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Weekly Bulletin
Sunday April 20 – Saturday April 26, 2014

If you have an event announcement for inclusion in Sunday morning announcements or a MUF publication (including weekly emails, monthly newsletter, website and Facebook page), please refer to the publications guidelines for deadline and contact information.

Deadline for What's Happening
and Order of Service
is the Thursday evening prior to the Sunday of the service

Deadline for the weekly Email Blast
is the Tuesday evening prior to the Wednesday of the blast

Please email ( ), fax 973-539-8218, or leave information on form. Forms are available in the mail boxes near the MUF Office. Any questions, please call 973-540-1177, ext. 203, during office hours (see Home Page for hours).

Happening This Week

Sunday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt between the two services

The Lunch Bunch meets after the second service for lunch at a local restaurant and possibly for an activity after. See Don Price in the Great Hall.

Covenant Circle facilitators meeting, 5:00 pm, Library

Monday, April 21

Book Club, 1:30 pm, Dining Room

Covenant Circle led by Marjorie Wormser, 7:00 pm, Dining Room

Covenant Circle led by Carol Todd, 7 pm, Room 205

Tuesday, April 22

Choir Practice, 6:15 pm, Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 23

Conversations and Lunch, 10:30 am, Library, Dining Room

Network Meeting, 7:00 pm, Room 204

Covenant Circle led by Peter Fallon, 7:00 pm, Room 205

Thursday, April 24

Men’s Group Consciousness Raising, 7:30 pm, Library

Friday, April 25

Fellowship Crafters’ Workshop, 6:30 pm, Terrace Room

Saturday, April 26

Tai Chi Light celebration of World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day, 9:30 am, Fellowship Oval

Current and Upcoming Fellowship Events

Fellowship Crafters’ Workshop! Friday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Calling all crafty folks who love to have fun and make lovely crafts. In anticipation of the Jewelry & Craft Show on May 2‑4, we need to make some great decoupage planter pots (led by Nina Nemeth); chic jewelry using stones, silver and crystal in uniquely designed necklaces and bracelets (led by several experienced jewelry crafters); fabric quilted ornaments (Beth Wilson); sachet bags (Robin Allen and Donna Becker); and embellished fabric totes in linens, denim, and other fine fabrics (Karen Burns). Refreshments served. Come to all the workshops – multiple crafts each time, but not all every time!

The Tai Chi Light group invites you to come and practice with us on Saturday, April 26, at 9:30 am on the Fellowship Oval to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day. That morning we'll be joining other people in hundreds of cities spanning over 80 nations in providing a healing vision for our world. Visit for more information and email Laurie MacGeorge at to let us know that you’d like to participate. No prior experience necessary!

On Sunday, April 27 at 10:30, the Coming of Age class of 2014 and their Mentors will be helping out the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter by hosting an adoption event here at the Fellowship at 10:30 on the Oval. They will be collecting donations of goods needed by the shelter and holding a bake sale as a fundraiser. A list of needed donations will be provided at Coffee Hour today. Please bring homemade baked goods for the bake sale on April 27 before the service you usually attend.

PeaceWorks Nicaragua Aid Shipment. On the next 2 Sundays, April 27 and May 4, we will be collecting items to send to Nicaragua. Please bring items to the Fellowship garage in the parking lot between 8:30 and 9:00 am and between the 2 services. For more information and a list of the items needed (in good condition only, please), pick up a flyer from the manila folder on the bulletin board in Room 100.

Craft Fair. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 2, 3, & 4. Join us just in time to get Mom the perfect Mothers’ Day gift or add elegance to your spring and summer wardrobe and home! Featured items include decoupage flower pots with live spring flowering plants! There will be creations by professional artisans and by Fellowship members who have created lovely pieces at the Fellowship’s Craft workshops. Craft Show Hours: Friday, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 8:30 am - 1 pm. Attention artisans: If you’re interested in displaying your crafts at our Jewelry & Craft Show, contact

Birthday Party for Ann Renz. The Fellowship is invited to celebrate Ann Renz’s 100th Birthday on Sunday, May 4, from 1-3 pm in the Terrace Room. The celebration will include a light lunch and cake. In lieu of gifts, Ann has requested that donations be made to the Fellowship. To make the planning simpler, Ann’s family requests that you RSVP to the office by April 29.

