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

In This Issue
Sunday, September 25, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Tikkun Olam: 
Repairing the World through Right Relationships
Reverend Scott McNeill
       Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept that means "world repair." There are many ways we can do that work, but it must start with ourselves and in our homes. Today's worship explores the importance of seeking justice with one another, in order to do the same for the world around us.  
Vigiling at Life's End - Applications due Sunday
We are beginning a ministry of sitting in vigil with those who are at risk of dying alone. If you are interested in applying to become a Vigil Volunteer, please submit your application by today,  September 25. Applications are available at the Welcome Table. Completed applications should be left in Reverend Macklin's mailbox in Room 204 (upstairs, the room with the copier in it!) or handed to Ann LeDuc at the Welcome Table.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
Our preschoolers and K+ classes will be exploring different versions of the Buddhist story of the Wise People and the Elephant. Our 3rd-6th-grade 11:15 class  will learn about the Golden Rule as expressed in many world religions. Our middle schoolers will be away at a youth conference in Kentucky. High School Youth are watching Defying the Nazis: Sharps' War together. Visitors welcome!
Getting Involved Fair - Working to Change the World
This  Sunday, between services  in Fellowship Hall, friendly folks representing our Social Justice Task Forces will be ready to share information, answer questions, and invite you to get involved in activities that call to you. This Sunday's theme is Working to
Change the World.  Questions?  Contact Ann LeDuc (812) 332-3695 x203 or
CANCELLED -- September 25 Red Cross Blood Drive
Rescheduled for November 13
Reproductive Justice Task Force Meeting 
Monday, Sept. 26
We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. to examine and appreciate our current justice work, determine what we want to continue, and make commitments to ongoing and new projects.  Please come, bring your energy and ideas, and help us chart our future!  Refreshments!  Good conversation! 
Pizza Picnic September 30th
Building & Trades Park
Everyone is invited to join us  for pizza, fun and fellowship at Building and Trades  Park next Friday, September 30.  We will also be giving families a Ben's Bell that the kids in religious education created. These random acts of kindness will be spread all over Bloomington. This event is free and open to all. Check here for more information.
Our Folks...
Congratulations to Lauren Bernofsky, whose new opera, Rufus and Rita, will be performed on Saturday, October 1 at 1:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre. 
Join us for the Suicide Prevention walk on October 2.
Register to join the UU Team for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on  October 2 by clicking this link: click "Join Our Team" and follow the instructions on the website. If you have any questions, please contact Ann LeDuc at .
Blanket and Coat Collection for Those Struggling with Addiction  LifeDesigns  Community Education Opportunities will place a collection bin here in the Commons from September 30 through October 28 to collect blanket and coat donations for the Indiana Recovery Alliance (IRA). For details see the September 19 Prologue.
For More Information see the September 19 issue o f our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator