Category Archives: Members

Ministerial Search Committee News

The Search Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected a ministerial candidate.  We have followed the advice we received near the beginning of this process to “fall in love” with the candidate.  We hope that you will, too! We are unable to give you more information now until some final details are attended to, but will fill in the blanks as soon as we are able.  In the meantime, we are making arrangements to introduce them to you.

Candidating Week will be April 28 to May 5. The candidate will present a sermon on each of the Sundays.  During the week there will be opportunities for you to meet the candidate and their spouse. We’ll be arranging meetings with committees and other groups within the Fellowship as well as “cottage meetings” in the homes of individual members.  If you would like to host one of these cottage meetings, please contact Maxine Guettler, at Guettler@chartermi.net.

After the service on May 5, we will excuse the candidate and vote on whether to call them.  We hope this will be the beginning of a joyous partnership as our Fellowship moves into the future.

From the Ministerial Search Committee:  Tom Bailey (Chair), Mary Johnson, Maxine Guettler, Chris Nakamura, Tim Wagner, Sasha King

Euchre/Game Night FUNdraiser

Friday, March 8 at 6:30pm (signup deadline is March 3).  

What’s your favorite game, and would you like to play it with UU friends? Both euchre and non-euchre players are welcome at our next Euchre/Game Night FUNdraiser, to be held on Friday, March 8 at 6:30 PM.  Sign yourself and your game-playing friends up soon.  Light snacks, drinks and dessert will be provided.  $10 per person–and for euchre players, make sure to bring quarters in case you get euchred!  Signup deadline is Sunday, March 3 for both game-players and childcare.  If you have any questions, contact Janelle Dombek or Michaele Malecki.

Your Leadership Journey (Rescheduled)

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States

Saturday, March 2, 1:00pm – 3:00pm in Room UL302
Presented by Sara Clavez, Shannon Sonoras and the Rev. Connie Grant. 

Please register here.

We will explore our experiences becoming leaders and learning how to exercise leadership, explore connections with our sense of the divine/ultimate, identify ways our faith has changed over time, and become familiar with the work of James Luther Adams, a 20th century Unitarian theologian.

In 2019, the Engagement Team plans to continue to offer monthly workshops based on the “Harvest the Power” program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association.  There are no prerequisites, no obligation to participate in all the workshops, and no cost to you for participating.

Ruth Ellis Center Donations

To the congregation – THANK YOU! Your generosity shined warm and bright during our most recent winter clothing and blanket collection for the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit. With your support, we were able to collect fifteen winter coats and six bags of winter clothing and blankets to deliver to homeless LGBTQ youth. We all know it’s been a cold winter, but hopefully your hearts are warm knowing we as a congregation were able to provide something to warm those in need.

Yours in gratitude,

Jacob Guettler

Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.) Team
LGBTQ Issues Contact Person
(jjgbirder@aol.com, 989-492-4414)

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Your Leadership Journey

Your Leadership Journey
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States

February 2, 9:30am – 11:30am in Room UL302
Presented by Sara Clavez, Shannon Sonoras and the Rev. Connie Grant.

We will explore our experiences becoming leaders and learning how to exercise leadership, explore connections with our sense of the divine/ultimate, identify ways our faith has changed over time, and become familiar with the work of James Luther Adams, a 20th century Unitarian theologian.

In 2019, the Engagement Team plans to continue to offer monthly workshops based on the “Harvest the Power” program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association.  There are no prerequisites, no obligation to participate in all the workshops, and no cost to you for participating.  We do ask that you preregister so we can have enough copies of the materials for all participants. Please click here to register.

“Harvest the Power” is a series of workshops designed to provide leadership skill development that goes hand-in-hand with faith development. Through discussion, art, play and introspection, the program helps lay leaders grow in spirit as they grow as leaders. “Harvest the Power” addresses the reality that today’s leaders operate at a time of rapid cultural change, both in and outside our congregations. Leaders need a broad range of skills, both technical and visionary. Whether you are new to congregational leadership or an experienced leader in our congregation, these workshops offer opportunities to enrich the skills you bring to your leadership and will raise awareness of how you and others experience leadership as part of your Unitarian Universalist faith journey.

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.