Friday UU Update                                     June 1, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Ramadan Iftaar Celebration, TONIGHT, Friday, June 1
Sundown (approx. 9:00 p.m.) - 11:00 p.m.
Join with us and the Bloomington Islamic community in celebrating a Ramadan Iftaar dinner on Friday, June 1. Members of the Islamic Center do most of the cooking (YUM!) and UUs are asked to bring a dessert to share. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping this evening.  Childcare is provided for this event.
Pride volunteers needed in Spencer tomorrow, June 2
This Saturday, June 2, Spencer, IN will host its Pride Festival - and we're looking for folks to represent the UU Church of Bloomington. Contact Rev. Scott McNeill ( for more information, and/or  sign up online if you can help out.  The Spencer Pride Festival is an admission-free rural LGBTQ+ pride festival that takes place on the courthouse square in downtown Spencer, Indiana.   The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQ+ pride event in Indiana.  Spencer is the smallest town with such a large LGBTQ+ pride event in the Midwest!  The Spencer Pride Festival takes place on the first Saturday in June each year.  The Spencer Pride Festival is known for its family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere, all in a small town setting.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Plays Well With Others: Known/Unknown
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Our theme for the month of June is play. Artist Henri Matisse wrote "Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and love of play." How does play enhance our sense of community and belonging?  Or not?  How has the digital age changed our sense of playing well with others? Our sense of community?  Voces Novae Chamber Choir, directed by Susan Swaney, will share their gifts of music with us.
Our high school youth and facilitators enjoyed playing at a local water park on 5/27.
This Week in Religious Education: Play
Preschool will celebrate the unique gifts of each of us through the story Blue Ribbon PuppiesKindergarten through 8th grade will be encouraged to play with their senses through bubbles, slime, prisms, and more fun! We will start and end in the library.  For their final meeting of the school year, High School Youth Group will meet in Room 210 between services for a breakfast celebrating graduating seniors.
UU Humanists Meet on Sunday at 12:45 pm
Join the UU Humanist Forum this Sunday for a discussion on "What path will humans choose?" led by Harold Ogren in Room 208 at 12:45 p.m.
Percussion Workshop for the 4th of July Parade
First session - Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
Come learn how to use simple hand-held percussion instruments in preparation for marching with us in the 4th of July Parade.  There are parts for everyone (easy, medium, and challenging). The first two sessions will be learning sessions, and the last session will include practice playing while walking.  
Dates: June 5 at 6:30 p.m.June 15 at 7:00 p.m., and June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
These workshops are designed for adults and children age 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Let Ann LeDuc know if you would like to eat pizza before the workshop by emailing .
--Colleen Haas, Instructor

Come be part of the fun! Make signs for the 4th of July Parade and eat pizza -  Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m.
The first parade prep and pizza night is coming up on Thursday, June 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 208. Come hang out with other UUs and make signs for the parade.  All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Let Ann LeDuc know if you would like to eat pizza by emailing
Women's Alliance Meets June 7th
The wonderful and talented Gladys DeVane is the Women's Alliance's special
guest on  Thursday, June 7th . The topic of her presentation is "Moving  Forward." We gather at  11:30 a.m.  in Fellowship Hall. Meetings begin  with a brown bag lunch. Gladys' presentation begins at  noon , followed by  a business meeting. The hosts for the month, Ann McEndarfer and Beth  Hollingsworth, will provide drinks and dessert. Join us and bring a  friend.  Everyone is welcome.
Musical on Michael Servetus Here June 13
Reverend Dennis McCarty will present his musical "Servetus: the Radical Reformed Musical" here on Wednesday, June 13 to benefit the Shalom Community Center. The event is co-hosted by The Shalom Community Center and our Homelessness Task Force. A freewill offering will be invited, and proceeds will go to Shalom. (Servetus got in trouble with John Calvin in the 16th century for writing a paper on the Trinity.) More info here.
When Parking, Please pull all the way in
When parking on our lot, especially on the northwest corner of the property, please pull your vehicle all the way in until your tires or bumper touch the parking block or bollard. Larger vehicles and vans cannot clear that corner easily on Sundays unless we pull our vehicles all the way in to their parking spots. 
For More Information see the May 15 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is June 5 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by Marcia Hart.
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