July 16, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
This Sunday's Service
Sunday, July 18, 2021
10:15 am Livestream
Who is Human and How Can You Tell?
Reverend Lynnda White
Reverend Dave Clements
We welcome the Reverend Lynnda White as a guest in our pulpit this Sunday. She formerly served as Assistant Minister at UU Church of Peoria, Illinois. Read her bio here.
Connect with Our UU Community during
Virtual Coffee Hour
Everyone is welcome to join us after the worship service, until 12:30 pm, for engaging conversation in Virtual Coffee Hour. 
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
UU Freethinkers Meet July 18, 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm via Zoom for an open discussion of social, political, and theological/religious issues. If you'd like to join us, please contact Ann Watzel for the link to the Zoom meetings and to be added to our email discussion list.
Religious Education Updates

People of All Ages are Invited to Puppet Play
Saturday, July 24, 1:30 - 3 pm 
Join Ginny Richey and Patty Callison to play with puppets! Participants will explore puppet conversation, and watch a puppet show of the Nigerian folktale "Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky." Puppets will be on hand for children to re-enact the story, and puppet-making kits will be available to take home. 
Register here, or email Stephanie (rea (at) uubloomington.org)
Limit 15 people; masks required.
Want to learn more about this summer's Intergenerational Play Group? Click here for an overview. To stay informed of future playful events offered this summer, please click  here to sign up.
Our Folks...

Our best wishes for quick healing to Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, who had a bike accident on Thursday afternoon. She is recuperating with the loving help of her family. Care cards may be sent to her at home. The church staff are in communication with Reverend Macklin, who is currently on retreat. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Reverend Breeden at breeden1949 (at) gmail.com, 812-360-1779, or Reverend Clements at clements (at) uubloomington.org, 216-333-8055.

We are glad to hear that Nedra Carlson is home now from three days at IU Hospital for pulmonary embolisms. They have used medication to prevent further clot formation. She is glad to be back home, and she and Elof have help from their grandchildren.

Happy 98th Birthday to Lois Zimmerman! The photos above are of Lois Zimmerman, Pat Aungst, and Jackie Hall -- at left, in 1993 at the LGBT March in Washington, the last time the AIDS quilt was displayed all together, and at right, last Friday at Lois's long term care facility near Ann Arbor. On July 17th, Lois will be 98. Her vision is all but gone and she can't see pictures or read, but her mind and memory are great. Friends are invited to call her at 734 680-3965 to wish her happy birthday!
Pastoral Care is Available 
If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Reverend Bill Breeden at breeden1949 (at) gmail.com or 812-360-1779, or Reverend Dave Clements at clements (at) uubloomington.org or 216-333-8055.
Free Dance Party for All Ages, Tonight!
Friday, July 16, 7 pm at Bryan Park 
Get out of the house and move your body! Cardinal is throwing an outdoor dance party that will be fun for all ages. Want to show off your moves? You can learn a choreographed group dance at home and join the performance that will kick off the party! Plus, see a special performance from the Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre’s Cardinal Broadway Bootcamp.
RSVP and learn more at cardinalstage.org/dance-party
Black Authors Speak! 
Saturday, July 17, 5-7 pm
A book fair with readings and performances at the Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street. Authors include Gladys DeVane, Charlie Nelms, Jakobi Williams, Jacinda Townsend-Gides, Amrita Myers, Breanya Hogue, Taylor & Briah O’Neal. Music by Peyton Womack.
UU Online Book Club reads Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse
The UU Online Book Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Their next book is Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse and will be discussed on August 2 at 6:30 pm. This book gives an in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and how they can be re-empowered. To join the book club, use this link to register for the Zoom meeting: UU Book Club Registration. Special thanks to Tom Albright for volunteering to lead the August discussion.  
Masks Are Required in the Building
In respect for those who are vulnerable or unvaccinated, our Next Steps in Transition Working Group asks that we wear a mask while in our building. We have disposable masks if you forget to bring yours with you. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

Please Make Your Pledge Today--It's Not Too Late!
We are still encouraging everyone who has not already done so to make a financial pledge for this fiscal year, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.

New Online Giving Link
We are inviting everyone to use our new Giving page for online contributions: https://uucb.churchcenter.com/giving   
You can use a major credit card there to make a non-pledge gift or a contribution towards your annual pledge, or both. This new Giving page is integrated with our new database, and is secure. If you have used our Paypal account in the past to arrange a recurring gift, that will continue to work just fine, but you can also use the new Giving page to arrange a recurring gift if you would like.
Carol Marks, admin (at) uubloomington.org, 812-287-9615, 812-332-3695.
Helping The Little Free Pantry and Beacon Shalom Center
The Little Free Pantry by Needmore Coffee needs donations of: peanut butter, canned meat, canned protein meals, canned fruit, Spam, pasta, pasta sauce, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo. You can place these items directly inside the Little Free Pantry on Pete Ellis Drive next to Needmore Coffee.
Beacon Shalom Center needs donations of: cereal, canned food, condiments, bottled water, protein drinks, instant coffee, pasta, hygiene products, socks, tea. These items can be dropped off in the bins on the north side of the church near the Portico entrance.

Vaccinations available for age 12 and older
People age 12 and older in Indiana are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit this website or call 211. Extra vaccines may be available in adjoining counties. vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov
Deadline for submissions to the Order of service and Friday UU Update
Thursday, 9 am, to office(at)uubloomington.org
Masthead photo by some nice person on the interwebs.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Mailing address during covid:
UU Church, PO Box 1158,
Nashville, Indiana 47448-1158