UUCGT Flash 
July 20, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 491
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
A Note from UUCGT"s 2017-18 President
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

Congregational Vision

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We are a Congregation creating a better world by nurturing the heart and expanding the mind.
We provide a safe, caring community where all can freely explore diverse religious thought. We work for justice and equality with the power of compassion and compassionate power.
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Sunday Service 
Sunday, July 23 - Lay-led service with John Bailey & Hal Gurian
10:30 AM Service:  "Gabriel's Oboe"

Based on the 1986 film, "The Mission", one special scene tells the story of how music can build bonds and bridges across cultures.

Lifespan Experience  f or Children,
Youth  and Fam ilies!

Sundays in July

Our 5th annual Specialty Class Summer (our summer program for children preK-5th grade on Sunday mornings which runs June 1st - Resumption Sunday in September) is off to a great start!  These lessons consist of fun & informative experiences led by congregants and special guests.  

July features lessons on beekeeping, our UU ancestor, Fannie Farmer, and much more!  

Youth are invited to remain in the sanctuary throughout the summer.

This month's suggested readings for families/parents are silly and fun!
  • The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak
  • Woolbur - Leslie Helakowski
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S eeking a teaching assistant for  this Sunday, 7/23 and Sunday, 7/30  
Please contact Sarah ASAP if you are able to volunteer!

A Note from Karl Love, UUCGT President 2017-18

The newly elected Board of Trustees met Tuesday, July 18th.  The first order of business was the election of new officers.  Kay Sturgeon will again serve as Treasurer, Don Pyne will serve as Secretary, and Mike McDonald will serve as President Elect.  I am honored to serve again as President. The Board was unanimous in all cases....

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W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

~ Please Note ~

Please schedule all committee meetings and events through
the UUCGT office to confirm availability and reduce double-scheduling. 
Contact  Thank you!

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~ A Building Reminder ~

Please remember when using the building...it is incumbent upon all of us to make sure that the doors are locked, the lights are off, and the windows are closed.  Please help us keep our Congregation home secure and do a thorough check each time you leave the building.  Thank you!

Meetings &  Activities

Peacemaker Needleworkers:   Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

Meditation Workshop:  Thursdays, 5:30pm, classroom.  
Please note:  This group will not meet on Thursday, August 27

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, July 22, 3:00pm, sanctuary

Mindfulness Meditation:   Sundays, 5:00 - 7:00pm, sanctuary

Stretch & Strengthen :  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am

Safe Harbor:  Monday, July 24, 6:00pm, classroom

Community Lunch :  Tuesdays -  volunteers meet at 10:30am.  Every week for the past 25 years, UUCGT has provided a free lunch for anyone in the community who would like to come to Friends Church located at Fifth and Oak Streets in Traverse City.  For more information, or to volunteer, call Mary Kiner at 935-3050, or email  marykiner@charter.net

Bridge Group:  Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00pm, social hall

Brewing Community & Wednesday Dinner Out:   July 26, 5:00pm social & 6:00pm dinner @ The Little Fleet.  Family-friendly and fun!

Wednesday Potluck - August Hosts:
August 2       Ann Dressel
August 9       Mary Kiner (location change)
August 16     Connie Armstrong & Chuck Grabiel
August 23     Cindy & Bob Clements (location change)
August 30     Dinner out with Brewing Community @ Rare Bird


FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednes days - email office@uucgt.org

BEACON articles are due by the 25th of each month to 

The Facilities Committee is scheduling a meeting at 11:00 am, Friday, August 4 for the purpose of considering the re-constitution of a Landscape Committee.  Anyone interested in participating is invited to attend.  If you wish further information, please contact David Halsted (409-0854) or Richard Miller (946-4853) for details.

  August 24, 25, 26
9:00am - 5:00pm

Please bring us your books!
Volunteer to help!
For more information
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End Note...

"There is urgency in coming to see the world as a web of interrelated processes of which we are integral parts,
so that all of our choices and actions have consequences
for the world around us."
-  Alfred North Whitehead


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