The January special collection on Sunday, January 17 is for the Isabella County Restoration House, the agency providing temporary shelter for their guests - the homeless population in Isabella County. This year, because of the COVID pandemic, ICRH has, in essence, been serving the homeless 24/7, with the help of a few volunteer churches. You can donate online to this fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with “ICRH” indicated in the memo line.
Want to do something good for you and the climate? Join the Sierra Club’s New Year 1.5 Challenge to commit to 1.5 miles or a 15-minute workout of your choosing each day.
When you join, you get access to Team Sierra’s Facebook community, a calendar to track and plan your activity, information on how you can be a part of the climate solution, and you'll be funding initiatives to protect our planet. Registration is a $35 donation, and creating a fundraising page is optional.
Sierra Club has set a goal to raise $15,000 to support their’s climate initiatives, creating awareness and policy to put this change into action.
Why 1.5? The UN's 2018 report stated that temperature increases must be kept under 1.5°C to avert the most devastating effects of the climate crisis. 2020 was the end of the hottest decade on record, according to the UN. We must make changes in the way we live, from where we get our energy to how we get from place to place.