Author: s.turner

UUFM Welcomes Rev Dr Isabel Call

I am pleased to announce that Rev Dr Isabel Call will become our new  minister in October.  She will be in Manhattan to look for housing and to visit from October 9-14.  She plans to be at our Sunday Service on October 10 and at … read more.

Special Congregational Mtg

The UUFM Board of Directors has called a special congregational meeting for Sunday, September 12.  The meeting will be held at 12 pm, or directly after the Sunday service is completed.

We have a candidate for the open ministerial position at UUFM.  Until they have informed their current employer … read more.

Report from the Board – 29 August 2021

Our August Board Meeting doubled as our annual Board Retreat.  We discussed the updated Human Resources Policy at length, needed to seek some clarification from the UUA, and hope to approve it finally in September. 

UUFM finances ended on a high note for fiscal year 20-21 … read more.

Report from the Board – 22 July 2021

Dear UU Friends,

We have tearfully and joyfully bid Jonalu goodbye and here we are, on our own again, at least temporarily.  I will be communicating with you all regularly in the monthly newsletter, and via emails when there is a need.  I encourage you to … read more.

Social Action – August 2021

The Racial Justice Team Recommends …

Each month, the UUFM Racial Justice Team recommends books, movies, podcasts and resources to educate yourself about race and justice.  

Our August recommendation:  Learning for Justice
Learning for Justice provides resources for classrooms, but it’s also useful for … read more.

Board Announcement – 21 July 2021

On July 21, 2021, UUFM Board Chair Judy Nickelson issued this statement: 

Dear Friends,

In response to your concern about masking and in light of the ongoing uptick in COVID cases in the Manhattan area, the Board today voted in favor of the following policies:

Masks will be … read more.

Social Action – July 2021

The Racial Justice Team Recommends …

The UUFM Racial Justice Team recommends these books, movies and podcasts to educate yourself about race and justice.  

Book:  How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X Kendi – The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi’s proposals for anti-racist … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – July 2021

Saying good-bye is never easy.

In this final month with you, the core of my job will be saying good-bye.  I am ending my relationship as your minister.  It’s a little harder that there is no one on-deck to take my place.  Still the ending, like … read more.

Jonalu’s Journal – June 2021

As we move towards the end of my time with the congregation, it’s the perfect moment to review the goals that were set for developmental ministry before I arrived.  No doubt, some of you remember being part of the goal-setting process, meeting together in small … read more.