You are invited to the community read of "White Rage" by Carol Anderson, sponsored by Racial Reconciliation of Greater Lafayette. Two Study Groups Will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County.
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 email@example.com
After our church was vandalized with hateful banners on January 21, we have received messages of support from individuals and congregations across the country. The following message was sent by Bloomington United.
Bloomington United started in 1998 in response to hate literature that was being spread around Bloomington.
After the man who distributed the fliers went on a murderous rampage in 1999, we held a community vigil to heal and unite the community in memory of the young Korean student, Won Joon Yun, who was murdered on the Indiana University campus .
The vigil drew thousands of supporters, including the then Attorney General of the United States, Janet Reno.
On behalf of Bloomington United
Lynne Foster Shifriss
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your continued support of our church!
On Sunday January 28, 2018 we reclaimed the fence which had been vandalized by racist, homophobic, threatening banners the previous Sunday. What a joy to replace this hate with such hope. The Religious Exploration program will work with the kids to produce a permanent banner replacement.
On Sunday morning, a church member discovered racist, homophobic, and threatening banners hung on our church playground fence.
On Wednesday night, over 600 people came to our church in solidarity in response to these banners. We had elected municipal and state officials from both sides of the aisle, police, community activists, members of diverse religious communities, and academics speak or bear witness. We had uplifting music from Traveler's Dream and Blue Moon Rising. Over 1000 people so far watched the Facebook Live stream of the event. There were 4 news teams present. People came from as far away as Columbus IN to attend.
They came to reject the message of those banners. They came to stand for love, and sing for justice.
We had church staff and members come together to host this community. Kitchen team, sanctuary prep, sound, safety, logistics and communication was a group effort, and our community turned out in spades. Thank you.
I think our building has never been so full. And our hearts are full. We have a moment now to do something important with this energy. What will we choose to do?
For starters, perhaps I can be so bold as to repeat the set of admonitions from Councilman Perry Brown (Lafayette District 3) said: Watch. Fight. Pray. Vote.
Enjoy some of the photos from tonight below. And you can watch the recording of the live stream here.
(PS: if you have photos of the event you'd like to share, please upload them here! I missed the latter-half of the speakers, and all the women - unconscionable! Help me rectify my failure!)