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For Mature Audiences Only – Tax-free QCDs from your IRA

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Are you 70½ years or older? Do you have an IRA? Did you know you can make a tax-free QCD with your RMD from your IRA? Read on. The rules allowing a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from an IRA to a charity are still in effect for tax year 2017, making it easier […]

Meet Honey and Mike Burrell [Getting To Know Our New UUs]

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Welcome Members, Honey & Mike Burrell! Honey: I am a retired teacher, and I taught visually-impaired children for 14 years. For the next 16 years, I worked with Adult Education and Parenting/Family Literacy. My greatest accomplishment was starting two programs in our school district for pregnant/parenting teens. I have volunteered at Safelight for 12 years. […]

Auction Success!

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Although the turnout for this year’s auction was less than previous years, we did eventually reach our goal of $8,000. Post-sale purchases and contributions netted the final few hundred dollars to get us there. Thanks to all who supported the auction effort! Kate Potter and Bill Mahler won the “Most Enthusiastic Bidders” award, though they […]

UUFH Outreach Collection 2017-2018 to Benefit Disaster Relief

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The first UUFH Outreach Collection of 2017-2018 will be held at our December 17 Sunday service.  The Social Justice team will consolidate your contributions to UUFH in a donation to the Unitarian Universalist Association Disaster Relief Fund.   Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean – including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – have experienced extraordinary devastation from back to back category five hurricanes.  The […]

Women’s Discussion Group announces speakers for early 2018

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We will not meet in December, but will reconvene on January 6, 2018, at 9am with a new format. After a brief introduction, we will have a speaker from our group talk for about 20 to 30 minutes, then we’ll discuss what has been presented. Topics and speakers for the first three months in 2018: […]

Meet Charlie and Marianne Mitchell [Who Does What?]

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Businesses, homes, and churches all depend on computers to maintain records and to send communications. We all have Charlie Mitchell to thank for keeping our computer system up and running, well maintained, and backed up. Here’s how Charlie describes what he does: “My actual title is System Administrator/Network Administrator. I took this over from Goody […]

What Hath God Wrought? [President’s Message for December 2017]

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In 1844, the first telegraph between Washington and Baltimore read, “What has God wrought?” Seems like an overly apprehensive message in the days of broadband, yet clairvoyant. The telegraph marked the first time that information could travel instantaneously, and it had a profound impact on the way of life at that time. It also spawned […]

Time to Eat! [A Natural Bridge – November 2017]

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“Time to eat!” I can still hear my mother calling to me and my dad and my brothers to bring us in from whatever we were doing. Sometimes she might add an unnecessary explanation that the food was hot and getting cold: “Time to eat. Dinner’s ready.”  To teenage boys, her voice rang the dinner […]

Meet Charlotte and Harry Corrigan [Who Does What?]

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Charlotte and Harry Corrigan first attended UUFH in 2013, when the Fellowship was meeting at Agudus Israel. They joined in early 2014.They met in 1984 at the UU of Southfield, MI, where they were married in 1985. They were also members of the First Parish UU in Framingham, MA. After years as lapsed UUs from […]

Jesus and Christ for UUs: Book Study and Discussion Group

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If you find yourself thinking recurring questions about Jesus, Christianity, Unitarian Universalism and you, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for: Jesus and Christ for UUs: Book Study and Discussion Group In a service last month titled, “Not Enough Jesus?” (as a question, not a statement), Rev. Jim said that since “both […]