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Congregational Meeting: Notes on a great celebration
Written by UUCG Administrator
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 11:35
New Bylaws Adopted at Congregational Meeting
At the May 19 meeting, the congregation approved a change to our bylaws to remove a minimum age restrictions for Associate Members, so now this category of membership is open for people under 18. To see the full bylaws as amended, visit www.uucg.org and search for "bylaws".
Welcome newly elected leaders!
At the May 19 meeting, the congregation elected:
President: Chris Meyer
Vice President: Steve Perkins
Secretary: Barbara Stahnke
Treasurer: Steve Smith
At-Large Trustees: James Riddlesperger (3 year term) and Joanna Benshoof (1 year Associate)
Leadership Development Committee Members: Terry Welsher and Peggy Averyt (2 year term)
Bill Benshoof named Volly of the Year
A great big thank you to Bill Benshoof for his many contributions to UUCG. At the May 19 meeting, Bill was named the 2013 Volly of the Year. He's one of the many volunteers at UUCG who give generously of their time and talents and build our beloved community.
2013 Annual Report
If you missed the congregational meeting on May 19 or just want to review the highlights of the 2012-2013 program year again, click here to view the 2013 Annual Report presentation.
June 2013 GNUUS Available
Written by UUCG Admin
Friday, 31 December 2010 14:03
The June 2013 GNUUS (Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists) is available. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list, please contact
. Printed copies are available on the bulletin board at UUCG.
Please submit your
and items for the July GNUUS by June 25.
The Big Idea Moves Forward
Written by Rev. Jan Taddeo
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:41
In 2013-2014, UUCG plans to transition to a new model of offering multigenerational worship followed by a selection of multi-age, multi-generational activities and classes. This model will invite more people of all ages to engage in activities that are meaningful and make the best use of the many talents, interests, religious perspectives, and passions of our members and friends. This model will help all of us to live our Unitarian Universalist values more fully, deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism, and increase our comfort in sharing this faith tradition we have found so rewarding.
This year's theme is "Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky". This Fall, 2nd Hour programs and children and youth religious exploration programs will offer themed activities in each of the four elements:
EARTH: Physical, Kinesthetic, Active: Building things indoors and out, working outdoors, developing and promoting service projects. For this year’s theme, this may include creating worm bins, composting, recycling projects, container gardens, outdoor gardens, and other earth related projects.
AIR: Intellectual, Discussion, Reasoning: Learning through stories, discussions, research, current events, science, and topic specific areas of interest. Activities may include age-appropriate material related to the monthly themes using a variety of resources and sources, and application of ideas and information through related projects.
FIRE:Creative, Fine Arts, Crafts: Exploring our monthly themes through music, dance, drama, art, and crafts. Program activities will be integrated with worship and other areas of congregational life. Projects will be integrated with other program areas to serve Unitarian Universalist values.
WATER: Emotional, Spiritual, Service and Hospitality: Exploring the compassionate community through a variety of activities and practices that may include baking, needlework, cooking, exploring spiritual practices, developing meaningful rituals, and creating resources to support the compassionate ministry of the congregation.
Please start giving some thought to which type of activities you want to explore and what passions, interests, hobbies, and skills you would like to offer.
June 2013 Program Guide Now Available
Written by UUCG Admin
Friday, 18 March 2011 10:57
The June version of the UUCG Program Guide is now available online. Printed copies are available on the front bulletin board at UUCG.
your items for the next edition of the Program Guide by July 25.
Subscribe to UUCG newsletter
Written by UUCA Administrator
Thursday, 08 December 2011 13:05
UUCG provides a weekly e-newsletter each Friday so subscribers can learn about UUCG programs and events. Subscribers may also receive occasional special announcements.
or visit UUCG and check the box on a Visitor Information Card. Printed versions of the monthly newsletter (the GNUUS - Gwinnett News for Unitarian Universalists) and quarterly program guide are mailed by request, or pick-up printed copies from the bulletin board in the foyer, or download from the website.
Congregation Approved Budget
Written by Laura de Castro
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:28
Thanks to all who participated in the November Town Hall and December 2 Congregational Meeting to review and adopt the 2013 budget. Printed copies of the approved budget are on the board's bulletin board or download the 2013 Approved Budget.pdf
The Fabulous Fifties Auction Raises $12,400 for UUCG
Written by Bert Schuster
Friday, 22 February 2013 12:13
Annual Auction Raises $12,400 for UUCG
The FABULOUS FIFTIES Auction on April 20th was "the best sock hop in Gwinnett." The food was delicious, the band got folks of all ages to rock and roll, and the kids crafted wonderful terra cotta planters, piggy banks, bird feeders, and picture frames, items which were auctioned off. Thanks to the generous support of donors, sponsors, supporters, bidders, and volunteers, this was a very successful event.
Participants acquired many beautiful items and bid on--or signed up for--parties, services, and classes. But for those who were unable to attend the Auction, there is still an opportunity to bid for some items. Visit the post-Auction online sale at: http://form.jotform.us/form/31204875254149Details are in the Auction Catalog. please keep in mind that this Auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year. The funds raised are an integral part of our annual budget. You may have missed the fun of Auction Night, but you can still bring us closer to the goal of $15,000 by making a monetary donation in any amount that's comfortable for you.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:
Atlanta’s Best Home Nursing Care
Debra Greenwood, RN, PhD