UUCGT  Flash 
                      July 2, 2020

 
In This Issue
"Let's Stay Connected!"
Sunday Service
RE Children & Youth
Social Justice
Yard Signs-Black Lives Matter
UUCGT Calendar
Bulletin Board
End Note
Directory Update
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We work for justice and equality with the power of compassion and compassionate power.

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Staying Connected, Summer of 2020...

We return to our "regular" Zoom format and time Sunday Service for July 5th!  We are privileged to welcome a colleague of Rev. Cathy's to the pulpit. Reverend Dr. W. Fred Wooden has recently retired as Senior Minister at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Previous to that tenure he served UU churches in Brooklyn, N.Y., Austin, TX and rural Massachusetts. 
 
He has delivered the sermon "Things to Do in Church When You're Dead" to rave reviews from congregations across the country. The title alone should carry sufficient intrigue to draw you to join the 10:30 service this week.  You can start signing in at 10am for visiting before the 10:30 Service. 

The following Sunday, the 12th, is the All-Michigan UU Service.  More information on that next week.

Rev. Cathy will be back on August 11.
 
For the time being, the office has adopted the "Let's Stay Connected! " motto we found in a graphic we chose for the Beacon.  It se ems a fitting, over-arching theme for this time of so much uncertainty and dis connection.  





THE TIMES, THEY ARE
 A-CHANGIN' FOLKS!
That applies to the UUCGT Office, too...

For at least his first week or two, Guy will be in the office!
Office hours will be  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday through Friday
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Again, note the change!  Office hours used to be M-Th.

Sunday Service - Join us on Zoom
July 5 - 10:30AM - We return to our regular time!
Guest: Rev. Dr. W. Fred Wooden, creator of Things to Do in Church When You're Dead

Want to know what you'll have to look forward to?
Here is a meditation on trees - a beautiful one - by Rev. Fred.

Join our usual Zoom meeting for both the service and breakout groups.  
 

By Phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID:  817 7744 8560
Password: 167208

Connecting on Zoom information is available at  www.uucgt.org  or

Religious Education - Children  & Youth 

RE RETURNS! 
Director Betsy Hammerberg Sends the following message:

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Our RE Summer Fun Kits are almost ready to be delivered! Each week's kit will include supplies for a STEM challenge, a "Think Outside the Box" drawing challenge, a nature-based building challenge, and a community building photo challenge. As UU's we value science, independent thinking, our natural world, and taking care of our fellow humans. We look forward to emphasizing these values while having fun! 
 
We will meet on Zoom each week at 10:00 for sharing of projects and fun Zoom games.
 
We are also happy to welcome Amanda Sparks and Ariel Love to the RE team for the duration of our virtual meetings, where they will alternate weeks as RE assistants. You will recognize Ariel and Amanda from the UUCGT nursery, where they worked as assistants until the closure, and we are looking forward to having them join us! 

 
 
OPEN STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH W.H.O.

Emmy Lou Cholak is the chair of our
Social Justice Action Committee.
You can read the committee's
2019-2020 Report here.
And you can reach Emmy Lou at
sjatcmi@gmail.com.

BLM Yard Signs - Order Today!
$11.50
To Order: Please email Betsy Hammerberg at dre@uucgt.org

A generous donor has paid for extra signs so that they are available to everyone regardless of ability to pay. Signs can be picked up near downtown TC.
UUCGT Calendar -  Stay Up to Date

Sunday Services, meetings and classes are hosted on Zoom until further notice. Need help with Zoom? Click on Zoom links below. To schedule a personal visit with Rev. Cathy via Zoom or phone - contact her by text or email:  231-301-3177;  revharrington@mac.com

Note again please that Guy will be working Tuesday-Friday, either 7-3 or 8-4, depending on needs. Normally the office will be open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday through Friday. This Thursday, however, the office will be closing at 2:00 PM, and this Friday the office will be closed entirely in observance of Independence Day.  

Every Tuesday - 10:30 AM
         Volunteer Community Lunch @ Friends Church - Contact  Mary Kiner

Tuesday, July 7 - 2:30 PM
        Sunday Services Coordinators Meeting

Wednesday, July 8 - 10:00 AM
        Stretch & Strengthen Class -  Stay Fit at Home!
Wednesday, July 8 - 12:00 PM
         Virtual "Meet Guy" Drop-in.
         Zoom meeting: Meet our new Office Administrator!  See below.

Wednesday, July 8- 2:00 PM
        Finance Committee

Wednesday, July 8 - 5:30 PM  
Wednesday Supper Picnic! Bring chairs, food & beverage - We'll socialize at a safe distance! 
All are welcome!  C ontact  Mike & Sandra McDonald  for details

Thursday, July 9 - 2:00 PM
         Congregational Care Team

To schedule all meetings & events, contact  office@uucgt.org
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New to Zoom?
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UUCGT Bulletin Board
Visit our website at  www.uucgt.org

Please take a minute to meet and welcome
our new Office Administrator
Guy William Molnar
at a virtual drop-in "Meet Guy" Meeting via Zoom!
Join us by going to
Meeting ID: 820 9887 6498
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Want to do something constructive in this time of continued cautiousness? Help set up a diverse UU Free Library with books for all ages about racism, GLBTQ+ and more! Contact Emmy Lou Cholak if interested and read more in the Beacon. Thanks!   https://littlefreelibrary.org/

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We still have
BLACK LIVES MATTER
T -shirts: 
3 med and 5 lg available at $20 apiece.
This money supports local BLM efforts!
Well-made, 100%-cotton shirts.
Please contact or come by the office.

Reminder: Book Club in August: White Fragility
Please contact Rev. Cathy.
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Coronavirus infections are rising again in many places,
in some of them faster than before.

Continue to stay informed, be safe, save lives.
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Stay Alert for Email Scams over the summer!
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The UUCGT Directory is being updated!

Please send any CHANGES of contact information to
office@uucgt.org  ASAP.

Please note: CHANGES ONLY!

* Tired of this image yet? You'll be seeing it a lot!

End Note...

How should we like it if stars should burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

                                From "The More Loving One"
                                               W. H. Auden 1907-1973

 

   
UUCGT office will be closed until further notice
Please email office@uucgt.org with any questions/concerns

Contact Rev. Cathy at revharrington@mac.com
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