UUCGT Flash 
July 6, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 489
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

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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 Service 
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?

Lifespan Experience  f or Children,
Youth  and Fam ilies!

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!

W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

Please schedule all committee meetings and events through
the UUCGT office to confirm availability and reduce double-scheduling. 
Contact office@uucgt.org.
Thank you!

UUCGT Website Calendar
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,
please contact 

Meetings &  Activities

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  r 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

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

Mindfulness Meditation:   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

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

Soprano, Sage DeAgro-Ruopp Concert:  Tuesday, July 11, 7:00pm, sanctuary.  Donations gladly accepted.

International Dances:   Wednesdays, 7:00pm, classroom

Shantideva Fan Club:  Thursday, July 13, 9:30am, sanctuary

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, July 13, 1:00pm, library

Peacemaker Needleworkers:   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


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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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!

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Local Community Needs

End Note...

Summer's Beauty


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