In celebration of Earth Day 2020, Terrie Robbie created a lovely video of the various activities our members and friends participated in while being in nature. Thank you, Terrie!
You can (re)watch it here.
For the convenience of our UUFCM members and friends, we now offer you the capacity to securely pledge and donate online at our website.
Pledging for the 2020-2021 Year
You may fill out your pledge card or volunteer form online, and download the Stewardship Packet for complete information about our budgetary planning. So as to plan for next year, we need all pledges by April 19.
You may now make secure online contributions to UUFCM. When you do so, there is a small percentage fee/cost to the church, depending upon whether you use your checking/savings account or a credit card. Please consider offsetting this cost when you donate. Two hints to minimizing this cost: donate from your checking/savings account rather than from your credit card (higher percentage) and donate monthly rather than weekly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our treasurer Terrie Robbie at email@example.com.
We had a wonderful turn-out of 45 members and friends at our annual congregation retreat on Saturday, January 25. We ate a hearty and delicious breakfast provided by our UUFCM Board members (thank you!) and participated in a well-organized and participatory workshop led by our Social Justice Coordinating Team (thank you!). After presentations and lots of discussion, we had a “spend a buck” vote (ask someone what that is!) which determined that as a congregation we will commit to making our congregation’s 2020 social justice efforts be directed to voting rights and environmental issues. We have formed two initial committees to organize and create an action plan for those efforts: Voting Rights – David Wagstaff, Jim Moreno and Melissa Nix – Environmental Issues – Sara Prussing, Deb Allore, Daniel Davis and Matt Cavalieri. Thanks to these people for stepping up and providing leadership! They’ll be meeting soon and then getting out information to the rest of us – how we can participate in these efforts, whether it’s just one time or multiple times, depending upon each of your interests and/or availabilities. When we lift our collective voices and actions, we can change our world!
“Social Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?” At our annual retreat on Saturday, January 25, we will examine where we have been and where we are as a congregation in terms of our social justice efforts and explore where we might want to go. The Social Justice Coordinating Team will present several possible directions for the congregation to consider. Breakfast and social time at 8 a.m., followed by the retreat from 9-noon. Be sure to put this important all-congregation retreat on your calendar!