Membership Class

Would you like to learn more about our congregation, our goals, and the history of the Unitarian Universal faith? Interested in joining the church? Are you ready to sign the book and support our congregations' vision? If you answered yes to any of these please plan on attending our next membership class. November 11th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Forum Room.

Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you will need childcare. Sign up sheet will be on the membership bulletin board outside the Narthex.

Questions: 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.

Winter Solstice

A Yule celebration in cooperation with the Guild of the Gods group will be held on December 16, 2017. Gather in Fellowship Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. for the Traditional Winter Solstice evergreen candle spiral beginning at 7 p.m. Around 9 pm, transition into a Yule Ball with music, wine, and food. Everyone is encouraged to dress for fun and dancing. Around 11:30, call to silence for a meditation time while cleaning up.
Sing final songs and close at midnight. Family friendly!

Gail and Charlie Davis CD Release Coffee House Concert

Gail And Charlie Davis will debut their 5th CD in a themed series!

SCARED is a collection of songs that explores the presence of fear in our lives. Our animal selves struggle for survival. Our spiritual selves struggle for meaning. Anticipated loss of our lives is a source of anxiety. We find courage when we connect our lives to ideals that are larger than our personal mortality.

When: November 10, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Where: UU Church of Tippecanoe County, in our Fellowship Hall

This event is open to the public. CDs will be available for sale. Free coffee and snacks will be provided.

Need Volunteers for Football Parking Saturday, September 23 for Homecoming

 As announced before service on Sunday, the Purdue football game on Saturday, September 23 is likely to be the biggest crowd of the season. Purdue's team is playing well, it is Homecoming. Their opponent, Michigan, is ranked in the top 10 in the nation (and they bring a LOT of fans to away games). As of now, we have no one to do football parking this Saturday. Ideally we would have 3-5 people.

The game starts at 4 pm on Saturday. We need to have someone at the church about 1 pm to put out the parking cones - ideally one person would be there for that first hour in case the crowd arrives early. 2-3 people should be present from 2-4 pm. Parking ends at kickoff. Barny can provide detailed instructions.

Any volunteers can direct half of the proceeds to the budget of any church committee/group that they want. We made $300 last week for the first game - potentially we could park 55-60 cars and make up to $600 this Saturday.

If any church group or individuals can help with parking this Saturday, contact Barny at jdunning@purdue.edu or 765-412-8760.

Remember, if your committee does the parking, 50% of the revenue goes to your committee’s budget!!

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: suemcconville1200@gmail.com

UU Coffee House Jazz Music Event

The UU Coffee House Music series will resume this fall and winter, with four high quality musical groups performing on Saturday nights, with the first one on Saturday, October 21st, form 7:30 to 11:00 pm, featuring the Linda Hicks + Some Jazz Dudes Band! Ms. Hicks is well known in the area, and will be singing vocals to an eclectic mix of current and jazz standards. Keyboardist Garry Smith, Bassist Hunt Wiley, and drummer Larry Guentert will be nailing down the groove and playing the solos. Doors will open at 7:00 at UU in the Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendars so that you don't miss this performance of some of Lafayette's best musicians!

Questions:  larry@guentrert.net

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.

UPDATING THE UUCTC DATABASE

UPDATING THE UUCTC DATABASE UNDERWAY!

If you have moved, changed email addresses or phone numbers please email John Carlson at jac47906@gmail.com. so he can update it in the church's database software. He is also developing a process to reduce the number of statuses to make it easier to track information.

Gigantic thanks to John for taking on this time consuming and arduous task!