Daily Archives: May 31, 2014

Lighted Chalice Weekly for May 31, 2014


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

June 1: Forum and Service

  • FORUM, 9 AM Larry Nies, Professor of Environmental & Ecological Engineering & Civil Engineering, Purdue University, presents “Water Use in the Wabash River Watershed.” Increasing demand for freshwater makes it necessary to find innovative means to extend the life of our water resources and to manage them in a sustainable way.An analysis of the current status of water use and indirect water reuse is a critical function for meeting fresh water demands, facilitating water resources planning , protecting human health, and freshwater ecosystems conservation. Although, water data are being collected and stored by different federal and regional entities there is no holistic watershed scale assessment of water use occurring. An initial assessment was performed for the Wabash River Watershed. Results show that during the low flow months of July-October, treated water discharges into the Wabash River contributed 70 to 100% of the Wabash River stream flow volume.This indicates that essentially all of the Wabash River water is extracted, used and returned to the river.Thus, at the watershed scale water use and reuse is significant. Moreover, proposals to divert treated wastewater to consumptive uses such as landscape or agricultural irrigation would have substantial ecological impacts.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM  Please join us June 1 as Rev. Daniel Charles Davis presents “Flower Communion.”  This is a Unitarian Universalist tradition in which people bring a flower to share and take a different one home. Extra flowers will be available to those who do not have access to flowers. We will also introduce and welcome the newest members of our church during the 1 June service, including Elizabeth B. & Damon Lincourt, Kimberly Smith, Jimmy Derringer, Ned Delaney, Jessica & Matthew Volovski, Julie & Brent Jesiek, Kevin & Julia Colby, Adriela Fernandez, and Rochelle Robson. The UU Picnic will take place in lieu of the potluck immediately after service that day.   Worship Associate is Janice Thiel.  Pianist is Richard Maddux.  Sound is by Gary Mueller.  Fellowship Team members are Jason & Julie Rubsam, and Christine Schertz. Pulpit Preparation is by Nina Kirkpatrick.

Child and youth religious education

  • June 1- Flower Communion- All Ages Service, Please bring a fresh cut flower to exchange for the ceremony today. (Feel free to bring extras to have on hand if someone should forget.)  Annual Church Picnic at Happy Hollow Park afterwards~~Please bring a dish to share.
  • June 8- Kids should wear clothes that are okay to get dirty- today is the day the planting of our pizza garden begins!!
  • 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!

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.”

Adding events and announcements to this newsletter

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

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

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

June 19: What to Expect During a Hospital Stay, 6:30-8:30 pm, Rm 101/103.

A short presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Medical Director and Hospitalist Department Director and Dr. Jim Bien, Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety followed by ample time for conversation.

Part of The Conversation Project, this program will help you and your family know how to talk "in advance" about various types of care you want OR don't want to receive during an inpatient hospital stay.  Contact Suzan Windnagel, A-REC or Karin Bergman uuc@uulafayette.org and 765-743-8812 with questions.

June 20: UU Service Auction!

The UU Service Auction is quickly approaching. This year we are holding our Service Auction on June 20th,  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

June 26: A-REC Book Discussion Group: "You Can't Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age." 6:30 -7:30 PM. 

Come discuss Can't put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational AgeKelly Besecke. book explores the theological thinking of educated spiritual seekers and religious liberals, and shows how many of them have come up with a unique way of addressing the "modern problem of meaninglessness." do you think?  You don't have to have read the book, but if you'd like to purchase it, we are taking orders and will order the book for you -- $20 including shipping.  Books must be ordered by June 5. Please contact Janice Schuster if you would like to order a book: jrschust@gmail.com.  In addition, the author will be speaking at our church in the Fall for another A-REC activity; this would be an opportunity to discuss the book before her visit.

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