To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
~ Mark Twain
Our worship service this coming Sunday, August 13, will feature a message titled “Recognizing Joy from the Edge of Life” with our minister back in the pulpit following a brief time away. Please join us!
“To notice your joys instead of minimizing or discounting them is to become joyous. Notice joy,
nourish joy, consciously take advantage of your opportunities to experience joy. Joy known over a long period of time takes you beyond yourself, deepening and expanding your mind beyond the boundaries
of your disconnections.” ~ Paul Martin
August 20: “Someone Should Start Laughing Now”
August 27: “The Stories We Choose to Tell Matter”
September Worship Theme: “What Does It Mean to Be a People of Welcome?”
We Need to Hear from You If…
…you moved, got a new phone number or an additional email address, etc. We are in the process of updating the Directory, and want to be as accurate and current as possible. So we need your help! Please check your listing here. It is password protected, so if you do not remember the password, contact our administrative assistant, Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gisela at email@example.com. Deadline for updates: Sunday, August 20th. Many thanks for your help!
Path to Membership Workshop - Saturday, August 26, 1-4 p.m. (note the new time!)
This quarterly workshop is designed for those who are feel ready to examine more closely the membership commitment to UUFCM. In this interactive session, we explore the deeper meanings and expectations of membership and the shared ministry philosophy of this congregation. Childcare can be made available, if needed. Advance registration for this workshop is required – please contact either Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602 or email@example.com) by Sunday, August 20, to reserve your place in the workshop!
Welcome to UU Class - Sunday, August 27
This class is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. It is the first in a series of three steps to membership at the UUFCM, and is offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Sessions run approximately ninety minutes.
Isabella County Restoration House Fundraiser - September 7
Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH - the rotating homeless shelter) has a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, September 7. Download and print the flyer for the coupon to participate.
Environmental Task Force
The Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) is forming an Environmental Task Force to address environmental issues at the local, state and national levels. See this announcement to see how you can get involved.
Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.
~ Sarah Louise Delany
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2017-2018
President: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com)
Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595; email@example.com)
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; email@example.com)
Secretary: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; email@example.com)
Trustee: Joyce Henricks (989.400.9743; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Ethan Kolek (413.387.7321; email@example.com)