The Unitarian Universalists of Geneva are a community of curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We gather to explore and be reminded of what really matters in life through discourse with friends who respect our personal journey. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality but aligned our desire to make a difference for good. We recharge through not only discourse, but also through song and the lighting of a candle, experiencing awe and connection. We also challenge each other to live our values through social action initiatives.
We offer our children the opportunity to develop their personal moral structure and spiritual path through socially conscious activities and studies of world philosophies, traditions and religions.
Come, reconnect with your spiritual side on your own terms, and in the loving and mindful embrace of a vibrant community.
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(Monthly Gatherings 3rd Sundays -- with some exceptions)
SAVE THE DATES
Please mark the following dates on your calendars for our gatherings and events through the end of the year:
Sun., 16 December 2018, 5:30pm, UU gathering - festive service, Quaker House
Sun., 20 January 2019, 5:30pm, UU gathering with Rev. Laura Fuchs UUBasel
Sun., 10 February 2019, 5:30pm, UU gathering with UUA Ambassador to Europe, Rev. Diane Rollert from UU Montréal, Canada (2nd Sunday)
Learn more about Unitarian Universalists from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds: Atheist,Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish,
Muslim, Pagan, and more.
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UUG is an independent, non-profit, volunteer-run organization of a spiritual, religious, humanitarian nature. All are funds come from the generous pledging of our member or collected from offerings at our monthly gatherings. We give 25% of our collection each month to a local charity, Au Coeur des Grottes, a shelter for homeless women and their children in Geneva, and 25% to Jhamtse Gatsal, an orphanage and school in northern India. (see tab Live Your Values)
Pledges to UUG go to our modest operating costs for renting space in the Quaker House, paying for outside speakers, civil insurance, and bookkeeping costs. Our financial report is available upon request.
Post Finance Account number: 89-794442-5 IBAN: CH080900000089794442 BIC: POFICHBEXXX
Next UUG Monthly Gathering
When: Sunday, 16 December, 5:30 pm
Where: The Quaker House. Ave. du Mervelet 13
Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- a beacon of hope?
Guest Speaker: Erik Friberg
This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join us to reflect on the progress made, as well as the challenges, to respect, protect and fulfil human rights at local level, at work, in schools, at home. Does the Universal Declaration merely outline noble ideals, or does it provide practical real-world solutions to some hard-earned lessons of humanity?
Mitten tree: Please join us in the tradition of creating a mitten tree with donations of new childrens' mittens, gloves, hats or scarves for Au Coeur des Grottes, the shelter for women and children that we support in Geneva.
Youth Program: Offered for children 4-12 years old. Please let us know by Saturday evening (15 December) if you are bringing your (child)ren (email@example.com).
Social Hour: After the gathering we have an apéros potluck and beverages of choice, so please plan to join and bring something to share.
See Past Monthly Gatherings descriptions under Deepen Your Humanity tab.
SAVE THE DATE
Joint us on Sunday, 20 January, when we welcome the Rev. Laura Fuchs from Basel for a talk entitled: Roots and Wings: finding our story within Eco-Spirituality .
We are also pleased to announce that Rev. Diane Rollert from Montreal, Canada will join us on Sunday, 10 February (please note this is the second Sunday to avoid conflicts with school holidays).
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT JOINING THE STEERING COMMITTEE?
Please consider joining the UUG Steering Committee. We're a friendly bunch that would be happy to welcome you and your energy and creative ideas for our group. We also need someone to work on the website and Facebook page. If you're interested, drop us a line or talk to Scott, Trisha, Julie, Tomas or Reva on Sunday evening.
UUG is collecting donated items on for a Vide Grenier -- Garage Sale to take place in the Spring and Fall in Gex! Proceeds go to support UUG's social action work.
VIDE GRENIER / BROCANTE / RUMMAGE SALE – Gex, France
What’s so good about “spring or fall cleaning”? Well, it’s a wonderful opportunity to clear out unwanted items and give them a chance to be reused by someone else. It’s also a great way to support UUG’s social action work, through our fundraiser vide grenier/brocante/ rummage sale in Gex, France, in Spring and Fall.
This request has two parts. First, please bring any donations (household items, sports equipment, books, clothing/shoes, etc.) to our gathering on bring by ________. If you are unable to come but have something to contribute, just let us know and we’ll try to make arrangements to pick it up.
Second, we will need volunteers on _______ the day of the sale to help set up, sell, and then pack up (any leftover items will be given away unless otherwise specified). The sale usually takes place rain or shine, unless it is absolutely pouring.
We look forward to the involvement of as many people as possible. Please see here for a doodle poll indicating your availability to volunteer:
And now, a few words from Alex who originally proposed this activity:
Please come and help us to recycle and make money for a good cause!!