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Lighted Chalice Weekly for July 13, 2014

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Sunday Forum 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Service & Religious Exploration Classes 10:30 a.m.
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July 13 Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Please join us as Tetia Lee presents The Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Tetia Lee has worked in the arts field for nearly 20 years. She has served in multiple roles throughout her artistic career including Gallery Director, Outreach Coordinator, and Assistant Professor. She is the Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, an arts council and umbrella organization for a fourteen county region in North Central Indiana. As Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, she has developed and implemented programming to provide access to the arts to at-risk and underserved individuals and communities. Lee has also designed specific organizational services to activate local community leadership which has strengthened arts advancement throughout the region. During her tenure with the Federation, she has elevated the profile of the organization with nationally recognized programs. Lee holds degrees from the School of the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, the Florence Academy of Art, Indiana State University, and Texas Tech. Lee is a community service volunteer and is a member on the boards of the West Lafayette Public Library Foundation, the Indiana Coalition for the Arts and Foundation, and a member of Quality of Life Council for Greater Lafayette. Lee is a Joyce Fellow for Americans for the Arts.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM Please join us as Worship Leader Bill Welge presents Freewill: An Illusion? Worship Associate, Dianna Poindexter. Pianist, Richard Maddux. Sound Technician, Noemi Ybarra. Sanctuary Preparation, Robin Poindexter. Fellowship Team Leader, Mark VanMeeter.

July 20 Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Cheryl Fowler & David Ayers discuss Two Area International Student Programs:International Experience and International Friendship Program (IFP). Cheryl is Local Coordinator for International Experience which is a high school student exchange program.She and her family hosted Johanna from Germany for the school year 2009-2010 and had a wonderful experience.Her family has kept in touch with Johanna and her family, most recently traveling to Germany this May.Dr. David Ayers is Associate Dean of International Programs responsible for assisting faculty with institutional agreements, administering grant programs for study abroad, leading annual pre-departure orientations for new incoming international students in Asia, and the domestic/international student integration on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Dr. Ayers moved to our community from the University of Akron, 3 ½ years ago with his wife Betsy. Both he and Betsy have been actively involved with hosting international students and scholars in their home for the past 30 years. Forum Co-Chairs are Jim Anderson, Tom McConville, and Bill Welge.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents, Man on the Moon. It has been 45 years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. Was it really a giant leap for mankind? What have been the actual results of this endeavor? Worship Associate, Bill Welge. Pianist, Richard Maddux. Sound Technician, Carl Seese. Sanctuary Preparation, Nina Kirkpatrick. Fellowship Team Leaders: Beth Misner & Barny Dunning.

Child and Youth Religious Exploration

I will begin having regular office hours this coming week, which are as follows:  M 9-12 and T 9-12 or by appt.

The RE search committee will be holding a parent meeting (date TBA) concerning the hiring of a new DRE. Correction from last week: the search committee for the new DRE is as follows, Sherry Tripodi, Alanna Steffen-Nelson, Beth Hoffmann, Sarah Cannon, and Rev. Charlie Davis.

Fall RE is right around the corner. I am in the process of confirming RE guides, as well as workshop rotation volunteers. The curriculum is based on the Six Sources of our UU church.

Our summer RE still has approximately five weeks left. Last Sunday, we took a close up look at the reproductive life of flowers with our magnifying glasses. The kids also took pictures for an outdoor photo journal that they will have as a remembrance of their RE summer. Our pizza garden to the right front of the church is flourishing! Our basil will provide us with yummy pesto this Sunday that the children will help make.

Something to ponder with our children: How is the science of nature a highly spiritual and/or magical event? As we discover the inner workings of nature, and label plants and parts of plants, how does that encourage, rather than discourage the mystery of the powers of life?

-- Your Interim DRE, Michelle Miller

A-REC: Adult Religious Exploration

Drumming sessions

Drumming sessions in the West African style facilitated by Sundeep Rao and Robin Pickett of circAfrique! The next regular A-REC session will meet Monday, July 14 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary (rather than the usual 2nd Tuesday of the month). Please note this date change—bring your drum, bells, shakers, and other percussive instruments. $10 donation is requested per session. RSVP & details: http://goo.gl/2gw2I or information email info@circafrique.com or call Suzan Windnagel, 765-714-6173 or via Facebook pages for UUC or CircAfrique! In addition…

Ongoing A-REC:

  • Monday Evening Meditation: 7-8:15 pm, Room 101/103, with Larry Hicks & Jody Tishmack; other facilitators to be arranged.
  • Taiji Qi Gong: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:30 am with Lisa Petersen 
  • Zen Meditation: Thursday 5:30 pm, sitting, chanting & reading; Saturday 8:00 am, with Russ Flynn

Change for Change recipients

The theme for 2014 is “Helping Our Community.”  The July recipient is Family Promise® of Greater Lafayette (FPGL). Family Promise is a non-profit 501(c)3 and non-denominational organization for families in transition. Part of a national network, FPGL is one of over 136 Networks across the United States. There are over 4500 congregations and 110,000 volunteers making up these Networks. Based on the support of volunteers and host congregations, Family Promise® (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)) programs are funded by donations, grants, and fundraising opportunities. Family Promise® builds programs from existing resources so they can be implemented quickly, and without major start-up costs.  All the Family Promise® Networks are successful. Our statistics show that 89% of the families who complete our program are successful in finding and maintaining permanent housing along with employment or supportive financial assistance. Others even enroll in school. FPGL has begun to touch many volunteers within our Network as they prepare to care for families in need in a loving and caring way.

