Information for this Sunday, June 24, 2018

This is the fourth Sunday of the month.  The carry-in meal theme is "Finger Foods".

The P&SC Committee meeting is postponed a week due to the Festival of Faiths.  The committee will meet on Sunday July 1 at 12:30 pm in the library.

At the Meetinghouse: June 19- June 23

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM, Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Cincinnati’s First Festival of Faiths to Celebrate Religious and Cultural Diversity

Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Xavier University's Cintas Center - 12 World Religions, 50+ Exhibitors, Activities for All Ages. (free admission, free parking)

Greater Cincinnati's first-ever Festival of Faiths will bring  Greater Cincinnati’s first-ever Festival of Faiths will bring together neighbors, families, and spiritual leaders to celebrate the area’s religious diversity. The afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) will feature faith-based exhibits, dialogues, workshops, art, music, and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the local Bridges of Faith Trialogue, the Festival is designed to:
• Promote awareness of Greater Cincinnati’s religious diversity;
• Celebrate the variety of cultural contributions to our community’s quality of life;
• Educate families about the world’s religions, and
• Mobilize a broad interfaith coalition to address community needs and issues.

“The theme for this inaugural event is Compassion through Action in recognition of the role the faith community has historically played--and continues to play--in advancing a civil, socially just, and welcoming community for all who live, work, and visit Greater Cincinnati,” said Robert C. “Chip” Harrod, director of the Festival.

Bedding & Bath for Bethany House

The Peace & Social Concerns Committee is leading a drive to collect Bethany House Services’ most needed items on their wish list.

Currently those needs include:
Bedding - pillows, twin & full: sheet sets, blankets, & comforters
Bath - towels, wash cloths, waste baskets

These items are given to their families when they move out of the shelter and into their new home/apartment.
The committee will be collecting these items until July 22.

Thank you for your generosity, The P&SC Committee

(We will also accept cleaning supplies as we’ve done in the past.)

Are you interested in a spiritual retreat on the Atlantic Ocean?

A few of our members and attenders have expressed an interest in a spiritual retreat at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We are looking to gather at the Lighthouse View Motel in late September. Exact dates and theme of the retreat have not yet been finalized. This is an initial request to see if there is interest. Let Jim Newby or the office at CFM know if this might be something in which you are interested.