Friday UU Update                                     June 22, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Crinoid fossil
Tomorrow! Volunteers Needed at the Juke Joint Fundraiser on Saturday, 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 here. 
Questions?  Contact Martha Foster, Racial Justice Task Force, at
Sunday, June 24, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Balance: The Benefits of Play in Our Lives
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
"Play fosters belonging and encourages cooperation." -- Stuart Brown, M.D.  
In a world torn apart by divisiveness and ugly politics, it does not seem odd to focus on a topic that fosters belonging and encourages cooperation. Reverend Macklin will also offer reflections on the "Celebrating, Advocating for Refugees and Immigrants" World Refugee Day gathering that took place at the Mathers Museum on June 20th. The Bloomington Chamber Singers will be our musical guests for this worship service on creating balance in our lives and in our world.  
This Week in Religious Education: Play
Preschool will explore the Yellow UU Promise, "Yearn to Learn," with the story Play with Me . K-8th will PLAY with simple toys. Drop off and pick up in Room 208. Our high school Youth Group is on hiatus for the summer.
Parents, it is time for R.E. 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. Register 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.
Thursday, June 28 
Percussion Workshop for the 4th of July Parade
This Thursday, June 28, 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Fellowship Hall - Come learn how to use simple handheld percussion instruments in preparation for marching with us in the 4th of July Parade.   There are parts for everyone (easy, medium, and challenging). This session will include practice playing while walking.  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 
Women's Alliance Meets July 5 
A report from the General Assembly delegates is the topic of the Women's    Alliance meeting on  July 5 . We gather at  11:30 a.m.   in Fellowship Hall.  Meetings begin with a brown bag lunch. The delegates' presentation   begins at   noon , followed by a business meeting. The hosts for the month,   Sharon Wiseman and Louray Cain, will provide drinks and dessert. Join us   and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.
Our Folks . . .
     A memorial service for long-time member John Hicks will be held here on Saturday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m. Reverend McNeill will officiate.
Weed of the Week
If you notice this plant --Canada Thistle-- sprouting 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.
Last week's "Weed of the Week" was noted to be a native plant that is most welcome for many. Learn more about Dogbane here and here! (As noted in recent newsletters as well, we are actively seeking more volunteers for maintaining our gardens and grounds and welcome your input.) 
Office Hours Change for June 24-25
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 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 17, 2018, Service.
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 19 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is July 3 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo by David Orr (Crinoid fossil).
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