“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
~ Albert Einstein
Throughout the summer, our services have explored new possibilities for meaning in religious language. Our guide has been the book Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language. This week's sermon is Mercy and Salvation, which will conclude the summer series. Next week will be the first sermon from our new minister, Dawn Daniels!
August 17: A Cauldron of Changes
Movie Night is every second Saturday at 7 p.m. at the UU Center. The movie for Saturday, August 9th is “Barbara”. In 1980 East Germany, Barbara, a doctor, is reassigned to a small rural hospital as punishment for trying to find work in the West. Biding time until her lover can help her defect, Barbara begins to suspect that her new boss knows of her plans. An intense drama that asks us to consider moral and practical choices. The German nomination for the 2012 Academy Award; rated 95% by Rotten Tomatoes. Contact Jim Dealing with any questions - email@example.com or (989) 772-0269.
RE Needs Volunteers
September is right around the corner, and as well as back-to-school, our youth will be resuming religious education curriculum. We are very excited to be offering diversity and social justice as our theme for this year's programs. We need teachers! All you need to be a successful RE volunteer are caring & enthusiasm. We have great curriculum prepared, ready to be placed in helping hands. Each volunteer will be teaching with a partner and time commitments are somewhat flexible. If you have any availability we would love to have your help energizing our youth with a UU's committment to social justice. Please contact the DRE, Roze Finn with questions: (989) 400-7674; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our UUFCM account for consignments at the Thrift Shop is still open. They take seasonal used clothing and small household items for sale to those in need, and some of those can be put on consignment which means that half of the sale price comes back to us, to be used as needed. The Shop is located at 307 S. Mission and is open from 10-4 daily. Just tell the clerk on duty that you have items for the U-3 account or for donation. Local children (ages 3-4) benefit by having a free preschool available for them. For further details, see Tom Moffit or call 772-1602.
First Friday Potlucks Are Back!
Given the rising popularity of our potluck gatherings, we are organizing our dinners better with PerfectPotluck.com. The potluck organizers are planning theme-based meals this year. There are many to choose from, such as: Mexican, Italian, Finger Food/Fork Free, Breakfast, Kebobs, Spaghetti, Soup & Salad, Subs, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Casserole, Southern Foods, Chili, Vegetarian, Tail Gate, or Wild Game...to name a few.
The potlucks will continue to meet on the first Friday of each month except for January 2, 2015 and July 3, 2015. Your dish should serve 6-10 persons. Laura McBride is kicking off the first themed potluck on Sept. 5th with the theme being Comfort Food Favorites! If you are interested in attending, please go to Perfectpotluck.com and enter coordinator last name: McBride and password: 3619.
Conversation and/or games may follow, so bring your favorites of either or both! See you then!
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.
For Your Information
Recently, our church sign along with several other buildings and churches in the community were defaced with black permanent marker. A report was filed with the police department last Friday afternoon by Laura McBride. Apparently the suspect was observed and identified on a surveillance camera of a nearby business that same day. He may be suffering some mental health problems. In a follow up phone call to the police department earlier in the week, we were assured that the suspect was taken into custody. Thanks to Hank Z. for painting the sections of the sign!
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
~ Leo Tolstoy
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2014-2015
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
Past-President: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; email@example.com)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; email@example.com)
Trustee: Capalene Howse (989.488.8714; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Jennifer Prout (989.400.3130; email@example.com)