UUCGT  Flash 
August 22, 2019
Vol. 13, Issue 600
In This Issue
Minister's Musings
Sunday Service
Children & Youth
Our Whole Lives
Job Opportunity! Music Director
Women's Resource Center
UUCGT Bulletin Board
Social Justice
UUCGT Calendar
End Note...


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Traveler there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
~ Antonio Machado

Sunday Service 
10:30 AM Sunday, August 25 - "Br ead for the Journey"
Rev. Cathy Harrington,  Amanda Mangiardi, coordinator

Change is inevitable. This sermon is an exploration into the wonder of life and the unexpected events that lead us to new experiences that can offer unlimited reward and joy.

Children & Youth
Religious Education
Nursery care for infants through age 4 is available

During our Summer RE Program for PreK-5th grade and Youth (5th-8th grade), c hildren are asked to come directly to the RE classroom when they arrive. We  will be outside as much as possible!

We are very excited to embark on a yearlong exploration of World Religions beginning on September 8. We are looking for guest speakers, so if you or someone you know identifies as  Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Pagan, Taoist, or any other religion and would like to teach us about your faith, we would love to learn from you!
Look for more information about our new World Religions program in the September Beacon!

Holistic Lifespan Sexuality Education
7th - 9th grade students

 Parent I nformation M eeting
Sunday, September 8 at 4:30 pm

The RE program is offering Our Whole Lives for 7th through 9th grade students in the upcoming school year - October through April.

Read the OWL article in the Record Eagle here:  https://bit.ly/2yVJOYJ

This program is open to all students in the community. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please pick up a brochure or flier from the RE classroom to share or download and print here

Questions? contact  Betsy Hammerberg or  Katie Tomczyk

UUCGT seeks a part-time Music  Director
(10 hours/week)   to nurture and facilitate music as an integral part
of the congregation's intellectual and spiritual life
A background in choral conducting in a school or church environment as well as basic piano skills  are required
Please visit  www.uucgt.org  for a complete job description
or call 947-3117 for more information

Recent contact with the Women's Resource Center highlighted a need for women's sanitary supplies as crisis displacement often leaves them without basic necessities. As a result, they need tampons, sanitary napkins, and toilet paper. There will be a donation box in the lobby by the kitchen should you care to donate.  Thanks so much!
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Our next quarterly distribution is in November. We always welcome your suggestions and ideas -  Community Needs Request form

UUCGT Bulletin Board 

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UUCGT Financial Statement as of July 31, 2019 - click here
check mark Please join us in b eautifying our grounds!  H elp move  our Meandering Pathway along just a little further  every Sunday after service (weather permitting). 30 minutes of your time can translate into a lifetime journey for someone else. Come as you can, stay as you will, leave when you must...we appreciate every bit you do!
check markInterested in a Tour of the American Waste Recycling Plant?  
We are still taking names! Contact the office with days and times that are good for you - Chris Lautz will organize a tour!
check mark T hanks to those who have signed up to Greet on Sunday mornings! S eptember G reeters are needed!  S ign up on the bulletin board by the office & share your welcoming presence!
check mark Really Fun Policy Committee Seeks Members
This is a committee with very few meetings, nobody really knows what we do, but our work is vitally important to the underlying governance of UUCGT.  If interested, contact Tom Darnton or Judy Myers
check mark  Office Volunteers needed mid-September:  Office/phone coverage is needed 9/16 - 19 and 9/23 - 9/26 for 2-3 hour time slots Tuesday - Thursday. P lease call the office at 947-3117.  Interested in learning how to publish the Flash? It's easy! Volunteer needed for two issues - 9/19 & 9/26.  Thank you!
check mark  Speaker @ UUCGT -   Katie Gresziak, Invasive Species Network:  Wednesday, September 26, 7:00pm following Wednesday Supper. Katie will offer  a presentation on methods used to control invasive species, including the use of herbicides.  Mark Your Calendar - All are Welcome!
check mark UUCGT Book Club resumes in September! 
"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Celia Owens.  September 15 @ 2:00pm - Harriet Wall will host (note date/location change)

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~~~ UU Vendors Wanted ~~~ 

We are planning a Craft, Book & Bake Fair  on Sunday, October 20 and Sunday, October 27  from 11:45 am to 2:00 pm.  Do you have an Art or Craft that you'd like to sell?  If interested, contact  Chris Lautz   or call 860-884-7741 or the office.
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UUCGT Volunteers @ Safe Harbor
Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, November 16 (pm) - Saturday, November 23 (am)
Saturday, February 8 (pm) - Saturday, February 15 (am)

If you have any questions, please contact Mike or Sandra McDonald

There is always hope.
Refugees of the world will compete in summer Olympics

UUCGT Social Justice Action Team
Emmy Lou Cholak, co-chair
UUCGT Calendar of Events

To schedule meetings and events, contact  office@uucgt.org

- Peacemaker Needleworkers: Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

UUCGT Grounds:  Sundays after service (weather permitting) - Try your hand in building our Meandering Pathway! 30 minutes of your time can translate into a lifetime journey for a future someone

Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, August 25, 5:00-7:00pm, sanctuary - see www.tcmmg.org for more information

Stretch & Strengthen: Monday & Wednesday @ 11:00a.m. 
Everyone is Welcome!

- SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation: Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm, meditation room. See  https://sokukojitc.org/ for more information

- No   Wednesday Potluck on August  28

- UUCGT Board Meeting: Wednesday, August 28, 7:00pm, sanctuary (please note date change)

Vocal Ensemble: Thursday, August 29, 7:00pm, sanctuary

End Note...

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present
to what is happening  in the world.

~ Joanna Macy


UUCGT office hours
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Friday

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