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Hurricane Ian Information

From the Pastoral Care Team

Rev. Sue Gabrielson:

UUCFM has received a donation from the UU Disaster Relief Fund to help with damage to the campus and also to help individuals.  This money in combination with the minister’s discretionary fund will be able to help many of you.  Please do not be shy in asking.  Simply write or message Rev. Sue. Requests can be for just about any need you have as a result of Hurricane Ian and the aftermath: food, health care, clean up, housing costs, clothing, car repairs, “get back on your feet money”, loss of income. We will hold your requests in confidence and do our best to help.  Remember, it is a gift to those who can help, to ask for help.

revsue@uucfm.org

Whatsapp call or message: +506 8891 2847

FB Messanger   “Sue Gabrielson”

Skype: suegabes

Mary Cline Golbitz:

We are holding you all in our hearts, prayers and thoughts.  Your Pastoral Care Team wants you to know that we are here for you.  If you need some help that our volunteers can help with (such as running errands) or just want to talk or be connected we are here for you with open arms and open hearts.

Please call or text Mary at 207 479-4082 or email marygcline@gmail.com or mary@uucfm and a Pastoral Care Associate will be in touch as soon as we can.

Sending you all much love and big hugs.

Aid and Relief

Government Services, Agencies and News and Information

Lee County Government: Leegov.com

City of Fort Myers Government: Cityftmyers.com

FEMA: fema.gov

Florida Disaster Information: floridadisaster.org

For Jobless Floridians
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: www.floridajobs.org
Learn more and apply for assistance

Clean Up and Recovery Assistance (Put out by Lee Government)
 Lee County-Fort Myers
     855-728-2374
             Or
     601-259-4485

Lee County-Cape Coral
     239-318-0681
h.ianflorida22@ncmissions.org

General Information and Resources
Floridadisaster.org

SAIL=1-800-342-3557

To Report a Missing Person:  Missing.Florida.gov

To Report a SAFE Person:     Safe.Florida.gov

Disaster Assistance: Disasterassistance.gov

Charitable/Volunteer Organizations

Salvation Army: Salvationarmyusa.org

United Way: Unitedway.org
Call: 211    

Crisis Cleanup: crisiscleanup.org

To Volunteer: Volunteerflorida.org

 

Additional Resources: 

leegov.com/hurricane/storm and calling 2-1-1 is also a good place to get up to date information as well

Free Food & Water: https://www.leegov.com/hurricane/storm/food-and-water

 

For you if you need help cleaning up call (800) 451-1954; there are groups that can help with fallen trees, drywall, flooring, appliance removal, tarping, and debris removal.

Operation Blue Roof (for tarps) 888-766-9258 or blueroof.us

 

Cape Coral Resources

BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR CAPE CORAL
The City of Cape Coral issued a burn ban, effective 10/6, until further
notice. Recreational burns are not permitted.

HURRICANE DEBRIS
 Hurricane debris must be placed at the
curb in three separate piles.
Vegetative debris, construction debris, and appliances
For more info, please visit www.capecoral.gov.

HURRICANE DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE
Residents may drop off vegetative debris at 2930 NW 13th Street from 8 a.m.
- 6 p.m. daily.
Bring ID to show you are a Cape Coral resident. Do not place debris in
bags.


Rev. Sue's first in-person service

We were thrilled to have Rev. Sue, her husband Ulises, and her daughter Ellie join us for the last Sunday in August. 

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RESET Center Plant and Seed Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Water Communion on November 28th for the RESET Center Plant and Seed Festival. We had speakers, vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and more. 

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Revised Covid Protocol

 

The efficacy of vaccines and treatments has significantly reduced Covid’s danger for most of us.  As a result, the protocols for campus events have been revised: 

  1. MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED in the sanctuary during worship services.
  2. Masks are optional for coffee and other functions in Hobart Hall.
  3. In classrooms, the library and other small spaces, masks are still required UNLESS everyone present agrees otherwise.  We’ll continue to be respectful and protective of those of us whose immunity is impaired.
  4. Worship services will continue to be available via Zoom.

Although the Covid risk level will continue to fluctuate, I’m sure all of us hope the worst of the pandemic is behind us.  We’ll continue to monitor the risk and change the guidelines as needed to protect our congregation.

Please reach out to me with any questions at UUCFMPresident@UUCFM.org

Namaste,

Mary Studer

President, UUCFM Board of Trustees


Join us for our Sunday Service

Please join us in the Sanctuary or via Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 AM. 

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Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5pm. 

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Widening the Circle
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*** Please Note ***
In lieu of this Sunday's service, we will be gathering online only via Zoom to offer comfort and support to each other in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Please join us as we come together in community to share our grief, trauma, and offer consolation.

Sunday's service may be accessed via Zoom by clicking here.


The Sunday Order of Worship, with virtual stones, is available here.


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An Invitation for Newcomers*

Sundays, December 4th & 11th

9:00-10:00am - Room 2

Informal discussion

Coffee & Cookies

Connections!

* Visitors & newer Members & All who seek community are welcome!

Sign up appreciated: judyburget@gmail.com

 

Being a Good Neighbor - A five-session course Starting Jan 23

 

You are invited to participate in a UU Service Committee-inspired learning series called "Being a Good Neighbor".

 

This will be presented on zoom for 4 Monday evenings starting Jan 23. The 5th and final session will be an in-person gathering at the UUCFM. It will include members from 4 UU congregations and their allies.

 

This online course is a collaboration of the SWFL RESET Center, The Love The Everglades Movement, and four Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Ministries. UU Justice Florida and the UU Service Committee generously have funded this work.

 

We hope this will be an entry for many of us into the rich culture and history of the Miccosukee people and a way we can be good neighbors and allies with all indigenous people, starting right here in SW Florida. We ask that participants commit to all 5 sessions, as the relationships and trust among all involved will grow over the weeks we spend together. We hope many of our UUCFM members will be a part of this experience.

 

Register here

 

 

 

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