Friday UU Update                Friday, December 8, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, December 10, 2017
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Magnificat by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Our Choir and Guest Orchestra, directed by Susan Swaney
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Scott McNeill
          Join us for this special worship service in which our choir, soloists Jessica True and Ray Fellman, along with a 13-piece orchestra, will offer selections from The Magnificat by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. The Magnificat, also known as The Song of Mary or The Canticle of Mary, is a musical setting of the biblical Magnificat often performed during the Advent season.  Reverend Macklin and Reverend McNeill will offer seasonal reflections.  In addition, we will celebrate   Dr. Susan Swaney's 25 years of service to our congregation as our Music Director.   A special reception, hosted by the choir, will take place between worship services. 
This Week in Religious Education
Our Spirit Play classes will explore stories of prophetic people who demonstrated compassion.  World of Wonder (Preschool) will hear the Bible story, Jesus Heals. Roots and Wings (K-2) will learn about Universalist Clara Barton.  Curiosity Club ( 9:15am  3rd-6th,  11:15am  3-5) will share the story of Oskar and the Eight Blessings and learn about Hanukkah. Our  11:15am  Harry Potter and UU kids (6th-8th grade) will be busy preparing for their sold out Hogwarts Holiday Dinner.  High School Youth group will share a pizza lunch, play games and plan their spring activities.
Notice of Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Childcare provided.
Our Folks...
     Our healing thoughts and sympathy are with former member  Carmen Simich-Dudgeon and her family, upon the recent passing of her husband,  William (Bill) Dudgeon, in Florida. If you would like to send a card, please call the office for Carmen's address.
     Our sympathy is also with UUs around the world, as we learned of the death this morning of Denise Taft (Denny) Davidoff, former Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  Denny offered leadership full of joy, integrity and clarity.  She really knew how to run a meeting!    More info here.
Our Pledge Dollars at Work
We will welcome 8 new members this morning, which will bring us to 537 total members. We are thankful for these new members, and also for our staff, including Ann LeDuc, our Connections Coordinator.
Community Blue Christmas Service December 13
There will be a special Blue Christmas Service at First Christian Church on  December 13 at  7:00  p.m. for those needing extra support during the Christmas season. Info here:
For More Information including dates and times for holiday services in December, see the December 5 edition   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.
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