What's happening at the UUCG?
August 13th- August 19th, 2019
Worship this week
Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Kathy Vaughn is our worship associate for a lay lead service. Our service will explore this month's theme of labor as it relates in ways to immigration.
Community Events Later This Month
Buddhist Classes and Meditation
Held at Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, 929 15th St, Greeley, CO 80631 the Second Tuesday of each month.
Buddhist Class - August 13, 1:30 pm. Meditation - August 13, 2:30 pm. Topic for August, Bodhicitta and Compassion. Reading - the Metta Sutra, page 97-98, the Mangala Sutra, page 98-99. Remaining classes: September 10, October 8, November 12.
Walk and Talks (Monday August 26; 12-1 p.m.)
All are welcome to join Rev. Norris on monthly theological walks the fourth Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The walks will be a combination of historical tour, Socratic dialogue, walking meditation, and community building. Each walk will be about an hour. The topic of the walk will take into account the route chosen. Contact Rev. Norris if you are interested or arrive at the church at 11:40 to join him before he leaves for the walk.
Other News and Reminders
Over the last two weeks we were able to collect $196 dollars for Casa de Pas which helps offers free lodging and meals to families traveling to visit those locked up in immigration detention in Colorado.
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 are at noon on select Sundays. The next class date is september 22. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Rev. Aaron or follow this link.
Help for coffee
New assignments will be starting Sept 8th, 2019, using the Membership Rooster. Contact either our Office Manager Michele and/or Sharlene Meydell at 970-888-3707 (home phone) if you can help out. Thanks, Sharlene
Social Justice in September
Social Justice meetings will resume in September due to members being out of town. Social Justice Ministry meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month at 11:00 am. The next meeting is September 16th. Please come and help plan our future projects. Thanks, Hollis Berendt and Ana Schultz co-chairs.
King Soopers has changed the way they donate to our church. The gift card reloads no longer contribute to our church. Once enrolled, we can easily contribute! Just log into kingsoopers.com. Go to King Soopers community rewards at the bottom of the page. Click on Enroll now Search: Unitarian Universalist. Our church is on the second page!
A new Scrip order for Walgreens, Sprouts and others will be placed September 1st. Please contact Josette to place your order! Then anytime you use your phone number or loyal customer number, we get 5%! Contact Josette with any questions! You may also log in at http://shop.shopwithscrip.com/ to purchase printable cards for Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. Contact Josette with any questions.
Our church clothing drive continues through the end of September, 2019. Please donate clean and wearable items. We accept all types of clothing for all ages to be donated to the Greeley Interfaith Clothing Bankand we are specifically looking for business attire for women including, dresses, suits, slacks, shoes, purses and jewelry to donate to Leanna’s Closet. Please bring your items to church and deposit in the box provided. Thank you for you generous donations. the Social Justice Ministry
Renee returns this month which means we hope to begin choir practice in August.
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 Universalist Church of Greeley on Sundays.
Bring a snack for coffee/volunteer - Our volunteers not only make the coffee but they often donate their own dollars for snacks for coffee. Your $$ donation for coffee time or snack donation can help offset those costs for our Coffee Hour volunteers. You can also volunteer to make coffee and help with clean-up. Talk to Michele and she will get you connected.
Offer to shovel the sidewalks when it snows - Just contact Julie Miller to help with the task. The more, the merrier and it will get done quickly. Shovels and snow remover are readily available at the church.
Greet / Host - A warm smile and a "hello" are a wonderful start to any Sunday morning. Bulletins are printed and waiting. You help us take a tally on attendance and make sure our guests are contacted by board members or our minister.
Help with our AV team - We can always use some extra hands running our AV equipment - microphones, slideshows, videos & training is provided. Volunteers often are scheduled 1 time or less per month, based on availability.
Special Music - Do you have some musical talent you would like to share? Please consider sharing it with us. It's always a treat to recognize our member's talents.
Meetings with Reverend Aaron Norris
If you need to set up a meeting with Rev. Norris, the easiet way is to pick an in-person or phone call appointment that works for you on his calendar at my calendar link. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email the office manager at email@example.com by 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!
Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our website at greeleyuuc.org!