Friday UU Update                   Friday, February 16, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, February 18, 2018    
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
The Arc of the Universe is Long
Reverend Scott McNeill
The state of affairs as it relates to race, ethnicity, immigration, and nationality is complex in 2018 (and differs based on each individual's identity). This morning's worship will examine where we are, in terms of our congregation and our country, and where we're headed (hoping to be working all that much harder to bend the arc of the universe toward justice).
This Week in Religious Education: 
Jewish and Christian Traditions
     World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear the Creation Story from Genesis. Roots and Wings (Kindergarten-2nd grade) will hear about Adam, Eve, and the Snake. Curiosity Club (3rd grade +) will explore simple living of the Amish. Our 11:15am Harry Potter and UU will investigate the shadow sides of our favorite Harry Potter characters with special guest, Reverend Macklin. The High School Youth will eat sandwiches together and make lasagna for the upcoming regional high school social justice conference hosted by our congregation February 23-25.
      For the month of February, we will be singing the children out to their classes with " 'Tis a Gift to Be Simple," Hymn #16 from the grey hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition. This Shaker tune is also known as Simple Gifts. Families might appreciate this link , which has the music and lyrics, so you can become more familiar with the song at home.
This Sunday!  Find your calling at the Getting Involved Fair!
February 18 and 25, and March 4, we will hold our biannual Getting Involved Fair in the Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to find UU groups and activities that excite you! Each  Sunday a different mix of groups will be available to offer information about their group, and a member of each group will be present to talk with you. This is a great opportunity for newcomers, and long time folks too.
~Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Our Folks...
      Best wishes for quick healing to Bob Port, who is recovering from recent knee surgery. He's at Bell Trace (his room is next to Pat Brantlinger's) until around 2/20, and welcomes visitors, but please call 345-3671 before visiting.
      Best wishes also to Velma Harrison, who is at Bloomington Hospital. Visitors welcome.
      A Note from Reverend McNeill: I am back in the office and very grateful for all of the support I've received from the congregation, friends, professionals, and colleagues. I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend as I lead worship; being a part of this community is a rich blessing in my life!
Snow Emergencies and Event Cancellations at Church
When travel conditions become hazardous after snowfall or ice storms, please always check our home page,,  or our Facebook page,  or  for updates on event cancellations or delays. If church services or other events in our building are canceled, this information will also be broadcast on radio at FM 103.7 and WTIU television.  Group Leaders: Please check your email often on snowy or icy days--administrative staff may be trying to reach you.
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
Your pledge dollars support the livestreaming of our Sunday services each week. We also have archives of service videos from the past year, if you would like to watch a service again. Click here!
Parking Options on Sunday Mornings
Our parking lot is often full on Sundays, especially at the second service. For those of you in good health and sure of foot, it would be wonderful if you could park on Jordan Avenue, or across the Bypass at Marching Hundred Hall (former Church of God), or across the street on the paved areas west of Fee Lane, to leave room in the lot for those who can't make the hike. This opportunity is especially helpful during winter weather.
For More Information see the February 6 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by Marcia Hart.
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