Around the Fellowship
St. Vincent de Paul 2nd Saturday Lunch*
January 14 Menu: pork & sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fried/baked apples, green salad, 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*
January 1 - Open Forum
January 8 - "Favorite Books of Last Year"
January 15 - "Lifetime Learning." Moderator: Priscilla Mutter
January 22 - "Reading History." Moderator: Tom Starr
January 29 -"WORM, First Digital World War." Moderator: Lindy McDonough
*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.
Mark Your Calendars - We're Having a Party!
Jesse Minnefield, our custodian of 30 years turning 75 - and if that doesn't warrant a party, I don't know what does! So mark your calendars now for after service on January 29. If you'd like to contribute to a gift for Jesse, there will is a box in the Gathering Space to put your donation. Checks should be made out to MVUUF and indicate Party in the memo line. Please plan on helping us celebrate the birthday of such a wonderful staff member!
Our next Congregational Meeting will be immediately following service on Sun., January 22. The agenda items include voting on the slate of candidates, voting on Study Action Issues for the UUA, and presenting the Unsung UU Award. The Board also invites discussion on building security.
Slate of Candidates
In preparation for the January Congregational meeting, the Nominating Committee is working to fill a slate of candidates. The following names will be presented:
Alysoun Taylor-Hall - President
TBA - V.P.
Catherine Queener - Secretary
Pat Whitney - Treasurer
Jim Hudson - Trustee A
Duane Ferguson - Trustee B
Kate Halpin - P.C. Chair
TBA - Communications Rep.
Alice Diebel - Membership Rep.
Joe Law - Music Rep.
Carolyn Leman - R.E. Rep.
Dan Enterline - Endowment
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.
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*
January 18 - Dreamers of the Day, by Mary Doria Russell
February TBA - Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
March TBA - What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, by Thomas Frank
*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!
During January, the Humanitarian Giving donation will be to the Minister's Discretionary Fund. The economy has taken its toll on many people, including those in our own church community. The Minister's Discretionary Fund allows Rev. Amy to provide assistance to our members in their time of need.
Chalice Light Gallery
During January, the Gallery will be displaying the photography of member Maury Wyckoff. Through Maury's lens, see revealed the majesty of our world, capturing ordinary, extraordinary, and humorous moments, and presenting them in a way that draws you in as if you are there. Or could have been there. Or wish you were there.
It's a New Year and the LGBT support/social group, Interweave, is revived! Starting Mon., January 23 at 6:30 p.m., we'll meet in the Founders room. This is an organizational meeting. Bring your ideas for the group. We are going to have a potluck dinner that night, so please bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Margaret Michal at email@example.com.