What's happening at the UUCG? Aug. 30th - Sept. 5th, 2017
Foothills UU News
Yesterday with a vote of 92% in favor Foothills Unitarian Church became a Sanctuary Congregation. The work begins as we seek to live out this new calling. If you would like to support our work as a Sanctuary Congregation financially a fund has been set up and donations are now being accepted. Donations can be made at www.foothillsuu.org/sanctuary-fund. That's the big news for ISAAC. Please donate what you can to Foothills sanctuary fund now. There is another fund that will be used for accompaniment and support for immigrants not in sanctuary, which will also be under the umbrella of Foothills. Donations to both funds will be tax deductible. Please save the date of Saturday, September 23 when all of us who are interested in the Interfaith Sanctuary and Accompaniment Coalition of Northern Colorado will meet for a presentation of the proposed strategic plan and then break out into groups to plan next steps for sanctuary support, accompaniment and bridge building.
--Francey Liefert, the messenger
Sunday Sept 3- "A Joyful Singing Service" - Kathy Wise
** No Coffee Hour Unless we get a volunteer**
Join us as we share through singing several of our favorite songs from our "Singing the Living Tradition” hymnal. Music is said to be the universal language and it often brings a smile to our face. We look forward to seeing your bright and smiling faces on Sunday morning.
RE: Last of the Summer Play Sunday
Monday, Sept. 4th - Labor Day
From Julie Miller, President Board of Trustees of UUCG.
The Reverend Joanna Crawford wrote, "I am here to tell you - people are good. And they will overwhelm you with their willingness to make things better for others. As you know, our neighbors to the south have been ravaged and will continue to be dealing with what is being categorized as one of the largest natural disasters in the history of our country. I am writing to you to find out what suggestions or ideas you might have for assisting the recovery process. You can visit the UU Service Committee website at http://www.uusc.org/update-hurricane-harvey/ to get updates about what the National Organization is doing for those who will be in need. Harvey has hit very close to home, as my wife's family resides in the Houston area. In fact, Janet and I were scheduled to fly out over the Labor Day weekend to spend time with the. Although they have been saved directly from the devastation, so far, I happened to look at a Houston map and see where the First UU Church of Houston is located and my guess is they will be devastated, as will the potential for the other two in Houston, the Galveston UU church, as well as the Corpus Christi UU Church. If you visit any of their websites, you will see that services have been cancelled. MY TRUTH is that we are a small but mighty church and we have a lot of creative and resourceful people who may come up with a variety of ideas and ways in which to help. These may include organizations we might want to help financially, products that we can send to the area, and I would like you to also consider the potential for us to actually travel and help a congregation. Of course, that would have to wait a while, as we really don't want to be in the way of the emergency responders and the many, many repairs that will be necessary just to repair the state's infrastructure. I believe we have the power to do a great many GREAT things. So, please think it over, and do come to our Kickoff Celebration on Sunday September 10th,2017 when we welcome Rev. Barry Bloom back and enjoy the slide show presentation, examining our past, present, and where we may want to go in the future. We certainly can provide support individually, but I would like to know your thoughts. Email me or grab me and tell me or board members, Kathy Vaughn, Sharlene Meydell, Jean Thomas, or Kathy Wise what you think. We are so very fortunate, not to be having to be dealing with a church full of water and the potential task/cost of restoration. Please do some thinking about how we, as a church family, can give to our other UU church families that I know will be so desperate and in need of assistance. Then, let's just do it! Julie Miller
Other News and Reminders
As you may have noticed Eulice and Kathy V. cleaned up the Library. Please check out a book..we have many good ones! If you are looking for the Board minutes they now are in the left bottom drawer of the credenza. Questions..just ask one of us.
Scott Clugston is in rehab after a hospital stay for an infection. He would enjoy cards, phone calls or a brief visit at Grace Pointe 1919 68th Ave Greeley 80634. Phone # 970-304-1919 Room A120.
Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed: 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 for info.
Be a Greeter on Sunday Morning
Please share your smiling faces to greet on Sunday mornings. All you need to do is arrive at 9:40 and:
1. Say, "Good morning. Here is an order of service"
2. Hand out an order of service.
3. Remind the person to put on their name tag. (Another volunteer will be at the Newcomers Cafe to talk with visitors.)
4. About 10 minutes after the service begins, do a head-count and give the number to the worship associate.
Please contact Hollis at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like to help. Thank You!
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.
Did you know that we sell King Soopers cards that are pre-loaded with $5? This card can also be re-loaded with more money for any amount you like. Its true we sell Safeway, and Sprouts cards too. You don't have to wait till Sunday to buy them either. Our Office Manager Margaret is in the church office daily. Stop by say "hi", and buy your scrip cards today. Our church gets 5% of what is sold!
We are currently looking for a Religious Education Coordinator. For more information regarding this position or to apply please email your resume to email@example.com or call us at 970-351-6751 during office hours or leave a message.
Office Hours : Mon, Wed &Thur 10am - 12pm
Tues 9am - 11am
Fridays 1pm - 3pm
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!