Friday UU Update                          Friday, April 6, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, April 8, 2018    
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Credo: Coming of Age Recognition Service
Coming of Age Participants and Mentors
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite 
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
      We welcome into our congregation and pulpit the seven 9th and 10th graders who have completed our Coming of Age program. Don't miss this moving opportunity to hear from our youth and to acknowledge them as newly adult members of our community! 
There is a Softball Game this Sunday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m.
and a Baseball Game at 3:00 p.m.
Parking May Be Challenging!
We have tacit permission from IU to park on the west side of Fee Lane near the ball fields on Sundays, as long as there is not a ball game in progress. Since there are games this Sunday, we will need to be more creative than usual in our parking choices. Please consider attending the 9:15 service, or carpooling or riding your bike to the 11:15 service if it is a pretty day. Parking on Jordan is also still sometimes available when our lot is full, as well as parking at the tennis courts or at the old Church of God across the bypass.
This Week in Religious Education:
       Our preschool and elementary classes will be learning about Prophetic People near and far.
       World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear the story of one of our congregational founders, Cookie Lynch in Cookie and the Can Van.  Roots and Wings (K-2) will practice mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh, The Coconut Monk. Curiosity Club (3rd+) will celebrate Buddha's birthday. Harry Potter will brew up potions. High School Youth group is attending the service and then celebrating with Coming of Age graduates offsite.
 
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.

Questions about our Religious Education Community?
Visit Jamie Kirkley at the RE Vision Team table in Fellowship Hall.
Auction donation forms are due this Sunday, April 8!
      Donation forms and absentee bidding forms are available via this link:
https://goo.gl/qpwp4L   Fill out the on-line donation or print and turn in a paper form on or  before Sunday, April 8.   This year's Goods and Services Auction and luncheon will be held on  Sunday, May 6 .   Questions? Contact Debbie Fish at  schoolofdfish@gmail.com .
Our Folks...
      Congratulations to Jessica True, who is performing in West Side Story at IU Opera.
      Stuart Yoak, Forrest Gilmore and others will participate in " Who Is the Other? Conflict and Community in 'West Side Story'," a panel discussion at  7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 , Musical Arts Center lobby. 
      Our thoughts are with our youth and adult advisor Phil Cooper as they participate in the UU-UNO conference on immigration in New York City, and we wish them safe travels as they return.
       Best wishes for healing to David Keppel, recovering from a broken arm.
      Best wishes for quick healing also to Abby Gitlitz, who is recovering at home from an auto accident.
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 with guidelines is now available from Steve Mascari at uucbsjfunds@uubloomington.org. The application deadline is April 30th, after which the Social Justice Funds Committee will choose three nominee finalists for the congregation to vote on at the spring congregational meeting on June 10th. Our contributions to the current recipient, All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, total $6,163.00 so far. The total donated to New Leaf-New Life in the 2016-17 year was $11,874. Which local non-profit agency would you like to see be our next recipient? Read More Here.      
      Be watching for further announcements from the Social Justice Funds Committee. Contact Steve Mascari, SJFC Chair, at uucbsjfunds@uubloomington.org with any questions. Click here to read the application guidelines. 
The Social Justice Funds Committee: RuthAnn Cooper, Kelly Rockhill,
Anna Beauchamp, Steve Mascari. Advisor: Jackie Hall
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
In honor of Earth Day we are creating an intergenerational theatrical production of The Lorax on April 22, including beautiful handmade puppets. Adult volunteers still needed to "be" the scenery. Contact Rev. Emily Manvel Leite if you would like to help, mre@uubloomington.org.
We need you!
We need your help on Pledge Day. Come be part of the fun by volunteering or baking for Pledge Day on  April 14.  
Volunteer:  https://goo.gl/sgzyxf
Donate breakfast foods:  https://goo.gl/6WWpzb 
Or contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at  connect@uubloomington.org
o (812)332-3695.
CORRECTED topic for UU Humanists on April 8
An opportunity for regular, open, wide-ranging discussions relating to ethics, human development, and the nature of the universe. The bi-weekly forum will meet next on Sunday, April 8, at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208. The discussion will be led by Rich Janda on " Things people "know" that ain't so."  For general questions about our UU Humanist group,  contact   Ann Watzel.
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 8th  and 15th. 
For More Information see the  April 3 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from the internet.
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