2014 – October/November Newsletter

From Your Pastor: Rev. Mary H. Reaman, D. Min.

Dear Friends,

What a wonderful 8th Anniversary & Appreciation Celebration we had on September 7!  Thank you again for making TLC such a wonderful and loving spiritual home!  I am happy to say WE HAVE SO MUCH GOING ON!!  Please read the wholeLeaflet and PRINT IT OUT so you have a list of upcoming events and happenings!

In light of how much we have going on right now I am asking for your patience in terms of my availability for individual appointments and visits.  I am happy to put appointments in my calendar, but my first availability for appointments is after October 15, unless it is an emergency of course!  After the painting of the building and UPLIFT, my calendar will open up a bit again, but until then I ask for you patience and understanding.

Peace and Good.




Each month the Leaflet will highlight one or two Tree of Life Community members, who have generously shared their gifts with our community!

This month please join me in showing appreciation for Alex Moreda!  I was remiss at our Appreciation Celebration to recognize Alex Moreda as our Facilities Circle Leader and for lending us his general knowledge, wisdom, and cost-cutting ways to take care of our building!  Thank you Alex for all you’ve done and are doing to give Tender Loving Care to our facility!


MEMBERS IN NEED OF TLC: At times we all need a little help and a couple of our members could use some!  Jackie Henkle has recently been in the hospital and needs our prayers, good thoughts, and well-wishes!  If you have a minute please send Jackie and Anita a message of support.  As many of you know, Jackie lives with MS and has difficulty getting out and about.  Jackie could use some help with transportation to and from medical appointments and because she is often home-bound she welcomes visitors!  If you are able to help with any of these needs please contact Anita and Jackie via email atazakem60@gmail.com or via cell at (937)335-2418.



Circle Leader Meeting

Sunday, October 5th – in lieu of Tree Talk.

As we move into the final quarter of the year we complete an election cycle which means we will be electing new board members and inviting new leadership into open Circle Leader positions at our Annual Community Meeting onSunday, December 7th.  The TLC Board will also need to know if current Circle Leaders intend to remain a Circle Leader for the next year or if you will have a replacement to begin with the new board in January 2015. Any TLC member is welcome to attend the Circle Leaders meeting and committee members are encouraged to attend as there will be time for the committee to do some planning together and share with the wider community what you are up to!

Pledge Sunday,

October 12th

Larry Lain, TLC Treasurer, is looking forward to sharing our vision for the next fiscal year and the opportunities to contribute your wisdom, wealth and work toward making our dreams come true!  We are growing nicely into our new digs together and we are bringing new life to each other, our building and our neighborhood!   Let’s keep the momentum going!

In order to make it easier for the giving and receiving of pledge contributions, we will have computers and paperwork ready and available after Sunday Gatherings throughout October for those who would like to take advantage of automatic withdrawal/payment.  Thank you for the many ways you continue to contribute to the vibrancy of our community!  

Annual Meeting & 2015 Board Elections!

Sunday, December 7th

Mark your calendars now and plan on attending our Annual Community meeting where we will not only elect new board members, but review and hopefully approve the 2015 fiscal budget, and address other community business.  We need a quorum for any matters that need voted on soattendance by community members is essential!  You are a member if you’ve signed the membership book and have a nametag!


TLC at THIRD ON THIRD           



TLC will have a booth at 3rd on 3rd market this Sunday from 11am – 4pm located on East Third St., near Front St. We will be selling mums, cider, and handmade crafts in an effort to raise money for our community.

We are in need of volunteers for at least 1 hour shifts thorough out the day and also for set up and tear downs. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Sue Elam at: SueElam2@aol.com or 937-267-1747.  Come show your support while enjoying a really fun atmosphere!




TLC Candy Making Fund Raiser  


Ronald McDonald House

 We count on this fundraiser for $7000 of our annual budget!  We would love to increase our sales in the next couple of years to get that number to $10,000 and we believe we have the product to do it!  What we need our sales people!  START NOW and take orders with the order form attached to this newsletter!


TLC Movie nights!

Every 3rd Friday, 7 to 9 pm

This Friday, September 19th, join us for the family-friendly Fantastic Mr. Fox! Have a favorite movie and want to share it with the community? Fill out a movie suggestion slip and drop it in the box on our kitchen table. A movie will be chosen the week before. Don’t forget to write your name on the suggestion slip so we know who has the movie!

New Moon Red Tent!

Held on the New Moon Each Month!

Tuesday, September 23rd

 A place for women of all ages to nourish themselves for an evening, support each other, and set intentions for the coming moon cycle.

5 to 7pm Be-ing Time

  A time to relax, journal, meditate, and nourish your soul

7 to 9pm Intention Sharing Time

A time to give voice to soul seeds growing in your depths!

Full Moon Drum Circle!

Held each month on the full moon!

Wednesday, October 8th

7 to 9pm ~ All are welcome!

Come release all that no longer serves you. Get rid of that extra energy on the full moon with dance, drumming, and song!

Bring any musical instruments you enjoy to play.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or are in need of more information about any of the above Social Committee events please contact Laura Guy, TLC Social Chair, atLaura_guy@live.com



Caregiver Lunch Please spread the word.  This group is open to members of TLC and friends.11:30 AM, September 24that Panera on Miller Ln.  If interested in attending or want more information please email or text Karen Kronenberger at 360-774-2188., Ormorganfire2@yahoo.com

JJ Group (support group for women with Disabilities) Please spread the word.  This group is open to members of TLC and friends.4:00PM, September 10. We meet in a private home North of Dayton.  If interested in attending or want more information please email or text Karen Kronenberger 360-774-2188 or   morganfire2@yahoo.com

ROOTS (Reaping Our Own Tree Spirituality)  The 5 week class will be limited to 5.  First come, first serve.  Depending upon demand, it will be held for 5 weeks each quarter.  Even if you have attended the first series, you are welcome to repeat.  It will start 6:30PM September 18 and continue on Oct 2,16,30 and November 13.  Workshop Leader:  Karen Kronenberger, who has lead and facilitated over 150 personal growth workshops.  morganfire2@yahoo.com

Book Discussion Group!                                     Wednesdays beginning Oct 15 through Nov 19                 7-9pm at TLC

We will be discussing Not In His Image by John Lamb Lash. Get your book now and start reading!  We will discuss the introduction and all of Part 1, the first 6 chapters, at the first meeting.  Feel free to bring food and drink to share for our discussion!   Depending on how many people intend to participate there may be two groups discussing this book – one at TLC and one at the Trolley Stop, so if you plan on participating please email Mary at reamko@gmail.com.


TLCUU – Tree of Life Community: A UU Congregation is rooted in the principles of Creation Spirituality and the UUA.  If you’d like to learn more about Creation Spirituality you can do so by exploring these websites:www.originalblessing.ning.com and www.matthewfox.org andwww.csourcewisdom.com.  If you’d like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism you can explore at www.uua.org. All are welcome at TLC!

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