UUCGT Flash 
January 26, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 466
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
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Friends - 

Can you feel it?  We are emerging?  If you have been around UUCGT this week, you can feel the energy rising, like the earliest sap in the trees - we are rising.  

This Saturday, UUCGT will host its first Women's New Moon group at 4 PM in the sanctuary.  Come together! 

Join us this Sunday as we continue to awaken as powerful peacemakers. At 9 AM we will explore peace making aspects of our congregational covenant, and our 10:30 AM Service will be a high energy All Congregation celebration. Then at 11:45 AM, for those of our friends who are interested in becoming members, we will gather to learn about the history and values of this beloved community. 

Yes - we are emerging, friends, again, as a community of light, love and hope.

Blessings - 
Rabbi Chava 

Sunday Service 
Sunday, January 29 - Rabbi Chava Bahle
9:00 AM Program:  "Skills of Peacemaking Hidden in Our                                      Congregation Covenant"
10:30 AM Service:
  "A Congregation of Peace Makers "
In this All Congregation service, we will explore the basic ideas of what it means to be peacemakers.  What is this built upon, other than good intentions?

Lifespan Experience  f or Children and Youth (and Families!)
Sunday Service:  10:30 a.m.  
Sunday programming for Children and Youth throughout 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. 

Our Child of the Month is Sofia Cabrera!

Make sure you take a moment to greet Sofia when you see her, and check out the poster featuring her in the social hall!
Each month we will give special attention to a child or youth from our UUCGT community!  A picture of them will be featured in the social hall, along with a little bit about them.  Interested in more information and how to participate?  Click  HERE

Looking Ahead to Sundays in February
In our Sunday classes for children we will be considering the themes of inclusion, diversity and justice for all through lessons tied to the book, "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt.  Every voice is important, and EVERY CRAYON COUNTS!
Suggested Reading for Families in February
"The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey " by Louise Bordon

Friday Night Out is February 10th
Register with  Sarah by Monday, February 6th

Our Director of Lifespan Experience, Sarah Montgomery-Richards, has returned from her time out of the office following the birth of their baby girl. Many thanks to Marco Cabrera and the Lifespan Experience Committee for all of their work to support programming while Sarah was away!
W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

UUCGT Website Calendar - Click 
Activities are also listed in the Order of Service & Beacon
Please contact the office to schedule Committee meetings & events


Brew Pub Brewing Community:  Thursday, January 26, 5:00pm @ The Workshop Brew Pub (Warehouse District).  Family friendly, great brews & delicious food!

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, January 28, 4:00pm-6:00pm, sanctuary.  Women gathering to celebrate the New Moon is an ancient custom, a time when we rest in the potential of the dark quiet of the new moon and consider the time ahead.  Each month will focus on an aspect of our inner and outer lives.  F or more information contact  Carolyn Kelly or Rabbi Chava.

Prospective Member Orientation Session: Sunday, January 29, 11:45am.  We welcome everyone who is considering membership at UUCGT to attend this informative meeting.  Please notify the  office ASAP if you will attend or if child care is needed.

Wednesday UU POTLUCK!  February 1, 5:30pm / social time & 6:00pm dinner.  Join together in  fellowship, conversation and a shared meal!

UU Men's Group:  Monday, February 6, 5:30pm, Minerva's.  Hand-outs available in the office. 

InterPlay Workshops at UUCGT - Save the Dates!  2nd Saturdays starting February 11, 10:00pm-1:00pm, sanctuary.  Join us for a joyful, creative, and transformative experience  through drama, movement & connection.    Please see December Beacon, pg 5 for more information, or contact  Lee Edwards .

15 Minutes with the Rabbi:   Sunday,  February 12, 10:00-10:15am
Intended for up to 4 individuals who are already acquainted with Rabbi Bahle and/or with the UU faith, or who are unable to attend the Orientation Session on January 29th.  Registration is required by notifying the office.

UUCGT Book Club:   February 12, 2:00pm, "Babbit" by Upton Sinclair
Book Club is open to all!  Join us for great discussions!

N ew Member Welcome Service:   Sunday,  February 26, 10:30AM
For our newest Members!  Please contact Membership Co-Chair,  Chris Walter  with questions.


   Leadership Development Committee Invites Your Help
The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is working to prepare a slate of candidates for the UU Board of Trustees, the Endowment Committee and the LDC to be elected at the UUCGT Annual Meeting in June.   Until February 15, Members of UUCGT may suggest possible candidates.  Please make suggestions to any LDC member:  Tom Darnton, Nancy Doughty, Richard Miller, Judy Myers, Mary VanValin or Judith Weaver.  More detailed information is in the January Beacon.

 Higher Grounds = Great  Orders are due Sunday, January 29th!  Coffee purchases benefit local Social Justice Action projects.  Please complete your order form & check, and place in the Coffee Order envelope in the alcove area.

6 gently used conference chairs for UUCGT office.  If you have ideas or a lead,  please  contact the office.  Thank you!

Local Community Needs

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Wistfully seeking Winter...

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