Have you moved? got a new phone or email address? or changed your name? If so, let our Administrative Assistant, Kirsten Keeton, or Gisela Moffit know by Sunday, February 4. We are in the process of printing a new directory so we want to be as accurate as we can be. Even if you have not made any changes, check your entry in our online directory for correct information or spelling. The directory is password protected. If you remember last year’s password, then you’ll be able to discern this year’s as well. If not, please email Kirsten and she will share it with you.
Imbolc, also known as Candlemas and Groundhog's Day, occurs at the beginning of February. It marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring. It is a festival of spiritual purification and dedication.
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 pm.
We’ve been asking you to save the date for months so now’s the time to share what we have planned. Saturday, January 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be our all-congregation retreat – our annual opportunity to gather and spend a portion of a day together focused on some issue of importance to this community. This year our time will be dedicated to varying aspects of the issue of community itself, centering on the question “Is UUFCM Your Basecamp?” This retreat experience is an opportunity to get to know one another better and to dive more deeply into what church means to each of us as individuals and as citizens of the world in this time and place.
We will start our retreat together at 8:30 a.m. with a delicious hot breakfast and the retreat activities facilitated by our minister will conclude at 1:00 p.m. In preparation, we ask that everyone read the UU World article titled “Religious Community Is Not Enough” by Thomas Schade. It can be read online and we will also have hard copies of the article available at the fellowship as well.
In addition to this notice, all members and friends will be contacted by a UUFCM board member with a personal invitation to attend. Please don’t miss this opportunity!
Please bring a goodie to share and/or a nutcracker to display on our tables on Sunday, December 10th! Nutcrackers come in a variety of sizes and characters now, so bring one or two of your favorites to display as a part of our six table centerpieces, while we enjoy each other and our tea and goodies after the service. Please be sure put your name on the bottom of the base to avoid confusion. Looking forward to sharing the cheer of the season with you!
Please sign up to bring a sweet treat (cookies, cake, bar cookies, candies, etc. to enjoy with several teas, coffee, and cocoa. Sign up sheets will be available in the social hall. The tables will be decorated with the colors of the season while we visit in our fellowship hall. The more goodies provided, the sweeter the sharing! Bring your platter to the hall before the service. If you have any questions, contact Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Paton (989.400.9005; email@example.com).