UUCGT  Flash 
October 18, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 556
 
In This Issue
Reflection
Sunday Service
Calendar of Events
Introduction to Meditation
UU Visioning Sign Up
All Congregation Potluck
Pinkie Hoffmann Memorial Service
UU Social Justice
UUCGT Clean-Up!
Bulletin Board
End Note
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Reflection....


Sunday Service 
Sunday, October 21
10:30 AM:   "The Faith of One Michigan Citizen "
Andi Kramer , Coordinator

Thanks to the faith of our Founding Fathers, we live in a nation of long-standing democracy.  However, many are frustrated by its current form and neglect to vote.  Cari Noga, a member of Voters, Not Politicians , will share her story of re-engagement as we approach Election Day. 

Also appearing will be Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, stressing UU's second source, words and deeds of prophetic women and men.

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

Wednesday Pizza Supper:  October 24, 5:30pm @ UUCGT - shared cost for salad, pizza, dessert -  All Are Welcome!

Celebration of Life Service for Pinkie Hoffmann:  Saturday, October 27, family visitation at 12:00 noon, service @ 1:00 pm at UUCGT

Interment of ashes by Hoffmann family:  A brief interment ceremony, Sunday, October 28 immediately following the service.  Members and friends are invited to join the family.

Social Justice Team:  Sunday, October 28 - Visit the information table during the social/coffee time after the service.

New!  4-Week Introductory Meditation Class
with Elisabeth Treefon
Starts October 18 @ 4:00pm
UUCGT classroom
If interested, contact  Elisabeth at 231-357-4700


UUCGT Visioning & Objective Setting Session
Saturday, October 20
9:00 am to 3:00 pm @ UUCGT

Sign-Up Today - Call the UU office @ 947-3117 
Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available

Join us in developing a Vision of where UUCGT should be going for the next three to five years and set some Objectives for the next year to move toward that Vision. 

Session will be facilitated by UUA Consultant, Dori Davenport Thexton.  Dori has served UU congregations for 15 years and has been on the UUA Field Staff for 19 years.

This session is open to any congregant who wishes to participate.  Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend or be represented by a committee member.  Everyone is welcome!

Mike McDonald
President, Board of Trustees

All Congregation Potluck Brunch!

Sunday, October 21 following Sunday Service
Bring a dish to pass & your own table service

Plus a recap from the Visioning Session!
 
Everyone is Welcome!


Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Pinkie Hoffmann

Saturday, October 27
1:00 pm at UUCGT

The Hoffmann family will be available at noon
to greet and visit with guests


Voting is a Social Justice Responsibility


Two one-stop nonpartisan informational sites for
candidates and proposals statewide

Bridge:    https://bit.ly/2EqrGLR

 League of Women Voters of Michigan:   https://bit.ly/2RTIXQo

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Next UUCGT Social Justice Team Meeting
Sunday, November 4 @ 11:45am - classroom
Join Us!


UUCGT Clean-Up Opportunity!
Saturday, November 3
9:00am - ??
Lend a hand for 15 minutes or an hour or two!



Bring your tools!
Indoor window washing
Outdoor clean-up
Have some fun!
Add some love!

UUCGT Bulletin Board


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Volunteers and cookies are needed for the memorial reception for Pinkie Hoffmann on Saturday, October 27.  If you can help, please contact Sandra McDonald at 935-3759 or  m_mcdonald@charter.net

UUCGT Financial Report as of September 30, 2018:   Please click here
 
UUCGT Men's Group:  Monday, November 5, 5:30pm @ Minerva's.  Articles are in the front entryway.

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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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