Rev. Gil Caldwell, guest minister

Regardless of how one views the Bible, it is filled with illustrations appropriate for today. Matthew 18:12 in the King James Version “speaks” of “90 and 9 sheep and the 1 who has gone astray.” The 99% Wall Street Occupiers seek to bring the 1% who have financially gone astray, back into the fold. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Music by Helen Kho.


Gilbert H. Caldwell is a retired African American United Methodist Church minister. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement and was acquainted with UU Minister Rev. Jim Reeb who was attacked in Selma and died a few days later. He was one of the founders of Black Methodists for Church Renewal and United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church.

MONTHLY THEME:

May - GRACE

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.  ~ Anne Lamott

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.   ~ Ramakrishna

NEWS & NOTES:

Spring Common Read

Spring Book Selection

To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

The next Common Read book discussion will be on Saturday, May 7th from 2 to 3:30pm in the East Room.  We will be revisiting To Kill A Mockingbird in light of the recent controversy surrounding the publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman. The focus will be on Mockingbird and it is not necessary to read Watchman to participate.

UUCMC Annual Auction

Mark Your Calendars! Dinner and Auction

Saturday, June 4th

Silent Auction 5pm to 6:30pm; Dinner 6pm; Voice Auction 7pm

$10 Adult; $25 Family (Childcare available)

Statement of Conscience

UUCMC Statement of Conscience on Racial Justice

At the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, March 20, 2016 the Members unanimously adopted the UUCMC​ ​Statement of Conscience on Racial Justice. The Statement was created by members of the Congregation's Racial Justice Task Force​, Ann Sherwood and Libby Schoenwolf and chaired by Aimee VanDuyne. Reverend Virginia Jarocha Ernst applauded the members. "Adoption of this statement allows us to speak in one voice against racism and acts of bigotry," Rev. Virginia said, "and be more active in the community outside of our walls. This is especially crucial at a time when a voice of love and justice is so needed."

To read the statement click here.

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