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eNews for Thursday, April 11

Worship Matters

We will gather this Sunday, April 14 to worship together with Kelly Murphy, who will present “A Place Between Places: (Re)Exploring Passover.” We hope you will join us.

The holiday of Passover celebrates how the God of Israel intervened in history to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. We will ask: what might we learn about oppression, perspective, and privilege if we (re)explore Passover in both its ancient and contemporary contexts? 

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

April 21: Easter, Earth Day and Stewardship Sunday – What a Perfect Mix!,
by Norma Bailey
April 28: Are You Living a ‘Good Life’?, by Joyce Henricks

Stewardship Drive 2019-2020

Moving Us into Our Future: A Most Eggcellent Celebration!
Reflections on stewardship continue to be shared in worship services for our fellowship's stewardship season. Matt Cavalieri, Tom MoffitCandi Tomlinson, George Lentz, and Janis Shinn have shared with us why they come and support our fellowship (click the links to see their reflections). Join us to hear Jennifer Davis’ message this Sunday.

By now you will have received a letter and the proposed budget to help you plan your giving for our Stewardship Sunday-Earth Day-Easter Celebration on April 21, 2019. The complete stewardship packet is available online and on the counter near the name tags. Pledge and volunteer forms will be joyfully received by Terrie Robbie, Treasurer at PO Box 41, Mt Pleasant, MI 48804-0041. You may also give them to Terrie Robbie or Norma Bailey, Stewardship Chair, at church on Sundays.

Schedule of Events for Our Stewardship Sunday–Earth Day–Easter Celebration:
• Pledge Central Booth: 9:00-4:00 (closed 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
• Worship service: 10:30-11:30 
• Luncheon: 11:45-1:00
• Afternoon Events: 1:00-2:30
  - Rock painting, bubbles, Ozobots and Easter egg hunt
  - Watercolor painting
  - Clean out garden & flower beds (weather permitting)
  - Meditation in or outdoors
  - Hand and shoulder massage
  - Postcard writing for CCL
• Closing Group Activity: 2:30-3:00
• Clean up: 3:00-4:00

Planned Parenthood Conference – Tuesday, April 16

The Planned Parenthood Powering Change 2019 Action Summit is Tuesday, April 16, from 12 to 5 p.m. in Lansing. Registration fee is $10, which includes lunch, membership into Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, and a T-shirt. If you are interested in attending, please contact Candi Tomlinson (989-506-7477;

UUFCM Book Club - April 17

The next read for our book club is To Kill A Mockingbird. We meet at the fellowship hall on the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion.

Path to Membership Workshop - April 20

This workshop is designed for those who feel ready (or even somewhat ready) to make the membership commitment to UUFCM. In this interactive session we explore the deeper meanings and expectations of membership and shared ministry; it is a three-hour session beginning at 1 p.m. (may be a shorter timeframe if a small group). Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please let us know one week prior to the class if you need childcare. For more info or to register for the workshop contact:
Laura McBride (989.772.5512;, or
Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602;

Application for Minister

If you would like to read the application materials that your Transition Team prepared and sent to start our application process for our new minister, two copies are available for you to look at near the name tags below the memorial tree. Please do not remove them from the church.

Lay Pastoral Care

During our transition, we will offer Lay Pastoral Care to anyone who is going through a difficult time. Gisela Moffit heads the Arms Around team, which provides transportation to doctor appointments, cards/emails/phone calls, preparing and delivering food for those recuperating. Carolyn Hancock will provide lay pastoral care for those who are hurting and need to talk to a caring person one-on-one. Contact Carolyn at 517-881-6006 for an appointment.

Save for This Year’s Garage Sale

As you are doing any early spring housecleaning and come across items you could donate to our biannual garage sale to be held this spring, please hold on to them for the time being.

• • • Community News • • •

Pride Week at CMU

We hope you will take advantage of Pride Week celebrated on CMU’s campus.  Click on the flyer to the right to see what is offered.

Presentation on the Flint Water Crisis

On April 17 at 6:30 pm in the Park Library Auditorium, Hannah Fultz and the Women and Gender Studies Program of CMU will present a program on the Flint Water Crisis. Speakers include Mari Copeny (Little Miss Flint) and Cedric Taylor (Director of Not Any Drop to Drink). There is no admission fee; donations of water and school supplies are highly appreciated.
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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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