Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice,
and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The #BlackLivesMatter meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the University Center on CMU's campus. Please join us!
Guest at Your Table Boxes - Collected This Sunday
Our Guest at Your Table boxes and the Stories of Hope from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) were handed out at the worship service on Sunday, November 22, and we hope you have been sharing the stories and dropping your spare change in them since that time. We will collect the boxes at service this Sunday.
Join us in worship this Sunday, January 24, as we continue our month-long sojourn with the themes of unity, diversity and racial justice. Our minister will be sharing a message titled “Let Us #staywoke” in this service crafted around the question “Do All Lives Matter?”
Looking ahead…our worship theme for Sunday, January 31 will be “From the One, Many.”
New to UU?
If you are a newcomer to our fellowship - or perhaps have been around for a while – and would like to learn more about this fellowship and UUism as a whole, our next Welcome to UU class is scheduled for this Sunday, January 24 following worship at 12:15 p.m. These classes are offered every month, typically on the 4th Sunday.
Next Membership Workshop Scheduled
The Path to Membership Workshop is designed for those who are ready to make the membership commitment. This interactive workshop explores the deeper meanings and expectations of membership and shared ministry. Our next Path to Membership Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 13 from 1-4 p.m. If you have questions or are interested in the workshop, please contact Dawn Daniels (email@example.com or 989-763-6315).
- RE has postponed the Middle-level Retreat (Hoth Hideaway) at Mystic Lake YMCA Campground due to uncooperative ice conditions. Watch this space for further updates!
- February is Justice Month in RE. Our UUth Ensemble will be performing at the Justice Party on January 30th. Please join us to kick off our month-long celebration of justice work.
Looking for a Wheelchair
We would like to have a wheelchair on our premises and were wondering if anyone would have a gently used, collapsable wheelchair that you are willing to donate. If you do, please contact our Building Manager, Kris Los (Krislos71@gmail.com or 989-429-0425). Thanks in advance.
UU Cabaret Performers Needed!
As the Stewardship Team prepares for the 2016 Stewardship Campaign, the kick off event is being planned…drum roll please…the UU Cabaret! This highly anticipated event will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7 pm in our sanctuary. Sign up sheets will be available in the Social Hall beginning this Sunday, January 24th.
If you play an instrument, sing, dance, act, perform UU tricks, recite poetry/stories, etc., then we need you.
Thank you for your consideration!
In appreciation and admiration,
Laura McBride, 2016 UUFCM Stewardship Chairperson
Directory Update Underway
We are in the process of getting the UUFCM directory ready for printing, and we need your help. Please view the online directory here on our website and check if your entry is correct or needs changing. If you have moved, changed your phone or email or have a new name or additional children’s names, contact our administrative assistant Kirsten (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gisela (email@example.com) as soon as possible. The directory listing is password protected. If you don't remember what it was, contact Gisela. Thanks so much for your help and support.
Community Justice Party
You are all invited to our Community Justice Party fundraiser for MUUSJN on Saturday, January 30,
7:00-9:30 p.m.! Come join the fun as we raise support for social justice efforts – a silent auction of social justice items, a variety of musical and theatrical performances by youth and adults, a youth group bake sale, a cake walk and light refreshments. The suggested donation for adults is $10.00 (although more will be gratefully accepted for MUUSJN), and children are free (with child care provided for the nursery). If you need child care, please contact Norma Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 989-560-3952 by Wednesday, January 27.
Be sure to invite your friends and family members who are also interested in social justice for this fun and meaningful social event!
CUUPs Celebrates Imbolc - January 31
Imbolc, also known as Candlemas and Groundhog's Day, occurs at the beginning of February. It marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring. It is a festival of spiritual purification and dedication.
We invite those of you who are interested in participating in this ritual to bring an item of food or drink to share at the potluck that follows the ceremony. We will gather at 6:30 pm and begin our ceremony promptly at 7:00 pm.
Many thanks to Kris Los, our building manager, who spent several hours this past Saturday cleaning and reorganizing several areas of our Social Hall, kitchen, and storage areas. It looks beautiful! Please take time to express your gratitude to Kris!
Holiday Sweets & Teas
Proof that we had a good time can be viewed here!
Restoration House News
Volunteers are still needed. If you are willing to serve as an intake volunteer from 4:15 to 6:00 any day of the weeks ahead (until the program ends on April 6), please contact Joyce Henricks at 773-4709, or email@example.com. Thank you!
••• Community Events •••
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week at CMU
Download the flyer to see the full list of events!
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In case of inclement weather, a decision to cancel services will be made by 9 am. Should we decide to cancel services it will be emailed to the mailing list and posted on the website. Please check the website and your email regarding service cancelation. Should we determine that services are not going to be canceled we will not post on the website or send an email.
The deadline for submissions to the Order of Service Insert and the UUFCM weekly e-News is
Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2015-2016
President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
President Elect/Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; email@example.com)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; email@example.com)
Trustee: Carol Rard (989.561.2969; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; email@example.com)