|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.|
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Rogers at email@example.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.
The Sharing tree is up and red tags are still available! The red tags represent ongoing needs through gift cards and donations. They can be purchased on the online store. Red tag purchases made on cyber Monday will be matched! Thank you for your generosity! Please wrap and return gifts by December 2.
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Free Lunch & Childcare
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.
Congratulations to UUFoM!! We reached our 2019 Pledge Campaign Goal of $170,000. This allows us to meet our budget and make our Fellowship even stronger. If you have not yet submitted your pledge form, we still hope to hear from you!
Thank you everyone.
Judy Donahue, Co-chair UUFoM 2019 Pledge Campaign
This month, our team is working to finalize the documents we will be submitting to the UUA. Beginning in December, they will posted for review by ministerial candidates.
We want to thank you for helping us by taking part in the Beyond Categorical Thinking service and workshop and sharing your experience with those who were unable to be there. Also, we thank you for sending us your photos for inclusion in our packet.
From Tom Bailey