With the changing weather, our annual Goodwill Clothing Drive is rapidly approaching. As you sort out clothing no longer needed, consider turning them into cash for someone in need.
For every bag of clothing collected and donated to Goodwill Industries, we receive money vouchers that we then distribute to local charities. Recipients of the vouchers can then use them just like cash to purchase clothing at Goodwill.
The main collection day will be in early June, but if you need to, you can bring your bags to the upper room of the Fellowship Hall before then. Be sure to label them "Goodwill." Please use the white 13 gallon kitchen bags, or something similar, which are easier for both you and us to carry. This is a clothing drive; no shoes, belts, hangers, or household items are accepted.
There are BlackLivesMatter and rainbow UU Church wristbands available on the desk outside the office. Good will donation appreciated.
To support the Haughey family as they help their daughter, Abby, face surgery and other medical challenges, we are holding a fundraising carnival on September 10, starting at 3:00 pm at UU Church. There will be a bounce house*, cotton candy, popcorn, cookies and other baked goods, henna tattoos, games, Pokemon caricatures, face painting, food trucks and much more! We will also be holding a silent auction with many fabulous items as well (auction ends at 8:00 pm).
At 7:30 in the sanctuary, local greats Spontaneous Hopeful Monster will open a benefit concert by Two2Many, a fun, and lively Celtic group from Ohio.
Entrance fee is a free will donation - give what you can. Tickets can be purchased for $1 for different activities.
We hope to see you there!
*To enter the bounce house, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. A child without a signed waiver and wrist band will not be allowed in the bounce house. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
Questions? Contact Jada Haughey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our March FUNdraiser event will be Community Yoga with Crystal Rose. The session is open to adults and children (ages 5+). It will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 1-2pm in the forum room 101/103. The cost is $10 and Crystal is donating 100% of the profits from this class to UUCTC. Please bring a yoga mat.
The Unitarian Universalist Holiday Art Fair and Sale, featuring affordable fine art by area artists, will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, 2015 at the church, 333 Meridian Street, West Lafayette.
The opening reception, with live music, gourmet food, and wine, is slated for Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-9 pm. The exhibition and sale will continue Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 am-4 pm. The public is invited and admission is free. Soup and pastries will be for sale during the entire event. Credit cards will be accepted.
The show and sale features over 50 local artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber, sculpture, ornaments, woodwork, metalwork, glass, and more.
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.
- Sunday Forum 9 am; Sunday Service and Religious Exploration Classes 10:30 am.
- Nursery and childcare available.
- Download or print this newsletter as a pdf. Some additional information is posted here, including the monthly calendar of events at the church.
Sunday March 29
- FORUM, 9 AM The UU Writers’ Group with Chairperson Caroline Barnhart will describe their activities and works. Forum is co-chaired by Jim Anderson, Tom McConville and Bill Welge.
- SERVICE, 10:30 AM UU Youth will present “Gender Equality from a Young Adult Perspective.” This service will give us an in-depth look through the eyes of youth on today’s gender landscape. The service will be planned and presented by the youth group. Pulpit Preparation, Nina Kirkpatrick. Sound, Gary Fowler. Fellowship Team Leader, Mark VanMeeter.
Sunday April 5
- FORUM, 9 AM Rev. Charlie & Gail Davis, Martha Gibson, Don Gresham, Kirsten Reynolds The current Congregational Study Action Issue (SAI), Escalating Inequality. This is a UUA nationwide study. Upward mobility—the American Dream—has become a myth. Concentration of wealth and power has skyrocketed. Dr. King’s dream of justice and equality has fractured. Half of all Americans are impoverished or struggling, as the middle class shrinks and billionaires take the profits. Where’s our commitment to the Common Good? Rev. Charlie is minister of UUC. Gale is married to Charlie. All others are long time church members. All attended the UUA' s discussion on the current CSAI, Escalating Inequality, at the UUC in Evanston, IL this past February. This forum will kick off our study action activities.
- SERVICE, 10:30 AM Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents “Resurrections.” When all hope seems lost, what lifts your spirit? We will consider answers from Christianity and other traditions. Worship Chairperson &Worship Associate, Dianna Poindexter. Special Music by the Chawla family. Pulpit Preparation, Robin Poindexter. Sound, Mike Marsh. Fellowship Team Leader, Susanne McConville.
Child and Youth Religious Exploration Weekly Notes
At the spirit circle on 3/22. We were "making a rain storm" and a Purdue professor showed us how much energy it takes to crank a traditional vs. CFL light bulb.
Last week, Bill Welge led us in a spirit circle about water conservation. Next week, we will have a youth led service on gender equality.
Connecting Question(s) for 3/29
- What are some common stereotypes held about roles of men and women in society? Do you hold any stereotypes?
- Who are some influential men and women in your life? What makes them special?
- What can you do to help promote gender equality in society?
- Have you ever been made to feel like less of a person because of your gender? How did you deal with those feelings?
RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 3/29
- RE Guide Schedule for March 29th: (Youth led service. All students will begin in service and prek-5th grade will head to class after TFAA.)
- Prek/k: Alison and Lorraine
- 1st/2nd: Sherry
- 3rd/4th: Yiesul and Wendy
- 5th: Neil and Amy Bauer
- 6th-8th: Sarah and Frank
- 9th-12th: Jason and Julie
- Shadows: Mary F. and Lynn
Important Reminders and Upcoming Events
- Please see the RE bulletin board/table in the fellowship hall and http://regluu.wordpress.com/ for important RE information and announcements.
- Our next FUNdraiser is March 25th at Buffalo Wild Wings on Creasy. Hope to see you there!
- We are collecting donations for the Blue Buckets campaign to help Kenya protect their water supply. Our congregational goal is $150. Look for the blue bucket at the RE table to make a donation.
- Interested in becoming a guide, shadow, sub, or volunteer? Have a child in RE and want to find out more about the program? Are you a guide who wants to explore interesting and relevant topics for the RE classroom? If so, one or more of these sessions may be for you. Childcare will be provided!
- Sunday, April 26th- (9:45-10:15) Responsive classroom as it relates to the RE classroom (strategies for community building, holding classroom meetings, social curriculum)
- Sunday, May 24th- (9:45-10:15) Cultivating mindfulness in students
- Let me know if you’re interested in OWL training.
- I am beginning to plan RE programming for the summer. Anyone interested in teaching a workshop or helping out, please let me know.
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