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eNews for Thursday, March 14

Baby Shower - Postponed to April

Charles Kenneth Emerick decided to make his entry to our world early on March 1. Everybody is doing well. We’ll postpone the celebration until sometime in April so that the family can get acquainted and develop a routine. They are registered at Amazon and at Target in case you want to bring a gift to the shower.

Worship Matters

We will gather this Sunday, March 17 to worship together with our guest minister, Rev. Chris Rothbauer, who will present “Listening with Both Ears.” We hope you will join us.

What does it mean to deeply listen to the cares and concerns of another? In this service, Rev. Chris Rothbauer will examine deep listening as a spiritual practice and how our diligence (or lack of) to it shows up in our lives and congregations.

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

March 24: Embracing Our Aging, presented by Gisela Moffit
March 31: A Path of Sincerity and Wonder: UU Reflections on Shinto, by Guy Newland

Stewardship Drive 2019-2020

The theme for our Stewardship Drive is:
Moving Us into Our Future: A Most Eggcellent Celebration!
Reflections on stewardship are being shared in worship services for our Fellowship's stewardship season. On March 10, Matt Cavalieri shared his heart with us regarding why he comes and supports our lovely fellowship. Join us to hear more messages throughout March and April with the voices of Tom Moffit, Candi Tomlinson, George Lentz, Janis Shinn, and Jennifer and Daniel Davis.

 A letter and the budget will be coming your way soon so you may plan your stewardship giving on Sunday, April 21, 2019 as we celebrate Earth Day, Easter and our Stewardship Sunday, all on the same day! There will be forms and charts available online and on the counter near the name tags by the end of the month. Activities for our one-day Stewardship Sunday-Earth Day-Easter Festival are being confirmed and available soon!


Special Plate Collection – Sunday, March 17

This Sunday a special offering collection will be taken to support the work of the 1016 Recovery Network, a local non-profit that offers counseling, recovery support, prevention, and detox services to people dealing with substance abuse addictions. If you prefer to write a check, please address it to Ten16 Recovery Network.

Fellowship Life Meeting - March 17

On the third Sunday of every month – immediately following our worship service – the UUFCM Board holds a brief Fellowship Life meeting to update the congregation on current happenings, plans and/or concerns within the congregation. The intention is for the meetings to be kept brief; the hope is for extended conversation to take place following the meeting during the coffee hour time. Please plan to attend.

This Sunday's agenda will include information about our upcoming stewardship drive, and about lay pastoral care for the immediate future.

RE Treasure Hunt - March 17

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and March's RE theme of "Journey," the RE Program is holding a treasure hunt for a "pot of gold" at Mill Pond Park! After service this Sunday, March 17th, we invite UUFCM's youth and their guardians to join us in a light lunch of snacks and sandwiches before bundling up and walking to the trails for a 15-minute hike through the woods leading to Mill Pond Park (607 S Adams St). Guardians may join us on our treasure hunt/hike, or they have the option of picking their children up at the park or waiting at the church until our group heads back. If your child(ren) may be able to make it, please contact Kendra (; 517-575-9848).

UUFCM Book Club - Wednesday, March 20

The UUFCM book club meets at the fellowship hall on third Wednesdays at 12:30. We’ll finish our discussion of Great Expectations this month. Bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion.

CUUPs Celebrates Ostara - March 24

Ostara is a pagan celebration of the Spring Equinox. It is a ritual that welcomes the full promise of Spring and the turning of the wheel towards the Summer Solstice. We invite those of you who are interested in participating in this ritual to bring an item of food or drink to share at the potluck that follows the ceremony. We will gather at 6:30 pm and begin our ceremony promptly at 7:00.

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;


Please add this app to your smartphone, laptop, or ipad/tablet...REMIND! This is the method we will use to notify you of fellowship service closings and event announcements. You will be getting an invitation from Laura McBride. If you want it sent to an email address versus a cell phone number, let Laura know. Add the app to your technology of choice. Direct questions and requests to Laura McBride (989-772-5512;

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 • • •

Women's History Month at CMU

Women's History Month Events

We hope you will take advantage of some of the events of Women’s History Month celebrated on CMU’s campus. Click on the flyer to the right to see what is offered.

Pow Wow – Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24

The Office of Native American Programs at Central Michigan University would like to invite all students, faculty, staff and community members to attend the 30th Annual “Celebrating Life” Pow wow in the Events Center in McGuirk Arena. Join us in celebrating the rich Native American cultural diversity within our community. The Pow wow is an opportunity for the community to actively learn about Native American culture through important traditions, such as drumming and dancing. Grand entries are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday with individual dance exhibitions throughout the weekend. Open to the public. Go to for further information.
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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 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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