The earth is what we all have in common.
~ Wendell Berry
Our worship for April 23 is “Earth Day Sunday: A Multigenerational Service in Story and Song.”
Please plan to join us!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
April 30: “Saved by Love” - led by Norma Bailey
This service will give you the opportunity to support MUUSJN, the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network. Over the past 14 years, MUUSJN has built a statewide network of over 2,400 people from 27 UU congregations and fellowships – and their friends – who work together for justice for all. Our mission is to foster the worth and dignity of people and to create a more just world. Please bring cash or your checkbook; you can either donate to the collection plate for our congregational donation, or you can write a check and become an individual member of MUUSJN (forms will be provided).
May 7: “The Seven Principles: In Word and Song”
Join us for this special worship musical presentation of all the seven principles composed by David Wolfson – the world premiere of the completed collection of compositions!
Proposed Changes to UUFCM Bylaws
Here are the proposed bylaw language changes regarding the endowment fund the congregation supported through a vote last fall. These were handed out at the Fellowship Life meeting last Sunday. Hard copies are available at church and questions can be directed to Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; email@example.com). You are welcome to share your questions at the Annual Meeting on May 21st following the service.
- Youth Group has moved from Sundays at 1:00 p.m. to Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
- We are revamping our nursery! Please contact Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-930-6927) if you have any new or gently used items you would like to donate.
- The RE room is in need of new markers! If you have working markers laying around that you no longer use and would like to donate, please bring them in.
Representative John Moolenaar Listening Session/Town Hall - Tomorrow, April 20!
On Thursday, April 20, at 7:00 pm in Plachta Auditorium on CMU’s campus, Representative John Moolenaar will hold a listening session/town hall. In order to attend to share your concerns, you have to register via this link. It is a bit fussy to register – several steps – which includes getting a ticket to attend, but be sure to do so as it seems they will be only allowing people with tickets to attend.
Come Support Our UU Kids!
Mt. Pleasant High School Jazz Night - April 22
Jazz Night is happening this Saturday, April 22, at 6:30 pm, at Mt. Pleasant High School. There will be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music and dancing. And, local UU talent will be playing - Josh Bauerle, Roman Damer-Daigle, and Tolby Busch will keep you entertained! Join us and support your local Mt. Pleasant public schools music programs. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.
Welcome to UU Class - Sunday, April 23
This class is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. Welcome to UU classes will be offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Sessions run approximately ninety minutes.
Reaffirm Anti-Discrimination Ordinance in Mt. Pleasant - Monday, April 24
Many of you were on the mailing list we used when we were working to pass human rights ordinances in Mt. Pleasant and in Union Township, so we thought you might be interested in and able to support an effort by the Mt. Pleasant City Commission to reaffirm their ordinance, as Union Township did on March 22.
This Monday, April 24, the Mt. Pleasant City Commission will be voting on a resolution to reaffirm their anti-discrimination ordinance, and it would be very helpful if many us could attend in support as we did back in 2012. Their purpose is to reaffirm that, at a time when hate and discrimination are too often being normalized in our world, the community of Mt. Pleasant is a welcoming community, inclusive of all its citizens.
The meeting is at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall on Broadway. We hope to see you there! Please bring your friends too!
Save for Our UUFCM Garage Sale!
As you are doing your spring cleaning, please save anything that we could sell at our UUFCM garage sale on June 15, 16, and 17 at Norma Bailey’s home. This is a big fundraiser for us, so please hold on to any and all items, large and small, that we could sell. At this point, Norma isn’t in a position to store your items, but when she is, it will be announced in the e-News.
If you’ve read this far in the email, it’s likely true that reading our weekly digital missive to the congregation is something you regularly do. You are apparently in the minority. We are trying to improve our readership as this newsletter is a primary way we communicate with the UUFCM community. We’re also trying to get a handle on just how many actually manage to read it each week. Please respond to this message at email@example.com to give us some feedback, suggestions for improvement, or just to let us know you’re reading! Thank you!
April Pride Events at CMU - April 4-24
See the flyer for complete information.
Enlightenment Through Inclusiveness Symposium at CMU - April 19
See the flyer for complete information.
Reproductive Justice Conference - June 3-4, 2017
Save the date! See the flyer for complete information.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
~ John Muir
Let us be mindful to leave the parking spaces directly across from our Wisconsin entrance open for our friends who have mobility issues. Thank you for your consideration.
The deadline for submissions to the Order of Service Insert and the UUFCM weekly e-News is
Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2016-2017
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
Past-President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com )
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; email@example.com)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.560.4614; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; email@example.com)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; email@example.com)