The Methow Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is sponsoring a “Follow Your Vision – Create the Change” Sunday lecture series for 2013-14 beginning this weekend. The majority of the lectures will feature local people talking about their inspirations to make positive changes in the Methow Valley and beyond. Speakers will describe the origin of their ideas, how they organized them and inspired others to help, and how they overcame roadblocks.

The series is dedicated to Vicky Welch, in honor of her commitment to protecting and enriching life in the Methow.

The program is as follows:

Oct. 6: Carl and Roxie Miller: Preserving the History of the Methow Valley, Creating the Shafer Museum

Oct. 20: Gina Monteverde and Casey Bouchard: Waste Not, Creating Recycling in the Methow

Nov. 3: Terry and Pam Hunt: Living in Harmony

Nov. 17: Dana Visalli: Biophilia (Love of Life) and the Human Journey

Dec. 1: Carolanne Steinebach: The Merc, Creating a Space


In 2014:

Jan. 5: Mark Markuly, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University: topic to be announced

Jan. 19: Rayma Hayes: Little Star, Creating Nurturing Educational Opportunities for Our Children

Feb. 2: Bob Elk: Methow Valley Community Center and Farmers Market, Creating a Sense of Community and Economic Opportunities in the Valley

Feb. 16: Jane Gilbertsen: Methow Conservancy, Creating Ways to Preserve the Wonders of the Methow Valley

March 2: John Hayes and Don Portman: MVSTA, Creating Recreational Trails and Economic Opportunities in the Methow Valley

Mar. 16: Michael Trice, Assistant Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, Seattle University: Brave New Worlds, Seeking Meaning in the 21st Century

April 6: Sybil Macapia: Confluence Cohorts, Supporters of the Vision

April 20: Ruth Annie Lonardelli, co-founder of Unity Center of Peace in Woodinville: topic to be announced

May 4: Wayne and Linda Mendro: Supporting a School in Africa

May 18: Barbara Morgan, retired Unitarian Universalist minister: Choreographing the Change to Performing the Change, Engaging the Spiritual Strength Both of the Individual and of the Community Using the Language of Dance

A non-sectarian fellowship gathering starts at 10 a.m. The free lectures generally begin around 10:15 and last for about half an hour, and include time for questions and discussion.

All gatherings and lectures are in the Methow Valley Community School at 31 West Chewuch Rd. in Winthrop. For more information, call Tonya Van Bueren at 996-8050.