Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Lighted Chalice Weekly for May 23, 2014

Welcome!

Sunday Forum 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Service & Religious Exploration Classes 10:30 a.m. Nursery & Childcare Available.

You can find a pdf version of this newsletter here.

May Congregational Meeting Results

  • President-Elect:  Bill Welge (already on Board as Trustee, so we will be backfilling his Trustee position)
  • Treasurer:  Kim Smith
  • Trustee:  Tim Martinez
  • Nominating Committee:  Beth Misner and Laura Geiger-Reid
  • Endowment Committee:  Eric Thiel

The Board will appoint someone to the Secretary post.

Thank you.

~Nominating Committee, Bob Rode, Lisa Pantea, Amanda Estes, Dianna Poindexter

May 25: Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Rae Schnapp, Ph.D.,  presents “Re-Energizing Green Sanctuary at the UU Church. With climate change showing itself to truly be a global problem with strong social justice consequences, the UU Social Justice Committee has decided to renew its support for the Green Sanctuary program.Rae will describe the Green Sanctuary Program after a 23min David Suzuki video on climate change.Forum will feature a 2 1/2 minute PowerPoint presentation showing 16 UU churches in the US with solar on their roofs.  Rae, a long time member of the Unitarian Church, is the Wabash Riverkeeper.She has been involved in moving our congregation towards Green Sanctuary certification.is involved with Sustainable Indiana 2016, Earth Charter, Indiana Coalition for Family Farms, and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM  Please join us for our  Memorial Day Service as Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents “Martyrs of War and Peace.”  What does it mean to die for a cause?  There seems to be nobility conferred even if the cause was unjust.  Is it better to go down fighting or like a lamb led to the slaughter?  Worship Associate, Dianna Poindexter. Pianist, Richard Maddux. Sound Technician, Gary Mueller. Sanctuary Preparation, Robin Poindexter. Fellowship Team Leaders, Alice Pawley and Stephen Hoffmann.

June 1: Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Larry Nies, Professor of Environmental & Ecological Engineering & Civil Engineering, Purdue University, presents “Water Use in the Wabash River Watershed.” Increasing demand for freshwater makes it necessary to find innovative means to extend the life of our water resources and to manage them in a sustainable way.An analysis of the current status of water use and indirect water reuse is a critical function for meeting fresh water demands, facilitating water resources planning , protecting human health, and freshwater ecosystems conservation. Although, water data are being collected and stored by different federal and regional entities there is no holistic watershed scale assessment of water use occurring. An initial assessment was performed for the Wabash River Watershed. Results show that during the low flow months of July-October, treated water discharges into the Wabash River contributed 70 to 100% of the Wabash River stream flow volume.This indicates that essentially all of the Wabash River water is extracted, used and returned to the river.Thus, at the watershed scale water use and reuse is significant. Moreover, proposals to divert treated wastewater to consumptive uses such as landscape or agricultural irrigation would have substantial ecological impacts.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM  Please join us June 1 as Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents “Flower Communion.”  This is a Unitarian Universalist tradition in which people bring a flower to share and take a different one home. Extra flowers will be available to those who do not have access to flowers. We will also introduce and welcome the newest members of our church during the 1 June service, including Elizabeth B. & Damon Lincourt, Kimberly Smith, Jimmy Derringer, Ned Delaney, Jessica & Matthew Volovski, Julie & Brent Jesiek, Kevin & Julia Colby, Adriela Fernandez, and Rochelle Robson. The UU Picnic will take place in lieu of the potluck immediately after service that day.   Worship Associate is Janice Thiel.  Pianist is Richard Maddux.  Sound is by Gary Mueller.  Fellowship Team members are Jason & Julie Rubsam, and Christine Schertz. Pulpit Preparation is by Nina Kirkpatrick.

