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The weather these past few days had me thinking, "Oh my goodness, this is why I love living in Michigan!" I've seen so many people out and about and noticed too many not wearing masks or practicing safe distancing. Please stay safe!
Some of you have sent lovely photos of flowers and a few include yourself in the photo. The flower parade is coming together, and there is still time to get your photos into virtual Sunday's Flower Communion! If you don't have a camera with a phone and need help with your photo, let me know! I'll try to arrange to get someone who lives nearby who will wear a mask (or me) to swing by and snap your picture.
The Annual Meeting follows the service, so plan to stay around for the meeting. There won't be long boring speeches, I promise. As this church year comes to a close, we have much to celebrate and even more to look forward to as we move into our second interim year. A special treat on July 5th, the Reverend Dr. Fred Wooden will be your guest speaker, and on July 12, UUCGT will tune in to a Michigan-wide collective worship service. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming services. After a summer break, I'll be back in the pulpit on August 16th.
See you in church!
Anti Racism - Anti Oppression
Advocate, Vote, Donate!
Pride Month - June 2020
Click here for UUA LGBTQ resources
and celebrating the contributions of the LGBTQ community and its particular resonance in this moment as we remember Pride's origins in resistance and protest. The fight for equality continues.
Sunday Service - Join us on Zoom
June 21 - 10:30 AM - "Father's Day & Flower Communion"
Rev. Cathy Harrington, Margaret Wozniak, Mary Van Valin, Betsy Hammerberg, Renée Russell, coordinators
Celebrating fatherhood and fathering ~ and our annual Flower Communion ~ a blessing of one another.
Start signing in at 10:00 AM
817 7744 8560
Look for Order of Service on Friday
If you are unable to join us on Sunday, recordings of Sunday Services are available by request - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Education - Children
9:45 AM Sunday Morning RE on Zoom
The Flower Communion Ceremony is held each year to celebrate beauty, human and earth diversity, and community. Each youth is asked to bring a flower to share with us on Zoom. It can be a real flower from your garden, yard or a beautiful picture from a magazine if you don't have any blooming flowers in your yard. We will also create a "flower craft" to keep or
give away to someone you love.
Zoom meeting link for Sunday Morning RE will be sent to families in a separate email. If you have a child who would like to attend the RE gathering and you did not receive the link, please contact Betsy Hammberberg at
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A Few Notes
Renée Russell ~
UUCGT Director of Music
As we celebrate the beautiful Flower Communion Ceremony this Sunday it is a perfect time to reflect on appreciating diversity. Through music we can express ourselves and our cultures in so many wonderful forms. It can be easy to get into a certain listening pattern.
This week, I've explored listening to music not in my regular rotation and outside my "norm" of listening to see what brings those that have a different lived experience from me solace and inspiration.
This wonderful episode
of the podcast Codeswitch was a great learning and listening experience.
How do you find and appreciate diversity in nature and in music?
Tell Michigan Lawmakers to Expand LGBTQ Rights & Protections
Extend Rental and Mortgage Moratorium during this Pandemic
BLM Yard Signs - Order Today!
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
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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!
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* * * Thank You Mask-Makers * * *
Celebrate Pride Month - R
ainbow Face Masks!
Now available in the front entryway
Donations support our Ministerial Search Fund
Stay informed, be safe, save lives
Stay Alert for Email Scams over the summer!
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:
Thursday, June 18 - 2:00 PM
Congregational Care Team
1 646 876 9923
894 5676 1776
Friday, June 19 - 2:00 PM
Rehearsal - Sunday Service
Meeting ID: 821 1841 3461
Friday, June 19 - 8:00 PM
Vespers Service - Quiet, Connection, Community
** Sign in early for social time @ 7:30 PM
Look for Zoom meeting link on Friday
Sunday, June 21 - 9:45 AM
Religious Education for Children
Sunday, June 21 - 10:30 AM ~ Start signing in at 10:00!
Sunday Service - "Father's Day & Flower Communion"
By Phone: +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 817 7744 8560
Sunday, June 21 - 12:00 Noon
UUCGT Annual Meeting - All Members
By Phone: +1 646 876 9923
872 0283 1486
Monday, June 22 - 10:00 AM
Staying Home & Staying Fit!
Everyone is welcome!
Volunteer Community Lunch @ Friends Church - Contact
Tuesday, June 23 - 2:30 PM
Sunday Services Coordinators Meeting
Wednesday, June 24 - 10:00 AM
Stretch & Strengthen Class -
Stay Fit at Home!
Wednesday, June 24 - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Supper Picnic! Bring chairs, food & beverage - We'll socialize at a safe distance!
All are welcome!
Mike & Sandra McDonald
June 24 - 28 -
UUA General Assembly
New to Zoom?
Check out these Zoom introductory videos & FAQ's
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A new season begins...
May it be one of compassion and lasting change
UUCGT office will be closed until further notice
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