That is what learning is.
You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life,
but in a new way.
~ Doris Lessing
Join us in worship this Sunday for a service grounded in story, poetry and song…with a message titled “Stones on the Road: Reflections on the Journey So Far.” We hope to see you there!
Host Family Needed
The Council for Educational Student Travel is seeking a host family for a 16-year- old girl from Thailand planning to attend Mt. Pleasant HS this coming year – this student had a host family lined up but they backed out when they learned the girl was a vegetarian. Please contact Lisa DanDan at 989.854.6035 for more information.
Welcome to UU Class - This Sunday
The next Welcome to UU class will meet on July 24. This class is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. It is normally offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 1:00 p.m., in a session running approximately ninety minutes. It is the first in a series of three steps to membership at the UUFCM.
Scrap Metal Collection
There will be a scrap metal collection with proceeds going towards sending two people to leadership camp next summer. Look through your garage, basement, yard, and attic for items to donate to this drop off - old appliances, satellite dishes, wire, fencing, etc. A trailer will be available for hauling donations to the salvage yard. Dates aren't firm yet, but probably Saturday and Sunday collections. The final date for scrap metal delivery to the salvage company will be Saturday, August 20th. If you have questions or items, contact Laura McBride at 989.772.5512 or email@example.com. Any assistance is welcome!
CUUPs Celebrates Lammas - Sunday, July 31
Covenant of UU Pagans will celebrate Lammas, 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.
First Friday Potluck - August 5
Join us on Friday, August 5 for our monthly potluck/birthday celebration. Laura McBride will be hosting, with the theme of Summer Fare and Harvest Goodies, for an evening of nourishment, fellowship, and possibly even a game or two. Birthdays to be celebrated this month: Bob McBride, Bob Corbett, Terrie Robbie, Liz Dealing, Bob Clason, Ethan Kolek, and Betty McBride.
While Laura McBride hosting on August 5th, we are still in need of hosts for September 2nd and beyond. If you are willing to host a potluck, please email/phone Chris Bauerle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-330-8457. If you enjoy the potlucks, please consider hosting - it is fun and easy!
UU TED Talks Project
UU ministry and media specialist Peter Bowden has announced a new project to create UU TED Talks – read about it at uuplanet.org
Resources for LGBTQ Teens
We have recently added the UUFCM to the list of resources compiled at myoutspirit.com – an online clearinghouse for LGBTQ teens. Check out #presentperfect on Twitter.
RE for the Summer
This summer the children who attend the RE program will be involved in planting, tending and then sharing the produce of their garden with the guests at the Soup Kitchen. Each Sunday after they leave the sanctuary, the children will have their opening ritual, a story, and then they will work on a related craft and/or work in the garden on the east side of the building. Please have your children dress appropriately for being outside each Sunday. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Norma Bailey (989-560- 3952 or email@example.com) or see her at church.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly
is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
~ James Baldwin
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)
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; email@example.com)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; email@example.com)
Trustee: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; firstname.lastname@example.org)