Child and youth religious education

  • May 25th- Happy Memorial Day! Break- No classes or planned ”kid activities” today
  • June 1- Flower Communion- All Ages Service, Please bring a fresh cut flower to exchange for the ceremony today. (Feel free to bring extras to have on hand if someone should forget.)  Annual Church Picnic at Happy Hollow Park afterwards~~Please bring a dish to share.
  • June 8- Kids should wear clothes that are okay to get dirty- today is the day the planting of our pizza garden begins!!
  • As always, a huge thanks to everyone who helps out with R.E.  We have lots of moving parts, and it takes lots of hands!

Change for Change recipients

The theme for 2014 is “Helping Our Community.” The May/June C4Crecipient is Home with Hope. The Home With Hope is the only facility of its kind in the Lafayette area that provides a continuum of care, often following primary treatment or detox for alcoholism and other drug addictions, for men and women age 18 and older. “We help our clients learn how to live their lives as acceptable members of their communities, free from addiction and substance abuse, by providing an environment conducive to recovery.  We provide strict monitoring and structure, case management, random drug and alcohol screening, and the opportunity to seek employment and work in the community.  Further, we require daily 12-step meeting attendance, acquiring a 12-step sponsor and ‘home group’ within their first 30 days of residency, as well as daily accountability.”

Monday Meditation

Have you wondered what it might be like to meditate with a group?  Here's an easy way to test the waters - come and give it a try with the friendly group that gathers on Monday nights at 7 pm in room 101/103.  Monday Meditation is sponsored by the Adult Religious Exploration Council.  You'll find more information on the Monday Meditation Facebook page and also at http://www.meetup.com/west-lafayette-buddhist-study/.  Contact Janice Schuster, jrschust@gmail.com with questions. (Third and last week for announcement)

Adding events and announcements to this newsletter

To submit information for inclusion on the church’s Facebook PageGoogle + pagenewsletterblog, or to have an announcement made before service, please complete this form.  If you need space at the church or want to add your event to the My Church events listing, contact Karin first at uuc@uulafayette.org.  Send feedback to Alice or Karin.  Thanks!

Events

May 27: UU Flames softball game, 6:30, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 1: Flower Communion, New Member Recognition

Reverend Charlie Davis will introduce and welcome the newest members of our church during the 1 June 2014 Sunday morning service which begins promptly at 10:30 am. The UU Picnic will take place in lieu of the potluck immediately after service that day.

June 1: UU Church Picnic

Come join us immediately following service on Sunday, June 1 at the Happy Hollow Park, Shelter #1 for the annual all church picnic (in lieu of the potluck regularly scheduled for first Sundays).  Bring dish to pass , we will supply drinks and hot dogs, cutlery, plates.  Bring friends, family, dogs, Frisbees, balls, bats, croquet, whatever to help us have fun! Fellowship group that Sunday will be asked to help at the picnic. The picnic will disperse at 3pm.  For further information contact Lisa Pantea, event coordinator, at Lisapantea@gmail.com.  Thanks—hope to see you there!

 June 7: UU Goodwill Clothing Drive

The Unitarian Universalist Church is holding their annual Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, June 7th, from 10am to 2pm. Please bring your bags to the side door on Smiley Street. There will be helpers to assist you with your bags.  Members of the church can bring their bags to the Upper Room of the Fellowship Hall any time between June 1st through June 8th.

Remember to donate clothing only, no shoes, toys, belts, or hangers.

The vouchers we receive for each bag of clothing go to Lafayette Urban Minestry, Carey Home for Children, the YWCA Woman’s Shelter, and Family Promise.  Thank you. For more information contact Susanne McConville, 765-477-0344 or mcconville1200@comcast.net.

June 2: UU Flames softball game, 6:00, Arni Cohen Fields South #1

June 11: UU Flames softball game, 7:00, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 18: UU Flames softball game, 7:00, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 20: UU Service Auction!

The UU Service Auction is quickly approaching. This year we are holding our Service Auction on June 20th (NEW DATE),  6:00 pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person and will include dinner. Child care will be provided.

