Friday UU Update                        Friday, August 17, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, August 19, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Engaging the Loneliness Epidemic
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
What are the spiritual roots of loneliness? How does loneliness differ from solitude? What role does a congregation, and ministries such as our Chalice Circle program, play in healing the epidemic of loneliness in our country? Join us for this worship service in which Reverend Macklin will explore this important topic. We will hear from Chalice Circle participant Pat Slabach, and there will also be a Getting Involved Fair between services in Fellowship Hall. 
This Week in Religious Education: Curiosity
     Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade will engage their curiosity about our congregation through story, scavenger hunt, outdoors, and social justice. Parents can find out where to pick up their child by looking at the signs on the nursery window.  World of Wonder (Preschool) at 9:15 am will participate in intersession. This week they will go outside to help take care of our church grounds. 11:15 am preschoolers will hear the story of Elizabeth Lion and the Collection Basket.
    High School Youth Group will meet in Room 210 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm where they will host 7th & 8th grade OWL participants for pizza and games. High school youth can learn what is going on this month in youth group and sign up here: 
Parents: Last Week to Register your Children and Youth for Religious Education! Deadline for registration is this Sunday, August 19th
All Parents, it is time to register your children and youth for the 2018-2019 Religious Education school year. This helps us plan for our class sizes, relay important medical information to teachers, and keep all of our children and youth safe. Visit our table between services this Sunday, or register online at .

Mandatory Meeting for Parents of 7th-8th graders THIS SUNDAY
12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
We will be offering "Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education" this fall on Sundays, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm. Learn more at the parent meeting this Sunday, August 19. Please note the special time and plan to attend this important meeting. Contact Adrienne Summerlot, dre@uubloomington .org,  if you have questions. Sign up for the parent meeting online at
This Sunday! Find Your Calling at the Getting Involved Fair!
August 19 is the second Sunday of our biannual Getting Involved Fair in the Fellowship Hall between church services (10:15 to 11:15). This is an opportunity to get involved with groups and activities that are meaningful to you and help you connect with this community. A different set of groups will offer information each Sunday. The Fair will conclude on August 26. 
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
UU Children's Choir begins Sunday, August 19
New and returning singers, grades K-6, are always welcome. 
Sun. Aug 19 :  Rehearse,   10:30-11:00 , Rm 110
Sun. Aug 26: Rehearse, 10:30-11:00, Rm 110
Thurs. Aug 30: Rehearse 7:00-7:15pm, Fellowship Hall/Meeting Room
Sun. Sept 2: Sing at Water Communion Multigenerational Services  (9:45 am  Rehearse in Room 110, sing at end of 1st service and start of 2nd, done by  approx.  11:30 am)
For more info, contact Jill Courtney at
UU Freethinkers Meet Sunday, August 19, 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers discussion group will meet this Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208 for an open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern.
Our Folks...
     Best wishes to Steve Lessmann for continued post-surgical healing. He sends his thanks to the congregation for all their outstanding support.  
     Best wishes for quick healing also to Ruellen Fessenbecker, who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
     Healing wishes to Terry Loucks, who is recovering from an infection in the hospital rehab unit.
Monday! Tell IU Students about UUCB!
Volunteer at our table at the IU Student Involvement Fair on  Monday, August 20.  The fair is scheduled from  3 -  7 pm. Let Ann LeDuc know if you can spare an hour or two to represent UUCB by emailing
We love getting messages like this from Duke Energy.  Those solar panels on the church roofs are really taking care of business!
"To UU Church: Because you do not owe any money on your Duke Energy bill this month, no automatic payment has been scheduled. Love, Duke Energy" 
Represent UUCB at Pridefest!
We need a few friendly people to represent UUCB in our tent at Pridefest on August 25. Sign up here. Pridefest is Bloomington's annual celebration of LGBTQ+ life and culture. Volunteering in our tent is easy and fun! Questions? Contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:  August 12
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the August 7 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is August 21 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by David Orr.
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