Fear’s pronoun is singular: I’ve got to watch out for me and mine.
Love’s pronoun is plural: we’re in this together, and together
we can grow things that will blossom even in a time of drought.
~ Kathleen McTigue
This Sunday, July 30, our gathering for worship will feature a reflection by our minister titled “Kindness Over Niceness.” Kimberley DeBus wrote in the April 2017 edition of UU World that “Valuing being kind and prophetic over ‘being nice’ would help Unitarian Universalists speak more powerfully to the present times.” What do you think? We hope you will join us!
And if you missed service this past Sunday (we missed you!), you can find the transcript for the reading and sermon reflection, “A Bright Golden Thread,” in our online sermon archive.
The scrap metal drive brought in $198.00 for the leadership development fund! Thanks for the great donations! Many thanks to Norma Bailey for her assistance with picking up, hauling, and unloading the metal.
CUUPs Celebrates Lammas - Sunday, July 30
On Sunday, July 30, Covenant of UU Pagans will celebrate Lammas, the first harvest festival of the year. We celebrate the bounty of late summer that will help us to thrive for another year. We invite those of you who are interested in participating in this ritual to bring an item of food or drink to share at the potluck that follows the ceremony. We will gather at 6:30 pm and begin our ceremony promptly at 7:00 p.m.
First Friday Potluck - August 4
Join us for our August First Friday communal nosh! We will also be celebrating the August birthdays of Bob McBride, Barb Andersen, Bob Corbett, Terrie Robbie, Liz Dealing, Bob Clason, Ethan Kolek, and Betty McBride. The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist with set-up preparations.
We need hosts for upcoming potlucks! If you are willing to host a potluck, please contact Jen Prout
(989-400-3130 or email@example.com) or George Lentz (248-346-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Upcoming dates include: August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1. If you enjoy the potlucks, please consider hosting - it is fun and easy!
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…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 email@example.com or Gisela at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks for your help!
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.
Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world
which yields most painfully to change.
~ Robert F. Kennedy
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 2017-2018
President: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
President Elect: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595; 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: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; email@example.com)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Joyce Henricks (989.400.9743; email@example.com)
Trustee: Ethan Kolek (413.387.7321; firstname.lastname@example.org)