Our Sunday Service will be streamed via our website, uucfm.org this Sunday and also available on video by Zoom gathering.

There will be no physical service in our Sanctuary. Please shelter at home.

Our sermon this week is Are You in a Procession?  given by the Rev. Margaret L. Beard. This worship service is made possible by:
Rev. Margaret L. Beard, Minister
Jenn Blosser, Director of Religious Education
Suellen Kipp, Director of Music
Jennifer Grant, Worship Associate
Peter Golbitz & Mary Cline Golbitz, Musicians
Lesley Peterson, Musician and Tech Team Member
Alison Carville, Tech Team Member
Walter Peterson, Tech Team Member

And YOU!

This is the Zoom meeting link for Sunday's Service. https://zoom.us/j/607624086

If you join before 10:30 a.m., you will be placed in an online "Waiting Room," and will manually be added when the worship team is ready to begin the service.

If you would like to make a pledge or donation to UUCFM at any time, you may mail a check to UUCFM, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 or visit our PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=rlYcqxv7QUch1hyw0sE3I87T2i9DPUbjvI0z-B36a6gfWaoVLY4WEqQT6kMlYgl6oTS_IW&country.x=US&locale.x=US , type in your donation and in the notes section, please add the word pledge or donation . If you would like your donation to go to community sharing , please note that. Thanks!

The Humanist Forum normally meets every Sunday at 9:30 AM in Hobart Hall. Please contact Bill Petrarca for info on when we'll be meeting again. bill@petrarca.net

Religious Education News
Beloveds, it's been a very odd few weeks, hasn't it? These times are strange, leaving many of us feeling uncertain and even afraid. In the midst of this pandemic, it is a blessing that our church community is still deeply connected despite the physical distance between us; this is a source of hope for all of us. But we are also very much alone, and I think we all sense it in waves of isolation which wash over us. It's in these moments when you notice the solitude that I invite you to ask yourself some questions:

What expectations am I letting go of? Where am I finding joy? What has surprised me lately? What unexpected things am I learning about yourself? Who will I be when this time of social distancing has come to an end? 

While there is undoubtedly panic and dread which can bubble up inside us as this pandemic spreads, there is also an opportunity for us to take the time we spend sheltering in place to  become.  Who will we need to be, when this is over, to help create a new and better world? How do we become that version of ourselves? Sheltering in place, remember, is not something we do for fear, but for love. We stay in our homes, we refrain from hugs and touch, we change all our patterns of behavior  because we love one another . Amid the media noise, suffering, and anxiety, there is  love.  Who will we need to be to continue the work of this love when this chapter of history has come to an end? I am glad to be seeking the answers to these questions in your company.

Jenn Blosser, Director of Religious Education dre@uucfm.org

The connection meeting for older adults (Light), which was scheduled for 3:00 PM yesterday, met with technical difficulties while the original facilitator of the group, Jess Hunt, faced a family emergency. (Thankfully, this emergency was not COVID-19 related!) Due to Jess's shifting schedule and workload, the Light meeting will be moved to 9:00 AM on Wednesday mornings , still via Zoom. The new meeting information will be sent out on Sunday afternoon in the  Spirit at Home  publication. Thank you for being understanding as we work out the kinks in this new collaborative project. Please email  dre@uucfm.org  with any questions. 

Our Community Sharing partner this month is The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. The Early Learning Coalition serves the families of Collier, Glades Hendry, and Lee Counties. It is our goal to make certain that children ages birth to five and beyond, have access to high-quality early education experiences to cultivate their natural enthusiasm for learning.