Friday UU Update                       Friday, October 5, 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church 
of Bloomington, Indiana
Social Justice Fall Grant Program Applications Available
Deadline Today, October 5
Each fall, the Social Justice Funds Committee (SJFC) solicits proposals for grants in support of local social justice projects. Awards are based, in part, on available funds, number of grant applications received, and fulfillment of the grant guidelines. Please click here for more information and an application form.
   --Steve Mascari, for the Social Justice Funds Committee  (Steve Mascari, Anna Alexandrova-Beauchamp,  Ruth Ann Cooper, Kelly Rockhill, Jackie Hall, advisor)
Sunday, October 7, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Follow Your Arrow
Reverend Scott McNeill
There is something powerful about a compass being able to always direct us North - whether literally or metaphorically. And yet despite knowing which way is True North, sometimes we take a different path. Join us as we wrestle with how to balance our individual needs and identities, wants, and desires with the needs of others, our deepest needs (of which we are not always aware), and how to navigate life's many paths.
A Song for Going Out, During October
For the month of October, we will be singing our children out after the Time for All Ages each Sunday with with the song "Sanctuary" by Randy Rothwell. Here is a link so you can practice at home:
With the composer's permission, we are substituting the word "Love" for "Lord."

This Week in Religious Education
This Sunday our preschool-8th graders will all be a part of our Religious Exploration with visitor John Loveland and his furry friend from Paws-Abilities. We will also be bagging dog and cat food for clients of Back to Basics. 
Middle school OWL is not meeting this Sunday. 
Our high schoolers will be eating pizza at 12:30 and  from 1:00-2:30 pm in Room 210 they will help you with tech challenges - see below!
Tech Help by UU Youth Offered 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Tech help will be offered this Sunday from  1:00 - 2:30 pm in Room 210.  Our youth will help you with basic tech challenges. Bring your phone, tablet,  e-reader or laptop along, and youth will assist in deciphering its mysteries! 
Events at the Church this Sunday
Birds of a Feather Table - Hikers Unite! 
This Sunday in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour, from 10:15-11:15, all hikers are encouraged to meet at the Birds of a Feather Common Interest Table this Sunday. This is a great opportunity to get to know other hikers in our congregation and share information about hikes and hiking. All hikers welcome!

Are you new here? Take your "First Steps" this Sunday!
First Steps is a personal and brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. Join us this Sunday in room 112 at 10:35 am or 12:35 pm, after each service. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No registration is required. 
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator  
UU Humanist Forum Meets at 12:45 pm
This Sunday at 12:45 p.m. the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Harold Ogren will lead a discussion about " Cell phones: How they work, Who uses them, and Are they the end of civilization as we know it?"
Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story  
Video Screening
Stories of Monroe (to be performed here October 11-14) is Resilience Productions' second original two-act play.  The first play, Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story, commemorated Indiana's Bicentennial.If you missed the performance of Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story, there will be a free screening of Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story in the UU Library on Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library.
Office Closed Monday, October 8
The church offices will be closed on Monday, October 8 for the federal holiday.
The office will be open regular hours 10-4 on Tuesday, October 9.
Resilience: Stories of Monroe
Four Performances Oct 11, 12, 13 and 14 
Here in our Meeting Room
Resilience Productions' new play,  Stories of Monroe, commemorates Bloomington and Monroe County's bicentennial, and it presents a bit of Monroe County's African-American history--"There's a World of Difference Between Facts and the Truth." The play was researched by Elizabeth Mitchell, written by Gladys DeVane, directed by Danielle Bruce, and features members of the Bloomington community and our congregation in the cast. It will be performed here in our Meeting Room next week, on October 11, 12, and 13 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are Adults $20, Military $15, and Children 12 and under $10. Tickets available at the Buskirk-Chumley box office, 812-323-3020, or  click here to go to the online box office.
Our Pledge Dollars at Work
    Our pledge dollars support  the new Sing for Joy senior choir (dementia-friendly), led by Sandra Freund and facilitated by our Music Program. The choir now has 35 active members! Currently rehearsing at Gentry Park Senior Living on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Social Justice Film Series, October 21: Ava DuVernay's "13th"
The Social Justice Film Series will present Ava DuVernay's 13th at 5 pm on Sunday, October 21. This film is a highly acclaimed, in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequity. Pizza will be served, and a discussion will follow the presentation of the film. Child care is available if requested by October 7 by contacting Kitty at
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

    September 30

You can find direct links to archived recordings on this page of our website: 
For More Information see the October 2 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue. (Next Prologue deadline is Tuesday, October 2 at 10 a.m.)
Masthead photo "Persimmons" by Marcia Hart
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