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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey is a diverse group of spiritual seekers who welcome people willing to share ideas about their religious quest. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey exists to offer an open, tolerant, religious community to nurture spritual growth and to value diversity. For a complete version of our mission statement, see www.unitarianpetoskey.org/purpose.shtml.

Meeting Information
We meet at the Red Sky Stage on Mitchell St Petoskey, down the hill & across the street from the library.
We meet at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays; We meet at the RED SKY STAGE, PETOSKEY (445 East Mitchell Street Petoskey).

Special events will be announced in the Thursday issue of the Petoskey News-Review. Times and location are printed in the weekly Harbor Springs Light church directory. Each upcoming service is announced by e-mail several days prior to the Sunday program. For more information on the group and its activities call 231-348-7995 or email uucop@icloud.com for additional information. Also, in case of extreme inclement weather, call to see if there is a meeting cancellation message. To be added to our mailing list, contact Mark Kinney @ mark.kinney@utoledo.edu



JANUARY We start our two months of Soup and Discussion

The next couple of Sundays Marla Houghteling will be signing up soup volunteers for January and February Sundays. While we don't have much snow we can always use a good hardy soup to warm us up. If you have a good hardy discussion you would like to facilitate please contact Pat Hartlep patriciahartlep@yahoo.com

February 14: Happy Valentines Day


What do the neuroscientists say about impacting our own neurology. Such as:

Let’s discuss these ideas along with your own. We’ll close hopeful, positive, and energized with life’s amazing possibilities.

Greta Jacobson will be conducting our discussion.

February 21 - "What Do You Want from the UUCOP?"

We will discuss our plans, goals, interests, wishes for 2016.


Book Discussion Group

The UUCOP book discussion group meets quarterly. Our books range in topic from world religions, spirituality, ethics, psychology and similar topics mainly in the nonfiction category. We rotate the responsibility of “chairing” the discussions and we all vote on which books to read each quarter. Our discussions can get quite lively and we always have fun as we enhance our reading experience by hearing others viewpoints about the subject matter. Please consider joining us for an upcoming book discussion. If you would like to join the UUCOP book club emailing list please contact Tom Beukema at tforb@core.com

Although the plan is to attempt to reach consensus about the expected nature of future selections, I encourage flexibility until that consensus. As suggested by one or two of you, probably we can agree at this time that we should only consider non-fiction books.

Happy reading, and I look forward to seeing all of you on the 13th, if not earlier.

The UUCOP Membership Book is now available for those who may wish to sign.

Follow this link to the group poem from the poetry service

Our Adopt-A-Highway Project

Road cleaners with UU sign from April 2013 cleanup

Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Our congregation has adopted a two mile section of M119 just south of Cross Village. We do three trash pickups a year and usually include a social event of lunch or dinner following each pickup. Since our section is so close to Cross Village, we use the Legs Inn parking lot as a meeting place to get organized for our pickups. Please consider helping us with the trash pickups. It’s great exercise along a beautiful stretch of road and we would enjoy your company as we help keep our roads clean. Please join us for the meal following the pickup even if you are unable to help with the pickup.

The 2015 fall pickup periods are:

Safety Information

We are required to be aware of various safety rules related to the trash pickup and these can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_11041_14408---,00.htmlhttps://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDOT_Safety_Brochure_06_154017_7.pdf Please go to this site to view the safety video and browse through the other information available there if you are planning to help with the pickup.

Weather Note: Occasional showers or light mist do not constitute a rain delay. Thunder, Lightning, & torrential downpours do. If in doubt, show up.
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The Building Future Committee

The Building Future Committee is working hard investigating options in an effort to find a year round home for UUCOP.

Services Guide Available

The board has developed a Services Guide to assist leaders in creating their services. The guide is available at the following link. It includes a possible order of service, suggested readings for Chalice lighting, Chalice extinguishing, and much more.

Joy and Care Program Committee

Since we formed the Pastoral Care Committee @ UUCoP, my task is to establish a Joy and Care Program to send out greeting cards or notes on birthdays, anniversaries or other significant occassons, including sympathy or get-well cards. In order to accomplish this, I need your help.

Send me the dates you would like remembered. I would appreciate being informed if one of our congregation is ill or hospitalized. Please help me with this task You can email me jcunningham1945@hotmail.com or catch me at Sunday service to give me your info. Thank you for your co-operation.
Judy Cunningham

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Congregational History

Service Guide


Bylaws and
Operations Manual



Congregational Projects and Information

Adopt a Highway Project

Green Congregation Project

Partner Church

Past Program Resources


Contact Information

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Vice President
Kim Nowack

Diane Lake

Allison White

Program Chair
Patricia Hartlep

Website Developer
Mark Kinney mark.kinney@utoledo.edu

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Petoskey, MI 49770
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