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Sunday Services


“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

  - Leo Buscaglia


This month we explore listening as a form of communication

9:00 AM Programs to be announced in October Beacon


Sunday, October 1

  9:00 AM Program:  "Dialogue in Community"  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Sarah Montgomery-Richards
10:30 AM Service:  “An All Music Celebration!”  -  John Bailey, Hal Gurian


Sunday, October 8

10:30 AM Service:  “Deep Listening”  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Betsy Emdin

This morning we will enjoy some quiet.  The service will feature participatory chants from UU source traditions, silence, and a few words to take us deep into the heart.  New member orientation follows this service.


Sunday, October 15

  9:00 AM Program:  "Dialogue in Community"  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Sarah Montgomery-Richards  
10:30 AM Service:  “Listening is a Form of Love”  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Andi Kramer

We will share Selections from Story Corps and the book Listening is an Act of Love.  This service will include our participation in a second nationwide UUA White Supremacy Teach-in.


Sunday, October 22 

10:30 AM Service:  "Languages of Love"  -  Rev. Karen

If we are to communicate effectively across cultural lines, we must learn the language of those with whom we wish to communicate.  Similarly, to be able to communicate our love or appreciation to a partner, friend, or even a colleague, we not only have to understand our usual love language but must also try to discern the love language of the person we wish to communicate with.


Sunday, October 29

  9:00 AM Program:  "Dialogue in Community"  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Sarah Montgomery-Richards  
10:30 AM Service:  “Samhain / Day of Remembrance”  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle

Our annual service remembering beloveds - please bring a photo or memento to place on the setting as we remember our beloveds.



Sunday Services

The Importance of History

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something

– a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things –

which you had thought special and particular to you.

Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead.

And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” 

- Alan Bennett, The History Boys


Sunday, November 5 

9:00 AM Program:  “Dialogue in Community”  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Sarah Montgomery-Richards
10:30 AM Service:  “Fiction:  Historical and Otherwise" and New Member Welcome  -  Rabbi Chava, Mark Gustafson 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen.  “The man who never reads lives only one,” writes George R.R. Martin, in A Dance with Dragons.  Join Rabbi Chava and beloved member, Mark Gustafson, as they explore how fiction can touch, shape and inform our lives.  A service for folks who love to read, we invite members to bring a short beloved passage from a novel to share during the service.  Bring a favorite book to share on the altar for this service.

We also welcome our new members during this service.


Sunday, November 12 

  9:00 AM Program Council (classroom)
10:30 AM Service:  “Family Stories:  Keeping Memories Alive”  -  Rabbi Chava, Max Old Bear

Join Rabbi Chava and Max Old Bear for a service honoring the power of family stories.  In this service, we will also honor and bless those who have been family caregivers with the beautiful text, “The Beatitudes for Care Givers.”  If you have been a caregiver, we invite you to bring a photo to place on the altar for this service.



Instead, on this Sunday a brief service will be held at Gilbert Lodge, Twin Lakes Park prior to our annual Thanksgiving Feast, which is being coordinated by the Program Council.  Watch for more yummy details!


Sunday, November 26 

10:30 AM Service:  “Chant, Meditation, Stillness, Movement”  -  Rabbi Chava Bahle, Amanda Mangiardi

Join us for a journey through chant and silence, stillness and movement.  "Dances On Behalf Of" is a nonverbal way of paying attention to, or sending energy towards, a person, place, or situation that we are carrying in our hearts.  The mover(s) can dance on behalf of the person who is witnessing.  It is also possible to move on behalf of a person, place, or situation that is not present.



Save the Dates!


Saturday, December 2 at 5:30 PM: 

We are celebrating the ministry of Rabbi Chava Bahle and UUCGT - it has been 3 years together.  A gathering of family, staff, congregants, friends, clergy and mentors is planned for Saturday evening.


Sunday, December 3

10:30 AM Service:  This service will provide a second opportunity to honor Rabbi Chava and our shared ministry.   Join us for one or both days!

For more information, contact Committee on Ministry, Joan Sheard @


Looking ahead - Please Save the Date!  Christmas Eve
4th Annual Community Interfaith Christmas Eve at the State Theatre!


There will be no Sunday morning service at UUCGT on December 24.