Embracing a free and responsible search for truth and meaning while demonstrating our strong belief in the interdependent web of all existence.

JULY 2024

July 7

"My Time at GA"

Randy Blasch

How going to GA in Kansas City changed my life, literally!! 


July 14

"Awakening to Wokeness"

Clint Tawes

The term ""woke"" has garnered significant attention in recent years. However, beyond its overuse and misuse, ""woke"" represents more than just a label. Join us as we delve into what it means to be woke, exploring its significance and the challenges it presents in our daily lives. Together, we'll uncover practical strategies to deepen our commitment to justice and equity.


July 21

"Last Stop on Market Street: A Story for All Ages"

Sarabeth Sutton

A short service with a potluck brunch after!


July 28

"The Wisdom of Rachel Carson and Greta Thunberg: Dynamic Forces of Environmentalism"

Carolyn Wallace, Worship Leader

Carolyn Wallace will share the unique contributions of these two women to our understandings of ecology, environmental health, and the dire consequences of human actions on the earth. Rachel Carson first alerted the world to the danger of chemical poisons, while Greta Thunberg advocates for climate justice. Vignettes of their lives and work will be shared, along with some inspiration for contributing to the cause.


Congregational hymn: The Fire of Commitment (video from John Cowlishaw's archives).

LOVE AT THE CENTER: New UU Statement of Values


Your UUCG delegates (Jane, Mari, and Denise) have spent much time in long sessions doing the work of the UUA. Unitarian Universalists have no popes, or bishops. We - the member congregations - make the big decisions concerning our association. This year all of this business was done online. Next year, we will be back to a hybrid format with in-person opportunities in Baltimore. We are happy to report that the revisions to Article 2 were passed by 80.2%. of the delegates voting. Our shared values are now in place, with LOVE at the center. You can find out more by reading the recently published article in UU World at THIS LINK.


I am proud to be a part of this Living Tradition, where we transform together into an association that is continually more loving and inclusive. We will be sharing more about how we live these values as we move into the future. Thanks for giving us this opportunity!


Love,

Jane

NOTES from the BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING on June 2, 2024.


The following are highlights from the June board meeting.


  • Church Mutual, UUCG property insurance provider, is cancelling our policy effective July 2024. Though there have been no claims, the UUCG building is in an area that Church Mutual considers a high-risk area. The Building and Grounds committee is in the process of obtaining quotes from an insurance broker. They plan to secure a new policy before the Church Mutual policy expires.


  • The board approved the purchase and installation of signs to be placed on the Sarah’s playground fence indicating that the area is private property and for use only during supervised play during UUCG events.  

 

  • The auction fundraising committee is planning for the auction event to start in January 2025. It promises to raise funds and promote fellowship.


The board meeting is held on the first Sunday after service in the Bill Phillips Room. All are welcome.

HOSTS Needed for Clint Tawes

Clint Tawes is our speaker each 2nd Sunday. The Worship Committee is seeking home hosts for the Saturday nights before the 2nd Sundays in upcoming months. Please contact Denise Anderson at uucgdenise@gmail.com to volunteer to host Clint.


POTLUCK BRUNCH on July 21


What a gift to be here together, sharing our food, our spirit, ourselves! We ask no blessing upon this food, nor upon ourselves, because the blessing is always here, if we but pay attention. Taken from "The Blessing is Always Here" by Elizabeth L. Greene


Mark your calendar for our Potluck Brunch on Sunday, July 21st! There will be a sign-up sheet on the Membership Desk and/or contact Denise Anderson at uucgdenise@gmail.comVolunteers needed for set-up and clean-up duties.

If you wish to become a member of UUCG...

please contact our membership team leader Carolyn Wallace at carolynswallace@yahoo.com.

Please join us Sunday, July 7 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the BILL PHILLIPS ROOM

Topic: Equivocation

Discussion Leader: Ruth Trudeau

Equivocation is ambiguous use of language. At best, it is avoidance, obscuring, being non-committal; at worst, it is about deception.


Let’s put equivocation into historical context and survey events concerned with the “Jesuitical Doctrine of Equivocation” – the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament and assassinate King James I of England, November 5, 1605.

Remember, remember!