Women's Shelter Needs

The UU Church at all times has a bin located in the Fellowship Hall to collect items for the local Women’s Shelter.  Please consider donating new underwear for women and children (all sizes), shirts for women (all sizes), pens, hand sanitizer, small pocket memo pads.  Thank you.

(Last week of three for announcement)

Membership

The Membership Committee has a mission of nurturing and supporting members through all stages of their membership journey. The Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. For questions about the committee, please contact Sallie Cooke, salliec@frontier.com.

The 2014 Member Directory are available in print copy. The printing cost is $3.00 so donations will be most welcome to help defray the expense to produce the directory. Rosemary Leary continues to donate countless hours to photograph individuals and families and to compile the print copies. The directory may also be viewed online.

Josh Prokopy writes biographies of members for the Membership bulletin board and for publication in the newsletter. All biographies are archived in a notebook in the library.

We hope you will use the member directory and the member biographies to get to know the people in this wonderful UU community.

-- Sallie Cooke, Membership Chairperson, sallie@frontier.com

Request for host families through 4-H international programs at Purdue

The 4-H International programs at Purdue has 20 Japanese students coming for a homestay this summer; they are still in need of families to host 8 of the young ladies (16-17 years old) arriving.The hosting time is from July 26-August 16.Host families do not need to be involved with 4-H. The only requirement is that the family have a female of about the same age in the home.  If your family would be willing to host for this Purdue program this summer, more information about the program can be found at www.four-h.purdue.edu/international.  Linda Hines, Department of Youth Development and Ag Education at Purdue will be happy to talk to any families with questions or concerns.These young students from Japan will be leaving for the US in only 5 weeks!  Anyone is interested in hosting, is encouraged to fill out the application on the website and return it to Linda Hines ASAP.Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.  Please feel free to pass along this information to other churches or organizations that might have families that would consider hosting for the program.

Linda Hines
Dept. of Youth Development and Ag Education
615 W State, West Lafayette, IN47907-2053
765-494-8433
Fax: 765-496-1152
Email: hinesls@purdue.edu

(Last week just to make sure people saw it despite Alice's late posting)

Library Project

Since George Wulff retired as church librarian some two years ago, the library has been in need of new energy.  We thank George for his diligent and careful work and hope he will be pleased to see a rebirth.

A small Library Committee of Linda (Lou) Prokopy, Sallie Cooke and Christine Schertz are beginning a project to cull, re-shelve and clean up the library.   You can continue to use the library and donate books.  Please be patient and excuse any inconvenience as this will take some time to complete.  Books recently donated will be shelved under a new system.

If you have questions or concerns, or would like to help, please call Linda Lou Prokopy at 746-6926.

(Last week just to make sure people saw it despite Alice's late posting)

OUTfest

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, August 2, 4:00 pm to midnight when Greater Lafayette will once again join our GLBT community in our annual pride celebration, OUTfest. The event is held in downtown Lafayette and will feature live bands, food, information, dancing, entertainment, and a family area. It is always a fun filled afternoon and evening. Our Social Justice Committee will host a booth as we have in past years, and will need volunteers for two shifts, 4:00 to 6:00 pm and 8:00 to 10:00 pm. To volunteer for a shift, contact Joan Marshall (jmarshal@yahoo.com). If you aren't able to help with the booth, just plan to attend--it's a wonderful event. We realize it is the same weekend as our church retreat, but if you want to take a brief break from the retreat, we'd be happy to see you!

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

July 13: Talk and Tour, after service

Please join us immediately following service each 2nd Sunday for “Talk and Tour,” next on July 13. This 15-minute guided walk through the building is designed to familiarize newcomers with our congregation and facilities.Participants do not need to sign up in advance—simply gather at the Newcomers Table outside the Fellowship Hall at 11:45. Thanks!

July 15: Indiana Moral Mondays Working Group in West Lafayette

A meeting of the Indiana Moral Mondays Working Group will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian Street in West Lafayette Room 101/103. An overview will be presented to attendees regarding the formation of this new effort to bring social justice to Indiana. A group of civil rights, labor, environmental, religious, women and other activists has been meeting since March in Indianapolis inspired by the North Carolina “Moral Mondays” movement. For more information on Indiana Moral Mondays see the Blog by Harry Targ, Purdue Professor; Coordinator, Committee on Peace Studies: http://heartlandradical.blogspot.com/2014/04/does-indiana-need-moral-mondays-movement.html.

