What's happening at the UUCG?
Oct. 16th - Oct. 22nd 2018
Offering Our Plate (Living Generously)
I am excited that we are considering moving away from keeping the service plate and offering it to local non-for-profits, Unitarian Universalist oriented charities and emergency relief groups. When the nomination process begins, I hope that you will consider making a nomination. I believe this act of generosity will not only raise our profile in the community, but it will also come back to us in the form of new interest in being a member of a church with such a unique program. Using our plate in this way will help us to grow of spiritual practice, live more meaningfully, and help heal our world. Email Kathy Vaughn @ firstname.lastname@example.org your nomination or the criteria for a nomination.
For the next two weeks we will be dedicating our plate to the work of Lutheran Family Services’ Immigration and Refugee Service. For almost 43 years LFS has been helping with the resettlement of refugees. In the current climate, their work is even more difficult. We are excited to learn more about the program in the next two weeks from Alex Kloehn, the Community Programs Coordinator.
Note from the Minister
I continue to be so proud of our faith community as we continue this process of offering ourservice plate to local non-for-profits, Unitarian Universalist oriented charities and emergency relief groups. I truly believe it helps us to expand our generous hearts and, when outside speakers come, we expand our curious minds, learning new and deeper ways we can be involved in our community. This act of generosity will not only raise our profile in the community, but it will also come back to us in the form of new interest in being a member of a church with such a unique program.
I hope you‘ve considered making a nomination for a cause. Using our plate in this way will help us to grow of spiritual practice, live more meaningfully, and help heal our world. Email our board treasurer Kathy Vaughn at email@example.com with your nomination or to learn more about the criteria for a nomination.
Worship is central to what we as a faith community do. Regardless of what other contributions we make during the week to this Beloved Community, once a week we gather together as a whole and share powerful experience. There events do not happen without a tremendous amount of planning, collaboration and thoughtful exploration. You can bring your unique talents to this community and help us all with this important project.
The Worship Committee is seeking additional members! If you are interested in becoming involved in worship planning this year, please contact Brian or Shelly Gaza for more information about attending our next committee meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com ). Thank you!
2nd Greeley Multicultural Festival
This Saturday, October 20th from 11am to 5pm at Zoe's Cafe 715 10th street, Greeley, The festival is to offer music, performances, food and activities for all ages. Admission is FREE! There will be performances from 30 cultures and the premiere of 2 new pieces written by composers Eric Alexander and Narongrit Dhamabutra. Additionally the event will feature food trucks, a free selection of multi-ethnic cuisine and several free craft items for children to participate in. For any more info visit: GreeleyMulticulturalFestival.org.
October 21st- “For Which I Am Responsible”
Rev. Aaron Norris
How are things treated differently when we own something versus when we are held to be responsible for it? What impact does placing a possessive on something do to the way we think about it? In an exploration of stewardship, Rev. Norris asks us to think about how we might see the world differently if we claimed a little less ownership of things and took a little more responsibility for them.
RE: Prep for the Day of the Dead
October 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM following the service. Topic: Decision and discussion to replace the roof recently damaged by the significant hailstorms that hit the Greeley area this summer.
Other News and Reminders
Looking For Inspiration?
The UUA has created Braver/Wiser a weekly message for those who would like to sign up for the Braver/Wiser email. Simply go to their website:www.uua.org/braverwiser and enter your information. From the website: “Life is full of hard edges and complicated choices. Braver/Wiser gives you a weekly message of courage and compassion for life as it is. Every Wednesday we deliver an original written reflection by a contemporary religious leader, and brief prayer, grounded in Unitarian Universalism.”
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, His Phone # is 1-970- 778-6769***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!