Friday UU Update                    Friday, December 28, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, December 30, 2018
9:15 am and 11:15 am
A Love Universal
Reverend Forrest Gilmore
     In challenging times, we can find ourselves doubting what the future holds. We can question the basic goodness of people. Yet our faith tradition offers us a response of hope to carry us though. 
     Join us as we welcome our Affiliated Community Minister as a guest in our pulpit. Reverend Gilmore also serves as Executive Director of the Shalom Community Center. 
     Large group Religious Education as well as childcare will be provided at both services.  
This Week in Religious Exploration:
We will have all our children in Preschool-8th grade together in Room 208 to explore deep listening and imagination through music and movement with special guest Janiece Jaffe.  Childcare is available in Room 108. Middle School OWL and High School Youth Group will resume on January 6th.

Religious Education has purchased some beautiful wooden finger labyrinths for busy hands to use for mindfulness during services.  They will be located at the back of the meeting room near the family side. Please return them to their basket after use. 

UU Humanists Meet this Sunday, December 30 at 12:45 p.m.
The UU Humanist Forum will meet this Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208 after children's religious education classes end. Noretta Koertge will lead a discussion on "DIVERSEability."
Holiday UU Choir Schedule
Sunday, Dec. 30   No Sunday morning choir
Thursday, Jan. 3  Choir rehearsals resume, 7:00p. Childcare is available upon request if reserved in advance. Please contact Kitty at
Women's Alliance Meets January 3
The Women's Alliance program on Thursday, January 3 will feature the Community  Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM).  The presenters are Liz Granet (Executive Director), Jane Ann Gifford, and Deb Hutton.  We gather at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with a brown bag lunch.  The  presentation begins at noon, followed by a business meeting.  
Our Pledge Dollars at Work
    Your generous financial support allows us to purchase delicious locally roasted freshly ground coffee for our coffee hour, and also to have our carpets throughout the building professionally cleaned regularly.
Buy Grocery Cards on Sunday and Support the Church
Fresh Thyme Cards Now Available
We have grocery gift cards for sale in the Commons every Sunday between services. The participating grocery stores send a percentage of your purchases back to the church to support our operating budget. We have gift cards for Fresh Thyme, Bloomingfoods, and Lucky's, and you can register your Kroger Plus card by clicking 
hereOur new Kroger organization ID number is  EW763.
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

     You can find direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 

For More Information see the  December 18  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 am.)
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