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Mindful of our vibrant Congregational history and steadfastly committed to a strong future,

we strive to promote good in the world and aid each other in ethical and spiritual development.

To this end, I willfully covenant to:

Welcome with open minds and hearts all who gather here;

Inspire and respect others, from youngest to oldest, on our various spiritual paths;

Assume good intentions, communicate directly, share ideas freely, listen willingly, disagree respectfully, and forgive easily;

Support the ministry of our Congregation through gifts of time, talent and money.

Encourage all voices to speak and be heard, as we participate in a collaborative and democratic process.

In love and blessing –
Rabbi Chava Bahle, UUCGT Congregation and Staff



Sunday, March 20  – Rabbi Chava & UU CUUPS Members       
10:30 AM Service:  “Spring Equinox/Ostara:  New Beginnings”
“Many Holidays, Many Names:  The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the Spring equinox on March 21.  The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring.  Of course, it’s also the same time as the Christian Easter celebration, and in the Jewish faith, Passover takes place as well.  For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season.”  (from Patty Wigington)
On this Sunday nearest the Spring equinox, we will explore rituals of renewal from the world’s traditions.  Laughter is one of them …

Sunday, March 27  –  Rabbi Chava and Sarah Montgomery-Richards 
10:30 AM Service:  “An Easter Sunday Rhapsody” (one service only)
Join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration of Passover and Easter through song, symbol and horseradish.  Pack lightly for the journey – it’s gonna be a long, strange trip … for members of all ages.

Sunday, April 24  –  Rabbi Chava
10:30 AM Service:  “Passover:  Let Freedom Ring”
On this second day of Passover we will weave our powerful UU traditions with elements of the Haggadah, the text that guides that Passover Seder.  Filled with questions and explorations, the Haggadah is one of the most widely read and often published texts in the Jewish world.  How is this ancient tale relevant today?

For more information, contact the UUCGT office at (231) 947-3117.


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The Common Heart: Spiritual Paradigm Shift; Rabbi Chava Bahle at TEDxTraverseCity 2014

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse
6726 Center Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
231-947-3117 (office) 231-947-0726 (fax)