What's happening at the UUCG?
May 31st - June 6th, 2017
Saturday, June 3rd- LATE SPRING EARLY SUMMER CLEAN UP We need your help at 9:00 am for a show of love and care for our church home. Come with your gloves, rags, garden tools, and smiles. All ages will be put to work, according to abilities. We look forward to another opportunity for a shared experience.
Sunday, June 4th- "What Will You Do With Your One Wild & Precious Summer?"
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. The shift in energy can already be felt. Summer is an up and down beautiful experience in Colorado. What will you do this summer that both enriches your soul, and is fun?? Remember that the word recreation means to recreate one’s self. What now???
Monday, June 5th- LGBTQ+ Family Matters: There will be an adult support group for LGBTQ+ Community, Significant Others, parents, family members, and allies. This group will be held on the First and Third Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at UUCG! Facilitated by Julie Miller.
Tuesday, June 6th- Worship Ministry 5:30pm
Saturday, June 17th- UU Pool Party at Hillside Pool! from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Bring a friend and get to know your fellow UU members while enjoying summer! The Hillside Pool has been in Greeley since 1959 and is located at 1414 27th St. Hosted by The Pearsons and The Gosteniks; if planning to attend, please let Sarah know by June 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-988-0845. You are welcome to bring food and drinks (no glassware). Lawn games will be provided. If planning to swim please pay the front desk $3 per swimmer, otherwise it is free. The Hillside Pool also has a grill, baby pool and diving board, for anyone interested. Hope to see you there!
Other News and Reminders
The Congregational Meeting was held on May 21st. The heads of committees and employees were recognized. A new board was voted in. The President is Julie Miller. The Vice President is Kathy Vaughn, The treasurer is Sharlene Meydell, Jean Thomas is Secretary and Kathy Wise is Member at Large. The budget for 2017-2018 fiscal year was approved as well. A big thank you to Julie Miller, Kathy Vaughn, Eulice Kogovsek, and Kathy Wise for providing the food to help us think clearly! And thank you from the New Board Members to the Former Board Members: Marcia Free, Josette Schaffer, Dennis Francen, Nancy Noftsker, Erika Coan, For all your Hard Work & Service!
Sunday Service for July & August
We are looking for people interested in helping put together a Sunday Service in July and August. Rev. Barry will be away those months. Sign-up on the Clip-board in the Foyer or email Julie Miller email@example.com or Kathy Vaughn firstname.lastname@example.org, and a Worship Associate will be in touch with you.
SSS (Spiritual Stimulation and Support) Group Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm in sanctuary:
Our SSS Group continues to be a lively group of spiritual seekers with stimulating discussions over the last 5 months. We continue to meet in the sanctuary on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at 7pm (no childcare is provided). ALL are welcome to join (even if you've never attended before). People come and go as they are able. Each session is a stand alone, and no preparation is needed. Over the summer months, we are discussing articles from a book called "Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism." We read 1-2 short articles, and then discuss. Are you curious about Humanism? Please join us for this Adult Religious Exploration group! Every voice adds depth and varied perspective to the discussions!! Yours would be appreciated. Contact facilitator Marcia Free for questions at (Marcia.email@example.com).
Don't miss the new Chalice Arts show! Photographs by Marybeth Coulter will be hanging in the sanctuary starting Mother's Day (May 14) and going through the end of June. Marybeth served as our church accompanist (2008-2010) and has worked in both photography and ceramics.
Youth Religious Education
This summer we will be having Fun Shops and Play Sundays. We need people to sign up to offer a story and a craft, or a special interest of yours that could appeal to the children. See the Clip-board in the foyer. Jill Koenig will be gone for the summer. Alondra Vera and one of her sisters, Sandra or Jessica, will be handling Childcare.
A Note from Sarah Gostenik
Sarah Gostenik is back from Greece! here is a message from her: "I felt good about what my team and I were able to accomplish in a short week in Greece, from bringing aid and distributing to many sites, helping the Greek economy by purchasing much needed items, like food, clothes, towels, shoes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socializing with children through a Vakna art project and taking them to the Athens planetarium, purchasing a kitchenette at Ikea for a new women’s center (thanks Centennial Rotary Club of Greeley for the $500!), sorting donations, and cleaning up an empty lot, turning it into a garden space. Working with and volunteering with refugees helps me not take anything for granted. Refugees have gone through so much, yet I’ve never seen them cry, they stay strong and resilient and are quick to offer their smiles and space, along with food, tea or Coca-cola. Simple pleasures that can bring people together from all walks of life. Thanks again to everyone who gave support towards this trip, it's greatly appreciated!"
Youth Religious Education
This summer we will be having Fun Shops and Play Sundays. We need people to sign up to offer a story and a craft, or a special interest of yours that could appeal to the children. See the Clip-board in the foyer. Jill Koenig will be gone for the summer.
Alondra Vera and one of her sisters, Sandra or Jessica, will be handling Childcare.
On July 4th, the church, along with PFLAG Greeley will be hosting the 1st Annual PFLAG Greeley PRIDE Family Picnic after the Stampede Parade. Parking will not be available at the church from 7AM - 2:30 PM to accommodate the event, with the exception of organizers. Please plan accordingly. Please do join us to view the parade and for a BBQ / Chips / Cookie /Drink lunch. Thank you!! If you have questions, please refer them to Julie Miller.
LGBTQ+ Family Matters: Adult support group for LGBTQ+ Community, Significant Others, parents, family members, and allies. This group will be held on the First and Third Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at UUCG! Facilitated by Julie Miller.
Grocery Certificate Volunteers Needed!
We are hopeful that several people will volunteer creating a team of volunteers with a coordinator so that the duties will not fall on one or two people all of the time. The coordinator or at least one volunteer should have access to a computer.
The grocery certificate service provides added revenue for the church, and works closely with the UUCG Treasurer and Board. Volunteers need to contact Rosemary, Hollis, or Margaret in the office.
How can I contact Rev. Barry Bloom? If you need to get into contact with Rev. Barry Bloom please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 303-273-9908.
Office Hours : Mon-Thur 10am - 12pm
Fridays 1pm - 3pm
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at email@example.com by 10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!