Daily Archives: May 17, 2014

Lighted Chalice Weekly for May 17, 2014


Sunday Forum 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Service & Religious Exploration Classes 10:30 a.m. Nursery & Childcare Available.

May 18: Congregational meeting; memorial service for Fritz Smith

Please join us in the sanctuary immediately following regular service on Sunday, May 18 for the Spring Congregational Meeting.  The slate of new candidates for the Board of Trustees, Nominating and Endowment Committees, will be voted upon.  Please plan to attend as Quorum of 25% total membership is necessary to pass vote.  Candidates include:

  • President-Elect:  Bill Welge (already on Board as Trustee, so we will be backfilling his Trustee position)
  • Treasurer:  Kim Smith
  • Trustee:  Tim Martinez
  • Nominating Committee:  Beth Misner and Laura Geiger
  • Endowment Committee:  Eric Thiel

The Nominating Committee has not yet completed filling every position.  We are waiting to hear back from some people and still searching to fill other vacancies. We will continue our search and make nominations from the floor on May 18th for positions not yet filled.  Thank you.
-- Nominating Committee, Bob Rode, Lisa Pantea, Amanda Estes, Dianna Poindexter

A Memorial Service will be held for Frederick (Fritz) W. Smith, past President, Board of Trustees, in the Sanctuary at 2:00 pm Sunday, May 18. A reception will take place in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the memorial service. Fritz’s family will be arriving late the night before. The congregation has offered to provide food for the reception. We are still in need of items for the reception, including something from the following possibilities: veggies, dip, fruits, crackers, cheese, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, luncheon meats, hummus, assorted nuts, peppermints, cookies, & desserts. If you are able to bring something, please send an e-mail to Karin in the office, uuc@uulafayette.org. Thank you.

May 18: Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Chris Funk and Bill Welge present “The Future of Artificial Intelligence.”
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM  Please join us May 18 as Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents “Are You Transgendered?” As being gay and lesbian are becoming more acceptable in society, the transgender community is starting to be heard. They are telling us that gender is not binary.  Each of us is proclaimed to be male or female at birth. Yet, the truth is more complex. What is your physical gender? What is your cultural gender? What is your psychological gender?  How are your various genders related?  Worship Associate is Michael Lewis.   Pianist is Richard Maddux.  Sound is by Jason Dufair.  Fellowship Team members are Lorraine and Randy Myer.  Pulpit Preparation is by Michael Lewis.

Child and youth religious education

  • May 18th-  While high school youth and their chaperone(s) travel home from a weekend youth con, Beth Hoffmann is coordinating the R.E. activities for todayKids start in the sanctuary for a time for all ages story to be read by Josh Prokopy, and then retire to the fellowship hall for further instruction.  (Rumor has it, there's to be a Maypole??  Better check it out...)
  • May 25th- Happy Memorial Day!  RE Break- No classes or planned activities today.
  • June 1- Flower Communion- All Ages Service, Annual Church Picnic at Happy Hollow Park afterwards.

As always, a huge thanks to everyone who helps out with R.E.- we have lots of moving parts, and it takes lots of hands!

Rummage Sale a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated, worked, publicized, and shopped the rummage sale. Together, we raised $1600 — a portion of which will benefit youth programming at the church. Unsold items were donated to SS Salvage on Chestnut Street, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club. Thank you in particular to Kat Braz for her leadership in running the event!

Purdue University International Programs

The International Programs Office at Purdue University is recruiting host families to extend a welcome to our new guests. These families would not be expected to house new students, rather just to meet informally and welcome the new international students coming from over 120 countries. Some host families have invited new students for a lunch or dinner, while others have arranged a time to show the new students around the campus and community. We offer convenient times for training of new host families or to just discuss this topic of being a good host. For more information about the International Friendship Program, please contact David Ayers, Ph.D., Associate Dean of International Programs. Purdue University, Young Hall Room 120, 155 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114. Phone: 765-494-8463, Fax 765-494-2546, Email: davidayers@purdue.edu. (Third and last week for announcement.)

Change for Change recipients

The theme for 2014 is “Helping Our Community.” The May/June C4Crecipient is Home with Hope. The Home With Hope is the only facility of its kind in the Lafayette area that provides a continuum of care, often following primary treatment or detox for alcoholism and other drug addictions, for men and women age 18 and older. “We help our clients learn how to live their lives as acceptable members of their communities, free from addiction and substance abuse, by providing an environment conducive to recovery.  We provide strict monitoring and structure, case management, random drug and alcohol screening, and the opportunity to seek employment and work in the community.  Further, we require daily 12-step meeting attendance, acquiring a 12-step sponsor and ‘home group’ within their first 30 days of residency, as well as daily accountability.”

Join the UU Softball Team!

Now that Spring has finally arrived, it's time to start thinking about softball!  If you are interested in joining the UU Flames co-ed softball team, please contact Mark VanMeeter (765-448-9807 or mvanmeeter@comcast.net). The League Play began the week of May 5. We had to forfeit last week as we didn't have enough women to play.  Last season the UU Flames finished an exciting run in 4th place, winning 4 games as well as 2 in the closing tournament! (Third and last week for announcement.)

