Charlie and Gail’s Farewell Celebration

Save the Date - Charlie and Gail's Farewell Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.

Come join us in expressing your gratitude for Charlie's many years of service to our congregation, Whether you've enjoyed his sermons, found comfort from him in a time of need, or reveled in his commitment to social justice, this is your time to say goodbye and wish Charlie and Gail all the best for their future.

There will be a short program of speeches and music in the Sanctuary followed by a reception with beer, wine, dessert, and a finger food potluck.

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UUCTC Facebook Discussion Group, a Great Way to Stay Informed!

Are you on Facebook? If so, are you a member of our "UU Church Discussion Group?" If not, we'd love for you to join. It's a great place to get information about what's happening at church, view and post photos of recent events, and share information with other members of our church community.

This is a closed group, meaning your request to join needs to be approved. We do this to screen out internet trolls and other bad actors. You don't need to be a church member, but we ask a few questions to get a sense of who you are and your involvement with the church. We try to keep the group limited to attendees and local people with a sincere interest in learning more about us.

To join, go to the group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uuctc/  Click the blue "+ Join Group" button. An admin will review your request as soon as possible. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Rummage sale this Saturday! (May 12 7am-3pm)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County, will host its “This is What a UUCTC Rummage Sale Looks Like” on Saturday, May 12th from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   We have twice as much merchandise as last year, so we are hoping for a great turnout of buyers!

This year, the Rummage Sale will include lawn and office equipment.  The sale also includes furniture, housewares, electronics, baby items, toys, small kitchen appliances, and sports equipment.  Dorothy Hughes, Rummage Sale Chair said, “The UU Rummage Sale benefits so many people. We have repeat customers who take time to voice their appreciation for the sale, and for the church’s outreach programs.” It is also an opportunity for congregants to donate their gently used items; Hughes said, “It’s a great way to repurpose when you are decluttering or downsizing.”

All proceeds from the Rummage Sale help Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County outreach and administrative programs. Hughes said, “It’s the ultimate reuse and repurpose event because items that do not sell are donated to the former Salvage & Surplus, now known as Chestnut Street Mercantile for their use”.

 

Rummage Sale Collections Today through Sunday, May 6

The meditation room behind the library is available for donations for the rummage sale. Donations are accepted through Sunday, May 6th. The best time to drop them off is Monday – Friday between 8:00 and noon, using the admin entrance. Please carry your items to the meditation room.

Storage space is limited, please hold large items until Monday May 7. If you need assistance with moving large items, contact Kirsten Reynolds at kirstensknits@gmail.com to make arrangements.

If you would like to volunteer to help with rummage sale set up during the week of May 7 or help on Saturday, May 12, please contact Dorothy Hughes at djhugheslmhc@gmail.com.

Plant Sale at UU church

On Saturday April 28 the UU Church will have its annual plant sale featuring heirloom plants, perennials and more. The sale starts at 9 AM and lasts until 12 noon. We are located at 333 Meridian St. Look for the tent and tables. We'll be inside if it rains.

We need your input on our congregation’s needs and strengths!

Dear Members and Friends of UUCTC:

The Interim Task Force values your input. In addition to the recent Visioning weekend and Town Hall meeting, you now have another opportunity to share your views on Congregational Needs and Strengths.

You may answer the 5 questions online at http://bit.ly/UUCTC2018_needs

Hard copies of the survey will also be available on the desk by the office, and in the Narthex. A box will be provided in each area, beginning Sunday March 25th, for the collection of completed surveys. Deadline for completion is April 8th, 2018, but we appreciate quick responses greatly.

Thank you in advance for your participation in the Interim Transition process. The questions are as follows:

  • What are the strengths of this congregation? (List up to 5)
  • What are the areas of focus needed for this next ministry [the Interim Ministry of up to 2 years, not the called ministry that follows]—what needs attention, where is there conflict, what are the challenges? (List up to 5)
  • Desired strengths of your next minister. (List up to 5)
  • Current areas of momentum to be maintained. (List up to 5)
  • What current traditions or programs do you wish to maintain (List up to 5)

Thank you,

Kim Harden, Jean Herr, & Janice Kritchevsky

UU Coffee House Concert Featuring Sharon McKnight with Guest Musicians

The next UU Coffee House concert will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Our very own Sharon McKnight with some of Lafayette's best musicians will share their amazing vocal and instrumental talents for a fun Saturday night of music! The Shar'n-Share-Alike Choir will be featured, and a mix of genres guarantee fun music for everyone. Please join us for this fun evening of music and celebration of the arrival of Spring. Free coffee and tasty nibbles will be provided! Doors open at 7:00 p.m, and the show will start at 7:30.

A $10 suggested donation can made at the door.

Community Read of “White Rage” by Carol Anderson

You are invited to the community read of "White Rage" by Carol Anderson, sponsored by Racial Reconciliation of Greater Lafayette. Two Study Groups Will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County.

Goodwill Clothing Drive

Our spring clothing drive will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10am to 2pm. We will be collecting used clothing which we donate to Goodwill Industries in return for cash vouchers which are then donated to LUM or other service organizations. Please use13 gallon plastic bags, or an equivalent size for ease of handling. No shoes, belts, or household items, please. Early donations can be left in the upper room of the Fellowship Hall.