UUCGT Flash 
May 31, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 536
In This Issue
Sunday Service
UUCGT Annual Meeting
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
Information & Gatherings
UUCGT Calendar of Events
End Note

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Beloved Community,

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,

Rabbi Chava 

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 Service 
Sunday, June 3   -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Andi Kramer
10:30 AM:  "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.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
following  Sunday Service

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:

- Board
- 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  twodogk@aol.com .

If you are a UUCGT member, please plan to attend so you can help shape the future of our congregation!

Lifespan Experience
f or Children,  Youth  and Fam ilies!

Sundays in June ~  preK-8th grade

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 th !  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

Information &  Gatherings

Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:  Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30pm, Central Methodist Church.  Contact  Liz Bruning

Landscape Committee:    Saturday,  June 2, 9:30 - Noon :   Meandering Path Flagging & Clean-Up Party!   C offee and refreshments!  
Children and families are encouraged to attend!   Please  see full Schedule of Events Here

Wednesday Summer Potlucks!  Interested in hosting a Wednesday Night Summer Potluck?  June 13 is still available!  
Please  contact Sandra McDonald  if you'd like to host.  Thank you!

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

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Local Community Needs
UUCGT Calendar of Events
(Please contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule meetings and 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
End Note...
"Treat things poetically."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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