What's Happening at the UUCG?December 17th-December 23rd, 2019
Worship This Week Sunday Services: Our theme is balance
Sunday December 22nd
Members of our Pagan group lead our Multi-Gen, Winter Solstice Service, The Longest Night.
Worship Committee will also be meeting Sunday after the service at the round table. Any suggestions for speakers are welcome, and anyone wanting to learn about becoming a Worship Assoc. are welcome.
Choir rehearsal will commence after service.
December 24th at 5:30 pm: I Heard the Bells (Christmas Eve)
The Unitarian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1863 poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” reminds us what Christmas can mean in difficult times and will serve as the touchstone for Rev. Norris’ exploration on this special evening service. Our multi-generational celebration will be highlighted by choir performances and our traditional candle lit final hymn.
Community Events this Week
Walk and Talks
December 23rd; 12-1 p.m.
Theological Walks with Rev. Norris will continue weather permitting. All are welcome to join Rev. Norris at 12:00 p.m. on site or arrive at the church at 11:40 to join him before he leaves for the walk. In the month of December, Rev. Norris will lead a walk around The Greeley Mall. Those interested can have lunch together to continue the conversation.
The next choir performance is the Christmas Eve service, December 24th, 2019.
Community Events Later This Month
December and January Special Worship Services
Dec. 29th - Sunday - “Annual Faith Review” - informal service
Jan. 5th - One Word for the New Year as we begin 2020
Other News and Events Next Month Pathways to Meaning & Membership Class
January 26th, 11:30
Designed for those new to our church, this class is designed to go over some of the basic history of Unitarian Universalism. It also helps to better understand our congregation and see how you my deepen your involvement while being great opportunity to meet others who are new to our church as well, but also have an interest in becoming more involved. Though it is not required for membership, it is highly recommend as a first step to considering membership. Offered about once every six weeks and taught by our minister, the class takes about 90 minutes. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Rev. Aaron or follow this link.
Social Justice Meeting
January 20th, 11:00 am, Barbara Bowles Room
Social Justice Ministry meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 11:00 am. If you are interested, but cannot come at that time, please contact Hollis at 970-590-3289. If no answer, please leave a message. Thanks, Hollis Berendt and Ana Schultz co-chairs.
Kathy and Jim Vaughn are offering $30 of beeswax candles
made especially for you, you choose the design. Call the office to bid on this item.
Everyone has done a great job of getting their materials for the faith flags that we want to display in our entry, but we’ve all been a little slow in bringing them back in. As the flags come back in, we intend to get them up and show what the community at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley is all about. If you haven’t gotten your flag yet, contact Julie Miller or Michele Masters and they’ll arrange it. If you’ve got the material but haven’t brought it in, we want to see it! If you’re feeling a little intimidated by the whole artistic expression part, remember that Rev. Norris has some small stamps that you can use to make a flag without the need for much artistic skill; you’re welcome to use them after service!
Please bring non perishable foods to church to distribute to the Weld Food Bank. Most needed items are peanut butter, tuna fish, beans, pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables. Please do not donate expired cans or boxes as they will be thrown out.
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.
Meetings with Reverend Aaron Norris
If you need to set up a meeting with Rev. Norris, the easiest 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!