UUCGT Flash 
July 13, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 490
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

Congregational Vision

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Sunday Service 
Sunday, July 16 - Lay-led service - Mark Dragovich & UUA Delegates
10:30 AM Service:  "Report from the UUA General Assembly"

The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association is an annual gathering of thousands of UUs from around the world.  Several important things that will shape the future of our Association were discussed:  ideas for change to the language our Principles and Source Traditions; the election of our first woman President; and the deep call to address how white privilege cultures come into play in Unitarian Universalism.  A vibrant GA!

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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Friday Night Out!
July 14th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

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WE NEED CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS!   S eeking teaching assistants
THIS SUNDAY 7/16 & SUNDAY, 7/23.  
Please contact Sarah ASAP if you are able to volunteer!

W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

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

UUCGT Website Calendar
Please Note:  Entry key codes will change on Monday, July 17

Summer is here!  
Please call ahead to confirm office staff availability
(Note:  UU office will not be staffed on Monday, July 17th)

Meetings &  Activities

Please note:  UUCGT Board Meeting is   TUESDAY, July 18

Congregational Care Team:   Thursday, July 13, 1:00pm, library

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

Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, July 13, 5:30pm, classroom

Facilities Committee:   Friday, July 14, 10:00, social hall

Friday Night Out:   Friday, July 14, 5:30-9:00pm, classrooms

A Celebration of Life, Mercedes Kimling:  Sunday, July 16, 12:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation:   Sunday, July 16, 5:00 - 7:00pm, sanctuary

Committee on Ministry:  Monday, July 17, 9:30am, Bayside Tea & Coffee in Suttons Bay

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

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

Sunday Services Committee:   Wednesday, July 19, 4:00pm, classroom

Community Needs Committee:  Wednesday, July 19, 4:30pm, library

Wednesday Summer Potluck:  July 19, 6:00pm, Hosts: Jane & Price Watts

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, July 20, 9:30am, sanctuary

Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, July 20, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursday, July 20, 7:00pm, sanctuary

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


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

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

  August 24, 25, 26
9:00am - 5:00pm

Please bring us your books!  Volunteer to help!  For more information, contact Joann Rosi or Cynthia Brzak and click HERE

UU Women's Connection Retreat ~ "Coming Home to Ourselves"
August 18-20, Ronora Retreat Center, Watervilet, MI.   See flier here  

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Local Community Needs

End Note...

I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.

I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.

That is the beginning
and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer
Unitarian Universalist


FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednesday each week


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