Friday UU Update                        Friday, August 24, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, August 26, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
To Notice and To Wonder
The Reverend Scott McNeill
     Our worship will rely on the August theme of Curiosity, as we end the month. We invite you to join us in worship as we pause to take stock of the world around us, and begin to imagine new, endless possibilities that arise each moment of each day. It'll be a sort of "Mindful Daydreaming." 
This Week in Religious Education: Curiosity
    Our August Intersession is wrapping up  this Sunday, so be sure to spark your curiosity with our special guests who are leading us in Religious Education to help us learn more about our congregation. Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade will meet in Fellowship Hall immediately after the Time for All Ages to 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 Where We Have Been and our Unitarian Universalist heritage. At  11:15 am they will learn about our ritual of water communion in preparation for our intergenerational service on  Sept. 2nd.
    High School Youth Group will meet at  12:30 pm to go canoeing at Lake Griffy.  Dress to be outside, bring sunscreen, a water bottle and a brown bag lunch.  Sign up here: 
This Sunday! Find your calling at the Getting Involved Fair!
This Sunday, August 26, will be the last Sunday of 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. See you at the fair!
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Sign Up for Chalice Circles on Sunday!
Spaces are filling up fast! Chalice Circle sign ups continue on Sunday, August 26 and Sunday, September 2, and the groups are filling up quickly. We have added a Monday evening Chalice Circle. The groups meet September through May -  click here for to learn more about Chalice Circles.
UU Children's Choir Sunday, August 26
New and returning singers, grades K-6, are always welcome. 
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
UU Humanist Forum Meets Sunday, August 26, 12:45 pm
Join the UU Humanist Forum this Sunday for a discussion on "Can #MeToo change the culture of scientific research?" led by Noretta Koertge in Room 208 at 12:45 p.m. All are invited to attend. The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday.  
Our Folks...
Our heartfelt thoughts are with Joan Middendorf and family. Joan's mother, Marian Middendorf, died on August 14 at age 93.
Splash of the Sacred Picnic & Pool Party
Sunday, Sept 2, 5 - 8 pm 
You are invited to join us for our annual Splash of the Sacred Picnic & Pool Party coming up next Sunday, September 2nd. Newcomers and visitors are especially welcome! Please note: c hildren must have adult supervision at all times.

5 - 7 pm  Potluck Picnic at Bryan Park, Woodlawn Shelter. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.

7 - 8 pm  Private pool party at Bryan Park Pool. Come splash and play or sit poolside and chat! It's free--funded by your pledges, through our Celebrations budget. 

People's Climate March - Indianapolis - September 8th 
The GSTF encourages you to participate in the People's Climate March in Indianapolis on Saturday, September 8, starting at 10:00 a.m. on the east lawn of the Indiana Statehouse, joining in solidarity with marches around the country. Following the March is a community forum from 11:30 a.m until 1:00 p.m. RSVP is strongly encouraged at . Facebook event with more information: .
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:  August 19
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the August 21 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is September 4 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.
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