What's happening at the UUCG?
May 1st - May 7th, 2018
Guest At Your Table
“Guest at Your Table” boxes are due. If you forgot to return yours please make arrangements with Margaret in the office or if you have questions please ask Kathy Vaughn. Thank you!
Thank you all for making this final event of the Holocaust Memorial Observance, a smashing success. Sam Henline and his Klezmer Band, Schmuel and the Mentshn performed a superb concert interspersed with a very informative lecture about the music and time. Great thanks to all who volunteered to set up, clean up, greet or bring food.Thank's to: Sam Henline and Schmuel and the Mentshn, Eulice Kogovsek, Karen Clugston, Kristina Bain, Ana Schultz, Margaret Chiniquy, Julie Miller, Tim Berendt and from the Holocaust Memorial Observance Committee Khris Gamer, Tracey Adams, and Mary Billings.
This week long observance has been commemorated for 34 years in Greeley and Northern Colorado, and now it is more important than ever to educate about the perils racism, hatred bigotry and prejudice. This past year, The Anti-Defamation League has identified 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents in its 2017 audit. That's up from 1,267 in 2016, marking the highest single-year increase since the organization released its first audit in 1979. They also report an 89 percent increase of antisemitic incidents on college campuses from the previous year. These horrific stats make it imperative that our emphasis continues to educate middle school children and young adults. Perhaps our church can offer an additional children's event next year. Let me know if you are interested in helping. We are blessed to host this event as it allows us to share our gifts to the greater community as well as live out our principles.
Thank you again.
Spring Clean Up
Come join us for our annual Spring Clean Up! There is plenty to do to help keep our church in great condition. Saturday, May 5th, 9 am - Noon. Doughnuts and Coffee provided!
Sunday, May 6th- “Leaning into the Poetry of Mary Oliver”
Rev. Barry Bloom
From the most casual descriptions of daily life, to profound insights into the human condition, Mary Oliver has been lending us her great mind and vulnerable emotions for many years. She, more than any writer these last 50 years or so, has led us into the bosom of nature. Has led us to see light and life in new ways. We welcome her voice this day. May we leave better knowing what we want to do with our “one wild and precious” lives.
RE: Chapel / Story of All Ages.
Choir practices the 1st and 2nd Sundays of Every Month, after service, and perform on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Next Practice: May 6th after the service. If you enjoy singing, or want to try something new, please feel free to join. Thank you! Sam Henline, UUCG Accompanist.
The Social Justice Circle
Social Justice circle meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next Meeting isMay 8th, at 9:30 am. The Bare Necessities Project continues, we are collecting easy to carry, non-perishable healthy food for the Homeless. For example: Nuts, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, dried fruit, granola bars, noodles, beef jerky, tuna or chicken in pop tops or pouches, water, and cleansing wipes. Thank you for your contributions!
Sunday Coffee Volunteers needed!
Please help! If you have one or two Sundays available between now and the end of April. Training Provided, If you are willing and able, give Dianne Culver a call at 970-378-7544.
Other News and Reminders
The UUCG Is giving away a piano, If you know someone who is interested and can pick up and move out, please have them contact Margaret in the office!
Please plan to bring your Donated items with suggested price on them starting on Thursday, May 17th at 10am- 5pm. Please price your items if you are able to. Call Kathy Vaughn 970 371-1522 to make arrangements to drop things off at a different time. We will have a Members Only sale on Friday night 7-8 pm. Please sign up to help out getting things set-up or to help at the Sale. See the Clip Board.
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.
The Worship Committee is busy making plans for summer services and we need YOU! If you are able to lend a hand this summer (either in planning services or leading them), please email the committee co-chairs and let us know: Brian Gaza (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shelly Gaza (email@example.com). We're looking forward to hearing your ideas!
Annual Congregational Meeting
Please do plan on attending The Annual Congregational Meeting that will be held May 20th, 2018 after our usual morning service. We will be voting on the Budget and the board of Directors. Members and friends are strongly encouraged to attend and please bring a side dish. Come hungry and ready to work.The challenges have been many, but we are so very thankful for your generous contributions of time, talent, energy, and financial resources!
How can I contact Rev. Barry Bloom? Rev. Barry is in the Office every 2nd, 4th & sometimes 5th Tuesday of the month. Make an appointment with Margaret. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 303-273-9908.Rev Barry Will be NOT be in May 8th, but available by phone. Thank you!
Church Ofc. Hours : Mon, Wed &Thur 10 am - 12 pm
Tues 9 am - 11 am
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 email@example.com 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!