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Vol. 48, Issue 5 — the BEACON — May, 2011 Sunday services: 10:30 AM; religious education classes, 10:30 AM www.uucgt.org email: email@example.com Unitarian Universalist Congregat ion Sunday, May 1, 10:30 AM. Childcare and RE at 10:30 of Grand Traverse “Homegrown Poems and Songs: Another Vantage Point on MINDING THE 6726 Center Road Who We Are” STORE Traverse City, MI 49686-1802 Mary Van Valin, Richard Miller & Gretchen Kronk 231-947-3117 All over the world May Day is acknowledged, be it by a show of firstname.lastname@example.org military strength, flowers left on the door knob, bonfires Building Community… Fax: 231-947-0726 (During office hours, call 947-3117 first, celebrating fertility... One Cookie at a Time We invite you to celebrate May Day by sharing and listening then fax.) to poems and songs written by our own members and friends. The coffee/social time after Office Hours: Sunday services has been a 9 am – 4:30 pm It's a May Day invitation to know each other more, to plant a Tuesday through Friday good seed early in Spring... great success. Our many thanks to all who have helped Sunday, May 8, 10:30 AM. Childcare and RE at 10:30 Minister of Music* “Run Across Ethiopia: Building Global Community Beyond Fair set up, clean up and bring in Rev. Kevin Tarsa, 922-8146 Trade” fruit or vegetables, savory email@example.com Tim Young snacks or yummy treats. The Director of Religious Education* We've all heard Margaret Mead's quote: "Never doubt that a success of this endeavor is Karen McCarthy, 935-1570 small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the due to your wonderful sup- firstname.lastname@example.org world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." This service will port. If you have not yet Congregational Administrator* tell the story of how, in less than a year, a few dedicated members of our northwest Michigan community organized a signed up to help or bring in Linda Martin, 947-3117 email@example.com running expedition across Ethiopia that raised over $200,000 to treats this would be a won- Facilities Manager build three schools in needy communities. Through stories, film, derful time to do so. Please Pat Phelan, 947-3117 photos and music, Timothy Young, Logistics Coordinator for look for the sign-up clipboard firstname.lastname@example.org Run Across Ethiopia, will tell the story of how runners, on the treats table each week. Accountant journalists, musicians and supporters made this happen. We need your help to keep Leslie Cook 938-1466 Sunday, May 15, 10:30 AM. Childcare and RE at 10:30 building our community, one email@example.com “Give Them Not Hell, But Hope: A Universal Love” cookie at a time. *Ex officio members of the Board Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Rev. Nancy Doughty —The Hospitality In an age when many Christians in America preached a gospel Committee of hellfire and damnation, our Universalist forebears preached a Board of Trustees 2010-2011: radical and liberating message of God’s universal love. Universalism remains a liberating perspective and it is to this President day a radical message in certain circles. To what does a ADULT PROGRAMS John Hoffmann 275-3602 universal love call us today? firstname.lastname@example.org AND EVENTS Sunday, May 22, 10:30 AM. Childcare and RE at 10:30 Vice President “Mind Matters” Max OldBear 946-1007 Michael Jarvis The UU Men’s email@example.com How we pay attention and what we pay attention to matters. Group… Secretary The field of neuroscience confirms this intuitive assertion. … will gather at Ruby Tues- Judy Halsted 223-7277 Scientists now understand how the mind and the brain shape day’s on Monday, May 16 at firstname.lastname@example.org each other and how the decisions and choices that we make in our day to day lives form not only our experience, but the 5:30 pm. We invite all men Treasurer attending UUCGT to join us Price Watts 941-7233 structure of our brains, and the environment of the people we email@example.com come into contact with. Mindfulness is a simple tool not only for for lively conversation and personal well-being, but for compassionate stewardship of our the best salad bar in TC. Trustee (Social Justice) community and our world (Continued on page 2) Maura Brennan 941-9158 firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, May 29, 10:30 AM. Childcare and RE at 10:30 “Inner Peace, Outer Peace” Trustee (Administration) Rabbi Chava Bahle the BEACON Susan Pyne 882-5721 In conjunction with the Traverse City Mindifulness Meditation BEACON Deadlines: Last Sunday of each month, email@example.com Group, we will explore the connection between personal, inner following the last service. Trustee (Volunteer Development) peace and global peace. The writings of Thich Naht Hanh will Jim Cook, Editor, 935-5891 Charlotte Shea 883-9357 guide us through this process: "If in our daily lives we can smile, Beacon@uucgt.org firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will Mary Kiner, Assoc.Editor, 935-3050 profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to Beacon@uucgt.org Trustee (Outreach) Linda Carps, Calendar, 946-8726 Emily Mitchell 946-1989 start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our Beacon@uucgt.org email@example.com awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The Folding, labeling & mailing source of a true smile is an awakened mind." by Nancy Pihlcrantz A Note from the President… Greetings, Regarding Stewardship (this may be somewhat It is nice to be home again after being gone for about dated): Price reported that as of Monday 4/18, 100 six weeks. As some of you know, Pinkie and I drove pledging units had pledged a total of $130,000. to Tucson for the month of March and returned early About 70% have increased their pledges from last in April. The weather in Tucson was good for year. However, we still need to hear from walking, desert hiking and some golf. Visited with approximately 40-45 more pledging units. If you our son and his family quite a bit. All-in-all a very haven’t yet submitted your pledge, please do so pleasant trip. On the way home we stopped in St. ASAP. The Finance Committee and the Board need Louis to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Spring to finalize a budget recommendation before the May was starting to bloom at the Gardens. annual meeting. As usual, I will use this column to summarize the Maura stated that the Green Cemetery Committee actions and discussions at our April Board meeting. continues, with due diligence, to evaluate the In preparation for our May 22 annual meeting, we feasibility of this project. A consultant’s report is due approved the recommended by-law changes and we shortly. approved the LDC slate of Board Officers and Lastly, we reviewed our responsibility to the Trustees for next year (the slate is incomplete at this Children’s RE program. This Congregation has a time). The by-laws and the LDC slate will be long history of supporting children’s education. Our discussed and acted upon again at our annual roots go back to the early Fellowship when Mary meeting. Ann Force and other interested parents wanted to Max Old Bear updated us as to the status of the make sure that there was a place in this community “music services” task force. Since Kevin will be for a liberal religious education for their children. leaving to accept an internship in August, the Board We recently reaffirmed that support by financing a is making plans to continue the high quality music building expansion that included two new component of our Sunday Services. A task force is classrooms and an expanded pre-nursery. Now, the being developed with Kevin’s assistance. Max Old DRE and her committee could use some additional Bear is the Board liaison. “hands on” assistance. Various tasks that the DRE and her committee have identified need some extra Emily Mitchell and Sue Pyne reiterated that the help. If you have some spare time and can be of interim minister task force (ITF) is on track, assistance, call the office, talk to the DRE, find out application has been submitted and we are now what needs to be done and how you can help. A few awaiting word from the UUA regarding possible extra hands can go a long way. candidates. Transition Team members have been discussed as well. Thank you, —John (Continued from page 1) ites! Bring a poem, quote, short read- Bring a friend! We will be planning a ing to share with the group. Men’s Hiking June hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Thursday June 2, 1-4 PM – “Breathe in Group Questions? Call Mark Gustafson at 929 Nature.” Meet at UUCGT, then let’s Mark June 20 on your 9608 explore the Peninsula Township Park calendars. We will be just north of the UU. following Max Women’s Creative Mirth Friday July 22, 4-6 PM, beach TBD – OldBear, retired National Park Ranger, Group “Glee Club Picnic.” Sing on the on an educational outing at Sleeping shores of the bay with your friends. (formerly known as the UU Women’s Bear Dunes. Dinner will be arranged in Dress in sun dresses. Bring YOB and Group) the Glen Arbor/Empire vicinity. All a snack selection to