Community Discussion Group Topics*
September 19 - "Humor!" Join us for a morning of laughter therapy. Bring a good, funny story to share. Moderator: Jim Faulconer
September 26 - "Television Worth Watching - Our All-Time Favorite Shows." We've discussed favorite movies, books, web sites, people and travel destinations. Now it's time to share our favorite TV shows! Moderator: Lindy McDonough
*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.
At our September 16 Board meeting, we have invited a representative from the group that is trying to start a new congregation in Dayton to attend. On Sun., September 19 we would like to have a congregational discussion after the service about this issue. While we know that such efforts are very preliminary, we want to take this opportunity to share as much as we know and understand the congregations' perspectives as well. Please watch the news list for more information or contact Alice Diebel or Amy Russell.
Daytime Book Club Title*
September 22 - The Last Patriot: A Thriller, by Brad Thor
October 20 - Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
November 17 - Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
December 15 - Seven Stories of Christmas Love, by Leo Buscaglia and Tom Newsom
-This is our holiday potluck meeting! Meet at Carol's house!
January TBD - Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Marbery and Alison Anderson
*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 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Library on October 12
to discuss The Blessings of the Animals
, by Katrina Kittle. Contact Ann Snively for more information.November 9
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
, by Heidi W. DurrowDecember 14
- The Last Song
, by Nicholas SparksJanuary 11
- Oil on the Brain
, by Lisa MargonelliFebruary 8
- Lush Life
, by Richard Price MVUUF Holiday Bazaar!
We will be holding our annual Holiday Bazaar on Sat., October 30!
Come enjoy this great day at the Fellowship and bring your checkbook because we'll have great vendors, fabulous breakfast and lunch foods, and a wonderful raffle! Tickets for raffle prizes are $1 each or $5 for 6 chances and are on sale in the Gathering Space after service. We need volunteers to make this day run smoothly, too.
Can you help by donating nice white elephant items? What about helping take money the day of the bazaar? Set up tables? Provide food items to sell? If you can do anything to help, please contact Rita Schindel at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 890-0443 or Debbie Cooper at email@example.com
. See you there!Food Fanciers
Mark your calendars for September 24
at 1 p.m. We'll make some delicious finger foods to serve as refreshments at the Potpourri Concert being held the next night. The Fellowship kitchen is where it's at! Afterwards, we'll have dinner at Panera on 725!
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
October 9 Menu: Chicken (BBQ or fried), mac and cheese, green beans, 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Gathering Space.
Small Group Dinner
Small group dinner [UU - Colloq.] - n. 1. Good food 2. Good conversation 3. Good company
It's time once again to think about Small Group Dinners. Enjoy conversation, good food and fun while getting to know others in the Fellowship. Groups of 8 to 10 gather in each others' homes once a month, October through June, for dinner and everyone brings a part of the meal. The year is divided into two cycles - the first is October through February. Then we rearrange the members of the groups for the second cycle, which is March through June. All are invited to join - members and friends alike! There are two sign-up sheets - one for adults only and one for families. Dawn Bellinger is coordinating the adult group only, but will pass along the family information. Sign up sheets are available in the Gathering Space and September 19 is the last day to join, so don't delay!
Contact Dawn at 427-1980 or email@example.com
for more information. Dawn would like to thank Jay Snively for all his work coordinating these dinners these past many years!
Second Annual Classical Potpourri Concert
Come enjoy wonderful music, both instrumental and voice, performed by MVUUF members and friends! This fantastic fundraiser was a huge hit last year and we hope to have an even bigger turnout in 2010. Join us on Sat., September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary for performances by Alysoun Taylor, Chuck Eakins, Jeanette Filbrun Eakins, Jim Poltrone, Lew Hann, Melanie Danford, Ryan Wood and Mike O'Brien. Tickets are $20 in advance (on sale in the Gathering Space after service) or at the door. For more information, please contact Jeanette Eakins. See you there!
Women's Group Meets Again!
On September 19, the Women's Group will resume meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. - see you in Room #5!
Blessing of the Animals
Rev. Amy Russell will hold a blessing of the animals on October 16
, 11 a.m. at Indian Riffle Park, Shelter #3. This event is part of the Howl-O-Ween Walk fundraiser held by the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. It's lots of fun and people and pets alike are costumed! If you want to register for the fundraiser, go to www.mvpta.com
or contact Iris Carter.
Harvest the Power Leadership Curriculum
Are you a new leader in the Fellowship or a veteran leader that would like to sharpen your skills? Wherever you are on your leadership journey, we're offering a religious education opportunity for you. It's based on a curriculum developed by the UUA called "Harvest the Power", focusing on three areas of leadership: identity, purpose and path. This four part course will focus on the first area, "Identity" and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Founders room on September 21, 28 and October 5 and 12. Sign up in the Gathering Space and for more information please contact Alice Diebel.
Calling All Quilters and Non-Quilters Alike!
If you're interested in quilting or learning how to quilt, please contact Cindi Remm at 885-4190. We'd like to put together a quilt together starting in November!
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Collection
During September, 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.