Presenter: Reverend Connie Simon
How much do you know about the roots of our faith tradition? Explore the history of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism in this five-week
class. Using an anti-colonialist, multicultural lens, we’ll look beyond the traditional, dusty facts of history and examine to see how our faith was born and how it has developed and evolved over the years.
Whose Story Is It Anyway, Why History Matters, The Roots of Liberal Religion, The Universalists, The Unitarians, Transcendentalism, Westward Expansion, Humanism, Consolidation, Principles and Sources, Drawing the Circle Wider, Indigenous, Latinx, Black and Non-Black People of Color, GLBTQ, and Disability.
Last Call for Directory Updates
Our early February deadline for printing the hard copy for the Directory 2020 is fast approaching! Many of you have already contacted us with updates, but we are still waiting for some more. Please check the online Directory
– if you need the password, contact Gisela
. Final deadline is January 31. Thank you for your assistance.
New Small Group for Discussion & Support - January 26, 12:30-2 pm
All are welcome at a small group led by Drew which will meet monthly on Sundays beginning this Sunday, January 26. This group will be for personal connection and mutual support, as well as discussing the theme of the month. This month is Integrity. The other Sundays will be Feb. 23, March 15, April 19, May 24, and June 24. If enough people are interested, a second time during the week will be offered.
Soulful Sundown - February 6
Join us on the first Thursday of the month for an uplifting service of songs, drumming, poetry, and reflection, beginning at 6 p.m. This month’s theme is Resilience. All are welcome: all ages, all genders, colors, beliefs.
Donations for the pizza dinner at 7pm are appreciated but not necessary.
First Friday Potluck - February 7
Who is hosting? and what’s the theme?
We don’t know, but perhaps you’d like to host and choose! If so, please contact Jen Prout (989-400-3130) or George Lentz (248-346-4039). If you enjoy the potlucks, please consider hosting - it is fun and easy!
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 February birthdays of Annette Pratt, George Lentz, Katie Zapoluch, Kris Los, Lexi Calhoun, Laura McBride, Elliott Moreno, and Glenn Lewandos.
UUFCM Book Club - February 12
is the highly acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Strout. The author intertwines the lives of the small town inhabitants of Crosby, Maine with her main character. As Olive mingles in their existence, it's left up to the reader to determine if she is a loathsome busybody or a redeeming soul. Join us on February 12th at 1:00 and make your case for Olive!
Refreshments for Coffee Hour
If you like to have a variety of refreshments for the coffee hour, please bring some on a Sunday coming up. Sign up on the bright green sheet on the bulletin board left of the exit door in the social hall. You can bring sweets (cookies or muffins), savory items (pretzels, chips, cheese or popcorn), or fruits and vegetables. Please do not bring nuts
(including peanuts) as we have members with nut allergies. If you cannot bring refreshments, please consider a financial donation (in the cookie jar next to the coffee pot). Thank you so much for your generous support!
Please send Laura McBride your phone number and/or email address to receive service cancellation notices or special announcements. If you received a notification, please respond to it!
When you open a new text message, in the To: line put this number: 81010
and in the message line put: @uufcm
and send it. This is the easiest way! Questions? Contact Laura McBride (email@example.com
ICRH Volunteers Needed
The Isabella County Restoration House is in need of more volunteers throughout the shelter season. There are day shelter shifts (1-4 pm), intake shifts (4-6:30 pm), evenings at churches 7-10 pm, overnights at churches (10 pm – 6 am) and mornings at churches (6-8 am). To volunteer, submit an application
on the website, and then sign-up to volunteer. Should you have questions, feel free to contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Joyce Henricks (email@example.com