“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.
The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices
and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.
Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.”
~ Marianne Williamson
The theme for this Sunday, February 23rd is Quietude and the River. On the river, there are no deadlines. Upcoming sermons include:
March 2: Hope? Hell. Yes! (No Fooling)
March 9: Privilege and Love
March 16: TBA
March 23: The Spirituality of Money
March 30: A Report from the Moral March
Get Your Cuppa!
Read the latest Cup of Joe!
Time Line of Important Upcoming Events
Sunday, February 23
12:30-2:00 p.m.: Second of four Transition Team meetings with the congregation
Sunday, March 9
Sign up for Circle Suppers
1:30-3:30 p.m.: “2000 Years of Heresy” pt. 3 (repeated on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.)
Sunday, March 16:
Sign up for Circle Suppers
11:45 a.m.: Fellowship Life meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m.: “Path to Membership” class
3:30-5:30 p.m.: “2000 years of Heresy” pt. 4 (repeated Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m.)
Sunday, March 23:
Last sign up for Circle suppers
11:45 a.m.: Transition Team Congregational workshop
CUUPS • Imbolc 2014
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 UUFCM at 6:30 pm and begin our ceremony promptly at 7:00 pm., Saturday, February 22nd.
Second Congregational Meeting on Our Transition
Be sure to put Sunday, February 23, 12:30-2:00 p.m. on your calendar for the second of our four congregational meetings about the transition process. We will be considering the question: “What does it mean to be a multigenerational congregation?” Lunch will be provided, and child care will be available; please contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 989-560-3952) to confirm. A progress report of the first meeting is available here on our website.
Path to Membership Class Offered
The “Path to Membership” class which had to be cancelled in February will be offered on Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the UU Center. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Unitarianism and Universalism, the history of our fellowship, our 7 Principles, governance structure and how you can get involved to make a difference, come to this special event. Rev. Joe Cleveland and Membership chair Gisela Moffit will be the facilitators. Contact them if you are coming and if you need child care by March 9th.
Guest at Your Table
Thank you to all who participated in the UUSC Guest at Your Table program this year. A total of $457.69 was collected and sent to the UUSC this week as a contribution from our congregation! Also, a big thank you to Izzy Rollins, Josh Bauerle, Susan Powers and Norma Bailey who counted and rolled many, many coins!
UU's Dreaming of Iceland
We hope you will consider joining the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) on a very special trip to Iceland May 5-14, 2014. CLF's Board of Directors' chair, the Rev. Stefan Jonasson, will lead this tour of Iceland. Learn more here. This video will give you a teaser of the beauty of Iceland.
Service Cancellation Policy
In case of inclement weather, a decision to cancel the service will be made by 9 a.m. An announcement will be posted on our web site (uufcm.org) and on Facebook as well as sent directly via email. Those who are not online will be phoned. If you have questions, call Rev. Joe (989-941-6013) or Gisela (989-772-1602). We hope we won't have to resort to this very often, but we live in Michigan after all, so we need to be prepared!
• • • Community Events • • •
CMU Celebrates Black History Month
To commemorate this year’s celebration, CMU is proud to present performances, video screenings, panel discussions, food tastings, lectures and other events highlighting the history and contributions of the African American and Black communities. For highlights about the keynote speaker and Step Afrika performance, click here. For a complete event listing, click here.
“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”
~ Leo Tolstoy
is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Please send all submissions to email@example.com
Have a suggestion? a problem? a question? We can help!
Building Manager: Tina Christy (989.506.2985; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Caring Committee: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595; email@example.com)
Children’s RE Committee: Bill Tinsley (989.488.8505; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hospitality: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com), Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; email@example.com)
Social Action: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social Fun: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Stewardship: Grace Rollins (989.772.1204; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Transition Team: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com)
Worship Team: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; firstname.lastname@example.org)