Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
~ Nelson Mandela
Throughout the summer, our services explore new possibilities for meaning in religious language. Our guide is the book Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language. This week's sermon is Sanctuary. Remaining sermons in the series include:
Summer Worship Series: Fluent in Faith
August 3: Blessings and Grace
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First Friday Potluck
Our monthly gathering to share a meal and have a fun social time together is happening next Friday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Simply bring a dish to pass and your week-worn weary self to the UUFCM social hall for nourishment and rejuvenation - at least as much as can be gained from sharing a meal, conversation and laughter with friends. We hope you’ll join us!
CUUPS Celebrates Lughnasa
Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS) will have a Lughnasa Ritual at the UU Center on Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. This ritual 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 gather at 6:30 p.m., hold ritual promptly at 7 p.m., and our potluck takes place between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and/or a dessert to share.
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Urgently seeking host families for a high school choir/orchestra group visiting from Bonaventura Gymnasium in Germany. The students are coming through a Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp program, and will be here from July 27-31. Scheduled activities include a rehearsal and performance at Mt Pleasant High School and a performance at Blue Lake as well as the possibility of a group potluck at a local park. A bus will transport the group from Mt Pleasant to Blue Lake and back again. Host families are asked to provide lodging, meals, transportation to and from MPHS as needed and to include the students in any other activities your family is doing. What a fun way to experience another culture! We are asking that 2-4 students be placed together in a home for the comfort of the students. There are several staff members coming with the group so if you would prefer to host adults, that can be arranged as well. The unique experience for these students is to experience not only an American tour, but to stay with individual families and understand America in a way not possible in hotels. Please consider opening your home for these few days. You may share this request with anyone that may be interested. For information, please contact Janelle Stewart at (989) 513-7406.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the
two most beautiful words in the English language.
~ Henry James
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
Past-President: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; 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: Jennifer Prout (989.400.3130; email@example.com)