Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport

The Drummer – Weekly Beats – June 9, 2017

The Drummer
Weekly Beats
June 9, 2017

Notice of Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport will be held Sunday, June 11 2017, at 11 a.m. following the Service. Your attendance is strongly encouraged for the purpose of considering Bylaws changes, approving the 2017-18 operating budget, electing officers and trustees-at-large to the Board of Trustees, and conducting any other business that may come before the congregation. UUCGB will be providing lunch in the afternoon to thank you for your attendance and participation.

For the record, the Nominating Committee is nominating the following individuals to fill open positions on the Board of Trustees for the 2017-2018 Church Year:

Position Term Nominee
President Two years Anita Sanders
Vice President Two years Peter Morse
Treasurer One year Maureen Leahy
Nominating Team Three years Marty Rising

Pledge Forms
If you have not yet turned in your pledge forms or Vanco authorizations, please do asap. We are about to begin our next fiscal year!

You Are Invited!
The Tent of Abraham is sponsoring their annual Community Iftar on Wednesday, June 21st at the new location of the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (BICC), 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Enjoy fellowship, learning about Ramadan, and celebrate unity in our diversity.

Violin Donation
Carol, the Director of Sound Affect, is trying to get ahold of the woman who said she would like to donate her mother’s violin. If you have misplaced Carol’s card, please contact Peter Morse.

2017 UUA General Assembly
Join us June 21 – 25 in New Orleans for the 2017 UUA General Assembly. General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend!

Tuesday Evening Taize Prayer Service
Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worshipful experienced in which there is no sermon and no one telling you what to believe before you are sure you believe it? Then the Service of Taize Evening Prayer may be for you.

This 30-minute service is inspired by the worship of the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. The service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long period of peaceful silence and some time for intercessory prayer.

There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful midweek opportunity to feed one’s soul.
Every Tuesday at 7:00

This Week in UU History
6/9/1870 The English author Charles Dickens, a Unitarian, died at age 58.

6/11/1878 Thomas Bayley Fox, an American Unitarian and promoter of the Sunday school movement, died at age 69.

6/13/1869 Josef Ferencz, bishop of the Unitarian church in Transylvania, preached the first public Unitarian sermon in Budapest, Hungary.

UUCGB Building Schedule for this week:
Sunday 6/11, 10:00 Sunday Service
Sunday 6/11, 11:00 Annual Meeting
Tuesday 6/13, 6:00 Membership Meeting
Tuesday 6/13, 7:00 Taize Service
Wednesday 6/14, 7:00 Choir Practice
Sunday 6/18, 10:00 Sunday Service
Sunday 6/18, 11:15 Worship Weavers Meeting

Upcoming Services:

Please send any items you would like listed in next week’s Weekly Drummer Beats to church.office@uucgb.org by Friday at 9 am! The weekly email is sent every Friday at noon!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
275 Huntington Road, Stratford, CT 06614