What's Happening at the UUCG?December 3rd-December 9th, 2019
Worship This Week Sunday Services: Our theme is balance
Sunday December 8th
Julie Miller and Renee Racek will be leading us in an exploration of music in our worship services. We will examine a bit of the role of music in the service, explore a bit of history, as well as explore and sing a number of songs that were instrumental (pardon the pun) in bringing us to the present day hymnals we use.
Community Events this Week
Choir will be singing at the Christmas Eve service! Please join us from December 8th if you are interested in singing with the choir. We will be rehearsing after every Sunday service. If you cannot make the rehearsal times and wish to join choir, please contact Renee Racek.
UNC has their annual Holiday Concert on December 8th at 7:30pm at the Campus Commons Performance Hall. Our very own UUCG member, Renee Racek, will be performing as a choir member and soloist.
UNC Trumpet RecitalWednesday December 4th from 4:15pm-5:45pm
Kiersten Jonkman is a Doctoral trumpet student at UNC and will be preforming here at the UUCG. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, December 9th, 6 p.m.
Our monthly drop-in ‘spiritual symposium’ will focus on our monthly theme of Balance. We will meet at High Brau Tap House, 915 16th Street, Greeley two blocks from the church. These discussions normally last for an hour and a half or a bit more.
Community Events Later This Month
December and January Special Worship Services
Dec. 22nd - Sunday, Pagan Group Service
Dec. 24th - Tuesday, Christmas Eve & Cookies – Service will be at 5:30 PM
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
Holiday Craft and Children's event
December 14, 1 -4 pm
Art activities, make ornaments, listen to holiday music, eat cookies. Parents will have time to leave to shop while children stay. We still have spots available for people who want to sell crafts at this event and for those that want to help host.
Please bring cookies and popcorn (Movie Polar Express)
Pathways to Meaning & Membership Class
December 15, 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
December 16th, 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.
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 and in the immediate vicinity of Montview Park. Those interested can have lunch together to continue the conversation.
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 email@example.com.
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