Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
~ George Eliot
In worship this Sunday, October 2, our minister will share a message titled “On the Necessity of a Forgotten Virtue” – a topic as timely as can be for the times we live in. We hope you’ll join us!
“Reverence has more to do with politics than religion. We can easily imagine religion without reverence; we see it, for example, wherever religion leads people into aggressive war or violence. But power without reverence – that is a catastrophe for all concerned.” ~ Paul Woodruff
And…if you happened to miss our service this past Sunday, you will find the text version of the service, and also the text of the Black Lives Matter banner dedication on our website sermon archive page.
October 9: “Against Nature”
- message written and presented by Guy Newland;
worship leader Vicki Chessin.
October 16: “What Protagoras Meant”
Saturday, October 1: 6th Annual Buddhist Relief “Walk to Feed the Hungry” at Kensington Park in Milford, Michigan
Sunday, October 16: Mt. Pleasant Area Crop Hunger Walk
Josh Daniels is our coordinator this year. Registration information will be available this Sunday, October 2.
Infant Pantry Collection - October 2
Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers (especially sizes 5 and 6), creams, shampoos,and lotions. Baby food and formula are not needed a this time. If you want to donate money, then the check should be made out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Please contact Tom Moffit (firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-1602) with any questions.
Book Reading & Author Talk – 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 - October 7
Join us for our October First Friday communal nosh on 10/7 as we share a table of our early Fall Favorites.
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 minister with set-up
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.
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.
Reverence is the virtue that keeps human beings from trying to act like gods.
~ Paul Woodruff
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)