Community Discussion Group Topics*
August 1 - "Life Musings - Reflecting on Life's Surprises." Moderator: Joe Casto
August 8 - "Dealing with Conflict." Moderator: Jim Faulconer
August 15 - "Various Religious Beliefs." Moderator: Carol Vincent
August 22 - "Recombined Families - Step-parenting and Step-grandparenting." Moderator: Open Forum
August 29 - "Modern Medical Breakthroughs." Moderator: Open Forum
*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 Title*
August 25 - Fallout, by Trudy Krisher (who will be joining us in our discussion!)
September 22 - The Last Patriot: A Thriller, by Brad Thor
*We meet one Wednesday a month, at 10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Library. We then go out for lunch together. All are welcome!
Evening Book Club
Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on August 10 at Christopher's Restaurant (2318 Dorothy Ln., Kettering) for dinner. We will discuss our summer reading and start putting together a list for the fall meetings. New participants are welcome. Contact Ann Snively for more information.
We will meet Fri., August 27 at 2 p.m. to watch Cindi Remm present a program on "Eating from the Garden." And mark your calendars for September 24 as Lew Hann is on the agenda - stay tuned for his topic! Join us for fun, conversation and lots of sampling our finished products!
On August 19, we'll be meeting at Laurel Herminghausen's home at 12:30 p.m. for a pool party and potluck. Please join us for all our summer fun!
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
August 14 Menu: Lasagna, green salad, fruit salad, 2% milk or 100% juice
*All items 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. Sign up in the Gathering Space.
Rev. Amy on Summer Leave
Rev. Amy will be on summer leave July 9 - August 6. She'll be available for emergencies. Lunch with Amy on Thursdays at Panera by the Dayton Mall is on hiatus during that time as well. Enjoy your summer!
Easy Money for MVUUF
You probably know about MVUUF's Amazon affiliate program* - now you can contribute to the Fellowship by shopping at over 1500 other online merchants! With GoodShop, every time you make a purchase from a participating merchant, MVUUF gets a donation. Plus, every time you search the web (called GoodSearch), MVUUF gets a donation! All you need to do is download and install the GoodSearch toolbar or add a plug-in. The toolbar can be hidden if desired and your purchases still count toward a donation. The plug-in adds a GoodSearch search box to your browser. Go to the link below to get started: http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/miami-valley-unitarian-universalist-fellowship-mvuuf
If you're going to search the web or buy online anyway, why not let MVUUF benefit?!
*Amazon is a GoodShop store, but MVUUF gets a larger donation when you go to our web page and click on Activities, Affiliates, and then click on the Amazon banner.
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium
Recently, an Environmental Action group has been organized as a task force of the Social Concerns Committee. On Sat., Aug. 21
, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., the group will sponsor a symposium entitled "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream". Two presenters affiliated with the international Awakening the Dreamer Initiative will facilitate this event. The initiative's mission is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just presence on planet Earth. The symposium will explore four questions: 1. Where are we? 2. How did we get here? 3. What's possible for the future? 4. Where do we go from here?
The registration fee is $15 for adults and $5 for students under age 18. Registration forms will be available after Sunday services and in the Gathering Space. Checks should be made payable to MVUUF and marked Awakening the Dreamer in the memo line. For more information, go to www.awakeningthedreamer.org
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Collection
During August, the Humanitarian Action Group welcomes plate offerings for YWCA Battered Women's Shelter of Dayton, OH. The YWCA of Dayton operates Montgomery County's only shelter for victims of domestic violence. In addition, they co-sponsor and staff the 24 hour domestic violence hotline. Their confidential services are available 24 hours/7 days a week, 365 days/year, free of charge to victims, their family members, friends, and other professionals.
MVUUF Youth Garage SaleYRE is collecting items for a garage sale on August 14. We are taking toys, games, household items, furniture, etc. We are NOT taking clothing of any kind! If you have items that you are willing to donate, please bring them to the library and mark them "YRE garage sale". If you have any questions, please send Natalie an email.
A New Fellowship Photo Directory!
We haven't had a new photo directory of our members since 2006, so it's time to do it again! This publication is completely free to the Fellowship - no cost for the photo shoot, proofs and every family gets a copy of the directory. Additional photos can be purchased as well, and will be ready in time for the holidays. Great gift idea! Mark your calendars because photo sessions will be held at the Fellowship on September 13, 14 and 15. In just one hour, you will check-in, be photographed, view the proofs, and select the image you want displayed in the directory. You may invite other family members or loved ones to be photographed as well (even if they're not members) or include "props" that express your personality or hobbies, such as a musical instrument. We can use volunteers to help out with various aspects of this project, like scheduling, etc., so if you're interested, please contact Lindy McDonough.