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Reflection...Stewardship of Earth
"...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and,
after all, our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal,
is our only legitimate hope."
- Wendell Berry
Sunday, June 30
"Stewards of the Forest"
Mary Van Valin, Richard Miller c
A shortened indoor service will lead us outdoors for a
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating our woodlands, a new walking trail and those who have been longtime stewards planting, protecting, and loving trees.
We will pause to remember Clarence Kroupa for his many gifts of trees and dedicate a new bench in honor of Arlene Howe.
Children and Youth Religious Education Programs
PreK-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th grade) programs are available and
Nursery care for infants through age 4
This week in RE the children will continue to explore empathy.
They will form "compassion circles" and get to know each other based on questions such as:
"Do you have a pet?" or "Have you ever been bullied?"
Other" becomes less when we make connections.
UUCGT Bulletin Board
STOP....and Smell the Roses ~
Open Garden Celebration!
5 Year Anniversary! Sunday, June 30, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Bring a vase, stroll the gardens, cut your own bouquet!
Enjoy light refreshments & good company in Karl's Gazebo
6351 Cherry Blossom Drive
contact Lauren Keinath - 342-0617
UUCGT Men's Group:
Monday, July 8, 5:30pm @ Minerva's
Note date change due to Cherry Festival - Articles in entryway
Rev. Beth's final week with UUCGT is July 11 - 21 and will be in the pulpit on July 14 and July 21
Sunday morning c
lass with Tony Wilgus
resumes July 14 and July 21 - Topic is "Miles Before I Sleep"
Basement Giveaway! Volunteers needed July 17, 18 & 19
Contact Jolynn Paige if you can help!
Wednesday, July 17, 3:30pm
- set-up tables, carry items up to social hall. Many hands & feet will make this easier!
Thursday, July 18, 9:00am-1:00pm
- Giveaway for UU members & friends - Volunteers needed to help organize/supervise - donation jar available
Friday, July 19, 9:00am-1:00pm
- Public giveaway - Volunteers needed to help organize/supervise - donation jar available.
Remaining items will go to Goodwill - does anyone have a pick-up?
Please note we are
soliciting any additional items for this Basement Giveaway - we are simply cleaning out the UUCGT basement - Thanks!
No Potluck Wednesday, July 3 or July 31
Watch the Flash for July & August locations
We hope to see you soon!
We are grateful for and have respect for all human life and quality of living.
Join the UUA and others to be ready to assist those targeted by ICE raids in these coming weeks.
Know your resources as listed below.
With increased ICE pressure and activity, mistakes can be made.
Be prepared to help our neighbors and friends. To know what to do to assist, please become familiar with this website:
UUCGT Social Justice Action Team
Emmy Lou Cholak, co-chair
Together we can do great things!
UUCGT Calendar of Events
- Shantideva Fan Club: Thursday, June 27, 9:30am, sanctuary
- Peacemakers Needlework: Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
- Traverse City Cherry Festival runs June 29 - July 6
- Religious Education Committee: Sunday, June 20, 12:00noon, classroom
- Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, June 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, meditation room.
for more information
- Stretch & Strengthen: Monday & Wednesday @ 11:00a.m.
Everyone is Welcome!
- SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation: Tuesday, July 2, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room. See
for more information
- Staff Resources: Wednesday, July 3, 2:00pm, library
- No Wednesday Potluck this week
- Happy 4th of July! UU office will be closed
Honoring our first Native American Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo
To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And know there is more
That you can't see, can't hear
Can't know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren't always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
And kindness in all things.
Breathe in, knowing we are made of
All this, and breathe, knowing
We are truly blessed because we
Were born, and die soon, within a
True circle of motion,
Like eagle rounding out the morning
We pray that it will be done
~ Joy Harjo ~
(How We Become Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001)
UUCGT office hours
day - Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm