Beltane Celebration:Seeds for the Harvest
Saturday, April 29, at 6:00pm
Come and celebrate the beginning of Summer and the traditional time of fertile fields in a fertile earth. Plans, work, projects, gardens and various other calls of life become the focus of our gathering and ritual. Ritual is open to the public and led by members of the Sylvan Sanctuary Grove of Druids. Ritual begins at 6:00 with shared snacks and fellowship afterwards. Ritual attire is welcome but not required.
Town Hall Meetings April 30 and May 7 after service
Along with over 400 UU congregations from across the country, UUCG is participating in worship and teaching about our UUA hiring practices from the perspectives and guidance from Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. The board is asking each member to listen to the messages at worship, attend and learn at workshops, and participate in our Town Hall after worship on the 30th of April and on May 7th (additional space after worship for listening).
The April 30 Town Hall meeting will include a report on the parking lot, UUA hiring practices, delegates for General Assembly, sabbatical conversation, and a look at our elections as we prepare to vote at the Congregational Meeting on May 21.
CUUPS Gathering on May 13 at 7:00pm
Come explore the Nordic runes with us. Please being a potluck snack.
Massage Fundraiser at UUCG on May 18
Sherree Bailey is offering massage services as a fundraiser at UUCG. She’ll setup a special massage table in a private classroom at UUCG and ask for a donation to be made to UUCG. Appointments are available at 1, 3, 5, and 7pm on the third Thursdays of the month now through May. Contact Sherree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Joy Project
Nancy Jacobsen was a member of UUCG for many years. Upon her death in 2015, her niece left a bequest from her estate to be used to improve the UUCG landscape. There have been many ideas proposed including to work on our dreamed of nature trail or to improve the memorial garden in some way. The improvement most heard ,and the board approved at our March meeting, is for the mailbox island. This island was where Nancy spent time planting annuals and perennials, removed weeds and continued to work in when her beloved yard was no longer available to her (attached to a house that was too big). Nancy was always a bad ass – social justice warrior. She loved the environment and worked to make it beautiful. We are going to use her bequest this summer to fix that island and make it as beautiful and bad ass as Nancy…and hopefully to last as many years as Nancy gave to the world (90+).
Look for sign up sheets for the work.
Looking forward to insight and help from all groups at UUCG. The board is currently taking the lead; however, we are willing for another group to take the project on if desired.
Current Objective: Improve the mailbox island with cement blocks to match closely to the Key Hole garden while maintaining the current plantings as much as possible and saving the railroad ties where salvageable for the parking lot or other areas of UUCG. Add appropriate plantings for a lifetime of joy. Assure this looks like a good place to sit down for a minute to enjoy conversation after worship or events.
Start Date: May 2017
Finish Date: August 2017 (in time for Rev. Jan’s return and blessing).
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