May 2022
Embracing a free and responsible search for truth and meaning while demonstrating our strong belief in the interdependent web of all existence.
As May approaches, the poem with words that come to mind are from the poet Robert Herrick.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
  Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
  Tomorrow will be dying.

I think that is because the word “may” is in the first line – and because it’s meaningful this year. We all have become painfully aware of the privilege that we have of being together. We know that our COVID numbers are down now and that we can come, rejoice, sing, and even have some refreshments. But, we have also learned that we can’t expect that this will always be the case. Another variant and more isolation may be on the way. So YES, let’s gather together while we MAY – in MAY!! We have lots of possibilities for being together this month, both in person and online. I will no longer take this for granted. It’s a privilege to be able to share our love together. I’m so thankful for our technology, and that we have had other ways to be together and will in the future. But I’m also looking forward to SEEING many of you this month.
Peace, Love and Joy,
Jane
May 1
"Celebrating with Flowers"
Rev. Jane Page
Bring a flower or piece of greenery to share today as we celebrate with our Annual Flower Ceremony (aka - The Flower Communion.)

Anthem: "De Colores"

For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uuacg.org.
If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link: uuma.zoom.us/j/479-325-3254

May 8
"Anniversary Trip to Selma"
Dana Roberts
In March, Dana joined others and walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL for the 57 Year Jubilee of the famous crossing in 1965. Hear her story about this experience.
ANTHEM: "Prayer for Healing"

For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uuacg.org.
If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link: uuma.zoom.us/j/479-325-3254

May 15
"Celebrating with Questions"
Rev. Jane Page
Bring your questions about Unitarian Universalism, theology, ethics, and more. Rev. Jane will make a good attempt to provide a response. This is usually an entertaining and sometimes informative service.

ANTHEM: No live choir this Sunday.

For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uuacg.org.
If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link: uuma.zoom.us/j/479-325-3254

May 22
"Cultivating Wisdom: The Wisdom of Communal Singing"
Beth Sutton
Oh how I have missed singing together! In Ysaye Barnwell's TED talk called "The Power in Vocal Communities," she captures the magic and wisdom of shared voices raised in song. Join us for a joyful, song-filled service with the amazing Ysaye Barnwell as our muse!
TED Talk - Ysaye Barnwell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY6svYv39tI)

ANTHEM: "All God's Creatures Got a Place in the Choir"

For information about our IN-PERSON SERVICE please see our Covid guidelines above OR at uuacg.org.
If you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link: uuma.zoom.us/j/479-325-3254

May 29
Join the All Souls Service via Zoom
This Memorial Day weekend we will not have a service at UUCG. You may join, via Zoom, the service at All Souls, D.C. at https://all-souls.org/
COVID Guidance for Our Building
as of 3.24.22

As we look to the UUA and the CDC, we see that both are encouraging flexibility in what we require of folks related to protection. Now that we are no longer at a critical level in Glynn County, we feel that folks can make their own decisions about whether to wear a mask. You need to do what is comfortable for you. We also encourage you to watch the community levels for COVID which can be found at this link.

If we return to the High (red) level, then the guidance is to put them back on. But we are no longer going to try to monitor and share this as a board. We believe our folks can watch this and make this determination for themselves. We also believe that since all our folks are vaccinated, we can feel safer here than most places.

One advisor said to think of the mask as your rain poncho or umbrella. Have it handy. And if you are in an area where you feel uncomfortable because of the crowding or the increases in COVID numbers, etc., put your mask on – just as you put up your umbrella if it starts to rain.

We will also continue to provide Zoom services for those who may feel sick, or who are traveling, or for whatever reason. We do hope that many of you will join us in our wonderful sanctuary, though. Oh, how wonderful it is to be able to sing and make a joyful noise together again!
JoAnn Davis Memorial Service
Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM

St. Simons Presbyterian Church
205 Kings Way
St Simons Island, GA 31522

Livestreamed at: sspres.org
How wonderful it is to be together! I love the Coastal Georgia part of "UUCG" this time of year.  And, I am looking forward to getting out and seeing everyone at events in May and June as part of the Dining 4 Dollars PLUS. I prefer being with small groups and just catching up or meeting people. As a borderline introvert, I just cannot get to know people well at the Social Hour after the service. Smaller groups are for me. Here are some of the events that I am interested in: A bike ride to look at the murals in Brunswick (family friendly!), an ice cream social (we have 2 events planned), a paella dinner (at my house!), a Cajun dinner (not spicy and by our own Cajun chef, Judith), a beach walk on Jekyll followed by food and conversation, an orchid growing workshop, a workshop to make natural beauty and home cleaning supplies, a fancy brunch (at my house again), a hike with lunch in Woodbine, a Texas tamale dinner ... check it all out at the website. This is like buying online, so register and put in a credit card which makes it all simple for everyone... we did it last year like this and it is super safe.

