UUCGT Flash 
June 22, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 487
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

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Beloved friends,

It is a delightful coincidence that this Sunday happens to be Sacred Heart Day in the Christian tradition as well as the 4th Annual Up North Pride Rally and Visibility March in Traverse City.  It is a day about healing and opening our hearts. 

We will celebrate with a magnificent and short service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a brown bag lunch at the UU (it is possible there may be cake!), and then go off to join the activities for the Up North Pride March.
Gather at 12:30pm at The Little Fleet for a short rally, then march down Front Street to the Clinch Park Beach .   Bring your posters, rainbow flags and Pride spirit as we march through downtown Traverse City.   Bikes, strollers, dogs, coaster toys are all welcome!
Come join us and be blessed with the work of opening and healing your heart no matter what it contains.  This will be a wonderful day for our community, and a time to remember that UUCGT has always been a leader in LGBTQ+ rights leadership.
Looking forward to being with you on Sunday.

In blessing - 

Rabbi Chava


Reminder that t here will be no Sunday service on July 2 nd .

Sunday Service 
Sunday, June 25 -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Kathy Booker-Graham and Mark Dragovich
1 0:30 AM Service:   "The Loving Heart"
Children and Youth are invited to stay in the service with parents.

How do we cultivate an open, loving heart?  It is risky to live vulnerably, but as UUs we are encouraged to live boldly and bravely...this means the risk of an open heart.

In the well-known words of Jay Abernathy, Jr. -
We affirm that love is our greatest purpose.
Accepting one another is the truest form of faithful living.
The search for truth is our constant star.

We pledge our hearts, minds, and hands:
To challenge injustice with courage;
To find hope in times of fear;
And to live out our Unitarian Universalist values every day as a beloved community.

Thus do we covenant with each other and with all that is sacred in life.

Lifespan Experience  f or Children,
Youth  and Fam ilies!

Sunday Service:  10:30 a.m.  
Sunday programming for Children and Youth through August (the remainder of this program year) will complement Sunday Services in our efforts to move closer to congregational thematic ministry.
This thematic calendar will explore the Six Source traditions, and consider wisdom from around the world. 

Sundays in June

We are pleased to share that we are launching our 5th annual Specialty Class Summer - our Sunday morning Summer Program for children preK-5th grade runs June 1st through September 3rd.  This program consists of fun & informative lessons led by congregants and special guests.  Anyone from the congregation interested in sharing a hobby, craft, skill, or lesson is encouraged to contact Sarah to schedule a Sunday to work with the children.  

Youth are invited to remain in the sanctuary throughout the summer.
Suggested readings for families/parents this month include:
  • Henry Builds a Cabin by DB Johnson
  • Henry Climbs a Mountain by DB Johnson
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W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

UUCGT Website Calendar
Activities are also listed in the Order of Service & Beacon
To schedule meetings, please contact  office@uucgt.org

If you need the code to enter the building, please make arrangements during office hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Meetings & Activities

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, June 22, 1:00pm, library

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

Introductory Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, June 22, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, sanctuary.  All are Welcome!

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, June 24, 3:00-5:00pm, sanctuary

LGBTQ Group :  Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm, classroom

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

Committee on Ministry:  Monday, June 26, 10:00am, sanctuary

Stretch & Strengthen:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am (time change)

Community Lunch :  Tuesdays - volunteers meet at 10:30am.  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.  For more information, or to volunteer, call Mary Kiner at 935-3050, or email  marykiner@charter.net

Bridge Group:  Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00pm, social hall

Rabbi Chava Open Office Hours :  Tuesday, June 27, 4:00-5:30pm

Brewing Community & Dinner Out:  Wednesday, June 28, 5:00pm, The Filling Station - Family-friendly for all!
Please note:  No Wednesday Potluck on Wednesday, July 5th.

International Dances :  Wednesdays, 7:00pm, classroom

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, June 29, 9:30am, sanctuary

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

No Meditation Workshops on Thursday, June 29 or July 6   
Meditation W orkshops will resume July 13th.

UU Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary


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Stop....and smell the Roses!

Open Garden Celebration in Lauren's Gardens

Sunday, June 25, 3:00 - 6:00pm.   Bring a vase, stroll the gardens and cut whatever you like to take home with you.   Enjoy the peace & delight a garden brings.   Stop in Karl's Gazebo for some light refreshment, visit with friends & neighbors.   [Just like an Open House - come when you can, stay as long as you like, leave when you must.]
6351 Cherry Blossom Drive - c ontact Lauren Keinath at 342-0617

TC Sings Concert:  Sunday, June 25, 4:00pm, UU sanctuary.  A celebration of song to benefit FLOW (For Love of Water).  
Free admission, donations for FLOW gladly accepted.  For more information, see flier here or  link to Facebook event .

Please Note:   No Service on Sunday, July 2 in celebration of the July 4th weekend.

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Local Community Needs

End Note...

Relaxing into the joys of Summer...


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