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I'm sorry that I won't be with you on Sunday for the annual Thanksgiving service, but I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I'm giving thanks this year for the privilege and the joy of serving as your interim minister. I'm flying to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving week with my mother and my sons. For over fifteen years, my mother has been a member of the congregations that I have served, and I miss her terribly. She is almost 97-years old now and lives in Anderson, SC near my son who dotes on her.
Santa Claus was a member of the Chattanooga UU Church, and we arranged for her to have her very first picture with Santa. She was 93.
UUCGT, meet my sweet mom, Julianne Harrington.
In faith and love,
November 24 - 11:00 AM - Twin Lakes Gilbert Lodge
- No service at UUCGT on November 24 -
Annual Thanksgiving Service & Potluck Feast
Mary Van Valin, c
Please join us on this Day of Gratitude - Everyone is Welcome!
Tickets will be available at the door -
$5.00/person or $15.00/family.
ring a dish to share & your own table service.
There will be no
Religious Education classes this Sunday as it is our a
nnual Thanksgiving Service at Twin Lakes Park.
Please join us at Twin Lakes for a day of gratitude, music, singing, stories, shared community and a delicious feast!
UUCGT Thanksgiving Potluck Feast
Twin Lakes Park - Gilbert Lodge
Sunday, November 24
Service & Music @ 11:00 am
Potluck Feast @ 12:00 noon
Tickets will be available at the door!
$5.00/person or $15.00/family
Bring a dish to share
& your own table service
< No service at UUCGT on November 24 >
Concert & Reception
Celebrating the Life of Treva Jaffe
Sunday, December 1 at 3:00pm
Concert in honor of Kim Gribi's mother,
TREVA JAFFE, who passed away on November 8, will be held at UUCGT on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
Treva performed many times at UUCGT and was a regular entertainer at the Senior Center for the past several years.
"Music in My Mother's House" will be performed by Gary Deavel and Shelley Burnes. The Jeff Haas Trio, including Laurie Sears on sax and flute and Jack Dryden on bass, as well as pianists Tom Kaufmann and David Chown will all perform.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
Treva's wish was to have a "Jazz Concert for All" and this event is open to the public. So come and enjoy a tribute to a local jazz matriarch.
This will truly be a celebration of her life!
UUCGT Bulletin Board
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UUCGT Financial Statement as of October 31, 2019 -
Join our Community Needs Team to Help our Neighbors
NW Michigan Supportive Housing is accepting donations of household move-in items for residents with mental illness. Items include
bed sheets, pillowcases, laundry detergent, hand soap, cleaning supplies, plungers, toilet cleaners and brushes, shower curtains, toilet paper, paper towels, hand and bath towels.
Baskets of Bounty/Commission on Aging is accepting donations of personal care supplies for
are located near the kitchen! Thank you for your generosity!
Volunteer needed to support UUCGT Accountant
We need someone to learn the basic elements of our accounting system and be back-up for the accountant when necessary. At the beginning, 4-6 hours a week might be required to become familiar with our system and then only 1-2 hours every couple of weeks to maintain skill level.
Contact Jim Walworth at 409-9278 or Mike McDonald 342-0768 for more information
Barb Berry's black wool winter coat went missing Sunday, November 17
A similar coat is in the front entry closet area. Please contact Barb if you have her coat - Thank you!
LOST & FOUND + FREE BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS!
Check for your lost items in the alcove by the name tag tower - Coats, sweaters, single gloves, hats, kitchenware, water bottles, glasses...
UUCGT Men's Group: Monday, December 9, 5:30pm @ Minerva's
Mark Gustafson will facilitate "Abolish the Priesthood" - article available in front entrywa
MaryAnn Force ~ a Celebration of Her Life and Art
Please enjoy a small collection of MaryAnn's watercolor paintings currently displayed in the
UUCGT Corridor Gallery!
BENZIE UU December Schedule
Benzie UU meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at "Grow Benzie" 5885 Frankfort Hwy, Benzonia. Potluck 6:30pm/ Service 7:30pm.
- Josh Stoltz and Annie Browning will discuss their vision for Grow Benzie and community building.
December 18 - Barb Skurdall will treat us to her annual exploration of the Winter Solstice.
UUCGT Social Justice Action Team
The American Journal of Public Health has just published a new study on whether large-capacity magazine bans are effective in reducing high-fatality mass shootings.
The key finding is that LCM bans appear to save lives.
Read the abstract and the entire article here:
Contact your representatives to co-sponsor and
support H.R. 1296
Emmy Lou Cholak, co-chair
UUCGT Calendar of Events
UUCGT Volunteers @ Safe Harbor: November 16 - 23
Shantideva Fan Club: Thursday, November 21, 9:30am, sanctuary
Congregational Care Team: Thursday, November 21, 1:30pm, library
Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
UU Brewing Community:
Thursday, November 21, 5:00pm @ The Workshop Brew Pub on Garland Street. Contact
- Vocal Ensemble: Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary
UUCGT Thanksgiving Service & Feast: Sunday, November 24, 11:00 service @ Twin Lakes, Gilbert Lodge - No service at UUCGT
- Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, November 24, 5:00pm, sanctuary - see
for more information
- Stretch & Strengthen:
Mondays, 11:00am, social hall
SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation/Study:
Tuesday, November 26, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room. See
for more information
Stretch & Strengthen:
Wednesdays, 11:00am, social hall
- No W
ednesday Supper on N
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Religious Education Committee: Sunday, December 1, 12:00pm, classroom
Treva Jaffe -
Memorial Jazz Concert & Reception
Sunday, December 1, 3:00pm, sanctuary
- Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, December 1, 5:00pm, meditation room
"I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.
It is surprising how contented one can be
with nothing definite -
only a sense of existence....
My breath is sweet to me.
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it,
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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