Because I have been athirst, I will dig a well that others may drink.
~ Arabian proverb
Join us in worship this Sunday, March 6, as we continue a month-long sojourn with themes of gratitude, generosity, and service in support of our annual stewardship pledge drive. Our minister’s message for the morning is titled “The Community of Our Lives.”
“Our faith, and membership in this church, comes with strings. To belong to this church and to be a Unitarian Universalist is to say “yes” to those strings. We say “yes” to life. We say “yes” to hope. We say “yes” to a belief that all people are worthy, all people carry a spark of the divine. And more than that, we say “yes” not just to these principles, but we say “yes” to doing the work of our faith, the work of this church, when we’re asked. We can be that “place of quiet and reflection” my correspondent longs for only if, only when, we all commit ourselves to creating that place, sustaining that place, loving that place, and working that place into existence.” ~ Peter Friedrichs
March 13: “The Light of Faith” - Bring a Friend Sunday!
March 20: “Celebration Sunday – Heeding the Call”
March 27: “The Seed of Transformation”
First Friday Potluck - March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The First Friday potluck for March is coming up! The hosts this month are Alicia Genia and George Lentz. The theme for the evening will be St. Patricks day fare or whatever sounds good! Your dish should serve 6-10 persons. If you are interested in attending, please contact your hosts (Alicia - 289-0652 or email@example.com; George - 248-346-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to add your dish to the list.
Infant Pantry Collection - This Sunday
Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers (especially sizes 5 and 6), creams, shampoos,and lotions. Baby food and formula are not needed a this time. If you want to donate money, then the check should be made out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Please contact Tom Moffit (email@example.com or 772-1602) with any questions.
Water Collection for Flint - This Sunday
RE will be collecting gallon jugs of water for the citizens of Flint. The jugs will be transported to a dispersal site in Flint. We will be accepting donations through Sunday, March 6th. Please contact Roze Bentley at (989) 400-7674 with any questions.
UUFCM Common Read Discussion Group This Sunday – Time to Finish the Book!
The first of two discussion group opportunities for our second UUFCM Common Read this year - Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow - is taking place this Sunday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. following morning worship. The second discussion group will be the next Sunday, March 13 – same time, same channel. These discussions are open to all…invite family and friends to join in. If you’re a quick read, there’s still time to participate...we have a few copies available for purchase at the fellowship. Cost: $16 per copy.
Bring a Friend Sunday! – March 13
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?”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
27th Annual Celebration of Life Pow Wow at CMU
March 19 & 20. For complete information visit Native American Programs.
Let this day’s performance of the meanest duty be thy religion.
~ Margaret Fuller
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)