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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey is a diverse group of spiritual seekers who welcome people willing to share ideas about their religious quest. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey exists to offer an open, tolerant, religious community to nurture spritual growth and to value diversity. For a complete version of our mission statement, see www.unitarianpetoskey.org/purpose.shtml.

Meeting Information
From November to May we meet at the Terrace Inn, Petoskey
We meet at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays; From November until May at the Terrace Inn. For January and February we meet for Soup and Discussion, and from June until November at the Oden Community Center. The Terrace Inn is in the Bayview section of Petoskey at 1549 Glendale, Petoskey, Michigan 49770. The telephone number is 800-530-9898.

Topics and locations are announced in the Thursday Petoskey News Review and by email during the week before the meeting. Email services@unitarianpetoskey.org for additional information. Also, in case of extreme inclement weather, call to see if there is a meeting cancellation message. To be added to our mailing list, contact Mark Kinney @ mark.kinney@utoledo.edu



April 6

Light of Ours ...Make this Church Shine for all to see. Presented by our Program Chair, April Myers. A warm up, kick-off for May Stewardship Month!

April 13

Our Annual Poetry Service, honoring National Poetry Month. This service is dedicated to John Alberts and his poetry. Several UUCOP members will read his poems. There will be time at the end of the service for an open-mike session (rather open-mouth, since we have no mike), where people can read their own poems.

April 20

Celebrating Earth Day - 'The Philosophy & Legacy of Aldo Leopold and how his Practices are Relevant Today' - Chris Shafer - Professor, Cooley Law School.


The Building Future Committee

The Building Future Committee is in exploratory talks with the folks at the Oden Community Center as to how that building could be a year round home for UUCOP.

May is Stewardship Month at UUCOP

Our goal is a pledge from every member and friend! Be thinking about what role UUCOP plays in your life and how you could financially pledge to support our activities. The board members have all pledged!

Each present board member has agreed to stand for election for another year or two. (see below)

Bylaws Committee Recommendation

A big thanks goes out to our Bylaws Committee, Kim Nowack, Pat Hartlep and Tom Beukema for their great work on bringing our bylaws up to the present. The big change that you will be asked to vote on at the Annual Meeting in June is how we elect our board. We will ask you to support two year, staggered terms for members with the president and vice-president elected in the even years and the secretary, treasure and program chair elected in odd years. This should allow experience always caring over. Ask us about it.

Board meetings

The next board meetings will be April 13, May 11, and June 8 after the services.
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Services Guide Available

The board has developed a Services Guide to assist leaders in creating their services. The guide is available at the following link. It includes a possible order of service, suggested readings for Chalice lighting, Chalice extinguishing, and much more.

There is also now a special Second Sunday Service Template for those who are helping lead those services.
2013/14 UUCOP Board members

Our newly elected officers for 2013-14 are from left to right, Betty Palm, treasurer, since replaced by Gary Nitz; Pan Godchaux, President; Kim Nowack, Vice President; Patricia Hartlep, Secretary; and April Myers, Program.

Our Adopt-A-Highway Project

M-119 from Orchard Road North to Division Road (north of Robinson, south of Cross Village) was chosen as our Adopt-a-Highway section of road.

Road cleaners with UU sign from April 2013 cleanup

We will have to view a safety video either on-line or on you-tube and we will have to get safety vests at the Emmet Co Rd Commission garage.

We may be able to use their parking lot since they don''t open that early, or there is parking on the street. A map to the location is at: Legs Inn Map.

Road Clean Up Dates

We had a successful year with this program and we will have a break now until next spring. A hearty thanks goes to all the volunteers that helped throughout the year. Due to our work, our section of road is free of trash and we all got some good exercise and had some fun social outings.

MDOT has set the pickup weeks for 2014 as follows:

We'll establish exact dates and times as we get closer to each pickup.

Joy and Care Program Committee

Since we formed the Pastoral Care Committee @ UUCoP, my task is to establish a Joy and Care Program to send out greeting cards or notes on birthdays, anniversaries or other significant occassons, including sympathy or get-well cards. In order to accomplish this, I need your help.

Send me the dates you would like remembered. I would appreciate being informed if one of our congregation is ill or hospitalized. Please help me with this task You can email me jcunningham1945@hotmail.com or catch me at Sunday service to give me your info. Thank you for your co-operation.
Judy Cunningham

Board meeting minutes

A general board meeting summary will be posted to the website beginning with the September board meeting. We will be taking special care to limit the names and other information which may be personal. These summaries will be available at: unitarianpetoskey.org/boardminutes.shtml.

If you are interested in copies of Board Meeting Minutes, please give your email to Patricia Hertlep, Secretary and she will send a copy of each month as they are approved the following month. We will also have a few copies printed and available @ a service if you don't have email service.

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Special Notice

*** Please note, we are now using Dadamail email software. If you would like to be added to the list, or believe you are not receiving announcements, or even just have questions, please email to mark.kinney@utoledo.edu
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Quick Links

2013 Annual report

Congregational History

Calendar of Services

Service Guide

Second Sunday Service Template


Board Meeting Minutes

Bylaws and
Operations Manual



Congregational Projects and Information

Adopt a Highway Project

Green Congregation Project

Partner Church

Past Program Resources

Contact Information

Pan Godchaux

Vice President
Kim Nowack

Patricia Hartlep

Gary Nitz

Program Co-Chair
April Myers aprilpmyers@hotmail.com

Program Co-Chair
Rebecca Smith rcsmithryt200@gmail.com

Website Developer
Mark Kinney mark.kinney@utoledo.edu

P.O. Box 873
Petoskey, MI 49770
Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of
Petoskey MI.
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