Friday UU Update                   Friday, March 2, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Tomorrow morning, March 3, Bl oom ington favorite Diane Kondrat  returns to our Meeting Room  for show on end-of-life issues
         Actor and local favorite Diane Kondrat will take the stage to appear in "Final Acts: End-of-Life Scenarios and Conversation," a one-hour show that portrays some of the complicated questions raised by end-of-life situations, at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday morning, March 3, in our Meeting Room. Reception and panel discussion to follow.
          The show presents various end-of-life scenarios that many families and loved ones confront, such as the pressures of taking care of a loved one with dementia, deciding whether to pursue exceptional life-saving procedures, the questions surrounding physician-assisted death, end of life planning, and more. Cost: Freewill donations received at the door will benefit Compassion & Choices of Indiana and UU Church of Bloomington End-of-Life education programming.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Belonging: Never Give Up
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Author BrenĂ© Brown writes, "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy--the experiences that make us the most vulnerable." In this worship service, we will begin to explore our new theme of Belonging.  
This Week in Religious Education
      World of Wonder (Preschool) will explore the Indigo Promise (Insist on Peace) with The Sunflower Sword. Roots and Wings (Kindergarten-2nd grade) will hear the Islamic tale True Inheritance. Curiosity Club (3rd grade +) will investigate Buddhism. Our  11:15 a.m.   Harry Potter and UU class will learn about personal online safety. Our High School Youth group will attend the Black Panther brown bag lunch and discussion and head upstairs to plan their upcoming schedule. 
      Religious Education Vision Team members will be in the Lucy Booth (yellow booth that looks a little like Lucy Van Pelt's psychiatrist booth)  this Sunday  during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall. We hope you will stop by and pick up a special gift as we move into our theme of Belonging for the month of March.
This Sunday!  Find your calling at the Getting Involved Fair!
The last Sunday of our biannual Getting Involved Fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall this  Sunday, March 4, between services. This is a great opportunity for everyone to see what our groups are doing and  get  involved in ways that call to you. You are always welcome to contact the Connections Coordinator, Ann LeDuc, to learn about groups and activities at the church that may interest you. 
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Interest Call-Out for The Lorax
Sunday, March 4, 10:30 a.m,  Library 
Our children in kindergarten through high school are invited to be part of a Seussical production with music and puppets this spring.  We are fortunate to have two wonderful volunteers for this special occasion, Henry McDaniel and Laurie Green, who have worked with children and youth on several dramatic productions.  Parents and children interested in participating should attend this important information meeting THIS Sunday.   Our production of The Lorax will be performed on  Sunday, April 22  at the Earth Day Intergenerational services. 
Black Panther Film Discussion for All Ages, 
Sunday, March 4,  12:30-1:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Bring your lunch if you wish and join us in Fellowship Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Sunday, March 4, for an ALL AGES discussion of the movie Black Panther. Conversation suggested for children in Kindergarten and up. Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please RSVP to Kitty Mcintosh by 12:00 p.m.  on Saturday, March 2nd. Find the event on Facebook

Are you new here?  Come to First Steps This Sunday!
First Steps is a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. Join us Sunday in Room 112 at 10:35 am or 12:35 pm. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No need to register, just come to Room 112.
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator 
Our Folks...
     Several of our Religious Education students are exhibiting their artwork downtown this month at Fountain Square and the Waldron Arts Center.
     Congratulations to Nell Krahnke, who was recently admitted to the museum studies graduate program at University of San Francisco.
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
Your pledge dollars support repairs and refurbishment of our building in all the most efficient and green ways that we can manage!
The Weather Looks Good for the Weekend
Sunny skies and moderate temperatures predicted! (So there is not a long article here about what to do when it snows.) YAY!
Parking Options on Sunday Mornings - 
Please Don't Park on the Grass!
Our parking lot is often full on Sundays, especially at the second service. For those of you in good health and sure of foot, it would be wonderful if you could park on Jordan Avenue, or across the Bypass at Marching Hundred Hall (former Church of God), or across the street on the paved areas west of Fee Lane, to leave room in the lot for those who can't make the hike. This opportunity is especially helpful during winter weather. Additionally, please do not park in muddy or grassy areas within or neighboring the church's parking lot, as the soil is quite saturated, and the area cannot withstand the weight of vehicles.
For More Information see the February 20 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from Internet with permission.
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