Sunday, April 26 - 10:00 a.m.

The Forgiveness Dilemma
Rev. Dara Olandt

What is forgiveness? What shapes our human abilities to forgive? What hinders our abilities to forgive? How might forgiveness expand our capacity for fulfilling lives and meaningful relationships? Why ought we speak about and practice the challenging art of forgiveness? All are
welcome for this service of contemplation. The UU Music Breakfast Club will provide the music.

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Children's Religious Education

 Classes are for PreK-grade 8 children; Nursery care is available for younger children. Children should visit the sanctuary with their parents for the first portion of
the service; teachers will escort
children to class.
See RE curriculum.
Sunday Circle
April 19, 8:30-9:30 AM. Shelley Fortier and Leslie Hager-Smith will lead a discussion on lifespan-friendly homes and communities that support aging in place. All are welcome for lively discussion.
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Giving 1/2 the Plate Away

 Begining on April 5, UUC will be donating 1/2 the collection plate to local charities and UU-affiliated organizations. On April 26, RAFT (Mont. County Crisis Hotline), a community service that offers free paraprofessional phone counseling services to the community
will be the recipient.

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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

Stewardship at UUC

Be Generous...With your time, with your love, with your life

UUC relies on the generosity of congregants for support and receives no outside funding. Each spring, members and friends are asked to make a monetary pledge to support the mission and vision of the congregation. Visit our Fundraising page for more information and for links to the pledge brochure and card, and the talent/volunteer form.

Our Stewardship Sunday service, celebrating a Generous Life, will be held on Sunday, April 12 and will include a celebration of commitment along with the turning in of pledge cards and the talent survey. It is hoped that all pledges will be returned by Sunday, May 17 when we will celebrate together the culmination of our Stewardship drive with a Beloved Community Celebration service followed by an all-congregational picnic.


NEW: Donating 1/2 the Plate Each Sunday

UUC is joining many other UU congregations across the country in giving ½ the basket offering away every single Sunday morning. Half the plate away is an opportunity to practice generosity as a community on a consistent basis. It’s a spiritual practice in generosity, an opportunity to “live our values” and “walk our talk” as a congregation exploring what it means to live generous lives of care, and hope! Doing this together each Sunday is one powerful, visible, and important way we can make a difference in local, national and international communities. Pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars can add up to do a lot of good when we each give a bit… and do this together every Sunday! Check the website weekly for the selected recipient.


NEW: UUC Pantry Garden

This year for the first time, UUC will have a vegetable garden with produce donated to the local food pantry! Volunteers are needed to help with this effort. Contact our Administrator to offer your assistance.


Intergenerational Harry Potter Movie Night

Friday, April 17 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Harry Potter Movie Night continues with a showing of the 7th movie in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. With Voldemort’s power growing stronger, Harry, Ron and Hermione embark on a quest to finish Dumbledore’s work by finding and destroying the rest of the Horcruxes. In their search, they uncover the existence of three of the most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. Order pizza when you arrive (optional), and you can enjoy dinner with your movie. We supply the popcorn and drinks!


Children's Garden Primary School

The Children’s Garden School runs programs for preschoolers age 3-5, as well as a kindergarten program.  Athough Children's Garden is not directly affiliated with Unitarian Universalist Congregation, it is held in rented space in our building.

For more information, visit the Children's Garden website.