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110 S. 2nd Street
Geneva, IL, 60134


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June 18, 2017

This Week, The Upcoming Month, & Beyond! 
Swedish Days Parade
A reminder that the church will be closed and no service held next Sunday, June 25, due to Geneva's Swedish Days Festival, but, UUSG is in the Swedish Days Parade! Sign up to march with us at We will be gathering at noon at the corner of Logan and Center Streets (the Northwest corner of Geneva High School). Our unit is entry #39. The parade steps off at 1pm. 
Swedish Days Pizza Booth

We still need help in the Pizza Booth! There are many slots to fill on our Swedish Day pizza booth sign-up. Please check your calendar, pick a few dates and sign up at or in the Common Room.
Swedish Days Entertainment

Have you always wanted to perform for a crowd? Do you have musical talent that you would be willing to share for one hour? This year, we are hoping to lure more booth traffic with some of our fabulous UUSG talent! We are hoping to fill 4 one hour shifts on Friday and Saturday. Bring a tip jar - you may keep (or donate) the tips! Sign up at  here, or in the Common Room.
LRE Update

We still need Teacher volunteers for next school year. We especially need teachers for the 3-5 grade classes at both services. Please contact Jodi Brown or Jenny Montgomery if you are interested in teaching!
Circle Supper Coordinator

Circle Suppers is looking for a new coordinator! If you would like to help continue this popular UUSG tradition, please contact Kathy McFadden at

It's Officially Summer! Come join in community and share some love and laughs with other UUSG women! Luncheonettes! All are welcome!
Wednesday, June 28, 11:30-1:00, Andres in Batavia
Sister Suppers 2017
Modeled on the UU traditional Circle Suppers, these are social gatherings of women members and friends of UUSG. The goal of Sister Suppers is new and renewed connections between women inside our church family. Scheduled to occur in August, September, October, and November, Sister Suppers involve groupings of participants who take turns hosting or providing a part of the meal for each of four monthly suppers. You can participate in one each month, or in months you choose. You do not have to host to participate. You can sign up as an alternate to be called if last minute openings occur.

We started this new tradition 3 years ago, and it was lots of fun. Sign up will be online and will run through June, with email notifications going out in July. If you have a friend in church who you think might enjoy this, but may not know about it, please consider forwarding this link to her and inviting her to CONNECT!
Keep our Sanctuary Clean
Just a reminder food or drinks in the Sanctuary. We just spent a lot of time and money to "re-beautify," and we want to keep it all stain-free for many years. Thank You!
Summer Social Hour

Our Summer Social Hours take a more relaxed approach. While there is no organized hosting, that doesn’t mean the kitchen is closed – anyone is welcome to step up and host. Questions? Contact
Don't Forget to Make Your Gift!

We're celebrating our 175th anniversary -- don't forget to make your Congregational Gift to UUSG.

The Congregational Gift fundraising campaign is a little over 1/2 of the way to its goal. With software that allows us to digitize items in our archives, we'll be able to preserve for the future things like:
  • The original 1842 Covenant and Signers of The Book
  • 50th Anniversary information from 1892, as well as programs and items from subsequent anniversary celebrations
  • Programs from the Unity Club of the 1890s
  • Christmas Pageant scripts from 1950 until the 1970s
  • Schedules of Worship and Events from 1892 and forward
  • Building plans and budgets for renovations and improvements over the years
  • One-of-a-kind photos and illustrations
  • And so much more!
Please consider contributing to the Congregational Gift fund today. Make a check payable to "UUSG" with "Congregational Gift" in the memo line. 
Reimbursement Requests

If you spent money on behalf of UUSG this year and have not yet requested reimbursement, please do so by June 30. Reimbursement request envelopes are available just outside our Congregational Administrator’s office.
Mental Health Ministry

On July 16The Mental Health Discussion Group will meet in the Common Room at 11:45am to discuss George Lakoff’s Book, "Don’t Think of An Elephant." Tom Schevers and Bill Scown will be facilitating the discussion. Lakoff is a longtime researcher in cognitive science and linguistics. He brings a unique perspective that he applies to suggest an understanding of the Trump phenomenon. The book is available new or used at Amazon in paperback. We also suggest reading George’s article “Understanding Trump.”
2016-17 Pledges

If you haven’t fulfilled your 2016-17 operating fund pledge commitment yet, please try to do so by June 30.
Bible Study for UUs

For UUs who simply want to learn more about the Bible as literature, “Bible Study for UUs” is tomorrow from 7 to 8:30pm. We’ll be reading “What Paul Meant” by Garry Wills. If you haven’t had a chance to finish the reading, please join us anyway. The conversation frequently wanders beyond the book. For more info, please contact Jim Frazier
Help Lazarus House Celebrate 15 Years

Once again we are in need of volunteers to serve at the Lazarus House homeless shelter in St Charles. We need volunteers for dinner on July 1, and August 5. Lazarus House counts on UUSG volunteers to provide lunches, dinners, and overnight supervision on the first Saturday of every month. This is a long standing ministry of UUSG and it would be a shame if we had to drop the program for lack of support. Please consider joining us in the important ministry. You can sign up online or by contacting Bill Scown at
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