Update on the YRE Social Action Grant Project
We have heard that the January 9 proposal deadline, coming just after the holidays, made it difficult for people to participate. Thus we decided to postpone the announcement of recipients and to accept additional proposals. Stay tuned for the new submission date and other details!
Community Discussion Group Topics*
February 6 - "The Marijuana Issue Is Not Dead." Moderator: Gordon Taylor
February 13 - "The Poetry In Our Lives." Moderator: John Gormley
*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.
And We Want Your Ideas, Too!
The Humanitarian Giving Action Group will be placing a suggestion box in the Gathering Space starting in January. They are soliciting your suggestions on ideas for giving for 2011.
We will meet on February 18 at 2 p.m. in the kitchen. Get ready to indulge, as Shirley Gezinski will be preparing eggplant parmesan!
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
February 12 Menu: beef stew, green salad, fruit salad, 2% milk
*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 Kristin at 436-3628 sign up in the Gathering Space or call Evan James at 286-7512.
Daytime Book Club Title*
February 16 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
March TBD - It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis
*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. on the second Tuesday of the month at Christopher's Restaurant (2318 Dorothy Ln., Kettering). For more information, contact Ann Snively.
February 8 - Oil On the Brain, by Lisa Margonelli
March 8 - Lush Life, by Richard Price
April 12 - Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
May 10 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering
During February, the Humanitarian Giving Action Group will be accepting non-pledge donations for the Wesley Center. The Wesley Center is a faith-based organization that responds to the needs of families and individuals in crisis. The Center offers classes on financial management, computer literacy, offers hot meals, and support services.
The Women's group will be discussing Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, by Geneen Roth beginning February 6 through the month of March. This book will help us examine that how we eat is related to our core beliefs and way we live. Please join us as we discover a book by a celebrated author which has changed lives. Please contact Sarah Hewitt or Alice Diebel for more information.
Covenant Groups Start in March
Covenant groups are small groups that meet bi-monthly to deepen relationships and a sense of spirituality. If you're interested, come to an information meeting on February 20 at 12:30 in Amy's office.
Small Group Dinner
[UU - Colloq.] - n. 1. Good food 2. Good conversation 3. Good company
It's time to switch up the dinner groups! 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 in two cycles - we're winding down the first cycle. The second cycle starts in March and continues in June. All are invited to join, Fellowship members and friends alike.
There will be two sign up sheets - one for adults only and one for families. I will coordinate the adult groups but not the family groups, but I will pass on the contact information to all the families. EVEN IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE FIRST CYCLE IN SEPTEMBER, YOU NEED TO SIGN UP AGAIN FOR THE SECOND CYCLE. Look for sign up sheets in the Gathering Space. February 20 is the last day to sign up. Contact Dawn Bellinger at 427-1980 for more information.
The New UU - A Course for New & Prospective Adult Members
If you are a new member of the Fellowship, or thinking seriously about becoming a member, and want to learn more about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, this course is for you. If you've been around for a few months, or maybe a year or two and are still trying to make sense out of being a UU, this course might be of help.
The course begins Sunday morning, February 13, 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship library and continues for 7 weeks. It will be led by Bob Lewis with assistance from Rev. Amy Russell. Childcare will be provided. The course will focus on important themes in UU life: worship, UU theology and history, faith development, social justice, organization and governance, and a congregational perspective. Personal sharing and dialogue will be encouraged.
Please sign up with Kristin the church office by calling 436-3628.You can also sign up with Bob at 350-7763 or using the sign up sheet in the Gathering Space. If you have questions, please call Bob.