The Pretty Good Book Group Announces 2015 Selections

The Pretty Good Book Group meets on the first Sunday (except holiday weekends) of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Rainbow Room, and we welcome everyone to join us on a regular basis or whenever you can for an interesting discussion.

2015 book discussions are:

February 1: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown
March 1: Love and Terror on the Howling Plains by Poe Ballantine
April 5: The Bonobo and the Athiest by Frans DeWaal
May 3: A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
June 7: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie
July 12: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
August 2: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
September 13: The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro
October 4: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
November 1: The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen H. Buhner
December 6: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

Join Us in Peace, Love, and Justice!

Everyone is invited to join us for worship and for all the events and activities below. Church members, friends, and new guests are all welcome. 

Feed your body and soul at UUCGL!

Sandwiches available on 1/25


Sunday, 1/18: The Central Park Five Movie Night
Sunday, 1/25: Warm Your Heart with Bread and Art


Sunday, 2/15: Third-Sunday Evening


Sunday, 3/15: Third-Sunday Evening


Saturday, 4/11: Passover Seder
Sunday, 4/19: Third-Sunday Evening


Memorial Day weekend: All-Church Retreat

Are you interested in planning an event at church? Be sure to bring your ideas to the Program Council, which meets on second Wednesday evenings.  

Get to Know Us at a Welcome Class!

Would you like to sit down and talk with church leaders and newcomers to learn more about our congregation and ask questions? Are you familiar with our community but want to get more involved? Are you considering membership at our church? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," consider taking a Welcome or Membership class. Sign up at the Activities Table during Sunday morning coffee hours, or contact the church office.

Welcome and Membership Classes

Welcome to Unitarian Universalism covers a brief history of our faith and the non-creedal tradition. If there isn’t a creed, what do we believe? Whether you’re new to Unitarian Universalism or a longtime member, you are welcome to attend this UU overview.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Exploring UUCGL provides a deeper understanding of our particular UU congregation with an opportunity to get to know others exploring our faith as well as leaders in several areas of congregational life. The Membership Committee facilitates conversations with staff and some committee and group leaders. This class will start you thinking about your own faith journey, talents, and interests while presenting opportunities for involvement at UUCGL and explaining how the congregation conducts business and makes decisions. This class is perfect for those who have taken the Welcome class and for Unitarian Universalists who come from another church and want to learn about UUCGL.

Tuesdays, March 24 and 31, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, June 2 and 9, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Taking the Leap is for those who have decided to commit to UUCGL as members. Our Senior Minister, the Rev. Kathryn Bert, will lead discussion and ceremony as new members join the church in covenant. If you haven't taken the Welcome and Exploring classes, please speak to Rev. Kathryn before registering.

Thursday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.