This picnic will be our first celebration leading up to the 20th anniversary of UUFCM in 2023. This is also a time to recognize and celebrate the anniversary and ordination of our first minister, Bob Franke which took place in September, 2001. We will be sharing memories and stories of the man who made his dream of a local liberal church come true. Come celebrate with us!
You are all invited to our vitally important all-congregation retreat on Saturday, January 23, from 10-12 via Zoom. At the retreat, we will discuss in small groups what is working well in our religious community, what is not working well, and what our fellowship needs going forward. This discussion will help us each make an informed vote about whether a person recommended by the Search Committee is a good fit for our needs - to be our called/settled minister. We will then conduct a secret, members-only email ballot, similar to what we did for the general business meeting in May, with the results to be announced on Sunday, January 31. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact any member of the Search Committee: Norma Bailey (email@example.com), Jim Dealing (firstname.lastname@example.org), Laura McBride (email@example.com), Guy Newland (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Katie Zapoluch (email@example.com).
We use an app called Remind to send out urgent notices such as service cancellations, special announcements, and fraud alerts. Please send Laura McBride your phone number and/or email address so you can receive these notices. You may add the Remind app to your smartphone, or once your info is added to the app, you will get an invitation from Remind explaining how to add the app to your phone. If you have questions, contact Laura McBride (firstname.lastname@example.org; 989.772.5512). She is adding names and info as they come in. If you received a notification, please respond to it!
Be sure to put Saturday, January 23, 10am-noon, on your calendar for our all congregation annual retreat. We will be discussing who we are and how we are doing as we prepare to vote to call a settled minister, one of the most important actions a UU congregation can take.