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.
Special events will be announced in the Thursday issue of the Petoskey News-Review. Times and location are printed in the weekly Harbor Springs Light church directory. Each upcoming service is announced by e-mail several days prior to the Sunday program. For more information on the group and its activities call 231-348-7995 or email email@example.com 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
JANUARY We start our two months of Soup and DiscussionThe next couple of Sundays Marla Houghteling will be signing up soup volunteers for January and February Sundays. While we don't have much snow we can always use a good hardy soup to warm us up. If you have a good hardy discussion you would like to facilitate please contact Pat Hartlep email@example.com
February 14: Happy Valentines Day
SOUP FOR THE UU BRAIN
- Social injustice, climate change, terrorism, hate crimes, prejudice . . .and . . .”the others”.
- Are these challenges dragging down your spirits?
- Can we consciously choose to play a role in our evolution and change the world?
- simple things infused into our lifestyle have neurological impact on ourselves and those around us.
- why these are effective and positive ways to change our neurology.
- how we can actively stimulate the evolution of our brain (no matter what our age).
Let’s discuss these ideas along with your own. We’ll close hopeful, positive, and energized with life’s amazing possibilities.Greta Jacobson will be conducting our discussion.
February 21 - "What Do You Want from the UUCOP?"We will discuss our plans, goals, interests, wishes for 2016.
Book Discussion Group
The UUCOP book discussion group meets quarterly. Our books range in topic from world religions, spirituality, ethics, psychology and similar topics mainly in the nonfiction category. We rotate the responsibility of “chairing” the discussions and we all vote on which books to read each quarter. Our discussions can get quite lively and we always have fun as we enhance our reading experience by hearing others viewpoints about the subject matter. Please consider joining us for an upcoming book discussion. If you would like to join the UUCOP book club emailing list please contact Tom Beukema at firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the plan is to attempt to reach consensus about the expected nature of future selections, I encourage flexibility until that consensus. As suggested by one or two of you, probably we can agree at this time that we should only consider non-fiction books.Happy reading, and I look forward to seeing all of you on the 13th, if not earlier.
The UUCOP Membership Book is now available for those who may wish to sign.
Follow this link to the group poem from the poetry service
Our Adopt-A-Highway Project
Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Our congregation has adopted a two mile section of M119 just south of Cross Village. We do three trash pickups a year and usually include a social event of lunch or dinner following each pickup. Since our section is so close to Cross Village, we use the Legs Inn parking lot as a meeting place to get organized for our pickups. Please consider helping us with the trash pickups. It’s great exercise along a beautiful stretch of road and we would enjoy your company as we help keep our roads clean. Please join us for the meal following the pickup even if you are unable to help with the pickup.The 2015 fall pickup periods are:
We are required to be aware of various safety rules related to the trash pickup and these can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_11041_14408---,00.htmlhttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDOT_Safety_Brochure_06_154017_7.pdf Please go to this site to view the safety video and browse through the other information available there if you are planning to help with the pickup.Weather Note: Occasional showers or light mist do not constitute a rain delay. Thunder, Lightning, & torrential downpours do. If in doubt, show up.
The Building Future CommitteeThe Building Future Committee is working hard investigating options in an effort to find a year round home for UUCOP.
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.
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.
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