Friday UU Update                    Friday, January 12, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Offices Closed Today, Friday, January 12 & Events Canceled 
due to Icy Road Conditions
Church offices are closed today, Friday, January 12, due to icy road conditions, and all of today's events and meetings have been canceled.
Labyrinth Walk Has Ended
Labyrinth Walk will not be open today or tomorrow due to icy travel conditions.
Tai Chi Practice on January 13 is Canceled
 Tai Chi practice tomorrow, January 13 is canceled, but will resume on Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 a.m. The group will continue on Saturday mornings but has canceled Tuesday practices.
Sunday, January 14, 2018    
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Keep Moving Forward
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we will explore the meaning of Dr. King's words and ministry within the context of 2018. Until then, may you reside in these quotes from Dr. King, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." And "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."  Let's keep moving forward---but also let us remember to take pause for moments of reverence and awe.
This Week in Religious Education: 
Creativity and Sophia Lyon Fahs
      During the January Intersession, children will be learning about our Unitarian ancestor, Sophia Lyon Fahs.  Parents of K-8th students: Find out where to pick up your children after class by checking the list on the nursery window (Room 104).
      9:15 am preschoolers  will begin and end in Room 103, and  will visit the Science class together this week The 11:15 am  prescho o class  will  hear The Good Samaritan in their Spirit Play classroom, Room 105. Kindergarten- e ighth graders should gather in Fellowship Hall after the Time for All Ages to join a mixed-age group.  Over four weeks, each group will explore the life of Sophia Lyon Fahs through cooking, science, spiritual practice, and history    
      Harry Potter and UU  is on hiatus until  February 4th ; 6th-8th graders are encouraged to attend service or join the intersession. High School Youth group will gather for pizza at  12:30 pm  and will identify their theme for Youth  Sunday  before playing favorite board games from the holidays.
Exploring Unitarian Universalism Class - 
This Sunday and Jan. 21
Whether you are considering membership or are just want to learn about Unitarian Universalism and this church, this class is for you. The Exploring UU Class will be held January 14 and January 212-4 p.m. in the church library. Please plan to attend both Sunday sessions, since different material will be covered in each session.  Please contact Ann LeDuc today  at ,  if you are interested in attending. 
Opportunities for Service and Celebration on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15
Click here for information on Bloomington's opportunities for service and celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Reverend Macklin will give closing remarks at the celebration on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley.
Offices Closed Monday, January 15
Church offices will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m.
January 20 Power to the Polls Women's March Indianapolis--
Three Buses from Bloomington are Full!
Women's March organizers have chartered buses to Indianapolis from 10 cities throughout the state, including Bloomington, for the march on January 20. All three buses leaving from Bloomington are currently full, but seats may open up. Click on this link to check on availability over the next week or so:  
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.
For More Information see the January 2 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo - from the interwebs, with permission.
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