Friday UU Update                          Friday, June 21, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
UU Outreach to Stone Belt, Saturday, June 22
UUs will visit Stone Belt this Saturday to play games and interact with Stone Belt clients. If you are interested in representing the church as part of this group, email Ann LeDuc at
UUCB Booth at Rainbow Over the Bridge (Vincennes Pride)
Saturday, June 22, 4 to 11 pm
If you are interested in representing UUCB this Saturday, June 22 at the 2nd Annual Rainbow Over the Bridge Pride Festival in Vincennes, email Ann LeDuc.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:1 5 am and 11:15 am
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, play, and story as we explore our June theme of Hospitality. The service is designed for ages three and up to enjoy together. As always, childcare is available for our youngest ones. Our children's choir, directed by Jill Courtney, will provide some special music.
Early Risers Breakfast Club for 9:15 a.m. service attendees: Simple breakfast foods (i.e. fruit, breads, etc.) will be provided in Fellowship Hall immediately after first service for 9:15 attendees.
Captioning of Services Not Available During June
Our congregation is setting up a program to provide live captioning during Sunday morning services for people using mobile devices. We are currently testing the system, and it will not be available again until July. For details on the program, please see the May 21 issue of The Prologue
This Week in Religious Exploration*:
Children of all ages are welcomed in our Intergenerational Solstice Service. Childcare is also provided in Room 108 for preschoolers and younger children who would enjoy celebrating the solstice with simple craft activities. 
* We use the term "Religious Exploration" for summer sessions and other special all-ages religious education Sundays.
Our RE Team is Hiring!
Seeking friendly, self motivated, organized person to assist in our religious education program for children and youth.  Proficient in computer skills, able to work in an environment that requires flexibility and the ability to work with different leadership styles. Knowledge of Unitarian Universalism and experience in education is helpful but not required. Working on Sundays and occasional weekends/evenings is required. 20 hours per week, starting pay $13/hour.  Please submit cover letter and resume by July 5th to Adrienne Summerlot, Director of Religious Education, at  
Events at the Church this Sunday
UU Freethinkers Meet at 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers discussion group will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm in Room 208 for an open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern.
Young Adult Lunch Bunch this Sunday!
Are you ages 18 to 35? If so, join us for lunch after second service. We will meet in the Commons after the second service (about 12:30 pm), near the social justice table, and carpool to a nearby restaurant. Thanks to a generous donation to our Young Adult ministry, we will even buy your lunch! Questions? Email Ann LeDuc at
This Sunday, June 23, 12:45 pm: A conversation between Rev. Mary Ann Macklin and Trish Rux from the Conscious Dying Institute about Death Doula Training
Death and end-of-life doulas provide deep care for individuals before, nearing, and after death. This Sunday, from 12:45 to 2 pm (immediately following second service), the End of Life Task Force will host a conversation with Reverend Macklin, who completed her training as a death doula through the Conscious Dying Institute earlier this year, and Trish Rux, an educator from the institute. Please join us as these two women reflect on this life-affirming approach to the end of life. (There will be snacks.)
UU Singles Fellowship and Activities Group 
Lunch Every Sunday
Join us for a weekly lunch date! Every Sunday after the second service, we will meet up by the coatroom to agree on a lunch spot. Hope to see you there!   
From the Board President...
      The congregation's response to the Board's request to help us meet the $670,000 budget goal has been wonderfully positive and enthusiastic. Sincere gratitude for those of you who have been able to increase your pledge or make a special pledge gift.
      A reminder that all one-time gifts made toward the 2019-20 budget that are received prior to June 30th will be matched by an anonymous donor from our congregation. 
      Many thanks to those who have voiced their support of the Board's request, without being able to designate an increased pledge amount or one-time gift. We all contribute what we can, when we can, and your gifts are appreciated. 

Michelle Cook, Board President
Our Folks...
      Our healing thoughts continue with Gladys DeVane as she deals with serious pneumonia recovery. Cards are welcome at her home, but absolutely no visitors due to severity of the situation. 
      We're thinking of those dealing with weather-related challenges at this time.    
      Congratulations to Jack and Sylvia King who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Join the fun! Make a sign for the 4th of July parade!
On  Thursday, June 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 208, we will  visit and eat pizza together while making signs for the 4th of July Parade. Even if you cannot march in the parade, you are welcome to create a sign for someone else to carry. Our theme this year is our 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. All ages welcome! Let Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, know if you would like to eat pizza by emailing
Fee Lane South of 17th Street: single lane traffic and west sidewalk closure June 10-August 16
Fee Lane between Law Lane and the circle drive at McNutt Quadrangle will be reduced to one lane for vehicular traffic June 10-Aug. 16, 2019, for underground utilities work. 
Reverend McNeill Away Until July 1
Reverend McNeill will be away from the office May 23-June 30 for scheduled time off and attendance at UUA General Assembly at the end of June. 
He will return on July 1.
Church Administrator Out June 15-25
Our Church Administrator, Carol Marks, will be out of the office June 15-25 at administrators' meetings in Spokane, Washington, followed by a visit to some relatives in northern Washington. In her absence, please direct your administrative questions to Monica Overman or Mandy Skinner, our office assistants,, or 812-332-3695, ext. 204.
Buy Grocery Cards on Sunday and Support the Church
Bloomingfoods, Lucky's and Fresh Thyme!
We have grocery gift cards for sale in the Commons every Sunday between services. The participating grocery stores send a percentage of your purchases back to the church to support our operating budget. We have gift cards for Fresh Thyme, Bloomingfoods, and Lucky's, and you can register your Kroger Plus card to request that 5% of your food purchase amounts be donated to the church by clicking  here Our Kroger organization ID number is EW763. We can earn at least $400 per quarter from Kroger!
Deadline for Order of Service and Friday Update Info
Thursday at 9:00 am
Please send us information for the Friday Update and the upcoming order of service each week by Thursday at 9:00 am.
Livestream This Sunday's Service
If you can't physically make it to church this Sunday, we invite you to join us via the livestream on our website. At the church we also have screens set up in the nursery (Room 104) and in Fellowship Hall, if you need to leave the Meeting Room for any reason but still want to watch the service.

Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services

You can find direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 

For More Information see the June 18  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, July 2 at 10:00 am.)
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