Happening This Week
Questions about the Capital Campaign answered after each service, Library.
At the Box Office: tickets for “Titanic – the Mystery”
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.
Getting to Know UU , 1:00 to 3:00, Terrace Room (simple lunch at 12:45).
Monday, March 10
Membership Committee Meeting , 7 pm, Room 204
Covenant Circle led by Carol Todd , 7 pm, Room 205
Tuesday, March 11
Choir Practice , 6:15 pm, Meeting Room
Green Earth Ministry Meeting , 6:30 pm, Dining Room
Fundraising Committee , 7 pm, Library
Capital Campaign Steering Committee , 7:00 pm, Room 208
Wednesday, March 12
Covenant Circle led by Werner Simon and Diane Koslow , 11 am, Library
Board Meeting , 7 pm, Dining Room
Covenant Circle led by Kate McAteer , 7 pm, Room 204
Thursday, March 13
Covenant Circle for Families with Young Children, David Snedden, 6:00 pm, Rooms 206 and 208 and Nursery.
Covenant Circle for Parents of Older Children, Nan Perigo , 6:00 pm, Rooms 302, 303, and 305.
Covenant Circle led by Peter Fallon , 7:00 pm, Rooms 201 and 205.
Social Justice Council Meeting , 7:00 pm, Dining Room
Men’s Group Consciousness Raising , 7:30 pm, Library
Friday, March 14
UUs for Jewish Awareness (UUJA), 4:00 pm into the evening
Saturday, March 15
UUJA , 8:00 am through the evening
Current and Upcoming Fellowship Events
TODAY: Do you have a burning question pertaining to the Capital Campaign? David Grove, our Campaign Director, will be available in the Library after each service to answer any question you may have. Stop by to look at new architectural renderings of a possibility for the new building.
As of Friday, March 7, the Capital Campaign volunteers had fully completed 110 visits. (Fully completed visit means that a written pledge response was received.) Our total pledged as of March 7 was $1.8 million! Thanks to all who have responded. If you have had your campaign visit, please remember to complete your pledge as soon as possible. Visits are being scheduled each week. You will be contacted soon, but if you have a concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to David Grove. The goal is to conclude the Capital Campaign on Sunday, March 30.
A national gathering of the Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness (UUJA) will be held on March 14-16 here at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. If you would like volunteer to help with the conference, please contact the office at 973 540-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ladies! Register for Bunco Night, Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 pm. Bring a savory or sweet snack or drinks to share, and have fun playing Bunco. Childcare available if requested in advance. Register at the MUF box office or by emailing email@example.com. Don’t know Bunco? Check out these links and then join us! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunco http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Bunco
Calling families if all shapes and sizes, including families of one! Come to the monthly Multigenerational Family Game and Potluck Night on Friday, March 21, 6:30 pm till 10:00 pm in Room 204. Call or email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and let us know what dish and games you can bring.
Welcome spring by helping open the Fellowship buildings and grounds on Saturday, March 22, 9:00 am – 12 noon.Early arrivals get coffee and treats. If you stay till lunch, we buy pizza!
Come learn about different Unitarian Universalist Camps for all ages and hear past campers share their experiences on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00 pm in Room 204.
Fellowship Crafters’ Workshops! Fridays, March 28, April 7 & 25 at 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!
Murder Mystery at the Mansion Dinner Theater presents “Titanic – the Mystery.” Saturday, April 12 at 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Produced and directed by David Landau –with an exceptional cast! Reception, dinner, & sleuthing. Join us for a powerfully funny and enjoyable fundraiser and community laugh-fest. Bring your friends, your family, and other families! Advance: $30 per adult/$15 under 16; Advance Member Bonus: buy 2 member tickets and get 2 tickets for non-members at half price. At the door: $35/$20. Tickets at the box office on Sundays or call the office (973-540-1177) to be put on the reserve list.
Blood Drive on April 13 at MUF, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sign up with Zella on Sunday mornings in the Great Hall or call her at 973 669-1181.
MUUFkin Movies, most Thursdays, 5:00 pm. Join a group of movie goers most Thursdays at about 5:00 pm for a movie followed by dinner and a discussion. Contact Tom McGuinness at email@example.com or Ben Breitkreuz at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on our email list.
Young adults! Are you in your 20s and/or 30s? Check out our Young Adult Group that meets once a month for a lunch after the second service. For information, dates of lunches, and more, contact Brooke Donaldson at email@example.com.
Upcoming Lifespan Religious Education – Adult
Faith Like a River. Learn 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 next class, “I've Got Tears Like the Raindrops – Freedom,” will be on March 20. Check it out! You don't need to have participated before to attend. Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to let him know you're coming (so he can plan copies appropriately).
Family Promise volunteers needed for the week of March 23. Volunteers are needed to work 2-hour shifts at the Bethel AME Church in Morristown as part of MUF's commitment to sheltering the homeless through our work with Family Promise. Contact Julie Wolfe at email@example.com.
Would you like to usher on Sunday morning once a month?Contact Carolyn Evans at CarolynEv1@aol.com or 973-879-8859.
Do you want to help plan and coordinate our Lifespan Religious Education Program? Our four Religious Education Committees welcome new members; contact our DRE, Tim Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
A Message from the Nominating Committee
A Wonderful Opportunity to Serve MUF:
Leadership Positions Open in the Fellowship
The Nominating Committee is looking for leaders for the following elected Fellowship positions beginning July 1, 2014. The deadline for applications is March 15. If you would like to apply for or recommend someone for any of these very important roles, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee: Donna Best, Marjorie Wormser, Gloria Jackson, Paul Ferm, or Tanya Van Order. Thank you.
Board of Trustees:
President Elect – 1-year term, to be followed by a 2-year term as President
Trustee at Large – 3-year term
Trustee at Large – 3-year term
Detailed information about board member roles can be found at www.muuf.org/documents/BoardOfficerRoles.rtf
Many thanks to members of the Board of Trustees who are completing their terms of service as of June 30, 2014: Karen Burns-Rutigliano (VP of Administrative Network 2010-13 and Trustee at Large 2013-14), Shari Loe (Trustee at Large 2013-14), and Laurent Comes (Treasurer 2011-14). Thank you also to the Board members who will continue their service in 2014-15: Nina McCormack (President), Brad West (Admin Network VP), Tom Perch (Program Network VP), and Caroline Gower (Secretary).
Endowment Board of Trustees:
Two members, 3-year term
There are 5 members on this Board. Three members will remain on to complete their terms.
One member, 3-year term
Other Events Of Interest to the Fellowship Community
TODAY:Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, 11 am: 26 cyclists - one for each child and teacher killed at Sandy Hook Elementary - will stop in Morristown at the Town Hall as they make their way to Washington, DC to urge Congress to take action and pass commonsense gun reforms.
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Spring Seminar is in NYC April 3-5 (youth arrive April 2). Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales will be keynote speaker on the theme of The Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Scholarships available! Contact Shari Loe, email@example.com for more info. For info or to register, go to http://www.uua.org/international/events/seminar/index.shtml.
UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey’s 5th Annual Plenary Session will be on Saturday, April 5, at the Princeton Unitarian Universalist Church. For information or to register, call 609 672-7331.
The Folk Project Minstrel Concert Series is in residence at MUF. Folk concerts every Friday night.