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Best-selling author to present reader’s theater production

Dusty J. Miller, of Edgewater, a best-selling author, will present a reader’s theater production of her latest Alice Ott mystery book, Danger in the House, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Parish House at First Congregational Church of Lake Helen, N. 107 Euclid Ave.

Danger in the House is Dusty's final book in the Alice Ott mystery series. There are excitement and intrigue on every page as Alice and her team of activist volunteers race to find sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, uncover the racial profiling tactics of local law enforcement trying to pin a murder on a nurse, and solve the sudden appearance of a mysterious run-away teen.

The character, Alice Ott, is an elderly sleuth who grew out of Dusty’s real-life friendship with social justice activist Frances Crowe and her favorite troublemakers, the Raging Grannies. Crowe recently passed away at the age of 100, but not before Dusty presented her with an autographed copy of Danger in the House.

The reader’s theater production is designed to introduce you to the characters, but not give anything away. Some of the actors, you know: Bill and Marsha Cox, Betty Bowne and her granddaughter, Cadence, and Gerie Spencer, from UCCNSB who plays Alice Ott.

Following the reader’s theater production, Dusty will have a book signing. If you don’t have a copy of her book, Danger in the House will be available for purchase. For more information about Dusty and her books, visit her website at All her books – nonfiction and fiction – also are available on Amazon.



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At Lake Helen United Church of Christ

(corner of Main and Euclid)

on March 8, 2020

Spirited Worship 10:30 am

Real Talk 11:45 am

Hear from someone who walks the walk. EVERYONE (religious or not) welcome!


The Reverend Dr. Matthew Owen Williams, (Matt) was medically retired from the Army in 2013.Matt has chronic pain and lives with the effects of PTSD and Moral Injury. As a Singer Songwriter, Matt is working through his own pain while encouraging and inspiring others to actually ‘BE’ all that they want to be. 


“In a world of Virtual Reality, Virtual Friends and Virtual Connection, I had a simple idea. I would travel around America singing songs and talking to the folks I went to Afghanistan and Iraq with. So many people liked it that I just kept singing, talking and playing that guitar. I want to provide face-to-face encouragement. I want to be real in a world of fake and edited. As a Veteran so much about life is surreal.  The songs I sing and write are about me and my experience: happy, sad, angry –all of It. I realized that I cannot travel all of the time, so Vet Church was born. Partnering with many people around America we are doing all that we are able to --empowering others to do something positive about PTSD and Moral Injury.” –Matt Williams


In the Army, Matt was stationed with David Peters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. David began the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship and encouraged Matt to pursue the idea of Vet Church. Dr. Williams is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Vet Church was born out of the necessity for something real. Vet Church has gone on to help other Churches establish Veterans Fellowships.


Lake Helen UCC is welcoming Matt back to help us all, veterans or not, deal with challenges and receive Honest-to-God love. He is also interested in interviewing veterans of all conflicts for his podcast. If you are interested, email him at">


Experience Vet Church online at or on Facebook.

Listen to the podcast at   vet church_with_gold_


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