Friday UU Update                         Friday, August 10, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Courageous Connections: A Series of Events 
to Inspire Meaningful Conversations

Reverend Macklin encourages you to attend these events! Starting tonight with a talk by Maureen Walker, who is the guest speaker in our pulpit this Sunday.

Friday, August 10, 7 pm at City Hall
     Power Redefined: Disruptive Empathy as a Tool for Liberation 
by Maureen Walker, brought to you by Bloomington Center for Connection (BCC)

Saturday August 11th, 9 am - 5 pm
     Relational-Cultural Summit at City Hall
Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT), the idea that connection is the center of growth, is the antidote for today's divisive times. Observe RCT in action while delving into some of the issues challenging our community. Everyone welcome. Learn more and register here: 

Monday, August 13, 3:30-5:30 pm at Monroe County Public Library
     Purposeful Encounters: Initiating Civil Dialogue with Daryl Davis and the Nonviolent Civil Engagement Initiative (NCEI) 

To view a poster about the August 10 and August 13  events, click here .
August 11 is Last Taiji Class for Awhile
The Taiji class with Brian Flaherty will meet on  Saturday, August 11, at 8:00 a.m.  in Fellowship Hall for the last time for awhile, until we figure out a new date and time for the group to meet. Please watch the Updates and Prologues for information.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
To Serve this Present Age
Dr. Maureen Walker
Join us for this worship service featuring Maureen Walker, PhD.  Dr. Walker is a licensed psychologist, speaker, educator, and writer who focuses on helping people bridge cultural differences. Maureen encourages people to transform fear into courage and to create the fullest expressions of who they are and can be in the world.
Hymn Sing! This Sunday during service 
This Sunday, we encourage both adults and children to look through "Singing the Living Tradition" (the gray hymnal) when you arrive and find a favorite hymn. During the Time for All Ages, our Music Director the Reverend Dr. Susan Swaney, will invite you to raise your hand and shout out the name and number of the hymn so we can all join together in singing them. 
This Week in Religious Education: Curiosity
      We continue to spark our curiosity this Sunday as we have special guests leading us in Religious Education to learn more about our congregation. Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade will meet in Fellowship Hall immediately after the Children's Hymn Sing and find their group and guide. They will stay with the same guide each week and explore a different question each week through story, scavenger hunt, outdoors and social justice. Parents can find out which group their child is in and where to pick them up by looking at the signs on the nursery door. 
     World of Wonder (Preschool) at 9:15 am will participate in our August intersession. This week they will learn more about Who We Are with Christy True and her family. At  11:15 am  they will hear the story of The Self Hugging Tree. (After this session, they will know more than you do about the statue in the meeting room!) 
     High School Youth Group resumes  this Sunday ! They will meet in Room 210 from  12:30-2:30pm  to plan their year. Please bring a brown bag lunch, ice cream and sundae supplies will be provided. High school youth can find out what is going on this month in youth group and sign up here:
Parents: Last Week to Register your Children and Youth for Religious Education! Deadline for registration is August 19th
All Parents, it is time to register your children and youth for the 2018-2019 Religious Education school year. This helps us plan for our class sizes, relay important medical information to teachers, and keep all of our children and youth safe. Visit our table at the Getting Involved Fair in between services this Sunday, in Fellowship Hall, or register online at
This Sunday! Find your calling at the Getting Involved Fair!
August 12, 19, and 26 we will hold our biannual  Getting  Involved  Fair  in the Fellowship Hall between church services ( 10:15-11:15). This is an opportunity to learn about groups and activities that are meaningful to you and help you connect with this community.  Each  Sunday a different mix of groups will offer information. See you at the fair!                                        - -Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
UU Humanist Forum Meets Sunday, August 12, 12:45 pm
Join the UU Humanist Forum this Sunday for a discussion. There is no specific topic this time. In Room 208 at 12:45 p.m. All are invited to attend. The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday.
UU Children's Choir begins Sun Aug 19th!
New and returning singers, grades K-6, are always welcome. 
Sun. Aug 19 :  Rehearse,   10:30-11:00 , Library
Sun. Aug 26: Rehearse, 10:30-11:00, Rm 110
Thurs. Aug 30: Rehearse 7:00-7:15pm, Fellowship Hall/Meeting Room
Sun Sept 2: Sing at Water Communion Multigenerational Services  (9:45 am  Rehearse in Room 110, sing at end of 1st service and start of 2nd, done by  approx.  11:30 am)
For more info, contact Jill Courtney at
Habitat Frame Up Call Out for August 25
The Habitat Task Force needs up to 15 people to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on  Saturday, Aug. 25  in the Cedar Chase neighborhood on the city's southwest side. We will be building and raising the outside walls with leaders of the IU Habitat chapter. Newcomers and experienced builders welcome. Instruction, tools, breakfast snacks, lunch and drinks provided. Volunteer hours are from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. , but half-days are permitted. Please contact Barb Berggoetz, , by  Aug. 15 , if interested.
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:   August 5.
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the August 7 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is August 21 at 10 a.m.)
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Masthead photo by John Woodcock
Unitarian Universalist Church