YRE Needs You!
It's that time of year again - we need MVUUF members to volunteer to help out with Fall YRE programs & classes. Please click HERE
to see all the incredible opportunities there are for you to connect with our youth!
Community Discussion Group Topics*
- Our Favorite "Green" Practices and Products Moderator: Open ForumJuly 26
- Public, Charter and Private Schools Moderator: Carol Vincent
*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.
Daytime Book Club Titles
July 29 - Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, by Greg Mortenson
August 26 - Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan
We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. All are welcome!
MVUUF Holiday Bazaar
Hard to believe, but the Bazaar will be here sooner than you think! October 24 to be exact. Please contact Sarah Hewitt, Trena Swanke or Sylvia Wince if you're interested in being a vendor.
Offering for July and August
The Social Concerns Committee invites plate offerings for UU congregations affected by Hurricane Katrina
. The three most severely damaged churches are seeking help from UUs across the country. Greater New Orleans UU is seeking to raise awareness and $2.7 million to rebuild the churches. As of late May, GNOUU had raised $867,000. For more detail, visit the UU World web site
, or read the June 8 issue of the UU World.
This month's artist is Gin Conforti, a native of Dayton who now resides in Warren County. Painting became her passion in adulthood and she is influenced by the Old Masters and contemporary artists. Her painting medium is mostly oil, but includes some watercolor. She is a member of Miamisburg Art Guild and Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors. Her show will be on display until August 15, so please come out and enjoy her work. You can visit her web site at Gin Conforti
Evening Book Club*
August 11 - Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
*Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, at the Boston Stoker in Centerville. New participants are welcome. Contact Ann Snively for more information.
Social Concerns Discussion
The Social Concerns Committee invites the congregation to explore the meaning and importance of social action/social justice work and how it's done in both the Fellowship and other UU churches. We are holding a discussion session following our Sunday worship service on Aug. 2.
Summer Film Series
The Social Concerns Committee is sponsoring its annual summer film series. Mark your calendars for July 24 (for viewing of "Sick Around the World")*. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Founders' Room. Come join us for the viewing and a lively discussion afterwards. You'll also get an update on where we are with new healthcare proposals in Congress and what's being done locally.
*"Sick Around the World" is by Frontline correspondent T.R. Reid and examines the healthcare systems of other advanced capitalist democracies to see what ideas might help the U.S. reform its system.
Meet us at the park! Bring your lunch, swimsuits, towels & sunscreen and join Fellowship members at the Activity Center Park, 221 N. Main St. in Centerville on Sun., July 26. We'll head there immediately after service for a fun-filled day of sun & fellowship! For more information, please contact Carolyn Leman.
July 31 - Cindi Remm & Lori Damron are going to demonstrate canning tomatoes & other veggies.
August 21 - we're having a "Canning Fest"! Bring in your veggies, we'll can them, then exchange what we've canned. Everyone will go home with freshly canned food - won't those veggies taste good right around December?!
* 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Kitchen
Save Your Water!
During your summer travels or when you're out hiking, remember to save a few drops of water for our Water Ceremony in September. At our in-gathering service on September 14, we celebrate a ritual where we each bring a vial of water to add to a communal bowl while we share our summer memories.