Our February's movie is based on the true story of Brian Banks, a 16-year old with a bright future ahead of him - including attending USC. He has a dream of playing in the NFL. All that ends when he is falsely accused and convicted of rape and kidnapping. After serving five years in prison, Brian is released and seeks out the Innocence Project to clear his name. What happens next? Come find out February 24, at 7:00pm at the UUFCM's Fellowship Hall when we watch "Brian Banks."
On Sunday, February 18, a special plate collection will be taken to support the work of MUUSJN, the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network. MUUSJN is a very active state-wide network of the 24 Unitarian Universalist congregations and allies in Michigan who work together for progressive change. Its mission is to foster the worth and dignity of people by promoting social justice and community service. You can donate online to the Social Justice Special Plate Collections Fund on our UUFCM website, or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with MUUSJN in the memo.
We are also very much encouraging individual people to become members of MUUSJN. The work of the MUUSJN director and the three project organizers we employ has led to many accomplishments each year that support our UU values (linked to document here and also posted on our bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall). Thus, when you become a member, you spread your small donation well beyond our UUFCM walls.
It's that time of year and we are looking for people to serve on the Board of Trustees next year. The open positions for next year are: Trustee Position Duration of Term
President-Elect 1-year (really 2-years)
Treasurer 2-years + 4 months
Trustee-At-Large One 2-year
Trustee-At-Large One 1-year
If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, contact Aaron Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Terrie Robbie (email@example.com)
On March 2, at 11:00am, the Poor People’s Campaign will hold simultaneous rallies at 30+ statehouses to demand our elected leaders take real action to end death by poverty, and the Capitol in Lansing will hold one of those rallies. Norma Bailey is planning on attending and would love to have others join her. If you are interested, please contact her (989-560-3952, firstname.lastname@example.org).