Register at the link and find your events... see you in May and June. Cannot wait to meet people, catch up with friends and be in community.

In beloved community,
Beth-- 

Beth Stevenson
UUCG Board of Trustees President
ADULT RE
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Book Discussion Group
(The special Adult RE Zoom Room information is below.)
 
Join an intellectually challenging and fun conversation with
a group of ardent readers.
FINDING ME : A MEMOIR by Viola Davis
“Only someone who has already been dragged into the depths of emotion readily knows how to get back there.” NY Times Magazine

We will be discussing the first half of Viola Davis’ new memoir.
DISCUSSION GROUP LEADER: Dorin Schumacher 912-266-6558 or drdorin@earthlink.net

The ZOOM ROOM for ADULT RE!
This is the ZOOM ROOM set-up specifically for the ADULT RE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP.

Join THIS ZOOM ROOM at:
Meeting ID: 831 9989 1898
Passcode: 950120 (Passcode must be used.)
PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL at FERNANDINA BEACH
 
Hello everyone,

On Saturday, June 11th Fernandina Beach is hosting a pride parade and festival! UUCG has signed up with Side With Love advocacy group and the festival to host a booth. We will give out pamphlets and information about UU, as well as fake tattoos that are pride themed! We have a link where you can sign up to volunteer through Side With Love. https://secure.everyaction.com/OI9_3V95tEKIXB9E_ov_4w2

If you would like more information about the event, please check out their website at https://www.fernandinabeachpride.com. They also have a Facebook page.

You can also email me at usakousagi@gmail.com

Thank you for your support,
Jo Moseley

Live Green!
Small changes can have a big impact when multiplied. A very effective way for individuals to help with our ever-growing mountains of waste is at the point of purchase. The next time you are due to buy a product, consider its end life – where and how will it be? Below is some info on biodegradable and compostable everyday products.

I have been a member of Frontier Co-Op for many years. If you join, you can get wholesale pricing and you will able to search these products (in photos) by the number shown below the individual pictures.
Also, there will be a lot more products available.  If you don't wish to join, you can search any products on the internet to buy them elsewhere.
Do your part – GREEN UP!
Sharon Ehle
SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM CO-LEADERS
Sharon Ehle: 912-223-6631 | Email: sgehle@comcast.net
Kim Merck 912-580-7029 | Email: kimym31525@gmail.com
Historic Walk/Run at BAACC
For more information or TO REGISTER, USE THE QR CODE ABOVE or use this link: https://www.theheritagerace.com/
Just click on the image to
view (or print) a copy of any of these directories.
If you wish to become a member of UUCG,
please contact our membership team leader Carolyn Wallace at carolynswallace@yahoo.com.

Greeters Needed
Do you have a warm smile to share? Consider becoming a Greeter to welcome congregants and visitors. Contact Denise Anderson at uucgdenise@gmail.com
For information or if you have questions, contact David Bailey at atmaweapon42@gmail.com

The choir rehearses most Thursdays at 4:45 to 6:00 in the church sanctuary. 

Choir members use the following link to prepare their contributions: 

And if that excites you,
call John Cowlishaw at 248-891-4498 for more information about joining up.

To view past videos of the UUCG Choir: https://www.youtube.com/user/cowlisha/videos
Rev. Jane Page, Minister
C: 912.682.3566 
Interested in joining UUCG? Or do you have questions?
Contact...
Rev. Jane Page
OR
Carolyn Wallace
Membership Team Leader
C: 478.279.2769
Rev. Bill Phillips, Pastor Emeritus
Cell: 912.434.4140

John Cowlishaw, Music Director
248.891.4498

Elaine Deaver
Newsletter Editor/Part-time Administrator
912.230.2675
President: Beth Stevenson
Vice President: Judith Longfield
Treasurer: Beth Sutton
Secretary: Mari Perla
Trustee: Peggy Lee Lloyd
Trustee: Kim Merck
Trustee: Vickie Monti
Our location is 1710 Gloucester Street - Brunswick, Georgia
PLEASE SEND MAIL TO: UUCG, P.O. Box 1056, Brunswick, GA 31521