UUCGT Flash 
June 29, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 488
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

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Friends - 

This will be my last Flash message until the end of July.  A description of my Study Bardo will appear in the Beacon later this month, including where I will be when and the gifts with which I hope to return to you on August 2.  
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Sunday Services Committee, Congregational Care Team, Board and our Staff who are ensuring a smooth month around my major duties.  (A reminder that there is no service here at the UU on July 2.)
On July 16, we will be honoring the life of Mercedes Kimling; I look forward to being together with you for that special service, following our 10:30 AM service. 
The purpose of this Study Bardo is to consider this teaching and these questions from author, minister and counselor Wayne Muller:  

"Who am I?
What do I love?  
How shall I live, knowing I will die?  
What is my gift to the family of the earth?"

I look forward already to our reunion, beloveds, and will be holding you in my heart on the Way.

In blessing - 

Rabbi Chava

-- No Sunday Service on July 2 --
Enjoy the 4th of July Holiday!

Lifespan Experience  f or Children,
Youth  and Fam ilies!

Please Note:  No Sunday Service on July 2

Sundays in July

Our 5th annual Specialty Class Summer (our summer program for children preK-5th grade on Sunday mornings which runs June 1st - Resumption Sunday in September) is off to a great start!  These lessons consist of fun & informative experiences led by congregants and special guests.  July features lessons on beekeeping, our UU ancestor, Fannie Farmer, and much more!  

Youth are invited to remain in the sanctuary throughout the summer.

This month's suggested readings for families/parents are silly and fun!
  • The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak
  • Woolbur - Leslie Helakowski
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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

No Wednesday Potluck on Wednesday, July 5th

LGBTQ Group will not be meeting during July and August

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

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

Mindfulness Meditation:  Sunday, July 2, 2:30 - 6:30pm (1st Sunday), sanctuary

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

Community Lunch will be held on T uesday, July 4th - 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 

Bridge Group will meet on Tuesday, July 4th, 1:00-4:00pm, social hall

International Dances :  Wednesdays, 7:00pm, classroom

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

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

Facilities Committee:  Friday, July 7, 10:00, social hall

Singing Sisters:  Saturday, July 8, 10:00am-2:00pm, sanctuary

InterPlay Workshop:  Saturday, July 8, 10:00am-1:00pm, classroom.  All are welcome!  See flier here.

UUCGT supports National Pride Month!


FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednes days - email office@uucgt.org

BEACON articles are due by the 25th of each month to 

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League of Women Voters:  Information brochures for Kalkaska and Grand Traverse Counties will be available in the front entryway soon.  Please pick one up!

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Local Community Needs

End Note...

Each of us inevitable,
Each of us limitless --
Each of us with his or her
right upon the earth,
Each of us allow'd
the eternal purports
of the earth,
Each of us here
as divinely as any is here.
~ Walt Whitman ~
Leaves of Grass


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