Why are we called to give of ourselves?
~ Erika Hewitt
Our worship theme for Sunday, February 22 is “Building Beloved Community.” What does love call us to in this place? What gifts do we bring…what do we receive…what do we withhold? Join us as we examine together the aspect of love that is generosity and how we grow our own souls through the shared tasks of ministry in community.
“If our radical claim [as Unitarian Universalists] about interdependence is going to have real integrity, we will have to model it in our congregations. We can’t call for a commonwealth, we can’t invoke the common good outside these walls, if we don’t live as a commonwealth, if we don’t act for the common good within them.” ~ James J. Leach
Please Join Us at the Congregational Life Team Meeting
This multi-faceted team is meeting Saturday, February 21st at 10 a.m. in the UU Center. Come join us for an hour long meeting that is comprised of Membership, Caring, Social Fun/Hospitality, Communications, Stewardship, and Fundraising. Many hands make light work, and this is a lovely group of people with whom to collaborate. Questions may be directed to Laura McBride at 772-5512!
Come One and All to Our Variety Show
On Saturday, February 21 at 7 p.m. we will enjoy a multigenerational Variety Show as the kick off to our annual Stewardship Drive. Friends and members of all ages will give of their time and talent performing in skits, songs, poetry readings, storytelling and dance. Everybody is invited to this fun event. Feel free to bring your friends. For questions or more information, contact Gisela.
T-Shirt Design Contest
Hear ye! Hear ye! All ye budding artists - the UUFCM is holding a t-shirt design contest to help us create a shirt for members and friends to wear that will identify us when we engage in community activities and social justice work. The criteria are:
- Include UUFCM (also spelled out)
- Big enough to be easily read
- Could be front and/or back
- Minimal number of colors (to keep cost down)
RE Sleepover with UUFoM
The K-3 kids are invited to attend a sleepover at UU Midland on February 20-21. The theme is celebrating Chinese New Year. We are still in need of a chaperone or two. Please contact Roze Bentley for details or to sign up: (989) 400-7674.
Request from the DRE
Calling all crafters! I would like to make a felt storyboard for the Elementary group. If you have felt or notions that you would be willing to donate, please contact Roze Bentley at (989) 400-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Guest at Your Table Luncheon
Each year our Fellowship has participated in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's (UUSC) Guest at Your Table program. This year, instead of boxes available to send home to fill with coins each day the family has a meal, UUSC suggests that each congregation provide a Guest at Your Table luncheon at which people can make donations to support UUSC’s human rights projects throughout the world.
Therefore, you are all invited by the children of the Religious Education (RE) program of UUFCM to a Guest at Your Table luncheon on Sunday, March 1, in the Library Annex immediately following the service. The luncheon will consist of soup, bread, beverage and a delicious dessert, set up, served and cleaned up by the children of the RE program. There will also be a short program presented by the children. At the end of the program (at approximately 1:00), you will be provided the opportunity to make a donation to support UUSC’s human rights projects throughout the world.
Please put the date on your calendar and plan to attend!
Save Your Treasures...
The UUFCM Garage Sale is returning this summer! As you sort through your belongings, consider donating items to be included in the sale in May/June. Later this spring, more announcements will be shared about where to drop off items. This has been a great fundraising opportunity for our fellowship in the past. If you have questions about items to donate, contact Norma Bailey or Laura McBride.
We have already started to receive items for the garage sale in May, and we need a large space to store some of the larger pieces of furniture. If you have a dry garage or barn where we could store these larger items, please contact Norma Bailey right away (989-560-3952 or email@example.com).
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Imagine knowing from the ground up, that you are tied to the whole,
that you are undefeatable, that below the surface undefinable discoveries are taking place.
Don’t you think there are things worth holding on to with a thousand arms,
ten thousand gripping toes? Aren’t the undaunted particularly blessed?
~ Lynn Adair Ungar
In case of inclement weather, a decision to cancel the service will be made by 9 a.m. An announcement will be posted here on our web site and on Facebook as well as sent directly via email. Those who are not online will be phoned. If you have questions, call Dawn Daniels (989-763-6315) or Laura McBride (989-772-5512). 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!
The deadline for submissions to the Order of Service Insert and the UUFCM weekly e-News is
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)