If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
A colleague of Susan Powers, Sandra, is in need of a place to stay in Mt. Pleasant over the next 2 weekends. She lost her home to the flood, and her lease has been cancelled. She is looking for a place to rent, while staying with relatives out of town. In order to get to work at the library, she needs to find a place to stay Thursday-Saturday nights from now through the 15th of July. If you can help, please contact Susan (989.330.8458 or email@example.com) or Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
First Friday Potluck - This Friday, July 7
Join us for our July First Friday communal nosh! Jen Prout will be hosting, and the theme is "Favorite Summer Picnic Foods". We will be celebrating the July birthdays of Guy Newland, Terry Tribe, Norma Bailey, Margui Terrill, James Hatcher, Sharon Rust, and Steve Lifson. The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist with set-up preparations. If you are interested in hosting the August potluck, please contact Jen Prout (989-400-3130 or email@example.com) or George Lentz (248-346-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our worship service for this Sunday, July 9, will feature a message titled “Lessons from my Garden,” with Tom Moffit leading worship. Please join us!
“Gardening is a way of believing in tomorrow.” ~ K. Elting Brock’s mother
July 16: “Turn the Principles Upside Down” - with worship leader and planner Ricky Courlander
July 23: “A Bright Golden Thread”
July 30: “Kindness Over Niceness”
A Special Thank You
Annette Pratt, Scott Daigle and Vicki Chessin have finished their terms on the UUFCM Board. Scott has served for 4 years. Annette served 3 years plus 2 years as trustee, and Vicki has served for 10 years as our secretary. We thank you for your dedication and commitment to our fellowship in these roles!
- We need summer volunteers! During the summer months, the RE curriculum does not run like it does during the school year. Instead, our youth tend to a vegetable garden and help provide fresh food for the Isabella Soup kitchen. Volunteers will not be expected to create activities/provide stories (although they are more than welcome to!), they will be prepared ahead of time. If you wish to sign up email Anna at email@example.com or sign up during coffee hour after service.
- Thank you to the RE volunteers who taught in June: Kevin Daum, Roze Bentley, Annette Pratt, and Victoria Sladek! Your help was much appreciated.
- We are revamping our nursery! Please contact Anna if you have any new or gently used items you would like to donate.
Minister’s Summer Schedule
Dawn is off and away on vacation through July 17. She will be back at work July 18-30, then off again to attend a seminary intensive course at ESR in Richmond, Indiana, July 31-August 11. Pastoral care needs in her absence should be directed to the UUFCM Arms Around ministry team via Gisela Moffit (989-772-1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Forming a Building Team
At the annual meeting on May 20, many suggestions were made for ways to utilize extra monies that were pledged for the 2017-2018 year. While we won’t be spending any money from those pledges at this point, we are forming a building team to prioritize those suggestions. If you are interested in serving on this team (one, maybe two, meetings this fall), please contact Laura McBride (989-772-5512 or email@example.com).
Environmental Task Force
The Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) is forming an Environmental Task Force to address environmental issues at the local, state and national levels. See this announcement to see how you can get involved.
Scrap Metal Drive - July 22
The scrap metal drive for the UUFCM leadership training fundraiser is on July 22 from 10-11:00 a.m. You may call or text Laura McBride at 989-772-5512 on July 15 or later to bring your scrap metal items to put into her trailer.
The earth laughs in flowers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 2017-2018
President: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; email@example.com)
Past-President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Elect: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595; email@example.com)
Treasurer: Chris Bailey (989.775.8257; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; email@example.com)
Secretary: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; email@example.com)
Trustee: Joyce Henricks (989.400.9743; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Ethan Kolek (413.387.7321; email@example.com)