 Sunday per quarter (every 3 months) is a major contribution. Training is provided and you will get to use our new coffee maker!!! It’s a great opportunity to meet congregants and interact with the UUCG community. Contact Diane Culver 970-378-7544
Coffee Hour Changes
We are very fortunate to have had a great number of volunteers in the past who have offered their time and support to our coffee hour. Unfortunately, going forward due to the lack of volunteers, we will be limiting the coffee hour to the Sundays that Reverend Norris is speaking. We can fill more volunteer spots on coffee days as the demand increases. Thank you all for your donations of food and time.
Be a Greeter on Sunday Morning
Do you want to smile and welcome people to our welcoming church? If so, we need greeters. Your commitment would be three Sundays through December. Please contact Josette at 970-381-7891, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCG Service to Refugees and Asylees
We are happy to announce that UUCG will be once again providing space to the Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Asylee Programs' Services Work Club once a week, as they will be utilizing space in our building for job skills and technology education.
The RE program needs construction paper, glue sticks, and markers. We also will begin research on retaining a new copier for the church office, as our old one just isn't able to be repaired anymore. It's done a fine job, but we are beginning to have some problems, as the serviceable parts have become obsolete.
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
Do you have $5 in cash or check? You can take that $5 and buy a King Soopers card on Sunday morning at church. Then take it to the store and load it up with any amount you want...$25...$31..$74..etc (whatever amount), and the Church will receive 5% back every time you reload. Reload before you purchase your items, simply hand your card with cash, check, debit or credit card to the cashier and tell them how much you would like on your card. There are no strings attached. You can still get the specials and can use coupons. UUCG gets 5% of what you buy! ITS THAT EASY! $10 will get you a Safeway refillable card! Get yours now!!
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.”
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
Fri 1 pm - 2 pm
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!