Reminder: Donations are Needed for our Goodwill Clothing Drive

Our Spring Goodwill Clothing Drive wraps up on May 13th. 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. The main collection day will be in May 13th 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, please.

Questions: Sue McConville: suemcconville1200@gmail.com

Plant Sale Season is Coming Up. Mark Your Calendar

It's almost Plant Sale time again! We'll be kicking things off with a seed planting party on April 2nd in the playground area after church (11:45 a.m.) . Bring your seeds, gardening gloves, and wear appropriate gardening clothes.

The Plant Sale itself will take place on May 6. Exact time is still to be determined. If you have plants to donate for plant sale, donation forms will be available later. Please consider digging up or splitting your plants for donations. Pots will be available soon.

Questions: Lisapantea@gmail.com

 

 

Goodwill Clothing Drive is Coming Soon

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.

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.

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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