May we be the church of come as you are but not stay as you have been.
~ Dr. Takiyah Amin
What does it mean to be a people of courage? In worship this Sunday, October 22, Joyce Henricks will examine this question through the lens of friendship with a message titled “Aristotle, Rumi, and Friendship.” Laura McBride – who also planned this service – will serve as worship leader. We hope you will join us!
“It’s easier to have a lot of friendly acquaintances than to have a real friend. It takes a lot of energy – and courage – to have a real friend. You risk a lot to share your feelings with others. Commitment to a friend involves risk. Risk requires courage.” ~ Joyce Henricks
You can read more about our monthly theme as well as explore some supplemental resources here.
And if you happen to miss being in worship on any given Sunday, the texts to previous sermon messages
(and some of the readings as well) can be found in our website sermon archive.
October 29: “At the Theshold - An All Hallows Reflection”
November Worship Theme: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Abundance?
November 5: Lay Service – Tom Moffit on “The Possibility of Abundance”
Community Justice Party - This Saturday!
Please plan to attend our second bi-annual Community Justice Party this Saturday, October 21 from 7-9 pm. There will be a program in the sanctuary of music, skits, poetry, and activities highlighting several social justice issues, and then we will meet in the fellowship hall for light refreshments and a rousing cake walk (cake walk tickets 25 cents each, so bring lots of quarters)! The suggested donation for adults is $5.00 (although more will gratefully be accepted for MUUSJN), and children are free.
If you are willing to provide a cake for the cake walk part of the Social Justice Party on Saturday, October 21, Please contact Joyce Henricks (989-400-9743; Joyce.email@example.com). If you have already agreed to do so, thanks!
Welcome to UU - Sunday, October 22
This orientation session is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian
Universalism and this UU fellowship. Welcome to UU will be offered every month on the fourth Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Sessions run approximately ninety minutes.
Support CMU Public Radio and the UUFCM!
Please consider making a donation to CMU Public Media. UUFCM annually pools our donations to purchase air time on CMU Public Radio. We typically get ~$1500 and get 2 radio spots weekly for 8-9 months. You can write a check to CMU PUBLIC MEDIA and give it to Mary Alsager.
Save the Date
Our annual congregational retreat will be held on Saturday, January 20. Please be sure to save this date on your calendar for this important UUFCM gathering.
Social Justice Organizer Position Posted
The Michigan UU Social Justice Network is advertising for a Northern Michigan Justice Organizer for central and northern Michigan (see job description). This is a six month paid position. Take a look at it yourself and also feel free to send it to others who might be interested. Contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Women’s Aid Service Fundraiser - This Friday!
Women’s Aid Service holds its annual fundraiser, The Chocolate Fantasy, at 5:00 this Friday, October 20 . For those not familiar with the agency, WAS provides shelter, counseling, and legal aid for victims, and their children, of domestic violence and sexual assault.
If you are interested in attending, or are willing to purchase a ticket ($40) to be used by someone else—for example, a student—please contact Joyce Henricks (email@example.com; or 989-400- 9743) - or see her on Sunday!
Pride Month at CMU - October 11-26
Please be aware of the various events for Pride Month at CMU hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Services.
We are each other’s magnitude and bond.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks
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)
Assistant Treasurer: Ricky Courlander (989.772.4457; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123; email@example.com)
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Joyce Henricks (989.400.9743; email@example.com)
Trustee: Ethan Kolek (413.387.7321; firstname.lastname@example.org)