Chalice                    Miami Valley 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

8690 Yankee St.  Dayton, OH  45458





MVUUF's Forum  July, 2017

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Service Topics for July, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd
"Beauty and Bounty:  Art and Reality"
with Rev. Pam Allen-Thompson

Sunday, July 9th 
"A Shared Service with Tree of Life Community
Rev. Mary Reaman 

Sunday, July 16th
(information for this service was not available at time of publication)

Sunday, July 23rd
MVUUF's Anti-Racism Team

Sunday, July 30th
Service Led By MVUUF's Youth and Adrienne Clark
July News


Progress is being made!
If you've been to the Fellowship lately, you can see that some changes have begun to take place already, as we get the grounds ready for the Rev. Greg Martin Center for Creative Play. Some shrubs have been removed, and some of the perennials have also been moved, in order to make more room available for this wonderful playground project. Financial support has been coming in, and thanks to so many wonderful, generous contributors it looks as if we will be able to meet all the financial goals we set for ourselves (which were published in last month's edition of The Forum ).
Hopefully, the remainder of the work will take place throughout this month!


Our Whole Lives (OWL) for grades 7-9 will be beginning this September, and this time we will be doing something a little different. We'll be combining with members from Harmony Creek UCC and David's UCC; the classes will take place at MVUUF and be taught by people from the other two churches (because we still need to get more people trained to teach Jr. Hi OWL).
There will be a mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting on Sunday, September 10th, 1-2:00 PM, at the Fellowship, and child care will be provided.  OWL classes are scheduled for Sunday afternoons on these dates:  September 17th, October 1st, October 15th, October 29th, November 12th, December 3rd, December 17th, February 4th, February 25th, and March 11th. Regular attendance is required if your child is a part of the class.
Please contact Lori McClain, DRE, if you are interested, at .

If you're relatively new to MVUUF, you've undoubtedly wondered, "What the heck is Program Council, anyway?"
If you've been part of our MVUUF tribe for a while now, you may be wondering, "So what's Program Council up to now?"
Okay, you probably haven't thought about any of that.
In any case, the Program Council invites you to attend any of our meetings-7:00 PM on the first Monday of the month-in the Founders' Room. At our meetings, program area representatives meet to share plans and ideas and find ways to collaborate on events such as the Service Auction, worship services, the proposed playground, and other important MVUUF activities.
Come join us! You'll always be welcome.
--Anwyl Scott, Program Council Chair


The Endowment Fund is going to celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall. The Trustees want to provide information to our congregation that is pertinent in making bequests.

Tax-deductible gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund in a number of ways:

1.   Cash (one-time, or periodic gifts).
2.   Bequest (gift at death under a will). All bequests to the Fund are entitled to the Estate  Tax Charitable Deduction.
3.   Gift of property such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.
4.   Memorial gifts, made in memory of a deceased person, or to honor a living person.
5.   Life insurance.
Consider one of these ways to include MVUUF in your financial planning. For further information, talk with your attorney, financial planner, etc.


...that Elizabeth Weber, daughter of Barb & Dan, recently received her Masters of Divinity? Way to go, Liz!
...that Stephanie Sturgill and Dan Miyake recently became engaged? Congrats, Stephanie & Dan!
...that Cynthia Brooks recently lost her stepfather, Bob Hitchcock? Cynthia, we're holding you in our hearts.

The  next gathering of this well-read group will take place on Wednesday, July 19th, 10:30 AM in the Library, and they'll discuss Hillbilly Elegy by Dayton's own J. D. Vance. All are invited to attend.
Other dates scheduled are:
August 16th - The Little Paris Bookshop - by Nina George
September 20th - Lucky Boy - by Shanti Sekaran

Members and Friends of MVUUF (that identify as women) are invited to join this fun-loving group as they celebrate birthdays on Thursday, July 13th, 11:30 AM, at MCL Cafeteria in Kettering. Please RSVP to Allie Petersen at:

Thanks to the many of you who have generously donated to the Book Fair Foundation by placing unwanted books in the collection box (located under the MVUUF mailboxes in the hallway). The next Book Fair Sale is scheduled for November 10-13th at the Montgomery County Fairground's Coliseum. Recipients of the funds from this year's sale are:  The Artemis Center, Dayton Public Radio, and the Cesar's Ford Theater.
Please continue to drop your unwanted books into the collection box under the mailboxes, to help support these worthy groups!

Please join us in providing food and/or serving for our long-standing second Saturday lunch ministry for women and families staying at the St. Vincent de Paul Shelter. You can sign up for the Saturday, June 10th lunch for food donations and/or serving on the clipboard in the Gathering Space, or you can contact Lynn Buffington at 937-657-0426 (call or text) or (email). If you would like more information regarding volunteering, please take one of the info flyers near the sign up sheet.
Thanks to ALL who pitched in by providing food and/or serving the June meal! Once again, diners were appreciative of our tasty, healthy and abundant food! We served about 78 people, up from 60 last month:  42 in the women's group, and 36 in the families' group, including 18 children, mostly elementary school-age.
July 8th menu sandwich filling (bbq pulled pork/chicken/beef, sloppy joes, or chicken/egg salad), vegetable dish (pasta salad with LOTS of veggies, cole slaw, or other vegetable-steamed broccoli with Italian salad dressing has been popular!), green salad, fresh fruit/fruit salad, 100% orange juice and reduced-fat milk (we use buns from St. Vincent's pantry for the sandwiches). We need several donations of most items, with each donation serving 15-20 people. Please bring all items-heated if applicable-to 120 West Apple Street (the St. Vincent de Paul Hotel) by 10:45 AM on Saturday, June 10th.
Remember to place your order for Fair Trade coffee on the first Sunday of the month (this month it's on  July 2nd, and you will need to email, text or call Lynn Buffington with your order )!  Coffee will be ready to be picked up on or after the third Sunday of the month (this month, July 16th )

There are many varieties and bean grinds to choose from, including several that are organic!
Contact  Lynn Buffington  at:

(937) 657-0426  or
You can keep up-to-date with all the happenings at MVUUF by viewing the Fellowship's calendar online, from a link to our website  HERE  
The calendar is updated daily, so it's always the place to check and see what's going on!

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We are a liberal religious community that embraces diversity and respects the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  ALL are welcome here, no matter their race, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender expression, or ability.


Please visit us on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. for our worship service---

we'd love to see you!