UUCGT  Flash 
January 24, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 570
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Children & Youth
2019 Directory
Donated Dinners
Bulletin Board
Calendar of Events
End Note

Congregational Vision

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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.... Interdependent Connectivity

A human being is a part of the whole called by us "universe",  a part limited in time and space.   S/ He experiences her/himself, her/his thoughts and feeling
as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his/her consciousness....

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

- Albert Einstein (adapted)

Where do you touch that inner and outer connectivity
and compassion?  What is your experience when you live  into a deeper connection within yourself, with the tree outside the window, with the  winter orchid  blooming on your table? 

"Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa"
Everything is alive; everything is interconnected.
-  Cicero

Sunday Service 
Sunday, January 27 - Andi Kramer, coordinator
10:30 AM:  "Our Seventh Principle - Respect for the interdependent web of all existence" 
"Our seventh Principle may be our Unitarian Universalist way of coming to fully embrace something greater than ourselves.  The interdependent web - expressed as the spirit of life, the ground of all being, the oneness of all existence, the community-forming power, the process of life, the creative force, even God - can help us develop that social understanding of ourselves that we and our culture so desperately need.  It is a source of meaning to which we can dedicate our lives."  Rev. Forrest Gilmore

Join us in an exploration of the common thread weaving through all of life.

Children & Youth Programs

Children and Youth of our Grand Traverse Region
need a place like UUCGT!

Programs for pre-K-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th) are available
Child care for infants through age 4 is provided in our Nursery

We welcome your support and invite Volunteers to participate  a couple of Sundays throughout the year  to help build a
Multi-Generational Community

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The Religious Education Committee  will host its final Brainstorm Session this Sunday after the service during the coffee hour.    Your suggestions are welcomed and encouraged!  Join us!   Contact Jolynn Paige at 231-409- 2050  or  heyjopaige@gmail.com

Email any changes to  your address, email or phone

2019 Donated Dinners FUNd-raiser
A benefit for UUCGT & local community groups!

John Hoffmann and Lauren Keinath are coordinating this effort in 2019!

Great options!  Thai, Winter Comfort Food, Snowshoe Outing & Supper, Casual Dinner w/ cocktail music by Gary Deavel,  Dune Hike & Lake Trout Dinner,  Beer & Brats, Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner, Indian Cuisine...

FUNd-raiser descriptions and sign-up sheets are available in the social hall 
after services!

UUCGT Bulletin Board 

Super Bowl Raffle and Party has been cancelled due to lack of interest.  Other opportunities to benefit UUCGT are coming up - Have you signed up for a Donated Dinner yet?!

UU Men's Group:  Monday, February 4 @ 5:30pm - Minerva's 
Mark Gustafson will facilitate discussion on UU World Magazine article, "No Time for a Casual Faith" by Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President.  Articles available in entryway.
in the corridor gallery
How does art speak to you?

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Local Community Needs
UUCGT Calendar of Events
** Contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule all meetings and events

UU Office is closed on Fridays

Stewardship Team: Friday, January 25, 1:00pm, library

TC Sings! Winter Benefit Concert: Saturday, January 26, 3:00pm, sanctuary - reception in social hall

SokukoJi Buddhist Meditation: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room (former small classroom)

Facilities Team: Friday, February 1, 10:00am, social hall

End Note...

A Tribute to Mary Oliver

- excerpt from " Sometimes ",  Red Bird

Instructions for living a life

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.


UUCGT office hours
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Closed Friday

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