Friday UU Update                                     June 29, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Families Belong Together 
Immigration Justice Rally 
Saturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. 
at the Courthouse
    Tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, join us on the Courthouse Lawn in downtown Bloomington at 10:30 AM to send a message to the Republican Administration loud and clear: Families Belong Together!  We're holding a rally to call for an end to the Trump administration' s cruel policy of  separating kids from their parents. 
    Trump's executive order is not a solution to the immigration crisis created by his administration; it keeps kids imprisoned indefinitely, and doesn't reunite thousands of families that have already been separated. 
    Co-sponsored by Bloomington Refugee Network, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Ninth District Latino Democratic Caucus, UU Refugee and Immigration Task force, Ze Hayom (This Is The Day) Social Action at Congregation Beth Shalom, and 9 other local organizations. Details here.
If You Can't Attend the Rally, 
Join us  tomorrow, June 30, 10:30 am - for our last sign making workshop for the 4th of July Parade!
Come make signs for the parade, Saturday, June 30, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM in room 208. All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Let Ann LeDuc know if you would like to eat pizza while working on a sign by emailing, or call (812)332-3695 ext 203.
No Taiji on June 30
There will be no Taiji on Saturday morning, June 30.
Our Folks . . .
A memorial service for long-time member John Hicks will be held here tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, at 3:00 p.m. Reverend McNeill will officiate.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
A Story of Spiritual Deepening
Members of Our Congregation's Wellspring Program
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin and Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
In September 2017, a pilot group began the Wellspring Program here at our church, which was created to enhance spiritual lives within a small group setting. In addition to meeting twice a month, each member committed to a daily spiritual practice, met at least once a month with a spiritual director, and completed readings and other assignments towards increased spirituality. In this worship service, we will hear from members of this group regarding their nine-month journey of spiritual deepening. 
This Week in Religious Education: Story
Our preschoolers will explore our Green UU Promise: Grow by Seeking as they hear John Lithgow's story "Marsupial Sue", about a kangaroo who learns to be herself.  Kindergarten-8th graders will meet upstairs in the library to make signs, ribbon wands and percussion instruments for the 4th of July parade, and lift their voices in song as they celebrate our community.
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.

UU Humanists Meet on Sunday, July 1
Join the UU Humanist Forum this Sunday for a discussion on "How scientific progress occurs" led by Elof Carlson in Room 208 at 12:45 p.m.
EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to march, or ride your bike or mobility scooter, in the 4th of July Parade!  
* Bring hats, water and sunblock *
We will meet in the parking lot between N. Dunn and N. Indiana, south of 6 th St., by 9:00 a.m. on July 4. Please arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Wear a solid colored shirt in a color of the rainbow (ROYGBIV), tie dye, or UU T-shirt, if possible. We have signs to be carried, bubbles to blow, songs to sing, and more. Questions? Contact Ann LeDuc at or call (812)332-3695 ext 203.
Women's Alliance Meets July 5 
Curious about this year's General Assembly (GA)? Our delegates will report back at the Women's Alliance meeting on July 5th, 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Meetings begin with a brown bag lunch. (Drinks and dessert will be provided by our hosts for the month, Sharon Wiseman and Louray Cain.) The GA presentation begins at noon, followed by a business meeting. Everyone is welcome!
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 
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 6 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
Weed of the Week
If you notice this plant -- bind weed -- in any of our church gardens, pull it out! 
It spreads by the roots, so if we can catch them right away that will reduce the spread. It climbs and chokes other plants, from flowers to bushes.
Thank you!
Molly O'Donnell,  Co-chair, Green Building & Grounds Teams,
Office Hours Change for July 2-6
Because of staff vacation time, office hours for the week of July 2-6 will be adjusted as follows:
July 2, 10-12
July 3, 10-1
July 4 closed for Independence Day
July 5, 10-1
July 6, 11-3
Office Assistants Monica Overman and Mandy Skinner will be minding the office.
Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services & Meetings
Here is a direct link to view last Sunday's service:  June 24 - 9:15 am
You can find more direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
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.
Unitarian Universalist Church