I loaf and invite my soul,
I lean and loaf at my ease observing
A spear of summer grass.
~ Walt Whitman
Our minister has returned from her month-long journey west that began with attendance at our UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon and continued through the mountains, plains and canyons of thirteen other states for a total of 7500 (mostly) wondrous miles traveled…whew, what a trip! So many stories to tell and learnings to share. Dawn will be leading worship this Sunday, July 26, but as of this moment, she is undecided as to the focus of her message for worship...so please come and allow yourself to experience worship without benefit of preview!
Open yourself to surprise! Come, let us worship together.
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Infant Pantry Collection - Sunday, August 2
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,and lotions. Baby food and formula are not needed a this time. Please contact Tom Moffit (email@example.com or 772-1602) with any questions. Thank you in advance for your generous donations!
CUUPs to Celebrate Lughnasa - Monday, August 3
Lughnasa is the first harvest festival of the year. We celebrate the bounty of late summer that will help us to thrive for another year. We invite those of you who are interested in participating in this ritual to bring an item of food or drink to share at the potluck that follows the ceremony. We will gather at 6:30 pm and begin our ceremony promptly at 7:00 pm.
Look at What We've Accomplished!
Please enjoy the recently planted flowers outside our door, the cleaned gutters, the recent updating of paint, blinds, and window valances in the Upper RE attic classroom, and organized/cleaned basement. Many members having been working hard to maintain our beautiful building as part of their service commitment to UUFCM. Thanks to Roze and Justin Bentley, our middle level kids, Norma Bailey, Laura and Elliott McBride, and Gisela and Tom Moffit.
This summer the RE Youth is helping to grow a giving garden. All produce from our plot will be donated to benefit guests of the local Soup Kitchen. We have secured a plot with the Campus Grow project, which we will need help to keep weeded and watered now that we have done the initial planting. Please contact Roze Bentley (989-400-7674) with days and times you may be available.
Summer Schedule Changes
The Choir, Movie Night and Sewing Circle will be on hiatus until mid-August.
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UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2015-2016
President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
President Elect/Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; email@example.com)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; email@example.com)
Trustee: Capalene Howse (989.488.8714; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Carol Rard (989.561.2969; email@example.com)