What's happening at the UUCG?
Jan. 15th - Jan. 21st, 2018
Community Events this Week
Our congregation’s Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Your Place Coffee. The next meeting Jan. 17th, 2019, at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to drop in. Our selection will be Helene Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni
Social Justice this Week
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FOR THE WOMEN'S MARCH
The Women’s March now begins at 9:15 am on Saturday January 19, at Lady Liberty by the courthouse steps. We will speak our concerns, have all the signs that people have shared the past two years as well as signs that are relevant to today. From there will march to Lincoln Park, where another event, the Woman’s Day Celebration will begin, celebrating women leadership. At the Woman's Day Celebration, organizers of that event have requested that signs from the March not be used. Speakers from both parties who will tell of the difficulties they encountered as they worked to achieve their goals. If you'd like to carpool, please meet at the UUCG church at 9:00 am Sat. January 19, 2019.
Martin Luther King March 2019
This year’s march begins at 9:45 AM January 21st at UNC’s University Center. From there, we will march a new route down 10th Avenue to the City of Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center. Members of our faith community will join those from the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the University of Northern Colorado, the City of Greeley, and Aims Community College as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society.
This year’s theme is Unity Begins With You! The celebration includes the annual unity march, the celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, a reception and art show.
Offering Our Plate (Living Generously)
Through our Living Generously program this year, our congregation has been able to contribute hundreds of dollar to worthy causes in our services. This week we will be collecting for The Northern Colorado Veteran Resource Center. Their mission is to be the home and support system for veterans and their families. “Our Veterans and their families have been under enough stress. Finding the services and resources they need should not be one of them. We aspire to be the premier central hub for Veterans and their families to effortlessly navigate the services and resources they deserve. We will ensure our Veterans establish a solid relationship with all resource representatives within our community.”
**The nomination process is ongoing and we hope all members will consider making a nomination. Using our plate in this way will help us to grow of spiritual practice, live more meaningfully, and help heal our world. Look for the colorful box that Sharlene Meydel decorated in the Foyer to make your suggestion! (must meet criteria)**
Interested in deepening your relationship with our community or perhaps even joining our congregation? Simply want to know more about Unitarian Universalism? Rev. Norris will be offering a Pathways to Belonging and Membership after services on Sunday. Come learn more about Unitarian Universalism in general and our congregation in particular. RSVP to Rev. Norris at email@example.com
Worship This Week
“MLK’s Beloved Community”
As we continue our theme of community, marking the 90th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Rev. Norris will ask us to think about what “The Dream” really meant and begin with King’s observation: “The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of beloved community.” Our children will continue their exploration of spiritual practices with the topic of music as a spiritual practice.
Other News and Reminders
What does the Government Shut Down mean for Federal Workers?
800,000 workers from across the country will be furloughed or forced to work without pay until the standoff is resolved.The departments impacted are: Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development.
Credit Unions like Navy Federal Credit Union are offering affected federal employees emergency loans at a special 0 percent Rate as well as Wells Fargo Bank, and Chase Bank. The Weld Food Bank is also helping those workers who are living paycheck to paycheck and need food assistance, For more information dial 411 and speak with an operator regarding your situation.
What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for Refugees?
The fight over a House spending bill that includes funding for a 5 billion dollar border wall has led to a government shutdown. It is difficult to say exactly what will happen, but here's what we can expect:
Federal Agencies and Services that will continue to operate:
Lutheran Family Services
Brought to you in partnership with Green Earth Brewing Company. Trivia will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6-8pm! Quiz for a Cause Trivia Nights: Free to play and beer to be won! $1.00 per pint sold will go to the LFSRM refugee program in the Greeley community! Donations will also be accepted! Next Trivia Night:
Wednesday 23rd from 6-8pm
Green Earth Brewing Co.
725 10th st. Greeley, CO 80631
Ruth Zachary is leading a writing group beginning January 25th, 2019 from 3 pm - 5pm. We may reschedule regular meeting dates and times in the future. Please bring a one page sample of your writing. Writers may opt for peer response from others by bringing extra copies or simply reading your selection to the group. There may be a variety of types of writing such as essays, short stories, poetry, etc. Writing exercises may be suggested by members for future dates. Equal times for participation may be discussed if larger selections are in abundance. Call Ruth Zachary at 970-378-0876 for information or to join the group.
Just Like Us, by Karen Zacarias
January 25 & 26, 2019 @ 7pm at Hansel Phelps Theater (inside the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley) $5 suggested donation at the door (general admission seating) All donations collected will benefit the UNC DREAMers scholarship fund. About the play: Directed by UUCG friend Jose David Renoza (who spoke at UUCG in September), Just Like Us follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver — two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Written by Mexican American playwright Karen Zacarias and based on the bestselling book by Helen Thorpe.
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 UUCG on Sundays.
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***Minister@greeleyuuc.org is Rev. Aaron's Email
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Tues 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm
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