Showing posts from October, 2019

Reviving Resilient Landscapes FREE Workshops

FREE! Date:  Saturday, November 16th Location:  Acadiana Park Time:  8am to 11am Calling all plant enthusiasts!  Sign up for the first of a series of 8 workshops with local conservation groups; attendees will participate in a demo garden planting, get advice and free plants! Workshop participants will learn about stormwater management and resiliency through native plantings, have an opportunity to install a demonstration area, and receive advice from regional conservation experts as well as complimentary plants necessary to install a resilient landscape at their own residence. Resilient native landscapes are characterized by their ability to withstand regional hydrologic conditions, foster stormwater management, improve surface water quality, and provide a high wildlife value including building up migratory bird corridors. "Partners in Preservation"  Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association in collaboration with Acadiana Native Plant Project,

UULALA Weekly News for October 27 - November 03, 2019

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF LAFAYETTE (UULALA) WEEKLY NEWS FOR OCTOBER 20-27, 2019 --- We have moved! Our new address is 1119 Johnston St., building 12, between Gypsy Market and Domino’s Pizza --- Hey members! Do you have announcements to post in our blog? Send an email to  with the title of the announcement in the subject, and the text of the announcement in the body of the email. Blogger automatically makes it into an announcement. We will then be able to put it on the bulletin board and/or include it in the next Sunday service. P.S. THIS IS FOR MEMBER USE ONLY. Please don't share the email address to non-members or business interests. Thanks! --- Sunday, October 27th, 2019: Last Sunday's Service was our last for the month of October based on the Democracy theme. Scott Ferguson led the service and the presentation 'Democracy and Faith' emphasized that while we may have different political beliefs, we sha

Runoff election coming up in November

This is a reminder that the runoff election for governor and others is close at hand. Early voting is Nov 2, and Nov 4-9. Election day is November 16. To learn more go to this website

UULALA Weekly News for October 20-27, 2019

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF LAFAYETTE WEEKLY NEWS FOR OCTOBER 20-27, 2019 Hello, fellow UU's! Last Sunday, October 20th's service was led by Mary Guirard and the presentation title was " Working Toward Liberation - A True Democracy" given by  Elaine Clement. Elaine pointed out that developing good communications skills is important for preserving our society and government. Then she directed interactive activities where members of the congregation paired up and spoke with each other about people they would like to reach and better communicate with and things we really love about nature. It was a lot of fun! The Order of Service can be viewed  here Elaine Clement is proud to be Cajun and Francophone.   She spent 16 years building an international network of Francophones and Francophiles at CODOFIL and currently runs Tourism and the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville.     She leads Cajun and Francophone Liberation and has been a certified Peer C

UULALA Weekly News for October 13-20, 2019

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF LAFAYETTE WEEKLY NEWS FOR OCTOBER 13-20, 2019 Hello fellow UU's! Last Sunday, October 13ths service was led by Scott Ferguson and the sermon title was "We Drink from Wells That We Did Not Dig". Morris Hoagland had selected this excellent sermon but was unable to attend. The Order of Service containing the sermon can be viewed here Orders were taken for new T-shirts by Emily Carline and Linda Hoagland brought a few leftover T-shirts with the old logo to be given out for free or for a donation. From our FB page: "We have moved! Our new address is 1119 Johnston St., building 12, between Gypsy Market and Domino’s Pizza" "We had a great inaugural service yesterday at our new location at 1119 Johnston Street! Scott Ferguson gave an inspiring sermon entitled "We Drink from Wells We Did Not Dig," highlighting the importance of both community service and having faith in one another. We are g

Southwest UU Women's Conference Feb 28 - Mar 1 in Lafayette

UU women, save the date as the UU Southwest Women's Conference 2020 comes to Lafayette. Read more at


ORDERS OF SERVICE Click a Sunday’s date to view or print the Order of Service for that day. 2019 December: 01    November: 03   10   17   24 October: 06 13 20 27 September 01 08 15 22 29 August 11 18 25 July 07 14 21 28 June 02 09 16 23 May 05 12 26

UULALA Weekly News for October 6-13, 2019

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF LAFAYETTE Weekly News for  October 6-13, 2019 Hello, fellow UU's! This month's theme is Democracy Sarah will be needing some items from the Amazon wish list for the nursery and RE room in the new building at 1119 Johnson Street. Thanks to those who have contributed items already!  Wish List Sunday, October 6: The * Service was led by Mike Waldon and the presentation explained the UU's history dealing with the LGBTQ community and UULALA's history of becoming a Welcoming Congregation.  The Service was followed by a delicious Potluck meal and the purging of unnecessary items from the outbuilding prior to moving to the new building at 1119 Johnston St. Thanks to those who helped set up/take down, brought food, and helped with the purging. You did a great job! Activist Holly Near shares the story behind her anthem for the LGBTQ movement: * You can view slides for past Orders of Service  HERE

Movie night Thursday October 10 "Paterson"

Movie Night for the 2nd Thursday of October, October 10, is a 2016 award winning drama starring Adam Driver as a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and Golshifteh Farahani as his wife, who dreams of being a country music star and opening a cupcake business. Rotten Tomatoes says "The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details." Read more at the film's Wikipedia page  or watch the trailer .  Meet for snacks and fellowship on Thursday at 7:00; movie starts at 7:30. We gather at the home of Ann and Mike, 110 Seville Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503 . If you have questions call Mike at 337-852-3668 , Please do feel free to invite your friends. -- ann and mike Michael G. Waldon, Ph.D. 110 Seville Blvd Lafayette, LA 70503 337-852-3668, email:

Friday October 11 is National Coming Out Day

The LGBT community celebrates October 11 as National Coming Out Day (NCOD) . NCOD is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out regarding one's sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. Friday marks the 31st year since the first National Coming Out Day commemorating the anniversary of the landmark National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987. The foundational NCOD belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views.

Orders of Service are now online!

Orders of Service are now available online! Go to: Then select a date from the calendar.

October Theme Poster


UULALA: October 2019 Newsletter

Join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for Coffee and Fellowship; Service follows at 11:00 am at Camelia House, 709 Jefferson Blvd, Lafayette, LA. Child care is available. Note: We will soon be moving to our new home at 1119 Johnston St., Building 12 (next to Dominos Pizza.) We still need a few items and things done before we move in. Until then, we will continue to have our Services at Camelia House. We are a growing, lay-led religious community of diverse individuals.  We offer reverent services, stimulating learning,  social concerns, and a Welcoming Community.  UULALA OCTOBER 2019 MONTHLY THEME: DEMOCRACY Our fifth principle commits us to the use of the democratic process in our congregations and society. This is one of the ideals of America, and yet it is under attack. Democracy is messy, but essential. The last 3 years have taught us that democracy is fragile. It requires the right to vote, free speech and assembly, a free press, and, amo