Monday Meditation

Have you wondered what it might be like to meditate with a group?  Here's an easy way to test the waters - come and give it a try with the friendly group that gathers on Monday nights at 7 pm in room 101/103.  Monday Meditation is sponsored by the Adult Religious Exploration Council.  You'll find more information on the Monday Meditation Facebook page and also at http://www.meetup.com/west-lafayette-buddhist-study/.  Contact Janice Schuster, jrschust@gmail.com with questions. (Second week for announcement)

Adding events and announcements to this newsletter

To submit information for inclusion on the church’s Facebook PageGoogle + pagenewsletterblog, or to have an announcement made before service, please complete this form.  If you need space at the church or want to add your event to the My Church events listing, contact Karin first at uuc@uulafayette.org.  Send feedback to Alice or Karin.  Thanks!


May 18: Congregational meeting

Please join us in the sanctuary immediately following service on Sunday, May 18 for the Spring Congregational Meeting. Quorum of 25% total membership is necessary to pass vote.

May 19: UU Flames softball game 7pm Blessed Sacrament Fields

May 20: Board Meeting

Board Meetings take place each third Tuesday in Conference Room 101/103, next on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. This meeting will begin at 6 pm.  Church members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to speak with members of the Board of Trustees regarding congregational questions and concerns.

May 27: UU Flames softball game, 6:30, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 1: Flower Communion, New Member Recognition

Reverend Charlie Davis will introduce and welcome the newest members of our church during the 1 June 2014 Sunday morning service which begins promptly at 10:30 am. The UU Picnic will take place in lieu of the potluck immediately after service that day.

June 1: UU Church Picnic

Come join us immediately following service on Sunday, June 1 at the Happy Hollow Park, Shelter #1 for the annual all church picnic (in lieu of the potluck regularly scheduled for first Sundays). Bring dish to pass , we will supply drinks and hot dogs, cutlery, plates. Bring friends, family, dogs, Frisbees, balls, bats, croquet, whatever to help us have fun! Fellowship group that Sunday will be asked to help at the picnic. The picnic will disperse at 3pm. For further information contact Lisa Pantea, event coordinator, at Lisapantea@gmail.com. Thanks—hope to see you there!

 June 7: UU Goodwill Clothing Drive

The Unitarian Universalist Church is holding their annual Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, June 7th, from 10am to 2pm. Please bring your bags to the side door on Smiley Street. There will be helpers to assist you with your bags.  Members of the church can bring their bags to the Upper Room of the Fellowship Hall any time between June 1st through June 8th.

Remember to donate clothing only, no shoes, toys, belts, or hangers.

The vouchers we receive for each bag of clothing go to Lafayette Urban Minestry, Carey Home for Children, the YWCA Woman’s Shelter, and Family Promise.  Thank you. For more information contact Susanne McConville, 765-477-0344 or mcconville1200@comcast.net.

June 2: UU Flames softball game, 6:00, Arni Cohen Fields South #1

June 11: UU Flames softball game, 7:00, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 18: UU Flames softball game, 7:00, Blessed Sacrament fields

June 20: UU Service Auction! (NEW DATE)

The UU Service Auction is quickly approaching. This year we are holding our Service Auction on June 20th (NEW DATE),  6:00 pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person and will include dinner. Child care will be provided.

Service Auction donation forms, which will soon be available, can be submitted to Julie Rubsam. Donation items need to be dropped off to the “Upper Room” of the Fellowship Hall by June 13th to be included in event program. Contact: Julie Rubsam, 765-412-2967, julie@rubsam.net

June 25: UU Flames softball game, 7:20, Arni Cohen Fields South #1

July 2: UU Flames softball game, 7:20, Blessed Sacrament fields

May 2014 Daily Calendar

18, Sunday

Purdue Summer Session Begins
9:00 AM Forum (101/103):
10:30 AM Worship & RE
11:45 AM Spring Congregational Meeting (S)
2:00 PM Fritz Smith's Memorial Service 2pm, Reception to follow
4:00 PM UU Photo Group (101/103)
6:00 PM R.A.D. (Rebuilding the American Dream) Writing Group (101/103)

19, Monday

7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:30 PM Writers' Group 101/103
5:30 PM Hold for possible Qi Gong session, 5:30-7:00 pm 101/103
5:30 PM Strolling Singers Rehearsal (S)
7:00 PM Meeting (anon FH)
7:00 PM Monday Meditation MEETS TONIGHT (101/103)!

20, Tuesday

12:00 PM Meeting (FH)
1:00 PM Buddhist Study Group (101/103)
7:00 PM Lafayette Chamber Singers (S)

21, Wednesday

7:30 AM Taiji Qigong with Lisa Peterson
9:00 AM Old Tippecanoe Quilting Guild
12:00 PM "The Principled Group" Noon Discussion (101/103)
2:30 PM Girl Scout Troop (FH)
6:00 PM Meeting (anon.), 101/103
7:00 PM Choir (S)