Friday UU Update                           Friday, May 18, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Having a great time at Pledge Day 2018!
Help Us Move Forward and Grow Stronger!
Pledge Drive Update
      We are now $56,000 away from meeting our financial goal for the next year of ministry! This is exciting news! We want your help to get us across the finish line
     This year, 
We welcomed many new members. We  discovered many more people who are joining us via livestream. We want to energize that momentum by improving our livestream.
We want to provide fair compensation to our ministers and staff.
We want to reach the broader Bloomington community in partnership with our first Affiliated Community Minister, Rev. Forrest Gilmore.
     Your generosity makes a major difference in the lives of many people who need our diverse and welcoming community! 
      Click here to make your pledge for 2018-19--choose "I want to make a Pledge Commitment." OR you may call 812-332-3695 ext. 200, OR you may email Carol Marks, Church Administrator,, with your pledge information. All pledges are welcome, and every pledge counts!
     Thank you for all the ways you support our congregation! 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Flower Communion Celebration
for All Ages
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, The Reverend Scott McNeill
      Please bring a flower (or several if you have them) to share at this service!  All ages are invited to join us for story and rituals as we celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of each individual within our community and acknowledge the changes happening in our lives.  Our children's choir, directed by Jill Courtney, will be singing. 
This Week in Religious Education  
Children of all ages are encouraged to attend our intergenerational Flower Communion service this Sunday, May 20th. Please bring a flower to share if you have them in your yard. Childcare available in Room 108. Our Harry Potter and UU class and the high school youth group are going on a field trip to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. If you have signed up, please note the special departure time in your email. Middle school and high school youth who have not signed up are welcome to attend service.
Continuing Conversations about Religious Education 
Talk with the Vision Team Sunday, May 20th 
12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 208.
     Amy Makice and Lisa Meuser will facilitate a conversation to seek feedback from anyone who would like to talk about our religious education program.  
Pizza Lunch will be provided, childcare available.  Optional: bring fruit, veggies, or dessert to share.    Find this event  on Facebook.  

Please take a Survey about Religious Education: 
Our Folks . . .
     Our sympathy and healing thoughts are with Jackie Hall and Lloyd Orr and their family, who are grieving the passing of Jackie's son Steve Hall, in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday, May 16. 
     Congratulations to Steve Krahnke in the Media School at IU, who recently received the Morley Career Distinguished Teaching Award for non-tenure track faculty. Steve has taught at IU for twenty years.
UU Humanist Forum Potluck this Sunday at 12:45
Please join the UU Humanist Forum for a potluck pitch-in lunch in Fellowship Hall this Sunday at 12:45 p.m. Bring some food to share and your suggestions for topics for the group to discuss this summer.
Ramadan Iftaar Celebration, Friday, June 1
Sundown (approx. 9:15-9:30 p.m.) - 11:00 p.m.
Join with us and the Bloomington Islamic community in celebrating a Ramadan Iftaar dinner on Friday, June 1. Members of the Islamic Center do most of the cooking (YUM!) and UUs are asked to bring a dessert to share. We'll need lots of helping hands! If you would like to help, please click here to sign up.  Childcare is provided for this event, but please contact Kitty at if you will need childcare, so we can be sure to schedule enough childcare staff.
When Parking, Please pull all the way in
When parking on our lot, especially on the northwest corner of the property, please pull your vehicle all the way in until your tires or bumper touch the parking block or bollard. Larger vehicles and vans (like the Meadowood bus) cannot clear that corner easily on Sundays unless we pull our vehicles all the way in to their parking spots. Thanks!       --Carol Marks, Church Administrator
Direct URL Link to Sunday, May 13 Service Video
Click here to get directly to the archived online video recording of the May 13 service, including the choir's performance of Cary Boyce's Dies Irae, from  The Flower of Departure, a Universal Requiem. We will also be posting direct links to the archived Sunday service videos at this link from now on, by Monday or Tuesday each week.
For More Information see the  May 15 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is June 5 at 10 a.m.)
masthead photo by Marcia Hart.
Unitarian Universalist Church