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Unitarian Universalism (UU) Sources
  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

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Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett
Seats Available at FUNdraising Parties

Seats Available at Parties!
Come and have some fun at these FUNdraising parties!   All donations benefit UUCG’s 2014 operating budget.  Visit www.uucg.org and select “Register” to sign-up or place a check in the offering bowl at UUCG on Sunday with the party name in the memo line.

Dine and Dunk on July 26
Family fun in the sun!  Come splash in the pool, eat, drink and be merry.   Bring your towels and swimsuits.  We’ll provide the pool, food and liquid refreshments.  At home of Debra Greenwood and Ida Miller  July 26, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm.  $15 per person, $45 max per family.  Hosted by Debra and Ida.   

Adult Swim on August 9
Adults only for fun in the sun!  Come splash in the pool, eat, drink and be merry.  Bring your towels and swimsuits.  We’ll provide the pool, food and liquid refreshments.   At home of Debra Greenwood and Ida Miller.  August 9, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm.  $15 per person. Hosted by Debra and Ida.   

Board Game Night on August 23
Come to church to play games, eat pizza and have fun!  August 23, 6:00-9:30pm.  $10 per person, $30 max per family.  Hosted by UUCG Board of Trustees.  

Family Movie Night on September 27
Enjoy an earth-friendly, vegan “Breakfast for Dinner” and “The Bee Movie” with Russ, Jan, Mark, and Janet.  At UUCG September 27, 2014 at 6:00pm.   $5 per person, $15 max per family.  Hosted by Taddeos and Causeys.   

SoulCollage® Workshop on September 6
SoulCollage® is a creative and satisfying collage process.  Make your own deck of collage cards representing aspects of your personality or Soul.  Use the collage cards intuitively to answer life’s questions and participate in self-discovery.  Joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols and Spirit.  This workshop will get you started, and may develop into an ongoing  SoulCollage®group.  Ages 8 and up.  Light snacks provided.  September 6, 10:00am-2:00pm at Rev. Taddeo’s home.    $15 per person.  Hosted by Jan Taddeo & Christiana McQuain.  4 seats remain. 

Wine and Tapas Party on September 13
Mike and June Warfield are offering a Wine and Tapas party as a fall FUNdaising event.  It will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm.  Seats can be purchased for $50 each, and checks can be written to UUCG.  There will be a seven course menu and a different wine will be paired with each course.  Portions will be tapas sized so you can enjoy everything!  The group will rate and discuss the wines and pretend to actually know something about the topic!  Heck, everyone has an opinion!  $50 per person.

 

 
Join the Summer Raffle!

Join the Summer Raffle Fun for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire, Theater tickets, VIP Parking Spot and More!

Each envelope has a number from 1 to 100. You are invited to choose an envelope, and donate that amount of money. It's that simple!
 
When you do, YOU will be entered in a RAFFLE for a NEW Kindle Fire, a VIP parking spot at UUCG, two tickets to the Christmas Canteen at Aurora Theatre, and much, much more!
 
The bigger the number you choose, the more raffle tickets you will find in your envelope and the more chances you have to WIN!
 
If you choose envelope 5, you donate $5. If you choose envelope 99, you donate $99. You get the idea, right? What happens if you really want to donate $100, but someone else already took that envelope? Well, choose two envelopes: like #66 and #34.
 
Only have $8 to give? Your son wants to give the only $1 he has? Perfect! We need people to take the $1 and $8 envelopes to reach our goal! We are grateful for every dollar given.
If all the envelopes are taken, we will raise $5,000 for to support UUCG and its mission!

Here’s how to do it: Pick an envelope – or several. Add a check or cash for at least the amount on the envelope, write your name and address on the card (so you get a receipt), keep half of each raffle ticket for the drawing on August 17, and place the envelope, with the card and the other half of the raffle tickets, in the collection plate on Sundays or in the Raffle box.

The raffle drawing will take place after the service on August 17 - our first Sunday with an 11:00am service.  If you're absent that day and your ticket is drawn, we can still identify you as the winner.

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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.

 
July Newsletter Available
alt The July 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 August GNUUS by July 25.

 

 

 
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.

 

 
July 2014 Program Guide Now Available
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The Summer 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 July 25.

 

 
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