St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
October 8 Menu: Pulled pork & buns, mac & cheese, broccoli, baked beans, 100% juice, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Gathering Space.
Community Discussion Group*
October 2 - "Family Mementos." Moderator: Diane Bohlander
October 9 - "Lessons Learned from the Dying." Moderator: Lindy McDonough
October 16 - "Is There a Better Way to Reduce the Harm Done by Drugs?" Moderator: Gordon Taylor
October 23 - "Why Do People Kill People?" Moderator: Don Ferguson
October 30 - "If Only Moments in My Life." Moderator: Open Forum
*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.
Come Out and Dance!
On Sat., October 22 we invite LGBT folks, their friends and their allies to get their groove on! MVUUF is hosting a dance party from 8 p.m. - midnight and the requested donation is only $5 (cheaper than a cover at any club!). We'll have a coffee bar and refreshments to purchase. Professional D.J. Drew Baker will be spinning the tunes - all we need is you! For more information, contact Margaret Michal at email@example.com.
Lunch with Amy Update
During October we'll meet at the Panera at the Greene. And in November, we'll go back to our usual haunt, Panera by the Dayton Mall. All are invited! Join Amy Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Join us on Sat., October 29 for a candlelit labyrinth in the Sanctuary. The labyrinth starts at 7 p.m. Drinks and refreshments will be provided, but donations of food or money are appreciated. Please contact Shannon Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our annual Bazaar is almost here - October 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! We need your help to make it successful! You can sign up in the Gathering Space to donate a raffle prize, help on the day of the Bazaar, etc. Or, you can show up on the 15th and spend, spend, spend! Have any questions? Call Kristin at 436-3628. Mark you calendar and bring your pocketbook - let's make this event the best yet!
Keys to the Fellowship
If you're like most people, you have a "mystery key" on your keychain. You know, a key you don't remember getting, and doesn't open anything you can think of. Well, it is entirely possible that it's a key to MVUUF.
Currently, there are many keys to the Fellowship unaccounted for, including some keys that unlock the church office. Some keys have been misplaced, while others were never returned after an event or activity. The Fellowship had a system for signing out keys that was confusing, and allowed a few keys to "slip through the cracks."
In the next month, we're going to reboot the key program at the Fellowship. Sean Halpin is delegating the distribution of keys to Kristin Freeman (who is also responsible for collecting the keys afterward). A brand-new "Key Log" will be used to help Kristin see where the keys are, and when they should be returned. And finally the building will be getting new locks.
We will be using the current key policy as our guide as to who is issued new keys. This means that some people who currently have keys will not get a new one, and some people will get a key for the first time. We will do our best to make the transition short and smooth.
Thanks for your cooperation!
MVUUF Safety Committee: David Cobb, Sean Halpin, Denny Smith
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.
October 11 - Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
November 18 - The Bells, by Richard Harvell
December 13 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
January 10 - The Elephant and the Dragon, by Robyn Meredith
February 14 - American Pastoral, by Philip Roth
March 13 - Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
Daytime Book Club Title*
October 19 - In The Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
November TBA - A Singular Woman - The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother, by Janny Scott
*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!
Build Your Own Theology
Please join Rev. Amy Russell and Joel Araujo as they hold a Build Your Own Theology seminar held on Thursdays, October 18 - December 20, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Founders room. During this 10 week series, participants will explore truth and authority, unity in diversity, nature of spirituality, sin and salvation, eschatology, justice and Beloved Community, role of church, suffering and meaning, and death and immortality. If you're interested, please sign up in the Gathering Space.
Walking to Defeat Issue 2
Many of you are aware that Lift Greater Dayton is working to defeat Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) in this election. Our community action organizing group is deeply involved in this work. We will be hosting a Community Walk where we go out in pairs to selected neighborhoods to knock on doors and ask people to vote against Issue 2. The walk will take place on Sat. October 22, 12:00-4:00, from the Fellowship. The session will start with training on how to do this. Lunch will be available. Call Bill Ross for more information.
Humanitarian Giving Action Group Offering
During October, the Humanitarian Giving Action Group welcomes donations for Reach Out of Montgomery County. Reach Out's mission is to provide access to health care services for the underserved/uninsured population of Montgomery County, without restraints, utilizing the professional skills of volunteer physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Eligibility for patients living outside of Montgomery County is determined on a case-by-case basis. Clinic visits are at no cost to the patient. Ancillary services such as labs and x-rays are limited based on current contracts.