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eNews for Thursday, September 26

RE Garden

The rain did not stop us from picking our peppers, green beans, and tomatoes for the soup kitchen! Thank you to all the determined youth who got a little damp for a good cause.

Worship Matters

We will gather this Sunday, September 29 to worship together with Guy Newland, who will present “Fighting Racism–with Care!” Please join us!

Allies in justice work have splintered over the practice of “calling out” instances of insensitivity. How can we work together against the evils of racism today?

If you happen to miss being in worship, the texts to previous sermon messages (and some of the readings as well) can be found in our website sermon archive.

Upcoming Services

October 6: Belonging
October 13: Cisgender People Trying to Be Transgender Allies
October 20: What Do UUs Believe In?

Minister's Column

Read the Minister's Column at

Pastoral Care Concerns

For support with life's challenges, please contact Drew during his office hours or make an appointment with him. For specific needs such as rides to medical appointments or meals for people recovering from illness or surgery, please contact the Arms Around team via Gisela Moffit at or 989-772-1602. Every effort will be made to lessen the burden on the individual or family who is dealing with a difficult circumstance.

Drew’s Hours and Contact Information

Office hours: Monday 10:00-12:00, Tuesday 4:00-6:00, and by appointment.
Day off: Friday.
Phone/text: 440-935-0129

Welcome to UU Orientation - September 29

This orientation is geared to newcomers, visitors, and those seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this UU fellowship. It is offered every month on the last Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Sessions run approximately two hours.

This is the first in a series of three steps to membership at the UUFCM. For complete information, please visit our website at

For more info or to register for Welcome to UU, contact:
Laura McBride: 989.772.5512

Give to CMU Public Media, Help the UUFCM

We are once again collecting for CMU Public Media. In the fall, we pool our resources together in order to purchase air time on CMU Public Radio. Depending on the amount gathered, we get 1-2 ads per week for a good part of the year. Please make your check to “CMU Public Media” and give it to Mary Alsager. Together we do great things!

First Friday Potluck - October 4

Join us for our First Friday communal nosh! George Lentz is hosting, with the theme of ‘The Despair of Fall.’ The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist with set-up preparations. We will also be celebrating the October birthdays of Grace Rollins, Joyce Henricks, Michelle Gawne, Anna VanArsdaleHoot, Tanith Bass, and Chris Bailey.

Infant Pantry Collection - October 6

Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers and pull-ups in sizes 4, 5 or 6, creams, shampoos, lotions, and baby food in jars. To donate money, make the check out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Contact Tom Moffit (989-772-1602; with questions.

Plant Sale Postponed

We decided to move the plant sale to the Spring so that we have a longer time to prepare for it. Now you will have a chance to repot your indoor plants and start new ones for the sale. We also will have much more of a variety by adding ferns, hostas, black-eyed Susans, herbs and other perennials. If you saved seeds, you could bring those as well. Pass the word to your gardening friends who may want to contribute to our fundraiser - the more, the better!

UUFCM Book Club - October 9

The book club has changed our meeting day and time. Starting in October we will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Fellowship hall. The October selection is March by Geraldine Brooks. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. Sue Monk Kidd said, “filled with love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man.” It tells of Louisa May Alcott's father's experience as an Union Army chaplain. 

It's Almost Done!

This Sunday, September 29 will be the last day to contribute to our spectacular-looking community mural. Look for the finished product in the green room in the next couple weeks!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

Central Michigan University is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15. Be sure to check out the various events!
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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 2019-2020
President: Carol Rard (989.561.2969;
Past-President: Mary Alsager (989.773.2595;
President Elect: Guy Newland (989.944.0534;
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: Daniel Davis (616.540.4759;


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