UUCGT  Flash 
May 30, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 588
 
In This Issue
Reflection
Sunday Service
UUCGT Annual Meeting
Child Dedication
UUCGT Bulletin Board
Spring Clean-Up!
Social Justice
UUCGT Calendar
End Note...
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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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Reflection...Flower Communion

On Sunday, June 16, we will celebrate Flower Communion ~
a beloved Unitarian Universalist tradition that was started by Rev. Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923. Rev. Capek's vision was to create a meaningful ritual which would bring  a richly diverse congregation  together as one.

Flower Communion is a ritual which celebrates
both our individuality and our bonds of community.

As part of this community celebration, everyone is invited to bring with them a flower or twig to contribute to our shared bouquet, and everyone will have the opportunity to choose a flower to take home. 

This ritual act symbolizes our acceptance of one another and that we each give and receive from the treasury of grace.

Please join us for this long-standing UU ritual on Sunday, June 16

Sunday Service 
Sunday, June 2 - Hal Gurian, c oordinator
10:30 AM:   "Spirituality and Renewal"
Membership issues and responsibilities do not end when you put a name in the book. Today's service will be a little shorter to be followed by a brief coffee break and the Annual Meeting. Please join us!
 
Children and Youth Programs this Sunday
PreK-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th grade) programs, and Nursery care for infants through age 4 are available.

Children please remain in the sanctuary until after the Children's Benediction.

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UUCGT ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, June 2, 2019
following a short break after the Sunday Service
   
The packet of information includes the following:
 
Agenda
 
Voting will be conducted at the conclusion of the meeting on June 2, and all members are encouraged to attend as a quorum will be required to proceed with the voting process. Voting is a privilege of membership. Of course, friends and visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting.
 
Absentee Ballots will be available in the UUCGT office on these dates and times:
     Thursday, May 30                            10:00am - 3:00pm
     Sunday, June 2                                Before 10:30 service
 
ALL absentee ballots must be returned before the commencement of the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2019. If you need additional information regarding absentee ballots, please contact Kay Sturgeon at twodogk@aol.com .
 
If you are a UUCGT member, please plan to attend this important meeting so you can help shape the future of our congregation!

Children and Youth
Sunday, June 16

A Unitarian Universalist Child Dedication ritual includes three parts:
A blessing for the life of the child;
An expression of the parent(s) or guardian(s) hopes for the child;
A promise by the Congregation to support and nurture the child.

All ages are welcome to take part in this dedication.  If you would like your child to participate,  contact Rev. Beth by June 5 th,  minister@uucgt.org

UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
June 19 - 23

Jerry Schatz and Barb Conley are Member Delegates representing UUCGT at the UUA General Assembly in Spokane, WA later this month.
 
Request to Members:  Please review draft UUA Statement of Conscience.
and send any comments or concerns regarding this document, the General Assembly  Agenda or UUA governance to Jerry or Barb soon - their contact information is available in the directory.

Thank you for your interest and support of UUCGT at the UUA General Assembly!

UUCGT Bulletin Board 
 

UUCGT Ice Cream Social ~ Sunday, June 16!
 
check mark  COFFEE HOUR and KITCHEN HELP NEEDED!   We need some new people to help with Sunday coffee time. It's easy! - just set up and clean-up the coffee and snacks, one Sunday per month. We also need more kitchen helpers to empty the dishwasher and straighten the kitchen once a week for a month at a time.  Easy ways to get involved @ UUCG T!
(no meetings Contact Sandra McDonald,  m_mcdonald@charter.net

check mark  UUCGT Book Club: Sunday, June 9 @ 2:00pm, "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LaGuin. Harriet Wall will host.

check mark Greeter Ministry:   Greeters are so important in every congregation! Share your hospitality!  Interested? Sign up on the bulletin board by the office.

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Local Community Needs
  
Landscape & Facilities Work Bees
Grounds & Building Projects

Saturday, June 1   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 8  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring work clothes & TOOLS!
Stay as long as you wish!
Questions? please contact Lauren Keinath at 342-0617

  
UUCGT SUMMER POTLUCKS ARE BACK!
Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM

Potlucks at UUCGT - Wednesday, June 5, 12 & 26
June 19 @ Sandra & Mike McDonald's
 
Potlucks in July & August will be held at member's homes
Check the weekly Flash for location
 
Summer rules...
Please bring your own table service & beverages

We hope to see you soon!  
 

American Waste Tour a Success!
   
Every recycled item is one less item in the landfill! 
Follow  this link for information on recycling!


Climate change is real and impacting us all
Urge legislatures to be bold and strong in passing legislature to help slow the demise.         


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Together we can do great things
Emmy Lou Cholak, Co-Chair UU Social Justice

UUCGT Calendar of Events

To schedule all meetings and events, contact  office@uucgt.org  


- Peacemakers Needlework: Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall





- RE Committee: Sunday, June 2, 9:00am, classroom

- Fundraising Committee: Sunday, June 2, 9:00am, meditation room

- UUCGT Annual Meeting: Sunday, June 2 after service, sanctuary

- Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, June 2 (1st Sunday) 2:30-6:30 pm, sanctuary.  See www.tcmmg.org for more information

- Stretch & Strengthen: Monday & Wednesday @ 11:00a.m. 
Everyone is Welcome!

- UU Men's Group: Monday, June 3, 5:30pm @ Minerva's

- SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation: Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room

- Wednesday Summer Potluck @ UUCGT! June 5, 5:30pm - Bring a dish and table service - Everyone is Welcome!

- Shantideva Fan Club: Thursday, June 6, 9:30am, sanctuary

- Congregational Care Team: Thursday, June 6, 1:00pm, library

- Facilities Team: Friday, June 7, 10:00am, social hall

End Note...
 

  

UUCGT office hours
Mon day - Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Friday

(231) 947-3117        office@uucgt.org          www.uucgt.org