DINNER FOR EIGHT
Are you interested in getting to know church friends a little better while sharing wonderful food? “Dinner for Eight” is a fun, relaxing opportunity to connect with each other. The dinners will be held four times during the year at a mutually-agreed time with each person/couple hosting once. Everyone in the group of eight contributes to the meal, with the host providing the main dish. Couples or individuals are welcome to participate, and if your home is small, dinners can be held at a more convenient place. If you would like to participate, please sign up on the Connection Card in Sunday's bulletin by this Sunday, September 22
. If you have questions, contact Janel Horrocks-Boehmer (517-449-7345 or email@example.com
) or Kim Gilbert (616-836-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOURTH SUNDAY EAT OUT GROUP
The Fourth Sunday Eat Out Group will meet Sunday, September 22 at 12:45 p.m.
at Buddies (3048 E. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing -- at the corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Rd., in the Carriage Hills Shopping Center). To make a reservation, contact Joyce Smith (517-339-0620) by September 19
GOD'S WORK/OUR HANDS -- SEEKING VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS
UUMC has been invited to join with University Lutheran Church and the Islamic Center of East Lansing to participate in a dry food packaging project called "God’s Work/Our Hands." Our goal is to package 10,000+ meals, a portion of which will be donated to the MSU Student Food Bank. This packaging project will be held Sunday, September 22 at 1:30 p.m.
at University Lutheran Church. Our participation at UUMC includes a $1000 donation for supplies and 30-35 volunteers. Please consider a financial contribution or volunteering on the day of the event (we still need more people to help with packaging!). Children in kindergarten and older are welcome to come. Childcare will also be available. To volunteer, contact Bob Ulrich (517-862-1515 or email@example.com
). To make a financial contribution, make checks payable to "God's Work/Our Hands" and place in the offering plate.
Women's Fellowship will meet for lunch on Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m.
at Coral Gables Restaurant (2838 E. Grand River, East Lansing). For reservations, please contact Libby Cloud (517-641-4296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UUMC MEN'S DINNER
The UUMC Men will meet for their monthly dinner and program on Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Koinonia Room. This month's speaker is Andy Kilpatrick, Lansing City Planner. The cost is $10, which includes a donation to the Mobility Cart Program. Women are welcome. For more information, contact Jim Pocock (517-333-8380).
SPECIAL QUILT EVENTS
UUMC has a quilting group that has been making quilts for homeless individuals for many years. We will have a "Blessing of the Quilts" for the quilts that have made over the past few months during our 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, September 29
. Then, on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
, we will be holding a special Mission Quilt Project for everyone at UUMC to support this ministry. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary! Mark your calendars and plan to join us.
PAINTING THE STARS
Join us beginning Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Bethune Room for Painting the Stars
, a progressive DVD study from “Living the Questions.” Rev. William Bills will lead this seven-session study exploring the relationship between science, evolution, and religion. Please sign up in the Gathering Space or on the Connection Card in Sunday's bulletin. All are welcome to join us!
WOMEN'S EVENING CIRCLE
The Women's Wednesday Evening Circle will meet next on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:15 p.m.
We will be discussing Chapter 3, "Sky", of Grounded
by Diana Butler Bass. This chapter discusses the creation of the universe. Bring a tea bag and a desire to relax and enjoy each other's company. Reading the chapter ahead of time is optional.
TOWN HALL MEETING
Everyone is invited to a town hall meeting being held on Sunday, October 6 at 12:00 noon
in the Sanctuary. The Policy Governance Board has met with our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Jerome Devine, and would like to share with us their findings regarding possible disaffiliation from the denomination and what to expect at the 2020 annual conference.
SECOND TUESDAY BOOK GROUP
The Second Tuesday Book Group will have their next meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m.
We will be discussing The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown. Please come for the lively conversation whether you have a chance to read the book or not. All are welcome!
Did you know that the CROP Hunger Walk is celebrating its 50th anniversary? Fifty years of ministry dedicated to raising funds to alleviate hunger and poverty across our communities, nation, and globe. We invite you to participate as a member of the UUMC team in this year’s Greater Lansing CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 13
. Walk, run, or rock (in rocking chairs) with fellow UUMC members and solicit donations to aid several Lansing-area organizations as well as global efforts. Interested? Stop by the CROP Walk table this Sunday for registration materials. You may also register or donate online at www.crophungerwalk.org/lansingmi
and click on "REGISTER "(our team is University UMC) or "DONATE." Donation envelopes will also be available at the CROP Walk table on Sunday mornings.
MSU CONCESSIONS HELP NEEDED
Please consider joining other UUMC members and friends in staffing a MSU home football concession stand for one or more games this fall. We need 14 people (ages 14 or older) to work from two hours before the scheduled kickoff until at least the start of the fourth quarter (and preferably until an hour after close of game). No experience is necessary. Proceeds (approximately 10% of net sales) support UUMC Youth Camp Scholarships and the UUMC softball team.
The game schedule for this fall is: Saturday, September 28
, 3:30 p.m. (Indiana); Saturday, October 26
, TBA (Penn State); Saturday, November 9
, TBA (Illinois); Saturday, November 30
, TBA (Maryland).
If you THINK you might be able to help, please click here
to complete the online authorization for a background check. There will be sign-up sheets available on Sunday mornings in the Garden Lounge area next to the Connection Center. Questions: Contact Chris Blank (517-974-1952 or email@example.com
) or Karen Marvin (517-622-5008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SNACK SHOP
Help raise funds for worldwide missions by serving as a friendly church greeter and sales person at the parking lot snack shop on MSU game days. (See above announcement for dates.)
Work 2 - 4 hours selling bottled water, cookies, chips, scarves, hats, mittens, and BBQ aprons. Please sign up on the Connection Card in Sunday's bulletin or contact Liz Doyle (517-347-5553).
Once again, we will be collecting calendars (for 2020) and unused cards/wrapping paper. No need to purchase new, but bring the ones you get in the mail and do not need. The cards and wrapping paper will be given to local nursing homes to use for patients to recognize a birthday or special event. The calendars will be given to public health nurses in Ingham County for their clients to help in organizing their schedules. These are practical items that bring smiles and art to persons who have little. Place your donations on the bottom shelf of the church mailboxes in the marked holder. This is small project, but it makes a difference for many people right here in our community. Thank you for participating. If you have questions, contact Debby Starnes (517-230-8753).