If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view,
until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
~ Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird
“Cultivating Empathy” is the message our minister (fresh back from GA and vacation) will share with us this coming Sunday, July 17. Please plan to join us!
“Many of us know intellectually that we must do more than just advocate for justice. We also emotionally intuit that there is something deeper and we long for a new way of being. However, we have yet to make the collective effort to first know what the something is and learn how to practice it on a daily basis. I believe the something is the moral imagination. It is compassion in action. It is leading by being kind and empathetic. It is a vision of using conflicts as opportunities for intimacy and mutual understanding.”
July 24: “On the Trinity of Errors: The iChurch Revealed”
UU TED Talks Project
UU ministry and media specialist Peter Bowden has announced a new project to create UU TED Talks – read about it at uuplanet.org
Fellowship Life Meeting Cancelled for July
There will be no Fellowship Life meeting this Sunday after service. The next one is scheduled for August 21.
Scrap Metal Collection
There will be a scrap metal collection with proceeds going towards sending two people to leadership camp next summer. Look through your garage, basement, yard, and attic for items to donate to this drop off - old appliances, satellite dishes, wire, fencing, etc. A trailer will be available for hauling donations to the salvage yard. Dates aren't firm yet, but probably Saturday and Sunday collections. If you have questions or items, contact Laura McBride at 989.772.5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any assistance is welcome!
Welcome to UU Class - Sunday, July 24
The next Welcome to UU class will meet on July 24. This class is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. It is normally offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 1:00 p.m., in a session running approximately ninety minutes. It is the first in a series of three steps to membership at the UUFCM.
Resources for LGBTQ Teens
We have recently added the UUFCM to the list of resources compiled at myoutspirit.com – an online clearinghouse for LGBTQ teens. Check out #presentperfect on Twitter.
RE for the Summer
Our summer RE program has started. Each week the children who attend the RE program will be involved in planting, tending and then sharing the produce of their garden with the guests at the Soup Kitchen. Each Sunday after they leave the sanctuary, the children will have their opening ritual, a story, and then they will work on a related craft and/or work in the garden on the east side of the building. Please have your children dress appropriately for being outside each Sunday. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Norma Bailey (989-560-3952 or email@example.com) or see her at church.
If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors.
With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.
~ Frederick Buechner
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 2016-2017
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Past-President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; 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 (989.463.3076; 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)