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Stewardship Update, Gratitude & Generosity

Gratitude & Generosity Introducing Gratitude & Generosity, a new column where you can learn more about the recently formed UUCB Stewardship Council.  Recommended by the Strategic Initiatives Council (Si!C) and nurtured by UUCB leadership, the Stewardship Council members are Catherine Marsh and Janet Evans (co-chairs) plus Bob Evans, Peter Ewing and Carol Teal.   This … Continued

2018-2019 SHARE OUR PLATE ORGANIZATIONS, Monthly themes and Liaisons

The 2018-19 Share Our Plate recipients have been selected. There were 20 nominations. At our Annual Congregational Meeting, members completed the “straw poll,” to determine this list of recipients:   Share Our Plate 2018-19   Month Theme Organization Liaison July None August None September Vision Boulder Food Rescue Judith King October Sanctuary Intercambio Lisa Hughes … Continued

Announcing our Acting Assistant Minister, Rev. Dana Lightsey

We are thrilled to announce we have made an offer to Rev. Dana Lightsey, and she has accepted the role of UUCB’s Acting Assistant Minister. This is a two year ministry with the potential to become long-term. During the first year, she will focus on lifespan faith formation for all ages, working with our Strategic Initiatives … Continued

Faith Formation News, By Ellen Saunders Duncan

UUCB Summer of Service 9:15 a.m Sunday mornings June 10 – August 12 Kindergarten – 8th grade   Each Sunday our kiddos will be doing different service projects to support communities we are part of and care about! The sessions will be held during the first service (9:15) as usual, and the whole series of … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  In support and understanding we continue to offer our blessings to Melinda Roark on her healing journey.  In both mourning and celebrating her life, we acknowledge the passing of Michel Feder who died peacefully in hospice care in Middlebury VT April … Continued

Office Update

As of May 23rd Abby Highland has assumed the role of Bridge Office Administrator (retaining officeuucb@gmail.com as contact). Abby will be working 17 hours a week on office administration work in addition to her 18.5 hours as Membership Coordinator (retaining getconnecteduucb@gmail.com as contact). Emily will be in the office on Sundays June 3rd and 10th. … Continued

Annual Meeting Announcement

Please plan to attend UUCB’s Annual Meeting on Saturday evening, June 2nd, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at UUCB. Folks who have been members for 60 days or longer are eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting. Please RSVP via our emailed invitation so we can get an accurate head count. If you didn’t receive … Continued

No Clear Light Messenger in July

Due to the capacity of our office staff and the slower nature of summer time at church, there will not be a Clear Light Messenger Newsletter going out for July 2018. All events will still be updated on the website.

Hack Alert!

If you are using a rechargeable Safeway grocery card that was purchased prior to February 1, 2018 please be aware that older Safeway cards have the capacity to be hacked. At least three UUCB members have had their cards hacked and their grocery money stolen. To protect your grocery money please follow these steps: 1) … Continued

Love Notes: Shift in Focus

This section of our website has been a traditional newsletter column where I write something that gets published each month on a regular schedule. I find that my thoughts come more randomly than that, and my creativity is more sporadic than scheduled. So I am going to shift the focus of these “Love Notes” and treat … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Melinda Morris asks that we please join her, by sending positive energy as she moves forward with her divorce.  Jim Dimmick’s sister, Virginia, died last month. Saphyre Rogers-Berry’s sister Laurel Sheel, was in critical condition last month, in a New Orleans … Continued

Annual Meeting Announcement

Please plan to attend UUCB’s Annual Meeting on Saturday evening, June 2nd, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at UUCB.    This all-Church family event will include: 5:00 Light Dinner 6:00 Annual Meeting After Meeting (7:30 or so) – Dessert, libations and a live performance of the musical parody “The True Story of Cinderella” performed by UUCB … Continued

What’s New in Recycling at UUCB? UUCB Climate Action Ministry

The Boulder County Recycling Center recently completed state-of-the-art upgrades, allowing more plastics to be recycled. Some new recyclables include plastic “clamshell” containers (like berry containers) and take-out containers, rigid plastics like 5-gallon buckets (handles are OK) and plastic dairy and hummus tub lids. Reminders for using our inside bins: Compost: Low quality paper like paper … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – May 2018

A letter to members & friends of UUCB Dear Members & Friends: I want to thank all of you at UUCB for your support of Sanctuary at our church. Because of you, Ingrid now has a safe place to live with her family. In addition, because of our involvement with the Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition, … Continued

2018-19 Share Our Plate Nominations        

It is time to start thinking about a non-profit organization that you would like to nominate. That organization would receive one half of our cash offering for a month out of 8 next year. Criteria: A local non-profit organization Serves Boulder County in need Is non-political Has a mission aligned with UU Principles and UUCB’s … Continued

Talent Show

Thanks to all who performed in our Talent Show and who helped to produce it. Who knew our treasurer’s family could sing? And what about those Egyptian dancers who wowed us! We had singers, guitarists, a fiddler, a whirling dervish, a juggler, a poet, an author, and we heard about “Casey at the Bat.“ Our … Continued

Hiring Process for Acting Assistant Minister

UUCB polity gives the Minister (Chief of Staff) authority to hire employees other than a called, settled minister. This Acting Assistant Minister position is a staff hire, not a search for a called, settled minister. For more information about the different types of ministry, see below. Because this is not a settled minister position,  the … Continued

News from the Bridge DRE

Here are a few announcements from Ellen about Religious Education… Watch for information in the May Parent Newsletter and an OOS insert on 5/20, we will be looking for strategies and ideas from folks of all ages about how we build intergenerational community In Religious Education this summer we will be doing service projects. The … Continued

Letter from Janen Wright to Our Congregation

It has been my privilege to work with your wonderful children and teens over the past four and a half years and I don’t want to leave without saying goodbye and thank you. I will always treasure this chapter of my life. All our youth at UUCB are beautiful and amazing- full of enthusiasm and … Continued