Lighted Chalice Weekly for July 12, 2015

Sunday July 12

  • FORUM, 9 AM Cindelyn Eberts, Ph.D.', presents “Strong Hand Forever: Ray Ewry and the 1908 Olympics.”
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM Summer Sermons in Song. For five Sundays beginning July 12, Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis present a series of services that explore the spiritual nature of emotions. “Emotions arise setting our world on balance, yet if we were balanced all the time life might be boring. Emotions are indications of deep universal needs. They are a way of understanding the world around us.” This Sunday Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis present Glad. “When we receive something good we perceive joy. Yet pleasure seeking can result in a mania that unbalances us. We regain spiritual balance by being grateful and by being generous in sharing our blessings.” Children will meet in the fellowship hall promptly at 10:30a.m. and depart for their Summer Camp fieldtrip to the historic Tapawingo Park. Worship Chairperson, Dianna Poindexter. Worship Associate, Bill Welge. Pulpit Preparation, Nina Kirkpatrick. Special Music: Gail and Rev. Charlie Davis. Sound, Gary Mueller. Fellowship Team Leaders, Barny Dunning & Beth Misner.

Sunday July 19

  • FORUM, 9 AM Bill Welge, President of the UU Church Board of Trustees, presents “Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?” This is a follow-up Forum to one Bill did back in June on the same subject. Forum co-chairs are Jim Anderson, Tom McConville, and Bill Welge.
  • SERVICE, 10:30 AM Worship Leader Rev. Daniel Charles Davis and Gail Davis present the second in their series exploring the spiritual nature of emotions, Sad. “When we lose someone or something precious, we experience grief. We are broken and in need of restoration. We cannot change the past, but we can build a new future.” Worship Chairperson, Dianna Poindexter. Worship Associate, Michael Lewis. Pulpit Preparation, Michael Lewis. Pianist, Sarah May. Sound, Eric Thiel. Fellowship Team Leaders, Mark VanMeeter and Kat Braz.
  • SPECIAL FORUM, 2 PM (101/103) Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, presents “GMO: Genetically Modified Crops & Food.” Don is an internationally recognized plant pathologist and one of the leading GMO experts in the world. He visits from Idaho to present this special Forum today.

Child and Youth Religious Exploration

Last week, the students visited Battleground Park. Next week, they’ll head to Tapawingo Park/Heritage Trail.

  • RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 7/12: I will be absent. Students will meet in the fellowship hall at 10:30 for our field trip to Tapawingo Park/Heritage Trail. Pickup will be at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. Drivers/Chaperones: Sarah Cannon. In the event of rain/lack of drivers/RE students may remain in service.
  • RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 7/19: Students will meet in the fellowship hall at 10:30 for our field trip to Clegg Gardens. Pickup will be at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. Drivers/Chaperones: Nicole Rice, Sarah Cannon, Bill Welge. In the event of rain, students will meet in room 101/103 for a spirit circle and pickup will be at 11:45.

Materials/Supplies Needed

Important Reminders and Upcoming Events

Please see the RE bulletin board/table in the fellowship hall and for important RE information and announcements.

  • Summer camp and retreat registration is now open. Please contact me if you’d like to attend or grab a packet from the RE volunteer table.
  • You are invited to our monthly birthday party on Sunday, July 26th. If you have a July birthday, please take the time to fill out a birthday information sheet (located on the RE bulletin board) and return it to the DRE mailbox.
  • The July FUNdraiser will be an event that will span the entire month of July!!! Please visit Red Mango to enjoy some tasty frozen yogurt anytime during the month of July and UU will receive 20% of the purchase. You must bring a flyer or mention UU when ordering. Thanks for your support!
  • There will be OWL training in Elkhart on August 21st and 22nd at all levels. Please let me know if you’re interested in attending. Interested in becoming a guide, shadow, sub, or volunteer? Have a child in RE and want to find out more about the program? Are you a guide who wants to explore interesting and relevant topics for the RE classroom? If so, one of these sessions may be for you...
  • Sunday, July 26th- (9:45-10:15) Curriculum planning session.


Saturday August 8th beginning at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday August 9th to 10:00 a.m. we will have a retreat open to all UU congregants and their families at CAMP TECUMSEH! Cost: $60 fee covers lodging for one night, dinner Saturday at 6pm and breakfast Sunday at 8am. Lodging in either men’s or women’s wings with shower/restroom facilities; also 2 rooms with 2 beds and 8 rooms with 8 bunk beds. Many free activities are included in this $60 fee: basketball, volleyball, tennis—Bring-Your-Own equipment, fishing—BYO supplies, hiking, petting zoo, nature center, etc. For an additional $15 ($75 total) you may select from extras activities such as canoeing, wall climbing, archery, bullet slide, and a wagon campsite tour. BYO snacks, bedding—sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, toiletries, sunscreen, bug spray; alcohol & pets prohibited. More to follow—fill out the registration forms at church wand return to Nicole Rice.

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