Friday UU Update                                          July 6, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Thank you to those who participated in the 4th of July parade! 
Thank you for telling the Bloomington community about this church through the 4th of July parade. Your participation truly built community. 
 --Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Supreme Court Nomination - YOUR help is critically needed!
    President Trump will soon make a nomination for the Supreme Court. The announcement will likely be  Monday  night, and so, many faith communities are working together to organize calls to Senators. Indiana is playing a critical role in this nomination. Many justice issues that we as UUs and as a local congregation take a stand on come before the Supreme Court: reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ equality and rights, the dignity and treatment of immigrants and refugees, our (mis-)treatment of the environment...and I could go on and on. 
    I'm writing to ask if you would make a call to your Senator's office TODAY (Friday) or MONDAY. After you make a call, could you share this call to action with as many people as you can?
    You can reach Senator  Joe   Donnelly  at  (202) 224-4814 . Be polite to the gracious and probably overworked staff, let them know where you are from (so they know you are a constituent), and use 2-3 sentences to make a clear point. For example: "I've lived in Monroe County for X years and have been a member of my church there for Y years. Please ask the Senator to only consider and support nominees who __(fill in the blank with one or two of the issues you feel mostly strongly about)__." If you're looking for a fuller script, you can find more online, or contact Rev. Scott at .
-- Reverend Scott McNeill
No Taiji this Saturday, July 7 - class will resume on the 14th
Sunday, July 8, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
This Chapter of Your Story, Part 1  
Reverend Scott McNeill
When the story of your life is complete, what will this chapter entail? This week, our focus will be on changing the world - looking at the many different ways we can make a difference in this world, to help bend the arc of the universe toward justice. 

This Week in Religious Education: Story
World of Wonder (Preschool) will be share in the story of "The Paper Bag Princess" as they celebrate our Blue UU promise; Believe in our ideas.  Kindergarten +  will meet upstairs in the library to play with puppets as they create their own stories with special guest, Laurie Green who played The Lorax in April.  High School Youth Group is on hiatus for the summer.
Parents, it is time for Religious Education Registration!
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 their teachers, and keep children and youth safe. Please r egister online at: .
Parents of 7th-8th graders , we will be offering "Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education" on Sunday mornings, 10:45-12:15. Please note the special time and stay tuned for a mandatory parent meeting in August or September. Contact Adrienne Summerlot,, if you have questions.

Mailing lists are being updated--We need your help
We are preparing to update our mailing list. If you do not receive your Friday UU Update on July 13 or your Prologue on July 17, please check to be certain that we have your current postal address and correct email address so that we can get you back on the list. Contact Monica or Mandy at
UU Freethinkers Meet Sunday, July 8, at 12:45 p.m.
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 concern, political concern, and theological/religious concern. 
Exploring Unitarian Universalism Class - July 8 and 15
Are you interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism (UU) and this congregation? Are you considering becoming a member of this dynamic religious community? Whether you are considering membership or are just curious, this class is for you. Join us on July 8 and 152-4 p.m. in the church library. Please plan to attend both sessions, since different material will be covered in each session. Register by signing up at the Welcome Table in the foyer or emailing Ann LeDuc at
Our Folks . . .
A Celebration of Life for Steve Hall, son of congregation member Jackie Hall, will be hosted by Steve's childhood friends on July 15th at 4:00 p.m. in the Federal Room of the IU Union.   Family and friends are warmly invited to attend.
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:  July 1 - 9:15 a.m.
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the  July 3 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is July 17 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by John Summerlot.
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