Congregational Meeting & Budget Discussion
Our next Congregational meeting will be after service on June 12. Please plan on attending, as our agenda includes the proposed budget. Voting members, remember that your attendance at this meeting is both a requirement and responsibility of membership. On June 5, there will be a discussion regarding the budget after service. All are welcome to attend.
Who doesn't love to finish service with a cup of java and some good conversation?! But coffee, despite rumors you may have heard, doesn't grow on trees...so please be mindful when purchasing an after service snack and cup o' joe. Our new pricing sheet lists a cup for just .50 and a snack for even less. If your kiddos are hungry, don't forget to send them with change! Thank you!
Congrats to Erin!
Erin Halpin was elected to the Heartland District Youth Steering Committee (DYSC)! Erin is the Transitional Age Range Representative. DYSC plans youth conventions, trainings and other events, in addition to being a voice of the youth at the district and national level. CONGRATS!
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
June 11 Menu: hearty sandwiches (turkey/ham with cheese), potato/pasta salad, 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.
Experienced Meditator Wanted
Experienced meditator wanted to volunteer to give instruction to inmates on Monday afternoons, at Lebanon Correctional Institution. Contact Brad Kochunas at 513-422-1270.
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.
June 14 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
July 12 - A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
August 9 - The Irresistible Henry House, by Lisa Grunwald
September 13 - March, by Geraldine Brooks
October 11 - Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
Women's Group Takes a Break
The Women's group is on hiatus for the summer.
Lunch with Amy
Lunch with Amy is switching locations! For the month of June, the lunch will be held at 2nd Street Market in Downtown Dayton. Meet at the tables at the far end of the market (away from Webster St.) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays; they have a reserved sign on them. Lunch is on hiatus during July and will resume at Panera in August.
Daytime Book Club Title*
June 15 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel, by Tom Franklin
July 20 - Bess and Harry: An American Love Story, by Jhan Robbins
August TBA - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
*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!
All members, friends and visitors of the Miami Valley UU Fellowship are hereby summoned for Jury Duty on Sunday, July 10, 2011 to render a verdict in the case of "Mother Earth vs. World's People - Perhaps the Most Important Trial in the History of Civilization". To be held in the courtroom of His Honor the Judge located at 8690 Yankee St. Failure to comply with this summons will result in tiresome whining by the Producer, Director, and members of the hardworking cast of this serious, but amusing, play.
There will be a labyrinth on June 10, beginning at 7 p.m. This one is extra-special with a twist! Come and find out what walking a labyrinth is all about. Want to help create an amazing space? Come help create the labyrinth and see it from a different perspective. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, contact Shannon Hansen at 397-6517.
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering During June, the Humanitarian Giving Action Group welcomes donations for Homefull. Your support is critical as Homefull strives to fulfill its mission: "to work to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education." Homefull was formerly called The Other Place.
Rev. Amy's Study Break
During the month of July, Amy will be on study break. She will be available for pastoral emergencies. Call Kristin to reach Amy.
Don't forget to collect a little water from whatever mountain stream or city fountain you visit this summer. We'll use it for our ingathering worship service on September 11. During that traditional water ceremony, we all pour water together into a communal bowl, symbolizing what we've learned over the summer and bring it back to share with our beloved community.
A/V System Upgrade Update
Bob Lewis and our donors have raised enough money to proceed with the sort of system we need. After additional consultation and prioritization, I have decided to ask vendors for a different system design which should save money on the audio side and give us more to play with on the video side. We won't, of course, tolerate a cheaper design that wouldn't meet our needs as well. I plan to have the revised requests available to the congregation and vendors in early June. With luck, we'll be able to settle on a vendor or vendors and final design over the summer and install in the fall. I'll keep everyone posted as we progress. Thanks for your ongoing support!
~ Pat Santucci, Chair, A/V Committee
DRE Position Open
We are seeking a Director of Religious Education to work 25 hours/week at $14-$17/hour based on experience. Apply by June 10 to Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 436-3628 with questions.
Harold Francis Barrett, Jr. Is Coming Home
Hal Barrett's son, Paul, is moving back to the states and bringing Hal's ashes with him. He has requested a memorial service for Hal in August (exact date TBA in service and in the "Forum"). A committee consisting of Don Ferguson, Rev. Chuck Thomas and Jeanette Eakins will be meeting after church on June 5 and invite anyone to join them as they make plans for the service. They also invite anyone who knew Hal to bring forward any items you might have relating to Hal and you are invited to share your stories about him at the service. Hal was very involved in the First UU Church, married over 40 couples and was a wonderful family man. For more information, contact Don Ferguson.
Dayton Pride Parade
Join fellow MVUUF friends and members as we march in support of equal rights for the LGBTQQ community. We will meet on June 4 at 11 a.m. at Cooper Park, behind the Dayton Metro Library.
Senate Bill 5
Are you concerned about SB 5 and the impact this legislation could have on the voice of public employees? A repeal effort is underway, and if the effort is successful a referendum will be on the ballot in November. Have you had a chance to think about the issue or talk with others to help decide your position? We invite you to a discussion on Fri., June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship where we will summarize what's in the referendum and listen to your concerns. LIFT Greater Dayton has invited congregations to hold listening campaigns so LIFT can better decide whether or not to support the referendum to repeal the bill. Please come and share with us. The evening is sponsored by the MVUUF Community Organizing Action Group.