UUCGT Flash 
January 19, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 465
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
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Beloved Community - 

First, let me acknowledge again the sad loss of Ron Yatich.  Because the celebration of his life will occur this Sunday following the service, we will not hold our 9 AM study this week.

I write to you from Broomfield, Colorado, where I am in the good company of 150 colleagues - studying, singing, learning, connecting and thinking about the future.  Being here makes me deeply mindful of how fortunate we are to have a congregation that encourages us to value hope over cynicism, conscientiousness over cruelty, and love over hate.

This Sunday, we will gather for our 10:30 AM service, and I am bringing home a wonderful surprise:  three dear friends - Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, President of the OHALAH: Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal; her husband, author Dr. Stephen Jurovics - a real treat for the Green Sanctuary team - who will offer a short reading from his book, Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change; and the multi-talented Rev. Stacy Grove.  They have all agreed to participate in the service.

I look forward to coming home and being together on this important inauguration weekend.

Blessings - 
Rabbi Chava 

Sunday Service 
Sunday, January 22 - Rabbi Chava Bahle & Friends
No 9:00 AM Program
10:30 AM Service:
 " Swearing-In ~  Post-Inauguration"
This Sunday, after a new President of the United States has been sworn in, we will explore our congregation's commitments to living the sacred promises of participation in democracy, civil disobedience and creative protest.

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. 

Sundays in January
In our Sunday classes for children we will be considering the themes of Non-Violent Community and how to be a Peacemaker along with the larger congregational community.  Lessons in the children's classrooms will include activities from "Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome!"  The book by the same title is worth purchasing - it's a wonderfully fun resource. 
Click HERE   for information on the book, including purchasing options.

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

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


Wednesday Supper:  January 25, 5:30pm / social time & 6:00pm / $5 adults/$3-10 & under.  Join together in  fellowship and a shared meal!

Brew Pub Brewing Community:  Thursday, January 26, 5:00-7:00pm, The Workshop Brew Pub (Warehouse District).  Family-friendly gathering!

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, January 28, 4:00-6:00pm, sanctuary.  See January Beacon for more information or contact
Carolyn Kelly or Rabbi Chava.

Prospective Member Orientation Session: Sunday, January 29, 12noon-1:15pm.  Please notify the office at  office@uucgt.org if you will attend and if child care is needed.  We welcome all attendees who are considering membership at UUCGT to attend this informative meeting.


 2017 Directory Reminder:  Publishing in late January!  Review your listing and email the office with any changes.  Please Note:  Members need to have a completed pledge form on record for the July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 fiscal year to be designated as a Member in the annual Directory. UUCGT Bylaws grant members rights and privileges of membership as follows:  
- May vote on matters of congregational governance 4 weeks after      becoming a member; and 
- May serve as an Officer of the Board or as a Committee Chair.
Contact Sheri Novak at  bookie@uucgt.org  for more information.

Wanted:  6 gently used conference chairs for UUCGT office.

 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.

  U U 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.  Please see January Beacon for more information, or contact  Lee Edwards .

  15  Minutes with the Rabbi:   Sunday,  February 12, 10:00-10:15am
Intended for up to 4 people, this time is for 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.

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

 N ew Member Welcome Service:   Sunday,  February 26 .  For our newest Members!  Please contact  Chris Walter  with questions.

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