Annual MVUUF Garage Sale
Our annual Garage Sale will take place on Sat., May 16
, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come out and shop! Bring your cash & enjoy a day of bargain hunting - we'll have lunch & baked goodies, too! Bake Sale & Cake Walk
In addition to the great items you'll find at the Garage Sale, we are also holding a Bake Sale & a Cake Walk. To donate items for the Bake Sale, please contact D.J. Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 239-3699. To donate items for the Cake Walk, please contact Izabella Spriggs-Trobridge at email@example.com
Community Discussion Group Topics*
May 17 - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love Moderator: Cynthia Brooks
May 24 -Why Not Legalize Street/Recreational Drugs Moderator: Gordon Taylor
May 31 - "N" is for Nauru and New River Gorge Moderator: Don Ferguson
*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. 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. 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 email@example.com
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 www.sicsa.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 email@example.com
or phone at 436-3628. She can send you a hard copy in the mail or email you an electronic version.
Mind, Body, Spirit
Join us the 4th Friday of the month at 7 p.m. for an experiential worship service: Mind, Body, Spirit. The topic for May 22 will be "Prayer", presented by Alice Diebel. As UUs we often reject the notion of prayer. What do we think prayer is? Why would we do it? Join this service to discuss and experience prayer.
Music Task Force Survey Results
A meeting will be held immediately following the service on Sunday, May 24 in the Founders' Room to review the results of the music survey we conducted earlier this year. All are invited to attend. The meeting will last no more than 1 hour and will consist of about 15 minutes of presentation, with the remainder of the time available for discussion and questions. This will also be an opportunity to express additional comments or suggestions about music at the Fellowship.
Have a Graduate?
Is there a recent, or soon-to-be, graduate in your house? If you'd like them to be recognized at a future service, please email Kristin by June 1.