The memorial service for Jim Burchell, a member of the Fellowship since 1988, will be held at the Fellowship on Saturday, May 24, at 2:00 pm.

MUFkin Movies, most Thursdays, 5:00 pm. Join a group of movie goers most Thursdays at about 5:00 pm for a movie, dinner, and a discussion. Contact Tom McGuinness at or Ben Breitkreuz at

Young adults!  Are you in your 20s and/or 30s? Check out our Young Adult Group that meets once a month for lunch after the second service. Contact Brooke Donaldson at

Upcoming Lifespan Religious Education – Adult

The First Monday Book Club has changed its meeting time to Monday afternoon at 1:30 pm. The next meeting is Monday, April 21. Short stories by Alice Munro will be discussed and compared. If there is a particular paragraph in one, be prepared to read aloud and share. Suggested and facilitated by Frank Siwiec. For next month’s meeting (May 5), read “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan Philipp Sendker, suggested and facilitated by Katharina Pietraszek. Please contact Nancy Lee McLure for further information: 908-204-9572,

Learn about efforts in New Jersey toward Preventing Gun Violence on May 18 at 1:00 pm at the Fellowship (via Webinar with the Unitarian Church in Summit). The topic is “Legislation on Firearms Safety, Then & Now, Federal & State” (May 18). Free and open to the public.

Unitarian Universalist Common Read. Religious Education Director Tim Atkins will lead a congregational book discussion in response to the book “Behind the Kitchen Door.” The book reveals how restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America and how poor working conditions—discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens—affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables. The discussion will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 1:30 to 3:30. The book can be purchased through Amazon for $8.52 (Kindle) or $12.93 (paperback) or the UUA Bookstore for $15.95 (paperback). Please email Tim at if you plan to attend.

Interdependent Living: Getting Started. Want to eat healthy, green, and organic, but don’t think you can afford it?  Interdependent Living is a four-part food and meal planning series designed to help with keeping food shopping on a budget; incorporating healthy, green and organic options into your meals; and easy ways to make products at home to help our earth and your wallet. Join us at the Fellowship on the following Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

April 28—Basic Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping
May 5—Making Meals from Scratch
May 12—Household Products You Can Make at Home
May 19—Incorporating Veggies into Your Meals and Snacks

Contact Mandi Huizenga at to register or if you have questions. You do not need to attend all four evenings.

Faith Like a RiverLearn about the History of Unitarianism and Universalism with our Faith Like a River course presented by our Director of Religious Education, Tim Atkins. Classes are from 7 to 9 pm on first and third Thursdays at the Fellowship. The last 2 classes will be on May 1 and 15. The topics are “The Water Is Wide — Multiculturalism” and “Ripples in the Water — The Evangelists”. You don't need to have participated before to attend. Email Tim at for more info or to let him know you're coming (so he can plan copies appropriately). 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Craft Fair to benefit Morristown Unitarian Fellowship May 2-4. Volunteers are needed for set up and sales. Please come join in the fun. Contact

Every month, members and friends of the Fellowship donate food and dry goods to various Morris County organizations to alleviate hunger and homelessness. In April our donations will go to Family Promise.

Items needed: gift cards (for gas stations, Wal-Mart, or food stores), copy paper, stamps, #10 white envelopes, and Avery labels 5160, baby supplies, household paper products, liquid laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, personal care items, garbage bags, batteries, flashlights, cars, computers, umbrellas, and vacuum cleaners.

For info and to donate gift cards or postage stamps, contact Katharina Pietraszek, 973-590-0449 or Other items may be left in Room 100.

Please help by donating what you can, and thank you for your continual generosity!

WOMEN ON THE GO meets at the Neighborhood House the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. We provide a support group primarily attended by undocumented, Hispanic women and their children. Contact Katharina Pietraszek, (973) 590-0449 or

Other Events Of Interest to the Fellowship Community

Unitarian Universalist Metro New York District Annual Meeting. Hyatt Morristown Headquarters Plaza, May 2 & 3. Register at

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. The 2014 General Assembly will be June 25-29 in Providence, RI. The theme for 2014 GA is “Love Reaches Out.”  We believe that our faith provides a path for each of us to unlock our transformational capacity to serve the world with love. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through a democratic process. Anyone may attend.

The Folk Project Minstrel Concert Series is in residence at MUF. Folk concerts every Friday night.


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