UUCGT  Flash 
January 10, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 568
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Children & Youth
All Congregation Potluck Brunch
Super Bowl Raffle!
UU Social Justice
Time for Exercise!
Donated Dinners
Bulletin Board
Calendar of Events
End Note

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"It comes the very moment you wake up each morning...

All your wishes and hopes for the day
rush at you like wild animals.

And the first job each morning
consists simply in shoving them all back;

in listening to that other voice,
taking that other point of view,
letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life
come flowing in. 

And so on, all day.

Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind."

- C. S. Lewis
     Mere Christianity

Sunday Service 
Sunday, January 13 - Donna Stein-Harris, coordinator
10:30 AM:  "Being Intentional About Being Intentional" 
Being intentional means that you are purposeful and strive to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you.  You make thoughtful choices and actively interact and engage with your life.  Join us as we explore what it means to be intentional as a Unitarian Universalist.

Children & Youth Programs
The Children and Youth of our Grand Traverse Region
need a place like UUCGT!
We are building a multi-generational community together!  

Child care for  infants through age 4 is  provided in our Nursery on Sunday mornings, as well as programs for pre-K-5th grade and Youth programs.
Meet our new teachers for preK-5th grade and Youth programs: 

Susan Holmes Glazier is teaching preK-5th grade:

Susan has a Master's Degree in Montessori   Elementary Education and was the Music  Director for the UU of the Blue Ridge (VA) from 2011-2014.
She will be assisted by parent and congregant volunteers.

Logan Chamberlain and Katie Tomczyk will co-teach 5th-8th graders:

Logan comes to us with college studies in philosophy and photography.  
He currently runs the after-school Kid's Club in Leland in addition to doing marketing and communications for Neahtawanta Research & Education Center.  

Katie's Master's degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with endorsements in PE/Health Education and Special Education and she has experience in teaching a wide range of health topics including self-care and reproductive health.

Please give Susan, Logan and Katie a warm welcome!   Full resumes are available at  www.uucgt.org  under Staff.  
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We welcome your support and invite Volunteers for a couple of Sundays throughout the year.   The Religious Education Committee  will host Brainstorming Sessions in January 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  if you can help.

 ~  All Congregation Potluck Brunch ~
Sunday, January 20  after service

Everyone is Welcome!

Please bring a dish to share & your own table service

Membership Team will provide desserts!

Mike McDonald, Board President, will present an update on UUCGT's October Visioning session

Join us!

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###  Third Annual Women's March  ###
Traverse City - January 19 @ 1:00 PM
Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland Street

March for fair acceptance for refugees 
          Re-open our government

Open to Everyone!

More information:   https://www.womensmarch.com/2019
  UUCGT Social Justice Action Team,  Emmy Lou Cholak

Time for a New Exercise Program?
Everyone...Needs Some Exercise!
Try it!  You will like it!     
If you are looking for an Exercise Program to keep you motivated ...
If you already do aerobic exercise, but want to add some strengthen training ...
If you are young at heart and want to keep what muscle you have ...
If you want a quiet place to work-out with pleasant music (no blasting Rock 'n Roll) ...
If you want a friendly group of folks to work-out with..(no pumping iron) ...
If you want a short work-out that strengthens all major muscle groups, but doesn't exhaust you ...
exercise exercise exercise exercise
You are Welcome to Join the UUCGT Exercise Group!!
Mondays & Wednesdays - 11:00-12:00

Class is simple! Stretching and Strengthening, designed to work all muscle groups,  help maintain your range of motion and help prevent falls.
Class is free!  Bring a mat and hand weights IF you have some, if not, we have extra.  E veryone can work at their own level and achieve improvement!         
Judith Briggs (228-4655)

2019 Donated Dinners + FUNd-raiser!
John Hoffmann and Lauren Keinath are coordinating this effort in 2019!

These fun, social activities benefit the Congregation as well as designated community groups.   Great options are available:   Thai, Pennsylvania Dutch, Winter Comfort Food, Snowshoe Outing & Supper, Dune Hike & Lake Trout Dinner, Casual Dinner w/ cocktail music by Gary Deavel, Beer & Brats, Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner, Indian Cuisine...

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

UUCGT Bulletin Board 

UUCGT Financial Summary as of December 31, 2018 - click here

Thank You Congregation!
You opened your Hearts and your Wallets during December and responded to the 2018 Giving Tree requests.  Because of you, $752.50 will be sent to the Aaron Rodgers NORCAL Fire Recovery Fund at North Valley Community Foundation in Chico, CA; a nd, $685.00 will be sent to assist humanitarian aid for Central American refugees in care of the UU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Thank you again for contributing a total of $1,437.50 to meet urgent needs of our fellow human beings.

Chris Walter & Joan Sheard
Community Needs

SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation/Book Study
Initial gathering: Tuesday, January 22, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room (former small classroom).  Group will meet weekly on Tuesday evening.

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

Corridor Gallery

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

Vocal Ensemble: Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

UU Office is closed on Fridays

Religious Education Brainstorming: Sunday, January 13, 11:45am, classroom

UU Book Club: Sunday, January 13, 2:00-4:00pm @ Bonnie Mathias'

Congregational Care Team: Thursday, January 17, 1:00pm, library

Sunday Services Committee: Sunday, January 20, 9:00am, social hall or classroom

All Congregation Potluck Brunch: Sunday, January 20 after service.  
Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.  Membership Team will provide desserts!

End Note...

Peace to all


UUCGT office hours
Mon day - Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Friday

(231) 947-3117       office@uucgt.org         www.uucgt.org