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 pmon 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 you have moved, changed email addresses or phone numbers please email John Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org. so he can update it in the church's database software. He is also developing a process to reduce the number of statuses to make it easier to track information.
Gigantic thanks to John for taking on this time consuming and arduous task!
Simplify your holiday shopping and save $$ on shipping by purchasing gift cards through our gift card fundraiser. Added bonus: your loved ones get just what they wanted because they pick it out themselves!
On November 19 the members of Blue Moon Rising will share with the public a program of fun and uplifting music at 7:00 p.m. The community choir’s Autumn Concert will take place in the sanctuary and everyone is invited to stay afterwards for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Though Blue Moon Rising is an independent organization (which practices at UU), many of the group’s 58 singers are members of the UU church.
The concert is a culmination of the community choir’s 15-week session which began in August. The music will include a variety of styles (folk, gospel, pop) and during the evening the audience will be invited to join in the singing on a few songs.
A donation will be accepted at the door to help with the choir’s scholarship fund. A suggested amount is $10 but please contribute whatever amount fits your budget. Children are free.
We are sorry to report that due to delays in the visa application process, the annual visit to UU Church by the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery has been cancelled. Several events that were posted to this blog and social media have been deleted.
The UU Plant Sale take place on April 30 and we could use your help with publicity. You can download and print copies of the flyer and give them to friends or put them up around town. Please help us get the word out about one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!
What is Scrip? Scrip is a powerful fundraising tool that enables individuals to raise funds just by ordering gift cards from our church’s scrip program to use for their everyday shopping (groceries, gas, clothing, prescriptions). When you order those gift cards, you’ll receive the full value of what you paid. Then when our church orders these cards, we’ll earn an immediate rebate percentage – typically between 3% and 15%, depending on the retailer. For example, you could buy bagels from Panera Bread for an early morning meeting and earn 9% for our church! Know you will be doing a large home improvement project? Order gift cards to your favorite hardware store and earn $$ for the church while you improve your home.
How to place an Order: Download and complete this order form. Leave it along with your payment in the mail slot to the UUC Office Door. Orders are due by March 13th. Orders will be available for pickup on April 3rd. We will have them in the Fellowship Hall before and after service.
Please come help celebrate with Alison Marquis as she prepares to bring Beatrix into this world. Open to congregation. The shower will be held on March 19, 2016 at 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The shower is open to all in our congregation.
Chalice Circles are also an opportunity to get to know yourself and others better in an environment of sharing without judgement. There is a new topic at each session.
Perhaps you are unsure whether you would like join a Circle. If so, you can come to a sampler session. You will understand what it is all about and determine if you would benefit from joining a Chalice Circle next fall.
Each Circle is limited to eight participants plus two facilitators. There is no cost to participate and you are not required to make any further commitment. The only requirements are to register and to listen with an open heart.
The two sampler sessions are scheduled for Saturday, March 12 in room 104.
· 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you have any questions and/or to register to the Chalice Circle sampler, please
contact Dorothy Hughes, Chalice Circle Coordinator at djhughesLMHC@gmail.com or 765-237-7652.