Lighted Chalice Weekly for July 26, 2015

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.

Sunday August 2

  • FORUM, 9 AM Amy Wood presents “Read to Succeed at United Way.” Read to Succeed is a reading program that invitescommunitymemberstospendonehourperweekin local classrooms helping children develop and improve literacy skills. This effort is led by United Way of Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce and all three local public school corporations. More than 70 businesses and organizations in Tippecanoe County have pledged their support to Read to Succeed. 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 Spirit of Anxiety.” The world tells us to be afraid and then offers to save us. We want a quick fix. a pill to cure our ills. Jesus saves us from death. Muhammad saves us from hell. Buddha saves us from craving. Hinduism saves us from rebirth. Humanism saves us from superstition. What if instead of looking for saviors we found a way to face life and death with courage? Worship Chairperson, Dianna Poindexter. Worship Associate, Kat Braz. Special Music, Gail & Charlie Davis. Pulpit Preparation, Nina Kirkpatrick. Sound, Gary Fowler. Fellowship Team Leader, Kathy Willowoode.

Child and Youth Religious Exploration

Last week, the rain changed our plans and we had a creative play day in room 101. The students built things out of LEGOs and played board games. Thanks to Beth Misner for helping me out. Next week, we’ll visit Celery Bog. Let’s hope for sunny skies. Don’t forget the bug spray!!!

  • RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 7/26: 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: Nicole Rice, Jason Rubsam, Barny Dunning, Gracie Gould. In the event of rain/lack of drivers/RE students may remain in service.  In the event of rain/lack of drivers, RE students may remain in service.
  • RE Class Information and Guide Schedule for 8/2: Students will meet in the fellowship hall at 10:30 for our field trip to Ellen Germann’s house for a weaving project. Pickup will be at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. Drivers/ Chaperones: Nicole Rice, Sarah Cannon, and Alison Marquis.

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. You can also break expenses out by what you want to do: For 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; $37 per person. Dinner Saturday at 6pm $14.50 per person. Breakfast Sunday at 8am, $8.25 per person.

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.

Purdue student farm offers organic produce

The Purdue University Student Farm is currently signing up members the their first online Farmer’s Market. If we sign up for 15 or more memberships we will get our weekly shares delivered to us at church each Sunday. We can purchase locally grown organic produce online. Farm Share members get to choose from seasonally available, campus-grown vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Members can pick the items in their share each week by logging in to an online shopping cart. Order as much or as little as you’d like until the end of the ten week session.

Blue Moon Rising: Creating Harmony and Community Through Singing!

Are you someone who loves to sing but rarely sings outside of the shower? Or are you an experienced singer who is looking for an opportunity to sing in a relaxed, fun environment? Consider becoming part of Blue Moon Rising, a non-audition community choir. We welcome everyone who enjoys singing - no experience or ability to read music is needed! Led by UU member Denise Wilson, the group will meet weekly from 7:00-8:45 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette. Our second session begins on August 19 and runs until November 18. The fee for the 14-week session is $140 with a sliding scale and scholarships available for anyone with a limited income. Feel free to come and try out this unique singing experience on Aug. 19 before deciding to continue.

We sing a wide variety of songs which include folk songs (old and new), South African freedom songs, old-time gospel, and songs that celebrate peace and justice. The songs have rich harmonies and irresistible rhythms that will get your body moving, lift your worries, and grow your ability to sing with confidence and passion. You can read more at Denise will also post info on her Denise Wilson Music Facebook page.

-- Denise Wilson,,(765) 490-7882

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