July 22: Social Justice meeting (note new date!)

There is much to be done in the social justice arena; if you are interested in becoming involved in our activities, please join us at our next meeting-- Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm in Room 101/103 . If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, contact co-chairs  Joan Marshall, jmarshal900@yahoo.com, &Tom McConville, tmcconville1200@comcast.net.

August 2: OUTfest

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, August 2, 4:00 pm to midnight when Greater Lafayette will once again join our GLBT community in our annual pride celebration, OUTfest. The event is held in downtown Lafayette and will feature live bands, food, information, dancing, entertainment, and a family area. It is always a fun filled afternoon and evening. Our Social Justice Committee will host a booth as we have in past years, and will need volunteers for two shifts, 4:00 to 6:00 pm and 8:00 to 10:00 pm. To volunteer for a shift, contact Joan Marshall (jmarshal@yahoo.com). If you aren't able to help with the booth, just plan to attend--it's a wonderful event. We realize it is the same weekend as our church retreat, but if you want to take a brief break from the retreat, we'd be happy to see you!

Daily Calendar for July

July 13, Sunday
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
12:00 PM Stewardship Committee Meeting (104), Sherry Tripodi, Chairperson
12:00 PM UU Fiberarts Quilting Bee (101/103)

July 14, Monday
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation (101/103)
7:30 PM Drumming Circle (Sanctuary)

July 15, Tuesday
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Ongoing Buddhist Book Discussion (101/103)
1:30 PM Writers' Group 101/103
5:30 PM Indiana Moral Mondays Working Group in West Lafayette (101/103)

July 16, Wednesday
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
9:00 AM Old 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

July 17, Thursday
11:15 AM "The Twenty Minute Tune-Up" Taoist Immortal Internal Exercise based on Xing Yi Nei Gong Movements; taught by Master Jason Argos 11:15-11:45 (101/103)
5:30 PM Zazen Sitting, Chanting & Reading (M)
6:30 PM IVOW Dream Study Group (101/103)
7:30 PM SHM (Spontaneous Hopeful Monster) House Band (S) 1st and 3rd Thursdays

13, Sunday
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
12:00 PM Stewardship Committee Meeting (104), Sherry Tripodi, Chairperson
12:00 PM UU Fiberarts Quilting Bee (101/103)

July 14, Monday
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation (101/103)
7:30 PM Drumming Circle (Sanctuary)

July 15, Tuesday
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Ongoing Buddhist Book Discussion (101/103)
1:30 PM Writers' Group 101/103
5:30 PM Indiana Moral Mondays Working Group in West Lafayette (101/103)

July 16, Wednesday
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
9:00 AM Old 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

July 17, Thursday
11:15 AM "The Twenty Minute Tune-Up" Taoist Immortal Internal Exercise based on Xing Yi Nei Gong Movements; taught by Master Jason Argos 11:15-11:45 (101/103)
5:30 PM Zazen Sitting, Chanting & Reading (M)
6:30 PM IVOW Dream Study Group (101/103)
7:30 PM SHM (Spontaneous Hopeful Monster) House Band (S) 1st and 3rd Thursdays

July 18, Friday
Rev. Davis at work July 14-July 20
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
6:30 PM PRYSM (102)

July 19, Saturday
Rev. Davis at work July 14-July 20
8:00 AM Zen M

July 20, Sunday
Rev. Davis at work July 14-July 20
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
4:00 PM UU Photo Group (101/103)
7:00 PM UU Book Group MOVIE: "Life of Pi" (101/103)

July 21, Monday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation (101/103)

July 22, Tuesday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Ongoing Buddhist Book Discussion (101/103)
6:30 PM Committee on Ministry (101/103)

July 23, Wednesday
Lafayette Independent Deadline: Wednesday before last Tuesday of month
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM "The Principled Group" Noon Discussion (101/103)
2:30 PM Girl Scout Troop (FH)
2:30 PM Girl Scout Troop 2500 (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 PM Meeting (anon.), 101/103

July 24, Thursday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
11:15 AM "The Twenty Minute Tune-Up" Taoist Immortal Internal Exercise based on Xing Yi Nei Gong Movements; taught by Master Jason Argos 11:15-11:45 (101/103)
5:30 PM Zazen Sitting, Chanting & Reading (M)
6:00 PM Membership Committee Meeting: Sallie Cooke, Chairperson (104)
7:00 PM Social Justice Committee Meeting (101/103)

July 25, Friday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)

July 26, Saturday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
8:00 AM Zen M

July 27, Sunday
Rev. Davis on vacation July 21-27
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE