Download our 2017 Program Catalog for a listing of recurring programs at UUCG.
See the links to the left and below, or view our Calendar of Events to discover the many ways to engage with our community!
Registration for Fall 2017 Covenant Groups is now open!
The Covenant Group Leader Team invites everyone seeking a closer connection to our Beloved Community to consider registering for a Covenant Group. About ten people meet for about eight sessions to discuss readings related to our Monthly Worship Themes. This is an experience in appreciative listening that is very helpful to the speaker and the listeners. A special feature is that each person in the group may speak from their own experience for five minutes, without interruption. Please join with us to share the experience of “creating a space that listens everyone into speech.” If you are looking for a new spiritual practice, you will find one. If you are looking for a way to better understand the stories, passions, and interests of others, you will find one. And, if you are looking for a place to tell your story, whether it includes tears, laughter, or anything in between, you will find that as well!
To register, visit www.uucg.org” and select “Register for Events”.
The groups meet in the Playhouse at UUCG, and this is the planned schedule (with one or two possible exceptions) for the group meetings:
- 1st/3rd Wednesday, 6:30-8:30: 8/16, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6
- 2nd/4th Wednesday, 7:00-9:00: 8/9, 8/23, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29 (gap due to Thanksgiving)
- 1st/3rd Thursday, 10:00-12:00: 8/17, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7
Our Whole Lives Program for Teens and Tweens
It is our tradition here at UUCG to offer specialized youth programs annually, on alternating years. This coming spring (2018), Faith Development will be offering O.W.L. for 7th – 9th grade students.
O.W.L. stands for Our Whole Lives. Developed by the UUA and the United Church of Christ, OWL is a sexuality education curriculum available for ages 5 through adult. At UUCG, we present the program for adolescents. OWL is more than just a lesson in the nuts and bolts of sex. It is a program designed to model and teach caring, compassion, respect, and justice. OWL addresses the values and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. And your community of faith is a great place to start this conversation.
We require a minimum of 6 enrolled youth to hold the program. If you are interested in learning more and attending a parent orientation this fall, please contact Christiana McQuain.
Adults: Are you longing to contribute to the future of the world? Do you want to empower youth to think for themselves? Are you interested to hear what kids these days are really thinking (and how little things have changed since you were a kid)? Then volunteer to become an O.W.L. facilitator! UUCG is currently seeking facilitators for the 7th-9th grade age group. There will be a training in east Tennessee in mid-October of this year, and if you’re interested, we want to send you! Contact Christiana McQuain. or Karen Smith for more information and get with the program!
Registration Open for General Assembly 2017!
Check out the uua website for everything you need to know for GA2017. Registration Opened March 1 for:
- General Assembly (GA)
- GA Choir
- Pre-GA Racial Justice Training Workshops
- Financial Aid Applications
Discounts on registration available through April 30.