Friday UU Update                                     June 8, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, June 10 , 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Tag Team Worship
Reverend Scott McNeill and Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Keeping with our theme of "Play" for the month of June, we'll play with the concept of tag team worship, integrating lots of speakers and reflections throughout the day. Often, the game of "Tag" features running around a field wildly, in hopes of avoiding being caught and becoming "It." But in certain situations, creating a "Tag Team," where you can reach out your hand and ask for help in a moment of need, is just the thing to help you face difficulty. Join us for a playful service that focuses on how we can help one another, and our community (our 25% of Sunday Plate nominees will present information about their organizations during the service). 
This Week in Religious Education: Play
Preschool will explore the Orange UU promise, "Offer kindness," as they hear Mr. Gumpy's Outing, a timely tale about traveling together. Kindergarten-8th graders will play with music with special guest Steve Mascari. Drop off and pick up in Room 208. Our high school Youth Group is on hiatus for the summer.
Official Notice
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 2018   4:00 p.m.
in our Meeting Room
2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, Indiana
All members urged to attend. Childcare provided. 
UU Freethinkers Meet Sunday at 12:45 p.m.
The UU Freethinkers discussion group will meet this Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208 for an open and non-structured discussion of issues of social concern, political concern, and theological/religious concern. 
UUs at Monroe County Fair - Training on  June 12
     For those of you who interested in joining us at our booth at the Monroe County Fair,  June 30-July 8 , we'll hold a training on  Tuesday, June 12 from 6-8 p.m.  We ask people to attend the training (if they haven't before) as a way of preparing yourself for this fantastic (and, at times, challenging) experience of meeting with members of our community and representing the church. Staffing the booth is a powerful way of letting people know about our congregation and our commitment to the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Trans* communities.
     If you're interested in staffing the booth the first week of July, please contact Amy Makice for more information about the training on  June 12  
Michael Servetus Musical 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.
Next Friday, June 15, Two fun ways to spend your Friday evening at the UU!
      At 6:00 p.m. - 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
      At 7:00 p.m. - Join the Percussion Workshop for the 4th of July 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 before the workshop by emailing                                          -- Colleen Haas, Instructor  
Your Pledge Dollars at Work - General Assembly 2018
Each summer, more than 3,000 representatives (from our 1,000+ Unitarian Universalist congregations) gather together for worship, workshops, and working on the business of the Unitarian Universalist Association. This year, it's being hosted June 20-24 in Kansas City, MO (which is part of our "region" of congregations - all geographically linked in the Midwest). In addition to three of our staff members, eight members of the congregation will attend as delegates who can vote on social justice priorities, the bylaws of our Association, and other business that arises. Your pledge dollars work to support their presence at this important conference!
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 shortened. 
June 18, 1:30-4
June 19, 10-1
June 20, 1:30-4
June 21, 10-1
June 22, 11-3
June 25, 1:30-4
Regular office hours M-F 10-4 will resume on Tuesday, June 26. Monica Overman, 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. 
Here's a Direct URL link to archived video of the June 3, 2018 Service.
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 of whooping cranes in Wisconsin by Sandy Churchill.
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