SECOND SPIRITUALITY FORUM: “Evolution, Life and Spirituality”

Speaker: Dr. David Dilcher, Place: Roger Williams Hall

Join us in a monthly conversation to share your unique experiences and perspective on spirituality in your daily life. At each meeting, an invited speaker will share how they relate spirituality to their personal and/or professional lives within 45 minutes, then open up the floor for questions and discussion. The tone of speech is conversational rather than academic.

Time: March 6th, 7:30-9:00 P.M. (7:00-7:30: Ash Wed Service)

If you have any question or if you want to invite any speaker, please contact Youshin Choi ( 

MCUM Food Pantry is in dire need of peanut butter, cereal, and helper type meals. Please donate as you are able.  

PLAY FRIDAY MARCH. Spring into Spring Break! Play Friday is coming up this week, March 8, from 5:30-8. Dinner is served at 6. We offer vegetarian and vegan options. Before you dash off for your spring break adventures, spend a relaxed evening playing your favorite games and hanging out with friends. I’m planning to get out the Perler beads this week for some meditative creation. This is an evening of fun for all ages. We hope to see you there. It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at or to the Facebook event:


2-3 Sundays a Month

9:15-11:45 a.m.

Please email if you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in this position.

 POT LUCK SUNDAYS. Third Sunday Potlucks are almost always on third Sundays in 2019.  Plan to bring a dish to share and to stay after worship service on March 17, and April 14.  We’ll eat in Fellowship Hall shortly after the service ends.  

 SPIRITUAL READING GROUP.  We will have a meeting on March16th with a new book, The Disordered Minding by Eric R. Kandel who is a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. This book is for the general readers. Through reading this, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity and understand the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself for spirituality cultivation. Chapter 1 and 2 will be discussed on March 16th. All are welcome to attend. Bring your questions! For more information, please contact YouShin Choi ( Time: 11:00-12:30, Place: Roger Williams Hall 


This year marks the 35th anniversary of Monroe County CASA advocating for children in Monroe County, and we need your help to plan the celebration! Do you like planning parties? Do you have a knack for collecting unique and exciting items for a silent auction? Or do you have other special talents that would be beneficial to a nonprofit’s gala planning efforts? Join us on March 21st at 12 p.m. or March 26th at 5:30 p.m. for one of our gala committee kickoff events! Stop in to the CASA office (201 N. Morton St.) during either time to learn about how you can get involved.

CASA is a volunteer-powered program that provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of abuse and neglect.  They provide support to these children to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.  To learn more about how you can give a child a voice, please visit or call 812-333-CASA.  

THE COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT is trying to get high resolution pictures taken in and around our church building. We want to use them on the website and/or as artwork for cards that would be used in US mail.  Pictures should avoid children’s faces unless parental permission is obtained, and except for church leadership, we’ll want to get permission generally of the group being photographed and to honor specific requests not to be in pictures.   We want pictures that reflect our church in action, not portraits of individuals.  Can you help us with this task, either by taking pictures or by knowing what you want to answer if asked if it’s okay that you are in a picture?  Questions or pictures to share:  contact Laura Kao e-mail: 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE. The nominating committee has started meeting to discuss several service openings in the church.  Committee members are Laura Kao (Chair), Catherine Gray, Moureen Coulter (Board of Building & Grounds), Jennifer Fultz (Board of Christian Education), Sam Troxal (Board of Outreach), and Jim True (Board of Christian Worship).  Be sure to talk with any of them about what serving on a church board entails. Also, let them know if you are willing to be considered for nomination.

CENTERING PRAYER. Why not make some time for yourself in the New Year? Join us for A Time of Centering (Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:15 in the chapel.) Learn and practice techniques to be present and seek the presence of God in a nurturing space with compassionate people. Always running late? Can’t come every Sunday? Join us anyway.

FREE KOREAN YOGA (KUKSUNDO) CLASS. KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and spirit. Just bring your yoga mat.

Days, Time and Place:

Monday, Fri. 9:30 – 11:00, Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00 Saturday 10:00 – 11:30, Roger Williams Hall in First United Church Questions? Contact YouShin Choi,

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 03, IS SARAH BURTON.  A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.