Dear Members and Friends of UUCTC:
The Interim Task Force values your input. In addition to the recent Visioning weekend and Town Hall meeting, you now have another opportunity to share your views on Congregational Needs and Strengths.
You may answer the 5 questions online at http://bit.ly/UUCTC2018_needs
Hard copies of the survey will also be available on the desk by the office, and in the Narthex. A box will be provided in each area, beginning Sunday March 25th, for the collection of completed surveys. Deadline for completion is April 8th, 2018, but we appreciate quick responses greatly.
Thank you in advance for your participation in the Interim Transition process. The questions are as follows:
- What are the strengths of this congregation? (List up to 5)
- What are the areas of focus needed for this next ministry [the Interim Ministry of up to 2 years, not the called ministry that follows]—what needs attention, where is there conflict, what are the challenges? (List up to 5)
- Desired strengths of your next minister. (List up to 5)
- Current areas of momentum to be maintained. (List up to 5)
- What current traditions or programs do you wish to maintain (List up to 5)
Kim Harden, Jean Herr, & Janice Kritchevsky
Our spring clothing drive will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10am to 2pm. We will be collecting used clothing which we donate to Goodwill Industries in return for cash vouchers which are then donated to LUM or other service organizations. Please use13 gallon plastic bags, or an equivalent size for ease of handling. No shoes, belts, or household items, please. Early donations can be left in the upper room of the Fellowship Hall.
Would you like to join our church? Would you like to learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism or the history of OUR congregation? If you answered yes, please join us March 24th, 2018 from 10am to 2pm in the Forum room (101/103) Lunch and Child Care will be provided. Please RSVP to Jada Haughey at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that you can now make your offerings to the church online, using a credit card or setting up an automatic withdrawal from your checking account. You can make one time donations, or set up a recurring schedule. This program offers convenience to you and donation consistency for our congregation. You can start by going to our website, uuctc.org and clicking the "Donate" button. Send questions to Alice Pawley (email@example.com). Thank you for your continued support of our church!
The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette received an unrestricted legacy gift from a past board member, LaNelle Geddes. LaNelle was a nurse, scientist, researcher, and educator. She earned a bachelor’s in nursing in 1957 and doctorate in biophysics in 1970, both from the University of Houston. Her career included 28 years at Purdue University, where she advocated for gender equity and moving nursing from a technical to professional status. Her pioneering initiatives included a four-year baccalaureate program and launching the Purdue Student Nurses Association, Minority Student Nursing Association, and Nursing Freshman Scholars.
When LaNelle died in 2016, she designated a generous legacy gift to The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, leaving an everlasting legacy to her home of 40 years. More about the CFGLAF.
LaNelle knew the importance of endowments in that they provide predictable and growing sources of income for our local organizations. Wouldn’t it be great to plug in an unrestricted revenue line every year that is managed by someone else and grows almost every time you budget? That’s what an endowment is designed to do; provide a stable, growing revenue stream that frees up the staff, board, and volunteers to focus on the agency’s mission!
To honor LaNelle’s generous gift, The Community Foundation board of directors has allocated $500,000 of LaNelle’s gift to provide matching funds for participating agency endowments.
- Match eligible: 50% match for UUCTC Endowments.
- It is on a first-come first-serve basis. When the $500,000 of matching dollars are depleted, the campaign is over.
- The match is available only on gifts from individuals or businesses payable to CFGL designated for each organization’s endowment fund.
- There is a cap of a $25,000 matching funds - which would be a $50,000 or more gift per household per fund. A household can make gifts to more than 1 endowment fund.
- Cash, online gifts, and stock are accepted.
- The CFGL match period will begin on November 28th of this year on Giving Tuesday.
- Match period ends August 1, 2018 unless all matching dollars have been depleted prior to this date.
You can help The Unitarian Universalist Church. Designate your gift to the UUCTC endowments: Kay Asher Religious Education Endowment, Ferris-Harvey Social Justice Endowment, UUCTC Building Fund Endowment or the general UUCTC Endowment. If you have questions, please contact Julia Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to join us for the 3rd annual UUCTC Thanksgiving Feast. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Thursday Novembers 23rd dinner at 5pm - with games and fellowship to follow. We will start cooking around noon and all are welcome to come and help. Feel free to invite friends/ family too, Thanksgiving is a holiday of fellowship, ALL are welcome. If you have any questions or to help coordinate please contact Jada Haughey at email@example.com
Join us in celebrating the end of another successful Stewardship campaign with a Talent Show and Soup Cook-Off on November 4 from five to nine p.m. The children's talent show will begin at five in the sanctuary. Then we'll go to the Fellowship Hall for the Soup Cook -Off Dinner. Around 7pm we begin the adult talent show. This event, including dinner, is free and child care is available. Extra tickets can be purchased to vote for your favorite soup.
Many hands are needed to make this a successful event. Please volunteer by commenting below or contacting Sherry at 414-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org to:
- perform your talent
- have your child perform
- prepare a large batch of soup for the cook-off
- bring other food such as fruit, veggies, bread, or dessert
- help set up
- help in the kitchen during the event
- help clean up
- serve drinks
We hope to see you all there! ~The Stewardship Committee