Community Discussion Group Topics*
October 4 - Technology Fears - Working with Electronics. Moderator: Tom Cruse
October 11 - Medical Care Rationing - What Are the Choices? Moderator: Sam Kramer
*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*
October 21 - Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
*We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. All are welcome!
Evening Book Club*
Our club is trying something new in October. For our October 13 meeting, everyone will read a book of their choice about Frank Lloyd Wright, either fiction or nonfiction. Recent choices include The Women, by T.C. Boyle and Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan.
*We meet at Boston Stoker in Centerville at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. New participants welcome! Contact Ann Snively for more information.
The Prom You Always Wanted - October 3
Remember high school (or are you trying to forget!)? Your dances may have been fabulous, or maybe not. If you didn't love it, this is your chance at a "do-over," a therapeutic "corrective emotional experience." If you did love it, then come show the rest of us how to make it awesome! Tickets are on sale now, after service in the Gathering Space. Only $10 a person - that's flashback pricing! The fun starts at 8 p.m. at the Fellowship on October 3. We'll keep partying 'til midnight. If you have a curfew, get ready to break it! Bring your high school prom/dance photo, so we can guess who you were. The bigger the photo, the better.
Offering for October
The Social Concerns Committee invites plate offerings for the Suicide Prevention Center in Dayton. The SPC is the oldest suicide prevention agency in Ohio and the oldest volunteer-run crisis hotline in the U.S. The mission of the SPC is to save lives threatened by suicide by offering a 24-hour crisis hotline and support groups; to foster prevention of suicide by offering specialized training programs and programs for school children; and to encourage community involvement in suicide prevention efforts to affect change. For more information, call 226-0818. For the suicide prevention hotline, call 937-229-7777 or 1-800-320-HELP (4357).
Bring Your Canned Goods
Bring your canned goods to service on October 4. We'll be celebrating Sukkot, and the RE program will build a "sukkah." Everyone is invited to bring nonperishable items to fill our sukkah, which will then be donated to a food shelter.
MVUUF has a tradition of honoring an "Unsung Hero" every year. An unsung hero is someone who has been tirelessly showing their commitment to the Fellowship behind the scenes. It's not typically a person in a formal position, rather someone who sees something that needs to be done and gets it done. Please send your recommendations to Alice Diebel at email@example.com
by October 15
. MVUUF Holiday Bazaar!
The MVUUF Annual Bazaar is Sat. October 24
!! Start putting aside books and nice white elephant items. We will also need cans of pop and desserts. Where will we store all these wonderful donations? You can bring your donations starting Sun. October 11
. Please put: white elephant items in the Sanctuary closet; books in the Library; pop in the Kitchen closet. Be sure to mark your items "Bazaar." Breakfast and lunch will be served. Vendors are welcome and the fee is only $20, plus an item to be donated as a raffle prize. Contact Trena Swanke if you're interested in being a vendor. Contact Sylvia Wince if you're interested in helping the day of the bazaar, or setting up the day prior. Raffle tickets are also on sale now, every Sunday after service. Tickets are just $1 each or $5/6. Mark your calendars now for this popular Fellowship fundraiser!
Articulating Your Faith
This seminar begins Tues., October 20
and lasts for five weeks. The seminar guides participants through a series of easy and engaging exercises--personal reflection, role-play, discussion and even the creation of a worship event--that equip them to communicate their liberal religious ideals. Sign up sheet is in the Gathering Space. Workbook is required and costs $15.00. Rev. Amy Russell will be leading. Flu Season Protocol
The H1N1 virus is becoming more prevalent in Ohio and cases are occurring in schools. A church is a close, warm, and friendly place - a great place to spread germs! Please stay home if you have any symptoms of the flu
(fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, or vomiting). In order to reduce the spread of the flu, remember to cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. In the event of a serious outbreak, we may
cancel RE classes. We are not
at that point yet, but please watch the news lists for up-to-date information. Over the River and Through the Woods...
At our Thanksgiving service on November 22, we all sit together as families. This year, we'll be sharing stories about our grandparents. We'd like to invite anyone, adults and youth, who would like to share a story, to write it and send it to Amy Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or to the Fellowship address by November 10
. The stories could be about a holiday shared with grandparents, a humorous anecdote, or a fond memory. All stories will appear on our web site, and some will be selected to be shared during service. Please keep stories to 600 words (one page) or less. St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday LunchOctober 10 Menu:
BBQ or fried chicken, green beans, mac & cheese, whole fruit
* 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 email@example.com or sign up in the Gathering Space.Chalicelight Gallery
The Chalicelight Gallery is featuring Prom photos in conjunction with The Prom You Always Wanted. Can you identify who's who among them?
Food Fanciers will meet Fri., October 16
at 2 p.m. Come join us in the Fellowship kitchen when Iris Carter demonstrates how to make her zucchini pie! Contact Sylvia Wince at firstname.lastname@example.org
f you would like to be our chef for one of our sessions or have any questions! Yum! MVUUF Annual Retreat - Come for the Weekend or the Day!
MVUUF's annual retreat is scheduled for October 16-18
at Grailville in Loveland, OH. There are a few spaces left for weekend participants and unlimited spaces for Saturday only participants. The Saturday only option includes lunch, dinner, and all activities for only $35. We have lots of events planned, including nature walks, campfire time, meditation and so much more. If you want to participate, you must register and pay by October 4. Sign up in the Gathering Space after service on September 27 or October 4. Contact Ann Rismiller at 254-9413 with any questions.
Smart Choices will meet October 8, at 2 p.m. to create silk flower arrangements with an autumn theme to decorate the Fellowship. We'll meet in the MVUUF kitchen. Bring any supplies you have, such as a glue gun, silk flowers, wire, etc. Call Sylvia Wince with any questions.
I get the feeling if I join the library I can't be in the garden club because that will divide my loyalty and confuse my brain. If you don't agree then come join our effort to meet one or more interest we share as Men. Bring somebody you want to get to know. How did I learn to be a Man? What example do I set for how Men behave? Where do I get support for the difficult decisions I must make as a Man? How do I honor and express Love for the Women in my life? Where did I learn about Women? When I learned what a UU was I was told the question was the answer. Accepting that description the questions above are some of the answers I wish to share with other Men in an environment of trust and support. These are my questions and what yours are or how we learn to share them as well as the thoughts around them could be a good place to begin our conversation. I invite you to contact me, Bill Dugger, at BillDugger@zoomtown.com
with your ideas about when and where. We'll have an organizational meeting this Sun., October 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the Library.