Monthly Archives: October 2016

Family Promise Volunteers Needed

family-promiseOur week of volunteering for Family Promise is for the week of November 13-20, 2016. There are volunteer opportunities for making meals, spending time with the families (evening hosting, 5-9 pm), or spending the night as an overnight host. All activities occur at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Fowler Avenue. No experience needed. Please call or text Mike Tripodi at 574-870-6379 or by email Thank you!

For more information about Family Promise, visit their website.


“Mustang”–a Film

mustang_posterOn November 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm, The UU Film Group will be showing "Mustang", a critically acclaimed film about five sisters in a village in northern Turkey, who protest their arranged marriages and the roles society expects them to fulfill. Following the film, discussion will be led by Azra Ceylan, a Purdue student from Istanbul.

"Mustang" was a 2016 academy award nominee for Best Foreign Language film, and an award recipient at a number of prestigious film festivals. This screening will take place in Room 101-103. Look forward to having you join us!

Questions: Joan Marshall,

Second Annual Talent Show and Soup Cook-off

Unitarian Universalist Church Stewardship Committee brings you our 2nd Annual Talent Show and Soup Cook-Off November 5, 2016 in the UU Fellowship Hall. We'll kick off the Children's talent show at 5 pm, followed by the Soup Cook-off and dinner at 6 pm, then the Adult talent show from 7-9pm.

We are in need of performers, as well as people to make soup, bring other food, and help set up and clean up.

This event is free for all church members and friends
Vote with your dollars for the best soup
Childcare will be provided
For more informatio, contact Sherry Tripodi at 765-269-9199 or
Please sign up to perform or make soup by October 29


Blue Moon Rising Autumn Concert

On November 19 the members of Blue Moon Rising will share with the public a program of fun and uplifting music at 7:00 p.m. The community choir’s Autumn Concert will take place in the sanctuary and everyone is invited to stay afterwards for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Though Blue Moon Rising is an independent organization (which practices at UU), many of the group’s 58 singers are members of the UU church.
The concert is a culmination of the community choir’s 15-week session which began in August. The music will include a variety of styles (folk, gospel, pop) and during the evening the audience will be invited to join in the singing on a few songs.
A donation will be accepted at the door to help with the choir’s scholarship fund. A suggested amount is $10 but please contribute whatever amount fits your budget. Children are free.

To learn more about Blue Moon Rising visit the or email Denise Wilson for more information at



Self Healing & Pain Free Movement Workshop, October 22-23, 2016

Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
UU Church | 333 Meridian St, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - Room 101/103
Cost: $200 | Registration required

This workshop will concentrate on the relation between head, neck, and shoulders, finding solutions to improve its functions: more mobility, flexibility and comfort.

To register:
2) or e-mail/ call / (765) 746 - 6158.

- Students should be comfortable lying on the floor.
- Bring a yoga mat or something similar.
- Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, nothing that would restrict movement.

This workshop is based on The Feldenkrais Method. The Feldenkrais Method --developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, distinguished scientist, physicist, engineer, and Judo master-- is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change. Feldenkrais is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension, as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems. It explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement, posture and learning, and how our habits can constrain us to a small portion of our potential. Through our personal history, upbringing, culture, injuries, illness, etc., we each adopt patterns of physical and psychological behavior. These patterns are deeply embedded in our nervous system, and often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary physical, and psychological limitations. The Feldenkrais Method uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.

SABRINA LASTMAN is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP), accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and voice educator from Uruguay. She graduated from The Feldenkrais Institute of New York under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin —student of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais— The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, and The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework at Shenandoah University. She also studied contemporary dance and movement in Uruguay and Israel. In the US, Sabrina has taught in New York at The Fel-denkrais Foundation, Feldenkrais Associates, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, IATI Theater, Actors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, The Brecht Forum, Multicultural Music Group, and Movement Research; in Vermont, at Middlebury College; in Maine, at Portland Arts & Technology School; in Indiana, at Purdue University, Butler University, Jefferson High School and Morton Center. She has a private teaching practice in both, the Feldenkrais Method and singing lessons.

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Unitarian Universalist First Annual Goodwill Clothing Drive

Pedestrians walk past the Goodwill store in Moline, Ill., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Charity workers continued their search Wednesday through a warehouse of donated clothes in Iowa after an elderly man said he mistakenly donated a suit with $13,000 in a coat pocket to the Moline Goodwill store. The 80-year-old Illinois man, who has remained anonymous, notified Goodwill last week of the mistake. (AP Photo/The Dispatch, Paul Colletti) QUAD CITY TIMES OUTThe Unitarian Church of Tippecanoe County will hold the first Fall Goodwill Clothing Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 5th, from 10am to 2pm, at 333 Meridian St., West Lafayette. Helpers will be at the church to receive your bags. Please use white 13-gallon kitchen bags, or a similar size. For every bag of clothing we collect, Goodwill will give us a $5 voucher, good for purchases at local Goodwill stores. We, in turn, give the vouchers to local agencies such as Lafayette Urban Ministries. No shoes, belts, or household items, please - just clothing. Church members interested in dropping off ahead of time can begin to bring in their bags and leave them in the upper room of the fellowship hall.

Questions: Susanne McConville,

Sunday Morning Forum Schedule change for October 9

On October 9th, UUCTC’s Forum will present the second segment of the video, “Nine Months That Made You.” The story of our journey thru the womb. We showed the first segment a week ago. This second segment contains information about the development of our sex and gender, separate processes, that can end up with person being transgender. Quite interesting info given the "bathroom discussions of late." As usual, our forum will be held at 9 am.