Update on Rev Soto
She will undergo occupational and physical therapy, daily dressing changes and will have a home health nurse regularly. Any cards can be sent to the church and will be forwarded to her.
Canceled Art Fair
It is with deep regret that we inform you the Art Fair has been canceled due to lack of community participation and extenuating personal circumstances of my own. If you have registered and paid for a table please contact Cheryl for a full refund.
Parking Lot Project
You can’t have missed the beautified parking lots! The purchase of supplies and the labor were performed by Steve Slater, Gabe and Jack Rockafellow! They used forty-two, five-gallon cans of Seal Blast! Steve worked thirty-eight hours (yes, 38) on this volunteer project! Gabe and Jack labored faithfully alongside him. This was heavy and dirty work. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!
Three years ago, Yeager Asphalt submitted a bid of $4,000 for this work. Steve spent $2,000. We saved money – always a good thing!
Chair, Operations Committee
The leaves are falling and the turkeys are calling.
Yes it's that time of year again.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
This delightful event like every year is a potluck so the church supplies the turkey and the potatoes and gravy and you the wonderful guests supply the delicious side. So please sign up and let us know what delectable dish you are bringing as well as how many guests will join you. Because we are a welcoming community and it is only right to reach out to the community.
The event will be from 1:30 to 5:00 pm on thanksgiving day . A blessing of the food will kick off the meal.
Please also sign up to help set up or clean up because without the help of volunteers the church events are not possible.
Gobble till you wobble.
Call your members of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to pass the bipartisan Alexander-Murray legislation as quickly as possible
What's in the bipartisan Alexander-Murray bill?
As a bill that represents a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the Alexander-Murray bill would accomplish two important things that reverse the Trump Administration's sabotage of the Affordable Care Act.
The Alexander-Murray bill will:
* Restore cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) to insurance companies to lower deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income people.
* Restore more than $200 million for outreach and in-person funding to support enrollment in the marketplaces.
Given the bipartisan nature of the bill, the bill also includes compromises. However, without this legislation, premiums will continue to rise, pricing millions out of coverage. Today's CBO report finding that the bill would provide deficit savings and maintain coverage for the American people only reinforces the importance of passing this bill.
For more details go to FamiliesUSA.org.
Sunday, November 5
Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 4th
Take a look at the two indoor planters! (One planter is located beside the stairs to Nelson Hall. The other planter is located in Nelson Hall beside the path to the restrooms.) Rayna Bick thought about this, purchased and planted new plants in both planters. Beautiful, eh? Thanks you, Rayna.
Chair, Operations Committee
The Congregational Survey is Here!
One element of the search for a settled minister is conducting a survey of the congregation to find out what YOU are looking for in a minister, in a community, in a congregation. The Search Committee has been working with the Membership Committee, the Board and Worship Committee to develop a set of questions that will help all of us move forward in shaping a UUCF experience that meets your needs and aspirations for our community.
The survey is online. The link is below.
Please take time to answer the questions and hit the submit button. The survey is designed to work on a computer, tablet or phone.
If you do not have internet access, we will mail you a paper survey and a self-addressed, postage paid envelope. If you need a paper survey, or have questions regarding the online survey contact Zoe Starkweather, 248-245-5276 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Zoe Starkweather, Chair, UUCF Search Committee
We need to form a Canvass Committee during the month of November. Our first job will be to brainstorm a theme and make plans for the Canvass to start in January. If you are willing to be a part of this important Committee, contact John Straw. 810-953-1137 or email@example.com John Straw
The Book Sale Is Coming!
November 2- 4
Thursday and Friday 9 - 5
With Fall approaching, it is time to go through your book, CD, and DVD collections. Please box up the books, CDs, and DVDs that you are ready to part with.
Book, CD, and DVD donations will be gratefully be accepted on the following dates and times:
Oct 29 Sunday After church until 2 PM
Oct 30 Monday 5-8 PM
Oct 31 Tuesday 5-8 PM
Nov 1 Wednesday 5-8 PM
If you need help getting your donations to church, please contact Cathy or Dave Frazee 810 664 1108
We would love to have your help setting up the sale or working during the sale (or both if you have time!) Even working for two hours really helps. Remember, you get first pick when you work the drop off evenings. We will be signing up volunteers most Sundays or you can call (810 664 1108) or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holiday Season is fast approaching. As in years past, we will be honoring our staff with a monetary gift from the congregation. Please make your checks payable to "Ruth Straw" with a memo of "Staff Gifts". I will be collecting your donations beginning Sunday, November 26th through Sunday, December 17th. Checks can also be sent to Ruth at 6580 Kings Pointe Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439. These are gifts and as such are not tax deductible.
Our staff this year includes:
Rev Theresa Soto (Minister)
Cheryl Craig (Church Administrator)
Erin Rockafellow (Director of Faith Development)
Kim Streby (Music Director)
Laura McInnis (Custodian& Childcare)
Keisha Hill (Childcare)
Thoughts on DACA
President Trump just rescinded DACA. Nearly 800,00 young people now face possible deportation from the only country they have ever called home.
They are loyal Americans in every way but one. They hold American values. They are industrious and hard working. They are talented and bright. In fact, they are the brightest of the bright who are attending college. They are the future of a prosperous America. They will be providing the brain power to keep our country strong. They are the future engineers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and workforce which will make America Great.
We are at point where the workforce is shrinking and as the baby-boomers leave the workforce there will be a bigger need to shore up the Social Security program and Medicare.
The DACA program will ensure that we have an adequate workforce and a stronger Social Security System.
It is a win-win for everyone. Grant them citizenship. It is pure folly not to!
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