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Sometimes I wish you and I could crack the dogma, peel away the mythology, and trade memories. What would it be like if we could see each other’s pictures of the history we share? If we could see each other?

~ students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York

Worship Matters

Please join us for worship this Sunday, November 11 as we begin our exploration of what it means to be a people of memory with a message titled “Hearts Will Work Again” by Victoria Safford. Our worship leader for the morning will be Laura McBride.

“Memory is fickle and human beings are complicated. How do you hold the wholeness of a person, and your own wholeness, and injury and tenderness, anger and resilience, through the mystery of memory? How do we hold each other, see each other, and hold the complicated stories of our complicated living? And where is the home of your soul?”     ~ Rev. Victoria Safford

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.

Upcoming Services

November Worship Theme: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Memory?
November 18: Annual Harvest Feast Worship Service
November 25: “Remembering Wisdom”

Minister on Vacation

Dawn is out of state for a family vacation and wedding from Saturday, November 3 through Monday, November 12, and will be returning to work on November 13. Pastoral care concerns in her absence should be directed to Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602;

Annual Harvest Feast - Sign Up!

There are sign up sheets in the fellowship hall for people to help with food, set up and clean up for the Harvest Feast which will be on November 18 in the Library Annex.

Young Adult Potluck - Wednesday, November 14

We gather to share a meal and engage in conversation and some game-playing or video watching (or whatever strikes our fancy) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 the UUFCM Social Hall. The fellowship will provide a main dish and beverages, all others may bring a dish to pass. But if you're short on time or energy to bring something, don't worry - please come anyway!

RE Overnight - November 17

Our RE Overnight is this month at UUFCM from Saturday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. - Sunday, November 18, 12:00 p.m.! This event is for kiddos 3rd-6th grade and will include homemade dinner/dessert, games, and a movie before bed! We will also be making stone soup for the congregation to enjoy at the Harvest Feast on Sunday. If your child(ren) will be able to make it, please contact Kendra Peffers at with your child(ren)'s name and whether you would like to contribute an ingredient to the stone soup.

Ready for Your Close-Up?

On Sunday after the service, we will be taking your pictures for the directory. You can opt out or submit electronically a photo of your own choice, but our photographers have cameras with the best pixels for printing :-) If you and your spouse or partner are listed at the same address in the dictionary, please take a photo of you two together (due to space considerations). Photos will be taken all through November after the services. We hope to have this project done by the end of the year. Thank you in advance for helping us accomplish this. For questions or comments, contact Gisela.

Christmas Outreach

Once again the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is collecting new children's books for Christmas Outreach. There will be a box for donations located in the fellowship hall. Please bring new books; we especially need books for young adults, but any new children's books–board books, picture books, graphic novels and young adult books–are welcome. Distribution will be at Finch Fieldhouse on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. If everyone could just contribute just one or two books, that would be great!

Volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts on the distribution dates to help parents choose the books and hand them out. If you think you will be able to do that, save the date(s). Please contact Beth Macleod with any questions. Thanks in advance!


Nosh and Nibbles Needed!

Are you looking for a small but valuable way to make a contribution to UUFCM? The new sign up sheet for refreshments is in the Social Hall on bright fall orange paper and needs folks who are willing to sign up to bring treats for Sunday mornings. We are nut free due to some with that allergy, and try to offer gluten free options, too. Consider baked goods, popcorn, veggies/fruit, hummus/crackers, and/or pretzels. You could freeze them and bring them ahead of time with a note on them to be put out on a particular day, if you cannot make the Sunday you signed up for. The goodies make the visits around the tables after service even sweeter! Thank you!

• • • Community News • • •

Tellabration! 2018
Friday November 16, 7:00-9:00pm. at the UUFCM
An evening of delightful, crafted stories for adults and families with teens. We are excited to also feature the talents of CMU's After Hours Impov! Presented by Mid- Michigan Area Storytellers: Joe Remenar, Jennifer Otto, Eileen DeLorenzo, Guest Teller, and Jean Bolley.
$5 admission at the door includes refreshments and door prizes.

Memory is where the proof of life is stored.

~ Norman Cousins
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Mindfulness in Parking Requested
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.
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2018-2019
President: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595;
Past-President: Norma Bailey (989.560.3952;
President Elect: Carol Rard (989.561.2969;
Treasurer: Terrie Robbie (989.400.2495;
Co-Treasurer: Jen Prout (989.400.3130;
Secretary: Brigitte Bechtold (989.954.1123;
Trustee: Janis Shinn (989.400.3724;
Trustee: Aaron Jones (989.501.0672;
Trustee: Carolyn Hancock (517.881.6006;


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