Events & Activities
We invite you to participate in the events and activities offered at UUCGT
Additional gatherings and meetings are listed on the Calendar under Communications, or call the UUCGT office at 231-947-3117 for more information.
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm – closed Friday
Mindfulness Meditation: Sundays, 5:00-7:00 pm – 1st Sunday each month from 2:30-6:30 pm
This group is made up of beginners as well as experienced meditators. Simple Vipassana techniques derived from the ancient Theravada school of Buddhism are the main practice and can be practiced by anyone – Silent meditation for two 25-minute sessions with a 5-minute break between preceded by a discussion on a book the group has chosen. All are welcome. For more information visit www.tcmmg.org
UUCGT Men’s Group: 1st Monday, 5:30 pm at Minerva’s, Park Place Hotel
We gather to provide a venue for men to become more closely connected through a good discussion of timely matters and issues of mutual concern. The group determines the topics, and the location is announced in the Flash and Order of Service. All UU men and friends are welcome. Please join us for a spirited time!
Tuesday Community Lunch: Every Tuesday, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
For 27 years, every week, our UUCGT Congregation has provided a free lunch to anyone in need at the Friends Meeting House on Fifth and Oak Streets. Four volunteers prepare either an entree, salad, dessert or purchase basics and are reimbursed for costs. We can always use more volunteers, or just stop in to visit us!
SokukoJi Buddhist Community Meditation: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm and monthly Saturday retreats
A Zen-style meditation called “shikantaza”, a Japanese word meaning “just precisely this” sitting meditation. It is training awareness to just observe whatever arises in any of the senses without adding, rejecting or ignoring anything. It is a practice of making friends with yourself just as you are. All are welcome. For more information, visit sokukojitc.org.
Wednesday Night Supper: Every Wednesday, October – May
5:30 pm social time, 6:00 pm dinner
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month is a Potluck
2nd Wednesdays, the meal cost is $5.00/adult & $3/10 and under
4th Wednesday is Pizza Night! Shared cost includes salad & dessert
5th Wednesday is Supper Surprise!
Come and share a delicious meal and fellowship – everyone is welcome! If you don’t attend on a regular basis, please RSVP to the office (947-3117) to help determine quantity and preparation.
June, July & August – Wednesday Summer Supper Potlucks are hosted at members’ homes.
More information can be found in the Flash, our weekly email newsletter, or by calling the office at 947-3117.
Peacemakers Needleworkers: Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
We think we solve the problems of the world while piecing quilts — we call ourselves “Peacemakers!” We usually have a quilt project in progress, but others stop by with knitting and needlework. We go on an outing each year to visit quilt shops. New participants are welcome anytime!
Music For All
Vocal Ensemble: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, September-May
The adult choir welcomes anyone in high school or older. We sing in Sunday services every 4-5 weeks. Music ranges from classical to folk, to blues, and our efforts aim for meaning-filled and heartfelt singing opportunities. New members are always welcome!
Musical Ensembles: meet on an occasional basis
A sampling of the ensembles are UUCGT orchestra, brass ensemble, string ensemble, percussion ensemble
CUUPS – Nature-Based Spirituality Group: dates vary
We honor the balance of masculine and feminine within ourselves, nature, and our spirituality while fostering that which we each find meaningful. We meet at the time of the full moon and other major festivals as celebrated within many traditions, such as the Solstice and those that draw from the Celtic tradition. All are welcome in our circle! We are also an official CUUPS Chapter – Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. For more information about CUUPS, please visit the national website: www.cuups.org.