06-04-16

  1. Happy LBGT Pride Month – June 2016!! Please check out this website about LBGT Pride Month:   https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/31/presidential-proclamation-lgbt-pride-month-2016.  In her recent email to us Pastor Michelle shared this about this Sunday’s Service: “I hope this email finds you well.  I am excited to see those of you who are able to attend this Sunday for our eat & meet lunch and service.  We will reflect upon the LGBT movement in honor of LGBT Pride Month and continue to consider our theme of family as we discuss how far we have come concerning LGBT families and how far we have to go.”
  2. Reminder that Spirituality Group is the 2nd Friday of each month at the church at 7:00pm. This coming Friday on 6-10-16 we will be hosting Will Moreau Goins.  Please see his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/will.phd?fref=ts and this website for more information about him:  http://www.naotw.biz/directory/native-american-arts/performing/storytelling/dr-will-moreau-goins.  The website shares that: “Dr. Will Moreau Goins is an author, activist, singer, dancer, and storyteller who celebrates his indigenous heritage from the Americas.  A Native American author, storyteller and spokesperson for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice and human rights, Moreau’s poems, short stories and writings tell many perspectives and expressions.
    Will is a colorful collage of Native American Indian movement, singing, and stories.  He uses music, poetry, legend, movement, visual imagery and drums to tell an ancient and contemporary story of the American Indian.  He chants ancient songs and contemporary Native songs, plays the native drum, flute and percussion instruments.”  Please join us on Friday when Dr. Goins shares with us on the topic of Native American Spirituality.
  1. Our 5th Sunday service on May 29 from 3-5pm was a huge success – thank you, John, for all your hard work in putting it together. CMUU hosted 2 community leaders who discussed Islam and offered a question-answer session, including the role of women, the threat of Islamic terrorism, Islam and Christianity.  We had between 50 and 60 people in attendance and feedback has been very positive in its having been a meaningful experience.  The plan is for our 5th Sunday Services in 2016 to be Community Conversations, presenting topics of interest and involving the larger community.  Thanks to all involved for such a successful May 5th Sunday Services.
  1. The Fellowship Hall is in need of an umbrella stand. Does anyone have an attractive one to share or any ideas for making one?  We also need 16 ounce bowls for dessert and cereal and storage bags, plastic wrap and aluminum foil.  Plastic containers are also handy for use by people to take leftovers.   Please check your cupboards to see if you have any of these things to spare and share.