Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett
Congregational Meeting - Celebration Sunday on May 19
After service on May 19, all are encouraged to attend the annual congregational meeting to review the program year and elect our 2013--2014 leadership teams. After the meeting, we’ll gather for a celebratory potluck lunch to thank all of our volunteers and celebrate UUCG. We do need food donated, so, if you can bring something to help, contact Denise Benshoof (
or 678-344-5149) to contribute. Donations are also welcome the day of the event. Fantastic donations would be vegetables for grilling, vegan or vegetarian burgers, hamburgers, hot dog and hamburger buns, relishes/onions, chips, side dishes, desserts, and drinks. Bring your lawn chair and stay awhile! Select "Read More" below for Messages from the Board of Trustees and Leadership Development Committee about the meeting.
The May 2013 GNUUS (Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists) is available. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list, please contact
. Printed copies are available on the bulletin board at UUCG.
Please submit your
and items for the June GNUUS by May 25.
The Big Idea becomes The Big Plan
At our congregation's Town Hall meeting on Sunday, March 24, Rev. Taddeo presented information about "The Big Idea" for how we might transform the way we integrate all the facets of congregational life, especially Worship and Religious Exploration. This idea builds on the success of the Second Sunday, Second Hour program and will expand this format to other Sundays over the next year. The response was overwhelmingly positive to gradually transition to this new model of offering multigenerational worship followed by a selection of multi-age, multi-generational activities and classes over the next several months. This model will invite more people of all ages to engage in activities that are meaningful and make the best use of the many talents, interests, religious perspectives, and passions of our members and friends. This model will help all of us to live our Unitarian Universalist values more fully, deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism, and increase our comfort in sharing this faith tradition we have found so rewarding. If this program goes well, it could be in full swing by September 2014.
Request for Summer Indoor & Outdoor Project Assistants After many of our summer services, we will be working on various projects inside and outside of the church. These will involve working on a making our grounds more accessible and creating more spaces for people to enjoy our beautiful property. Inside projects will include ways of making our spaces more earth-friendly and encouraging earth-friendly practices such as establishing recycling and composting systems and creating reusable "Fun Bags" for worship services. Sign-up to helpathttp://form.jotform.us/form/31364769247160.
April 2013 Program Guide Now Available
The April version of the UUCG Program Guide is now available online. Printed copies are available on the front bulletin board at UUCG.
your items for the next edition of the Program Guide by April 25.
Subscribe to UUCG newsletter
UUCG provides a weekly e-newsletter each Friday so subscribers can learn about UUCG programs and events. Subscribers may also receive occasional special announcements.
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.
Congregation Approved Budget
Thanks to all who participated in the November Town Hall and December 2 Congregational Meeting to review and adopt the 2013 budget. Printed copies of the approved budget are on the board's bulletin board or download the 2013 Approved Budget.pdf
The Fabulous Fifties Auction Raises $12,400 for UUCG
Annual Auction Raises $12,400 for UUCG
The FABULOUS FIFTIES Auction on April 20th was "the best sock hop in Gwinnett." The food was delicious, the band got folks of all ages to rock and roll, and the kids crafted wonderful terra cotta planters, piggy banks, bird feeders, and picture frames, items which were auctioned off. Thanks to the generous support of donors, sponsors, supporters, bidders, and volunteers, this was a very successful event.
Participants acquired many beautiful items and bid on--or signed up for--parties, services, and classes. But for those who were unable to attend the Auction, there is still an opportunity to bid for some items. Visit the post-Auction online sale at: http://form.jotform.us/form/31204875254149Details are in the Auction Catalog. please keep in mind that this Auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year. The funds raised are an integral part of our annual budget. You may have missed the fun of Auction Night, but you can still bring us closer to the goal of $15,000 by making a monetary donation in any amount that's comfortable for you.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:
Atlanta’s Best Home Nursing Care
Debra Greenwood, RN, PhD