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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:

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 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.

UUC Service Auction – Save the Date!

gavel  It's not too early to start thinking about the annual service auction, to be held on February 25th, 2017. This always exciting event will include a delicious dinner, live auction, silent auction, and raffle. Also, for those unable to attend or wanting to start the bidding early, we will be making many of our auction items available for online bidding in the weeks prior to the live auction date.
Please help make this event a success by planning to attend. Better yet, consider making a donation for the auction using the attached form or online link. Not sure what you could offer as a donation? Host a party, provide childcare services, guide a canoe trip, lead a nature hike, be a dog walker, host a craft beer brewing workshop, make your ski chalet available for a weekend. Be creative!

Family Promise Volunteers Needed

family-promiseOur week of volunteering for Family Promise is for the week of November 13-20, 2016. There are volunteer opportunities for making meals, spending time with the families (evening hosting, 5-9 pm), or spending the night as an overnight host. All activities occur at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Fowler Avenue. No experience needed. Please call or text Mike Tripodi at 574-870-6379 or by email Thank you!

For more information about Family Promise, visit their website.


Second Annual Talent Show and Soup Cook-off

Unitarian Universalist Church Stewardship Committee brings you our 2nd Annual Talent Show and Soup Cook-Off November 5, 2016 in the UU Fellowship Hall. We'll kick off the Children's talent show at 5 pm, followed by the Soup Cook-off and dinner at 6 pm, then the Adult talent show from 7-9pm.

We are in need of performers, as well as people to make soup, bring other food, and help set up and clean up.

This event is free for all church members and friends
Vote with your dollars for the best soup
Childcare will be provided
For more informatio, contact Sherry Tripodi at 765-269-9199 or
Please sign up to perform or make soup by October 29


UU Plant Sale, April 30, 9am-1pm

Squash-seed-starting1To make this a successful fundraiser for the UUC we need ALL your help. Here is how you can help: If you have a yard, please consider digging up perennials and put them in pots. We have lots of flats/pots at the UU, they will be in playground area, near picnic table. PLEASE LABEL them, so we know what they are. Do not bring your plants till Sunday April 24, but have them here NO LATER THAN April 27, please leave them in playground area. Lisa Pantea will have plant donation forms on Sunday for you to fill out, so we know what's coming. WE also need lots of volunteers starting Thursday, April 28- April 30 for sale prep. and the actual sale. Lisa will have sign up sheets available for volunteer sign up. Please take flyers to work, friends and spread the word for everyone to come to this community event.
Questions? Lisa Pantea

Seed Planting Event, March 26 (in preparation for Plant Sale/Fundraiser)

Squash-seed-starting1In preparation for the Annual UUC Plant Sale/Fundraiser, we will be planting seeds on Sat. , March 26 from 10AM-Noon at the UUC in the Fellowship hall. Please bring any seeds , hand shovels, garden gloves, wear clothes suitable for gardening, bring any seed planting containers you may have. We will plant seeds, label them, water them and leave them at UUC under our grow lights. The plant sale is April 30th, more to follow on that later.

Questions: Lisa Pantea