The fifth of November,

Gunpowder treason and plot …



We’ll learn about Shakespeare’s use of equivocation in “Macbeth” (first performed in 1606) and make inferences to a leader today of Scottish heritage, and the abuse of power through use of language.


Let us then pay attention to the use of equivocation as we approach another November 5th – Election Day 2024!

Ruth Trudeau 

(214) 675-7331

The Adult Forum is designed to encourage discussion by sharing our stories and wisdom so we may “learn more about being human.” We meet to reinforce the “warmth or community” that calls us to attend church.

Meetings are on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.


We Need Your Help!


The Abbott Institute has committed to help provide 200 bookbags filled with school supplies for Glynn County students from Kindergarten through High School.


Please help our students have a successful school year! The deadline to donate is Thursday, July 18, 2024. Please DONATE HERE.


THE GIVEAWAY EVENT is on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Coffee Donations for The Well



Coffee (regular, ground), sugar, (bulk - NO packets), and powdered creamer donations are collected and delivered to The Well. Bring the donations to the church and put in the cabinet in the kitchen marked “Coffee for the Well.”

Questions: ask Dona Barth or send email to dona.barth@gmail.com

The Well is a hospitality center for people who are currently homeless, providing resources such as a shower, laundry room, phone, internet access, and address for correspondence.
By providing this venue, FaithWorks helps those who are currently homeless with opportunities to reconnect with family members, access important services to help them leave the streets, and recover from sickness and disease. Our guests often regain employment and restore hope in their lives.
The Well is open to guests experiencing homelessness Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM. There is a structured check-in process and help from staff and various resources.

For needed items, please click on the link to the list: SPARROW'S NEST FOOD LIST

VALUABLE RESOURCES: Click on the image to view (or print) a copy of these directories.

Currently, we are looking for a Social Justice Team Leader. Until that position is filled feel free to contact Mari Perla if you have questions or have a suggestion for UUCG's social justice work.

Mari: mariperla@aol.com

(408) 421-7781

Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 9:00-10:15 a.m.

(The special Adult RE Zoom Room information is below.)

 

Join an intellectually challenging and fun conversation with a

group of ardent readers.

A Body Made of Glass: A Cultural History of Hypochondria 

by Caroline Crampton

Part cultural history, part literary criticism, and part memoir, A Body Made of Glass is a definitive biography of hypochondria.

DISCUSSION GROUP LEADER: Dorin Schumacher

912.266.6558 or drdorin@earthlink.net

This is the ZOOM ROOM set-up specifically for the ADULT RE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP.

Join at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83199891898?pwd=RXRUNk92L1Z2ZHBCek9XTkt0RTFEdz09

Meeting ID: 831 9989 1898

Passcode: 950120 (Passcode must be used.)



The Choir is taking a well deserved break this summer.



CrossWord Puzzles



Looking for a crossword puzzle that is more interesting than the Brunswick News’? John Cowlishaw is creating many puzzles and posting them online at: https://tinyurl.com/47bxef38

Creating the Beloved Community at UUCG -- Get Involved!


Zoomer for our Tech Team -- We need a volunteer (or two!) who will take a turn being in charge of Zooming the service from the sanctuary. Simple task and Kim Merck will train and support you -- and this is part of simplifying our technology while we keep our services accessible for all. Contact Kim at Kimym31525@gmail.com.



Child Caring Volunteers -- When families with children come we want to be ready! Volunteer to be on call to take children out during the service. We are looking for about 12 people -- and have a great group of 6 to start with. Contact Beth at echstevenson@gmail.com.

Be sure you are signed up for all the ways you can get updates about UUCG. We have


Lots going on and we want to make sure you get the word!



Interested in joining UUCG?

Or do you have questions?

Contact...

Rev. Jane Page

OR Carolyn Wallace,

Membership Team Leader carolynswallace@yahoo.com

C: 478.279.2769

Elaine Deaver

Newsletter Editor/Part-time Administrator

elaine@elainedeaver.com

912.230.2675

Mari Perla - President

Beth Sutton - Treasurer

Sarabeth Sutton - Secretary

Corinne Bachman- Trustee

Dona Barth - Trustee

Sharon Ehle - Trustee

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We are located at 1710 Gloucester Street - Brunswick, Georgia

PLEASE SEND MAIL TO:

UUCG, P.O. Box 1056, Brunswick, GA 31521

uucoastalga@gmail.com