Join us for our First Friday communal nosh! Jen Prout is hosting, with a theme of Leftover Makeover. Let's use up our leftovers by turning them into new dishes! Or don't and just bring your faves or your usual dishes. The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist with set-up preparations. We will also be celebrating the December birthdays of Aaron Jones, Chris Swier, Matt Cavalieri, Laura Frey, and Sally Van Cise.
Our December read is The Alchemists by Paulo Coelho. “A poor shepherd boy has a recurring dream every time he sleeps at an abandoned church. Finally, he decides to go on a quest to find the answer. Along the way he suffers setbacks but also has encounters with travelers who help him. Will he be successful?” We meet 2nd Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the social hall of the UU Center, September through June. Bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion!
Our new first meeting will be on November 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm. We will meet in the sanctuary at the UUFCM. We had to postpone the meeting because so many women had a schedule conflict. We are coming together to celebrate and learn about womanhood, past, present, and future. We will be exploring women's history and how it continues to affect us today. We will create a safe place to discuss and process issues around being a woman, while we get to know one another better. Last, we will also find the time to have fun. At the first meeting we will plan more specific goals and objectives together. Jen Prout, Joyce Hendricks and Carolyn Hancock will facilitate this group together. Please text Carolyn at 517-881-6006 if you are interested in attending this group meeting.
Our November read is Geraldine Brooks’ Year of Wonders. “It’s 1666 and an isolated island quarantines itself in an attempt to stop the spread of the bubonic plague. This historical novel shows how good people turn on each other as death takes its toll. Ignorance and hatred soon become as deadly as the disease itself.” We meet 2nd Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the UU Center, September through June. Bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion!
Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) is a holiday known by another name - Halloween. The ancients believed this was the time of year when the veil between the living and passed was the thinnest. It is a time to remember those who have passed before us and listen to their stories which still live on inside us. It is also the Pagan “new year” with death and birth being two sides of the same coin.
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 p.m. and begin our ceremony promptly at 7 p.m.