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Navigating Life’s Stormy Weather

Mary Temple


Sunday, October 25, 10:30am EDT

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Worship Associate is Janet Joseph (click here if you have an announcement to share)

You may have noticed a theme this month – we’ve examined deep listening across generations and last week the topic was building beloved community. Today we will continue this theme. In this current period of global pandemic, social unrest, political uncertainty and community change we will consider a set of deep listening concepts to help us weather these storms individually and collectively.  This exploration of deep listening will include ways to bring practices of intention, curiosity and contemplation to be able to strengthen our community, within and beyond our walls.

Mary Temple has been an active member of CUUB since 2007. Mary currently resides in Pentwater Michigan, and the silver lining of Covid is that Zoom services allow her to continue being actively engaged in the life of CUUB. She is currently “Rewired, not Retired” from her 30+ years as a human performance management training facilitator and small business owner.

Join us Via Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
Or Dial in:312-626-6799

Last chance to participate in the ERACCE (Eliminating Racism & Creating/Celebrating Equity) Workshop

This Wednesday, October 28th & Thursday, October 29th from 3-6 pm

The CUUB-sponsored Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop is next week. If you have been interested in registering but haven’t signed up yet, there is still time to do so. There are a few spots still available and we would love to fill it because we know how impactful this workshop is. Click here to register

Introduction to Systemic Racism       2 part course

Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th 3-6pm    $25 registration fee

*All fees collected will be donated to St. James A.M.E. church for their ongoing promotion of racial justice in our community.

From the ERACCE website:

This workshop is for you if you have an understanding of:

  • Multicultural diversity;

And you’re interested in learning more about:

  • The relationship between individuals and institutions,

  • A definition of racism,

  • How institutions (often unintentionally) uphold systemic racism, and

  • Introductory common language and analysis regarding systemic racism in the U.S. context;

And you’re interested in beginning to:

  • Have a collective learning experience on institutional racism,

  • Have productive conversations about race and systemic racism,

  • Interrupt systemic racism and open access to all people in our institutions

For more information on ERACCE click on this link: ERACCE Website

You can find more information on this event at

Another chance to talk to the Ministerial Search Committee (part 2 - join regardless if you did last week)

CUUB Cottage Meeting Schedule

This Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:45am*

We are hosting part two of our Cottage Meetings, via Zoom, following Sunday Services this Sunday.

These meetings will provide you with the opportunity to have an open discussion of topics important to you that will assist us in selecting our new called minister. Topical questions are provided below.

This weeks (Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:45am*) topic.
What would you consider the minister’s main role in our congregational culture?

We intend for each meeting to last approximately 45 minutes.
If you have any questions on CUUB's Ministerial Search, feel free to contact us at:

Thank you for your intended participation and for your contributions to our beloved CUUB community.

CUUB Ministerial Search Committee

*If you are already on the Zoom Sunday Service, you will stay on until you are reassigned to a Meeting Breakout Room. (You will have a brief break between the end of Service and beginning of the meeting.)

*If you wish to join the meetings without a ending Sunday Service, please use the standard service link and you will be assigned to a Meeting Breakout Room:
Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
Or Dial in:312-626-6799

Spiritual Exploration (SE) News

Lots of great things happening in SE: 
* Tune into Tuesday night bedtime stories starting October 27th at 7:30. Members of the congregation will read a bedtime story to your kids. Zoom link is
* October 25th SE Zoom get together at 2pm - check in, activity, story and have fun connecting.  Join Zoom  

* November 1st at 2pm - SE family outdoor gathering on CUUB grounds. Your welcome to wear your halloween costume but dress according to the weather. Please bring your masks. If it rains, it will be a zoom gathering. Check facebook for any changes. 
* Virtual Halloween Parade - since we can't be together for Halloween, post your picture or video to our parde padlet. 
* Keep checking out the October Padlet for fun activities: 

    CUUB Peace Camp 2009

FACES Road Rally is Saturday

Saturday October 24, 2020

It may be too late to join the fun but starting at 11:30am please send your positive thoughts & well wished to those participating in CUUB's FIRST ROAD RALLY.

When it ends around 3pm with a deluxe boxed lunch, and announcement of the grand prize winners it will be one for the record books.  Who can solve the clue mystery?   

The limit of 8 cars & 4 players per vehicle ($125 a car) was designed to be Covid 19 safe with Players signing a CUUB wavier and obey Michigan COVID-19 safety rules.

Still interested in competing?  Contact Skip Getz-Walsh at (810)730-2878 to see if that is possible.  If not wish us all well and let the fun & competition begin.


More Ministerial Search Information

  • We have been weekly now for nearly 2 months, and many team members are meeting multiple times a week with focus groups in order to flesh out the survey results.  Next week we hope to have those results in a format that we can share with the congregation. 

  • Many questions about the search process can be answered by looking at the Unitarian Universalists Association's webpage on ministerial transitions.

    The Facilities Team needs your help - Saturday

We rely on volunteers to keep our building and grounds safe & welcoming

  • We have lots of things for all members & friends to do
  • This Saturday starting at 3 pm we will be working in a covid 19 safe way to maintain & improve our sacred space.
  • So click here to let us know you are coming & what you want to help with.







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Rev. Julie's Corner
As of October 1st, I am on parental leave, expecting Joel and my child to arrive mid-October. 

If you are having difficulties and need someone to talk to, please contact

If you have questions about logistical or governance issues, please contact

For any other issues, please contact

Keep on building beloved communities, within and beyond your walls, and I’ll see you when I return in mid-January.  


Treasurer's Corner
End of September 2020

Endowment Fund: $20,050.00
Mortgage balance: $434,292.25.

Budgeted: $44,250 (25%)
Actual: $27,568.72 (15.58%)
C/O from FYE20:  $11,748.09

Budgeted: $45,294.75 (25%)
Actual: $45,294.75 (24.25%)

Included in the expenses are the full annual UUA Dues of $6,891.00 and the full year property and liability insurance amount of $2,647.00.
Jim Dowd
CUUB Treasurer



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