Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, October 7, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, October 9, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
The Forgiveness of Healing
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
     Can forgiveness heal our brokenness? The Jewish High Holy Days began Sunday evening October 2nd with the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and will conclude with the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, which begins the evening of October 11th.  Reverend Macklin will offer her annual forgiveness sermon in honor of this sacred time in the Jewish calendar.  In this service we will also hear from one of our social justice task forces, Hope for Prisoners.
Our Folks . . .
   Our sympathy and thoughts of healing are with Susan Rautio-Dietz and Jim Dietz upon the recent passing in California of Susan's brother Bill Rautio of a heart attack at age 61.
   Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Clara Henderson, who died last week. Clara was a friend to many members of our congregation and often shared her gifts of music with us in Sunday services.   
   Our thoughts of sympathy are also with Melinda Swenson and her family, upon the unexpected passing at age 66 of her sister Claudia Swenson, Thursday, October 6.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week . . .
As we continue to explore our October theme of Healing, Preschoolers-6th graders will meet in Room 208 for Religious Exploration. Activities will include small hands-on social justice projects and spiritual practices stations. Registered 7th-8th graders will meet for Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education. High School Youth are going canoeing at Lake Griffy at 12:30 p.m.
Spiritual Practices This Week in the Meeting Room
Spiritual Practices can help us explore healing. This week, in the Meeting Room we will have opportunities for people of all ages to engage in a variety of spiritual practices on their own. People participating should enter the building at the west office entrance.

The Meeting Room will be available for self-guided spiritual exploration:
  • Tuesday, October 11th from 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday, October 12, 11am-3pm and 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday, October 13, 11am-3pm
  • Friday, October 14th from 11am-3pm
  • Saturday, October 15th from 11am-1pm
Fall Social Justice Grant Applications  due October 10  
Click here for an application. 
October Board Meeting Date Changed to October 12
The UU Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library instead of on October 19. All members are welcome to attend Board meetings.
New Directories Available
New paper congregational directories have been printed and are available in Room 204, upstairs.
New Video Introduction to Unitarian Universalism
Here's a new video from the Unitarian Universalist Association just released yesterday. It's a good introduction about what Unitarian Universalism is all about. You might like to share it with your friends!  Click here to view it:
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 3 Prologue.
For More Information see the October 3 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