Service Auction is Finally Here!
No longer will you be forced to listen to Kate Halpin beg you for donations, because the MVUUF Service Auction is here!! Don't forget: Sat. April 18 at MVUUF. Silent Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Live Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring your calendars, checkbooks, and dancing shoes! This is going to be a great event - see you there!
Community Discussion Group Topics*
April 19 - What We Eat Moderator: Carol Vincent
April 26 - Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Moderator: Lindy McDonough
*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.
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 Titles
April 22 - Water for Elephants, by Stephanie Gruen
May 20 - Flight of the Falcon, by Daphne DuMaurier
June 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 Wyckoff
April 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
Prayer Breakfast for GLBT Rights
Woven Branches, an interfaith GLBT advocacy group, is holding a Prayer Breakfast on Fri. May 1, 7-9 a.m. at the Women's Club. A group from MVUUF will be attending. Rev. Rod Kennedy from First Baptist will be speaking. For tickets, which are $20 each, please see Joe Law.
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.
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.
Honoring Our Loved Ones
On our May 31 service, we'll be honoring all those loved ones who died in the past year. This is a long held tradition at MVUUF. Please send Kristin all names you would like read at the service. She can be reached at email@example.com or 436-3628.
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 http://www.med.wright.edu/reachout/about.html
Need an Updated MVUUF Directory?
If you would like a current MVUUF directory, please contact Kristin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 436-3628. She can send you a hard copy in the mail or email you an electronic version.
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.