Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, October 21, 2016

In This Issue
TONIGHT- Coffeehouse to Benefit Walnut Grove Food Pantry
The Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force coffeehouse  to support the Walnut Grove Food Pantry  is TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy refreshments and great performances!  Visit the Facebook event for more information. Walnut Grove Food Pantry is a part of Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and a project of our Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force. It is open on the third Friday of each month, at 3100 S. Walnut St. Pike. Volunteers are always needed; contact Mary Blizzard if you would like to help,
Sunday, October 23, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
To Make Whole, Sound, and Well
Reverend Scott McNeill
          The root word of healing comes from Old English, meaning "to make whole, sound, and well" - which also describes our purpose as a religious community. Join us as we share stories and visions of how Unitarian Universalism can make us, individually and collectively, whole, sound, and well.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week . . .
This week we are exploring the theme of healing in the Jewish/Christian Bible. Preschoolers will see the tale of the Good Samaritan and K+ classes will watch the biblical story of creation unfold. 11:15 3rd-6th graders will consider healing stories from the Bible and explore artwork. OWL for 7th and 8th grade continues. High School Youth will meet at 12:30 to discuss how to have good conversations across political divides.
Adult Religious Education Opportunities
The Fall 2016 Adult Religious Education Class List is now available. Click here   to view it and register by sending your class choice, and name to office@uubloomington.orgClasses begin October 24.
Correction in Meeting Dates for Tolkien Class
CORRECTION: Please note that Rich Janda's class, "Tolkien's Belief in Story-Telling: How to Create a Mythology without Losing Faith," will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, and 11/30 in Room 208. The class meeting dates were incorrectly listed in the recent class list published on October 15. To register, please contact  . There is no fee to attend our adult religious education classes.
Membership Ceremony - October 30
The next membership ceremony for becoming a member of this church will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 112.   Please contact Ann LeDuc by October 24 if you would like to become a member. Information about membership is available here.  Ann LeDuc , Connections Coordinator, 812-332-2695 or
Habitat Task Force Bake Sale Oct. 30
The Habitat Task Force will have a bake sale on Oct. 30 between services and after the second service to raise funds for the Interfaith Habitat Build planned to begin next April. UU is sponsoring the build, along with five other faith communities. We are trying to raise at least $10,000 of the $70,000 needed. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Save the date!
Thursday, November 10th
Storytelling & Spirit Play Basket Making
5:30-7:30pm .  Pizza, Cookies, stories with Rev. Scott McNeill and DRE Adrienne Summerlot.  Spirit Play Basket making with Rev. Emily Manvel Leite.  Childcare available
Coffee Hour options for children
Coffee hour is a valuable time for adults to connect with one another.  Children crave that opportunity as well.  Here are a few ways to help kids build connections.
  • Bring your coffee outside and chat with others while you watch your kids play on the playground. 
  • Bring them to the indoor play table in Fellowship Hall and help  them introduce themselves to other kids at the table.  This is a good opportunity for kids to start to explore their independence while still being in close proximity to parents.  Perhaps you might even rediscover your own long-lost love of Legos! 
  • Bring them to Room 108 to play with friends and our childcare staff.  Please note: Childcare does not go outside during coffee hour.
Checking Your Voter Registration
The news has reported some inaccuracies in some Indiana voter registration information. The investigation of this problem is ongoing. So far no inaccuracies have been found in Monroe County. Still, it's recommended that you check your voter registration record for accuracy. To do so, please go to  Even if your voter registration information has been tampered with, you will still get to vote.
Blanket and Coat Collection for Those Struggling with Addiction  LifeDesigns  Community Education Opportunities Class has placed a collection bin here in the Commons through October 28 to collect blanket and coat donations for the Indiana Recovery Alliance (IRA). For details see the October 17 Prologue.
For More Information see the  October 17 issue o f our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo by Jack King.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator