Granting each other freedom of mind and spirit, we commit to this community of mutual care.
In that spirit of caring we pledge to be mindful when speaking of one another.
We will walk in the ways of truth and loving-kindness that we and our children may always be fulfilled. So that the world maybe fulfilled, we dedicate ourselves to the work of justice and peace, seeking always to soothe sorrow and to inspire joy.
~ UUFCM Covenant
Throughout the summer, our services will explore new possibilities for meaning in religious language. Our guide will be the book Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language. This week's sermon is Covenant and Doctrine. Remaining sermons in the series include:
Summer Worship Series: Fluent in Faith
July 20: Sacrament and Prayer
July 27: Sanctuary
Movie Night is every second Saturday at 7 p.m. at the UU Center. The movie originally scheduled for June 14th will be shown this Saturday, July 12th. “Twenty Feet from Stardom” won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It looks at the world of back-up vocalists and the legends they support. An audience favorite and something light for summer. Contact Jim Dealing with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 772-0269.
Has your contact information changed? New email, phone, postal address? Please send the information to our administrative assistant at email@example.com. A directory update is planned for August. Thank you in advance.
The UUFCM is continuing the search for a quarter-time Director of Religious Education. The job description and application instructions are posted on our website (uufcm.org), with a link on the front page under Recent News. **Please share this job search announcement! Find it on our UUFCM Facebook page and share it with your Facebook friends!
Summer Choir Schedule
There will be no regular choir rehearsal during the month of of July. There may be 1-2 longer rehearsals/times to get together and sing as people are available.
Please remember that the July 21st meeting is cancelled.
UUFoM Day Camp
The UU Fellowship of Midland is providing their Discovery Day Camp July 28-31, 9 a.m. to noon each day, for children entering grades K-5. The theme this year is "Character Safari!" It will focus on the 6 Pillars of Character from the CHARACTER COUNTS! program and their animal representatives. Download the flyer and registration form. The deadline to register is this Sunday, July 13, and the cost is $15/child. For more information, contact their DRE, Vicki Wiltse, at Vicki.Wiltse@gmail.com.
Thank You for Your Help!
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. It appears that most of the problem has been solved - at least, there have been no new instances of not receiving the eNews. If you are still getting double emails from UUFCM, please reply to this week's eNews with just the message 'Got It'. If you get two eNews emails, please reply to both. Kirsten has developed a list of those receiving from the UUFCM account, but sends duplicates to everyone else. Thanks again for your help and your patience!
“Unitarian Universalism doesn't really care one whit whether you're an atheist, a theist, agnostic, Buddhist, Pagan, or Barnes and Noble-ite. Our question for you is whether your atheism, theism, paganism, Buddhism, or Barnes and Noble-ism leads you to connection, leads you to listen to your deepest self, be open to life's gifts, and serve needs greater than your own.
In other words, do your beliefs help you connect to self, life and others?”
~ Kaaren Anderson
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2014-2015
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
President Elect: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; 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: Capalene Howse (989.488.8714; email@example.com)
Trustee: Jennifer Prout (989.400.3130; firstname.lastname@example.org)