Events

  September

6 SeptemberBoard of Trustees Meeting

mvuuf-front2                               -First Wednesday of each Month-
          – 6:30 p.m. –

Board of Trustees:  Greg Gibbs, co-chair;  Mike MIller, co-chair;   Roberta Price, co-chair;  Larry Sidwell, Treasurer;  Susan Trotter, Secretary.

10 September:             Buddhist Meditation 
 -9:00 a.m.-  Second Sunday of Each Month-
Buddhist meditation group meets downstairs. One need not be Buddhist to attend. For information contact Debbie.

10 September:             Social Justice Interest Group

–  Second Sunday of Each Month-
-11:30 following Social Hour-

Learn about, discuss, and take action on social justice concerns–issues that effect local, national and global communities. Our group seeks projects and issues to take action on as individuals, as a group, and/or as a congregation.

20 September:                         Open Minds Discussion Group    
– Third Wednesday of Each Month- –6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the social justice interest group, Open Minds provides an opportunity to learn more about social justice issues such as civil rights, economic justice, environmental stewardship, and humanitarian crises.
     On Wednesday, September 20, Donna Beaumont will share the story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp.  Rev. Sharp was a Unitarian minister, ordained in 1933.  Asked by the church to minister in Europe, Rev Sharp and his wife moved to Czechoslovakia and helped Jews and others flee the Nazis.    Discussion will include information about the present day Unitarian Universalist “Defying the Nazis” action project, an interfaith effort to challenge discrimination and fear of refugees today.
      Attend to learn more about this story of personal danger and sacrifice in service of ones beliefs, and join the discussion of how we respond to modern day parallels the Sharps confronted.  The public is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the fellowship to attend.

      On Saturday 14 October, 10:00 am, Open Minds will be a “field trip,” a guided tour of the #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, at the  Missouri History Museum rather than a discussion at the Fellowship. The tour is an interactive tour-not just a lecture.  The guided tour will offer facilitated discussion and dialogue plus time to explore the exhibition.  Listen to oral histories, engage with artifacts, and experience a program with an ACTivist actor/educator. Cost is $3.00 per person. Lunch: TBA – We may choose to eat at the museum or venture out.    Some may want to stay at the museum and further tour additional exhibits.  Looking for feedback to organizer Gail DeVilbiss.   We will place a sign-up sheet beginning Sunday, September 17th or e mail Gail at devilbis@illinois.edu.  Please state how many from your family will be attending and if you are willing to drive for the car pool.

26 September:                                          Meditation Group
 -Fourth Tuesday of each month 6:00 p.m.-
   -Upstairs in the Fellowship Hall-
For those who want to learn and practice a variety of visualization, meditation and relaxation techniques. For details contact Nina Peacock.
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