Community Discussion Group Topics*
April 17 - "Ask the Doctor Your Medical Questions." Moderator: Tom Starr
April 24 - "The Interesting Lives of Our Ancestors." Moderator: Carol Vincent
*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.
Bon Voyage Natalie!
Natalie Spriggs-Trobridge, our DRE, is moving to Indianapolis to head up their RE department. She will be sorely missed! We are having a bon voyage party for her after service on May 22. If you'd like to help out and/or donate money for a going away present, please contact Kristin at 436-3628.
The 2011 "Chicago" Service Auction will be held Sat., April 30, 6-9 p.m. Come and bid on fabulous items/events/outings - and to enjoy thematic refreshments. If you have any questions or would like to assist with the Auction itself, please contact Pat Santucci. Suggested opening bid: 25 or 6 to 4.
We will meet on April 22 at 2 p.m. in the kitchen. Robin Farinet will make cream puffs and éclairs from her grandmother's recipe - YUM!
During our May 29 service, we'll remember our loved ones who've passed away this year. If you have a name you'd like to include in the service, please contact Kristin at 436-3628 no later than May 23.
Cooperative Egg Hunt
The tradition continues! There will again be a cooperative egg hunt for the children of MVUUF. We will organize search parties following the service on April 24. The egg hunt will include fun activities and snacks. Please plan to attend with your child. The YRE Committee requests a donation of a canned food item for this event. We hope you can attend!
Pride Parade Shirts
The Dayton Pride Parade is June 4 and the Social Concerns Committee is requesting that MVUUFers wear Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts. If you'd like to purchase a shirt for $18, please sign up in the Gathering Space by May 15. For more information, please contact Alice Diebel.
YRE Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Please mark your calendars for our YRE Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on May 22 before service. If you have served in YRE this year, you will be receiving an invitation at the end of April with more details and an opportunity to RSVP. Also, we will again be asking volunteers to bring in breakfast food to show all our appreciation to our dedicated teachers. For more information, contact Carolyn Leman.
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
May 14 Menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, fruit salad, 2% milk, 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 or call Evan James at 286-7512.
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.
May 10 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Daytime Book Club Title*
April 20 - Labor Day, by Joyce Maynard
May 18 - The Painted Veil, by Somerset Maughm
June 15 - 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!
Our May Day celebration will be May 1. Please bring a potluck dish to share after service, as we celebrate this wonderful day. We need volunteers to watch the kids as they run around the May Pole. Can you help? Contact Shannon Hansen at 397-6517.
The Fellowship will be holding a rummage sale on Sat. May 7. We're raising money for the OWL program! Have clothes, shoes or coats you want to move out of your house?! Then give them to us! Please, only donate those items - no toys, books, etc. We need volunteers to set up the night before and to help work that day. If you can help, please contact Shannon Hansen at 397-6517.
Juline Renfro Award Nominations
The YRE Committee is once again seeking nominations for the Juline Renfro Award for outstanding service to Youth Religious Education. This award is presented in honor of a former RE Assistant who showed dedication and service beyond her call of duty. The recipient should be someone who has devoted significant service to our young people through the YRE program, anywhere from the nursery through Senior High. Along with your nomination please submit a paragraph or two explaining why we should choose that person. Anyone can nominate, so please discuss this with your children and/or classes. Some of our most heartfelt submissions come from our children.
All nominations will be carefully considered by our YRE Committee and the award will be presented at our May 22 service. Thank you for taking time to help honor those people that really make a difference in YRE. We have so many worthy volunteers please help us recognize them! Please submit nominations to Shannon Harper. Nominations can also be left in the LRE Representative's mailbox in the YRE Hallway. Deadline for submissions is May 14. For questions call Shannon at 681-6496.
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering
During April, 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.