Community Discussion Group Topics*
March 20 - "Finding Meaning in Life." Moderator: Jim Faulconer
March 27 - "The Increasingly Unequal Distribution of Wealth in The U.S." Moderator: Gordon Taylor
*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 has placed a suggestion box in the Gathering Space. They are soliciting your suggestions on ideas for giving for 2011.
We will meet on March 18 at 2 p.m. in the kitchen. Come watch Lew Hann make his Egyptian Vegetable soup - taste the results, too!
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
April 9 Menu: lasagna, 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. Sign up in the Gathering Space or call Evan James at 286-7512.
Smart Choices will attend a tour at the Cox Media Center on April 1 at 4:15 p.m.
Daytime Book Club Title*
March 23 - It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis
April 20 - Labor Day, by Joyce Maynard
May TBD - The Painted Veil, by Somerset Maughm
June TBD - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel, by Tom Franklin
*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.
April 12 - Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
May 10 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Campaign Gala Dinner!
Join your fellow MVUUF friends and members as we kick off the 2011 pledge campaign. We're hosting a dinner (it's free and includes entertainment - how can you say no?!) on Sat. March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Kristin at 436-3628 by March 18.
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering
During March, 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.
Chicago - Here We Come!
"City of the Big Shoulders", the "Player with Railroads", "My Kind of Town", "The Windy City", and "Sweet Home"...the theme of the 2011 Service Auction is CHICAGO! Join us on April 30 for thematic food, music, incredible auction items and "all that jazz." Watch the "Forum" and bulletin for details, and start thinking about what you can offer to the auction...perhaps something "we can't refuse?" Contact Pat Santucci with questions.
The Women's group will be discussing Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, by Geneen Roth 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.
Nonviolent Communication Group
There will be one new NVC study/practice group forming this March. We will meet Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in room 5 in the RE wing. It will be open for drop-in, as well as having a core of "regulars". Experienced NVC-ers are encouraged to come. It helps reinforce prior experience by revisiting the concepts and practicing as well as helping newer people to learn from those who have some practice under their belt already. The group will be facilitated by Ria Megnin, in collaboration with Genevieve Harvey. The plan is to use the book/workbook to study for the 13 weeks, one chapter per week, and then see where we want to go from there. We may schedule additional "practice" times during the next 3 months or after the book study is complete. You can contact Genevieve at 436-3473 or Ria at 831-236-0361 with any questions.