Friday UU Update                            Friday, July 20, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
T onight! UU Singles Game Night, 7 p.m.
Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, join us for a fun game night for UU Singles.  (If you are part of a couple but your partner won't play games with you, please join us!!)   Bring along your favorite game... board or cards or other. Also, bring your own drink and a munchie to share that won't require us to use the kitchen facilities. For more information, or to join our "lunch bunch" (we meet for lunch after the second service), contact Debbie Fish at
Schedule change: Saturday morning Taiji is canceled this weekend (the 21st) and next weekend (the 28th), and will resume on Saturday, Aug 4th, 8 am.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Should You Give Money to People Who Are Panhandling?
Reverend Forrest Gilmore
The Reverend Forrest Gilmore, our Affiliated Community Minister and Executive Director of Shalom Community Center, will be our guest in the pulpit this Sunday. Beverly McGahey and Katie Mills will bring gifts of music.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Call Me By My True Names
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Based on a collection of poems by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, this worship service will explore the light and shadow of human existence. In the July 1st Wellspring worship service, member Gladys DeVane shared, "The most memorable reading for me was a poem entitled 'Call Me by My True Names' by Thich Nhat Hanh. As I read this poem, I realized that everything is connected and good and evil are part of it all." Keaton Springfield, piano, and Steve Pollitt, flute, will bring gifts of music.

This Week in Religious Education: Story
    Our preschoolers will be hearing the story "The Great Blueness" by Arnold Lobel as they appreciate the beautiful variety in our world and explore our Violet UU Promise: Value the Earth.  Our K+ children will join Reverend Emily and Jill Courtney in the library for stories from around the world and yoga.
   Religious Education (RE) is collecting empty single use water bottles for the intersession tree watering project. If you have any to donate, please bring them to the RE Office (Room 203).

Parents, It is Time for Religious Education Registration!
      All Parents, it is time to register your children and youth for the 2018-2019 RE school year. This helps us plan for our class sizes, relay important medical information to teachers, and keep all of our children and youth safe. Register at: 

Parents of 7th-8th graders , we will be offering "Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education" this fall on Sundays, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm. Please note the special time and plan to attend the mandatory parent meeting August 19th, 12:30-2:00 pm in the Library. Contact Adrienne Summerlot, , if you have questions. Sign up for the parent meeting online here: 
UU Freethinkers Meet Sunday, July 22, 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers discussion group will meet this Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208 for an  open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern.
Ready to become a member of UU Bloomington?
If this is your community, if you feel at home here, join us! A Membership Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, July 29 at 10:30 am in room 112 .  We ask for participation in our Exploring Unitarian Universalism class prior to signing the membership book. To make arrangements to become a member, or for questions, please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at (812) 332-3695 ext 203 or .
Tell us your story!
We would like to learn about your story with the UU Church of Bloomington; what brought you here, what is meaningful to you here, and how you connect with this community.  Please take this short survey to help us learn about your story with UUCB:
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Mailing lists are being updated -- We need your help
We are preparing to update our mailing lists. If you have changed your email or street address since April, please be sure that we have your new information. If you have a friend who should be receiving our emails, please let us know that, too. Contact Monica or Mandy at with your updated info.
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:  July 15
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the July 17 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is August 7 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by David Orr - "Silvery checkerspot on butterflyweed"
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