Friday UU Update                          Friday, July 19, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Hike Tomorrow at Griffy Lake 
Saturday, July 20, 8:30 am
We will meet at 8:30 am tomorrow at the Griffy Lake parking lot, near the boat house, to hike the 1.8 mile Boat House Trail. The trail is rated as moderate difficulty, starting and ending with a bit steeper slopes, but it's mostly flat. We will cancel if it rains. If you plan to join us, or would like to be added to the UU Hikers email list, email Ann LeDuc.
Habitat B uilders Needed July 20
The Habitat Task Force is continuing our monthly builds on Saturday, July 20, working at 4000 W. Cedar Chase Dr. Sign up here: For details,  See July 16 Prologue.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
In Recovery from White Moderation
Reverend Forrest Gilmore
     In the Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice." What if the white moderate is us? How do we step out of the longing for comfort and order and into the call for justice?
  Rev. Forrest Gilmore, our guest in the pulpit, serves as our affiliated community minister. He is also Executive Director of the  Shalom Community Center.

Early Risers Breakfast Club for 9:15 am service attendees: Simple breakfast foods (i.e. fruit, breads, etc.) will be provided in Fellowship Hall immediately after first service for 9:15 attendees.   
This Week in Religious Exploration*:
Childcare will meet in Room 108 to share stories, play, and make new friends. 
(1st Service) Preschoolers - Adults are invited to join us in the kitchen to serve up some fun. Food will be offered to all the early risers who come to 9:15 a.m. service! 
(2nd Service) Preschoolers - Adults Spirit Play will meet in Room 103 and will be exploring our Violet UU Promise, Value Our Earth as they learn the story of The Old Woman and the Cave. 
(2nd Service) Kindergarten - Adults will meet in Room 208 to welcome a special guest engineer and try their hands at building challenges. 
Middle School and High School Youth are encouraged and welcome to join us in any of the above offerings! (Separate youth groups will resume in the fall.)  
Do any of these sound like fun?  Join us as a volunteer! 
* We use the term "Religious Exploration" for summer sessions  and other special all-ages religious education Sundays.
At Church this Sunday:
Membership Ceremony July 21 at 10:30 am
     Is this your church? Do you want to show your commitment to the values, goals and general welfare of our church? The next membership ceremony is scheduled for this Sunday, July 21, at 10:30 am.
     If you are new to Unitarian Universalism, we ask that you complete the Exploring Unitarian Universalism class before signing the membership book. Let Ann LeDuc know if you would like to attend the membership ceremony and become a member of the UU Church of Bloomington. Email Ann or call (812) 332-3695.
July 21: Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers Unite!
Are you interested in playing tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons? If so, this is an opportunity for you. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 am at the Birds of a Feather Common Interest table during coffee hour to connect with others interested in playing. Look for the special "reserved" table. Questions? Contact the Connections Coordinator.
UU Singles Fellowship and Activities Group 
Lunch Every Sunday
Join us for a weekly lunch date! Every Sunday after the second service, we will meet up by the coatroom near the sanctuary to agree on a lunch spot. Hope to see you there!   
UU Freethinkers Meet July 21 at 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers discussion group will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm in Room 208 for an open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern.
Earth Kin Lughnasadh Ritual and Potluck
Sunday, July 28, 3-5 pm
Join Earth Kin, our earth-centered spirituality group, on Sunday, July 28th for a Lughnasadh Ritual from 3 to 5 pm. We will meet in Fellowship Hall, then move outside, weather permitting. Lughnasadh (also called Lammas) celebrates the wheat harvest and the transition from the growing time to the harvest time of the year. This event is a potluck, and all are welcome!
Click here for details.
Automatic Payment of Your Pledge?
We Can Help with That!    Many thanks to everyone who has made a financial pledge for the current fiscal year (2019-20), which began on July 1. If you would like to arrange to pay your pledge automatically on a recurring or one-time basis with a credit card (Mastercard, VISA, or Discover), debit card, or e-check, please call our Church Administrator Carol Marks at 812-332-3695 and she will be happy to set it up.
Monroe County United Ministries Seeking Volunteers
Monroe County United Ministries needs helpers in their food pantry to help organize and distribute groceries. Please contact Sandi Clothier if you can help,
Community Kitchen Needs Volunteers in August  
      The Community Kitchen on South Rogers invites new volunteers during August, when many student volunteers are still away. Volunteer shifts are from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and 3:30- 6:30 pm each Monday-Saturday.
      Please call 812-332-0999 to volunteer, or email

For More Information see the July 16  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue.  Past issues for quite awhile back can be found here
(Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, August 6 at 10:00 am.) 
Carol Marks has editorial responsibility for our congregation's publications.
Masthead photo from the interwebs--above Lake Griffy.
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