Category Archives: What’s New

By-Laws Amendments Passed

The Special Congregation Meeting to consider amendments to the Fellowship by-laws on June 3 was well attended with forty members present and another fifteen represented by proxies. All proposed by-laws changes were adopted. In addition, language was added to clarify the meaning of members affirmed. “Members affirmed will have full membership privileges within the Fellowship and will not be identified other than as members in documents generally circulated within the Fellowship. Members affirmed will not be reported to the Unitarian Universalist Association for the purpose of determining “Fair Share” payment to the UUA or the number of delegates the Fellowship is entitled to send to Regional and General Assembly meetings.”

For a complete copy of the by-laws as amended, click this link.

Garden Update

The church garden has been adopted by the CUUPs group. The cinder blocks have been removed, herbs have been rehomed or used and the land has been tilled. The plan is to make ten raised garden boxes and have an herb garden in the center.

UUFoM Congregational Survey (Ministerial Search)

The UUFoM Congregational Survey was sent via email to all members and friends on Sunday, June 17 at 11:00 am.  We sincerely hope you will all take the time to complete it as soon as possible. If you are not comfortable with completing it on your computer, or if you don’t have a computer, please see one of the search team members for a paper survey. This is your search and your input is very important to our Fellowship.  We want to hear your ideas, dreams and opinions.

If you experience any technical difficulties while completing the survey, please contact Wendy at office@uufom.org.

Fellowship Calendar & Room Reservation

The UUFoM Calendar is located on our website and is accessible to everyone.  You can connect to the calendar from the home page.  The link is located in the left side toolbar.  Two weeks of the calendar is posted on the right side of each webpage.

Do you need to reserve a room for a Fellowship meeting or event?  Please fill out the Reservation form to reserve a room and be placed on the calendar.   Forms are also available in the rack outside of the office.  If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Altmeier, Office Assistant.

Key Access

Re-keying the Fellowship has been scheduled for Monday, June 4.  

Our Sexton, Sandy Hay, will be available the following days/times to pick up new keys.  If you are unable to come during these times, please contact Sandy.

Tuesday, June 5 – 10am-12pm
Wednesday, June 6 – 10am-12pm, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, June 7 – 10am-12pm

2017-2018 Lifespan Religious Education Survey

The 2017-18 Religious Education Program year is now complete, and the Lifespan Religious Education Team is seeking feedback from those who participated in the program this past year (2017-18) as an adult volunteer or participant in adult or multigenerational programming, or as a parent of a child who participated in the children and youth program. We are also inviting teens to complete the survey if they wish. The team will use the responses to continue to improve the program. We need your responses by June 17 (Sunday).

The link to the evaluation can be found at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QF97WG

This evaluation is intended to look at the program as a whole (not any person in particular), and it will be conducted annually to assess the overall health of the program.

The evaluation takes only 5-10 minutes to complete, but if you are interrupted, you can return and complete the evaluation. TO DO SO, you need to click “SAVE” for the completed information to be saved, and then you can come back and finish the evaluation later, so long as it is done by the deadline (Sunday June 17). Names are encouraged, but optional. Please contact Heather Cleland-Host (Director of Religious Education), if there is more than one person in your household completing the evaluation (and only ONE computer, tablet, or comparable device) or if you cannot access SurveyMonkey and need a hard copy.

Your feedback is important to this effort and greatly appreciated!

Summer Sundays – AKA Summer Fun!

On June 17, the Religious Education Program move to the COOLEST place to be in the Fellowship: Lower Level Religious Education Wing

Extended Nursery care (through Kindergarten age) will be located downstairs in the Nursery Room LL101. Older children will be in the Youth Room LL104.

Summer Sundays is an informal multi-age volunteer program. Typically, two adult volunteers lead activities inside using our Summer Activity Box (labeled for the number of kids attending) or play on the playground. Occasionally, a volunteer leader teaches an improv class, or builds airplanes, or dances, depending on the leader’s passion. This is a great opportunity to explore fun themes with our young people!

Please contact Paula Bauer or Heather Cleland-Host, if you have questions or would like to volunteer!

Sign up to volunteer here!