Weekly E-News

November 12, 2020
Sunday, November 15th

Please join us on Zoom this Sunday, November 15th at 10:30 AM for our service, Five Smooth Stones. We will also be performing a New Member Ceremony.

Join Zoom Meeting Sunday at 10:30am

Meeting ID: 891 5048 2747
Password: chalice

Or, follow the link on our webpage for audio onlyuucfm.org
Thank you to Sunday's Participants:

Suellen Kipp, Director of Music                 
Holley Rauen, Worship Associate
Leslie Gatto, Worship Associate
Karen Brown, Worship Associate
Genelle Grant, ASL  
Carole Latino, Membership Co-chair
Lesley Peterson, Musician & Tech Team
Mark Brandon, Tech Team Member
Walter Peterson, Tech Team Member
Jill Carville, Tech Team Coordinator
Albie Johnson, UU Dialogues Host 
Suzanne Ziemer, UU Dialogues Host
Community Sharing Partner for November: Alliance for Fair Food

The Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) seeks justice, dignity and respect for all farm workers as part of a broader vision of justice for all peoples. The AFF works in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), building a vibrant, diverse national network that takes action in pursuit of fair wages and working conditions for farm workers through the Campaign for Fair Food. More info can be found at www.allianceforfairfood.org 
UU Dialogues this Sunday

To participate in UU Dialogues, stay in the main zoom meeting after the service ends and do not accept the breakout room invitation that pops up.

We will greet newcomers, obtain contact information from guests and visitors, have a general Q&A session with guest speakers and musicians from the service, and most importantly, participate in intentional dialogue. All are welcome to attend this session.

If you'd rather join a breakout room for casual conversation, please accept the pop up invitation after the service. Thank you!
Survey Link

A survey has been sent out to all UUCFM Members, Friends, and Visitors. Please help the Transition Team by answering these important questions which will help us move forward into the future! If you don't receive the survey email, please go to uucfm.org and you will find the survey link on the front page.
The UUCFM Book Group

On November 18, the Wednesday Book Group will continue our discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Our discussion will cover the section, Picking Sweetgrass. We meet on Zoom Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. If you’re joining for the first time, please email Mary Studer. She will send you the link to zoom. mstuder929@gmail.com 
UUCFM, Caloosahatchee Book Study

The title of our current book is Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

"A guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world."

We are now meeting on Wednesday from 10-11:30 AM on Zoom. For more information and to join, contact Helen Leddy helen.leddy@gmail.com.
Social Issues Book Study

The Social Issues Study group meets on Zoom on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. We are reading Caste. Contact helen.leddy@gmail.com.
Caring News

We are sad to announce the passing of Emeritus Member, Shirley Fox. She died on Halloween night. Shirley was living up north for the past few years and could not attend UUCFM. She was very active in our Humanist Group, and was a very caring and generous person. We will miss you, Shirley. If you would like Shirley's family's address in New Hampshire, please contact the office at uuchurch@uucfm.org.
Caring Network Workshop on Coping Strategies

Do you have Coronavirus anxiety? Build resilience during these times! Let's talk.

Join your Caring Team for a choice of two Zoom Workshop dates, Monday, December 14 or Monday, December 21, both at 1 -2:30 pm. We will discuss ways to cope with enforced solitude, challenge your anxious thoughts, and feel better during this Covid-19 time. We'll share ideas and concerns about being isolated. UUCFM Caring Facilitators are Mary Cline Golbitz, Holley Rauen, Mary Tracy Sigman and Suzanne Ziemer.

The Workshop is open to anyone. To register and get the Zoom link, contact Mary Tracy Sigman, 239-313-5993, email, marytracysigman115@gmail.com.

Also, If you or another member of the Congregation needs some extra attention during this time, your Pastoral Care Committee is here to help as much as we can while keeping us all safe and protected. We can connect with you individually by phone if you are feeling isolated and offer other assistance. Please contact Mary Golbitz marygcline@gmail.com 207-479-4082 (phone or text) or Holley Rauen holleyrauen@gmail.com 239-464-6556.
South Fort Myers Food Pantry

The board and volunteers at the Food Pantry say thank you for the food that you have dropped off during these very difficult months. 

The best times to drop off food are 9 AM or 4 PM on Monday at the pantry itself, located at 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers in the back of the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church. Any size donation will be accepted. Most needed foods are peanut butter & jelly, cereal, breakfast bars, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and tomato sauce, protein-rich soups and beans. Please, no glass containers.
November Birthdays

Nov 1 Barbara Moreland
Nov 2 Miriam Jones
Nov 6 Carolyn Thompson
Nov 11  Nancy Hutchins
Nov 21 Mary Murray
Nov 23 Mary Dryden
Nov 28 Bob Krieger
Nov 28 Jennifer McFadden
Nov 29 Liz Taggart
Amazon Smile donates to UUCFM when you do your online shopping by following this special link
Want to Become a Member?
If you are interested in becoming a new member of UUCFM, please email memberservices@uucfm.org.
Board of Trustees
Email: board@uucfm.org

President Lesley Peterson
President Elect Lane Cook
Secretary Ruth King Fotovat
Treasurer Pati Maier
VP Ministerial Services Keith Hamlin
VP Operations Dorothy Van Howe
VP Programming Toni Latino
Member at Large Genelle Grant


Director of Music Suellen Kipp music@uucfm.org
Office Manager Jill Carville officemanager@uucfm.org
Building Supervisor  Mickey Kellam buildingsupervisor@uucfm.org
Assistant  Liza Kellam lhiz_sierra@yahoo.com
Please send all newsletter articles by Wednesday at noon for publication in Thursday's newsletter. Send articles to newsletter@uucfm.org.
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