Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, November 11, 2016

In This Issue
Multigenerational Games Night Tonight 
Relax with games on Friday, November 4 and Friday, November 11 in Fwp Hall from 6:30 til 8:00 p.m. Bring a snack to share and a smile. Board games provided. Questions, contact Anna Beauchamp,
A Haven In Times of Trouble
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Scott McNeil
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
November 13, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
From Kenneth Patton, "This house is for the gathering of nature and human nature. It is a house of friendships, a haven in trouble, a house of freedom, guarding the inherent worth and dignity of every person." In this post-election worship  service, we will gather together --- a haven in times of trouble ---- to name the brokenness  before us and reflect   upon  what calls us forward. Our children will join us a the beginning and end of our worship service for our annual Thanksgiving Ritual. Certainly they call us forward.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week . . .
This Sunday, our children in preschool-6th grade will be with us for the beginning and the end of service together, and we will offer time apart in the middle of the service so that we can meet the separate needs of adults and children.
Our Whole Lives Sexuality education will meet this week for out 7th & 8th graders.
High School Youth group will not meet. 

You can find other news and events for Religious Education for November and December by clicking here.
Giving Tree and Guest at Your Table Boxes
Visit the Giving Tree in Fellowship Hall  November 13th-27th during coffee hour and after second service and make someone's holiday a little brighter. We also have  Guest at Your Table boxes which support UUSC's human rights work and can be found under the giving tree or in Room 204.
Please bring gifts & boxes to the  December 4th service.
You Are Invited to Share 
an Evening with 
Carrie Newcomer 
Sunday, November 13, 7:30 p.m

Sanctuary: Music and Conversation
with Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Shelli Yoder,
Gladys DeVane and other guests
Sunday, November 13, 7:30pm
in our Meeting Room
Free event, limited seating
November 13 Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross Blood bus will return on Sunday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, in our north parking lot. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or go to  and use sponsor code "UUC" to schedule your appointment. 
UU Children's Choir Upcoming Dates
Sunday,  Nov 13 -  Sing at Multigenerational Thanksgiving Sunday Services; rehearse at 9:45 a.m. in Room 110; sing at the end of the first service and again near the beginning of the second service.
New and returning singers welcome! Contact
Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
Join us for a Bloomington tradition: gathering together to celebrate the holiday in communal fellowship through gratitude, prayer, song, and refreshments. Proceeds from the offering will be given to Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County to support their Interfaith building in April 2017. The celebration will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. Sixth Street. Childcare provided. You are encouraged to attend the interfaith fundraiser at Panera before the service. See article from Habitat Task Force, below, for details.
Panera Bread to Help Habitat Task Force Raise Funds, November 15, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Please plan on enjoying a meal at Panera Bread on November 15 between 4 and 8 p.m. and help the Habitat Task Force raise funds for the Interfaith Habitat Build planned for next spring. Panera Bread will donate a portion of purchases (including carry-out) IF you show a print or electronic copy of the fund-raising flier. Copies are on the UU social justice table and can be requested by emailing . Invite your friends and family and meet members of other faith communities!
Exploring Unitarian Universalism Class - Nov 27 & Dec 4
Whether you are considering membership or just curious about Unitarian Universalism and this church, this class is for you. The Exploring UU Class will be held on  November 27 & December 4 from  2-4 p.m. Each session covers different material. Sign up by  November 16 at the welcome table in the foyer or by contacting  Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at . Free childcare is available if requested in advance. 
Volunteer to Help at the Bazaar
You can now sign up electronically for a volunteer shift at the UU Holiday Art Fair and Bazaar!  Go to
Yes, this year you can sign up any time!
Save Money and Get Lasagna Dinner Tickets Early
Tickets for sale during Fellowship Hour for the famous Holiday Bazaar Lasagna Dinner! $10 for adults, $5 for children under age 12. (Regular price on Dec. 2 will be $13 for adults, $8 for children.)  Purchasing in advance saves you $3 per ticket!  Join us for lasagna Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30- 7 pm.           -Nan McKinley
Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM)
Holiday Food Baskets
The annual Monroe County United Ministries Holiday Food Basket sign-up sheets can be found on a poster in the Commons with instruction sheets. Please share you blessings and sign up to support a family today. 
For More Information see the November 7 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue. 

Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator