Community Discussion Group Topics*
April 5 - Allocating Medical Resources Moderator: Lucy Anne McKosky
April 12 - Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Moderator: Wil Brooks
*This adult group meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Founders' Room for fellowship and thought-provoking discussions led by member volunteers. For a more detailed listing of topics, please see the Sunday bulletin.
St. Vincent de Paul/2nd Saturday Lunch Menu*
April 11 menu: mixed vegetables, fresh fruit salad, 100% OJ, and milk. The main dish will be provided by Natalie Spriggs-Trobridge's homeschool group.
*All donations must be delivered heated and ready to serve 15-20 people. Donations should be taken to 120 W. Apple St. by 10:30 a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up/with questions. You can also sign up in the Gathering Space.
Greg Greenway Concert
On Sat. April 25 at 8:00 p.m.
, the Fellowship will host a return concert by folk singer/songwriter Greg Greenway. The last time Greg was here, he rocked the house; so this is a show you won't want to miss! Suggested donation is $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Learn more about Greg and hear some of his music at http://myspace.com/greggreenway
. For details, contact Joe Zimmerman at email@example.com or 436-3473. Daytime Book Club TitlesApril 22
- Water for Elephants
, by Stephanie Gruen May 20
- Flight of the Falcon
, by Daphne DuMaurierJune 17
- The Wayward Bus
, by John Steinbeck
We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. All are welcome!
ChaliceLight Gallery Features Maury WyckoffApril 5 - April 30
, Maury Wyckoff will be exhibiting his collection of visually captivating photographs, "Colors of the Night/Dreams of the Day." Come join us for a reception, Sun. April 26, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at the Fellowship. For more information, Maury can be contacted at 335-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Group: Mind, Body & Spirit
Due to the positive response to the Spirit in Practice classes, Mind, Body & Spirit group has been formed. This group will meet the 4th Friday of every month at 7 p.m., running for about an hour. Our first meeting will be an informal gathering on April 24. The meetings will be primarily experiential in nature and will explore such topics as ritual, prayer, yoga, art, etc. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to join us to develop a worship experience that will inspire you & help you make changes in your life. If you would like more information, please contact Alice Diebel, Deb Miyake, Amanda Herbe or Toni Duron in the Gathering Space after Sunday service.
Being a UU Parent
As UU parents, how do we parent? How do we fit our UU values into everyday life? Come join Natalie as we explore these questions. Beginning on April 5
, this class will meet on Sunday morning, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for a total of five sessions (childcare is available). If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Natalie at email@example.com
or find her on Sunday mornings. The following is a description of the class: "Being a UU Parent" supports parents through exploration of parents' religious concerns, application of UU to family life, and the development of a parent support group.
YRE Committee Seeking New Members
The YRE Committee is a core group of people who work as a team to provide support to the DRE, make decisions and contribute to the Great End in RE. They also help the DRE build and support children and youth education through events and programs. There are six members on the committee and each commits to a three year term. Committee members are needed to contribute in meetings, bring energy and ideas, and fill a committee role, such as chairing one event during the church year. Parents and all interested parties are welcome to attend the YRE meetings, every third Sunday at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member of the YRE committee, please see Natalie Spriggs-Trobridge, Genevieve Harvey or Shannon Harper.
Offering for April
The Social Concerns Committee invites plate offerings for Reach Out Montgomery County, a provider of healthcare services for the underserved/uninsured. Healthcare professionals volunteer their time, so the greatest financial need is for medicine, with the most urgent need for inhalers and diabetes medication. In 2006, the State of Ohio awarded Reach Out the first Charitable Pharmacy License in the state, and the average cost per prescription is $9.00. 30% of non-pledge donations each Sunday in April will go to Reach Out for medicines. For more information, please visit Reach Out Link
Want to Get ALL the MVUUF News?!
If you are not currently on the MVUUF News email list, send Kristin an email at firstname.lastname@example.org & she will make sure you're added! These emails are sent whenever needed, to keep Fellowship members current with meetings, deadlines, important news, reminders, etc. This is NOT the same as receiving "The Forum" by email. You must have email to receive these notifications.
Service Auction Is Almost Here!
Hola! It's getting closer and closer...the single biggest night of the year! The 2009 MVUUF Service Auction is Sat. April 18 and it's shaping up to be a good one! The silent auction will run from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Live Auction will run from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dessert & coffee will be served after the auctions. You can still donate, too. Just fill out a form in the Gathering Space, or email/call Kristin in the office (email@example.com or 436-3628) and she'll get you one. See you there!
Personnel Committee Members Needed
If you work in HR or have other experience working with personnel issues, the Fellowship Personnel Committee may be a good volunteer opportunity for you. Ann Snively, chair of the committee, would like to recruit two additional committee members. It's a one-year-at-a-time commitment, and meetings are on an "as needed" basis. Contact Ann Snively if you would be willing to serve in this capacity.
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for an egg hunt after service on April 12. We will be collecting canned and dried foods for an Easter basket to deliver to the food pantry.
MVUUF has a new group forming just for you! If you play an instrument and would like to get involved, we want to hear from you. All instruments are invited, from trumpet to guitar and everything in between. Even if you haven't played in years and want to get back into the groove, come on down! We want this group to be a place where instrumental musicians can get involved, try something new, and have fun. We will be holding an interest meeting on Sunday, March 29
in the Sanctuary after service, with regular meetings shortly thereafter. Please contact Chris Gooley at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kat Koonce at email@example.com
if you are interested. Hope to see you there!