share. The Women’s Creative Mirth Group has men are welcome. A head count is cru- Thursday August 18, 6 PM – announced the following plan of activi- cial; if interested, please communicate “Summertime Campfire.” Come tell ties for late spring/summer: with Mark Gustafson or before Sunday, stories around a campfire. Smore Thursday May 5, 1-3 PM, UUCGT – June 5. Sign up at 929 9608 makings will be provided. “Poetry Slam.” Let’s share our favor- —John Ort —Beryl Striewski Page 2 F r o m Yo u r M i n i s t e r o f M u s i c In case you missed it in the Flash… seasoned teaching congregation and minister. Oh, and I am pleased to let you know that I have accepted the very important—there is a Whole Foods store just internship at First Parish in Wayland, Mass., about 15 around the corner from the church! miles west of Boston. The position runs from August With Rev. Barbara Child’s final workshops and 22, 2011 to June 22, 2012. I have a verbal agreement service with us this past month, I am especially aware with the church’s internship committee, and we’ll craft of the fluid state of the congregation. There comes with a written agreement in the next month or so. these many transitions, a loosening of long-time The congregation was founded in the 1640s and the realities, a loosening that allows new possibilities to be current building was built in 1814! I am looking born. People have expressed fear or lament at the loss forward to being steeped in so much history in that of my musical presence in this congregation. Know that church and in that area, and to being so close to the my absence will open a space for others, and for much Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters in new and creative goodness. Contact Max OldBear if Boston. First Parish’s minister, the Rev. Ken Sawyer, you would like to be part of a team that guides plans for will be my supervisor. Ken is held in high regard by future music making and staffing. Consider stepping both colleagues and congregants, and co-taught a into the process to be part of that creative goodness. preaching class at Harvard for 13 years. I know I will Yours, learn a great deal about ministry and about myself. I will be the congregation’s 18th intern, so they are a Rev. Kevin Charlotte Shea, as she deals with some Meditation service with Bob Brown, ALL ABOUT US neuropathy and more tests to and the Easter “Water” service. discover causes. Generous and versatile. The Vocal Ensemble, with soloist Shelley Deaths of Congregants and/or Their Concern: Burnes, also offered a beautiful gift Family: For Amelia Burke whose friends have by singing “Down To A River” at Chris Anderlik, a former member who excluded her from playing soccer. John Schneider’s memorial service. moved away Don't give up Amelia. To Shelley Burnes and Holly Knibbs Linda Dunigan's son, Shane ----------------------- for joining Rev. Kevin in a Ellen Kohler's mother Missing: A long blue tablecloth that is wonderful close-harmony trio for Kathy Prentice's mother used by the Pastoral Care committee for “Guide My Feet” on April 17. John Schneider receptions. If anyone has it at home, To the multi-generational string perhaps to launder and did not return it, ensemble that graced us with “Water We Are Mindful Of: please do so. We don't want to have to Music” in the Easter Service: Amelia Neal Endicott as he continues to heal lock up items such as these. Thank you. Burke, Kim Gribi, Forest Jarvis, from his spinal surgery In Care, Nina Mueller, Nancy Peterson, Aili MaryAnn Force as she deals with —The Pastoral Care Team Simpson, Nan Worthington, violin, transportation problems following Chloe Love and Rev. Kevin, viola; her car accident. New email address Ariel Love and Chris Williams, Mark and Solveig Gustafson, as Solveig Rev. Kevin Tarsa indicates that his new cello; and Andy Evans, bass, and a stays with their daughter Kaaryn as personal email address is with Gmail: huge thanks to Judith Weaver for she heals from her fall and a broken firstname.lastname@example.org. He reports that gathering, rehearsing and directing leg. the Charter address will phase out the ensemble. Mary Kiner, as her ankle heals from eventually. recent surgery. Music Making at UUCGT Anne Olney, as she slowly recovers MUSICAL NOTES In my final months before internship, I from a bronchial infection. will be trying to help musicians make Jean Saalfeld, in dealing with some eye connections with one another, trying to problems Thank-You… share information about the musical resources the congregation has To The Vocal Ensemble for more great singing in the April 10 (Continued on page 4) Page 3 (Continued from page 3) retarded in development. I prescribed an eight people in a tent, not necessarily acquired, trying to inventory and antibiotic, specific care in cleaning the family. The bathrooms are lined up at the catalogue those resources, and, I hope, skin lesions, and love — and let the end of the tent “city”: long dark walks making some great music with as many mother know as gently as possible that thru shadows to get there, especially at people as I can. Whether you would like she was welcome to return to this night! Unsafe for anyone, especially with to be making music at UUCGT, or have accepting oasis of caring any time. such high unemployment and young girls, a yen to photograph instruments, or to We saw many patients, some sicker, boys, youth with no families left to protect help sort through files or you enjoy some less sick, all day. One problem them. typing up lists, give me a call or drop followed by another. But many we could —Emmy Lou Cholak me a note. help. Satisfaction comes in the doing and —Rev. Kevin 231-883-1058 or the smiling, the encouragement we give LGBTQIA email@example.com just by seeing them and in the sincerity of The following is an article about a feelings that we transmit. It’s a day that conference of LGBTQIA and faith leaders we can count as finished but that our in Lansing next month. The Michigan clients will never Unitarian Universalist Social Justice SOCIAL JUSTICE be able to close. Network is a co-sponsor of this event. AND ACTION We are the lucky Inclusive Justice invites you to a ones as we try to “Together In Faith” conference: “Lifting As we all hopefully share with them Up the Voice of All-Embracing Love” remember, Haiti had an — but in so doing In nearly every state where we have Earthquake over a year ago. we even more been able to move further toward the The devastation was point out our recognition and support of the full human enormous in a country that advantage and and civil rights of sexual, gender, and was already in poverty. I their great need sexual-orientation minorities or defeat had the opportunity to go to for assistance. legislation that would deny these rights, it Haiti with a medical mission Being on the has been partly because of the of the UUSC as their pediatrician. Look at giving end is not all good — and being on development of a coalition of faith-based the <www.uusc.org> web site, click on the receiving end brings a longer list with communities committed to equality. We Haiti and read more. its own multiple pains and sorrows. need to develop such a coalition here in The trip was amazing. I never worked After a week, we came home, I to Michigan. so hard emotionally, giving all I could to snow—beautiful thick wet snow, 6 inches To help advance this goal, on each child and family. It came from the of it and cold. In Haiti I wore no coat or Saturday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 heart and thankfully my well of love sweater. Here I could never seem to get p.m. at the Pilgrim United Church of never emptied. I’m so grateful that I had my toes warm. I also kept getting them Christ, 125 South Pennsylvania Ave, skills to share and help. Every child wet when I went out. In Haiti we had Lansing, many faith-based groups, almost as needy and sad and in distress as beautiful lightning and thunderstorms including the Michigan UU LGBT Task the one before and after. A continuous several evenings. I wondered about the Force, are co-sponsoring the “Together in line of pain trying to put smiles on their people in the tent cities, on the ground, Faith” conference, “Lifting Up the Voice faces. Hard to say it all, the pain for them some tents lower on the sloping area than of All-Embracing Love.” is so great. I am so grateful and others. No running water to clean with The conference will include talks and undeservedly so blessed!!! and certainly none fit to drink. Here with workshops that will highlight ways people The first baby I saw at the Aprosifa snow, believe it or not, we also had some of faith can be effective in working for (Mom and Baby Clinic) will not make it; lightning and thunder—lovely, but we equality within their faith communities there is a hole in his heart. You could hear were inside, warm and dry, safe. and in the broader community. Most the blood rushing through it. He was One of the three local agencies that we importantly, it will be an opportunity to about half the average size for his age, partnered with, KOFAVIV, (meaning, in forge bonds of mutual understanding and lethargic, malnourished, slowed Creole, Committee of Victims helping friendship among those working within development — an obvious case of Victims) is a well-organized, good the faith community around these issues. “failure to thrive.” He also had infections, agency! They train women from the tent Conference flyer, program information, skin pustules. What does one do; refer camps so potential victims, or those and registration form can be found at him to Mass General for the much-needed already victimized, can have support and http://inclusive-justice-together-in- operation? help, right where the problems are. They faith.org/together_in_faith. There is match people as partners to go to and —Randy Block, nothing from the bathrooms at night. There is not Michigan UU Social Justice Network like that running water in the camps except Director available perhaps open sewage. There is also —Jeannie Miernik, here, and nothing for people to do!! The tents have Michigan UU Social Justice Network he is very hardly any spaces in between them: six to Coordinator Page 4 The RE Scoop The Simpsons? Really, Karen? You’re watching The Simpsons in Religious Education? Yes, we are! Our Susan B. Anthony group (grades 6–12) has watched several episodes of this award-winning animated program, which offers surprising spiritual and moral content and depth. The Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening, is thought to be a Unitarian Universalist. He has neither confirmed nor denied this rumor, but the show frequently mentions UUism, and presents the kind of questions that UUs often wrestle with. In one episode, Bart, the trouble-making son of the family, is congratulated by a self-help celebrity for “doing what he feels.” The whole town then embarks on a devil-may-care spree, which results in both hilarity and disaster. The show sparked some deeply thoughtful discussion among our teens, about the purpose of societal rules, and the times when we are obligated to follow rules even though they seem pointless, and the times when we are actually morally called to disobey rules in order to protest and change them, and how to tell the difference. Another Sunday, we watched an episode in which Lisa, the family’s well-behaved daughter, learns in Sunday school about the 10 Commandments, including “Thou Shalt Not Steal.” Then Homer, the father, figures out how to pirate cable TV, and Lisa has to contend with a moral dilemma. The group then talked about the doctrine of Hell that exists in some religions, and different motivations for behaving morally, and what to do when someone we know and love is behaving immorally. These Unitarian Universalist middle- and high-schoolers are deep thinkers, courageous philosophers, and compassionate people. We are planning a dinner-and-movies overnight adventure, as well as discussing ways to continue the work we began this winter feeding the hungry in our community. Give me a call if you’d like to get in on this fun! Karen McCarthy, DRE firstname.lastname@example.org 231-947-3117 (Continued from page 10) 22 Wed * Peacemakers Needleworkers; Bonnie Mathias, 1:30- 14 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 3:30PM 15 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30- 22 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30- 9PM 9PM 19 Sun TBA, Service @ 10:30AM 26 Sun TBA, Service @ 10:30AM 19 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 2:30- 26 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 2:30- 7PM 7PM 21 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 28 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 21 Tue UUCGT Board Meeting; John Hoffmann, 6:30-9PM 28 Tue Sunday Services Committee; Holly Knibbs, 6-9PM Page 5 Treasurer’s Report For the 9 Months Ending 3/30/2011 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES For the ﬁrst nine months of the 2010‐2011 ﬁscal year, total income was $154,289 and expenses were $136,180 for a net gain of $18,110. Notes on Income: 1. #4010‐Current Pledges through December were $123,922 which is slightly behind budget and prior year (71.7% vs 73.4%). 2. #4030‐Prior Year Pledge payments totaled $5,017 which exceeds budget. 3. #4040‐Opera ng Dona ons totaled $15,094 which exceeds budget. 4. #4110‐Misc Fundraising raised $5,748 primarily from the used book sale and the fundraising dinners. 5. #4510‐Building Use Fees are $4,192 which exceeds budget. Notes on Expenses: 1. #5016‐Ministerial Services: Original budget of $37,096 reduced by $28,486 to $8,610: $17,400 to cover Ministerial Consultant’s fees and expenses from September, 2010 through Apr, 2011, and $11,086 to cover internal opera ng expenses throughout the ﬁscal year. 2. Budgets have been exceeded for oﬃce copying ($165), insurance‐bldg & liab ($288) and service con‐ tracts‐snowplowing ($796). Snowplowing is expected to be over by ($1,500). STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 1. Our Financial Balance sheet remains in a healthy posi on. 2. Temporary Restricted Funds: For Those In Need collec ons totaled $8,110 and were allocated to pastoral care and communi‐ ty needs. These monies were or will be dispersed to various community organiza ons or indi‐ viduals by the above commi ees. Capital Improvements included pain ng the sanctuary ($216), a new water heater ($372) and roof repair ($2,550). The current balance is $14,885. Respec ully submi ed Price J Wa s, Treasurer Page 6 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse Statement of Income/Expenses 07/01/2010-3/31/2011 3rd Qtr Actual Budget YTD% Budget Acct # Account Description 9 Mos Annual (75.00) Remaining 4010‐4060 Pledges and Contributions 144,033 170,943 84.26 26,910 4110‐4130 Special Events 5,748 11,200 51.32 5,452 4201‐4260 Other Income ‐ 165 ‐ 165 4510 Building Use 4,192 3,000 139.73 (1,192) 4610‐4620 Dividends & Interest 316 500 63.25 184 Total Income 154,289 185,808 83.04 31,519 5010‐5040 Salaries & Wages 85,520 114,014 75.01 28,494 5210‐5240 Employer Payroll Taxes 4,458 5,842 76.32 1,384 5310‐5340 Employer Benefits 13,298 16,057 82.82 2,759 5405‐5450 Supplies 1,257 2,850 44.11 1,593 5510‐5520 Printing & Copying 565 400 141.16 (165) 5610 Postage & Shipping 512 1,000 51.19 488 5710‐5711 Resources/Curriculum 2,592 7,520 34.47 4,928 6010‐6040 Plant & Property 4,984 5,850 85.19 866 6110‐6150 Service Contracts 6,696 7,875 85.03 1,179 6210‐6240 Equipment 2,785 4,000 69.63 1,215 6310‐6350 Utilities 7,512 12,520 60.00 5,008 7010‐7090 Miscellaneous Expenditures 2,045 3,175 64.41 1,130 7120‐7170 Dues & Fees 2,751 2,980 92.31 229 7210‐7250 Professional Expense 1,205 1,725 69.86 520 Total Expenses 136,180 185,808 73.29 49,628 NET INCOME 18,110 ‐ Page 7 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse Statement of Financial Position As of March 31, 2011 (Period 9) ASSETS Acct# Current Assets 3/31/2011 1010‐1091 Cash Accounts 99,446 Total Current Assets 99,446 1100‐1110 Long Term Assets ‐ Other Assets 1200‐1220 Accounts Receivable ‐ 1300‐1310 Due To/From Accounts ‐ Fixed Assets 1520 Real Property 26,168 1540‐1560 Furniture & Equipment 75,154 1580 Building 600,843 1581 Building‐Addition 283,708 Total Other Assets 985,873 TOTAL ASSETS 1,085,319 LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES Acct# Current Liabilities 2000‐2090 Payroll Liabilities 259 2100‐2160 Current Liabilities 240 Total Current Liabilities 499 Temporary Restricted Fund Liabilities 2300‐2385 Active Restricted Funds 16,462 2400‐2465 Money Market Restricted Funds 24,559 Total Temporary Restricted Funds 41,020 2900 Building Equity Fund 910,722 3000 Operating Fund Equity Beginning Balance 114,736 Prior Yr Correction* ‐ Net Activity 18,342 Ending Balance 133,078 Total Fund Balance 1,043,800 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES 1,085,319 Page 8 SUGGEST A SERVICE, GIVE A SERVICE “Hmm, I’d like to hear a service about….” Have you ever had that thought? Many of us have, indeed. Have you ever considered presenting the very service you would like to experience? Please do. Our tradition invites the sharing of our personal voices and visions. Each and every one of us lay members may have a service (or sever- al!) inside of us by virtue of having lived our lives, reflected on them, endured our struggles, contemplated the meaning of being a UU. Think about what you would like to hear, how you would like to hear and see it present- ed, what you would like to experience, and give some serious (and even humorous!) consideration to bringing your vision to a service. You can rely on your Sunday Services Committee members—Charlotte Shea, Gretchen Kronk, Holly Knibbs, Mary Van Valin, Paul Ward, Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Richard Miller—to give you any guidance, ideas and support you might like in the preparation and delivery of a service. Below is the form for sharing your ideas. We would love to hear from you and collaborate with you. ______________________________________________________________________________ Proposal for Lay-led Sunday Service Title ______________________________________________________________________________________ Topic _____________________________________________________________________________________ Time of year you wish to present ____________________________________________________________ What is the essence of the message you wish to share with the congregation? _________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ What does sharing this message bring to you? ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The Sunday Services Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6pm to about 9pm. Could you meet with the Committee during that time to discuss the service? ___________________ A coordinator from the Sunday Services Committee will work with you. How can the Committee assist you with the service? ____ Meaningful/spiritual content, refining the message ____ Music selection to accompany/complement the service ____ Story for All Ages – suggestions and/or reading ____ Sanctuary settings to enhance the service ____ Selected readings ____ Other _____________________________________________________ Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ Date Submitted _____________________________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ Email ________________________________________ Please submit this Proposal to the Sunday Services Committee via email to email@example.com or place a hard copy in the Committee’s mailbox in the office. Date received by Sunday Services Committee _____________________ Page 9 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse 6726 Center Road Traverse City MI 49686-1802 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED the BEACON PUBLISHED MONTHLY Volume 48, Issue 5 May, 2011 Calendar 15 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 5-7PM 17 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM All events take place at the Congregation building unless 18 Wed * Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30-7PM 18 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM otherwise noted. Events marked with an * are part of the ongoing LEAP! Programs and can be joined at any time. 22 “Mind Matters,” Michael Jarvis, Service @ 10:30AM Sun 22 * UUCGT Annual Meeting; 12-1:30PM Sun May 2011 22 * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 5-7PM Sun 24 * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM Tue 01 Sun “Homegrown Poems and Songs: Another Vantage 24 Sunday Services Committee; Holly Knibbs, 6-9PM Tue Point on Who We Are,” Mary Van Valin, Richard 25 * Peacemakers Needleworkers; Bonnie Mathias, 1:30- Wed Miller and Gretchen Kronk, Service @ 10:30AM 3:30PM 01 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 2:30- 25 Wed * Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30-7PM 7PM 25 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM 03 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 04 Wed * Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30-7PM 29 Sun “Inner Peace, Outer Peace,” Rabbi Chava Bahle, 04 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM Service @ 10:30AM 05 Thur Women’s Creative Mirth Group, “Poetry Slam,” Beryl 29 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 5-7PM Striewski, 1-3PM 31 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 05 Thur Vocal Ensemble Rehearsal; Rev. Tarsa, 7-9PM 07 Sat Don Julin concert, 7-8PM June 2011 08 Sun “Run Across Ethiopia: Building Global Community 01 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM Beyond Fair Trade,” Tim Young, Service @ 10:30AM 02 Thur Women’s Creative Mirth Group, “Breathe in Nature,” 08 Sun Peace Group; Dave Halsted, 11:45AM-12:15PM Peninsula Twp Park (meet at UUCGT), 1-4PM 08 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 5-7PM 05 Sun TBA, Service @ 10:30AM 10 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 05 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 2:30- 10 Tue UUCGT Board Meeting; John Hoffmann, 6:30-9PM 7PM 11 Wed * Peacemakers Needleworkers; Bonnie Mathias, 1:30- 07 Tue * Bridge Group; 1-4:30PM 3:30PM 08 Wed * Peacemakers Needleworkers; Bonnie Mathias, 1:30- 11 Wed * Wednesday Night Supper, 5:30-7PM 3:30PM 11 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM 08 Wed * International Folk Dancers; Mary Van Valin, 6:30-9PM 12 Thur Vocal Ensemble Rehearsal; Rev. Tarsa, 7-9PM 10 Fri Facilities Team; Fred Schaafsma, 10-11:30AM 13 Fri Facilities Team; Fred Schaafsma, 10-11:30AM 14 Sat Spring clean-up, Dan McKeen, 9AM-1PM 12 Sun TBA, Service @ 10:30AM 12 Sun * Mindfulness Meditation Group; Fleda Brown, 2:30- 15 Sun “Give Them Not Hell, But Hope: A Universal Love,” 7PM Rev. Kevin Tarsa & Rev. Nancy Doughty, Service @ 10:30AM (Continued on page 5)
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