Current Month Services

 

Children & Youth Programs

Family life is an important focus at UUCGT.  We are currently in the process of restructuring our Children & Youth Programs for Sunday mornings.  Our goal is to have a new program and a new coordinator in place by the first of the year.  We will also be hosting brainstorming sessions in January (every Sunday during the coffee hour), and your suggestions are welcomed and encouraged!  If you are interested in this effort, please contact Jolynn Paige for more information.

In the interim, nursery childcare is provided for infants through age four.  All other children and youth are invited to remain in the service with their families.

 

DECEMBER SERVICES

December Theme

“Season of Light, Season of Dark”

Sunday, December 2 - Mike McDonald, Coordinator
10:30 Service:  “Who Is Our Neighbor?”
We will examine the well-known “Good Samaritan” story to understand what it means to be a neighbor.  Who would be the “Good Samaritan” if this story were to be told today?

 

Sunday, December 9 - John Bailey, UUCGT Music Director, Coordinator
10:30 Service:  “All Music Service for All Generations”
This service will include individual pieces performed by congregation members as well as choral music performed by the UUCGT Vocal Ensemble.

 

Sunday, December 16 - Amanda Mangiardi, Coordinator
10:30 Service:  “Night Life”
Rev. Jane Lippert leads our service.  We are amid the season of holidays which celebrate light, but what about darkness?  Darkness is part of our faith cycle.  Seeds and bulbs are buried in the dark, fertile earth.  Jonah wallowed around in the belly of the whale.  The days have shortened, giving us the gift of more darkness in the winter months.  What is your spiritual “Night Life?”

 

Sunday, December 23 - Kat Norman, Coordinator
10:30 Service:  “Making Room”
Interactive, all-ages service with carol singing based upon Las Posadas.  During our Posada, we will walk with Mary and Joseph as they seek a place out of the dark and cold, and journey with them as they are foreclosed upon, as they immigrate across the border, and as they are targeted because of their gender identity.  If this doesn’t sound like the familiar Christmas story, you are right.  The story of Mary and Joseph is just one story about the struggle to find room at the Inn - and we are going to be shining our light in some dark places in order to consider the practice of radical hospitality and the ways in which we are gifts to each other.  The script calls for many re-enactors to dramatize the four short stories.  Keep an ear out for ways you can get involved.

 

Monday, December 24 - Hal Gurian and Donna Stein-Harris, Coordinators
6:30 PM Service:  “5th Annual Interfaith Community Christmas Eve at the State Theatre”
This is a free ticketed event.  Reserve tickets by calling the State Theatre.  Celebrate the Season with your Community!

 

Monday, December 24 - John Bailey, UUCGT Music Director, Coordinator
9:30 PM Service:  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at UUCGT
Watch for more details!

 

Sunday, December 30 - Amanda Mangiardi, Coordinator
10:30 Service:  “Women’s Voices in the New Year”
UU congregations across the nation have strong women members who are speaking out for their rights as women—not to be intimidated, dismissed, or abused.  Hear three strong opinions on how we can help the next generation of strong women to speak up for themselves and for each other.

 

JANUARY SERVICES

January Theme

“New Beginnings”

Sunday, January 6
10:30 Service:  “What Are Our Intentions”

Sunday, January 13
10:30 Service:  “Getting Serious About UU”

Sunday, January 20
10:30 Service:  “Our Seven Principles and Six Sources”

Sunday, January 27
10:30 Service:  “Our Seven Principles and Six Sources” (continued)