UUCGT  Flash 
March 21, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 578
 
In This Issue
Reflection
Sunday Service
Bulletin Board
Social Justice
Calendar of Events
End Note
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Reflection...

The Freshness of Life

We greet the coming Spring with joy!
Nature brings us countless reminders of Life's beauty and freshness. 
The quality of freshness is something we all can cultivate.
Every moment provides an opportunity for a fresh start. 

Yet, we often act as though all the feelings and ideas we have are fixed - burdens we can't set down. Hanging on to negative stories about ourselves and others, or what we think must happen, adds to our collective suffering.

The freshness of Spring reminds us to lighten our hearts and offer our sweetness to others. 
Like the morning dew, or the tenderest shoots and buds slowly peeking out, we can allow a smile to sit lightly on our lips. 
Like flowers, each of us is a beautiful expression of our creative, living Earth.

Offering your freshness to another being is a beautiful gift!

from "Kosmos Journal"
(web version)

 
Sunday Service 
Sunday, March 24 - Rev. Beth Marshall
Amanda Mangiardi, coordinator
10:30 AM:   "Building Cathedrals"

Good things come to those who wait, and to those who dedicate themselves for the long haul. Come celebrate a bold future of strength and daring.

Children and Youth Programs
PreK-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th grade) programs are available, as well as  Nursery c hild care for  infants through age 4.

Welcome Rev. Beth Marshall!

Rev. Beth will be speaking on Sunday, March 24 & March 31

Join Rev. Beth for a Brown Bag Lunch!
Thursday, March 28, noon - 1:00pm  
Bring your own lunch, no agenda, just an opportunity to chat over lunch. (tea & coffee available)

Please note Rev Beth's additional schedule as follows:
April 19 - 28
May 10 - 19
June 14 - 23
July 12 - 21

UUCGT Bulletin Board 
 

check markImmigration Issues:   Jerry Schatz will have a table set-up in the Social Hall after the service on Sunday, March 24 - Please stop by!

check markProposed Covenant discussions:  C ontinue at a table in the Social Hall following the service on Sunday, March 24. Input received so far has been most helpful, and we'd love to hear from more of you!
- Dusty Culton, Jane Watts, Mary Van Valin

check mark Share Your Talent!   Calling all Musicians, Singers, Poets! 
Sunday, April 14 is our All Music Service! featuring original or other compositions of members & friends. We are looking for songs, instrumentals, poetry, improvisations.  If you have something to share, please contact John Bailey, UUCGT Music Director, at peracola@gmail.com or office@uucgt.org with your name, phone and name/type of music.

check markRE teachers are looking for child-sized tables for the classroom:
Tables should be low enough for children to either sit on the floor, or sit in small chairs while working. Wooden tables would be great if we can find them! If you have a donation, please talk with one of the RE teachers. Thank you! - Susan, Katie, and Logan

check markSpring Housekeeping:    Check out Lost & Found for your lost items & b ack coat room for 6-disk CD player; DVD player; 2 speakers; TV; cart; box of VHS videos.  Remaining items will be donated to Goodwill on April 1
(no fooling!)

check markUUCGT Book Club:  Sunday, April 14 @ 2:00pm - title, Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. Candace Lee will host. UU Book Club welcomes new members!

Why we help our neighbors at Safe Harbor...

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Local Community Needs

Immigration Issues
Sunday, March 24 - Jerry Schatz will have a table set up in the social hall following the service - Stop by!

Social Justice Team Meeting
Sunday, March 24 @ noon - library
Say hello to Rev. Beth then stop in for Social Justice updates!

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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 your meetings and events

 
 



- UUCGT Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm, social hall

- SokukoJi Buddhist Meditation: Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm, 
     meditation room

- Wednesday Pizza Supper : March 27 , 5:30pm, shared cost - Join Us!







End Note...

"With love somes understanding, and with understanding comes love. Ultimately, love and understanding are one...
When we make true connection we touch what is holy. Hospitality is the start of the journey;
it is the enactment of our Unitarian faith."

- Peter Morales, former UUA President

  

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