Ann Geddes 009On July 24. 10:30am, we will visit a Three Valley Conservation Trust protected property on 2575 Indian Creek Road. Meet at the Hopedale parking lot to carpool at 10am. We will leave promptly at 10:05am. For more information go to

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This is our second field trip of the summer. We will meet at the easement-protected property of longtime Hopedale friend Ann Geddes, 2575 Indian Creek Road, Oxford. Ann will give us a tour of the property and talk about the importance of land protection. She will host us for lunch from her garden/chickens, though dessert contributions are welcome! Hosts: Ann Geddes and Liz Woedl This is an INTERGENERATIONAL field trip.

Diane Ruther-Vierling, Faith Community Outreach Coordinator for the local chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays), will join us to talk about the organization. Service leader: Ann Fuehrer.

July 10, 10:30 “Continuing our Alliance-Building work” On June 12, we hosted 28
people at Hopedale for an Alliance-Building workshop, facilitated by Busi Diamini. We will
continue the conversation to plan the work of the Social Justice Committee for the near
future. Service leader: Ann Fuehrer.

On September 24, we will be heading to Ohio State University to participate in the Ohio Interfaith Power and Light’s Earthkeeping Summit, celebrating the Wonders of the Earth. Libby Earle will help us construct a fabric panel to display at that gathering. Service leader: Ann Fuehrer. This is an INTERGENERATIONAL service.

This year the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly is being held in Columbus, OH.  Some of us will be traveling to Columbus.  For those of us staying in Oxford, we will view the Assembly Sunday Worship remotely in our own sanctuary.  This is the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship.  Host:  Ann Fuehrer.  Service at 10:30 am.

Libby Earle will help us celebrate the Summer Solstice with a fire circle and rituals and stories.  This is an INTERGENERATIONAL service.  The celebration will be followed by a potluck. Service at 10:30am.

Join us first at 11:30 a.m. for a lunch which we will provide followed by the workshop from 12:30-2:30 pm .  We will welcome Busi Diamini, a cofounding member of Democracy Works in South Africa.  She is currently a research fellow at the Kettering Foundation in Dayton.  Busi will facilitate an alliance-building workshop, focused on addressing local issues of racism.  Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice will co-sponsor the event.  Come ready to engage!  Host:  Ann Fuehrer.

Our social justice focus for much of the summer will be to tend our garden to grow and harvest produce, particularly green beans, to donate to customers at the Oxford Community Choice Pantry. We will have a short service to connect our summer focus with this past spring’s         reading group book, Michael Pollan’s “Botany of Desire.” Then we will head to the garden to build a “Bean Man Garden Sculpture” companion for our current lonely scarecrow. Russ VieBrooks and Libby Earle will orient us to the garden and Liz Woedl will supervise Bean Man building. Service leader: Ann Fuehrer.  This is an INTERGENERATIONAL service.

Please join us for this colorful and joyous celebration of our first UU principle, the worth and dignity of all human beings. A favorite ritual of our denomination, it is a ceremony in which we exchange flowers as a concrete expression of hope and love. We will use the original words of worship inaugurated by Norbert Capek in 1930s Czechoslovakia. Bring a flower to share, but don’t worry, we will have extras for visitors and those who forget.  Service Leader:  Patty Klingenberg.

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Hopedale UU Community
3870 Millville Oxford Rd.
Oxford, OH 45056
Amy West Poley, Administer

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