UUCGT  Flash 
June 25, 2020
Vol. 14, Issue 644
In This Issue
Minister's Musings
Sunday Service
RE Children & Youth
Social Justice
Yard Signs-Black Lives Matter
Article Headline
Bulletin Board
UUCGT Calendar
End Note


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Minister's Musings...

The UUA General Assembly is happening NOW through Sunday! If you go to the UUA.org website you can attend virtual sessions of your choosing.  We will join hundreds of UU folks across the world for the GA Sunday Service at 10am; see information below.  

I will miss you this summer and will be back on August 11.
Much love,

  UUA Resources

The UUA Commission on Institutional Change is charged with the long-term cultural and institutional change that redeems the essential promise and ideals of Unitarian Universalism:  https://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/committees/cic

Anti Racism - Anti Oppression
Click here for powerful resources for activists and allies  - specifically resources for white people as they educate themselves to be actively antiracist. 
Advocate, Vote, Donate!
Sunday Service - Join us on Zoom
June 28 - 10:00 AM - Note Earlier Time!

Want to know what you'll have to look forward to?
Click for a downloadable .pdf of the Order of Service!

There are two ways to join the GA Sunday Service!
Connection quality is likely to be better if you go directly to the service page on the UUA website...

Or: join our usual Zoom meeting for both the service and breakout groups.  Probably the best option of all is to click on the ABOVE link for a good view of the service itself, then come back to "join" our local UU congregation for discussion and fellowship:

By Phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID:  817 7744 8560
Password: 167208

Connecting on Zoom information is available at  www.uucgt.org  or

Religious Education - Children  & Youth 

On Sunday, June 21st, Religious Education discussed the UU Flower Communion history and ceremony.  We also created a fun drawing of a robot (with a loving heart ) carrying flowers. The youth were asked to give the drawing to someone they loved. Then we talked about Father's Day and its history in the U.S. Youth then shared what they would be doing to celebrate Father's Day with their family.  

There will be no RE session this week, June 28.
We hope many of you will join the live stream of the
UUA General Assembly worship. 

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The Religious Education team is excitedly planning for a new approach to Children's RE this summer with take-home kits. Look for more information in July's Beacon and in an email sent separately to parents.

Social Justice Action
Emmy Lou Cholak,  sjatcmi@gmail.com

BLM Yard Signs - Order Today!
To Order: Please email Betsy Hammerberg at dre@uucgt.org

A generous donor has paid for extra signs so that they are available to everyone regardless of ability to pay. Signs can be picked up near downtown TC.

UUCGT Bulletin Board
Visit our website at  www.uucgt.org

Links to JUNE BEACON:  Part 1 &  Part 2
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Want to do something constructive in this time of continued cautiousness? Help set up a diverse filled UU Free Library with books for all ages about racism, GLBTQ+ and more! Contact Emmy Lou Cholak if interested and read more in the next Beacon. Thanks!   https://littlefreelibrary.org/

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We ordered some extra
4 med and 5 lg available at $20 apiece.
This money supports local BLM efforts!
Well-made, 100%-cotton shirts.
Please contact the office.

Reminder: Book Club in August: White Fragility
Please contact Rev. Cathy.
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UUCGT Annual Meeting minutes are available here.


Coronavirus infections are rising again in some places.
Continue to stay informed, be safe, save lives.

Stay Alert for Email Scams over the summer!
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The UUCGT Directory is being updated for 2020!
Please send any CHANGES to contact information to
office@uucgt.org ASAP.
Please note: CHANGES ONLY!

UUCGT Calendar -  Stay Up to Date!
Sunday Services, meetings and classes are hosted on Zoom until further notice. Need help with Zoom? Click on Zoom links below. To schedule a personal visit with Rev. Cathy via Zoom or phone - contact her by text or email:  231-301-3177;  revharrington@mac.com

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00 AM ~ Start signing in at 9:30!
         UUA General Assembly Service Streams Live
          Once again: note the time change! Sign-in info above!

Monday, June 29 - 10:00 AM
        Staying Home & Staying Fit!   Everyone is welcome!
Every Tuesday - 10:30 AM
         Volunteer Community Lunch @ Friends Church - Contact  Mary Kiner

Tuesday, June 30  1:30 - 2:30pm
        Sunday Services Committee

Tuesday, June 30 - 2:30 PM
        Sunday Services Coordinators Meeting

Wednesday, July 1 - 10:00 AM
        Stretch & Strengthen Class -  Stay Fit at Home!
Wednesday, July 1 - 2:00 PM
        Staff Resources Committee

Wednesday, July 1 - 5:30 PM  
Wednesday Supper Picnic! Bring chairs, food & beverage - We'll socialize at a safe distance! 
All are welcome!  C ontact  Mike & Sandra McDonald  for details

To schedule all meetings & events, contact  office@uucgt.org
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End Note...

"Thank you, God, for this good life,
and forgive us when we do not love it enough."
- Garrison Keillor
UUCGT office will be closed until further notice
Please email office@uucgt.org with any questions/concerns

Contact Rev. Cathy at revharrington@mac.com
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