Friday UU Update                     Friday, October 18, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Jammin' Java Coffeehouse -- Tonight!
Friday, October 18, 7 to 10 pm

Come enjoy great music by local musicians at the Jammin' Java Coffeehouse from 7 to 10 pm, tonight in Fellowship Hall. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth, $40 for family of four.  Proceeds will go toward sponsoring a Habitat build.  We will also be collecting baby food at the door for the Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force. Find out more on Facebook.
Fall Grounds Clean Up, this Saturday, 9 am to Noon
Join us this Saturday (10/19) from 9:00 to noon for our fall grounds clean up! We will mulch around the trees, work to eradicate invasive Canadian thistle and honeysuckle, and trim plants. We suggest you bring labeled tools, including shovels, rakes, pitch forks, clippers, loppers, weeding knives or trowels, and gloves, hats & water.     --  Molly O'Donnell
Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
The Person You Used to Be
Reverend Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd
Life is a continual evolution of loss and gain. As we ponder letting go, how do we grieve the loss of who we have been as we celebrate who we have become? How do we honor our ever evolving self? How might we come closer to who we truly are?

Reverend Carrier-Ladd serves as the Coordinator of Youth Programs at the UU Church of Muncie, Indiana. She is a 4th generation Unitarian Universalist originally from Boston. She received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and was ordained by Hope Unitarian Church in Tulsa. She met her husband, Seth, at UU General Assembly. Together they have three young children. We welcome  Reverend Carrier-Ladd as a guest in our pulpit on four Sundays during Reverend Macklin's sabbatical time away: September 15th, October 20th, October 27th, and November 24th.  
This Week in Religious Education: Letting Go
World of Wonder (Preschool) will reflect on our Orange UU Promise: Offer Kindness through the story "Frog and Toad: The Surprise."
Roots and Wings (K+ at 9:15am, K-2nd grade at 11:15am) will investigate the story of "The Empty Pot" as they learn about our Green UU Promise: Grow by seeking what is true and right in life.
Curiosity Club (3rd-5th grade) will explore various spiritual practices as a means of letting go of other things and connect more with themselves and practice mindfulness. 
Jedi Academy (11:15am 6th-8th grade) will continue their conversation about the light side and dark side of the force.  They will also have an introduction to lightsabers and a chance to practice using them!
High School Youth Group will not meet this week.

THANK YOU from Bill and Glenda
To all the folks in the UUCB community who supported our effort to raise funds for our trip to the border and for the Annunciation House, which houses and feeds children in El Paso who are seeking asylum, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Special thanks to the Refugee and Immigration Support Task Force. We look forward to sharing our experience with the Bloomington community when we return.You can also follow us on Twitter @breedenwilliam or Facebook: Bill Breeden.
Peace --Bill and Glenda Breeden   
(Reverend Breeden is our congregation's  Minister Emeritus.)
At Church this Sunday:
UU Singles Fellowship and Activities Group  Lunch
Join us for a lunch! Sunday after the second service UU Singles will meet by the coatroom near the sanctuary to agree on a lunch spot. Hope to see you there!
UU Humanist Forum Meets October 20 at 12:45 pm
The UU Humanist Forum will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm in Room 208. Jon Chaffin will lead a discussion on "Recognizing and Understanding Cultism."
Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Unite!
Come join other Sci Fi & Fantasy readers at the Birds of a Feather Common Interest table this Sunday, October 20, during coffee hour (10:15-11:15). We'll talk about our favorite books, authors, and more. Look for the table with the "reserved" sign in Fellowship Hall.
Hike at Laura Hare Nature Preserve this Sunday
Join us to hike at the Laura Hare Nature Preserve in Brown County this Sunday, October 20. This is a six mile moderate trail, so bring your water, a snack, good shoes, etc. We will meet at 2:00 pm at the old east side K-mart parking lot, behind Bloomingfoods east, to carpool to the trail (about 30 minute drive). Email if you plan to join usIf it rains we will cancel or reschedule.
Sweet Sunshine: An Evening of Music with Janiece Jaffe and Curtis Cantwell Jackson to Support Solar for All
Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Green Sanctuary Task Force is hosting a fundraiser for Solar for All to raise money to support installation of solar panels on local homes. Join us Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. here in our Meeting Room for a wonderful evening of music with Janiece Jaffe and Curtis Cantwell Jackson. Tickets available at the Green Sanctuary coffee sales table on Sundays, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact  Sura Gail Tala for details. 
Make your voice heard! Come to our Letter to the Editor writing workshop, October 27
On October 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.,  join us for a workshop aimed at empowering everyone to write good Letters to the Editor (LTE) and Op Eds. In this workshop we will discuss how to write a good LTE and/or Op Ed, and get it published. Experienced activists, LTE writers, and Op Ed writers will facilitate this free workshop. Join us to learn how to make your voice heard. Register by emailing
Drop-in Childcare on Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
We are now offering free drop-in childcare on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Room 108.  Parents must remain on site --on the building grounds or in the building. Please use the Courtyard Entrance. We hope to provide a moment for parents to breathe deeply, have a cup of tea with a friend, or sit in silence before running children to the next event. The Meeting Room will be available for quiet meditation.  Contact Childcare Coordinator Hannah Worton with any questions or ideas you may have: .
For More Information  see the October 15  edition  of our newsletter, The Prologue. Past issues for quite awhile back can be found here.
(Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 am.) 
Carol Marks has editorial responsibility for our congregation's publications.

How to Subscribe
If you are not already regularly receiving emails like this from us, you can subscribe by sending an email to
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.
Unitarian Universalist Church