Download our 2017 Program Catalog for a comprehensive 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!

 

UUA/UUSC Hurricane Harvey Recovery & Relief Fund
On Friday night, August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Storm and brought with it deadly winds and rain to an area of the United States millions call home. Much of the Texas Gulf Coast has been impacted and communities in Louisiana and across the state of Texas are still coping with more days of rain. We’re holding all of those affected in our hearts and prayers and we are in touch with local Unitarian Universalists so we can meet the needs as they arise. To do this, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund.

Please give as generously as you are able. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations served by UUSC partners and the other half of the funds will support Unitarian Universalist congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm. Those funds will be administered by a group of leaders in the UUA’s Southern Region, which includes the states across the southeast from Texas to South Carolina, and from most of Virginia to Florida.

Using their eye-to-eye partnership model, UUSC will work with and support local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas serving at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services and who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts. UUSC and their partners will work to bolster locally led relief efforts that are serving immigrant families, in particular young mothers and their children.

As the storm passes and recovery begins, UUSC will continue to get updates and work with partners to ensure their needs are met.

Contributions for “plate” received at UUCG by September 12 will be included in the UUCG contribution to the fund.  Additionally, online contributions may be made here:

https://giving.uua.org/harvey-floods

Contributions may be mailed to:
(please include a “Hurricane Harvey” memo on your check)
Unitarian Universalist Association
Attn: Gift Processing
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210-1409

Looking for the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund? 

 

 

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!


See also:
Fellowship Opportunities and Spiritual Practices for other ongoing events at UUCG.

 

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