The only true answer...is that we do not stand at all, we move.”
~ Rev. Lewis B. Fisher
First Friday Potluck
Our monthly gathering to share a meal and have a fun social time together is happening Friday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Gisela and Tom Moffit will be hosting the potluck this month. Simply bring a dish to pass and your week-worn weary self to the UUFCM social hall for nourishment and rejuvenation - at least as much as can be gained from sharing a meal, conversation and laughter with friends. We hope you'll join us!
The sermon for October 6th is “Join the Move”. This is a time for transition not just for UUFCM but for the UUA as well, and not just because the UUA's mailing address is changing from 25 Beacon to 24 Farnsworth. What are the changes that Unitarian Universalism faces now? How are the ways UUFCM is changing and growing part of the changes in Unitarian Universalism?
First Sunday Food Collection
Great need continues for many people in our own community for assistance in meeting the basic needs of life. This Sunday, October 6, please bring non-perishable food items (canned goods), baby items, paper products and personal care products for donation. Your offerings will be collected by the children at the opening of the worship service. Thank you in advance!
If you want to find out more about the needs of the hungry and poor in our own community, read the article by Ed Fisher in The Morning Sun of Monday, August 26.
Movie Night is every second Saturday at 7 p.m. at the UU Center. The movie for Saturday, October 12th is “Queen to Play”. A hotel maid (Sandra Bonnaire) sees a couple playing chess. In her effort to learn to play - with some help from her employer (Kevin Kline) - she changes profoundly how she sees herself and how she is seen by those around her. Contact Jim Dealing with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 772-0269.
Searching for Hormonal Balance
If you attend services regularly, you may have noticed that the choir is a bit under-
represented by male voices. In the spirit of equality and Hank Graff, we are currently having a "push, pull, drag him in" event. If you know of anyone who might consider being dragged in, please have them join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 or on Sunday morning at 9:45. If you enjoy singing in the car, in the shower, or at karaoke night please join us. If there are any questions, contact Chris Bauerle at 989-330-8457 or at email@example.com.
Do's and Don'ts for the Silent Auction -
Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. - No Door Charge!
Do attend this fun-filled event.
Do bring friends. This is not just for UUs
Do donate one or more services: massage, transportation, raking, babysitting/time with a child, host an event, teaching something you do...
Do think creatively of items to donate: something nice you no long use. childrens’ items, tools, dishes, a quilt; something you make: food, music, art, time at your cabin...
Do let us know if you can help set up from 10 - noon on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Do let us know if you can help that night with greeting, cashing out or bringing finger foods to go with the wine and cheese.
Do stay and help clean up. Many hands make it go quickly when we are all tired.
Don't miss this event! If all life allows this year is your presence, come and have fun. We want you there!
Last year's auction was our biggest fundraiser. For more information contact Gisela Moffit, Vicki Chessin or Norma Bailey.
Slips for donations of services and items are available at the UU Center or via email from Gisela or Vicki. Everything needs to be dropped off at the UU Center by October 16, please .
Get to Know Kristin and Rev. Joe
As a way of helping Rev. Joe get to know us, the Transition Team has been organizing dinners for Rev. Joe with members. We'd like to see these dinners continue, especially now that his partner, Kristin, is in town! But there's no need to use the Transition Team as a go-between. If you'd like to get to know Rev. Joe and Kristin better over dinner, you can extend that invitation to Rev. Joe at RevJoeUUFCM@gmail.com or call him at the fellowship: 989-400-4933.
“Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.”
~ Humbert Wolfe, P.L.M.: Peoples, Landfalls, Mountains, 1936