Thanksgiving Gratitude Circles

Thursday, Nov 26 and Friday, Nov 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
This year has changed many of our traditional holiday plans. Rev. Lisa invites you to stop by on Zoom to connect with our UUCM community and share our gratitude with one another. Take a break from cooking, or bring a piece of left-over pie, and enjoy visiting with one another. All are welcome! Check your Friday Update for the Zoom link.

Guest At Your Table

Resources available at UUCM starting this Sunday, Nov. 22 at 12:00 PM
The annual Guest At Your Table initiative of the UU Service Committee – our December social generosity offering recipient – will be introduced in worship in the next weeks. The Meaning of Home is this year’s theme. Resources include a 14 Day Calendar of vignettes, along with the traditional donations envelope and collection box. By noon on Nov. 22, these items will be available in a bin at the foot of the Free Little Library by the main entrance to church. Or you can use this link to print the template for the collection box at home. 

UUCM Holiday Play – Sign up to Participate by Nov. 20

LAST CHANCE! You are invited to participate in this year’s UUCM Holiday Play, written and directed by Jeffrey Hatcher.

WHAT IS THE SHOW?
Title: “NO ZOOM AT THE INN”
Date: Sunday, December 20 at 2pm and 7pm

Three one-acts performed on and presented ONLINE via Zoom:

  • NO ZOOM AT THE INN looks at the Nativity through the lens of characters trying to get reservations at Bethlehem’s most popular hotel and conference center.
  • SCROOMGE imagines Dickens’ three ghosts as a virtual haunting.
  • ZOOMCRACKER  is a mockumentary about what it takes to perform the beloved ballet, with commentary by the winner of this year’s Holiday Show auction item.

STEVE LEVIN will be our Stage Manager for the eighth time, for which much thanks. Please contact Steve at stagemanageruucm@gmail.com if you are interested, and please share any scheduling conflicts.

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Auction Summary: The Maskerade was a Success!

Fred Hulting and Karen Hulting, Auction Co-Chairs

The purpose of our annual auction is to create a fun, community-building event for our members and friends, and to raise money for the UUCM general fund. Once again, the 2020 Auction succeeded on both counts.

This year we celebrated with the theme of “Maskerade” as we converted to an all virtual event with an online silent auction and Zoom live auction.  We had 71 winning bidders and nearly 100 people attended the live event.  Together we raised nearly $22,000 for the church.

This year’s auction team was really innovative in figuring out how to respond to the COVID closures, and all of our donors and bidders jumped right it to help make it all work.  We were all determined to make this long-running church tradition happen, despite the challenges of the pandemic.  For this, we are very thankful, and there are many people that need to be recognized for their contributions.

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