Category Archives: Members

Empty Ink Cartridge Collection

The UUFOM can receive $1.00 each for recyclable empty ink cartridges. Not all cartridge types are eligible, but please bring to the Fellowship any empty cartridges you have and they will be turned in, with a credit then being issued to the UUFOM for eligible cartridges. Ineligible cartridges will be properly disposed of. This is an on-going collection effort that in the past was facilitated by RG Converse. Please bring in empty cartridges and deposit them in the labeled collection bin in the UUFoM Donation Center outside the sanctuary. If you are allowed to collect empty ink cartridges from your workplace this can greatly increase our return.

Calling All Poets

Do you write poetry? How does your spirituality impact your work? How does the practice influence your spirituality?  If you write poetry that you would like to share and reflect on in a service featuring a potpourri of UUFoM’s poets on December 30, please contact Sarah Nuss-Warren at nusswarr@gmail.com or Amy Rogers at rogersamymarie@gmail.com. If you have a favorite local poet who might like to share with us, please contact us, too. We are hoping to hear many different voices at this service.

Toys for Tots Drop Off Location

Toys for Tots Drop Off Location


US Marine Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new and unwrapped toys each year to distribute as Christmas gifts to children and youth ages 0-17 in the community.  Midland is hosting a Toys for Tots drive and the Fellowship is a drop off location.  Please bring in your NEW and UNWRAPPED gift in the Toys for Tots box located in the lobby area before December 10.  Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food.  If donated, such items will not be distributed.Distribution will be held on December 15 between 9:00am and 9:00pm at 1406 E. Pine Street, Midland There are no income requirements but you must be a resident of Midland County.   You will need your drivers license, proof of residency, and birth certificate(s) for all children and youth participating.

Contact Wendy at office@uufom if you have an questions!

November Board Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm at UUFoM

Board meetings are open to any member who wishes to attend. The agenda includes the monthly financial report, approval of the Annual Meeting minutes, and follow-up on suggestions made at the Annual Meeting.

The Board will also review a ministry monitoring report on how we empower members, friends, and the surrounding community to think freely, live ethically, and grow spiritually through lifelong learning, as we explore our values, live the principles of Unitarian Universalism, and search for truth and meaning.

December Parents’ Circle: Third Annual Parents’ Holiday Break

Saturday, December 1
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Free Lunch & Childcare
Calling all parents and caregivers! We are once again holding a parents’ break on the first Saturday in December!  Come, get refreshed in preparation for the holidays (and maybe get some early shopping done)!  From 12:00 to 1:00pm, parents (and caregivers) will enjoy a catered adult lunch together at the Fellowship (while kids eat separately)!  Afterwards, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, you will have the option of free childcare on-site while you go shopping or go on siesta with your partner or a friend or maybe see a movie!  Three hours will be entirely yours!

Childcare will be provided at the Fellowship and will include lunch and games.  We will have at least two adults supervising and plenty of teens assisting in making this as fun for the kids as for their parents.  Please sign up ASAP with Heather Cleland-Host or at the Fellowship, so we know how many providers to have on-site.

 

2018 Unsung Hero

This year’s unsung hero has gone above and beyond many times in the last few years.  This person jumped into committee work very soon after becoming a member. And soon after that accepted the chair responsibility for a committee that includes several hard workers but seldom, maybe never, meets. This person herded those cats very graciously and together they have spent many hours improve things around the Fellowship.  Meanwhile, our Unsung Hero equally graciously, fielded complaints about what was still undone or maybe was not done exactly the way someone wished.   When this person took that position, they probably couldn’t imagine they would be chair for 6 years and that their term would culminate in a  HUGE project.  This project started in 2016 when it was approved by the congregation.  The project involved research and design, organizing and conducting a capitol campaign to raise money for the project, navigating city bureaucracy, and persevering through seemingly insurmountable road blocks. This year our unsung hero is no longer committee chair. He has been serving on the search committee while continuing to lead the parking lot project including tearing out trees and other landscaping tasks to be ready for the drainage excavators.

Tim Wagner is our 2018 Unsung Hero.  We would like to thank Tim for his energy and perseverance through the many difficulties along the way to a parking lot that will not send our members to the hospital in the winter and for his unfailing grace under pressure.