UUCGT  Flash 
October 11, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 555
 
In This Issue
Reflection
Sunday Service
Calendar of Events
CROP Hunger Walk
UU Visioning Sign Up
All Congregation Potluck
UU Social Justice
Introduction to Meditation
Bulletin Board
End Note
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We work for justice and equality with the power of compassion and compassionate power.
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Reflection....

"We were made to enjoy music,
to enjoy beautiful sunsets,
to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea
and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew...

 Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, 
for the sublime,
for the beautiful,
for the truthful...

and all of us are given the task
of trying to make this world a little more hospitable
to these beautiful things." 

-- Desmond Tutu

Sunday Service 
Sunday, October 14
10:30 AM:   "Two Ways of Listening - Civil Discourse "
Hal Gurian , Coordinator

In our current political scene, name-calling and extreme partisanship are shaping our culture.  It wasn't always like this. 

How can we, as Unitarians, set an example of civil communication?

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


Indivisible GT:  Tuesdays, 11:30am, sanctuary

Bridge Group:  Tuesdays, 1:00pm, social hall

UUCGT Board Meeting:  Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm, classroom

Leadership Development:  Tuesday, october 16, 7:00pm, library

Wednesday Potluck:  October 17, 5:30pm @ UUCGT - All Are Welcome!

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, October 18, 9:30am, sanctuary

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, October 18, 1:00pm, library

UUCGT Day of Visioning & Objective Setting:  Saturday, October 20, 9:00am - 3:00pm - lunch provided

Sunday Services Committee:  Sunday, October 21, 9:00am, classroom

UUCGT All Congregation Potluck Brunch!  Sunday, October 21 following the service.  All Are Welcome!

CROP HUNGER WALK
Sunday, October 14

GT Civic Center
Registration @
 1:30 pm 
Walk starts @ 2:00 pm


UUCGT Visioning / Objectives Session
Saturday, October 20 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm @ UUCGT

Sign up by calling the UU office @ 947-3117, or stop in! 
Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available

Please consider participating in UUCGT Visioning and Objective Setting!

We will develop a Vision of where we should be going for the next three to five years and set some Objectives for the next year to move us towards that Vision. 

Our session will be facilitated by UUA Consultant, Dori Davenport Thexton. Dori has served UU congregations for fifteen years and has been on the UUA Field Staff for nineteen years.

The session will be open to any congregant who wishes to participate. Board members will be attending and would like Committee Chairs to be present or represented by someone from their committee.  Everyone is welcome!

Mike McDonald
President, Board of Trustees
 
Everyone is Welcome!

All Congregation Potluck Brunch
With a Recap from the Visioning Session!
Sunday, October 21 following Sunday Service



Voting is a Social Justice Responsibility


Know your Proposals:  https://bit.ly/2AXUv0B

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Aware of our national UUA organization's actions for Social Justice?
Join them:   https://www.uua.org/justice


New!  4-Week Introductory Meditation Class
with Elisabeth Treefon
Starts October 18

UUCGT Bulletin Board


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Prospective UUCGT Member Orientation!  
Sunday, October 14 @ 12 Noon

You've been attending for a while...
Or you've been a UU member elsewhere...
We can explore your questions about membership at UUCGT
Sign up at the Welcome Table or email  office@uucgt.org

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Interactive Photography Exhibit by Calvin Boulter
This exhibit echoes two of the 7 UU Principles:
Principle 1:  The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Principle 4:  A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
What do these images communicate to you?

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Community Needs Committee - Boots & Shoes
Donations are still being accepted!  Gently used boots and shoes for Grace Episcopal Jubilee House.  Box is near the Social Hall should you have shoes/boots to donate!

Local Community Needs
End Note...

 

  

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