Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, December 23, 2016

In This Issue
Saturday, December 24, 2016   
4:00 p.m.
Away in a Manger Service 
This Christmas Eve service in Fellowship Hall is an interactive Christmas Pageant designed for families with young children and for those young at heart. See December 19 Prologue for details. Please bring a plate of cookies.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 
7:00 p.m.
Pie Jesu: Silent Night, Holy Night
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Join us for this uniquely Unitarian Universalist celebration of Christmas Eve. Guest musicians and our choir, with guest conductor Ray Fellman, will share gifts of music. Reverend McNeill and Reverend Macklin will offer reflection and readings. The service will end with candle lighting and congregational singing of Silent Night.  

Sunday, December 25, 2016 
10:15 a.m. - ONE SERVICE ONLY
A Good Enough Christmas Day Worship Service
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Ray Fellman
Join Reverend Mary Ann Macklin and Ray Fellman for this Christmas Morning Service of music, reflection and fun with the Twelve Days of Christmas.   Just as Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree was good enough, we will explore the gift of "good enough" under our own tree of life.  There will be coffee after the service.

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.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week . . .
There will be no child care during the one service at 10:15 a.m. this Sunday and there will be no religious education classes.
No Grocery Card Sales December 25 or January 1
Grocery cards for Lucky's, Bloomingfoods and Marsh will be available between services each Sunday starting January 8.
Our Folks . . .
     Congratulations to Iris Kiesling for her over 30 years of service to our community. On her 80th birthday, December 13, she was celebrated by having the day named in her honor by Mayor John Hamilton. Iris served on both the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. The Herald-Times published a fine article on her work on December 14.
     We celebrate Amy Makice, whose proposal for a workshop on the subject of how Relational-Cultural Theory can help in our divided climate was approved for the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (June 2017). Please join Amy on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the launch (with lunch) of the Relational-Cultural Theory program here at our church. Contact the church office 812-332-3695 ext. 204 to sign up, or email
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.

Homelessness Task Force Supports 
Interfaith Winter Shelter Crowdfunding Campaign
The UUCB Homelessness Task Force is pleased to announce that the Interfaith Winter Shelter Crowdfunding Campaign, for this season, has just been launched.  The website for the campaign is: check out the website to learn more about the winter shelter, its goals, activities and needs.
Pictorial Directory Portrait Session Sign Ups Continue 
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,
For More Information see the December 19 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo by Linda Mjolsnes.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator