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.
From May to November we meet at the Oden Community Center
December 8th: Hebrew Scripture Story 'The Binding of Issac'Pat Hartlep is leading us in this service. Also .. HEADS UP! There will be two collection baskets this Sunday ....one for UUCOP, the other for our 4th quarter donation to the Red Cross (which will be matched from our church funds). And, don't forget your 'Guest at Your Table' envelopes. This Sunday and next are the last chances to turn them in
December 15th: Annual Winter SolsticeLucy Hartlove and others will present this service.
Board meetingThe next board meeting will be December 8th after the service.
Guest at your Table
Reminder: Turn in your donation envelopes for the UUSC Guest at Your Table to Mary Johnson, Ken Allen, or Judy Clock. Extra envelopes will be available at the December Sunday services, with December 15th being the final collection day. If you would like more information about the work of the UUSC, consult the website: www.uusc.org or if you have questions about our congregation's collection process, contact Mary Johnson, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregational retreatThe congregational retreat originally scheduled for September 15th is being postponed until January.
Book Discussion: November 24th
At 2 p.m. on November 24th, the book discussion group will meet at Marla and Norm's (2550 Welsheimer Rd., Harbor Springs) to discuss The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans De Waal. Tom Beukema will moderate the November discussion.The book for the March 2014 discussion is Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.
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.
Our newly elected officers for 2013-14 are from left to right, Betty Palm, treasurer; 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.
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.Thank you!
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 email@example.com or catch me at Sunday service to give me your info. Thank you for your co-operation.
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.Back to Top
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