Friday UU Update                          Friday, April 13, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Pledge Drive Update
Our annual pledge drive is off to a great start - a HUGE thank you to those who have made a pledge. With 140 pledges in so far, our total is $321,683, on our way to our goal of $650,000! You can make your pledge online, (Choose "I want to make a Pledge Commitment), visit us at Pledge Day tomorrow, or join us Sunday for our lively worship with a special guest minister and band!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
"It's About Community"
Community Day-Pledge Day

Please stop by during our "Community Day-Pledge Day" (9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)  
There will be doughnuts, with a pledge card for you sign for the coming year. 

Here are the specific activities for the day:

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Volunteer and Leadership Breakfast
This breakfast honors the lay leadership of this congregation as well as our many volunteers. THANK YOU! Special guest Reverend Forrest Gilmore will talk about his hopes for Shalom Center and our congregation as our newly affiliated Community Minister. Your pledge will help fund the professional expenses for this position. 

11:00 a.m. Zumba and More 
When did you stop dancing? Here's a chance to start again. Join us in the Sanctuary with dance fitness instructor Darrelyn Valdez and let your body and spirit have a good time----a little dance fitness goes a long way. (photo credit: Darrelyn Valdez)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Wand Making for Kids
Brought to you by our Harry Potter Religious Education Class---the same folks that created the Hogwarts Dinner! Join us for this wanderful   activity.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Musical Sing Along
When did you stop singing ? Time to start again. Back by popular demand, this sing-along, brought to you by Ray Fellman, Susan Swaney and friends, will  allow you to choose songs from Broadway Musicals and sing along. Come and experience the joy of community. Guest appearance by Monty Fellhog, soloist. 

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner  
Hot off the grill, our cooks will have burgers, hotdogs and a vegetarian option. We invite you to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Our special guest, Reverend Andy Burnette, will offer a few words. What a great time to celebrate our vision of Seeking the Spirit, Building Community and Changing the World!

You are invited to study the permaculture design for our grounds in Fellowship Hall and then take a quiet walk outside to envision what is possible.  
Note: Traffic Alert--
The Hoosier Half Marathon is happening this Saturday, April 14
The Hoosier Half Marathon will take place tomorrow on this side of town. Easiest route to the church tomorrow is via the Bypass. Click here for a map of the marathon route so that you can plan the best way to get here for our full day of activities. 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Rock and Soul Revue
It's About Community
The Reverend Andy Burnette        
Join our ministers and special Guest in the Pulpit, Reverend Andy Burnette,
as we celebrate our congregation and the culmination of our Pledge Drive. This service features, from start to finish, a full band, horn section, back up singers, soloists, the choir and YOU. It's about community! We hope you will sing along to such favorites as Takin' It To The Streets, People Got to be Free, Get Together, Imagine, and more! A showcase of a lot of UU musical talent, wrapped up in a Rock and Soul Revue! 
This Week in Religious Education: Community
World of Wonder (Preschool) will celebrate the diversity of our planet through the story, Whoever You Are. Roots and Wings (K-2) and Curiosity Club (3+) children will all be supporting the Lorax Production and meet in the Library. Harry Potter (11:15 - 6th -8 th   grade) are partnering with Pages for Prisoners and launching a book drive. High School will be in Indianapolis attending a UU regional youth conference.

Lorax Practice THIS SUNDAY- 10:20 a.m.-11:10 a.m!!!!
Once-lers should report directly to Room 210, other roles should go to the Library.
Our Folks...
     Our thoughts are with the family and friends of longtime member John Hicks, who died on April 12. A memorial will be planned for a future date.
     Our thoughts and hearts are also with Beth and Dan Lodge-Rigal.  Beth's father died early Friday, April 13  in Ohio surrounded by family. Please hold the family in the light.
     Best wishes for quick healing to Glenda Breeden, who is recovering from a recent surgery.
     Congratulations to Adam Leite and Lisa Sideris; they were both promoted to full professor at IU this week.
Sing for Joy Senior Choir Saturday, April 14
A choir specially geared to the interests and abilities  of senior citizens is being offered at Bell Trace Senior Living Community. The first meeting will be Saturday, April 14, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a social time afterwards. For more information,  click here.
Spring Diaper Drive to Support All Options!
    Did you know that no state or federal assistance programs, such as WIC or SNAP, provide assistance for the purchase of diapers?  Help All-Options meet the need and contribute to the Reproductive Justice Task Force diaper drive.
    Drop diapers and wipes in the Pack 'n Play in the Commons to support Hoosier families on  Sunday April 1 5th. 
25% Sunday Non-Pledge Plate Recipient Nominations Open
      The process for nominating the next local non-profit agency to receive 25% of our Sunday non-pledge plate offering has begun. An application form for the 2018-19 fiscal year is now available from Steve Mascari,
       Click here  to read the application guidelines. The application deadline is April 30.   The Social Justice Funds Committee: RuthAnn Cooper, Kelly Rockhill,
Anna Beauchamp, Steve Mascari. Advisor: Jackie Hall
For More Information see the  April 3 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from the internet.
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