What's happening at the UUCG?
Oct. 9th - Oct. 15th 2018
A Note From Rev. Aaron
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 with your nomination or the criteria for a nomination.
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 (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org ). Thank you!
October 14th - “At an Indian Ashram” - Atulya Johnson
Ever wonder what it might be like to live in an Ashram in India for 20 years? Join Atulya Johnson as she guides us through her experiences Sunday, October 14th at 10 AM. What is bliss and is it of value to seek it? Atulya went to India seeking bliss and enlightenment and spent most of 1996-2016 in the large Karala India ashram of
Amma, also called Mata Amritanandamayi (Mother of Ambrosial Bliss” in Sanskrit) She returned in July and August of this year during Kerala Floods which left at
least 483 dead and 700,000 homeless.
UUCG Service to Refugees and Asylees
We are happy to announce that UUCG will be once again providing space to Lutheran Family Services Refugee & Asylee Programs' Services Work Club once a week for job skills and technology education. Every Monday from 8:30am - 10:30am.
Offering Our Plate (Living Generously)
As a worthy local charity, the Weld Food Bank was selected this week as the recipient group to receive the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley's weekly plate. Weld Food Bank alleviates hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need. The Bank is a private non-profit organization and not a part of county government. It works to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. Recognizing the need for emergency and supplemental food programs, when providing services, Weld Food Bank strives to do so with compassion and respect for the dignity of the people seeking food assistance. Last year Weld Food Bank provided over 12.8 million pounds of food to the hungry in Weld County. Our Beloved Community is proud to help Weld Food bank in the spirit of our church to grow spiritually, live meaningfully, and help heal the world.
Other News and Reminders
Book club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 1:30 pm @ Your Place Coffee, 2308 W. 17th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Anyone is welcome to drop in. Our selection for October 18th will be Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things (or any other Picoult novel). Anyone is welcome to drop in.
2nd Greeley Multicultural Festival
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 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.
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. Margaret's Office Hours : Mon, 10 am - 12 pm
Tues 1 pm - 3 pm
Fridays 1 pm - 2 pm
If you have an announcement or corrections you would like to see in our weekly announcements, please email Margaret at email@example.com by10 am on the Tuesday you wish to see the announcement in!