What's happening at the UUCG?
Oct. 10th - Oct. 16th, 2017
We grieve the loss of Scott Clugston, who passed away on Friday Sept 28. We send our condolences to wife Karen, our long time member and friend, and the Clugston family. A Memorial Service co-officiated by Rev. Sylvia Falconer and Rev. Barry Bloom will be held on October 23rd at 11am at The First Congregational Church, 2101 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80631.
Tuesday October 10th - Spirituality, Religion and Conversation
This group is currently discussing Humanism. There are copies of the article we will be discussing on the credenza in the foyer. Please pick up a copy and join us for some thought-provoking discussions. We continue to meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the UUCG.
Wednesday October 11th - Choir Rehearsal
Our Accompanist Sam Henline would like to invite all available singers to choir rehearsal. "We will be singing a short selection from La Bohème to coincide with Rev. Barry's sermon on courage and the opera on the 15th!"
Friday Oct 13th & Sat Oct 14th - MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting
If you were not able to register by October 3rd, on-site registration will be available for $85. (Credit cards accepted.) MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting Will be hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder on October 13th (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) and October 14th (8 AM - 4 PM). For more information, please check the MDD Annual Meeting website here. We are hoping to offer a car pool, if you would like to go. Rev. Barry Bloom, Kathy Vaughn and Julie Miller are planning on attending and Kathy and Julie have space available in their vehicles.
Sunday October 15th- Choir Performance 9:20am
Sunday October 15th- “Where Do We Find The Courage To Go On If We Don’t Have God?”
Rev. Barry Bloom
The closing scene from Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” delivers a gut punch. With a typical passionate Italian ending, we experience death and grief. And are reminded we need courage to go on. When we are living our daily lives, at times, we must go on in the face of crippling grief and fear. Where do we find the courage to go on if we don’t have God? Are we enough by ourselves?
RE: Chapel – Prep Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Sunday October 15th- Board Meeting 11:15am
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,
Are you ready to do some easy shopping and support our church at the same time? How does 8% back to the church sound? Available in October are some order forms which include a variety of retail, restaurant and hotel establishments that will donate a percentage back to our church. Please come by the gift card table in the foyer or contact Josette at 381-7891 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed:
Each Sunday, we are fortunate to have 1-2 volunteers bring/serve treats for coffee hour after the service. We are in dire need of volunteers to help us staff this time. Even 1 Sunday per quarter (every 3 months) is a major contribution. Training is provided and you will get to use our new coffee maker!!! We use Equal Exchange Fairly Traded coffee and most teas. A portion of our purchase helps fund the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, our UU outreach service organization. Equal Exchange trades fairly and directly with 40 small-scale farmer cooperatives worldwide. It’s a great opportunity to meet congregants and interact with the UUCG community. Contact Diane Culver for info.
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.
Fresh Farm Eggs Available
Kathy’s new Happy Chickens are laying nice farm fresh eggs. The cost is $3 a carton. Please leave your money in the envelope provided in the refrigerator. Please donate your used cartons to Kathy, If you have any questions please call 970-371-1522. Thank you!
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!