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UUCTC Endowment Gifts eligible for Match from LaNelle Geddes Matching Campaign

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.

Overview

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 UUCTC Endowment. If you have questions, please contact Julia Colby at rivermomma27@gmail.com.

UUCTC’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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 membership@uuctc.org

New Communications Committee looking for members!

Photo by MummelGrummel*

We have just formed an official committee, and are now looking for members to help the church improve its overall communications! Here's some of the help we need:
-- people who like to make or have experience making advertising strategy
-- writers who want to contribute to writing the Lighted Chalice (monthly newsletter)
-- photographers who want to contribute photos to publications and the website
-- people who like managing and participating in social media
-- people who like editing or proof-reading stories
-- people who like training others to use websites or engage in Facebook
-- people who have other ideas regarding communication, and energy to help bring them about

If this is you, please contact Alice Pawley at communications@uuctc.org. We'd love to have you on board! We hope to have our first meeting in late October or early November.

 

*Photo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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

UUCT’C’s Social Justice Presents a February Food Drive

All month, we are asking you to help with our food drive to benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry's St. Johns Food Pantry. You can help by donating some of the following items: Boxed meals, canned meat, canned fruit and veggies, cereal, pancake mix, biscuit mix, peanut butter, fresh produce, toilet paper, and etc. Drop off box locations are in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall.

Download flyer

More about the food pantry.

Mirrors of Privilege: Continuing the Black Lives Matter Discussion

Mirrors_of_PrivilegeUUTC is continuing our work on understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement. Join us on Sunday, August 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 101-103 for a screening of On Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. This is the second in the series of films from the World Trust on Race Reconciliation. It features stories from white men and women on overcoming issues of unconscious bias and entitlement, it is an powerful and unique tool in diversity work. The format is for mixing viewings parts of the film and followed by periods of reflective discussion in small groups.

Watch The Trailer:

Planning Events at UU Church

Do you want to plan an event using space at our church and wondering how to do that? The answer is, it depends:

For an all church event (social, fundraiser, spiritual, or all-church meeting), you go through Program Council. Contact the Program Council Chair (the Past President – currently Bill Welge) at least six weeks in advance of the event with all relevant information so it can be placed on the agenda. It is recommended that you attend that Program Council meeting to discuss the event so it can be approved.
• Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in Rooms 101/103. If the event is approved, the Program Council chair will have it placed on the church calendar.
• If you can't attend Program Council, contact the Program Council Chair (Past President) with a description of the event and who will be in charge so it can be discussed and approved at Program Council.

For a single use private event, recurring use, or leasing a room, contact the Board President Elect * currently Randy Myer.

Contact information is in the monthly Lighted Chalice.

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!

Freedom Indiana–Protect GLBTQ Rights

freedomIndiana-logo Freedom Indiana is working to update Indiana's civil rights law to include protections for LGBT Hoosiers. Right now in Indiana you can still be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. You can also be denied housing and public service. Help us support updating legislation by writing letters to your representatives! The church Social Justice Committee will sponsor a letter writing after service on 11/8 in the Fellowship Hall, paper, pens and envelopes provided.