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Upcoming Events at UUFoM

Winter Break Sundays – Call for Volunteers!

The Lifespan Religious Education Team is looking for volunteers to lead activities for children on December 23 and December 30.  Craft and activities will be provided and all children will be in the same room for fun activities after story time in the service.  Nursery care will also be provided. Contact Heather Cleland-Host if you will be here over the holidays and are available to help.

Youth Group Fundraiser: Saving Amazon Rain Forest

Bake sale and fun activities

December 16 after the service

The youth group invites you to celebrate after the winter pageant service.  The youth will be bringing food and activities for during the coffee hour, and they invite congregants to also bring holiday treats to share and take home.  Bring plates of snowflake cookies or elvish brownies or perhaps holiday bread.  (Plates should be disposable and covered with plastic as they will go home with others.  Ziplock bags of cookies or brownies also work).  The youth will be collecting donations toward helping protect the animals and ecosystem of the Amazon Rainforest.

Youth Winter Pageant Rehearsals Begin!

Calling all children and volunteers! Time to sign up!

The Youth Group has chosen to tell the story of “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park for this year’s winter pageant.  “A Single Shard” is the story of a boy who wants to be a potter and who goes on a journey to deliver the vases of the master potter he serves to the king in order to win a royal commission to make vases for the king.  Children, youth, and volunteers are invited to sign up with Heather Cleland-Host,  DREHeather@uufom.org.   The schedule for rehearsals and the service are as follows:

December 2     Holiday Stations (during Sunday Religious Education)                                  Pageant Rehearsal 12:00pm – 2:00pm
December 9     Pageant Rehearsal (during service)
Pageant Rehearsal 12:00pm – 2:00pm
December 16   PAGEANT DAY!  9:00am arrival

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.

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.

Children’s Religious Education

We are currently in our first block, “Starting the Journey,” and in mid-October we will begin “Community Values.”  We now have two Children’s Circles: a Junior class for pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grades and a Senior class for 3rd through 5th grades.  Our Secondary class spans 6th through 10th grades.

Junior Children’s Circle is using lessons from the Tapestry of Faith program Wonderful Welcome for most of September and October:

9/30 The Gift of Forgiveness (Starting the Journey)
10/7 The Gift of Kindness (Starting the Journey)
10/14 The Gift of Friends (Community Values)
10/21 The Gift of Love (Community Values)
10/28 Multigenerational Service

Senior Children’s Circle is using lessons mostly from the Tapestry of Faith program Love Connects Us for September and October:

9/30 Welcoming Superman (Starting the Journey)
10/7 Kindness is the Key (Starting the Journey)
10/14 Get together more (Community Values)
10/21 Love is the Spirit of this Church (Community Values)
10/28 Multigenerational Service

Secondary Lodestone Class (6th -10th) is using Lodestone lessons on Money.  They will be looking at how we manage our money and the value we place on things based on how we earn and use it.