I have no creative use for guilt, yours or my own. Guilt is only another way of
avoiding informed action, of buying time out of the pressing need to make clear choices,
out of the approaching storm that can feed the earth as well as bend the trees.
~ Audre Lorde
The UUFCM Garage Sale Is a-Happening June 15-17!
In case you've been sleeping under a rock of late, it's time to rouse thyself and get thee to the UUFCM Garage Sale this week! This is a big fund-raiser for the fellowship, so even if you're not a garage sale fan yourself, please pass the word to friends and family. We have tons of great items this year - bikes, children's clothing, TVs, cookware, jewelry, baskets, office equipment, and so much more!
Location: 222 E. Andre Ave., Mt. Pleasant
Hours: Thursday 6/15 8am-4pm
Friday 6/16 8am-4pm
Saturday 6/17 8am-1pm
Hope to see you there!!!!
Oscar Castaneda (Action of Greater Lansing) will be visiting Mount Pleasant next week to give a presentation about providing sanctuary. If you would like to discuss the difference, what is involved, and what is happening in Michigan, come to the Thursday, June 15 meeting of the Mount Pleasant Area Diversity Group at 7:00 pm in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church (enter through the red door on Washington St. between Maple and Locust). For more information: call (989) 772-8927.
Our worship service for this Sunday, June 18, will feature a message titled “On the Trinity of Promise: Where Are We Going?” – the second installment reflecting on the book Turning Point: Essays on a New Unitarian Universalism edited by Fredric Muir. You can read more about this book here, as well as purchase a copy. There are also copies available to borrow in the church office. We hope you will join us for worship and participate in the discussions these reflections and this book will undoubtedly provoke.
“These essays collected by Frederic Muir place Unitarian Universalism in the context of any good story: a beginning, a middle, and an end or a telos. If the splendid individualism of Emerson is the beginning, and the end is the Beloved Community, what needs to happen in order to achieve that end? Muir and his fellow essayists call for a renewed and renewing story about how people know Unitarian Universalism. He says the language of covenant – which claims, “As free congregations we promise to one another our mutual trust and support” – represents the re-storied way forward.”
~ from the foreword, by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline J. Lewis
And if you missed worship the past several of weeks, you can find the texts of the sermon messages for May 28, June 4 and June 11 in our website sermon archive.
Minister’s Summer Schedule
Dawn will be off and away on vacation from June 22-July 17. She will be back at work July 18-30, then off again to attend a seminary intensive course at ESR in Richmond, Indiana, July 31-August 11. Pastoral care needs in her absence should be directed to the UUFCM Arms Around ministry team via Gisela Moffit (989-772-1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The agenda includes the formation of a Building Team, the earnings from the garage sale, and a couple of other announcements.
Litha Ritual - Saturday, June 24th at Deerfield Park
Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS) will gather in the UU parking lot between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., carpooling to Deerfield Park, with ritual beginning at 7 p.m. in the park. Our potluck will follow the ritual. Please bring a dish to pass and/or a dessert to share. If the weather does not cooperate, we will meet at the UU Center instead.
Isabella County Restoration House Fundraiser
Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH - the rotating homeless shelter) has a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, June 28. See the flyer for the coupon to participate.
Scrap Metal Drive - Postponed!
The scrap metal drive for the UUFCM leadership training fundraiser is postponed!
It will be rescheduled in July.
- We need summer volunteers! During the summer months, the RE curriculum does not run like it does during the school year. Instead, our youth tend to a vegetable garden and help provide fresh food for the Isabella Soup kitchen. Volunteers will not be expected to create activities/provide stories (although they are more than welcome to!), they will be prepared ahead of time. If you wish to sign up email Anna at email@example.com or sign up during coffee hour after service.
- We are revamping our nursery! Please contact Anna if you have any new or gently used items you would like to donate.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
~ Thomas Edison
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 2016-2017
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Past-President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com )
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; email@example.com)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.560.4614; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; email@example.com)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; email@example.com)