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This Sunday is a very special day. Not only will we have the culmination of the Transcendentalist Series as they all arrive in our Sanctuary to have a roundtable conversation in our very midst; following this shorter service is our UUCGT Annual Meeting.
This is an important meeting, not only because of the elections and our gratitudes for the service of our outgoing leaders, because we will also be voting on the 2018-2019 budget and voting on future leaders of the LDC, our Leadership Development Committee.
You will be delighted by the one-act play on the Transcendentalists written by Andi Kramer which will cap off this series, and launch us into the Annual Meeting.
Please join us!
Every good blessing,
P.S. A reminder that on Sunday, June 24, our service will be live-streaming the UUA General Assembly Sunday Worship and will begin at 10:00 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the
national UUA community!
Sunday, June 3
Rabbi Chava Bahle, Andi Kramer
"A Roundtable of Transcendentalists
All Congregation Service
Join us as we bring together a variety of Transcendentalists in conversation and a One-Act Play,
"A Time Traveler Meets Transcendental Minds" written by Andi Kramer.
UUCGT ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, June 3, 2018
In preparation for the Annual Congregational Meeting, scheduled for 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 3, your Board has e-mailed or mailed to each member, a packet of information including the following:
- Leadership Development Committee
- Endowment Committee
Voting will be conducted at the conclusion of the meeting on June 3, and all members are encouraged to attend as a quorum will be required to proceed with the voting process.
Please note that only members will be allowed to vote.
Membership will be verified, and friends and visitors will not be allowed to cast ballots.
Absentee Ballots will be available in the UUCGT office on the following dates/times:
Thursday, May 31
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 3
Before the 10:30 service
ALL absentee ballots must be returned before the commencement of the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 3, 2018. If you need additional information regarding absentee ballots, please contact Kay Sturgeon at
If you are a UUCGT member, please plan to attend so you can help shape the future of our congregation!
Sundays in June ~
As we come to the end of our program year, we begin our final activities for "UU & YOU at Hogwarts".
"Potions" classes, "Herbology" classes and much more await our students! Don't forget - we will start planning our End-of-School Hogwarts Celebration scheduled for June 10
! There is much to do as we race towards summer!
Suggested reading for families/parents:
In May I suggested a lovely read-aloud book for families
as a follow-up to Harry Potter. This book is
filled with "
magic, adventure, friendship, and even a dragon who can't fly!"
"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"
by Grace Lin
*A Newbery Honor Book*
"In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Grace Lin, author of the beloved
Year of the Dog and
Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore,
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers."
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Sunday, June 3
All Congregation Service
Children remain in the sanctuary with family
Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30pm, Central Methodist Church. Contact
June 2, 9:30 - Noon
Meandering Path Flagging & Clean-Up Party!
offee and refreshments!
Wednesday Summer Potlucks! Interested in hosting a Wednesday Night Summer Potluck? June 13 is still available!
Membership Greeters! Looking for Members and Friends to take up the WELCOMING Challenge issued by Rabbi Chava Bahle during Sunday Service on May 20: In the tradition of our dear friend, John Ort, sign up to be a warm, friendly Greeter some Sunday soon! Sign up sheet is posted on the Bulletin Board near the office.
Many Thanks to those who regularly serve and to those who have signed up for June. More are NEEDED!
UUCGT Book Club: Sunday, June 10, 2:00-4:00pm,
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Barb Bloomer hosts
Call for Art!
"Peace, Love & Rock 'n Roll"
Arts & Exhibitions Team are looking for album covers, tie-dye, paintings, momentos, clothing...please contact Barb McClellan (941-2368) if you have a vintage item to contribute.
Save the Date!
Stop....and Smell the Roses!
Open Garden Celebration
Sunday, June 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Bring a vase, stroll the gardens and cut your own bouquet!
Enjoy light refreshments & good company in the Gazebo.
6351 Cherry Blossom Drive - contact Lauren Keinath, 342-0617
UUCGT Calendar of Events
Landscape Committee - Path Work: Saturday, June 2, 9:30am-noon
InterPlay Workshop: Saturday, June 2, 10:00-1:30pm, sanctuary
UUCGT Annual Meeting: Sunday, June 3 following the Service
Landscape Committee: Sunday, June 3 following Annual Meeting - Lilac pruning demonstration!
Mindfulness Meditation: Sunday, June 3 (1st Sunday), 2:30-6:30pm, sanctuary
UU Men's Group: Monday, June 4, 5:30pm @ Minerva's - "Alexander Hamilton" - articles in entryway
Stretch & Strengthen: Monday &
Wednesday @ 11:00am - Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday Potluck: June 6, 5:30pm, hosts - Mary Kiner & Cal Boulter
Peacemakers Needleworkers: Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
"Treat things poetically."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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