Chalice                    Miami Valley 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

8690 Yankee St.  Dayton, OH  45458





MVUUF's Forum for July, 2018

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Service Topics for July, 2018

Sunday, July 1st     11:00 AM 
Music Sunday with
Sara Davis, Director of Music
This will be a joyful morning that weaves music throughout 
our worship service. In addition to special music performances, 
there will be time for hymn requests from the congregation. 
Come prepared to sing, clap and simile! 

Sunday, July 8th     11:00 AM
Mistakes Can Be Beautiful with
Dan Miyake, MVUUF member 
This will be an Inter-Generational service, focusing on how 
we can learn to make something beautiful and good out of 
our mistakes, rather than being judgmental about ourselves. 
We'll create a piece of art out of broken things to 
symbolize this concept.

Sunday, July 15th     11:00 AM
Summer Break and Beyond...with
David Cobb, MVUUF member
It's summertime and the living is easy, more or less. 
We'll have some serious work to do once Rev. Kellie's ministry begins. 
So now is the time for us to recharge our batteries, start anticipating, and be ready for all the exciting things which are about to happen! 

Sunday, July 22nd     11:00 AM
Prison Ministry  with 
Shannon Heather Hansen, MVUUF member

Sunday, July 29th     11:00 AM
This service will be led by
members of Chalice of the Willow UU Pagans

July News
I hope if you were watching the Sunday morning worship service from General Assembly that you had the same experience I did; a feeling that the boundaries of our beloved religious community were exponentially expanded. We are part of a living tradition that has world-wide reach. And although individually we have many varied beliefs, our UU   principles and sources are the bond that unites us in faith.
Our hymnal is titled Singing the Living Tradition and I believe that singing together in worship is one way we can express this sacred bond and also experience our connectedness to one another as well as to those who came before us.
Back in 1994, Tom and I attended the funeral for his beloved H.S. choir director, piano teacher and musical mentor, Paul Bell. He had left specific instructions that he wanted his final funeral hymn to be the SINE NOMINE ("For All the Saints.") And as the congregation began to sing, we instinctively all realized that everyone who had been taught by Mr. Bell was breathing together, knew the harmonies and phrasing, had learned the same pronunciations and felt his presence. May we feel the same connectedness, to our past and to each other, when we sing together.

June's Unsung Hero is Dori Dick! For a good long time Dori has done the very important work of recruiting Sunday Morning ushers, scheduling them, and ensuring that our hymnals are properly shelved each Sunday. No one person probably knows about all her behind-the-scenes work, but it includes outdoor weeding at the Fellowship, set-up for numerous events, window washing, and last, but certainly not least, her incredible cooking, most notably when hosting service auction dinners but also for other MVUUF occasions.

Hi Folks!

Just wanted to let you all know that the end of our current fiscal year falls on this Saturday, June 30th...BUT you can still make payments on those 2017-2018 Operating Pledges this Sunday, July 1st. Just make sure to note on your check that the payment is for FY (fiscal year) 17-18.


Jim Patton, Treasurer

Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer are known for creating a multi-dimensional experience of inspiring message-rich live music, conscious breathwork, silence, poetry, guided meditation, and intentional journeying - all interwoven to take listeners on a beautiful inward journey. Their meditations often combine feminine and   masculine aspects of practice and are as easy for beginners as they are investigative for the advanced.
They will be sharing their hour-long inner meditation journey with us, followed by an hour-long concert. ALL are welcome!
Details will come, but you will want to save this date: Wednesday, August 29 (evening). To learn more, click  HERE.
---Genevieve Harvey

The next gathering of this well-read group will take place on Wednesday, July 18th, 10:30 AM in the Library, and they'll be discussing The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Upcoming choices for discussion are:
August 15th                D reams From My                                                      Father by Barack Obama
September 19th          Facism: A Warning 
                                       by Madeline Albright
October 17th                 Educated:  A Memoir
                                         by Tara Westover
All are welcome to join them!
Members & friends of MVUUF (that identify as women) are invited to join this fun-loving group as they celebrate birthdays on Thursday, July 12th, 11:30 AM, at MCL Cafeteria, in Kettering. Please RSVP to Allie Petersen at:
There will not be a Program Council meeting this month; instead, members are encouraged to enjoy this brief   summer "pause" before things begin to get busy again next month!

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, July 14 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 You can also check on what is needed at Sign Up Genius by clicking HERE    (no need to log in unless you also want to sign up through Genius). And i f 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! We served 73 diners with 52 in the women's group and 21 in the family group and most of those were children. Our numbers were up a bit from May when we served 59, but still lower than in the fall and winter.
July 14th menu : Our needs this month include sandwich filling (BBQ pulled pork/chicken/beef, sloppy joes, or chicken/egg salad) vegetable dishes (pasta salad with LOTS of veggies, cole slaw, or other vegetable - steamed broccoli with Italian salad dressing has been popular!), green salads, fresh fruit/fruit salads, 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 Gateway Shelter) by 10:45 am.

Remember...due to allergies, asthma, and other sensitivities, we ask you to please refrain from wearing scent when at the Fellowship (perfume, aftershave, scented hair products, lotions, etc.). Thank you for helping us to be a safe as well as welcoming congregation!

Remember to place your order for Fair Trade coffee on the first Sunday of the month (this month it's on July 1st ) !

Coffee will be ready to be picked up on or after the third Sunday of the month (this month, July 15 th )

There are many varieties and bean grinds to choose from, including several that are organic!  Contact  Lynn Buffington  at:    (937) 657-0426  or
Y ou 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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