Fire It Up! – Ritual & Spring Donation Drive

Spring is a season of new beginnings, a time of letting go and making room for new growth. Here at UUSGS, we often celebrate ‘letting go’ with the help of an ancient & elemental symbol: fire.  In the past, when gathering together in our sanctuary, we have come forward and...

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UUSGS Service Auction is Now Online!!

The venue is different, but our goal remains the same: raising funds for valued UUSGS programs and enjoying each other’s company! – Monday, March 1 (12:00 p.m. open) – Saturday, March 13 (4:00 p.m. close) – Silent Auction and Basket Raffle ticket sales. – Saturday, March 13, 2021, 3:30 –...

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Don’t Give Up… It’s Lent!

“Wait a minute… do UU’s celebrate Lent?” Not always. And not everyone. But we can… “Isn’t Lent about giving stuff up? That doesn’t sound so great…” Lent isn’t just about sacrifice. Lent is about practice – that is, practicing the attributes of a faithful life. Lent is also a time...

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“With U” Shirts! Get Them Here…

Wear you heart on your sleeve(s)!! Ours is a spiritual practice of solidarity.  Of unconditional welcome.  Of radical hospitality.  Of collective liberation.  Of impact. Ours is a message of hope.  Of love.  Of transformation.  Of justice.                            ...

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A Ministry of Generosity…

Last year, UUSGS gave away approximately $20,000 through our weekly Offering plate collection.  While there were calls to keep more of it for ourselves this year – understandable given a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and so on – we did the opposite: we gave away 100% of the “plate.” The result?...

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Sundays move online during closure…

Dear friends… By now, hopefully you have seen the notice that went out from UUSGS on Thursday. (https://www.uuspringfield.org/important-update-coronavirus-preparedness/). Hopefully, you are also making adjustments to your normal routines to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and your neighbors safe and healthy.  I loved what I read recently that described the actions...

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Drawing the Circle Wide… with Help from C & H Architects

The Chalice Lighter Leadership Team is excited to introduce you to C&H Architects, an important new partner in our “Drawing the Circle Wide” capital campaign. As you can imagine, finding the right architecture firm to help us align our physical space with our congregation’s core values was a critical step...

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Introducing our new member database tool: Breeze!

Membership databases may not excite you.  That’s cool.  But Breeze is no ordinary membership database.  Breeze will help us to stay coordinated, connected, and informed as a congregation.  Some of Breeze’s features include: Unique login for each member, with web and app access Always-available and up-to-date member directory Always-available and...

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