Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
~ Albert Schweitzer
Our service this Sunday, October 9, will feature a message titled “Against Nature,” written and presented by Guy Newland, with Laura McBride leading us in worship. We hope you’ll join us!
“Rejecting a Calvinistic notion of human nature as fundamentally depraved, Unitarian Universalists turn to the celebration of life. But can this lead to a tendency to romanticize or idealize nature, including human nature? Does goodness rise from “going with flow” of our soft animal bodies? Or is virtue always a matter of swimming against the tide?” ~ Guy Newland
And…if you happened to miss our service this past Sunday, you will find the text version of the service on our website sermon archive page.
October 16: “What Protagoras Meant”
October 23: “Reverence Without a Creed”
October 30: “The Language of Humanity”
Book Reading & Author Talk – Tonight, October 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
UUFCM founding member and Buddhist scholar Guy Newland will be presenting a reading and discussion of his new book, A Buddhist Grief Observed, on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the UUFCM. This event is in collaboration with Mt. Pleasant’s The Bookshelf bookstore. Books will be available for purchase via check or cash only. Credit card purchase is not available.
First Friday Potluck - This Friday, October 7
Join us for our October First Friday communal nosh as we share a table of our early Fall Favorites – Brigitte Bechtold will be our host for the evening. We will also be celebrating the October birthdays of Joyce Henricks, Michelle Gawne, and Chris Bailey. The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist our host with set-up preparations. And please contact Brigitte (email@example.com or 989-954-1123) if you know you will be attending to tell her what dish you are bringing – it helps us round out the menu.
Path to Membership Workshop - Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed for those who are ready to make the membership commitment to UUFCM. In this interactive session we explore the deeper meanings and expectations of membership and shared ministry; it is a three-hour* session (*depending on the size of the group – may be a shorter timeframe if a small group). The 2016-17 membership workshops are scheduled from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
January 28, April 8, and June 10.
To sign up for a Path to Membership workshop or participate in the New Member Celebration (next one
is on Sunday, October 23!), please contact Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with UUFCM Minister
Crop Walk Is Coming!
The Mt. Pleasant Area Crop Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. Walkers and donations are needed. Josh Daniels is our coordinator this year and will be available after worship this Sunday, October 9 with registration information and donation envelopes.
A Little Help Please!
We need baby holders for this upcoming year! If you would like to help out, please let Anna VanArsdaleHoot know what Sunday of the month you are available for holding any babies that come to church. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Are You a Camera Bug?
We are in need of a consistent flow of new photos of fellowship activities and events that we can use on our website and in our eNews publication. Most people find us by way of our website and no matter how bright and shiny our words are, pictures often depict more about who we are as a community. So bring your camera along or pull out that oh so smart phone from your pocket and document for us some of the life being lived in this community – thank you!
Hispanic Heritage Month at CMU
Wednesday, September 14 through Thursday, October 13
Download the flyer for complete information.
Reverently pausing to watch the drama of the chameleon and the mantis,
we learn there is something in the order of being that exceeds all our competence.
- Stephen Shick
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 (989.463.3076; 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)