Category Archives: local happenings

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon: Roasted Corn booth run by UUCTC

The sign up sheets are on the Membership bulletin board in the hallway outside the Narthex, please sign up! If you work one 4 hour shift you get a weekend pass (Feast Button) but we would appreciate more than one shift. This is a wonderful fundraiser and a chance to really get involved with the Feast. Come in your own period costume or borrow one of ours.

If you are interested in Coordinating the booth or being a cashier please see Jada Haughey or contact her at ladyjada@hotmail.com or 765-430-3214.

The 50th Annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon and the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon will take place Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017. We will also need setup help on September 28th and 29th.

For more information about the Feast of the Hunters' Moon, visit their website.

All Church Picnic, June 4, 2017

Join us at Happy Hollow Park after the church service for some food and fun! Feel free to bring a friend! Nicole Rice will be running a tie dye station again. Please see the sign up sheet for food contributions and volunteer opportunities - sign up sheets will be posted on the Membership Bulletin Board. If you have any questions please contact Jada Haughey at Membership@uuctc.org

Spring 2017 Community Read to Further Racial Unity

Join others from the Greater Lafayette Area for the Spring 2017 community read of psychologist Beverly Daniel Tatum's "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race." Explore definitions, develop a deeper understanding of the white context, and look at what it means to move beyond white & black and understand the goodness of racial identity.

Reading will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church in Room 102 on four Thursdays in March from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, hosted by Kirsten Reynolds, kdreynol@purdue.edu.

A concluding event including supper will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting hall at Congress Street United Methodist Church,  2010 Congress St., Lafayette.

For more information, contact Rev. Clarinda Crawford crawford@cosumc.org, 765/447-4158
Information and sign up at www.cosumc.org. Click on the book's image on the left of your screen.

Tour of the ReNEWW House Project in West Lafayette

Purdue doctoral student Stephen Caskey (left) works with professor   Eckhard Groll to convert a home near campus to the most efficient   domicile possible - a "net-zero" structure. Purdue is working with   Whirlpool Corp. on the three-year project. (Purdue University   photo/Mark Simons)

Purdue doctoral student Stephen Caskey (left) works with professor
Eckhard Groll to convert a home near campus to the most efficient
domicile possible - a "net-zero" structure. Purdue is working with
Whirlpool Corp. on the three-year project. (Purdue University
photo/Mark Simons)

The July 24, 2016 Sunday Morning Forum speaker was Stephen Caskey, a PhD graduate student in Mechanical engineering, whose current research focus is specifically on how to thermally integrate household appliances achieving significant energy reductions. His responsibilities also involve managing the ReNEWW house project with Whirlpool Corp. He has agreed to conduct a tour of the ReNEWW house located at 545 Hayes St, West Lafayette on Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 pm.

Tom McConville will put a signup sheet on the desk outside the church office. Due to the size of the home attendance will be limited to 25. Questions: tmcconville1200@gmail.com

Learn more.

LUM Jubilee Christmas

lum-jubileeLUM Jubilee Christmas is fast approaching and we are now signing people up to purchase toys for children in our host families and volunteering on the day of Jubilee as hosts, gift wrappers, and kitchen helpers. We are working with the RE program so that our youngest UUs get to play a part in Jubilee. Please volunteer generously to help us make Jubilee Christmas a happy and memorable experience for all involved. If you are able to help, please contact Jada Haughey or Gracie Gould (ladyjada@hotmail.com or graciegould@mindspring.com) Thank you!

LUM Jubilee is our community’s largest Christmas assistance program. Each December, LUM member churches become Jubilee Toy Shops where low-income parents select new toys and gift certificates for their children. Families also receive food for the holiday meal and various household staples. This year, The Church of the Brethren will be our host site with support from the UU and The Society of Friends. Jubilee will be on Saturday, December 12th.

The Jubilee committee would like to thank Jean Tyner and Mary Finley for their hard work and dedication to this event for many years; we will try to make you proud in the years to come!

Toys and Help Needed for LUM Jubilee

LUM Jubilee is our community’s largest Christmas assistance program. Each December, LUM member churches become Jubilee Toy Shops where low-income parents select new toys and gift certificates for their children. Families also receive food for the holiday meal and various household staples. This year, The Church of the Brethren will be our host site with support from the UU and The Society of Friends. Jubilee will be on Saturday, December 12th. Beginning the middle of November, we will be asking for your help in purchasing toys for children in our host families and in volunteering on the day of Jubilee as hosts, gift wrappers, and kitchen helpers. We are working with the RE program so that our youngest UUs get to play a part in Jubilee. Please volunteer generously to help us make Jubilee Christmas a happy and memorable experience for all involved. If you are able to help, please e-mail Jada Haughey at ladyjada@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Blue Moon Rising Autumn Concert, November 21

Blue Moon Rising will present its Autumn Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 21 at the UU Church. The music will feature a diverse collection of songs which highlight the eclectic repertoire of this non-audition community choir. Traditional songs such as "Red River Valley" and sea shanty "A Drop of Nelson's Blood" will be presented alongside the spirit-filled "Busy Yourself Making Beauty" and "Down to the River to Pray." The audience will be invited to sing along on a couple well-known songs. All are welcome to stay for a reception with light refreshments following the concert. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, contact Denise Wilson at dm2wilson@gmail.com. The next session of Blue Moon Rising will begin in January of 2016. Come sing with us! All voices are welcome. For details see www.denisewilson.net/blue-moon-rising

November UU FUNdraiser at Mike Aulby’s – Arrowhead Bowl

Join us for bowling at our November UU FUNdraiser. Arrowhead Bowl will donate a portion of the proceeds. Come bowl anytime on Saturday November 7th from 1-4pm or Sunday November 8th from 7-10 pm and mention you are with the UU Church event.

Adults ($12) and Children ($10) Admission includes shoe rental and 2 games of bowling. An optional purchase of food is available for $3 ($4 voucher for any food or beverage purchase) .

Visit Arrowhead Bowl's website for address and directions

Questions please contact Julie Jesiek (juliejesiek@gmail.com)

Help Needed for Football Parking this Saturday

Purdue has a home game this Saturday (against Bowling Green, noon start) and so far we have no one to park cars. I have been coordinating the parking this season, but I have been invited to my son's fraternity "Dad's Day". We need 1-2 people from 10 am to noon. If you are part of a church group or committee, you get 1/2 of the day's proceeds to add to your church budget. Contact Barny Dunning at 412-8760 or jdunning@purdue.edu if you can help.