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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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a quality of relationship between and among human beings that beckons forth hidden possibilities;
inviting people into deeper, more constant, more reverent relationship with the world and with one another...
celebrating the triumphs of the human spirit, the miracles of birth and life, the wonders of devotion and sacrifice;
witnessing to life-enhancing values;
speaking truth to power;
standing for human dignity and equity, for compassion and
Whenever there is a meeting that summons us to our better selves,
our lostness is found,
our fragments are united
or our wounds begin healing,
our spines stiffen and our muscles grow strong for the task,
there is ministry.
~ Gordon B. McKeeman
Sunday, September 29 - Lay-led Service
"Thriving - Alone and Together"
Mary Van Valin, coordinator
How does our life at UUCGT nudge us into living fully?
Mary Oliver asks, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
What would thriving as a community look like?
Children & Youth
Nursery care for infants through age 4 is available
hildren are asked to please stay in the sanctuary with their family until after A Time for All Ages and Children's Benediction.
We had a fantastic time hearing the exciting story of Rama and Sita from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. After hearing and discussing the story, the students sculpted or made stick puppets of themselves as heroes.
Next week we will explore Hindu beliefs
surrounding death and reincarnation.
Pronoun Stickers are Here!
You are invited to join us as we work to make the UUCGT a more welcoming place for all people by adding a pronoun sticker to your nametag. You will find the stickers on the Welcome Table. She/her, he/him, and they/them stickers have been pre-printed, and there are also blank stickers to write on if you use pronouns other than the pre-printed ones.
Why do we need pronoun stickers, you ask? Using a person's correct pronoun validates them, and addressing someone using the wrong pronoun can make the person feel alienated and disrespected. Even if you feel that your pronouns are obvious, adding a pronoun sticker to your nametag normalizes the practice - we do not want people to feel conspicuous when they feel the need to let others know their pronouns. We want people of all genders to know that they are welcome and respected in our congregation.
UU congregations all over the country are making pronoun stickers available. See why one congregation has chosen to do so:
UUCGT Bulletin Board
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Book, Bake & Craft Sale!
Sunday, October 20 & S
unday, October 27
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Book Sale: We are getting GREAT books from UUA's
Beacon Press and
Skinner House. We are not looking for book donations.
Bake Sale: We are looking for folks to do some baking and will sell those goods during the event.
Craft Sale: We are looking for people to rent a table ($25/date) to sell your art/craft goods, your book if you are an author, or anything else you want to sell. Table rent goes to UUCGT, any proceeds from what you sell from your table is yours.
You do not have to be a member of the Congregation to rent a table.
You can sign up for one date or both, your choice.
o reserve your space,
Vendor forms are available from either the office or Chris Lautz.
We will need volunteers on the day of the events to help sell the baked goods and books, and to set up tables.
If interested, contact Chris Lautz or call 860-884-7741
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Learn and understand the threats to
Temporary Protective Status for Refugees
(for example, refugees from Syria's war)
Sunday, September 29 after service
Visit our i
nformation table on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and other proposed government insurance methods
UUCGT Social Justice Action Team
Emmy Lou Cholak, co-chair
UUCGT Calendar of Events
- Shantideva Fan Club: Thursday, September 26, 9:30am, sanctuary
Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
- Vocal Ensemble: Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary
- Social Justice Committee: Sunday, September 29 after service
Visit our information table on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and other proposed government insurance methods
- Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, September 29, 5:00-7:00pm, meditation room - s
for more information
- Congregation Beth Shalom Rosh Hashanah Service: Sunday, September 29, 6:00pm, sanctuary/social hall
- No Stretch & Strengthen class on Monday September 30
Congregation Beth Shalom Service: Monday, September 30 all day, sanctuary/social hall
SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation:
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:30pm, meditation room. See
for more information
Stretch & Strengthen: Wednesday, October 2, 11:00am - Lay-led
Wednesday, October 2, 9:30am, library
Death Cafe: Wednesday, October 2, 1:00pm, sanctuary
Staff Resources: Wednesday, October 2, 3:00pm, library
Wednesday Potluck Supper: October 2, 5:30pm -
Congregational Care Team:
October 3, 1:00pm, library
Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary
Facilities Team: Friday, October 4, 10:00am, social hall
RE Committee: Sunday, October 6, 12:00 noon, classroom
OWL Parent Meeting
: Sunday, October 6, 6:30pm, sanctuary
Our next quarterly distribution is in November.
We always welcome your suggestions and ideas.
There is no greater power than a community
discovering what it cares about ~
"What is possible?" not "What's wrong?"
~ Margaret Wheatley
Turning to One Another
UUCGT office hours
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm