This Sunday at UCG we begin our regular Worship schedule of two services at 9:15am and 11:15am. Join us for our Gathering of Waters services, our annual re-gathering as a church family. Bring water you have collected from a place or circumstance meaningful to you this summer. The waters will be brought together and mingled to form our holy waters for rituals in the new year. Ponder how the waters that rush through your life experience represent Peace, Power, Healing, and Homecoming. There will be great music by David Evans and others! Between services is a potluck brunch in Reimer Hall. Please bring your favorite finger food to share! See you Sunday!
This Sunday at UCG
8:00am – United Tribes Guide Training- West Wing
8:15am – Chapel open for Silent Meditation
9:00am – 12:30pm – Nursery & Toddler Care
9:15am & 11:15am – Worship “Gathering of Waters” – Shelly Wilson, Andy Bachmann, & Talia Raymond
9:30am- Activity Time for Children
10:15am – Potluck Brunch – Reimer Hall
United Tribes – This Sunday is Gathering of Waters day. Have your child bring in their own sample of the water your family gathered. They will be able to tell about their water in a smaller group setting during their Tribes Time and then use that water to create watercolor paintings of their sacred spot. Next Sunday is United Tribes Registration and Bounce House Day
Online Directory Photo Booth Today! If you haven’t had a chance to upload your own photo to the new online directory, let us do it for you! The Board of Membership will be offering a fun and easy-to-use photo booth between services on Aug 20, Aug 27 and Oct 29. You can have an individual photo taken or one of the whole family. There will even be cool props to liven up your happy snap. We will make it hassle free by uploading your new photo to your online directory account. Visit the photo booth this Sunday!
Office Hours – Regular office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, resume on Monday, August 21.
Registration for Adult Small Groups begins next Sunday, August 27. We have a very exciting round of small groups to offer this fall and it’s a great time to get to know other UCG members while exploring a common interest or trying something new. As we have done before, we’ll be offering online registration. A PDF of the Small Group booklet will be available on the front page our website beginning August 27, along with a link to the registration. www.ucgainesville.org. We will also have paper booklets of the small group offerings at UCG, and for those who don’t have easy computer access or have concerns about navigating the system, there will be a limited number of paper registration forms in the office.
Parents and Youth 6th -12th grade are welcome to come to the Youth Room, next Sunday, August 27 at 10:15am to register and get information. There will also be a meet and greet with our new youth minister, Talia Raymond.
The All-Board Kickoff will be Sunday, August 27, from 4:00-6:30 PM in Reimer Hall. This is our annual kickoff event for all 200+ board and committee members and chairs. You will meet new folks, learn about the many things the other boards and committees are doing, and see what an integral part each board and committee plays in the work of our church. It is fun and informative and inspiring! We will have a box supper for $8 and childcare will be provided. You may sign up at a table in the courtyard this Sunday, August 13 and pay for your box supper in advance. You may also stop by the front office during the week to RSVP and prepay for the box supper.
As the summer ends and school is open and the pace of life quickens, consider taking forty-five minutes of respite and reflection in the UCG Chapel: that’s Friday morning prayer every Friday from 8 to 8:45am. There is time for silence, for prayer and meditation, for readings and reflection, and for sharing with two or three others. This is truly a drop-in group, open to anyone who can come: once, occasionally, regularly. You are always welcome!