UUCGT Flash 
May 10, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 533
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
Information & Gatherings
UUCGT Calendar of Events
End Note

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We light our chalice for mothers and mothering;
to celebrate those who have taken on the task
of nurturing a young one -
baby, child, or youth - into adulthood;  
to celebrate those who have nourished the light of truth and
compassion in growing minds and hearts;
to celebrate those who have committed time, money,
energy to the growth of others in this world.  
We light our chalice to celebrate and hold dear this flame of love. 

 - Deane Oliva

When we finish this Sunday service and continue our journey of exploration through the eyes of the Women Transcendentalists, please join us to celebrate all of those people - mothers, fathers, siblings - who helped nurture the youngest and most vulnerable in our society and in the world.

A reminder that the Program Council meets at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, and next Sunday, May 20, members will have a chance to meet candidates for the UUCGT Board and Leadership Development Committee, as well as review the proposed budget for 2018 to 2019.  There will be no Compassion study group these 2 weeks.

In blessing,...especially to those who have given of their time, talent and treasure to nurture UUCGT.

Rabbi Chava

Sunday Service 
Sunday, May 13   -   Rabbi Chava Bahle, Margaret Wozniak
10:30 AM:  "Women Transcendentalists & Mother's Day "
  All Congregation Service
   (All ages are invited to remain in the service with their families)

Our discussion of the Transcendentalists would not be complete without the voices of the amazing and brave women who were welcomed as part of this movement.  Some of their names are known to us, some are lesser-known, but there are powerful lessons to be drawn from the teachings of these women. 

Rabbi Chava will explore "From Suffrage to #MeToo" to look at the trajectory from the 19th century until today.

We will also be blessed with beautiful music for this Mother's Day service.

Lifespan Experience
f or Children,  Youth  and Fam ilies!

Sundays in May ~  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 the summer!

Friday Night Out!
May 11, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Contact Sarah ASAP  to reserve a spot!

Suggested reading for families/parents this month

This month, I am suggesting 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."

Information &  Gatherings

UUCGT Financial Report as of April 30, 2018:  Please click here 

Big Screen TV Training - 2 options:  
Monday, May 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, May 21, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Those interested in learning how to operate the big screen TV are welcome!  Bring a laptop or tablet with you.   Contact Lauren Keinath

Voters Not Politicians Training: 
Saturday, May 19, 9:00am-12 Noon, classroom -  Contact Rick Walter

Memorial Reception 3rd Co-Chair and Volunteers are needed!
Contact Lauren Keinath (342-0617) or Sandra McDonald (935-3759) if this is an area where you would enjoy serving the UU community!

Wednesday Summer Potlucks!  Looking for hosts for Wednesday Night Summer Potlucks on June 13 &  August 22.   Please contact Sandra McDonald  if you'd like to host one of these dates in your home.  Thank you!

Mark Gustafson presents a talk on "Finding My Truth Through Literature"
Monday, May 14 @ 7:00pm - TC Public Library, sponsored by Grand Traverse Humanists

Art Exhibit:  "Peace, Love & Rock 'n Roll" -  Call for Contributions!
Album covers, tie-dye, paintings, momentos, clothing...please contact Barb McClellan (941-2368) if you have a vintage item to contribute.  

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Local Community Needs
UUCGT Calendar of Events
(Please contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule meetings and events)

Peacemakers Needleworkers:  Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Friday Night Out!  May 11, 5:30-9:00pm, classrooms

Program Council:  Sunday, May 13, 9:00am, classroom

Mindfulness Meditation:  Sunday, May 13, 5:00-7:00pm, sanctuary

Big Screen TV Training:  Monday, May 14 @ 2:00-4:00pm, sanctuary
Anyone interested in learning how to operate this equipment is welcome - bring a laptop or tablet with you!  Alternate training date is Monday, May 21 at 9:00am.   Contact Lauren Keinath

Stretch & Strengthen:   Classes meet Monday & Wednesday @ 11:00am - Get ready for summer!  Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday Community Lunch:  Volunteers meet at 10:30am / Lunch at 11:30am.  Every week for the past 25 years, UUCGT has provided a free lunch for anyone in the community who would like to come to Friends Church located at Fifth and Oak Streets in Traverse City.  To volunteer, call Mary Kiner at 935-3050, or email  marykiner@charter.net

Sunday Services Committee:  Wednesday, May 16, 4:00pm, classroom

Membership Committee:  Wednesday, May 16, 4:15pm, library

Wednesday Potluck:  May 16, 5:00pm/social hour & 6:00pm/supper -  All are Welcome!

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, May 17, 9:30am, sanctuary

Peacemakers Needleworkers:  Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, May 17, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursday, May 17, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Voters Not Politicians Training:  Saturday, May 19, 9:00am-12 Noon, classroom -  Contact Rick Walter

End Note...


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