UUCGT  Flash 
April 11, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 581
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Update on Interim Minister
UU 101 Class with Rev. Beth
Stewardship Update
Contra Dance!
Bulletin Board
Social Justice
Calendar of Events
End Note

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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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Reflection... Elegant Simplicity

"Elegant simplicity can only be built on the firm foundation of right relationships. Our crises - mental, personal, social, economic, environmental, political, cultural, and religious - have their origin in disconnection and separation. 

The moment we see that all things are connected, that we are all related, that everything depends on everything else,  we start to see solutions. [...] When all our interactions are embedded in friendships and loving relationships, then we will act from a position of patience, acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness, and generosity." 

- Satish Kumar, long-time peace activist
     excerpt from, " Elegant Simplicity"

Sunday Service 
Sunday, April 14 - John Bailey, UUCGT Music Director , coordinator
10:30 AM:   "Let There Be Music and Creativity"
All Music - All Congregation Service

We will share our time together with music and song reflecting on the message of Spring and new beginnings.  Please join us for an uplifting musical journey!

Children and Youth please remain in the sanctuary with their families.

~ Save the Date ~

Sunday, June 16 - Flower Communion Service
including Baby & Child Dedication Ceremony
Contact Rev. Beth with questions at  minister@uucgt.org

Update on Interim Minister for UUCGT

Progress to date on obtaining a UU Interim Minister for August 2019

The Interim Search Committee members, Tom Darnton, Barb Termaat and Mike McDonald, have submitted the Interim Minister Application following review by the Board, other Congregation members and our Temporary Minister, Rev. Beth Marshall. We have also prepared a packet of materials for review by prospects and the Board has signed the Interim Minister Covenant required by the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

The next step in the process is to work with prospective candidates in early May. We will keep you updated as we progress. 

Mike McDonald, President, Board of Trustees


UU 101 Class with Rev. Beth Marshall
Friday, April 26, 10:30am
You are welcome to attend!
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Save the Dates!
Sunday, May 12 & May 19

"Spiritual Exercises for the Unenlightened"
Adult RE Class with Tony Wilgus
9:00 - 10:00 am
See  April Beacon  for more information

Stewardship Update


Members & Friends - If you've been too busy or have forgotten to get your pledge in, now is the time!  We're close, but still need everyone's help to meet our goal.  Together, we will building a community of service.

Pledge forms are available at the Welcome Table, or c ontact our Accountant/Bookkeeper, Glennda Corning, directly.

PLEASE RSVP by April 24!

UUCGT Bulletin Board 
check mark UUCGT Financial Summary as of March 31, 2019 - click here
check mark  Getting to Know You!   Please  consider writing Rev. Beth a letter focusing on a couple of these "getting to know you" questions:
  • "What are the one or two most important things or events I need to know about you or your family?"
  • "What do you treasure most about this congregation?"
  • "What challenges do you see facing UUCGT?"  
  • And, "What dreams do you have for UUCGT, or for Unitarian Universalism?"
Letters may be placed in the basket on the Welcome Table - Thank you!
check mark UUCGT RE Children's Program Request Reminders
  - Photographer for children and teachers in action for outreach materials
  - Child-height tables for classroom
  - Organizers for May Yard Sale - Lots of good stuff!
  Please contact Susan Holmes Glazier or Jolynn Paige
check markAdult UU 101 Religious Education Class with Rev. Beth
       Friday, April 26 @ 10:30am (see above)
check mark Save the Dates - Sunday, May 12 & May 19
Adult RE Classes with Tony Wilgus, "Spiritual Exercises for the Unenlightened" - 9:00 - 10:00 am. S ee April Beacon for more information

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Local Community Needs

Following on from our April Beacon immigration articles...

The Agricultural Worker Program Act ( H.R. 641 / S. 175 ) would allow farmworkers who have worked in the field for at least 100 days in the past two years to apply for a Blue Card that will allow them to work legally in the U.S. This would also become a path to a green card and permanent residents status. Urge our Congress persons to co-sponsor and pass this bill.

Since the administration terminated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), those immigrants under these programs, are at great risk and fear deportation. Please sign a petition urging their continued protection at the ACLU web site: 

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Together we can do great things
Emmy Lou Cholak, Co-Chair UU Social Justice

UUCGT Calendar of Events

** Contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule all meetings and events


- UU Benzie: 6:30pm potluck / 7:30pm service @ Grow Benzie

End Note...



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