What's happening at the UUCG?
Oct. 30th - Nov. 5th 2018
Day of the Dead
Nov.2nd, 2018 @ 430p – 630p. Brought to you by UNC at the Garden Theatre. If there is inclement weather, the venue will be at the Rec Center in Butler Hall. For more info, please contact Kathy Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clean Up Day
Come help with our clean up day November 3rd @ 10am until 1pm, we hope you can come out and take part in keeping our church clean and ready for winter! UUCG Board members are providing a Chili Lunch with corn bread, tortillas, chips, and refreshments, For more info please call the office, contact a board member or Rev. Aaron Norris.
We are proud to announce this months’ Chalice Arts show will be the Writing and Art of Ruth Zachary. Her art will be presented in the sanctuary. Thank you, Ruth, for lending us your art works!
November 4th- “Day of the Dead – All Souls Day”
Rev. Aaron Norris
Throughout history, humankind has taken time to remember those who have passed beyond the veil, offering thanks and acknowledging their profound contribution to the lives of the living. Join Rev. Norris and Miles Holcomb as we lead our churches tradition service on this day in all its complex facets.
We have three requests for your participation this Sunday.
First, if you have lost a member of your family this year, or an important person in your life this year, you are invited to send a picture with their name and dates to be included in a slide show that will be during the service. If you do not have a photo to share, you may submit a name and dates for someone important in you life that has passed this year.
Second, please also remember to bring a physical photo and an object of importance to a deceased person you want to remember for our Offrenda that will be created during the Dia De Los Muertos portion of the service. This person may have passed some time ago.
Finally, bring a dish to share after the service. We will enjoy a meal together as a community.
RE: Multi-Gen Service /NO R.E.
Offering Our Plate (Living Generously)
Our new program of giving away are plate has gotten off to a very good start. We were able to give $214 to Weld Food Bank and $173 to LFS’s Refugee & Asylee Programs. This week we will be collecting for the first time for the SAVA center which helps survivors of sexual assault. We remain excited about offering our service plate to local non-for-profits, Unitarian Universalist oriented charities and emergency relief groups. **Now that the nomination process has begun, we hope members will consider making a nomination. 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 at email@example.com with your nomination or questions 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!
I'll be placing a special order for Scrip gift cards for the holiday season. If you would like to purchase some as gifts or to use for your shopping, please let me know. The order forms will be on the bulletin board. I will be placing the order on November 11th! Also, I have some information about placing your own orders! It's so easy, here's the link https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Login/Enroll. Our enrollment code is L4FL5B2532434 Let me know if you have questions. Josette 381-7891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy your rechargable King Sooper and Safeway cards on the first Sunday of each month in the foyer!
Other News and Reminders
Rev. Norris will host Pub Theology drop-in discussion Group on the second Monday nights of the month at 6:30 p.m. (the first will be November 12); the location is yet to be determined. The informal format will include discussion prompts on the monthly worship themes. Contact Rev. Norris at email@example.com for details and questions.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley invites you to attend with him "Grapes of Wrath" on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 PM. The play has cast some of our very own children as and preformed at the Langworthy Theatre. Adult tickets are $19 (seniors & faculty/staff of UNC are $17). Rev. Norris says he'll coordinate the purchase the group’s tickets on Monday the 5th. RSVP to Rev. Aaron Norris, Minister or email before then so he has an accurate headcount and so we can plan a pre-play dinner for those interested.
UNC describes the play as based on the “[r]enowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek to the “promised land.” And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and of the essential goodness and strength that—then as now—reside in the hearts and minds of the "common man," throughout the world. Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award."
Pathways to Membership
Are you interested in joining the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley? Would you like to know more about how to join and what our community is all about? Rev. Norris hosts a Pathway to Membership class approximately every six weeks about 30 minutes after services. The class is approximately 90 minutes and reviews UU history and theology, the history and structure of UUCG, and some of the responsibilities and benefits of membership. It is also a great way to get to know others who are considering joining our beloved community. The next date is November 25.
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!