Friday UU Update                         Friday, March 9, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Daylight Saving Time is Coming 
at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 11

Remember to move all your clocks FORWARD ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday night. 

This is also a good moment to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. 
Sunday, March 11, 2018    
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Active Hope: Belonging in This World
The Reverend Scott McNeill
Our worship will highlight text from Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone's book, "Active Hope: How To Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy." By deepening our connection to one another and the world around us, we can "refresh our sense of belonging," as the writers say - and in turn, we can save not only ourselves, but humanity and our planet, too. 
This Week in Religious Education
     Our kids in Preschool through the 8th grade will meet in the Library and learn about the art of juggling with special guest Miles Eddy at both services. Harry Potter & UU will resume on March 25th. High School Youth Group is exploring the congregational theme of belonging. Youth should bring their favorite dish for a potluck lunch and a board game to share.
      For the month of March, we will be singing the children out to their classes with "Come, Come Whoever You Are," hymn #188 from the grey hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition . Families might appreciate this link, which has the music and lyrics, so you can become more familiar with the song at home and even try singing it as a round.
Have You Taken the Ministers' Survey Yet?
In case you missed it last Sunday, here is a link to the End of Life Survey mentioned in the sermon: This survey will help us understand the church's place in your end of life needs. This is the first of several monthly surveys from our ministers. 
Do you feel at home here? Are you ready to become a member of UU Bloomington?
If this is your community, if you feel at home here, join us! A Membership Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 112.  Please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator before March 12 if you are interested in becoming a member at (812) 332-3695 ext. 203 or
Our Folks...
     Best wishes for continued healing and recovery to Duncan Searle, who is at IU Health-Bloomington, and welcomes visitors.
Hope for Prisoners Task Force Meets March 20
Hope for Prisoners Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, March 20th, at 12:00 noon in the Library at church.  The agenda will include updates on the Kids with Absent Parents (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
Your Pledge Dollars at Work
Your pledge dollars support supplies and staff oversight for puppet-building for our spring Lorax production with our youth and children! (Special performance on April 22, Earth Day)
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.
For More Information see the March 6 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from Internet with permission.
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