Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 30, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Easter Fundraiser Breakfast for Habitat this Sunday  
Come to church hungry on Easter Sunday! The Habitat Task Force will be serving a hearty fundraiser breakfast between services of casseroles, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, fruit, baked goods and juice. Please come and enjoy fellowship, while supporting a great cause - providing safe, affordable housing locally. Adults, $7, children 12 and under, $5.
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
          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 About Community
          Our Pledge Central booth will be open Sunday, April 1st, for your financial pledge to our congregation (2018-2019 fiscal year). As Reverend Macklin said last Sunday, " Recently, I was talking to a friend about our annual spring Pledge Drive which will culminate on April 14th, and I was lamenting about all the marketing and motivational fundraising materials we receive.  I said, very seriously, I wish I could just tell people "It's About Community." "Well, why don't you just say that?" my friend said. "OK, It's about community. It's about Seeking the Spirit. Building Community.  Changing the World." 
    Pledge Cards will be available in your Orders of Service and at the booth.   
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. 
Our Folks...
Duncan Searle is now in Rehab at Meadowood,  Room 10. Visitors are welcome.
This Week in Religious Education
      Our classes will be exploring the UU source of Jewish and Christian teachings reminding us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
      Many of our classes are learning stories of Jesus' ministry: World of Wonder (Preschool) will investigate the story of the Miracle of Loaves and Fishes. Roots and Wings (K-2) will hear Jesus' Parable of the Sower. Curiosity Club (3rd grade+) will explore The Life and Lessons of a Beloved Teacher.
      Harry Potter and UU and High School Youth group are not meeting on Sunday morning. Youth will attend 11:15 a.m. service as a group and are invited to come to the Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE event from 7:45-11:15 p.m. Easter night. Find the event on Facebook.

Lorax Practice Continues This Sunday!
10:30-11:15am in the Library
(Note: this rehearsal is in conflict with the Habitat Breakfast, so please make other plans for feeding your child if they are in the production!)

Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE Viewing Party Tonight
Join high school youth and Adrienne Summerlot on Sunday, April 1, 7:45-11:15 p.m.  Find more info on Facebook- invite your friends!
Are you new here?  Come to First Steps This Sunday!
First Steps is a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. Join us this Sunday, April 1, in Room 112 at 10:35 a.m. or 12:35 p.m. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No registration is required. 
~Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator 
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).
Women's Alliance Meeting April 5
The  April 5th  Women's Alliance meeting is a field trip to Monroe County
United Ministry (MCUM). We will carpool to MCUM.  Meet at the church at
11:00 AM to 11:15 AM , in order to arrive at MCUM at  11:30 AM.   Here is the link to sign-up to carpool to MCUM .  MCUM is  located at 827 West 14th Court in Bloomington.
Our host at MCUM is Erin Predmore, Executive Director.  The mission of
MCUM is to create lasting solutions to economic, educational and social
injustice in our community through quality services, collaboration and
The meeting begins with a brown bag lunch at  11:30 a.m.   The hosts for the
month, Katherine Hopkins and Jean Knowlton, will provide drinks and
dessert.  The program begins at  noon . Everyone is welcome.  If you have
any questions regarding this event, please contact Ann Kamman at
For More Information see the March 20 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from the internet.
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