Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Eat Bread to Raise Dough for ICRH - Tomorrow!
Want to eat a meal out and donate to the ICRH (rotating homeless shelter) at the same time?! On Thursday, April 13, at Panera from 4:00-8:00 pm, 25% of all money spent on your meal will go to support the Isabella County Restoration House, the organization that runs the rotating homeless shelter. You must bring a copy of this flyer with you to present when you pay your bill (one flyer per bill, not per person). See you there for dinner!
Spring is awakening – returning to life! Join us as we celebrate this resurrection as well as contemplate
in our UU fashion the myriad meanings of Easter this Sunday, April 16. Our minister’s message is titled
“All That Rises.”
“In the end, what I hope you might carry with you today is that Easter matters. It’s not just a children’s holiday with too much candy, though when we are careless, it is just that. Easter is our call to remember: what has passed away? What has suffering brought us? What needs to be reborn? What metaphor or experience pulls you back to life, to being able to love more deeply or feel loved more deeply?”
~ Audette Fulbright
April 23: “Earth Day Sunday: A Multigenerational Service in Story and Song”
Fellowship Life Meeting - This Sunday
Following our worship service this coming Sunday there will be a brief Fellowship Life meeting – an opportunity for our board members to respond to concerns expressed over changes in the sanctuary set-up…and to address the issue of growth (in worship attendance) we have been experiencing since this past fall. All good things! Please plan to attend.
- Youth Group has moved from Sundays at 1:00 p.m. to Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
- We are revamping our nursery! Please contact Anna (email@example.com or 517-930-6927) if you have any new or gently used items you would like to donate.
- The RE room is in need of new markers! If you have working markers laying around that you no longer use and would like to donate, please bring them in.
Mt. Pleasant High School Jazz Night - April 22
Jazz Night is happening Saturday, April 22, at 6:30 pm, at Mt. Pleasant High School! There will be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music and dancing! And, local UU talent will be playing - Josh Bauerle, Roman Daimer-Daigle, and Tolby Busch will keep you entertained! Join us and support your local Mt. Pleasant public schools music programs! Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.
Welcome to UU Class - April 23
This class is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. Welcome to UU classes will be offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Sessions run approximately ninety minutes.
As you are doing your spring cleaning, please save anything that we could sell at our UUFCM garage sale on June 15, 16, and 17 at Norma Bailey’s home. This is a big fundraiser for us, so please hold on to any and all items, large and small, that we could sell. At this point, Norma isn’t in a position to store your items, but when she is, it will be announced in the e-News.
Do You Read the eNews?
If you’ve read this far in the email, it’s likely true that reading our weekly digital missive to the congregation is something you regularly do. You are apparently in the minority. We are trying to improve our readership as this newsletter is a primary way we communicate with the UUFCM community. We’re also trying to get a handle on just how many actually manage to read it each week. Please respond to this message at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us some feedback, suggestions for improvement, or just to let us know you’re reading! Thank you!
Forum on Human Trafficking - Tomorrow, Thursday April 13
A open forum on human trafficking is taking place at 1:00 p.m., April 13, 2017 in the Mid-Michigan Community College Community Room. Contact Alicia Genia at 989-828-4499 with any questions.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, March 16 - April 13
On CMU’s campus. See the flyer for complete information.
Help Reduce Plastic Bag Use
The Greentree Coop is collecting reusable bags, which will be distributed on campus to students during Earth Week. The purpose is to educate students about plastic waste and get them used to taking the tote bags to the store when they go shopping. If you want to participate, just bring your used, but still sturdy, reusable bags down to the Co-op any day between now and April 17th. We appreciate your help!
April Pride Events at CMU - April 4-24
See the flyer for complete information.
Enlightenment Through Inclusiveness Symposium at CMU - April 19
See the flyer for complete information.
Reproductive Justice Conference - June 3-4, 2017
Save the date! See the flyer for complete information.
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at
all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
~ Anne Lamott
Let us be mindful to leave the parking spaces directly across from our Wisconsin entrance open for our friends who have mobility issues. Thank you for your consideration.
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 2016-2017
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
President Elect: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org )
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; email@example.com)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.560.4614; email@example.com)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; email@example.com)
Trustee: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; firstname.lastname@example.org)