Loving God ~ Living Compassion
Join us each Sunday,
From Pastor Michele Robbins
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring day. Get outside and enjoy the wonderful spring blossoms.
This is my last weekly email before I leave for vacation on Monday, so I will be including some extra information. You can contact Pastor Rosemary Landry from Willits UMC if you have a pastoral care emergency from May 2nd through the 17th. Her cell number is 530-933-9963.
It is communion Sunday this week and we will enjoy an outdoor potluck in the parking lot after church. Bring a dish to share and let's celebrate table ministry in community. We hope to continue to have our outdoor potlucks on each first Sunday of the month while the weather is nice.
Grab your lawn chair and join Maggie McNeill, who will be visiting from Uganda, for a gathering with old and new church friends at Todd Grove Park Saturday, May 7th at 1 p.m. with light refreshments. Maggie will also be joining us for worship on May 8th and we will take a special offering for King of Kings School in Uganda. Questions? contact Linda Nagel through our office at (707) 462-3360.
We have decided to have our Methodism 101 class in person on the church porch. It will begin on Wednesday, May 18th at 3:00 pm and will continue on Wednesdays for three weeks. These classes will cover what we believe, Methodist Church history, and how the connectional church operates. We have 3 people signed up so far. Let me know if you would like to join us.
Explore Archery will be taking a field trip this Saturday for outdoor archery. Contact Bethany for more information.
Yoga will be at McGarvey Park this Saturday at 3:00. This will be our last guided practice until May 21st.
Our next book study will begin June 2nd and will continue on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays through the summer at 4:00 pm. The book is Aging Wisely: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. Mendocino Book Company is able to order this book in. Get yours soon, and join us for this wonderful study which will be co-lead by Marcela Ries.
We have had more funding become available to scholarship youth for the Redwood Christian Ashram in the Santa Cruz Mountains this 4th of July week. This is a family camp, and all are welcome. You can find more information at https://www.redwoodchristianashram.org/summer22 .
Contact Bethany for information on scholarships.
Be sure to catch our special guest speakers while I am away. On May 8th, Jacque Williams will be sharing about the Ford Street Center. On May 15th, Annie and Trudy will be sharing about Plowshares.
Have a blessed week and pass on God's blessings where you can.
If you would like to receive this weekly email directly, please drop a note to Pastor Michele.
Thanks to all who made masks for use at the local hospital. Ukiah Valley Medical Center thanks churches and groups, saying they have enough to provide people who arrive needing one. We made over 500 masks as an extended community! Special thanks goes out to many friends of UUMC for joining the effort. Please keep checking with us for future opportunities to join together in service efforts.