“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
This Sunday, May 25, the sermon is Fishes Without Bicycles, given by Norma Bailey.
Upcoming sermons include:
June 1: Community and Communion - at Island Park
June 8: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
Time Line of Important Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 24: UUFCM will be Standing on the Side of Love at the Highland Festival Parade in Alma
and the March to Stop Monsanto in Mt. Pleasant
Saturday, May 31: Board Spring Retreat
New Refreshment Calendar
The calendar for bringing refreshments during the summer months is available here. As before, people were assigned on the basis of having every person bring a treat one or two times a year. Please have a look and find out if you are on the list. If you have a conflict with your date, please swap with somebody else and let Gisela know so that she can remind the right people. Thanks so much for your dedicated service. The delicious treats add a lot to our coffee hour.
Summer is nearing, which means our RE year is winding down. Our kids would love for you to sign up to hang out with them on a Sunday or two this summer. The curriculum is FUN and whatever that means to you! Take them for a walk, to a park, play games, share passions, etc. This is a great time to get to know our young congregants and for them to get to know you! Contact Bill Tinsley to sign up (firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-488-8505).
RE is searching for someone to replace Keelei in the preschool room. This paid position is two hours on Sundays. Other availability on an as needed basis is preferred. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please let them know we are looking. Contact Bill Tinsley for more details.
Come March with Us!
Let’s show people we are here and what we stand for. On Saturday, May 24, members and friends of UUFCM will be “Standing on the Side of Love” with our banners and tee shirts supporting marriage equality marching with a local GLBTQ group in the Alma Highland Festival parade. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m.
and we assemble from 9:00-9:30ish at the Euclid Athletic Field. You can "GPS" the Alma Police Station or the E. Superior Christian Church in Alma. Drop-off point is that church and you can be directed to parking. We are located in Section C/Unit 9. Text or call Vicki Chessin 989-463-3076, if you need directions that morning. Vicki will pass out maps this Sunday.
Saturday, May 24 in the afternoon, UUFCM will be “Standing on the Side of Love” in Mt. Pleasant joining the March to Stop Monsanto. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at Island Park. Contact person: Kris Los (email@example.com or 989-429-0425).
Come with or without a yellow t-shirt!
Special Sunday Service
On Sunday, June 1, we will not meet at the UU Center, but plan a “Worship In the Park”. We have rented a Pavilion (close to Timber town) and plan to hold a service there followed by a picnic. Please bring table settings for your family and a dish to share - and nice weather! Thanks in advance.
Getting Double Emails from UUFCM?
For the past few weeks, there have been some difficulties in which some people were not receiving emails sent from the firstname.lastname@example.org account. In response, Kirsten has been sending a duplicate email from her own email account in the hope that no one would be left out of the loop. If you have been receiving double emails, please reply to this eNews and let her know - it would help her to have a clearer picture of who is affected. She will develop a list of those still not receiving from the UUFCM account, but no longer send duplicates to everyone. Thank you for your help and your patience!
“Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
More detail about UUFCM activities and shared interest groups is available on our website.
The deadline for submissions to the Order of Service Insert and the UUFCM weekly e-News 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: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; firstname.lastname@example.org),
Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)
Transition Team: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Worship Team: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)