Announcements

Calendar

Mon 11/6 – DIMH dinner Head Chef: Julie Price (more information below)

Thurs 11/9, 6 pm – Diners Club Olive Garden (more information below)

Thur 11/9, 7 pm at CBS – Kristall Nacht: The Night of Broken Glass (more information below)

Sun 11/12, 11:30 am – Social Justice Committee meeting

Wed 11/15, 6.30-8:00 pm – Board Meeting at CBS

Fri 11/17 – Moms Night Out

Sun 11/19, 11:30 am – Soul Matters (more information below)

Sun 11/19, 11:30 am – Central group luncheon

 


Save the Dates

Sun 12/3, 11:30 am – Book Discussion (more information below)

Sat 12/9 – Adopt A Highway

Please note.  The Mindfulness Practice group is cancelled until 2018.

 


Additional Information

Kristall Nacht – The Night of Broken Glass – This program recalls the night in Germany of November 9, 1938, known as Kristallnacht, which was a major event in Hitler’s persecution of the Jews. Cantor and Mrs. George Mason will present a program of Remembrance–The End of Illusions. The program is free and open to the public. And it is made possible in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Congregation Beth Sholom invites you to attend this program and to learn of the atrocities of the Shoah. We will honor the six million Jewish lives and the millions of others lost during the Holocaust.

DIMH Dinners – The first Monday of each month UUCD members prepare and serve dinner at the Dover Interfaith Men’s Home (DIMH). Prior to the meal, we gather and listen as some residents share joys and concerns. After serving, we join them for dinner. Kitchen clean-up is the responsibility of the residents. Those of us who have been part of this experience return to help because we realize we are gaining as much or more than we are giving. Each month, one person serves dinners as “head chef,” and is responsible for planning the menu and gathering all necessary ingredients. We are setting our schedule for 2018. Presently we only have 2 head chefs. We need a head chief on the following dates:

1/1/18, 4/2/18. 7/2/18, 10/1/18

If you would like to serve as head chef for one or more of these Mondays, contact Sara Russell.

Soul Matters – Continuing our 3rd Sunday deep conversations, we will meet after coffee on November 19 to explore together issues which beckon our awareness and attention. Everyone is invited to attend and to participate in sharing spiritual themes and experiences.

Diners Club – We’re back! Join us at the Olive Garden restaurant on Rt 13, Dover, for good food and great fellowship. Please let Greg know if you plan to attend so he can make appropriate reservation. Everyone invited.

re: RE – On November 19, the children in the Religious Education program will be preparing and selling a “soup lunch” to raise funds for the Adopt-a-Family program that we will be participating in as a service project. So, bring your appetite and a couple extra dollars that day! They will also be sharing more information with the congregation about ways to help with the Adopt-a-Family effort this holiday season.

Book Discussion – Recently I distributed several copies of Thomas Cathcart’s book The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge. It is an excellent exploration of ethics and decision making. It seems to me that it is best digested and understood in conversation with a group. So I would encourage everyone to read it so we can come together and share our ideas and responses. It is available at bookstores, on the internet and electronically. Its an easy and quick read although quite provocative. I’m hoping we might meet after coffee on Sunday, Dec 3. Please let me know if you are interested and if that date works for you. Greg

Mini Kids Libraries – The Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) set up miniature “libraries” in the outpatient areas for kids who are waiting for imaging or lab studies with their parents. Kids can read the books and return them or take them with them. So far the libraries have been a big hit. If you would like to donate books, they can be delivered to (Dover or Milford) Bayhealth hospital’s Volunteer Services department.

Calling All Opera Lovers – Would you like to take a bus trip to a Saturday opera matinee at the Met in NY?  If interested, contact Greg.

Calling All Bridge Players –  If interested in playing bridge, please contact Greg.

Mindfulness Practice Group – This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. We are led by Abby Miller who has practiced mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh for many years. The group meets from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at CBS. Guided Meditation, Walking Mediation and Silent Meditation are included. If you could benefit from some tools to reduce stress, join us as we follow out breath to focus on the present moment.  Please note.  The Mindfulness Practice group is cancelled until 2018.