Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 8, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Starts Again This Weekend
Though it still seems silly, here on the western edge of the Eastern Time Zone, once again we must spring forward for Daylight Saving Time, this Sunday morning at 2:00 am. Remember to set your clocks FORWARD (spring ahead) 1 hour on Saturday night, so you aren't late for church! Also, please drive carefully and watch out for sleep-deprived people.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Generosity: The Breath and Depth
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Janiece Jaffe, Worship Artist in Residence
Cynthia Bretheim, Breath Inspiration
Join us this Sunday as we explore the theme of the month, Generosity, through the breath and depth of our lives as spiritual seekers. "The body is our first home. Breathing in, I arrive in my body. Breathing out, I am home." These words from Thich Nhat Hanh invite us into the generosity. Seeking the Spirit. Building Community. Changing the World. Of note, time permitting, we will also explore some breadth and death.
This Week in Religious Education: Show & Tell About a Memory
Children of all ages will gather with any interested adults for a Show and Tell morning - they are invited to bring an item to share that i s connected to a favorite memory. Regular preschool and elementary classes, OWL (7th/8th), and High School Youth Group will not be meeting due to Spring Break. Next week, we will be back to our regular classes, except for the OWL group.
Events at the Church this Sunday
UU Humanists Meet at 12:45 pm in Room 208
The UU Humanist Forum will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm in Room 208, after children's religious education classes end. Jan Steenblik will lead a discussion on "Reducing Firearm Violence."
UU Singles Fellowship and Activities Group: Sunday Lunch
Join us for a weekly lunch date! Every Sunday, after the second service, we will meet up by the coatroom to agree on a lunch spot. Hope to see you there!
Our Folks...
Lee & Al Strickholm want to give an update on their son Peter's care. Peter continues to live at Lee & Al's home. They are his main caregivers, with help from a very caring group of nurses. Peter is stable and they continue to explore innovative treatments for him. They do appreciate the caring thoughts of the UU community.  
Soup Lunch Fundraiser March 17
Tickets on Sale This Sunday for Soup Lunch to Benefit Backpack Buddies
Our 3rd-6th graders are hosting a Soup Lunch to benefit Backpack Buddies on Sunday, March 17, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available this Sunday during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.  Find the event on Facebook. Backpack Buddies is a program that sends extra food home with schoolchildren on Fridays, so they have enough to eat over the weekend.
Children's Choir Schedule for March
(Sunday, March 10 - no rehearsal)
Sunday, March 17: Rehearse 10:30-11:00 am, Room 110
Wednesday, March 20: Sing at Spring Equinox Family Service (Rehearse 5:55 pm, Service 6:15-7:00 pm)
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
   Our salting and plowing services are two of the important budget lines supported by your pledge contributions. We care about your safety--please use caution during the winter months!
3rd Sunday Social Justice Film Series:  
The Day After
March 17 at 5:00 pm 
On Sunday, March 17, the Just Peace Task Force will screen  The Day After , a 1983 film set in Lawr ence, Kansas, in the weeks leading up to and following a nuclear war. A brief discussion will follow the movie, and pizza will be provided.  Please note, the film is quite graphic and not appropriate for children. Childcare available if you reserve it by March 10 by clicking here.
UU Men Meet March 19
Our UU Men's group will meet at church on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 pm in Room 210. For info, please contact Dan Wiseman.
Can you help us raise $750 dollars 
for racial justice?
Our congregation has raised over $4200 so far towards our pledge of $5000 to the UUA's "The Promise and The Practice" fund to support Black Lives of UU (for more information, please click here. If you are able to give, please send a check to the office (or place in the offering on Sunday), payable to "UU Church" with "BLUU" on the memo line. We hope to meet our goal by March 30.
Our Donate Page is Changing
     Credit card security is an important issue these days. Because of the increasingly stringent rules governing online credit card transactions, and the expense associated with complying, the company that has supported the Donate page on our website for the last several years will discontinue this service as of March 14. However, if you have already set up a recurring pledge payment using our Donate page, that arrangement will continue without any interruption. 
     We will be deciding the best way to move forward with our Donate page in the next few months. In the meantime, we can still accept credit card transactions over the phone, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We follow industry guidelines in keeping your card information secure, and we do not keep copies of it here in our office, either on paper or electronically. 
--Carol Marks, Church Administrator, 812-332-3695, ext 200
Buy Grocery Cards on Sunday and Support the Church
Fresh Thyme Cards Now Available
We have grocery gift cards for sale in the Commons every Sunday between services. The participating grocery stores send a percentage of your purchases back to the church to support our operating budget. We have gift cards for Fresh Thyme, Bloomingfoods, and Lucky's, and you can register your Kroger Plus card by clicking  here Our new Kroger organization ID number is  EW763.
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Click here for a semi-comprehensive list of which UU Staff Member to call for various kinds of questions. A staff email directory is included.  
--Carol Marks, Church Administrator, 812-332-3695, ext 200
Livestream This Sunday's Service
If you can't physically make it to church this Sunday, we invite you to join us via the livestream on our website. At the church we also have screens set up in the nursery (Room 104) and in Fellowship Hall, if you need to leave the Meeting Room for any reason but still want to watch the service.

Direct Links to Archived Video of Recent Services

You can find direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 

For More Information see the March 5  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 am.)
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