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This Weekend

THIS SUNDAY
At 11:00am
Sunday Service - Crossing the Great Divide
Service Leader: Lydia Patrick
Worship Associates:  Rae Haynes
Plate:  Together Baton Rouge
Fellowship Conversations THIS Sunday
Return Again: Foundations of our Faith.   Registration is still open for the 2016-2017 Program Year.  Look for paper copies on the Religious Exploration bulletin board in the UUCG foyer or visit www.uucg.org and select Religious Exploration from the Learning menu to register online. The upcoming year of programs based on our overarching theme, Singing the Journey, promises to be thought provoking, engaging, and inspiring.  Our programs on Love Makes a Bridge begin September 11 at 10:00am.  Next Sunday, all are welcome to our 10:00am programs:
  • Ages 8-99 (Playhouse):  Fellowship Conversations
  • Ages 5-7 (Studio):   Chalice Children
  • Ages 0-4 (Castle):   Childcare
Thank you from the Corley Committee
This UUCG community continues to be very generous!  Forty nine backpacks (our goal was 30) were recently delivered to Corley Elementary School! The guidance counselors are very happy and appreciative, and they have begun to pass them out to the students. Thank you so much!
Please Re-Register Kroger Plus Cards
A new program year is starting at Kroger and all cards have to be re-enrolled for participation. Participants get to keep all of their Kroger points, fuel discounts & benefits too.
  • Register at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com or call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.   
  • Select “My Account” to login and add UUCG (19343).  Click on confirm.
  • Verify enrollment by finding UUCG on the right side of your information page.
September GNUUS Available
Printed versions of the September edition of the Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists (GNUUS) are available on the bulletin board at UUCG.  The GNUUS was emailed to all subscribers on September 1.   Current and archived editions are available online by visiting www.uucg.org and selecting  "News", then  "Our Newsletter".  Send your news, stories, photos or subscription request, for the October edition to announcements@uucg.org by noon on September 25.

Coming Soon

Tarot Party on September 9 at 7:00pm
Sherree and Daniel are hosting a Tarot card reading and discussion at UUCG.  Get a reading or bring a deck and learn basic reading techniques.  This is a fundraiser for UUCG.  To sign-up, just make a generous donation to UUCG in the amount of your choice and write “Tarot Party” in the memo line or visit www.uucg.org and select “Register for Events’ to sign-up.
Ice Cream Social at Family Night at UUCG on September 10, 5:30-8:00pm
Families of all sizes, including people of all ages, are invited to gather for fun and fellowship on the second Saturday of each month. Bring food for your family and enjoy fellowship over dinner. Bring games, toys, movies, crafts, or other activities to contribute to the fun! A relaxed time to build connections and friendships across generations. Hosts Amanda and Steve Perkins are providing an ice cream bar with toppings too.
You’re Invited to The Seekers at UUCG on Sept 18 at 12:30pm
The Seekers, formerly the UUCG Bible Study, is a group of Unitarian Universalists and others who are interested in exploring the great religious books and texts of the world.  We have no prescribed theology and honor each person’s spiritual path toward enlightenment, comfort and reason.   There are no “experts” in the group to interpret religious texts for us.  Each person shares his or her own interpretation of a particular text without fear of condemnation or ridicule. We invite you to join us if you have an interest in theological writings and would like to share your views in an open, accepting environment.  We meet the third Sunday of the Month in the Laboratory.  Grab a plate from the potluck and come on down.  We meet for about one hour.  Contact:  Debra Greenwood  debra404@gmail.com.
Visitor Orientation (UU 101) and
New Member Class (UU 102) September 18

If you are new to UUCG and would like to learn more about the denomination or the Gwinnett congregation, please join the UU 101 Visitor Orientation class in the Library.  If you have already taken UU 101 and feel ready to move on to the next step, please come to the UU 102 New Member class in the Lounge.  After completing UU 102, you are eligible to become an official member of UUCG at an upcoming signing ceremony.  Childcare is available.    Sign-up online, on the bulletin board by the member nametags, or drop in.  Classes are normally held on the third Sunday of each month. 
Framing Issues with a Racial Equity Lens on September 24 from 10am-1pm
A World Trust program facilitated by Rev. Taddeo.  Belief systems, which inform policy and law, can contribute to and perpetuate injustice. This injustice rests on unconscious and conscious beliefs about who matters in society and who does not. In order to make right what is inherently wrong, collective action is required. This program provides examples of how injustice is perpetuated through the media and court systems. By working with art, film clips and other activities participants will learn the importance of framing an issue with a racial equity lens and practice it.
Monthly Music Sunday begins on September 25
If you have ever thought you might like to sing in the choir, but you were not sure you could make a commitment, this is your chance to give it a try! Show up at 9:30 to rehearse with Don Milton, the UUCA Music Director, along with the UUCA Quartet, and be ready to make music and have fun!
Town Hall Meeting on September 25
Members and friends of UUCG are encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting after service on September 25.  Agenda includes a discussion on smoking policy, HVAC repair, dead tree removal, and repair for the parking lot at UUCG.
Book Club on Tuesday, September 27 2016 7:00PM
The Book Club resumes our regular monthly gatherings on the fourth Tuesday of the month beginning on September 27 at 7PM with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  Contact bookclub@uucg.org.
REUUSE YARD SALE on September 30 and October 1
UUCG will hold it's annual yard sale on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 from 9:00-2:00 both days.

This is a community event in two ways.  First, it brings the community outside our doors into our building and introduces us to people who might not otherwise venture inside.  Secondly, it requires the assistance of our internal community to make it happen; yes, volunteers are needed.  Please contact Karen Smith if you are able to work Friday or Saturday of the sale OR during the week to sort and set-up.

CLEAN donations may be dropped off at church following the Sunday service of September 24 until 4:00pm, as well as during the week prior to the sale.  We are not able to accept large furniture or used car seats.

Drop off hours week of September 24:
Sunday:         1:00-4:00 pm
Monday:        1:00-5:00pm
Tuesday:        4:00-8:00pm
Wednesday:  1:00-5:00pm
Thursday:      1:00-5:00pm

Volunteers are needed to help sort and price items during these times, as well as set up road signs for advertisement.  Let us know what works for you.
Back to School Shopping or Other Online Shopping?
When purchasing items from Amazon, please visit www.uucg.org and select the Amazon link at the bottom of the page.  UUCG receives a commission of 4% or more on purchases made through this link.  Last month, UUCG earned $117and our average monthly target is $167.  We’ll need more participation to reach this goal.  Taking the extra seconds to visit www.uucg.org and click on the Amazon link, is a great way to give more to UUCG without increasing any money from your household expenditures. Please consider inviting family and friends to use the UUCG link in their Amazon shopping too.
Words of Wisdom? Daily Devotionals
This week the Words of Wisdom blog hit 26,000 views and 500 comments! Thank you all so much for supporting our work and sharing our message of daily devotionals for UUCG and the wider community. 

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  To subscribe, visit wordsofwisdom.uucg.org.

Calendar

A current list of all events at UUCG is available on the website calendar.  Visit www.uucg.org and select Calendar.