Category Archives: Fellowship Office Information

Winter Break Sundays – Call for Volunteers!

The Lifespan Religious Education Team is looking for volunteers to lead activities for children on December 23 and December 30.  Craft and activities will be provided and all children will be in the same room for fun activities after story time in the service.  Nursery care will also be provided. Contact Heather Cleland-Host if you will be here over the holidays and are available to help.

Youth Group Fundraiser: Saving Amazon Rain Forest

Bake sale and fun activities

December 16 after the service

The youth group invites you to celebrate after the winter pageant service.  The youth will be bringing food and activities for during the coffee hour, and they invite congregants to also bring holiday treats to share and take home.  Bring plates of snowflake cookies or elvish brownies or perhaps holiday bread.  (Plates should be disposable and covered with plastic as they will go home with others.  Ziplock bags of cookies or brownies also work).  The youth will be collecting donations toward helping protect the animals and ecosystem of the Amazon Rainforest.

Youth Winter Pageant Rehearsals Begin!

Calling all children and volunteers! Time to sign up!

The Youth Group has chosen to tell the story of “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park for this year’s winter pageant.  “A Single Shard” is the story of a boy who wants to be a potter and who goes on a journey to deliver the vases of the master potter he serves to the king in order to win a royal commission to make vases for the king.  Children, youth, and volunteers are invited to sign up with Heather Cleland-Host,   The schedule for rehearsals and the service are as follows:

December 2     Holiday Stations (during Sunday Religious Education)                                  Pageant Rehearsal 12:00pm – 2:00pm
December 9     Pageant Rehearsal (during service)
Pageant Rehearsal 12:00pm – 2:00pm
December 16   PAGEANT DAY!  9:00am arrival

Empty Ink Cartridge Collection

The UUFOM can receive $1.00 each for recyclable empty ink cartridges. Not all cartridge types are eligible, but please bring to the Fellowship any empty cartridges you have and they will be turned in, with a credit then being issued to the UUFOM for eligible cartridges. Ineligible cartridges will be properly disposed of. This is an on-going collection effort that in the past was facilitated by RG Converse. Please bring in empty cartridges and deposit them in the labeled collection bin in the UUFoM Donation Center outside the sanctuary. If you are allowed to collect empty ink cartridges from your workplace this can greatly increase our return.

November Board Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm at UUFoM

Board meetings are open to any member who wishes to attend. The agenda includes the monthly financial report, approval of the Annual Meeting minutes, and follow-up on suggestions made at the Annual Meeting.

The Board will also review a ministry monitoring report on how we empower members, friends, and the surrounding community to think freely, live ethically, and grow spiritually through lifelong learning, as we explore our values, live the principles of Unitarian Universalism, and search for truth and meaning.

December Parents’ Circle: Third Annual Parents’ Holiday Break

Saturday, December 1
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Free Lunch & Childcare
Calling all parents and caregivers! We are once again holding a parents’ break on the first Saturday in December!  Come, get refreshed in preparation for the holidays (and maybe get some early shopping done)!  From 12:00 to 1:00pm, parents (and caregivers) will enjoy a catered adult lunch together at the Fellowship (while kids eat separately)!  Afterwards, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, you will have the option of free childcare on-site while you go shopping or go on siesta with your partner or a friend or maybe see a movie!  Three hours will be entirely yours!

Childcare will be provided at the Fellowship and will include lunch and games.  We will have at least two adults supervising and plenty of teens assisting in making this as fun for the kids as for their parents.  Please sign up ASAP with Heather Cleland-Host or at the Fellowship, so we know how many providers to have on-site.


Ministerial Search Committee Update

This month, our team is working to finalize the documents we will be submitting to the UUA. Beginning in December, they will posted for review by ministerial candidates.

We want to thank you for helping us by taking part in the Beyond Categorical Thinking service and workshop and sharing your experience with those who were unable to be there.  Also, we thank you for sending us your photos for inclusion in our packet.

From Tom Bailey

UUFoM Endorses Prop 2

The following was approved by vote of the congregation at our Annual Meeting on October 28:

Statement of Advocacy – Proposal 2: Voters Not Politicians

Whereas Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm and promote use of the democratic process; and
Whereas the current system of drawing election district allows the majority party in the state legislature to manipulate district lines to unfairly advantage their party; and
Whereas several members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship are actively working on the campaign to pass Proposal 2: Voters Not Politicians;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland endorses passage of Proposal 2 and will make this support publicly known.

This is the list we will be adding our UUFoM name to.