Friday UU Update 
December 27, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church  of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, December 29, 2019 (almost 2020!)
9:15 am and 11:15 am
The Miracle of Light
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Sunday, December 29th will mark the 7th day (8th day will begin that evening) of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, in which Jews celebrate victory over a tyrant king and the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The miracle of light is that a small quantity of oil, most likely olive oil, lit the Temple's menorah, lasting eight days. Join us for this worship service in which we honor Hanukkah as well as prepare for the entrance of a new decade and New Year 2020.  
At Church this Sunday:
UU Singles Fellowship Group -- Sunday Singles Lunch
We meet in the Commons after the second service every Sunday to gather and decide where to go out to lunch. Please join us!
Humanist Forum Meets December 29 at 12:45 pm
On Sunday, December 29, at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Fellowship Hall for a potluck lunch, and to decide on discussion topics for the winter/spring. 
Our Folks . . . 
     Our sympathy and prayers are with the family of long-time member Nancy Lair, who died on December 25 at age 93. Visitation will be on Monday, December 30 from 1:00-6:00 p.m., with a funeral service the same day at 6:00 p.m., both at Allen Funeral Home. Reverend Macklin will officiate.
     Our sympathy and healing thoughts are also with Cathy and Dick Hiatt, upon the passing of Cathy's father Kenneth Sheets on December 19. A memorial service will be held on January 25 at Fairfield Friends Meetinghouse.
Shambhala Meditation Will Meet 
Monday, December 30
Shambhala Meditation will meet on Monday, December 30 as usual in our Library at 12:00 noon, although the offices will be closed for the holidays. All are welcome to join this meditation group that is free and beginner friendly. 
All Church New Year's Eve Party December 31
There will be fun and games for all ages at our All Church New Year's Eve Party on December 31, 5-10 p.m. We will have separate games for adults and children, and special children's activities.  Bring your favorite game and a snack to share.  We'll order pizza for those who arrive before dinner.  Children's activities 5 PM to 9 PM.  Board games will end at 10 PM. This is an alcohol free event.  See our Facebook event:  
UU Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers December 31
UU Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers group will meet Tuesday, December 31, 6-9 p.m. in Room 208.
No drop-in childcare on Wednesday, January 1! 

Contact Childcare Coordinator Hannah Worton with any questions or ideas you may have:
Office Hours Resume Thursday, January 2
The church office is closed December 24-January 1. Regular office hours (M-F, 10-4) will resume Thursday, January 2.
Women's Alliance Will Meet January 9
The Women's Alliance will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, January 9.
For More Information  see the December 17  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. Past issues for quite awhile back can be found here.
(Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 am.) 
Carol Marks has editorial responsibility for our congregation's publications.

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