UUCGT  Flash 
January 31, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 571
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Children & Youth
Rabbi Chava Update
Pledge Drive Season Begins
2019 Directory
Ministerial News
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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February 1 is Saint Brigid's Day or Imbolc - the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, 
and for many it is the marker that Spring is returning.

May the life stirring underground
stir new dreams to life within you.
May the flames of inspiration and passion
be  reignited in your soul...

Sunday Service 
Sunday, February 3 - Richard Miller, coordinator 
  Rev. Jane Lippert, guest speaker
10:30 AM:   "Who Are We Becoming?"

In many cultures the new moon is seen as a sign of new beginnings.
We are standing on this new moon's eve with expectancy.

Children & Youth Programs

PreK-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th grade)
Nursery c hild care for  infants through age 4  

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!Recycling & Repurposing!

The RE Program would like to use mugs instead of disposable plastic cups.
If you have any extra mugs you'd like to donate,
please drop them off at the RE classroom any time.
 Thank you!
Susan Holmes-Glazier,  PreK-5th Grade Teacher

Rabbi Chava Update

Rabbi Chava very much wants to say goodbye
to the members and friends of UUCGT.   We will be scheduling
a time for her to do that as soon as she is able.

Look for a date in an upcoming Flash.
Pledge Drive Season Begins!

February 10 is kick-off day for UUCGT's
2019-2020   Building Momentum   Pledge Drive! 

You may start the Momentum going by filling out your pledge form today!   Click on 2019-2020 Pledge Form here , complete form and mail to UUCGT or drop off at the UU office, attention Accounting.
The campaign will finish on March 17 with a
Celebrate the Green  Special Potluck Lunch!

Email changes to  address, email or phone ASAP to:

Ministerial News

Your UU Board very recently learned that a part-time UU Minister may be available to serve our Congregation from March through July until an Interim Minister would arrive in August. 

We wanted to take advantage of this unexpected development and had the opportunity to interview this candidate via Skype last Saturday.  We're very optimistic.  As things develop, we will keep you posted.

 - Final Call -
Donated Dinners FUNd-raiser

Sunday, February 3 is the last day to sign-up!
Many dinners are filled, but there are openings available - 
just for You!  

See John Hoffmann in the social hall following the  service!

UUCGT Bulletin Board 

There has been a delay in processing year-end giving statements as a result of our recent accounting system software conversion.  We will keep you posted.  Karl Keinath, Board Treasurer & Finance Committee

Please welcome UUCGT's new Bookkeeper, Glennda Corning.  Glennda brings decades of experience in bookkeeping and computer skills, and we are happy she has joined the UU staff.  Please stop in to say "Hello!"

UU Book Club: Sunday, February 10, 2:00-4:00pm - hosted by Marcia Bellinger.  Book selection is "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

The UUCGT Website is currently under construction - please bear with us as updates and formats are in process.  Thank 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

SokukoJi Buddhist Meditation: Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room (former small classroom)

Endowment Committee: Wednesday, February 6, 5:00pm, library

End Note...

This is what was bequeathed us:

This earth the beloved left
And, leaving,
Left to us.
No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.
No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.
No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.
That, and the beloved's clear instructions:

Turn me into song; sing me awake.
~ Gregory Orr ~
from "How Beautiful the Beloved"

hugging earth


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