UUCGT Flash 
June 15, 2017
Vol. 11, Issue 486
In This Issue
Sunday Service
Lifespan Experience for Children, Youth & Families
What's Going on at UUCGT?
End Note

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We call upon all those who have lived on this Earth, 
our ancestors and our friends, 
who dreamed the best for future generations, 
and upon whose lives our lives are built, 
and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to -

Teach us, and show us the Way. 

- excerpt from Chinook Blessing Litany


Please join us this Sunday as we celebrate First Nations Day as well as a time of honoring the fathers in our lives on this special Father's Day.

In blessing - 

Rabbi Chava


- There will be no Sunday service on July 2 - we are giving the Sunday Services Committee a Sabbath! 
- Rabbi Chava will be taking a sabbatical in July.  The purpose of this time is for rest, reflection and reading.  Rabbi Chava will make a pilgrimage to Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, do a naming ceremony for her great niece, and speak at the Spirituality Conference of the School Sisters of Saint Francis in Milwaukee.

Sunday Service 
Sunday, June 18 -  Rabbi Chava Bahle with Margaret Wozniak
1 0:30 AM Service:   "Walking in Beauty"

Today is First Nations Day in Canada, and also Father's Day.  Let's gather and honor the spirit of our Native neighbors and fathers.

The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe.
The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother.
She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us.
 - Big Thunder (Bedagi) - Wabanaki Algonquin

Lifespan Experience  f or Children,
Youth  and Fam ilies!

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 June

We are pleased to share that we are launching our 5th annual Specialty Class Summer - our Sunday morning Summer Program for children preK-5th grade runs June 1st through September 3rd.  This program consists of fun & informative lessons led by congregants and special guests.  Anyone from the congregation interested in sharing a hobby, craft, skill, or lesson is encouraged to contact Sarah to schedule a Sunday to work with the children.  

Youth are invited to remain in the sanctuary throughout the summer.
Suggested readings for families/parents this month include:
  • Henry Builds a Cabin by DB Johnson
  • Henry Climbs a Mountain by DB Johnson
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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

LGBTQ Group :  Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm, classroom

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

Stretch & Strengthen:  Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am (time change)

Rabbi Chava Open Office Hours :  Monday, June 19, 3:00-4:30pm

Joint Board Meet ing :  Monday, June 19, 5:30pm, classroom

Rabbi Chava Open Office Hours :  Tuesday, June 20, 10:00-11:30am

Community Lunch :  Tuesdays - volunteer 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:  Tuesday, 1:00-4:00pm, social hall

Committee on Ministry:  Tuesday, June 20, 5:00pm

Lifespan Experience:  Wednesday, June 21, 12:00, library

Sunday Services Committee:  Wednesday, June 21, 4:00pm, classroom

Leadership Development:  Wednesday, June 21, 4:30pm, small classroom

Summer Sostice Celebration & Potluck:  June 21, 5:30pm Ritual / 6:30 Potluck - bring a dish to share.  Join us for an evening in celebration of Summer and our community - delicious foods!

International Dances:  Wednesday, 7:00pm, classroom

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, June 22, 1:00pm, library

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

Introductory Meditation Workshop:  Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, sanctuary. Contact  Elisabeth Treefon or click  here for more information.

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

Coming of Age:  Friday, June 23, 11:00am, library

New Moon Women's Circle:  Saturday, June 24, 3:00-5:00pm, sanctuary


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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UUCGT Financial Summary as of May 31, 2017:   Click here

Green Sanctuary suggests a local event on  Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union Street, TC. 
UUCGT friend and local physician, Lisa Del Buono, will speak on positive local solutions for addressing Climate Change.  The presentation,  Climate Change Solutions that Bridge the Partisan Divide, is open to the public and hosted by   Grand Traverse Area Citizens Climate Lobby.  More information:

Stop....and smell the Roses!

Open-Garden Celebration in Lauren's Gardens:   Sunday, June 25, 3:00 - 6:00pm.   Bring a vase, stroll the gardens and cut whatever you like to take home with you.   Enjoy the peace & delight a garden brings.   Stop in Karl's Gazebo for some light refreshment, visit with friends & neighbors.   [Just like an Open House - come when you can, stay as long as you like, leave when you must.]   6351 Cherry Blossom Drive.  C ontact Lauren Keinath at 342-0617

Please Note:   No Service on Sunday, July 2 in celebration of the July 4th weekend.

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Local Community Needs

End Note....


FLASH articles are due by noon on Wednesday each week


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