Spring 2017 Community Read to Further Racial Unity

Join others from the Greater Lafayette Area for the Spring 2017 community read of psychologist Beverly Daniel Tatum's "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race." Explore definitions, develop a deeper understanding of the white context, and look at what it means to move beyond white & black and understand the goodness of racial identity.

Reading will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church in Room 102 on four Thursdays in March from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, hosted by Kirsten Reynolds, kdreynol@purdue.edu.

A concluding event including supper will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting hall at Congress Street United Methodist Church,  2010 Congress St., Lafayette.

For more information, contact Rev. Clarinda Crawford crawford@cosumc.org, 765/447-4158
Information and sign up at www.cosumc.org. Click on the book's image on the left of your screen.

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.

Stand Up for Your Forests: A Rally at the Statehouse

Join with citizens across the state as we converge on the State House to reshape the future of our forests on February 20th.

We will meet at church and bus or carpool to Indianapolis. Contact Rae Shnapp (raeschnapp@gmail.com) for details. Lunch will be provided. Wear GREEN in support of our forests.

Your state forests are for your enjoyment…habitat for Indiana’s amazing biodiversity…storers of carbon…eco-tourism assets that make Indiana great. They shouldn’t be logged to death!

Take the day off (it’s President’s Day), bring a sign, and show up to help send an unmistakable message to lawmakers: we value trees left standing!

The rally will take place in the South Atrium of the State House (indoors) and will feature a wide variety of speakers.

For more on the event, check out the Indiana Forest Alliance Facebook Event

“One Night in Bangkok” Service Auction and Dinner

Escape the winter blues by attending the "One Night in Bangkok" service auction and dinner on Saturday, February 25th. We'll be auctioning off items and services donated from our own church members and enjoying a fabulous Thai dinner. All proceeds will go to the UUCTC general fund.
The silent auction opens at 5pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm, with the live auction to start at 7pm. Childcare, pizza, and a movie will be provided for children under 12. Dinner reservations can be made using the link below ($10 per adult, to be collected at the event). Please join us for an exciting evening!

Click here to make reservations

Click here to donate and item or service to the auction

Welcome Reception for Dr. Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd

Our sabbatical minister, Dr. Elizabeth, will be here this weekend and will officiate at her first service for us on Sunday, January 8.  All members and friends of the congregation are invited to stay after the service to attend a welcome reception for Rev. Elizabeth and her family.  The reception will be in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the service (so during the normal "coffee hour").  All are welcome.

Information on Dr. Elizabeth and how the sabbatical will be done is in the brochure passed out in service and distributed electronically in recent weeks. Copies of the brochure are available in the church narthex.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Our special Christmas Eve Service will be held on Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 pm. Reverend Charlie Davis will be speaking. This service is open to all ages.

Celebrate the Story of Christmas.
Featuring music by Traveler's Dream and the Davis family.
Bring snacks and beverages to share after service & bid farewell to Gail and Charlie as they leave for sabbatical.

Imbolc/Candlemas Celebration

imbolc-crocusesThe Wheel of the Year Committee will celebrate Imbolc on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm at UU Church.

The beginning of February is filled with significance, a “cross quarter holiday,” a date between a solstice and an equinox. For many Pagans it marks the holiday of Imbolc, seen by some as the start of Spring - and by many others as the height of Winter! In the US, early February is most commonly thought of as Groundhog Day, a seasonal ritual to determine how much longer Winter will last. Join us in the Imbolc celebration as we welcome the first small signs of Spring, and prepare the way for new growth by sweeping away that which holds us back.