Friday UU Update 
February 21, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Church  of Bloomington, Indiana
Game Night Tonight, Friday, Feb 21, 7 pm, Fellowship Hall
Join the UU Singles Fellowship Group for our monthly game night tonight, from 7 pm to about 9:30 or 10. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, or a game to share, or just bring yourself!
Sunday, February 23, 2020
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
The Tao of Healing
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Reverend Bill Breeden, Reverend Barbara Carlson, 
Reverend Barbara Child, and  Reverend Forrest Gilmore
We invite you to join us in this worship service which will draw from many sources, including Haven Trevino's The Tao of Healing. In these ever changing and challenging times in our world, in our country, in our community, and in our congregation, we will create space for healing from loss as well as creating hope in our lives. We are very grateful for the many ministers who offer their support and love for this congregation.  
This Week in Religious Education - Presence
Caring Connections (Childcare) will play and share stories and songs with familiar childcare staff and friends.  
World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear We March by Shane W. Evans and consider how we stand up for things we care about. They are learning about our Blue UU Promise: Believe in your ideas.
Roots and Wings (K+ at 9:15am, K-2nd grade at 11:15am) will explore seasons of life and friendship through the story of City Dog, Country Frog and think about our Orange UU Promise: Offer fair and kind treatment to all. 
Curiosity Club (3rd-5th grade at 11:15am) will investigate the natural world as they learn about prophetic person and Unitarian Charles Darwin.  
6th-7th graders will gather in the library with their game gurus for snacks, fellowship, and fun!
Youth Group (8th-12th graders) are continuing their anti-racism and anti-oppression work as they play the Ambassador game.
Our Folks...
      The memorial service for Katherine Hopkins will be held here in our Meeting Room Friday, February 28, at 3 pm, with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall.
      Emma Rush is recovering from surgery and says "I got through it with flying colors!" We send our best wishes for her continued good recovery.
       Welcome back to Jeff Stone, our custodian, who returned to work on February 16 after a 2.5 month recovery from surgery!
      (ERRATUM: We incorrectly published a note in the February 18 Prologue that Hans Kelson had already been appointed to serve on the MidAmerica Board. Rather, he has been   nominated   for a position on the Board of Trustees of the MidAmerica UU Region. The gathered delegates at the MidAmerica Regional meeting in April will vote on the slate of nominees. -Ed.)
Many Kitchen Items to Claim
Many kitchen items have accumulated at church following a few months filled with a variety of fellowship events. These items are on a table in the courtyard entrance for you to pick up, through March 1. After that we will find new homes for them.
At Church this Sunday:
The Getting Involved Fair Continues
The February/March Getting Involved Fair will continue this Sunday and March 1 from 10:30-11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall. Fourteen groups will be featured this Sunday, and a different set of fourteen on March 1. See you at the fair! 
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Maureen Walker's book available for pick up
Did you order a copy of Dr. Maureen Walker's book,  When Getting Along Is Not Enough? The books are in and available to pick up between services this Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Our congregation's Right Relations Team is forming book clubs to explore this book together. Please contact Amy Makice at if you are interested in joining one.  
Gardeners' Gathering this Sunday, 10:30 am
Join with other gardeners this Sunday to share plans, ideas, stories, and questions, in Room 112 at 10:30 am.  We gather on the fourth Sunday of each month during coffee hour. If you would like to be added to the Gardeners' email list, email
This Sunday! Young Adult (18-35) Continuing Conversations with Free Lunch, 12:30 pm
All young adults are welcome to join us for engaging discussion and delicious food. This Sunday we will order lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill. If you would like to place an order, see Ann LeDuc in the "Ask Me" sash before 11 on Sunday, or email before Sunday. We will gather at 12:30 in Room 112. Thanks to a generous donation to our Young Adult program, we are able to buy lunch for all who attend.  This is open to anyone ages 18-35, so invite a friend!   
Humanist Forum Meets February 23, 12:45 pm
The UU Humanist Forum will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm in Room 208. Ann Watzel will lead a discussion on "New Perspectives on the Economy - Duflo (Nobel Prize)."
Drop-in Childcare on Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
        On Wednesday evenings, from 6-8 pm in Room 108, our caring childcare staff are here to offer free drop-in childcare (as space allows). Parents must remain on site, on the building grounds or in the building. Please use the Courtyard Entrance. We hope to provide a moment for parents to breathe deeply, have a cup of tea with a friend, or sit in silence before running children to their next event. When possible, the Meeting Room is available for quiet meditation.  For more information about childcare, please contact our Childcare Coordinator, Hannah Worton, at .
UU Singles Potluck, Sunday, March 1, 5:30 pm
The next UU Singles Potluck will be Sunday night, March 1, at 5:30 pm, at  8787 East Brock Road (please note updated address; the incorrect house number went out in the last newsletter) . First driveway on the left. Go over the creek on the driveway and park in the yard on the right. Please bring a dish or drinks to share. If you'd like to carpool, we will meet in the church parking lot at 5 pm - contact Marie Deer at 812-391-0900 by 3 pm on March 1st to let us know if you want to be part of the carpool. 
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
We recently had repairs done on one of the Fellowship Hall doors and installed an automatic door closer on the door between the Kitchen and the Commons.
Traffic Pattern Inconvenient on the Bypass, Continuing Through May, Due to Hospital Construction
The 45/46 Bypass northbound by the new hospital is currently single lane for a month (through March 17). Then it will flip to a single lane south bound for a month (through April 17). Then it will be a single lane north and south for a month (through May 17). This is to change the curbing/lanes and install a traffic light at the intersection of the new hospital entrance. 
Buy Grocery Cards on Sunday and Support the Church
     We have grocery gift cards for Bloomingfoods and Fresh Thyme for sale in the Commons every Sunday between services - pick one up before your Sunday afternoon grocery shopping! (We buy them in bulk at a small discount, and sell the cards as a fundraiser to support our operating budget.)
     Y ou can also click here to register your Kroger Plus card to request that 5% of your food purchase amounts be donated to the UU Church through their Community Rewards program - o ur organization ID number is EW763. During the last quarter (September thru December 2019) we received $424.87 from Kroger, with 135 UU households participating.
What is this for?
The Friday UU Update is designed to remind the members of the congregation about events and services that are coming up within the next 10 days. For events that are further in the future, please consult our twice-monthly Prologue newsletter.

For More Information
See the February 18  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue, published on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Past issues for quite awhile back can be found here
(Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, March 3, at 10 am.) 
Carol Marks   has editorial responsibility for our congregation's publications.

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