Friday UU Update                    Friday, December 14, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:15 am and 11:15 am
The Threshold of Winter
All Music Sunday
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Doctor Susan Swaney
UU Choir
How do we cross the threshold into winter? Brigit Anna McNeill states, "This is a time of rest and deep reflection, a time to wipe the slate clean,...and clear out the old so you can walk into spring feeling ready to grow and skip without a dusty mountain on your back and chains tied to the caves in your soul." Our choir, with guest musicians, directed by Susan Swaney, will bring us a musical piece of rest as well as "light in the darkness," through Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.
This Week in Religious Education:  Deep Listening
World of Wonder (Preschool) will explore our Orange UU Promise: Offer Kindness, as they hear the story "I Have a Little Problem." Roots and Wings (K-2) will be drawing on our UU source of Jewish and Christian teachings as they learn about The Nativity Story. Curiosity Club (3rd grade+) will investigate the UU source of science and reason as they celebrate the inventions of The Wright Brothers. OWL for 7th & 8th grade will discuss Sexuality, Social Media, and the Internet, as well as bullying and bystander responsibilities. High School Youth Group will have a reunion with past youth and advisors, eat pizza, and construct candy houses from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. See what high school youth group is up to and sign up here: tinyurl.com/decUUyouth

Keep up with all the exciting things going on at UU for families in this handy guide:  December Family Events
Events at the Church this Sunday
UU Humanist Forum Meets at 12:45 pm
This Sunday at 12:45 p.m. the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Judy Berkshire will lead a discussion about "What is not right about Roe vs. Wade?"
Social Justice Film Series:  Come Sunday
Sunday, December 16th, 5:00 pm
Join us this Sunday at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall for a screening of the 2018 film Come Sunday, the story of the prelude to Bishop Carlton Pearson's powerful role at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa. "...the  true story of a Pentecostal bishop who lost both his flock and the backing of church leaders after he began to question one of the core beliefs of his religion--namely, the notion that souls must be 'saved' in order to avoid eternal damnation." (quote from Variety magazine) No admission charge; piz za will be served at a break around 6:00 pm. (Donations for pizza are welcome but not required) Discussion to follow the film.  For more information, contact Martha Foster at MarthaLETV@gmail.com . No childcare.
UU Children's Choir Upcoming Schedule
Sun. 12/16: Rehearse, 10:30 - 11:00 am (Rm 110)
Wed. 12/19: Sing for Winter Solstice Service. Run-through promptly at 6:00 pm (in Meeting Room), Service is 6:15 - 7:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Jill: jillmcourtney@gmail.com
Our Folks...
      We send our best wishes for quick healing to Ruellen Fessenbecker, who is recovering at home from knee replacement. 
      And please j oin us in congratulating Maggie Talmage, who welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Garrison Roy, just this morning (Friday, December 14th). 
Our Pledge Dollars at Work
Because of your generous gifts, we were able to hire amazing musicians for our orchestra for this Sunday's performance of Morten Lauridsen's  Lux Aeterna.
The Season of Giving
This Sunday is Last Day to Donate Coats, Gloves, Scarves for Refugees
The RISE Task Force is collecting new or used coats, gloves, and scarves for refugees in Indianapolis from Sunday December 2-16th. The donation box will be inside the Courtyard entrance. Donations will go to Exodus Refugee Immigration, "dedicated to the protection of human rights by serving the resettlement needs of refugees and other displaced people fleeing persecution, injustice, and war by welcoming them to Indiana."
Holiday Toy Drive for Children with Incarcerated Parents Runs Through Tuesday
In conjunction with our Hope for Prisoners Task Force and Kids with Absent Parents Program (KAP), Indiana Department of Corrections Watch  is requesting donations of toys or money for their 2nd annual Holiday Toy Drive for children affected by incarceration. Drop off your toys in the box next to the social justice table in the Commons at the church, through December 18th, or donate money online
Livestream This Sunday's Service
If you can't physically make it to church this Sunday, we invite you to join us via the livestream on our website. At the church we also have screens set up in the nursery (Room 104) and in Fellowship Hall, if you need to leave the Meeting Room for any reason but still want to watch the service.

Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services

     December 9

You can find direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the December 4  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00 am.)
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