At long last, excavation work for the parking lot project has begun! The project will extend through early October, after which we should have a smooth paved surface with fresh yellow lining, plus a total of six handicap spaces.
While the project is underway, we ask that everyone obey all signs and safety barricades, and beware of trucks and heavy equipment. Make sure to especially monitor any children who may visit the area.
The project work will occur only on weekdays. We may end up parking on a gravel lot for several Sundays, but the work activity shouldn’t require cancellation of any church business.
Here’s what to expect:
- In mid-August two new rainwater catch basins will be installed in front of the Fellowship, with a 6-foot deep ditch dug to install a pipe connecting them. This phase will require blocking off much of the area in front of the Fellowship building.
- Additional activity will occur sometime in August or September, when a paver crew becomes available to grind the old asphalt layer on the entire parking lot.
- Final paving will be done over three days in late September or early October. During these weekdays the entire parking lot will be closed, but the driveway will not be affected so we’ll ask patrons to park on the grass adjacent to it.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Wagner or Roy Wedge.
Do you enjoy listening to Public Radio, specifically Delta Public Radio and CMU Public Radio?
- This is your opportunity to support our Fellowship as well as Public Radio by making a contribution through our annual “Bundling” program.
- You write a contribution check to either or both stations, then we send the checks to the radio stations.
- In return Delta and CMU Public Radio stations advertise the Fellowship on air.
- It’s a win/win opportunity as you’re supporting both the Fellowship and our community radio programs!
Please give checks to Linda Rector by August 20.
Sunday, September 9 at 10:30am
“UUFoM & You”
Saturday, August 25
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
How do people of diverse beliefs become part of one congregation? “UUFOM and You,” led by Rev. Connie Grant and representatives of the Welcome and Engagement Teams will be held on Saturday, August 25, 9AM – 12PM.
If you think you may have found a spiritual home at UUFOM and are ready to consider becoming a member, or if you are already a member and want to know more, please come!
The Board will meet Tuesday, July 24 at the Fellowship. The agenda will include:
- Adoption of a proposed budget to serve as the basis for the Annual Stewardship Campaign;
- Interim Ministry Assessment;
- Changes to the Governance and Management sections of the Policy Handbook to assure consistency with By-laws changes.
The Board Meeting is open to all Members. If you have an agenda item, please inform Sara Clavez before July 17, 2018.
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
May 20 after the service
This will be our last Soup and Sources event of the year, so we are doing something a little special and holding it after the service. We will have a soup contest, pizza, and fun activities exploring how we draw on different Sources including nature for our health and peace of mind. As a special treat, we will be combining the regular CUUPS meeting with this event. We will have a presentation by CUUPS members who will be sharing how Nature is a part of their spirituality. Fun activities will follow for children and adults alike. Contact Heather Cleland-Host for more information.
WHAT: A dinner and puzzle night for multigenerational teams.
WHO: Children and Adults who sign up will be matched to form teams.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Fill out a sign-up card introducing yourself, including a hint by which your partner will know you. It could be something obvious like that you will be wearing a hat, or you will skip into the Fellowship when you arrive, or something that requires conversation like that you like turtles and have rescued snappers.
- Shortly after arriving, you will be given another person’s introduction and hint, and you will be tasked with finding your partner.
- Everyone will share their meal and get to know each other.
After dinner, each team will solve a series of puzzle challenges. Everyone needs to complete their challenge so that all the attendees can open the treasure. (Puzzles and challenges will be scaled to the age of the younger partner).