Lighted Chalice Weekly for July 19, 2015

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. Children meet in the fellowship hall promptly at 10:30 a.m. to depart for their Summer Camp fieldtrip to Clegg Gardens.
  • SPECIAL FORUM, 1:30 PM PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE (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.

Sunday July 26

  • FORUM, 9 AM The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named Dr. Rocky Killion the 2015 State of Indiana Superintendent of the Year. Today, Dr. Killion presents “Education in America.” An editorial written by Killion in the June 30 Lafayette Journal & Courier, provides an outline for this forum. He may also discuss test scores...http:// proposes-hold-lower-school-grades/29584251/
  • SERVICE, 10:30 Rev. Charlie and Gail Davis present Mad, 3rd in a series of services exploring the spiritual nature of emotions. “Anger is the most moral of all emotions. We get angry when we perceive something is wrong. The world is unjust; a relationship is out of balance. Something needs to change. If the sources of our anger are narcissistic desires, then we need to change ourselves. If the sources of our anger are universal needs, then we need to change the world.” Worship Chairperson & Worship Associate, Dianna Poindexter. Pulpit Preparation, RobinPoindexter. Sound, EricThiel (switched 7.12.15 with Carl Seese). Fellowship Team Leaders, Alice Pawley and Stephen Hoffmann.

Child and Youth Religious Exploration

Last week, the students created sand art.  This week we'll visit Clegg Gardens.

    • 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.
    • RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 7/26: I will be absent. Students will meet in the fellowship hall at 10:30 for our field trip to the Celery Bog. Pickup will be at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. Drivers/Chaperones: NEEDED!!! In the event of rain/lack of drivers/RE students may remain in service.

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.

Under Our Roof: Michael Lewis receives Individual Artist Grant in Literature from the Indiana Arts Commission

Michael Lewis has been awarded an Individual Artist Grant in Literature from the Indiana Arts Commission. The grant will provide resources to assist in the completion of his first novel.  Congratulations, Michael!

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