What's happening at the UUCG?
Nov. 14th - Nov. 20th, 2017
From your Board President:
Thank you to all of you who have submitted your UUCG Ministerial Search Surveys in the search for our next minister. If you were not able to attend the Cottage Meetings or haven't been able to drop off your survey, we are still collecting information through Wednesday, November 15th at noon. The results will be made available to all of you as soon as they have been tallied. Thank you all! - Julie Miller
Chapter EC of PEO is selling nuts in November as a fundraiser for scholarships, grants and awards for women. Coming directly from growers, the nuts are bagged locally by members in 1# bags selling for $12. Think raw almonds, walnuts and pecans. Also available: salted cashews, pistachios, and mixed nuts. Order through Karen Clugston for immediate delivery or pick up at church: 970-352.2482.
Tuesday November 14th - Spirituality, Religion and Conversation
We meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7PM at the UUCG. Come and discuss “The Religion of Identity Politics”. Listen to a short podcast by Sam Harris prior to discussion. What is Identity Politics? Is it good or bad? How is it affecting our society? How is it affecting our church? How is it affecting Unitarian Universalism as a denomination?
2017 / 2018 UUCG Directory
Please look in the foyer for the 2017/2018 directory and make any necessary changes. It will be in the foyer untill November 15, 2017. Thank you!
Wednesday November 15th - December Unifax Submissions Due
Thursday Nov. 16th - Book Club at "Your Place Coffee" located at 2308 W. 17th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 at 1pm. This Months Selection is "The House Of Mr. Biswas," by Stephan Russ.
Sunday November 19th - Choir Performance 9:20 am
Sunday November 19th - "How Much is Enough?" - Rev. Barry Bloom
What IS abundant versus what FEELS abundant? How much is enough for us to feel safe? Satisfied? Successful? Most importantly, do you feel grateful? Thankful? We will piggyback a little from Nov 5’s sermon on being happy and bring it into the context of Thanksgiving. With more challenges for what is truly being asked of us as religious people.
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Sunday November 19th - Board Meeting Following the Service 11:15am.
Monday November 20th - Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience
This year the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) & the Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASAP) will be collaborating to host this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience. Traditionally, TDOR has been dedicated to the sober reflection of trans lives lost in the last year to trans-phobic violence. This year, we are adding the second R for “resilience” in an effort to give our transgender siblings something positive to celebrate. Although it is vital to remember those we have lost, it is just as important to support each other and give each other strength to keep fighting. 5:30-6:00pm: ASAP Advocates will be facilitating a workshop centering around sexual violence and oppression in Spruce B. 6:10-7:00pm: light refreshments and an ongoing slideshow presentation about Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience in Spruce B. There will be UNC Counselors and local religious and spiritual leaders who will have a corner in our space for visitors who may want support on TDORR or may just want to connect with local trans-inclusive spiritual communities. Our Own Julie Miller will be there representing the UUCG.
Other News and Reminders
From your Board President
Re: Space Availability:
Hello all! I would like to make you aware of the church's availability on Sundays, after our usual 10:00 AM service. Our renters will now be starting their services at 4:00 PM each Sunday. The church will have availability for meetings / classes / events typically from 11:30 or 12:00 pm for church activities until approximately 3:30 PM - at the latest. Of course, we will have inquiries from occasional renters, but consider making your meeting after our service. The congregants are already here. You have the space. You STILL need to check with Margaret on availability, but please consider using the space. You may want to consider bringing something to eat for lunch to help tide you over for your meeting or activity. Do keep in mind that the third Sunday of the month, from 11:30 until usually 1:00 PM, you will find your Board of Trustees at work in the RE room. Thank you,
The Chalice Arts Working Group invites you to share some art work from your collection. We will hang pieces the week of Nov. 26 through December 1st. Please contact Kathy Vaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice mail on
the church phone 970 351-6751.
Our New Sprouts and Safeway cards in $100 increments have just come in! We would also like to know if you have any scrip card suggestions. Please come by the gift card table in the foyer or contact Josette at 381-7891 or email@example.com to find out more.
If you're interested in good story telling, check out the free film showing of "Defending the Fire - There Will Always Be Warriors" at UNC. This is a documentary that stresses the importance of cultures in modern quests and the lessons of war through the lens of Native American culture. Sponsored by NASS, the showing (and sharing of free appetizers) will be Wed. from 5 - 6:30 pm at Ross Hall (the science building on 11th Ave.) Room 1010. Park on the south side. Join Karen Clugston and meet students who sponsored the clothing drive for the Dakota water "protectors" last year.
Fall Update from LFS Refugee - November events in Greeley:
Tuesday, November 21, 10-11:30 a.m. LFS and the Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP) are hosting the next "Quarterly Community Consultation", public is invited to attend and share their thoughts and you’ll hear updates on refugee resettlement in Northern Colorado. At the Greeley Police Department, Donahue Community Room (2875 W. 10th St., Greeley). RSVP by Nov 17 to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any Jackets, head gear, NEW socks, scarves, mittens or gloves, that are in good condition, come by our main campus—at 917 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631—and drop it off with us! We will sort through the items, create an inventory of what we have received, and then allow students to browse through for which items they or their family members may need. We will be accepting donations at our home campus Monday–Thursday, 8:00am–4:00pm until November 21st. Nonetheless, the sooner you get the donations in the better! Bus passes are another essential item during winter weather. For these passes, the duration of greatest use to us are the month-long passes. These passes can be purchased at the Greeley Evans Transit main office--101 11th Ave Greeley, CO 80631.
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.
How can I contact Rev. Barry Bloom? If you need to get into contact with Rev. Barry Bloom please email him at email@example.com or call him at 303-273-9908.
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!