On Saturday, July 27 from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the UU Center David Wolfson, Ricky Courlander’s son, will be performing his own compositions in the intimate surroundings of the UU Sanctuary in a concert. As a gift from Ricky and David, there is no charge. If you want child care, please contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org/989-560-3952) no later than Friday.
Farewell to a Beloved Member
One of our founding members, Auburna Bonnell (91) died peacefully on Saturday, July 20. Burnie was a talented artist, teacher, writer and lover of life. We are saddened by her death and will miss her. A memorial service will be held in September. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Prestige Center, the First United Methodist Church or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan.
How Do We Show Up? Survey – Have You Returned Yours Yet?
The first two Sundays in July we asked “How do we show up?” living our faith in the world. To facilitate a discussion about how we collectively might work for Social Justice, we are looking at where we, as individuals, are already committed. Friday July 19 you received a survey via E mail. If you have not yet returned it, please do so by July 30, leave it in the box in the entryway at the UU Center by July 30 or by mail to Vicki Chessin, 7546 N Luce Rd., Alma, 48801. The collective information will be shared in August.
Update: Rev.Joe Cleveland's Arrival
Joe will arrive on Monday, July 29, sometime in the afternoon. Norma Bailey will contact you if you have indicated you can help unload his U-Haul and/or prepare and deliver a meal to him, and/or invite him to dinner at your home. If you yet wish to sign up to help, please contact Norma Bailey at 989-560-3952 or at email@example.com.
On August 4, after the service, we will have a meet-and-greet with Reverend Joe, where he will do a brief "hello" to the whole group and then drift from table to table saying hello and having people introduce themselves. He will be doing the August 11 and 25 services, but not the August 18 service as he will be on his way to a professional development training in Minneapolis from August 19-23.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact any member of the Transition Team (Norma Bailey, Jim Dealing, Laura Frey and Joyce Henricks).
Seeking Smart Phone Users
If you were one of the smart phone users who videotaped Dawn's farewell service on June 30th, would you please contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-5404) and share your video with her? We want to put together excerpts from various tapings so that we have a recording of the entire event. Thank you for your help in this undertaking.
Garage Sale Items to Be Picked Up
Norma Bailey is still storing a number of items from the garage sale - one gray folding table, a large board, three hanging racks and multiple plastic tubs. If any of these belong to you, please contact Norma at 989-560-3952 or at email@example.com to arrange for the return of the items.
UUFCM will soon be forming a children's choir. Roze Finn will be leading our youngest members in this endeavor. More information will soon be available.
Remember that the UUFCM RE children and youth are collecting cans and bottles to raise money for a peace pole. We have raised about a third of the funds that we need to plant the pole on our property, so we have a great start. Also, start saving your pennies for this project. Several "noisy collections" will be taking place this fall to add to the fundraising effort.
First Friday Potluck
We will resume first Friday potlucks on August 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Want to host one of the potlucks? We still need help! The dates available for hosting are: August 2, September 6, October 4, December 6, and January 3, 2014 - (co-host with Laura McBride). Duties include: arriving 15 minutes early; setting out plates, cups, and silverware; overseeing clean up afterwards and run dishwasher (if full) - not to worry, most will stay to help!; and then lock up and go. Contact Laura McBride at 989.772.5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Joyful Noise Choir on Hiatus
Choir practice is suspended until August.
The worship theme for Sunday, July 27 will be “Let It Be a Dance” with Tawnya Bass.
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