For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
~ Nelson Mandela
A colleague of Susan Powers, Sandra, is in need of a place to stay in Mt. Pleasant over the next 3 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).
Isabella County Restoration House Fundraiser - Today!
Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH - the rotating homeless shelter) has a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings today, June 28. Be sure to see the flyer for the coupon to participate!
Our worship service for this Sunday, July 2, will feature a message titled “The Power and Poverty of Freedom.” This service will be led by Ricky Courlander, and was planned by Janis Shinn. Please join us!
July 9: “Lessons from My Garden” - with worship leader and planner Tom Moffit
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”
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 email@example.com).
Infant Pantry Collection - This Sunday, July 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, lotions, and baby food in jars. Formula is not needed a this time. If you want to donate money, then the check should be made out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Please contact Tom Moffit (firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-1602) with any questions.
First Friday Potluck - Friday, July 7
Join us for our June First Friday communal nosh! 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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up during coffee hour after service.
- We are revamping our nursery! Please contact Anna if you have any new or gently used items you would like to donate.
Updates on Vicki Chessin
Vicki's family has created a website that they’ve asked be shared with you all:
https://posthope.org/vicki with the password Alma.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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 email@example.com.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2016-2017
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; email@example.com)
President Elect: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952; 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 (989.560.4614; 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)