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*
August 16 - Human Monogyny: Nature, Nurture, Species Survival Tactic, or Simple Personal Greed? Moderator: Roger Davis
August 23 - Viewpoints: A Fun Look at How Aliens in Our Lives See the UU World and Vice Versa Moderator: Don Heidorn
August 30 - Learning Never Ends Moderator: Ruby Powell
*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
August 26 - The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan
September 30 - The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. All are welcome!
MVUUF Classical Potpourri Concert
MVUUF's first annual classical potpourri concert will take place Sat. August 29 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All the musicians are MVUUF friends and members. Tickets are only $20 - a great bargain for almost a dozen performances! They can be purchased in the Gathering Space after Sunday service. Bring your family to enjoy all the musical talent our community has to offer! Contact Sylvia Wince or Jeanette Eakins for more information.
Planned Parenthood Book Drive
Planned Parenthood is holding a book drive in the MVUUF parking lot Sat. August 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. So clear out your bookshelves & make some room for new reads!
Adult Religious Education Course Offerings
The Adult Religious Education Committee is thrilled to offer you a broad range of class opportunities this fall for personal and spiritual growth and development. Please consider the following and let the facilitator know you are interested. Registration and/or commitment are not required, but it will help to have an idea so that we can be prepared. Meeting rooms will be determined when we have an idea of the number of attendees. If you have any questions, please see the facilitator listed. Be sure to take a look at our display in the Gathering Space!
~ Genevieve Harvey, LRE Rep. and Margaret Michal, ARE Chair
Articulating Your UU Faith Rev. Amy Russell leading on Tuesdays, Oct. 19 - Nov. 24
- designed to help UUs explain their faith to non-UUs
Committed Partner Workshop Rev. Amy Russell leading on Tuesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
- designed to help couples communicate effectively
The Prophetic Imperative Bob Lewis leading on Tuesdays, Sept. 15 - Oct. 13
- provides a look at the role of social justice work in our churches
Living the Welcoming Congregation Pete Hering & Margaret Michal leading on Tuesdays, for 13 weeks, starting Sept. 10
- designed for people/congregations who wish to reach out to the GLBT communities
Emerson Jim Guthrie leading in November
- looking at the writings & teachings of the "most recognized & revered figure in the Unitarian movement", Ralph Waldo Emerson.
For a more in depth description of the course offerings, please visit our web site at MVUUF
, click on Religious Education (on the left-hand side), then Adults. Offering for 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.
MVUUF Bridge Group
The MVUUF Bridge Group is looking for two more couples to join us for next season. Four couples meet once a month to play bridge. In June, all 16 couples meet for a final round. Interested? Contact Jim Hudson at 898-6856.
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday LunchSeptember 12 Menu
: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, fruit salad, 2% milk, 100% juice
*All donations must be delivered heated & 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
or sign up in the Gathering Space.
Coffee Volunteers Needed!
We urgently need volunteers to help with coffee/fellowship time after Sunday services. We need people to serve, as well as helpers for clean up. This is a great way to give back to the Fellowship community without a big time/money commitment! Please contact Sheila Adams at email@example.com
to sign up.
Choir will be starting in August & we would love to have new faces! You don't have to audition, nor do you have to read music! You only need to be able to join in with other supportive, caring people who also like singing. Choir meets on Wed. evenings, 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Our first rehearsal will be August 19
and we'll start the evening with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Space. Come for food & fellowship, or just come to the rehearsal. Even if you can't bring something, there's always plenty to eat! This is a great way to enjoy camaraderie, sing, have fun & contribute time to & add to the ambience of the Fellowship. Interested/have questions? Contact our Choir Director, Jeanette Eakins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Book Club*
September 8 - Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
*Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, at the Boston Stoker in Centerville (behind the DLM at Whipp & Far Hills). New participants are welcome. Contact Ann Snively for more information.
Summer Film Series
The Social Concerns Committee is sponsoring its annual summer film series. Mark your calendars for August 28 (for viewing of Crash)*. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Founders' Room. Come join us & view an excellent film that explores diversity in America.
*Crash is a film about the complexities of racism in the American melting pot. It tells interlocking stories about many of America's ethnic groups, police, and criminals over a 36 hour period. Crash won Best Picture at the 2006 Academy Awards.
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., August 23. We'll head there immediately after service for a fun-filled day of sun & fellowship! For more information, please contact Carolyn Leman.
August 21 - "What To Do With All That Zucchini!" Lori Damron will demonstrate how to make her easy stuffed zucchini. Yum! Come join us for food, fellowship & fun!
* 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Kitchen