Friday UU Update                        Friday, June 9, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Habitat UNITY Youth Build, June 10
Youth and young people 14 years and older are invited to participate in the UNITY Youth Build Day on  June 10  for a half day or full day to help complete the interfaith build for the Diaz family. Youth are asked to fund raise $100, but the UU Habitat Task Force will likely be able to sponsor your participation. Youth from other faith communities are volunteering that day, along with several UU adults. If interested, contact Barb Berggoetz right away at .
Thank you Carol Marks for 25 Years of Service!
This  Sunday, June 11, we will celebrate Carol Marks' 25 years as our church administrator by enjoying Chocolate Moose ice cream between worship services in the Fellowship Hall. Choir members will provide ice cream toppings that in some way represent a characteristic of Carol.  We invite you to bring a greeting card of celebration for Carol (optional gift card or 'quarter' inside) to celebrate her quarter of a century with our UUCB congregation. Cards will be collected in a basket in Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Of Trust and Courage 
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Scott McNeill   
     Join Reverend Macklin and Reverend McNeill in reflecting on the trust and courage needed in our relationships. We will talk about how to build the trust with others, find the courage within, and what to do when things get off-course.    
Sharing Zest Day in Religious Education
**Show and Tell Sunday for kindergarten-eighth graders**
K-8th Children and youth: please bring an item to share!
Our older children will hear the story of Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, join in a short hunt, and then enjoy Show and Tell time with adults from the congregation.  Preschoolers will hear Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge in their class, too, and will explore the Orange UU Promise: Offer Kindness in their classroom. Middle School and High School are on summer hiatus.
Congregational Meeting Sunday, June 11, at 4:00 p.m.
Our Congregational Meeting is this  Sunday, June 11th , at  4pm . Please read the last two Prologues for topics up for discussion and vote, including the Slate from Leadership Cultivation, the 25% of  Sunday  Plate Fund nominees, and the Covenant of Right Relations:
Embodied Dialogues on Racism June 13 and June 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
This two-day workshop is an embodied approach to examining the racism in our lives. We begin with our bodies as it is the container of our everything: ideas, joy, pain, history, identity, and soul. You will be asked to  think about your racial identity and how it shapes your daily experiences, as well as the experiences of those around you. While use of the body will be a part of the journey, participants will be offered several modes of communication including dialoguing with others and writing or creating visuals. The workshop is about examinations of race that impact our lives, and community, using the body as a tool of exploration. All bodies welcome, no previous experience required. RSVP to or 812-332-3695 ext. 204.
Your pledges at work:
Members and others in the congregation who had their portraits taken for the new pictorial directory will receive their copies in the mail in the next few days. We are mailing them today!

Tell Bloomington about our church! 
Be part of the 4th of July Parade!
Sign up here to let us know if you will march and/or help prepare for the parade.  On  June 146-8 pm in Room 208, we will be working on signs and small floats for the parade. Let Ann LeDuc know you are coming on June 14 and she will order pizza for you.  Contact Ann at or at (812)332-3695.
Lost and Found Alert
Missing a jacket, water bottle, scarf, umbrella, shirt, sweater, hat or gloves? Please check out the very nice collection of lost and found items on the Courtyard coat rack. We'll be taking it all to Goodwill by mid-June.
Your pledges at work:
You asked, and we listened. Many of you have asked for programs on deepening spirituality, and this week we made a $1500 deposit for "Wellspring," a pilot program for deepening spirituality that will begin  next fall.
Marsh Stores Likely to Close -- Come Buy Some Marsh Cards!
     We were as surprised as you were to learn that the two remaining Marsh stores in Bloomington may be closing soon. We have a pretty good stock of Marsh grocery cards that we would like to sell before the middle of June. There are certain to be some good deals at Marsh in the near future, so buy some Marsh cards from us and stock up! Grocery cards are available for sale in the Commons every Sunday morning, 10:15-11:00 a.m. Our grocery card program contributed $7,000 to our operating budget this year.  Thank you for participating!
Mark Your Calendars! Summer Service Time Starts June 18
Beginning Sunday, June 18, we will hold one service only each Sunday, at 10:15 a.m., with coffee hour to follow. Religious Education classes will be held during the service as usual. This schedule will continue through Sunday, July 30. Regular service times at 9:15 and 11:15 will resume August 6.
UU Board of Directors Meeting June 28
The regular monthly UU Board meeting, originally scheduled for June 21, will take place on Wednesday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Please Pledge TODAY: Click here:
Does this congregation, with its ministers, staff, lay leaders, and members, serve as an inspiration for you? If you answer 'yes' to this question, we encourage you to support our liberal religious presence in southern Indiana by making your 2017-2018 pledge TODAY! Please pledge by June 1st!
Our goal is $650,000, and we have received $561,139 so far. We are busy planning our budget for the coming year that we need to present to the congregation on June 11, and we heartily welcome your participation with a pledge of your financial support! 

                            Click here to pledge:
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Senior Minister

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For More Information see the May 15 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by David Orr "Crabtree Falls"  
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