Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, December 16, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, December 18, 2016   
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Within Waiting:  The Sacred Point
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
In this post-election advent season of waiting, what are we preparing to give birth to?   Steve Garnaas-Holmes writes, "At the center of the world and in each breath   this is the holy temple, the birthing moment: giving and receiving love. That is all.   This is the sacred point, the love in you meeting the love in the world.    However broken or weary you are, bring yourself here, in love, now."  
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week . . .
This week in Religious Education, all our  classes are exploring interfaith connections during the holiday season. The Preschool class will hear The Trees of the Dancing Goats. K+ will hear The Christmas Menorahs. Our  11:15  3rd-6th graders will learn about winter holidays and create their own chalice to take home. Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education will continue for our 7th and 8th graders. Our High School youth will be playing games and enjoying a holiday favorites potluck.
Our Folks . . .
Our thoughts are with Marcia Veldman and Mark Veldman and their families and friends; their mother died December 12 in South Bend surrounded by loved ones.
Welcome Reception for The McNeill Family, December 18, 2:00pm
The Women's Alliance is hosting an all-church Welcome Reception for the McNeill Family on Sunday, December 18, 2-4pm, in Fellowship Hall. Please join us for snacks, beverages, conversation and all-ages friendly activities. Find details on Facebook.
"Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story," December 18 at 4:15 p.m.
A video of "Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story" will be shown in the Meeting Room on December 18 at 4:15 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. DVDs of "Resilience" will also be available at the event for $10 each.
Traditional Taiji Cancellations
The taiji class will not meet for two weeks over the holidays during the following dates: 12/24,12/27,12/31,1/3. Classes will resume on 1/7/2017.

Pictorial Directory Portrait Session Sign Ups Continue December 18
Come to the Commons on Sunday to sign up for a photo session in January or February for our new church pictorial directory. Please participate! Portrait sessions are free and will take about an hour. You'll receive a free 8x10 portrait and you can purchase more if you like. On weekdays you can sign up online by clicking here. Online sign ups will also be available December 24-25 and December 31 and January 1. Questions,
ONE SERVICE REMINDER FOR Christmas Day and New Year's Day
We will hold one service only on  Sunday, December 25, and  Sunday, January 1, at  10:15 a.m. On  Sunday, December 25, there will be no childcare or Religious Education classes. On  Sunday, January 1, there will be childcare for little ones, but again no Religious Education classes.
For More Information see the December 5 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Mashhead photo by John Woodcock.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator