Unitarian Universalist Bay de Noc Fellowship
October 30, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013: Gail Simonds
The Last Thursday film scheduled for October 31 has been cancelled. Last Thursday films are thought-provoking, followed by discussion, and are sponsored by the Spiritual Growth Committee. See you in November.
November 1: Darby Mitchell. Directions to my house
are: I’m south of Escanaba on M35, lakeside. More specifically, on
M35, I’m six miles past the Ford River Bridge. Middle of nowhere.
Bad taste (florid flowers) displayed on large white mailbox, tall
sign: DEGRAND. Turn left off highway. Follow side road in, out and
around until you come to a brown house. Do not run over chickens.
Lots of parking. Bring food and beverage offerings to house. Enter.
This of course is the WRONG house but the lady who lives here is
hospitable, and loves to tell stories. Giver her my regards. Enjoy!
First Friday, our Fellowship’s monthly social gathering, begins at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share marked as meat, vegetarian or vegan, and your favorite beverage.
NEWS FROM THE FELLOWSHIP
Note: If you have items for the newsletter, please send them to: bdnuucoordinator@ gmail.com Usually Sheryl writes the newsletter, but occasionally Caitlin or Russ will fill in and all have access to the fellowship e-mail.
From Tom and Heather Jensen: Tom and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our house. We’d like to extend an invitation to anyone who doesn’t have plans (or if they want to cancel their plans and come eat with us–that’d be fine too!) Could you possibly let people know in the next couple of newsletters and ask that anyone planning to come send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or text or call me at 906-241-3107? I want to be sure to have enough food. If they wish to bring a dish to share, they may, but it’s not necessary. We’ll have a turkey with traditional Thanksgiving sides, as well as some vegetarian options. Thank you!
From the Marquette UU Congregation:
Our congregation is again hosting a fundraiser for the Women’s Center on Sunday, November 10th at 4 pm. Michael Waite will provide the entertainment for our dessert and coffee event. Attached is the poster/flier for the event and your help is needed to get the word out. Sarah Redmond 906-892-8173
FRIDAY FUN MOVIE TBA
NEWS FROM THE EXECUTIVE STAFF
President: Russ Peterson
Vice-President: Bobbie Stacey
Secretary: Debbie Ayers
Treasurer: Margaret Carignan
Member-at-Large: Dan Young
Coordinator: Sheryl Schrot
Assistant Coordinator: Caitlin Kirchenwitz
The next regular board meeting is Sunday, December 8 at 9 a.m. at the Bonifas. All meetings are open to the membership. If ever you have any agenda items for the Board to consider, please submit them to Russ two weeks before the next board meeting at email@example.com.
Conversation on Growth
To be continued in January. Notes from October 13 discussion forthcoming.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Our Religious Education program is now available under the leadership of our own Emily Johnson (and she’s raring to go!) The program is geared toward school-age children. We have a registration form that should be completed for each child. Any adult or parent who would be interested in volunteering for a Sunday to assist Emily should contact Sheryl.
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
Subject: Salvation Army lunch volunteers needed
Please check your calendars, and if you can, please join us in preparing and serving lunch at the Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen. The next date is:
Saturday, November 16th from 10:30 – 1
If you are willing to decide the menu and do the shopping, please call. We still need help there as well.
I think most of you have worked with us in the past, but if you haven’t, it’s a great time to shoulder up w/ some of your favorite UU’s and do something that is very much appreciated by many.
Please call or shoot back an email so that are assured of enough help.
Thanks so much,
The HOPE AT THE INN (HATI) is progressing quickly, and several community volunteers are needed. This interfaith project’s purpose is to shelter homeless people (in Escanaba and Gladstone) through the cold months at several area churches. Hope at the Inn is scheduled to start December 16th through the 23rd, but we need to get commitments and training before start-up. We need to know the number of people who would be willing to be volunteers for various roles, such as cooks, check-in volunteers, laundry, and oversight volunteers for the evening hours. There will be a training coming up Monday November 11th 6-8 p.m. at Escanaba’s First Presbyterian Church. They are one of the host churches. Please contact Bruce Hansen or Pam Allsopp to answer questions and sign people up.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH COMMITTEE
DVD Lending Library: If you have a DVD you would like to share with others by loan, please e-mail the titles and your preferred contact info to Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Scott will add a lending library section to our website and a link to that section in our newsletter. People who would like to borrow a DVD may contact the owner of the DVD and make arrangements. DVD owners will be solely responsible for keeping track of their own loans and returns! DVDs only at this time, please.
Note: we have a UU lending library white banker’s box that is set out under the welcome table on service Sundays. There are books, past copies of UU World, DVDs and CDs. Take a look!
UU WORLD MAGAZINE
Be sure to check out the latest articles in the lending copy on the welcome table.
Now that the Central Midwest District has merged to become part of the MidAmerica Region, the contact information is new. To visit the new website, go to http://midamericauua.org. To send a message, the new e-mail address is email@example.com. Letters go to: MidAmerican Region, Unitarian Universalist Association, 2355 Fairview Ave. #312, Roseville, MN 55113.
November 10th: Gail Simons, TBA
24th: Sharon Fosmo, “The Power of Humor”
FIRST FRIDAY SCHEDULE
November: Darby Mitchell
June, 2014: Suzanne Voeks
Thanks to all the volunteers! Please talk to Sheryl to reserve a month.
WORDS TO INSPIRE
“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”
—Frances Ward Weller