Around the Fellowship
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
July 9 Menu: Beef stew, green 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Gathering Space.
Lunch with Amy
Lunch is on hiatus during July and will resume at Second Street Market in August.
Community Discussion Group*
July 3 - "How Free Are We?" Moderator: Lindy McDonough
July 10 - "The Economics of Medicine (Medical Care)." Moderator: Tom Starr
July 17 - "Famous People Who Graduated from Your High School or College." Moderator: Bruce Baker
July 24 - "How Have Your Hobbies Changed over The Years?" Moderator: Diane Dermody
July 31 - TBD
*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.
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.
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
Daytime Book Club Title*
July 20 - Bess and Harry: An American Love Story, by Jhan Robbins
August 17 - 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.
Ice Cream, Food, Water & Fun!!
We need a FUNdraiser for our A/C and this is it! Join us on July 10 as we host a water party! We are planning an ice cream social (with Reeve's ice cream and Farinet's brownies!), a bouncy house and water carnival! We'll be selling tickets for food and games. And we're inviting everyone - other UU congregations, the community, our neighbors - so tell a friend! If you're planning on playing water games, we advise dressing appropriately and bringing a towel J We need your help to make this day a success! If you can help set-up, clean-up, serve food or help with games, let us know! Have a gazebo you can donate for shade and food prep? That'd be great! Call Adina Reeve (320-1714) or Robin Farinet (293-3014) to volunteer. See you on July 10!!
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.
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering
During July, the Humanitarian Giving Action Group welcomes donations for Homefull. Homefull managers work one-on-one with clients in the gateway shelters with the primary goal of moving them into appropriate permanent housing, and out of the shelter system. They also provide educational classes, including basic life skills and employability courses.
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.
Social Justice Film Series
The Social Justice Film Series begins on July 8 at 7 p.m.! Mark your calendars for July 8, July 29 (an environmental film), August 5 (an LGBT film) and August 19 (TBD). Our July 8 film is "Farmingville." This movie tells the story of a suburban Long Island town that made national headlines in the early 2000s when conflict over the sudden influx of Mexican day laborers tore the town in two. It's the unique story of one particular town's response to change and conflict, but it's also a story of unresolved national questions about labor, the economy, and immigration that are probably playing out in our community, too. This movie was recommended by the UUA Commission on Social Witness as part of the study action issue on immigration.
Cinemaniacs meet the first and third Sunday of the month at a local theater. Movies, times and locations are announced on the MVUUF Discussion list.
August 21 Service
Our August 21 service is titled "Stretching Into Our Discomfort Zone." Have you ever allowed yourself to stay in a place that was outside of your comfort zone long enough to be really stretched by the experience? Would you like to share that experience? Let Amy know if you'd like to briefly share your stretching story during service.
Change in Regularly Scheduled Child Care Availability
Due to a lack of need, there will no longer be regularly scheduled childcare from 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings starting July 3. If you are attending a meeting during that time and need child care, please contact Kristin and it will be arranged.