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Unitarian Universalism (UU) Theological Perspectives

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity.

While our congregation upholds shared principles, individual Unitarian Universalists may discern their own beliefs about theological issues. As there is no official Unitarian Universalist creed, Unitarian Universalists are free to search for truth on many paths.

We welcome people who identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Humanism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Theism and Deism, and religious or philosophical traditions.

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Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett
Pledge Drive

Paving the Way to the Future

Pledge packets were mailed this week to all members for our “Paving the Way to the Future” 2015 Annual Budget Drive. Please read this year’s brochure for important information about the Board’s proposal to create two part-time positions this year: a Choir Director and a Program Assistant, as well as providing overdue increases for our current staff. We need every active member and friend of UUCG to submit a pledge form either on-line or in paper no later than October 26. Whether you pledge $5,000, $1,500, $500, or $50, every contribution provides a stepping stone to move us forward in our shared ministry with one another and the community around us.   Additional packets are available on the bulletin board in the foyer or pledge online.  Please mail your form to UUCG or place in the pledge box in the foyer.

 
October Newsletter Available
alt The October GNUUS (Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists) is available.  If you'd like to be added to the distribution list, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Printed copies are available on the bulletin board at UUCG and mailed by request.

Please submit your This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and items for the November GNUUS by October 25.

 

 

 
Words of Wisdom? Daily Devotionals on New Blog

Words of Wisdom? Daily Devotionals: wordsofwisdom.uucg.org
Each month, our community focuses on a particular theme.  Through this blog, we invite you to explore those themes with us through daily reflections that may become for you a way of finding wisdom on your way.  Or, they may lead you to your own reflections that become wisdom. That's why we call this blog "Words of Wisdom" QUESTION MARK.  That little question mark is our invitation for you to join the reflection. You may sign on to the blog each day, follow links you see from Facebook, or sign up to follow this blog with email reminders. You are also invited to contribute a daily reflection if you feel inspired. Contact Christiana McQuain or Bob Patrick.

 
2014-2015 Program Themes

 "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"

Operating under The Big Idea that Unitarian Universalism is all we teach, and the congregation is the curriculum, it is important that people have a better understanding of Unitarian Universalism.

Our programs theme for 2014-2015 will encourage and support people in our congregation in understanding our Unitarian Universalist roots (where do we come from?), what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist today (what are we?), and what is our vision for the future for our congregation and the possibilities for the future of Unitarian Universalism (where are we going?).  

With input from the Faith Development Team, the Worship Associates selected the following themes for us to explore together this year. Several of these come from the book "A House for Hope" by John Buerhens and Rebecca Parker.
 

Aug. 17 – Sep. 14: The Garden

Sep. 21 – Oct. 12: The Labyrinth

Oct. 19 – Nov. 9: The Library

Nov. 16 – Dec. 21: The Kitchen

Jan. 18 – Feb. 8: Sheltering Walls

Feb. 15 – Mar. 8: The Ready Room

Mar. 15 – Apr. 12: The Foundation

Apr. 19 – May 10: The Grove

No workshops Dec. 12 – Jan. 11

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UUCG provides a weekly e-newsletter each Friday so subscribers can learn about UUCG programs and events.  Subscribers may also receive occasional special announcements.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit UUCG and check the box on a Visitor Information Card.   Printed versions of the monthly newsletter (the GNUUS - Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists) and quarterly program guide are mailed by request, or pick-up printed copies from the bulletin board in the foyer, or download from the website.

 

 
October 2014 Program Guide Now Available
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The October 2014 version of the UUCG Program Guide is now available online.  Printed copies are available on the front bulletin board at UUCG.

Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it your items for the next edition of the Program Guide by October 25.

 

 
Congregational Meeting on May 18

Motions Adopted at May 18 Congregational Meeting
Thanks to all who attended the Congregational Meeting on May 18.  All motions presented passed unanimously.  Members voted to elect the slate as presented by the Leadership Development Committee.  Members also agreed to modify our bylaws so that employees may not be Board members (see the new phrase in section 6.3.7 of our bylaws on the website).  Members voted to refinance with our bank so we have a lower interest rate.  The Annual Report highlighted many wonderful elements of our beloved community and will be available to watch online.  Indeed, we had a lot to celebrate at the Celebration Potluck Lunch.  Thanks for a great program year.  A special thank you to our outgoing elected leaders:  Chris Meyer, Steve Perkins, Carol Pinto, Joanna Benshoof, Karen Smith, Joanne Weiss, and Denise Benshoof.

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