Friday UU Update                   Friday, February 23, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana

Sunday, February 25, 2018    
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
You Are Here
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
During these challenging times, our congregation's Vision Statement, "Seeking The Spirit. BuildingCommunity. Changing the World" becomes an important touchstone for our congregational community.   In this worship service, we will touch base with Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh's book "You are Here." Reverend Macklin will also bring forth inspiration from the Youth Worship Service and Reverend McNeill's latest sermon, as we explore creating inner peace while living in a fast-paced, information overloaded, violent and unstable world.          
This Week in Religious Education: Science and Reason
      World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear the story of the Big Bang. Roots and Wings (Kindergarten-2nd grade) will explore the wonders of Fibonacci and patterns in nature. Curiosity Club (3rd grade +) will try their hands at simple toys. Our 11:15am  Harry Potter and UU will investigate how they can battle the horcrux of child slavery in the clothing industry. Our High School Youth are attending a social justice conference hosted by our congregation this weekend and will not meet at their regular time.
      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!
Our biannual Getting Involved Fair will continue in the Fellowship Hall for two more Sundays,  February 25 and March 4, between services. This is a great opportunity for everyone to see what our groups are doing and get involved in ways that call to you. You are always welcome to contact the Connections Coordinator, Ann LeDuc, to learn about groups and activities at the church that may interest you. --Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator or  (812)332-3695 ext 203
Women's Alliance Meets March 1st
      "Immigration in the Trump Era" with Gracia Valliant is our program for Thursday,  March 1st . Childcare is available for this meeting. If you would like childcare, please contact Kitty McIntosh at as soon as possible.
      The Women's Alliance meets the first  Thursday  of each month at  11:30 a.m.
in Fellowship Hall. The meeting begins with a brown bag lunch. The hosts  for the month provide drinks and dessert. The program begins at  noon .   Everyone is welcome for this timely and important program.
Our Folks...
   The UU Church of Tippecanoe County (W. Lafayette, IN) sent us a note of gratitude for the banner that many of you helped create on January 28. We sent a large note of love, support, and solidarity after they experienced hateful vandalism (following some of their social justice work). Thank you to all who wrote a note of support, or sent them good energy during this time!
   Our livestream is available as well as archived videos of past services, for you to view HERE, if you are not feeling well enough to come to church!
Snow Emergencies and Event Cancellations at Church
When travel conditions become hazardous after snowfall or ice storms, please always check our home page, If there is any delay or cancellation, we will strive to have this information posted on our webpage by 8:00 a.m. Please also check  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 events like the regional Youth Social Justice Conference for high school youth, hosted here this weekend, February 23-25.
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. Additionally, please do not park in muddy areas within or neighboring the church's parking lot.
For More Information see the February 20 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.
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