UUCGT  Flash 
October 4, 2018
Vol. 12, Issue 554
In This Issue
Sunday Service
UUCGT Fall Clean-Up
Social Justice Team
Calendar of Events
CROP Hunger Walk
UU Visioning Sign Up
All Congregation Potluck
Bulletin Board
End Note

Congregational Vision

UU Logo

We are a Congregation creating a better world by nurturing the heart and expanding the mind.

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.

UUCGT Quicklinks

Find us on Facebook



If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter
the Beacon
please contact


~ First Amendment to the  U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law  respecting
an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

(submitted to the States for ratification on 
September 25, 1789, and adopted on December 15, 1791)

Sunday Service 
Sunday, October 7
10:30 AM:   "Religious Freedom at the Time of the Founding Fathers"
Margaret Wozniak , Coordinator

Imagine the religious atmosphere in the colonies prior to the Revolution, then learn how the Founding Fathers overcame that atmosphere with the help of reason and science coming from the Enlightenment. 

We will concentrate on Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, and hear their voices.

*** Saturday, October 6 ***
9:00 am - noon & 1:00-4:00 pm
-- Pitch in for 15 minutes, an hour, or more! --

** Hauling Brush **
** Washing Windows Inside & Out **
** Raking  Leaves **
** Painting areas of exterior **
(water-base paint)

Bring your gloves, tools & your smile!
(rain date - November 3)

Be Active!

Social Justice Opportunities available through MUUSJN
Michigan Unitarian Universalist S ocial Justice Network

Next UUCGT Social Justice Team Meeting
Sunday, October 7 @ 11:45am - classroom
All Are Welcome!

UUCGT Calendar of Events
(Please contact  office@uucgt.org  to schedule all meetings and events)

Congregational Care Team:  Thursday, October 4, 1:00pm, library

Peaceworkers Needleworkers:  Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursdays, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Indivisible GT:  Tuesdays, 11:30am, sanctuary

Bridge Group:  Tuesdays, 1:00pm, social hall

Finance Committee:  Tuesday, October 9, 5:30pm, office

Law of Attraction Meet-Up:  Tuesday, October 9, 6:30pm, social hall

Death Cafe:  Wednesday, October 10, 1:00pm, sanctuary

Membership Committee:  Wednesday, October 10, 4:15pm, library

Wednesday Supper/$5:  October 10, 5:30pm @ UUCGT - All Are Welcome!

Endowment Committee:  October 10, 7:00pm, library

Peacemakers Needleworkers:  Thursdays, 1:30pm, social hall

Meditation Workshop:  Thursdays, 5:30pm, classroom

Vocal Ensemble:  Thursday, 7:00pm, sanctuary

Friday Night Out:  Friday, October 12, 5:30-9:00pm, classrooms

Shannan Spitz & Jeff Ayars Wedding:  Saturday, October 13, 3:00pm, sanctuary - Send them your blessings!

Sunday, October 14

GT Civic Center
Registration @
 1:30 pm 
Walk starts @ 2:00 pm

UUCGT Visioning / Objectives Session
Saturday, October 20 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm @ UUCGT

Sign up by calling the UU office @ 947-3117, or stop in! 
Lunch will be provided with vegetarian options available

Please consider participating in UUCGT Visioning and Objective Setting!

We will develop a Vision of where we should be going for the next three to five years and set some Objectives for the next year to move us towards that Vision. 

Our session will be facilitated by UUA Consultant, Dori Davenport Thexton. Dori has served UU congregations for fifteen years and has been on the UUA Field Staff for nineteen years.

The session will be open to any congregant who wishes to participate. Board members will be attending and would like Committee Chairs to be present or represented by someone from their committee.  Everyone is welcome!

Mike McDonald
President, Board of Trustees

Everyone is Welcome!

All Congregation Potluck Brunch
With a Recap from the Visioning Session!

Sunday, October 21 following Sunday Service

Many thanks to these UUCGT Committees for organizing this Community event!
Hospitality, Sunday Services, Membership & Religious Experience

UUCGT Bulletin Board

* * * * * * * *
Law of Attraction Meet-up Group:  T uesday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Sherry Davis facilitates this monthly group based on the natural law of "like attracts like" with a focus on "Your Thoughts Create Your Reality".  
This is a fit for anyone interested in this exciting life practice!  
Come have some fun as we learn this empowering approach to life!  Freewill donation.   For more information see  September Beacon  or to sign up, go to:   Meetup.com/Law of Attraction TC  

* * * * * * * *
Prospective UUCGT Member Orientation!  
Sunday, October 14 @ 12 Noon

You've been attending for a while...
Or you've been a UU member elsewhere...
We can explore your questions about membership at UUCGT
Sign up at the Welcome Table or email  office@uucgt.org

* * * * * * * *
UUCGT Book Club meets Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm @ H.G. and Autumn Smith's - title:  "To Capture What We Cannot Keep" by Beatrice Colin.  Bring book suggestions for 2019!

* * * * * * * *
Interactive Photography Exhibit by Calvin Boulter
This exhibit echoes two of the 7 UU Principles:
Principle 1:  The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Principle 4:  A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
What do these images communicate to you?

* * * * * * * *
Community Needs Committee - Boots & Shoes
Donations are still being accepted!  Gently used boots and shoes for Grace Episcopal Jubilee House.  Box is near the Social Hall should you have shoes/boots to donate!

Local Community Needs
End Note...



UUCGT office hours
Mon day - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(231) 947-3117       office@uucgt.org         www.uucgt.org