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Hello friends -
Rabbi Chava took a HIGHLY reliable online Facebook quiz and it was determined that her career path must also include being a SECRET AGENT.
We have chosen the name Double Oy 7. Double Oy 7's first spy task was to leave spiritual graffiti (from the Sources and Principles) for your reflective pleasure throughout the UUCGT building
during the month of July
If you find a saying that speaks to you, by all means keep it, and later pass it on ....
This message will self destruct - as soon as you hit delete.
UUA OyOy7 - Union of Undercover Agents
Sunday, July 9 - Lay-led service with Rev. Karen Mars
10:30 AM Service: "The Should'a, Would'a, Ought'as of Our Lives"
Wayne Dyer says, "Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made." Are our lives so filled with doing those things that we are sure we MUST do that we can find no time for the small joys that can truly color our lives beautiful - such as a walk on the beach, a concert in the park, the creation of something of beauty, a gathering of friends? How can we decide what is really important for the days, weeks, or years we have left in our lives?
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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Friday Night Out!
July 14th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
To reserve a spot, please contact Sarah before Monday, July 10!
hat's Going On At UUCGT?
~ PLEASE NOTE ~
Please schedule all committee meetings and events through
the UUCGT office to confirm availability and reduce double-scheduling.
Summer is here! Please call ahead to confirm office staff availability.
Please Note: Key code(s) will change on Monday, July 17
If you need the code to enter the building,
UUCGT Board Meeting:
July Board meeting will be held on TUESDAY, July 18, 5:30pm, classroom. Submissions for Board consideration should be sent to Linda Fletcher or Karl Love by noon on Wednesday, July 12.
LGBTQ Group will not be meeting during July and August
Meditation Workshop does not meet this week: Group
esumes July 13th
Vocal Ensemble does not meet this week
Peacemaker Needleworkers: Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
Facilities Committee: Friday, July 7, 10:00, social hall
Singing Sisters: Saturday, July 8, 10:00am-2:00pm, sanctuary
Saturday, July 8, 10:00am-1:00pm, classroom. All are welcome! See flier
Sunday, July 9, 5:00 - 7:00pm, sanctuary
Stretch & Strengthen
: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am (note time)
Staff Resources: Monday, July 10, 1:00pm, library
UU Men's Group: Monday, July 10, 5:30pm, Minerva's
: 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
Bridge Group: Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00pm, social hall
Soprano, Sage DeAgro-Ruopp Concert:
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00pm, sanctuary. Donations gladly accepted.
Wednesdays, 7:00pm, classroom
Shantideva Fan Club: Thursday, July 13, 9:30am, sanctuary
Congregational Care Team: Thursday, July 13, 1:00pm, library
Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall
Meditation Workshop: Thursday, July 13, 5:30pm, classroom
Music Committee: Thursday, July 13, 6:00pm, sanctuary
Friday Night Out:
Friday, July 14, 5:30-9:00pm, classrooms
Celebration of Life of Mercedes Kimling: Sunday, July 16, 12:30pm
F Y I
BEACON articles are due by the 25th of each month to
Update on UUA Dues:
The Finance Committee has recommended and the Board has approved additional payments to the UUA of $5,450 and to the Mid America District of $2,200. These payments, along with already budgeted payments, will result in 50% payment of our 2016-2017 dues overall. These payments will come from the surplus for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Additional distribution of 2016-2017 surplus will be determined once the books are closed in July and will be reported to you after Board approval. Mike McDonald, Finance Chair
UU Benzie Summer Potluck: Wednesday, July 12 at Laurie Mason's. Contact Laurie at 231-889-4718 for directions.
League of Women Voters: Information brochures for Kalkaska and Grand Traverse Counties will be available in the front entryway soon.
Be informed! Please pick one up!
FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednesday each week