Service Auction donation forms, which will soon be available, can be submitted to Julie Rubsam. Donation items need to be dropped off to the “Upper Room” of the Fellowship Hall by June 13th to be included in event program. Contact: Julie Rubsam, 765-412-2967, julie@rubsam.net

June 25: UU Flames softball game, 7:20, Arni Cohen Fields South #1

June 26: A-REC Book Discussion Group: "You Can't Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age." 6:30 -7:30 PM. 

Come discuss Can't put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational AgeKelly Besecke. book explores the theological thinking of educated spiritual seekers and religious liberals, and shows how many of them have come up with a unique way of addressing the "modern problem of meaninglessness." do you think?  You don't have to have read the book, but if you'd like to purchase it, we are taking orders and will order the book for you -- $20 including shipping.  Books must be ordered by June 5. Please contact Janice Schuster if you would like to order a book: jrschust@gmail.com.  In addition, the author will be speaking at our church in the Fall for another A-REC activity; this would be an opportunity to discuss the book before her visit.

July 2: UU Flames softball game, 7:20, Blessed Sacrament fields

May/June 2014 Daily Calendar

24, Saturday

Memorial Day Weekend
8:00 AM Zen M

25, Sunday

9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship: Child Dedication Rose Ceremony for Alexander Jonathan Hoke (born May 25, 2013). during worship & RE SUNDAY

26, Monday

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY: OFFICE CLOSED
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
5:30 PM Strolling Singers Rehearsal (S)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation (101/103)

27, Tuesday

12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Ongoing Buddhist Book Discussion (101/103)
6:30 PM Committee on Ministry (101/103)

28, Wednesday

7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM "The Principled Group" (101/103)
2:30 PM Girl Scout Troop (FH)
6:00 PM Meeting (anon.), 101/103
7:00 PM Choir (S)

29, Thursday
Lafayette Area Peace Coalition (LAPC: 101/103--please note date change from first Sunday in June)
5:30 PM Zazen Sitting, Chanting & Reading (M)

30, Friday

Jamie Zahn Wedding Rehearsal (time?)
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)

31, Saturday

Jamie Zann Wedding
8:00 AM Zen M

June 1, Sunday

NEW MEMBER RECOGNITION SUNDAY
UU Goodwill Collection Begins! June 1-June 8, truck pick up June 9?
UU PICNIC/POTLUCK! HAPPY HOLLOW PARK SHELTER #1, Immediately following church (in lieu of potluck at church)
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
7:30 PM Lafayette Area Peace Coalition 101/103

2, Monday

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:30 PM Writers' Group 101/103
6:00 PM Program Council (101/103)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation (101/103)

3, Tuesday

Shavuot (the Torah is given on Mt. Sinai)
UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Ongoing Buddhist Book Discussion (101/103)

4, Wednesday

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
9:30 AM Tippecanoe Quilting Guild
12:00 PM "The Principled Group" Noon Discussion (101/103)
2:30 PM Girl Scout Troop (FH)
6:00 PM Meeting (anon.), 101/103
7:00 PM Choir (S)

5, Thursday

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
5:30 PM Zazen Sitting, Chanting & Reading (M)
6:30 PM PFLAG meets at PRIDE Now on First Thursdays
7:30 PM SHM (Spontaneous Hopeful Monster) House Band (S) 1st and 3rd Thursdays

6, Friday

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
6:30 PM PRYSM (102)

7, Saturday
Caring Paws Therapy Dog Testing (101/103, FH, 104, etc.)
RE Retreat (102)

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
8:00 AM Zen M

8, Sunday

UU Goodwill Collection June 1-June 8, Upper Room & Fellowship Hall
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
11:30 AM UU Talk and Tour following service!
12:00 PM UU Fiberarts Quilting Bee (101/103)
12:00 PM UU Membership Class: (104)

Cover the thousands who sleep far away--
Sleep where their friends cannot find them today;
They who in mountain, and hillside and dell
Rest where they wearied, and lie where they fell.
Softly the grass-blade creeps round their repose;
Sweetly above them the wildflow'ret blows;
Zephyrs of freedom fly gently o'erhead,
Whispering names for the patriot dead…

~Will Carleton, American Poet, 1845-1912