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UUFoM Congregational Survey (Ministerial Search)

The UUFoM Congregational Survey was sent via email to all members and friends on Sunday, June 17 at 11:00 am.  We sincerely hope you will all take the time to complete it as soon as possible. If you are not comfortable with completing it on your computer, or if you don’t have a computer, please see one of the search team members for a paper survey. This is your search and your input is very important to our Fellowship.  We want to hear your ideas, dreams and opinions.

If you experience any technical difficulties while completing the survey, please contact Wendy at office@uufom.org.

Fellowship Calendar & Room Reservation

The UUFoM Calendar is located on our website and is accessible to everyone.  You can connect to the calendar from the home page.  The link is located in the left side toolbar.  Two weeks of the calendar is posted on the right side of each webpage.

Do you need to reserve a room for a Fellowship meeting or event?  Please fill out the Reservation form to reserve a room and be placed on the calendar.   Forms are also available in the rack outside of the office.  If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Altmeier, Office Assistant.

Key Access

Re-keying the Fellowship has been scheduled for Monday, June 4.  

Our Sexton, Sandy Hay, will be available the following days/times to pick up new keys.  If you are unable to come during these times, please contact Sandy.

Tuesday, June 5 – 10am-12pm
Wednesday, June 6 – 10am-12pm, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 7 – 10am-12pm

2017-2018 Lifespan Religious Education Survey

The 2017-18 Religious Education Program year is now complete, and the Lifespan Religious Education Team is seeking feedback from those who participated in the program this past year (2017-18) as an adult volunteer or participant in adult or multigenerational programming, or as a parent of a child who participated in the children and youth program. We are also inviting teens to complete the survey if they wish. The team will use the responses to continue to improve the program. We need your responses by June 17 (Sunday).

The link to the evaluation can be found at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QF97WG

This evaluation is intended to look at the program as a whole (not any person in particular), and it will be conducted annually to assess the overall health of the program.

The evaluation takes only 5-10 minutes to complete, but if you are interrupted, you can return and complete the evaluation. TO DO SO, you need to click “SAVE” for the completed information to be saved, and then you can come back and finish the evaluation later, so long as it is done by the deadline (Sunday June 17). Names are encouraged, but optional. Please contact Heather Cleland-Host (Director of Religious Education), if there is more than one person in your household completing the evaluation (and only ONE computer, tablet, or comparable device) or if you cannot access SurveyMonkey and need a hard copy.

Your feedback is important to this effort and greatly appreciated!

Summer Sundays – AKA Summer Fun!

On June 17, the Religious Education Program move to the COOLEST place to be in the Fellowship: Lower Level Religious Education Wing

Extended Nursery care (through Kindergarten age) will be located downstairs in the Nursery Room LL101. Older children will be in the Youth Room LL104.

Summer Sundays is an informal multi-age volunteer program. Typically, two adult volunteers lead activities inside using our Summer Activity Box (labeled for the number of kids attending) or play on the playground. Occasionally, a volunteer leader teaches an improv class, or builds airplanes, or dances, depending on the leader’s passion. This is a great opportunity to explore fun themes with our young people!

Please contact Paula Bauer or Heather Cleland-Host, if you have questions or would like to volunteer!

Sign up to volunteer here!

Community Event – Moms Demand Action Event

June 2 is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange.  The Great Lakes Bay Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Group is extending an invitation to supporters to attend the Dow Diamond Loons Game on June 2 and asking for help to turn the center field lawn area orange!  They will be the community organization for the evening and will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch, having a live interview during the game, and a table regarding gun safety for homes on the concourse.

Covenant Groups are Opening Soon!

Would you like to strengthen your connections with others at UUFOM and enhance your participation in the Fellowship, while deepening your own spiritual life? Join a Covenant Group!

Watch for group descriptions and meeting times, with information on how to register, beginning next week.  Four or five groups are planned to begin meeting in June or July.

A Covenant Group consists of up to ten people who gather around an interest, affinity, or activity to meet regularly over time for spiritual growth, community building, and congregational participation.  Group members practice deep listening as they share what’s going on in their lives, getting to know each other and themselves.  Group meetings follow a specified format, and each group is led by a trained facilitator who also participates in an ongoing facilitators’ group.  Each group establishes covenants including ground rules for the group’s relationship and interaction, commitment to welcome new members to the group, and service to the Fellowship and the community.

Day Camp: Journey of Discovery

DAY CAMP: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Where kids can be themselves!
PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 4!
Discovery Camp is back! This time with full days!

When: Monday – Thursday, June 25-28 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland
Who: Children between the ages of 5 and 12. (Minimum twelve (12) campers)
Cost: $60 for three days (M-W) and $75 for four days (M-Th)
Extended care available until 5pm for $5/day.

Expenses are shared by the Fellowship and families. We have both volunteer and paid staff to keep costs low to each family. Discounts are available for families with multiple children. No child should be unable to participate due to finances. (Message Heather Cleland-Host for more information – this will be held in strict confidentiality).

THEME: We will be having four days of fun journeying from “port” to “port” on a grand adventure of self-discovery and community building, learning more about who we each are and what is important to ourselves and our community. We will start on the first day preparing for our journey and putting together our crew (team building). Subsequent days will be spent exploring various “ports” – like Port Legend or Port Courage. We will have fun activities like: building ships for our journey, creating traveling clothes (tie dye shirts), swabbing the decks (water fun), escaping from the Isle of Deception (Solving Puzzles), creative Expression through drama, drumming, & art, and plenty more!

NOTE: PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING DREHEATHER@UUFOM.ORG ASAP. We will not be holding the camp if we do not have at least 12 campers by June 4!

Discovery Camp Registration Form