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November 27, 2017


Gene Dorn Memorial Service 

 Sunday, December 3.

Visitation at 1 pm 

Service at 2 pm

Food in Nelson Hall following the service

Seeking Volunteers to help set-up and clean-up of a delivered meal.

Please contact Ruth Straw if you can help!!


Come learn about Navigator Scouts!
Saturday, December 9 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint2474 S Ballenger Hwy, Flint 

Children of all ages are invited to explore what Navigator Scouts is and get in on the formation


of this exciting new group. Activities will include outdoor skills, interactive STEM projects, crafts, community service, and more!
Navigators USA is an all gender, secular scouting movement that welcomes all people- children and adults- no matter what gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious, or lack of religious belief. We believe the greatest challenge for the future of our planet is to learn how to get along with people different than ourselves.


Holiday Craft Bazaar at UUCF!
2nd Sunday, December 10th following the 10:30 church service

Crafters Needed:  

No table fee, 15% of total sales donated to UUCF

Customers Needed:  

Buy local, support local artists this holiday season

Past bazaars have included:

 baked goods, jewelry, calendars, knit wear, body products, ceramics

For information contact Terri Cross at or 810-347-9329

Pass this on to crafters you may know!



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!


       Jennifer Howard

      Chair, Operations Committee



Search Committee Update - 11.27.17


The Congregational Survey is completed and results are being examined and prepared for discussion with the congregation. There will be opportunities to meet and review the results during coffee hour and in regional meeting locations.   Dates and more details coming soon. IF you would like to host a discussion, have a great idea for a location to hold a discussion, or have other questions, please contact Pam Folts who is organizing this next step.


The Congregational Record, a snapshot of our congregation and expectations for a new minister, is completed and being reviewed by our regional consultant, Rev. Lynn Kerr. The Search Committee continues to work on preparation of the digital packet, that will provide potential candidates a more in-depth overview of the greater Flint community, and the congregation.

If you have questions or suggestions for the committee, please contact Zoe Starkweather, chair, Search Committee.



Planters Project



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.


Jennifer Howard

Chair, Operations Committee






Canvass 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 John Straw








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)

Thank you,
Ruth Straw






Communications Team needs you! 


Are you Tech savvy? Good with words, social media or just want to learn how you can help us get the word out about UUCF and what we do? Joining our Communications team. From Social media, podcasts, the web page and this very news letter their is lots to do and many hands make for light work. Join us! Contact Mike Rust if you are interested. 


Family Promise of Genesee County:  Working to End Homelessness ONE Family at a Time


UUCF has fulfilled a commitment to Homeless families by providing dinner and overnight hosts to Court Street United Methodist Church Mondays and Fridays 4 times each year since Family Promise was started here in Genesee in March 2014.  So far, 37 families (43 adults and 84 children) have graduated (moved into a home or apartment plus found new or improved employment) with the help from Family Promise of Genesee County which is made up of 15 Host Churches + 15 Support Churches involving 1500 volunteers serving up to 14 people each day.

UUCF members who provided dinner in 2017 included:                                                            Wendy Hargraves and children(2X)
Ron Krueger                                                                                                                        Sandra Murphy(2X)                                                                                                              John Helsom and Rayna Bick
Sue Owen-Kinsey (2X)
Harold Ford
John and Ruth Straw (2X)

And serving as overnight hosts:
Gloria Eby-Buck(3X)                                                                                                       John Loeding (3X)                                                                                                               DahnaLoeding                                                                                                                      Ron Krueger 
Mary Rose Karl
Ann DeLana-Anderson
Edie Robbins (2X)

Our dates to help in 2018 are Mondays and Fridays:                                                                February 19 and 23,
May 14 and 19                                                                                                                     August 13 and 17                                                                                                                                              November 12 and 16

If interested in joining this rewarding and needed group of volunteers, contact:                                       John Straw ( or 810-953-1137)


PS:  I would like to extend an extra special invitation for you to attend December 10th for the worship service which will be led by Lindsey Moore, Director of Family Promise of Genesee County to learn more about the work of this amazing Non-profit organization.  Lindsey is an excellent speaker.  The 2nd Sunday second collection for December will be taken for Family Promise of Genesee County that day.  Also consider attending the “Winter Wonderland Gala” an evening of celebration and inspiration with Dinner and Dancing at Genesys Banquet Center.  This is Family Promise’s major annual fundraising event.


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