Daytime Book Club Title*
October 24 - Nightwoods: A Novel, by Charles Frazier
November 14 - Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow
December 12 - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
*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!
Lunch with Amy Is on The Move!
In October, Amy will be meeting at the House of Kabab on 298 N. Main St. in Centerville. They have Mediterranean sandwiches, are relatively inexpensive, and are a quiet, independent restaurant. It's very informal and they do accept credit cards. We meet every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. so please join us!
Community Discussion Group*
October 21 - "World Aristocracy? - Part 3." Moderator: Joe Lawrence
October 28 - "Is There A Solution to the Immigration Problem?" Moderator: Gordon Taylor
*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.
Our Child Dedication service will take place on October 21. If you or someone you know would be interested in having their child/ren participate, please let Rev. Amy know.
Planned Parenthood Book Fair
The largest book fair in Ohio is coming soon! Planned Parenthood's biggest fundraiser, their annual book sale, will be held Nov. 9 - 11 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. If you've been putting off donating your books, be sure to drop them off in our book barrel in the RE hallway ASAP!
Come one, come all to the Fall Bazaar: Our annual Fall Bazaar & Craft Festival is on November 10, 2012, from 10am - 3pm. We'd like YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS to attend and support the fall bazaar! To attract and keep our vendors from year to year, it's important to have as many participants as possible. While we do advertise to the community, our best resource for customers is our own fellowship and our closest friends. Please invite your friends and neighbors for a fun-filled day of food and shopping! We have both new and returning vendors selling wares, food and drink items available for purchase, and even a donation based MASSAGE stop to reduce your stress! We also have raffles galore, so don't miss out! Check out all the special baskets at the Sunday service and buy your tickets in advance or at the door. You can win as many times as your tickets are drawn, and you do NOT need to be present to win. All proceeds support our MVUUF general operating fund! Note: There are still many opportunities to volunteer! Please contact Jenny Oest (firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.439.7691) to sign up for one of many important tasks!
During October, the Humanitarian Giving Action Group welcomes non-pledge donations to benefit the Suicide Prevention Center. The mission of the Suicide Prevention is to save lives threatened by suicide by offering 24-hour crisis hotline and support groups; to foster prevention of suicide by offering specialized training programs and programs for school children; and to encourage community involvement in suicide prevention efforts to affect change.
Environmental Learning Book Club
Join us October 15, in the Founders room at 7:00 p.m., for a spirited discussion of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. The authors are Paul Hawken, (Ecology of Commerce), Amory & L. Hunter Lovins, Founders and co-CEOs of the famous Rocky Mountain Institute. They argue what most conservationists and environmentalists see as a serious imbalance in traditional capitalism - "it has always neglected to assign monetary value to its largest stock of capital-namely, the natural resources and ecosystem that make possible all economic activity and all life". For copies of the book, contact Environmental Action Group chairman Gary Courts at 436-1094 or email@example.com.
Advertising Fellowship Events
Just a reminder - when planning Fellowship events, make sure to use all the avenues of communication. These include email lists, the bulletin, the Forum, our Facebook page, and our bulletin boards. Remember that not everyone uses email or attends service and we want to make sure we're reaching as many people as possible.