UUCGT Flash 
July 27, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 492
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

Congregational Vision

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We provide a safe, caring community where all can freely explore diverse religious thought. We work for justice and equality with the power of compassion and compassionate power.
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Sunday Service 
Sunday, July 30 - Lay-led service with Margaret Wozniak, Alline
             Beutler and Marcelo Betti from Justice for Our Neighbors                (JFON)
10:30 AM:  "Justice For Our Neighbors"

Justice For Our Neighbors West Michigan is a ministry of hospitality in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Traverse City that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, and offering education to communities of faith and the public.  JFON advocates for immigrants on issues of social justice and works to make our communities more welcoming to all immigrants, regardless of race or religion.

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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W hat's Going On At UUCGT?

~ Please Note ~
Please schedule events and meetings through the office to confirm
availability and reduce double-scheduling 

~ Happy Summer! ~
Due to vacation schedules, please call ahead to check staff availability

~ A Building Reminder ~
Please remember when using the building...it is incumbent upon everyone to be sure the doors are locked, the lights are off, and the windows are closed.  Please help keep our Congregation home secure and do a thorough check each time you leave the building.  Thank you!

UUCGT Calendar
Meetings &  Activities

Peacemaker Needleworkers will not meet this week

Meditation Workshop will not meet this week

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Mindfulness Meditation:   Sundays, 5:00 - 7:00pm, sanctuary

Stretch & Strengthen :  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am

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

Leadership Development:  Tuesday, August 1, 5:00pm, classroom

Shantideva Fan Club:  Date changed to Wednesday, August 2, 9:30am, sanctuary

Wednesday Summer Potlucks - 6:00 pm
Your August Hosts:
August 2       Ann Dressel
August 9       Mary Kiner (location change)
August 16     Connie Armstrong & Chuck Grabiel
August 23     Cindy & Bob Clements (location change)
August 30     Dinner out with Brewing Community @ Rare Bird

Peacemaker Needleworkers:  Thursday, August 3, 1:30pm, social hall

Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, August 3, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Facilities Committee:   Friday, August 4, 10:00am.  Anyone interested in participating on a Landscape Committee is invited to attend.  
For more information, please contact David Halsted (409-0854) or Richard Miller (946-4853) for details.


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Higher Grounds Coffee Orders are due on Sunday, July 30th!

UUCGT Financial Summary  as of June 30, 2017:   Click Here

Benzie UU Program Committee:  Wednesday, August 2, 6:00pm

Benzie UU Summer Potluck:  Wednesday, August 9 -  Contact 
Congregation Beth Shalom Jazz Shabbat Service: August 18, 7:30 pm @ UUCGT  with Jeff Haas and Rabbi Sleutelberg.   Reserved free tickets are required.   For more information,  click here

  August 24, 25, 26
9:00am - 5:00pm

Please bring books to UUCGT on Sunday, August 20!

Volunteer to help!

For more information,  contact

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Local Community Needs

End Note...

Hospitality is a form of worship.
- Babylonian Talmud
  Shabbat 127a


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