What's happening at the UUCG?
Mar. 26th - Apr. 1st, 2019
To Members and Friends From the President: Our Pledge Drive is Underway!
We celebrated the kick off of our Annual Pledge Drive with the True Review singing oldies but goodies from the 50's, 60's, and 70's on Saturday, March 23rd . Bill and Jean Thomas took home the coveted 1st Place Chili Cook Off Trophy (it also included Bill's own original song entitled "Chili With Beans" - ask him about it!), Reverend Aaron Norris placed 2nd with an amazing lamb and bison chili. Janelle Henning's Tibetan Salsa, a recipe literally brought to us from a nunnery in the Himalayas won the Salsa Trophy. Good Fun and Times were had by all.Our pledge drive will continue through April 23rd and plan on having coffee with either Reverend Norris or a member of the Board of Trustees. We continue giving generously as we plan our way forward and upward as a liberal voice in Greeley and northern Colorado! I have been asked about giving if I am not a member and just a friend. You are still a vital part of our UU work. I pledged prior to becoming a member of UUCG as a friend of the church, although we often seek pledges from members. All pledges are welcomed as it helps us plan the financial year ahead. It helps us retain our minister, church office manager, music director, pay for speakers, cleaning, supplies, and the very, very many other needs of our building and congregations. Please do consider giving this year to help support our work as we are at work 7 Days a Week and not just on Sundays.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Julie Miller, President UUCG Board of Trustees
Worship Associate Needed
We are in need of a worship associate for this Sunday March 31st, 2019. If you are interested and willing to help, please contact Margaret in the office at 970-351-6751 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Rev. Aaron Norris at 1-970-778-6769 or at email@example.com. Thank you!
Graduation coming up? Need some ideas for gifts? Consider purchasing a gift card from our Scrip program. Walmart, Target, Kohls, Best Buy.... All things a new graduate could want from numerous stores. Oh, you might even want a new Sprouts card, or something for Mom on Mother's Day. Check out the possibilities at http://shop.shopwithscrip.com. Place your order with Josette by April 14th!
Jim & Kathy Vaughn have 2 NEW baby Buff Ducks, they hatched on Thursday March 7th, 2019. You could be the proud owner of your very own Buff Duck, for a donation. If you know anyone or if you are interested in owning ducks please email Kathy Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Community Events this Week
Schulze Speaker Series / Interfaith Engagement
“Interfaith Work in a Divided World” by Speaker Kinza Khan, Wednesday March 27th, 2019 in the UC Panorama Room. Refreshements at 5pm and Public Talk at 530pm. Free and Open to the public, Keynote event for Inter/Multifaith Awareness Week. For more information contact email@example.com
Taste of Weld County
Join us for a night of family fun to benefit LFS programs including Care-House, Parenting Education & Support, and Safe Touch. Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 30 local restaurants, tastes from local breweries, live music from Aaron Kantor and Ben Pu, face painting, and silent auction. Thursday March 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm @ Island Grove Exhibition Hall, 525 N. 15th Ave. Greeley 80631.
Worship This Week
Please join us as we welcome our NEW Music Director, Renee Racek to UUCG.
Other News and Reminders
Greeley Interfaith Meeting Tuesday, April 2nd, at 1:30pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley.
Mark Your Calendar for the 2019-2020 B.O.T Congregational Meeting
The Board of Trustees Officers Congregational Meeting will be upon us and we will be searching for Board of Trustee Officers for the positions of President and Vice President. If you have interests in the positions or know of someone who might be willing to participate in a leadership role that is one of the most amazing parts of our legacy of a church, please contact the Nominating Committee: Julie Miller, Kathy Wise, Josette Bond, or Sharlene Meydell. The Meeting is scheduled for May 19th, at 11:30 a.m.
Voices of the Holocaust Sunday April 7-14 is dedicated to Sam Henlne
The mission of the Holocaust Memorial Observance is to inform and educate about the perils of prejudice, racism, hatred and bigotry from the perspective of the European Holocaust so that persons group or governments never again inflict such atrocities. We remember the Holocaust so that the members of our community may be courageous in opposing hate, bigotry and prejudice.
To see info on the Holocaust survivor Susan Warsinger and Sam Henline https://www.aims.edu/student/studentlife/holocaust/
To view to full schedule click on this link and scroll down for the full schedule
The Final Event of the Holocaust Memeorial Observancs is THE KLEZMER BAND CONCERT
The Holocaust Memorial Observances are dedicating the events of 2019 to Sam Henline, UUCG Music Director, who died very unexpectedly in December and who added greatly to many past Holocaust Memorial Observances. His love for music was partially expressed in the yearly concert that he and his Klezmer band presented at the culmination of each year's events. He prepared the group with heartfelt music and researched and presented it with historical relevance to our Observances. Please plan to attend the Klezmer Concert on Sunday, April 14th at UUCG at 1:00 p.m to help honor his memory.
Clean up Klezmer concert
Please help Hollis clean up after the Klezmer concert. We need to have the church ready by 3:00p so that our renters Iglesia Apostolica is ready for their service. Please let her know if you are willing and able to help. call Hollis 970-590-3289 (text or talk) Thank you!
Our April designated organizations for are:
PSWD 2019 District Assembly
Save the weekend of April 26-28, 2019, for the next Pacific Southwest District Assembly at the UU Church of Long Beach, California! Our theme will be, "From the Ground Up: The Power of Our PSWD Communities." The congregation is the foundation of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Everything we do as an expression of our faith is grounded in the local communities from which we all take comfort and strength. Some of our greatest joys sprout from the spiritual communities and the congregations of the Pacific Southwest District – both large and small. How does the theme apply to your congregation or your life?
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.
If you need to set up a meeting with Reverend Aaron Norris please click on : my calendar link to make an appointment.
***Minister@greeleyuuc.org is Rev. Aaron's Email
Margaret's Office Hours : Mon, 10 am - 12 pm
Tues 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org by10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!