“Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore.”
~ Hindu proverb
The sermon for January 12th is A Visit to the Border, led by Rev. Joe Cleveland. In January 2011, Rev. Joe went to the Arizona-Mexico borderlands and encountered the human face of the immigration crisis.
Upcoming services include:
Jan 19: A service on justice, led by one of our Worship Team members
Jan 26: Fragility Is Life, led by Rev. Joe Cleveland
Movie Night is every second Saturday at 7 p.m. at the UU Center. The movie for this Saturday, January 11th is Temple Grandin, 2010, featuring Claire Danes. A strong, satisfying, fascinating story of an autistic woman learning (one of the very first to do so) to live with her autism, do college and grad school and go on to re-shape the American livestock industry. She is amazing; the issues of disability and animal treatment are compelling and provocative. Contact Jim Dealing with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 772-0269
Guest at Your Table Boxes
If you forgot your Guest at Your Table box last Sunday or were not able to attend the service, please bring your box to the service this coming Sunday or by January 26 at the latest. The middle school group is going to count the money to send in to the UUSC, and they are eager to get started! Thank you!
Save the Date!
Please mark Sunday, January 26 on your calendar for the first of four monthly after-church meetings on the transition process. We'll meet 12:30-2:00 p.m., with lunch and childcare provided. This is an exciting time when we get to imagine new possibilities! More information to come. ~ your Transition Team
New Membership Orientation Class
On February 1st at 9 a.m. at the UU Center, the next "Path to Membership" class will take place. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Unitarianism and Universalism, the history of our fellowship, our 7 Principles, governance structure and how you can get involved to make a difference, come to this special event. Rev. Joe Cleveland and Membership chair, Gisela Moffit, will be the facilitators. Child care will be provided. Let us know by January 26th, if you plan to attend so that we can secure enough child caretakers and handouts.
Coffee House Returns!
It’s time to shake off the winter blues by participating in the UUFCM’s Intergenerational Coffee House Night, Saturday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m.! We are hoping that you will share your talent of music, song, writing, acting, magic, juggling, acrobats, comedy, and/or storytelling. There are probably other things that could be performed but this writer is not very imaginative. Please sign up at church or send an email to me with the name of the participant(s), name of the act (if you have one), and the type of performance it is (singing, poetry reading, musical instrument, pantomime) to assist in setting up the order of performers. If you are willing to help set up, clean up, or bring some snacks, sign up sheets will be available as well. You have three weeks to plan and prepare. Please contact the Social Maven with questions or to sign up at 989.772.5512
Come to the Family Winterfest at Cran-Hill Ranch on Sunday, February 9th from 2-8:00 p.m. for their free community open house. All rentals and activities are free. Activities include tubing, horse-drawn wagon rides, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, broom ball, pony rides and ice skating (please bring your own skates). More information about Cran-Hill Ranch can be found on their website: www.cranhillranch.com. Please contact Niki for more information or to arrange transportation.
Updating Our Directory
If you have changed your name, postal/email address or phone number(s), please let our Administrative Assistant know as soon as possible (email@example.com). We want to be current when we have hard copies printed in February. Thanks for your help!
Food Pantry Collection
Thank you for your contributions! In addition to the First Sunday collection, donations are welcome at any time, and can be placed in the blue bin in the entrance hall of the UU Center.
Service Cancellation Policy
In case of inclement weather, a decision to cancel the service will be made by 9 a.m. An announcement will be posted on our web site (uufcm.org) and on Facebook as well as sent directly via email. Those who are not online will be phoned. If you have questions, call Rev. Joe (989-941-6013) or Gisela (989-772-1602). We hope we won't have to resort to this very often, but we live in Michigan after all, so we need to be prepared!
“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice,
and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Have a suggestion? a problem? a question? We can help!
Building Manager: Tina Christy (989.506.2985; email@example.com)
Caring Committee: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Children’s RE Committee: Bill Tinsley (989.488.8505; email@example.com)
Hospitality: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org), Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Membership: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social Action: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com)
Social Fun: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stewardship: Grace Rollins (989.772.1204; email@example.com)
Transition Team: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Worship Team: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)