Friday UU Update 
July 3, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Church  of Bloomington, Indiana
UU Singles Event Tonight, July 3
      We are a group of single adults within the UU Bloomington community who meet occasionally for conversation and fun as a group. Please join us! Tonight we will meet over Zoom at 6:00 p.m. for Happy Hour followed by Conversation with Prompts at 7:00 p.m.
      In addition, the group will meet Tuesday evening, July 7, at 7:00 p.m. for  Conversation with Prompts.
      For Zoom information or if you are not already on the UU singles e-mail list, please contact  mariedeer1961(at) or 812-391-0900. 
Our Sunday Service 

Sunday, July 5, 2020
Getting Into Position
Rev. Christin Green - Guest Minister
with Reverend Mary Ann Mackliin
and Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Ordinary life experiences often give us extraordinary metaphors. When we ground our body for a good stretch, build a "nest" for ourselves, or try to shoot the perfect hoop -- we must get into position. How can we engage and balance mind, body, and spirit as we navigate our personal spiritual journeys?


Our Building is Closed for the Time Being, but Our Hearts are Still Open.
To do our part to disrupt the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 in our community, our Board of Directors has reaffirmed the decision, announced at the June 7, 2020 Congregational Meeting, to plan on keeping our building closed  through May 2021. The Board, in consultation with ministers, will continue to reassess this decision at their monthly meetings, and will keep us updated as the situation evolves. All in-person events and meetings have been canceled. Everyone please stay safe and stay well.

Join us for Virtual Coffee Hour!
E very Sunday after the worship service until 12:15 pm, click on this link to join us for engaging conversation! T his Sunday's Breakout Rooms
  • Worship Service Discussion
  • Choir
  • General Discussion
Email  connect(at) before Saturday if you would like to request a conversation topic and be a small group conversation host.     
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Learn how to use Zoom
Would you like to connect with your UU friends via Zoom, but don't know how?  This is a great time to learn! Our simple instructions are available here. Extensive instructions, videos, and online workshops are available at Zoom's Help Center.
--Ann LeDuc, connect(at)

Religious Education Updates and Resources 
This week, we are concluding our program in collaboration with  Interfaith Friends, an interdenominational group connecting Bloomington congregations, that has shared activities for all ages to help people most affected by the pandemic. This week we are addressing Racial Justice and next week will be a wrap-up week.  Please click here to get involved
--Your Religious Education Team (Adrienne Summerlot, Stephanie Kimball, 
and Reverend Emily Manvel Leite)

Join us this Sunday, July 5, for a short introduction to Unitarian Universalism
If you are new to our congregation, a very warm welcome to you! This Sunday, July 5, at 2:00 pm you are invited to join in a brief online introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. Just  click on this link at 2 PM on Sunday. If you are new to using Zoom,  please read these instructions before the meeting. Additionally,  here is our online connection form if you are ready to get involved. If you have questions, you are always welcome to email me at connect(at)  Hope to see you online this Sunday!      
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Join us for a socially distanced hike!
We will hike at Dilcher Turner Canyon. 
Dates and Times: July 11, 8:30 AM and July 17, 7:00 PM.
For all the details, and to sign up to hike, see the Sign Up Genius:
Exploring Unitarian Universalism Online!
The Exploring Unitarian Universalism (UU) class will be offered online on July 12 and 19, 2-4 pm. To register for the class please use this link  and register before July 10.  This class is a great opportunity to learn about the UU Principles, our ministers, the history of this church, all the ways to get involved here, and what it means to be a member of the church.  Plan to attend both dates, since different material will be covered in each session. We request completion of this class before you become a member of the church. Everyone ages 14 to 100+ is welcome!  Questions? Email Ann LeDuc at 
Connections Coordinator Open Office Hour
Every Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, join the Connections Coordinator, Ann LeDuc, via Zoom to ask any church-related questions. Newcomers and current congregation members are all welcome to drop-in. Additional ways to contact Ann are via email at
Southbound Lane of Fee Lane Closed 6/24-8/24
The southbound lane of Fee Lane between 17th Street and SR 45/46 Bypass will be closed June 24-Aug. 24, 2020, to construct a recreational path on the west side of Fee Lane.  Here's a handy map to show the closure.
Please Double Check Your Recurring Pledge Payment
     Our 2020-21 fiscal year has begun, as of July 1. If you have a recurring pledge payment set up, and you would like it to continue, send an email to Carol Marks, Church Administrator,  admin(at) uubloomington.orgor call/text her at 812-287-9615, and she will help set it up for you for the coming year.
     Thank you to everyone who supports our congregation financially!
PayPal Available for Donations  
We now have a PayPal page where you can make a Sunday Plate contribution and other donations to the church using a major credit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this page.  It's also not required to use the PayPal page. You can still mail in your pledge contributions using paper checks.
Changing the World
Click here for more updates from our Social Justice Task Forces:

JULY Food & Hygiene Drive
From our Homelessness and Hunger Task Forces 
Through July 30, we will be collecting food, hygiene items, and clothing for Shalom, and food for our Pantry at College Square. Our building is closed, but we have placed collection bins outside the building, under the northside porch near the Portico Entrance. Simply drive up and drop off - we are collecting donations from these bins daily. 
Thank you for all the donations in June!

Volunteer Opportunities at Shalom or Wheeler Mission
Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities at these shelters.

Volunteer Opportunities at Middle Way House
Click here to see the ways you can volunteer at Middle Way House, emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
Free COVID-19 Testing Now Available in Bloomington
Free COVID-19 testing is now available in Bloomington at the National Guard Armory. In English click here en espaƱol, haga clic aqui.

Where? 3380 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401
When? Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm
Who pays? Hoosiers will not be charged for testing. If you have health coverage (including Medicare/Medicaid), please bring that information with you.
Why? To help keep you, your family, and your community safe.
What happens? Healthcare professionals will share information just for you and your family - fully CONFIDENTIAL.
Register here: or by phone at: 888-634-1116 (if you do not have access to the internet or are registering a minor.)
Deadline for Order of service and Friday UU Update
Thursday, 9 am, to

Friday Update is for Events Happening in the Next 10 Days
The Friday UU Update is designed to remind the members of the congregation about events and services that are coming up within the next 10 days. For events that are further in the future, please consult our twice-monthly Prologue newsletter.

For More Information
See the June 16  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue, published on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Past issues for quite awhile back can be found here
(Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, July 7, at 10 am.) 
Carol Marks   has editorial responsibility for our congregation's publications.

How to Subscribe
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