Community Discussion Group Topics*
May 3 - The Battle for the American Soul: Who should we support in the national debate raging between the Marlboro Man and the Good Samaritan? Moderator: Roger Davis
May 10 - Is Teaching Children Tradition an Indoctrination? Moderator: Joe Lawrence
May 17 - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love Moderator: Cynthia 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.
Julie Renfro Award Nominations
The YRE Committee is seeking nominations for the Julie Renfro Award for outstanding service to Youth Religious Education. This award is presented in honor of a former RE Assistant who showed dedication and service beyond her call of duty. The recipient should be someone who has devoted significant service to our young people through the YRE program. The nomination, which should be a paragraph explaining your recommendation, can be submitted to Shannon Harper. Shannon will take nominations in person, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or they can be left in the DRE mailbox. Anyone can nominate, so please discuss this with your children, as some of our most heartfelt nominations have come from them. All nominations will be considered and reviewed by our YRE Committee and the award will be presented at our June Congregational Meeting.
Annual MVUUF Garage Sale
Our annual Garage Sale will take place on Sat., May 16
, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. We need volunteers to help the day of the event, taking money, working in the kitchen, etc. There are three shifts (8:30-12, 12-3, or all day). You can also volunteer to help out the week leading up the Garage Sale, because we'll need lots of items priced! Can't volunteer, but still want to help out? We'll take your donations to sell! We can take anything, but NO CLOTHING, please. If you have furniture to donate & need it picked up, contact Tom Adams at 832-1448 or email@example.com
. Any other questions/want to sign up to volunteer? Call Shirley Gezinski at 434-2267. Can't volunteer or donate? Come out and shop! Bring your cash & enjoy a day of bargain hunting - we'll have lunch & baked goodies, too!
Honoring Our Loved Ones
On our May 31
service, we'll be honoring all our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the great items you'll find at the Garage Sale, some of our MVUUF kids will be holding a cake walk during the Sale. If you'd like to show off your cake baking ability, please donate a cake for this event. There are only 20 spots available, so if you're interested, sign up in the Gathering Space soon! It's $10/person, and you can pay the day of the event. The cake walk will take place in the Founders' Room at 1 p.m. on May 16
(that's right - bargains & baking! You can't beat a Garage Sale like this one!). Donations should be dropped off no later than noon that day. If you have any questions, please contact Izabella Spriggs-Trobridge through her mom's email, email@example.com
. Happy baking!
Have a Graduate?
If you have a graduate you'd like recognized at a service in the near future, please email Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org
, by June 1.
St. Vincent de Paul's 2nd Saturday Lunch Menu*
May 9 menu:
lasagna, green salad, fruit salad (already prepared, or a combo/any of the following - melon chunks, oranges, grapes, tangerines or clementines), and 100% orange juice.
* 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 email@example.com
to sign up/with questions. You can also sign up in the Gathering Space.
Daytime Book Club Titles
May 20 - Flight of the Falcon, by Daphne DuMaurier
June 17 - The Wayward Bus, by John Steinbeck
July 29 - Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, by Greg Mortenson
We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. All are welcome!
Offering for May
The Social Concerns Committee invites plate offerings for SICSA
(The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals). SICSA is a non-profit animal welfare group that has been dedicated to helping the homeless, stray, and unwanted animal population in the Miami Valley since 1974. SICSA depends on donations at all times, but in today's economic climate, donations are down and many animals are being abandoned as people have to give up their homes. For more information, please visit SICSA
Food Fanciers is open to MVUUF members who want to have fun & learn tricks used in food preparation. We do taste everything we make! Whomever is demonstrating brings the ingredients & utensils. On May 15, Janice Beers will show us how to make one serving chocolate cake in a mug. Questions? Contact Sylvia Wince.
*Meets one Friday a month at 2 p.m., in the Fellowship Kitchen
Universalist Cemetery Restoration Clinic
The Springboro Historical Society will be sponsoring a clinic on how to preserve and restore a graveyard at the Springboro Universalist Cemetery. The clinic is May 31
, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes a continental breakfast and picnic lunch. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Orleans Service Project
Come join a work project in New Orleans, July 11 - 19
. Cost of the trip is $200, and includes a cot to sleep on, bathroom facilities, 5 breakfasts, 5 sack lunches, and 5 dinners. The group is leaving from Evansville, IN. Individuals must reserve their space by Apr. 30. A $100 deposit is required to register. Registration forms are available at Heartland District, online at www.uuevansville.org
or by email to Rev. Deane Oliva at email@example.com
. Call 270-779-9222 for more information.
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.