Friday UU Update                                     June 15, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana

Tonight! Friday, June 15th  
Two fun ways to spend your Friday 
evening at the UU Church
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  MAKE SIGNS!
Make signs for the 4th of July Parade 
and eat pizza in the Library 
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  or calling  (812) 
332-3695, ext 203. 
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. LEARN PERCUSSION!
Join the Percussion Workshop for the  Parade 
Come learn how to use simple hand-held percussion instruments in preparation for marching with us in the  4th of July P arade.  There are parts for everyone (easy, medium, and challenging).  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 with the sign makers before this workshop by  emailing  or  calling (812) 332-3695, ext 203.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Intergenerational Solstice Celebration
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite and Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Join us as we celebrate this season of maximum daylight and the arrival of summer.  We will share ritual, song, storytelling, and play! The service is designed for ages three and up to enjoy together, and childcare will be available for our youngest ones. Teddy Gonyea and Steve Mascari will provide special music. 
Our Folks . . .
Our hearts and prayers are with Cyndi and Dale Nelson. Their granddaughter, Sydney, died of an overdose on Saturday, June 9th. A Celebration of Life for Sydney wi ll be Saturday, J une 23, at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Fishers, Indiana.  Family and friends will gather  from 1:00 t 3:00,  with services to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can go to National Alliance on Mental Illness or
Weed of the Week: Dogbane
If you notice this plant -- dogbane -- poking up in the garden next to the church office entrance, pull it out! It spreads by the roots, so if we can catch them right away that will reduce the spread.

UU Humanists Meet on Sunday, June 17
Join the UU Humanist Forum this Sunday for a discussion on "preserving the virtues of democracy" led by Sandra Dolby in Room 208 at 12:45 p.m.
UU Men's Group meeting at the Church on June 19
The UU men's group is open all friends and members. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month, often in members homes. We have lively discussion about a topic we choose. We check in with other and get to to know each other. The meeting this month will be on Tuesday, June 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Library. Call Dan Wiseman, the group facilitator, if you have questions 847-902-9034 or . Hope to see you all soon.
Dan Wiseman, UU Men's group facilitator
Laughter Yoga June 20--All Are Welcome!
To honor our ministry theme of "Play" for this month, please come and enjoy a free Laughter Yoga class, led by Christine Eartheart on Wednesday, June 20th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  UU member Christy True invites everyone to come and laugh with her to celebrate her 48th birthday!  Adults and supervised children welcome.  No yoga mats needed, just wear comfortable clothes for an active and 
playful class. 
Volunteers Needed at the Juke Joint Fundraiser on June 23
Join us in supporting our African American community and Resilience Productions' "The Stories of Monroe," written by our own Gladys DeVane, by volunteering at the Juke Joint on June 23.  The Juke Joint will take place at 2450 N Curry Pike.  Admission is $15/person, $25/couple. All proceeds go to "The Stories of Monroe."  The Juke Joint is a Juneteenth event that honors the African American way of entertainment during the Jim Crow era. It features traditional soul food, music, dance and games. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  
To volunteer or donate food for the Juke Joint, please sign-up online. 
Questions?   Contact Martha Foster, Racial Justice Task Force, at
Office Hours Change for June 18-25
Because Church Administrator Carol Marks will be attending meetings at General Assembly in Kansas City June 18-24, office hours will be adjusted as follows:
June 18, 1:30-4       June 21, 10-1
June 19, 10-1          June 22, 11-3
June 20, 1:30-4       June 24, 10-1
                              June 25, 1:30-4
Regular office hours M-F 10-4 will resume on Tuesday, June 26. Office Assistants Monica Overman and Mandy Skinner, and volunteer Arzetta Hults-Losensky will be minding the office.
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. 
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services and Meetings
Here's a Direct URL link to archived video of the June 10, 2018, Service.
Here's a Direct URL link to archived video of the June 10, 2018, Congregational Meeting.
Here's a Direct URL link to archived video of the June 13, 2018, Special Event,  Servetus: the Radical Reformed Musical , by Dennis McCarty.
SEEKING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Responsible non-smoking renter seeks affordable housing for herself and daughter, or house-sitting arrangement while search continues. More information: Barbara, 812-335-8943.
For More Information see the June 5 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is June 19 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by David Orr.
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