Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 23, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Jammin' Java Coffeehouse Tonight
Great music, good company! Come to the Jammin' Java Coffeehouse, sponsored by the Habitat Task Force, on   Friday, March 23 , beginning at   7:30 p.m.   (doors open at   7 p.m.  ) Featured performers are singer-songwriter Jenn Cristy and musician and dulcimer player Malcolm Dalglish, along with seven other performers. Tickets, $15 for Adults, $10 for youth 18 and younger (you may pay by credit or debit card at the door).  Light refreshments and drinks available. Proceeds go to our Habitat Task Force and local Habitat builds.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Sharing Our Blue Boat Home
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin and Reverend Scott McNeill
      As we conclude our monthly theme of Belonging, we will integrate music, art, poetry, and personal reflections about where we are headed as individuals, as a congregation, and as a global community. Together we will explore what gifts we have to offer and what we are hoping to receive. 
Sunday, March 25, 2018  Baby Dedication
      If you would like to have your baby dedicated this Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. service, please contact Adrienne Summerlot right away,
Sunday, April 1, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Hallelujah:  An Easter of Jesuses
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Musicians directed by Reverend Doctor Susan Swaney 
          I looked it up--some are of the opinion that the plural of Jesus is Jesuses.  Join us Easter  Sunday when we will hear the voice of several Jesuses--from the musical "Godspell," the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," and other sacred texts. Musicians will include Alain Barker, Sam Cusack, Olivia McDermott-Sipe, Amira Sabbagh, Shelley Taylor, a band from the IU Jacobs School of Music, plus the UU Choir!  Our Time for All Ages will include our spring Baby Dedication. And, indeed, we recognize that Easter is also April Fool's Day.  In this worship service we will celebrate April Fool's Day by being Fools FOR Love---opening our hearts to the loving gift of community and the greater love that surrounds us.   ~Reverend Macklin
It's IU Baseball and Sof tball Season 
There is a  Softball Game this Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m.
and Women's Basketball at 2:00 p.m.
Parking May Be Challenging!
We have tacit permission from IU to park on the west side of Fee Lane near the ball fields on Sundays, as long as there is not a ball game in progress. Since there is a game this Sunday, we will need to be more creative than usual in our parking choices. Please consider attending the 9:15 service, or carpooling or riding your bike to the 11:15 service if it is a pretty day. Parking on Jordan is also still sometimes available when our lot is full, as well as parking at the tennis courts or at the old Church of God across the bypass.
Our Folks...
Best wishes and safe travels to Carter Makice and Olivia McDermott-Sipe, who are traveling to Washington, DC for the March for Our Lives this weekend, and also to other Bloomington youth who are joining the rally at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 24.

This Week in Religious Education
Our Spirit Play classes will discuss our Red UU Promise, Respect All People. World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear "Tango Makes Three" and explore how families are different. Roots and Wings (K-2) will learn about the manipulation of people through their prejudices as they listen to Dr. Seuss favorite The Sneetches . Curiosity Club (3 rd +) will investigate earthly and cosmic changes as they relate to spring equinox. Our 11:15- Harry Potter and UU (6 th -8 th grade) will share their favorite books and reflect on the importance of literacy in their lives and how they can help others. High School Youth Group will meet here and then head offsite for a Chopped-style cooking competition.

Lorax Practice Begins This Sunday!
10:30-11:15am in the Library
If you are already signed up, you can confirm which role you are signed up for.  All roles will rehearse this Sunday. We still need children, youth and adults, especially hummingfish. Sign up here.
Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE Viewing Party
Join high school youth and Adrienne Summerlot here at the church on Sunday, April 1, 7:45-11:15 p.m. Find more info on Facebook- invite your friends.

Skilled youth crafters and adults are invited to help with puppet assembly tomorrow, Saturday, March 24,  from 10-2pm in Fellowship Hall.
Sign up here. You are welcome for 1, 2 3, or all 4 hours.
Reproduction Justice & Racial Justice Film Screening March 25
"Death by Delivery"
        The film  "Death By Delivery" is a searing portrait of the cost of racism in America. It will be screened on  Sunday, March 25th, 6-8 PM  in Fellowship Hall.  Black women in the US are four times more likely than white women to die during childbirth regardless of their socioeconimic status and education.  Maternal morality rates are higher today than they were in 1987. The US is one of only eight countries, including Afghanistan and South Sudan, where the rate is going up. Click here for pdf of poster.
       Screening will be  followed by an open discussion moderated by UU member,  Dr. Clark Brittain, Ob-Gyn MD.  Pizza and beverages provided. Freewill offering invited.
       Co-hosted by the UU's Reproductive Justice & Racial Task Forces  and Monroe County National Organization for Women's Reproductive & Racial Justice Committees
Hope for Prisoners Task Force Meeting, Tuesday March 27
The Hope for Prisoners Task Force meeting previously scheduled for March 20 will meet  Tuesday, March 27 at 12:00 noon in the Ralph and Annetta Fuchs Library at church.   The agenda will include updates on the Kids with Absent Parents program (KAP), jail bingo program volunteer opportunity, and developments in several local organizations assisting those who are incarcerated or recently released, including Jail Bingo, New Leaf New Life, Courage to Change, Big Boys Moving, Made Up Mind, and Pages to Prisoners. --Mary Goetze
Seeking Office Assistant
This 11-hour per week clerical position in our church office could begin as early as the end of April. Application deadline has been extended. Click here for details (pdf).
For More Information see the March 20 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by Linda Mjolsnes.
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