772-1602) with any questions.
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, lotions, and baby food in jars. Formula is 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.
The ICRH homeless shelter opens this Sunday, October 29. We are scheduled to partner with St. John’s Episcopal Church the two weeks from November 5-18. However the dates for which we have to provide
Monday, November 6
Wednesday, November 8
Friday, November 10
Sunday, November 12
Wednesday, November 15
Friday, November 17
If you are willing, and able, to provide food on these days, please let me know. When I see who is willing to help out on what days, I’ll form committees so we can coordinate the dinners. What we want are: one or two main dishes, side dishes (e.g., veggies) that go with the main dishes, salads, desserts, and breads.
Please contact Joyce Henricks (email@example.com or 989-400- 9743) if you have questions or are willing to volunteer.
The Michigan UU Social Justice Network is advertising for a Northern Michigan Justice Organizer for central and northern Michigan (see job description). This is a six month paid position. Take a look at it yourself and also feel free to send it to others who might be interested. Contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Thank you to all who made our Community Justice Party such a great success! Our Social Justice Coordinating Team did a great job planning and preparing it – Norma Bailey, Joyce Henricks, Jen Prout, Janis Shinn and Katie Zapoluch – including our new Can You Guess the Social Activist? competition! So many people participated with their talents – Norma Bailey, Kevin Daum, Irv Irvine, Abi and Mel Bailey, Annette Pratt, Dawn Daniels, Susan Paton, Candi Tomlinson, Stacey Pattison, Cynthia Damer, Elle Daum and friend Maggie, Carolina Gutierrez, Guy Newland, Katie Zapoluch, Victoria Sladek, Laura McBride, and Aaron Jones (for his technical contribution). Thank you to all of you! And the cake walk was raucous and a hit for young and old alike! As well, we have $333.95 to send to MUUSJN as a donation from the attendees and the cake walk!
Special thanks to Kris Los for the photos!
This Sunday a special plate collection will be taken to supplement the minister’s discretionary fund. Our minister Dawn is often contacted by people in the community who might need gas money, money to pay an electric bill, a night in a hotel, etc., and she uses her discretionary fund to provide this. While we have a line item in our budget, it does not suffice for the needs like this in the community, which is why we take a special plate collection to supplement the fund. Checks for this fund should be made out to UUFCM with “Discretionary Fund” indicated in the memo line.