Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the
loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
~ C.S. Lewis
In worship this upcoming Sunday, October 12, Guy Newland will be sharing his sermon “The Places We Meet: Unitarian Universalism and the Buddhist Tradition.” The lay worship leader for the morning will be Vicki Chessin. This service will also feature the premiere of composer David Wolfson's “The Second Principle,” a choral work commissioned by the UUFCM. We hope you will join us!
Upcoming Sunday service themes can be found here.
Pots, Pans, & Serving Bowls
If you have any pots, pans, and/or serving bowls you no longer use, please consider donating them to our fellowship kitchen! If we get duplicates, we will donate them. Look forward to seeing your mustard yellow serving bowl displaying someone else's cuisine! Thank you!
Strategic Planning Workshop Opportunity
There will be a strategic planning workshop led by Nancy Heege, MidAmerica Region facilitator at the UU of Midland. It will be held 10-4 pm on Saturday, October 25th. The workshop is free, but there is a $10 charge for lunch. Please read the attached agenda and see if there is information that could be beneficial for our fellowship and various teams. Please notify Laura McBride by October 10th, so she may let the organizers know how many will be attending for materials and lunch. Laura's contact information is: 989.772-5512 or email@example.com.
RE Events: Pumpkin Patch and K-3 Sleepover
The RE youth and their parents are going on a group outing to Papa's Pumpkin Patch this Friday, October 10th. The outing includes a ride on the Gator Train, a hayride, a field picked pumpkin, and fresh apple cider and doughnuts.
Following the trip, our K-3rd grade group will hold a sleepover. We will meet back at the Fellowship at 7 p.m. Cheese pizza and popcorn will be provided as well as several breakfast options. Participants should bring sleeping bags and pillows. In case of inclement weather, we will not be going to the pumpkin patch, but the sleepover will still be held. Please contact our Director of Religious Education, Roze Finn, with any questions: (989) 400-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie Night is every second Saturday at 7 p.m. at the UU Center. The movie for this Saturday, October 11th is “Two Lives”, from Germany in 2012. As the European communist bloc is collapsing, Katrine's quiet life in Norway is interrupted by questions about her early years in East Germany. Her birth resulted from the Nazi occupation of Norway and the resulting effort to produce “pure Aryans” through German soldiers fathering “war children” with Norwegian women. With the truth about her past emerging, Katrine and her family must try to cope with the disturbing political and psychological conflicts. Contact Jim Dealing with any questions - email@example.com or (989) 772-0269.
Path to Membership Class
Are you interested in finding out more about our fellowship and how to become a member? If you are, you are invited to the next orientation class which will be offered on Sunday, October 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the UU Center. You will learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism, its principles and sources, the history of our fellowship, our governance structure, ministries and expectations. Class will be facilitated by UUFCM minister, Dawn Daniels, and past board president, Gisela Moffit. Please let Gisela (772-1602; gbmoffit@gmail) know by this Sunday, October 12 if you are coming and if you need child care. We look forward to hearing from you.
Adult RE Book Discussion Planned
We will be reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn over four consecutive Sundays (Oct. 26 - Nov.16), following the worship service and coffee (12:00-1:30 - bring a lunch if you'd like). This is an opportunity to engage deeply with a book that is “a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.” More detail about this text can be found here.
If you need assistance obtaining the book, contact Jim Dealing - firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 772-0269 - by this Sunday, October 12 to order a copy ($17).
UUFCM Men's Group
UUFCM men's group to meet, tentatively on the third Monday of the month (i.e., on Oct. 20), location to be announced. At the first meeting we'll choose some topics for future discussion. Tentative timing is 7:00-8:30, but nothing is written in stone. Contact Jim Dealing with questions or suggestions - email@example.com or 772-0269.
Readers Theatre has been changed indefinitely to 6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Interested in joining us? Please see Jim Dealing (firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-0269) or Ricky Courlander (email@example.com or 772-4457) for more information.
Social Justice Interest Survey
While the newly-formed UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Team will regularly announce events and needs through the e-News, the bulletin board in the fellowship hall, the order of service and on our closed Facebook page, we would also like to directly alert members and friends who might have an interest in a specific issue. To this end, we ask that you fill out this survey and submit a hard copy to any of the members of the committee or e-mail your completed survey to Norma Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Committee - Norma Bailey, Roze Finn, Joyce Henricks,
Glenn Lewandos, Dave Macleod and Michelle Whitney
• • • Community Events • • •
As we work to respond to our UUFCM mission statement (“Fueled by love, transforming our lives and our world”), we would like to encourage all of us to make efforts to continue to learn about the many peoples and issues surrounding us. One of the ways we can do this, when possible, is to attend the many events held at Central Michigan University sponsored by their various diversity centers. Please see the links under 'At CMU...' each week.
• Coming Out Week 2014 - October 6-11
• Indigenous People's Day - October 13
• Hispanic Heritage Month Schedule - October 7, 9, 14
• Soup and Substance Series Schedule - October 7, 13, 23 and November 18
• Women's and Gender Studies Fall Events Schedule - October 8, November 5 and 18
Women 's Aid Service
The fall fundraiser for Women's Aid Service - the Chocolate Fantasy - is at 5:00 p.m. on October 17th at the Comfort Inn. For tickets, contact Joyce Henricks at 773-4709 or email@example.com.
Polls are open Tuesday, November 4 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.for a statewide election. Know before you go. View your ballot ahead of time by visiting michigan.gov/vote. Candidate Forum dates for upcoming contests are available on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2014-2015
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
President Elect: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; email@example.com)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Capalene Howse (989.488.8714; email@example.com)
Trustee: Jennifer Prout (989.400.3130; firstname.lastname@example.org)