Monthly Archives: September 2017

Need Volunteers for Football Parking Saturday, September 23 for Homecoming

 As announced before service on Sunday, the Purdue football game on Saturday, September 23 is likely to be the biggest crowd of the season. Purdue's team is playing well, it is Homecoming. Their opponent, Michigan, is ranked in the top 10 in the nation (and they bring a LOT of fans to away games). As of now, we have no one to do football parking this Saturday. Ideally we would have 3-5 people.

The game starts at 4 pm on Saturday. We need to have someone at the church about 1 pm to put out the parking cones - ideally one person would be there for that first hour in case the crowd arrives early. 2-3 people should be present from 2-4 pm. Parking ends at kickoff. Barny can provide detailed instructions.

Any volunteers can direct half of the proceeds to the budget of any church committee/group that they want. We made $300 last week for the first game - potentially we could park 55-60 cars and make up to $600 this Saturday.

If any church group or individuals can help with parking this Saturday, contact Barny at jdunning@purdue.edu or 765-412-8760.

Remember, if your committee does the parking, 50% of the revenue goes to your committee’s budget!!

Strengthening Community Through Stewardship and Service

Please plan to attend the Interest Fair on Sunday, September 10 after service in Fellowship Hall to learn more about how you can enjoy the fellowship of others as you share your time and talent to nurture and support this congregation.

What is stewardship? Merriam – Webster offers the definition: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care. This congregation has been entrusted with UUCTC’s legacy. Supporting the foundation laid by our predecessors includes financially supporting the church; it also includes sharing your time and talent to contribute to the vitality of this beloved community.

How many staff and volunteers do you speculate it takes to cover Sunday morning activities at church, five, ten, fifteen, twenty . . .?

Let’s take a look:
• Forum (2)
• RE classes/nursery coverage; two staff and ten volunteers (12)
• Fellowship Team to cover the welcome table and coffee hour/potluck Sundays. There are about 20 people on each team. We all have busy lives so each leader has to hope that enough people on the team are available on the assigned Sunday. (~10)
• Worship, two staff (minister and pianist), worship associate, sound tech, two greeters (6)
• Collection counting (2)
That is about 30 people, just for Sunday morning!

There are numerous moving parts that compose UUCTC. Administering the church and all its moving parts is comprised of elected offices, committees, interest groups, fundraisers and activities that support and nourish this church and its congregants. Whatever gifts and talents you have, they are welcome here! As Program Council chair I can assure you we welcome new faces and new ideas.

Sherry Tripodi, currently chair of the nominating committee and the November Talent Show, also on the Sunday greeter team, has: served on the board, chaired the stewardship campaign, led a fellowship team and been involved in numerous other ways. She describes her UUCTC volunteer experience, "I started volunteering at the church right after we joined. This was the easiest way for me to get to know people. Serving on committees and organizing events has helped me to stay involved and committed to the church and to create relationships with other members."

Fall Goodwill Clothing Drive

Ready to clean out your closet? UUCTC's Fall Goodwill Clothing Drive will be held on November 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All of the clothing collected will be turned into vouchers for purchasing items from Goodwill. All vouchers are donated to Lafayette Urban Ministries. Be sure to use the white 13-gall kitchen bags or similar size. No shoes, belts, or household goods. Early donations can be left in the Upper Room of the Fellowship Hall. Thanks.

Questions: Susanne McConville,
Social Justice Committee: suemcconville1200@gmail.com