UUCGT Flash 
August 9, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 546
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
Information & Gatherings
Save the Date!
Crop Hunger Walk 2018
UUCGT Calendar of Events
End Note

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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; 
but each of us can work to change
a small portion of events,
and in the total  of all those acts 
will be written
the history of this generation. 

~ Robert Kennedy
Sunday Service 
Sunday, August 12
10:30 AM:   "The Times They Are A-Changin'" -  a musical journey through the 60's with Donna Stein-Harris

Join us as we continue to explore our UU worldview through the music of the 60's.  This week we well focus on how this music expresses our fears, loss, and feelings of unrest and uncertainty.

Lifespan Experience
f or Children,  Youth  and Fam ilies!

Sundays in August ~  preK-8th grade

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Our 7th annual Specialty Class Summer continues to be fun and exciting! This month we will spend time "meeting the trees" that live on our property, grounding ourselves with some mindfulness games, and much more!

Suggested reading for families/parents this month:
This month I am suggesting a book to spark the imagination and get children thinking about grand adventures...

Atlas of Adventures:  A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe
by Rachel Williams

A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council)

"Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world.  Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil, or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age.  Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination.  With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery".

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Friday Night Out!
August 10, 5:30-9:00pm
Contact Sarah ASAP to reserve a spot!

E-blasts will include a variety of readings and resources, meditations and thoughts for parents.   Please email Sarah if you are interested in being added to our list for future editions! 
Information &  Gatherings

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UUCGT Summer Potlucks!

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Vocal Ensemble Summer Potluck & Meeting
 Thursday, August 9 @ 5:30 pm
Hosted by Mary Kiner
All VE members old & new & spouses are Welcome!

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Take a memorable stroll through the UUCGT hallways...into the 60's!
New exhibit provided by UUCGT Arts & Exhibitions Committee
Thank you!

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BCUU August Gathering
Wednesday, August 29
(location TBD)
6:30pm, bring a dish to pass, BYOB, chairs & a smile on your face!

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Local Community Needs

Save the Date!
Sunday, October 14
GT Civic Center

Save the Date!
~ Saturday, October 20 ~
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UUCGT Visioning / Objective Setting

Your Board of Trustees is planning a day of Visioning and Objective Setting for Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at UUCGT.   We plan to develop a Vision of where we should be going for the next three to five years and set some objectives for the next year to move us towards that Vision.  

Our session will be facilitated by UUA Consultant, Dori Davenport Thexton.  Dori has served UU congregations for fifteen years and has been on the UUA Field Staff for nineteen years.

The session will be open to any congregant who wishes to participate.  Board members will be attending and we would like Committee Chairs to be present or represented by someone else from their committee.  

Sign-ups for the session will begin in mid-September.  Watch the Flash, Beacon and Order of Service for more information in September.  In the meantime, please save the date!

Mike McDonald, President, Board of Trustees

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

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, August 9, 9:30am, sanctuary

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, August 9, 1:00pm, library

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

Vocal Ensemble Potluck & Meeting:  Thursday, August 9, 5:30pm @ Mary Kiner's

Community Needs Committee:  Friday, August 10, 10:00am, library

Friday Night Out:  Friday, August 10, 5:30-9:00pm,  classrooms

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, August 11 - contact Carolyn Kelly

Singing Sisters:  Saturday, August 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm, sanctuary

Indivisible GT Speaker Event:  Tuesday, August 1, 12 noon, sanctuary
(event not sponsored by UUCGT)

Concerned Citizens-Sinclair Media:  Tuesday, August 14, 1:00pm, sanctuary

Bridge Group:  Tuesdays, 1:00pm, social hall

Finance Committee:  Tuesday, August 14, 5:30pm, office

Wednesday Potluck!  August 15, 5:30 pm @ Penny Ort's -  Click here for Summer Potluck Schedule

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

Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, August 16, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

A Celebration of the Life of John Shields, MD:  Saturday, August 18, 4:00pm @ UUCGT -  Refreshments will follow the service.   His wife, Emmy Lou Cholak, will welcome all who wish to attend. 

End Note...


FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednesday each week


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