Stewardship is all about a way of life.
~ Michael Durall
It is almost time to move your clocks ahead an hour! Most digital devices will automatically reflect the change, but your analog clocks will need to be adjusted (spring forward). If you are bringing a friend this Sunday, please share the reminder!
For our “Bring a Friend” service this Sunday, March 13, the worship theme will be “The Light ofFaith.”
What does “faith” mean to a Unitarian Universalist? What binds us together if not shared beliefs? In this month of reflection of what it means to be a steward of this community, let us join together this Sunday to both remember and celebrate the heart-light of our tradition.
“Doing spiritual work in community is, in itself, a spiritual practice. When we engage in spiritual practices we invite change and growth. We meditate to become more present; we pray to name our fear and our gratitude and live our lives with greater acceptance. In the same way, with intention and with commitment to stay engaged even when we feel hurt, angry or afraid, living in community becomes a spiritual practice, a vehicle for our own transformation. In the simplest terms, this transformation is the light of the faith.” ~ Heather Januless
March 20: “Celebration Sunday – Heeding the Call”
March 27: “The Seed of Transformation”
Cookie Baking Event for RE Coffee Hour - This Friday from 7-9 p.m.
RE will be handling the hospitality tasks this coming Sunday. In preparation for this we are holding a cookie making event on Friday evening at the Fellowship. Please come help us make treats to share!
Bring a Friend Sunday! – This Sunday
To help remind ourselves that our affection for and devotion to this fellowship are elements of our lives most worthy of sharing with others, we have designated Sunday, March 13 as “Bring a Friend Sunday!” at the UUFCM. This is an opportunity to invite those folks you’ve been meaning to bring along to Sunday service…because you sense that this place might resonate with them or just because you want to share something that’s become important to you in your life – let this serve as motivation! And if you’ve not yet considered sharing your experience here with someone else – we would gently ask “Why not?”
Water Collection for Flint Extended
We will be collecting water jugs for delivery to Flint for one more week. The last day to bring contributions is this Sunday, March 13th. They can be left under the RE bulletin board in the green room. Please contact Roze Bentley (989-400-7674) with any questions.
UUFCM Common Read Discussion Group This Sunday – Time to Finish the Book!
The final discussion group opportunity for our second UUFCM Common Read this year - Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow - is taking place this Sunday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m. following morning worship. This discussion is open to all…invite family and friends to join in.
Selma Director – Ava DuVernay – Coming to CMU!
Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear the director of the 2014 film, Selma, on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium (in Warriner Hall) on the campus of CMU. This event is part of the CMU Speaker Series – it is free and open to the public. (Thank you, Leslie Hildebrandt, for bringing this to our attention!)
What’s That Little Book on the Table All About?
As you all are aware, we include a ritual of “joys and sorrows” within our worship services – it is very much the symbolic representation of our “ministry of care” as a religious community. What some of you who are new to us may not know (and some of us “regulars” have perhaps forgotten about) is that there is always a book and pen to the left of the stones and bowl on the joys and sorrows table. This book is there for anyone to use who wishes to make known a joy, sorrow or concern to the gathered community, but they don’t wish to share it aloud themselves during the service. The book can also be used to let the minister know that you wish to make an appointment to speak with her or simply wish to let her know you’re struggling with something and request remembrance in thought and prayer.
UUFCM Care Ministry Team: Dawn Daniels, Gisela Moffit, and Mary Alsager.
27th Annual Celebration of Life Pow Wow at CMU
March 19 & 20. For complete information visit Native American Programs.
Women's History Month at CMU
Events now through April 11. For complete information, visit CMU's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences page or download the calendar of events.
We affirm a covenant among all beings that we honor with our heart, soul, mind and strength.
~ Rebecca Ann Parker
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 Annette Pratt (989-400-0173). 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!
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 email@example.com.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2015-2016
President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect/Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Carol Rard (989.561.2969; email@example.com)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; firstname.lastname@example.org)