Monthly Archives: February 2016

Seeking Long-Term Renter for Room 104

As a way to continue to add to our financial sustainability we are seeking long term renters for office space (room 104). This is a 304 square foot office that will rent for $255 per month. We ask that you pass this information along to those in your network that may know an appropriate renter. The space is perfect for a small non-profit or professional services firm. Those interested should contact Kris Taylor at or (765) 404 -8950.

SCRIP: Fundraising While You Shop

ShopWithScrip_Powered_by_GLSC_072315UUCTC Now has a Scrip Program!

What is Scrip? Scrip is a powerful fundraising tool that enables individuals to raise funds just by ordering gift cards from our church’s scrip program to use for their everyday shopping (groceries, gas, clothing, prescriptions). When you order those gift cards, you’ll receive the full value of what you paid.  Then when our church orders these cards, we’ll earn an immediate rebate percentage – typically between 3% and 15%, depending on the retailer. For example, you could buy bagels from Panera Bread for an early morning meeting and earn 9% for our church!  Know you will be doing a large home improvement project? Order gift cards to your favorite hardware store and earn $$ for the church while you improve your home.

How to place an Order: Download and complete this order form. Leave it along with your payment in the mail slot to the UUC Office Door.  Orders are due by March 13th.  Orders will be available for pickup on April 3rd.  We will have them in the Fellowship Hall before and after service.

Black Lives Matter

blacklives1 Why hang a Black Lives Matter banner at the UU Church?

“To display the sign, Black Lives Matter, is an act of cultural resistance, of public witness. This action is a symbol of something larger, and a spiritual practice as well—focus, attention, and steadiness. The aim and desire is to keep the spotlight on the complex set of issues affecting Black people in this country, dating from slavery through to 2015. Not since the Civil Rights Era has there been such a sustained commitment to make broad change. Black Lives Matter is a statement about that renewed commitment, a vow to keep looking, watching, and struggling.” -- Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life, River Road UU Church, Bethesda MD

With approval from the Board of Trustees, our church will be hanging a Black Lives Matter banner on April 4, 2016. Leading up to that time, we encourage members of our congregation to get engaged and informed about this movement. The members of the Black Lives Matter task force are happy to talk to you about why we believe this is an important activity for our church and why we believe this conforms to our UU Principles.

Task Force Members: Linda S. Prokopy (convener), Gale Charlotte, Rev. Charlie Davis, Gail Davis, Martha Gipson, Jada Haughey, Joan Marshall, Tom McConville, Kirsten Reynolds, Nicole Rice, Kim Smith, Jean Tyner, Bill Welge

Upcoming Events Related to Black Lives Matter at Church

March through remainder of year
Theme for Change for Change will be Escalating Inequalities: Black Lives Matter

March 6, 9am
Open Forum for UU Congregants to ask questions and discuss concerns about the UU Church hanging a Black Lives Matter banner. Facilitated by Martha Gipson and Kirsten Reynolds
March 20, 9 am
"Why our children need diverse books--why the stories of black lives matter to Greater Lafayette" Presented by retired Purdue professor, Dr. Cindelyn Eberts; will conclude with volunteer opportunities in the community.

March 20, 3 pm
Movie screening at UU Church facilitated by Purdue’s Black Cultural Center

April 4
Black Lives Matters Community event and Banner Unveiling! Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event!

Additional information, events and volunteer opportunities will be posted to the Facebook page: UU Church Discussion Group, Tippecanoe

Goodwill Clothing Drive, May 14

Smiling G Full Color-Gradient LogoThe UU Church of West Lafayette will hold the annual Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 10am - 2pm.    Through the Goodwill Collect and Connect Program, we receive a $5 voucher for each bag of clothing donated. The vouchers are then distributed to LUM, Cary Home for Children, the WYCA, and Family Promise. Let your spring cleaning help our community.

Fundraising Cake Auction, March 6th, 2016

cakePlease bring a dessert March 6th for the Cake Auction. All proceeds will go directly to our church!!  The auction will follow shortly after our March Potluck lunch. Also please bring your appetite and take home some of the wonderful confections!! We have a lot of creative bakers in our congregation!!

Questions? Contact Jada Haughey,

March FUNdraiser: Community Yoga

Crystal Rose

Crystal Rose

Our March FUNdraiser event will be Community Yoga with Crystal Rose. The session is open to  adults and children (ages 5+). It will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 1-2pm in the  forum room 101/103. The cost is $10 and Crystal is donating 100% of the profits from this class to UUCTC. Please bring a yoga mat.

Reminder: Chalice Circle Sampler, Saturday, March 12

Chalice Circles are also an opportunity to get to know yourself and others better in an environment of sharing without judgement. There is a new topic at each session.

Perhaps you are unsure whether you would like join a Circle. If so, you can come to a sampler session. You will understand what it is all about and determine if you would benefit from joining a Chalice Circle next fall.

Each Circle is limited to eight participants plus two facilitators. There is no cost to participate and you are not required to make any further commitment. The only requirements are to register and to listen with an open heart.

The two sampler sessions are scheduled for Saturday, March 12 in room 104.
· 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions and/or to register to the Chalice Circle sampler, please
contact Dorothy Hughes, Chalice Circle Coordinator at or 765-237-7652.