UUCGT  Flash 
November 22, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 561
In This Issue
Holiday Tree Decorating
UU Social Justice
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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We Lift Up Our Hearts
by Richard Fewkes, retired UU minister

For the sun and the dawn which we did not create;
For the moon and the evening which we did not make;

For food which we plant but cannot grow;
For friends and loved ones
we have not earned and  cannot buy;

For this gathered company which welcomes us as we are,
          from wherever we have come;

For all gifts which come from a source beyond ourselves,
Gifts of life and love and friendship

We lift up our hearts in thanks this day.


Children & Youth Programs

Children and families are an important element within UUCGT, and w e are in the process of restructuring our Children  & Youth Programs for Sunday mornings!  Our intention and goals are to build an excellent  future with new and exciting programs f or children  & youth.

UUCGT is seeking a part-time, temporary teacher for Children and Youth Religious Education programs to be in place by the first of the year.
If you are interested in this position, see the full description on our webpage:  www.uucgt.org.

Additionally, if you are interested in serving on the Religious Education Committee or have input to share, please contact Jolynn Paige.  
We will be hosting listening sessions in January (every Sunday during the coffee hour).  Your suggestions are welcomed and encouraged!

Currently on Sundays at UUCGT, child care is provided for infants through 
age 4 in our nursery.  All other children and youth are invited to remain in the service with their families.

Special guest, t he Cat in the Hat,
will  join  the festivities!

UUCGT Social Justice Team Meeting
Sunday, December 2 @ 11:45am
Join us!
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- Protect and Defend -
$12/ hour Minimum Living Wage
Earned Paid Sick Leave

Learn more & call your representatives

UUCGT All Music Service ~ December 9
Anyone who would like to play in the "Impromptu Orchestra"
on Sunday, December 9, please contact  office@uucgt.org
We'll need your name, what instrument you play and your email.   Thank you!


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Save the Date!

5th Annual  Interfaith Christmas Eve Service
at the State Theatre
6:30 PM
~ Volunteers are needed ~
Ushers / Greeters
If interested, please contact  Donna Stein-Harris or  Hal Gurian

UUCGT Bulletin Board

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New Board of Trustees member:  Karl Keinath was elected to fill an open position on the Board of Trustees through June.  Karl was recommended by the Leadership Development Committee to serve and elected by the Board at the November 13 meeting.  The opening occurred when Jane Fochtman accepted a position in Germany for the next six months.  We appreciate Jane's service on the Board for the past five months and wish her well on her opportunity.  Karl was elected Treasurer by the Board replacing Jane in that position as well.

Safe Harbor Volunteer Sign-up continues:
UUCGT is providing the volunteers for the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter during the week from Saturday evening, December 8 through Saturday morning, December 15.  
There will be a sign up table, manned by Rick Walter, in the gathering space after the service this Sunday.  Volunteer positions are available for those who wish to furnish, prepare and serve dinner, act as evening or overnight hosts, serve breakfast or help with morning cleaning duties.
We still have over 30 of our volunteer positions to fill and two weeks left to get volunteers.  Please come and sign up to give a few hours of your time to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness. 
For more information or to volunteer, contact Mike or Sandra McDonald at 231-935-3759 or m_mcdonald@charter.net  

UU Men's Group:  Monday, December 3, 5:30pm @ Minerva's
Come prepared to share personal stories of World Wars I & II

Your Membership Team Seeks Greeters...and Greeting is Fun! 
and has just become easier (details shared when you sign up)
Two Greeters are needed on December 23 & 30 - Many thanks!

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Call for Art!
A collaboration of favorite pieces from your personal collection
- Select a piece of art and bring it to UU by November 25
- Please include a short note on why this selection speaks to you
It is important for each piece to be labeled with your name and address
Questions? contact Barb McClellan, 941-2368 or  bingo2755@gmail.com

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Local Community Needs
UUCGT Calendar of Events
(Please contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule all meetings and events)

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!  

Stretch & Strengthen: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am, social hall

End Note...
 Gratitude is not a passive response to something
we  have been given...gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that  lives within and without us.

~ David Whyte
Consolations, The Solace, Nourishment
 and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words


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