The Prologue                                             Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
   Congregation founded 1949
   LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation since 1995
   Green Sanctuary since 2007
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Sunday, April  21, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Easter Sunday:  An Invitation into Renewal
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
     Easter morning will include a breakfast fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. As we continue exploring our theme of invitation, we invite you into these words of Richard Gilbert, "A tomb is no place to stay when fresh grass rolls away the stone of winter cold. And valiant flowers burst their way to warmth and light."
     Join us for this worship service wherein we will dedicate a baby into our community, and share with one another a morning of renewal and hope through poetry and beautiful music.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Tuning In to Our Earth: A Celebration and Call to Action
Earth Day Intergenerational Worship
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
In this music and rhythm-filled intergenerational service, we will explore ways to better attend to the physical and spiritual needs of our planet and all its creatures.  The morning will feature a youth/adult rhythm section coordinated by Colleen Haas and our children's choir, directed by Jill Courtney. The morning will include a tree giveaway by the Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
The Tiny Ripples of Hope
Reverend Scott McNeill
With an ever-changing world, many of us are wondering where to find inspiration amidst the chaos.  Of course hope can be found in major, significant places -- the picturesque moments in nature, watershed moments in our lives. But each moment of each day gives us the chance to offer and receive hope, and those tiny ripples (as Robert Kennedy once called them) have a big effect over the course of our lives. Join us as we rediscover and appreciate the everyday glimpses of hope in our lives. 
   

Cheerful people pledging
photo by Denise Breeden-Ost
Reveren
Mary Ann Macklin,
 our Senior Minister
Make Your Pledge Today! Click here!
     Our Blooming UU pledge drive began on March 31. We have provided opportunities at church each Sunday for you to make your financial pledge for the coming year, and if you can, the year after that as well (that will save time next April!) We have a pledge goal this year of $670,000, and so far have received pledge commitments totaling $242,000, from 102 pledgers for fiscal year 2019-20, which begins on July 1, 2019. YAY! Thank you so much!
     Last year we had 350 pledging households, so we hope the other 250 to 700 of you reading this will click right here and make your pledge online today, using our online pledge form. Easy peasy! If you can raise your pledge by 10%, that will make it possible for us to reach our goals. Remember that pledges from our members and friends make up almost 90% of our church's income, and pledging is open to all, including non-members. Thank you for being a part of Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, and Changing the World!
     You can also pledge at church on Community/Pledge Day on April 20, anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. We'd like to wrap this up and have all pledges in by April 20 if possible. To help that happen,  Click here to pledge using our simple handy online pledge form. If you have any questions about pledging, please contact the office at 812-332-3695 or admin@uubloomington.org.

Why I Contribute, by Al Kosinski
     I have had the fortunate opportunity to teach a  UU Religious Education class during the 9:15 am service this school year - it is the K-2 class!  First, I took the teaching position because I was asked.  As a retired 42 year public school teacher I had some experience........but the preparation and training I received from our UU RE teaching team was outstanding.  The class is Montessori format instruction that is beautifully structured to meet the individualized needs of the children.  The story lessons are meticiously prepared by staff, are engaging for the children, and are in concert with the guiding principles of the UU promises.   I have been able to witness lesson participation that has generated profoundly thoughtful questions & discussion by the little students at a wonderful level of understanding and caring about the world in which we live.  We have a lot of fun too!  Second, I do this teaching service for our Church because it is needed, just like another volunteer job I enjoy at our church: Making coffee.  We need those kinds things to make it all go......and I know we need financial contributions on top of our volunteer work to make it all go.
    That's why I contribute to our Church - I get more back than I put in, and I am grateful.  -- Al Kosinski

Schedule for Community/Pledge Day Saturday, April 20
All day: Make a pledge for the coming year. Pledge cards available!

9-10:30 a.m. Leader and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
FREE childcare 9 AM to noon 
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. All-Day Social Justice Egg Hunt
11-12 noon Zumba with MAM
12-1 p.m. Family Hangout & Snack Potluck
1-3 p.m. Board Games & Hangout
4-5:30 p.m. Sing Along with Ray (show tunes!)
5:30-7 p.m. All-church Pitch-in Supper, and 30 & 40 year member recognition

Honoring Our Leaders and Volunteers at Community/Pledge Day
All leaders and volunteers are invited to enjoy a breakfast in your honor on April 20 at 9:00 AM as part of our Community/Pledge Day celebration.  We will have pastries, breakfast casseroles, and fruit salad for you to enjoy, and a free plant to take home. The Leadership Cultivation Committee is looking forward to hosting the breakfast and honoring all you do.  Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator

Honoring Our Long Time Members
Over the next couple of months we are looking forward to honoring our 30+, 40+, and 50+ year members, and one 61 year member.  Our ministers and staff will be arranging to visit with our 50+ and 61 year members in their homes.  We will honor our 30+ and 40+ year members during the Community/Pledge Day potluck at 5:30 pm on April 20.  If you have been a member of the church for 30+ or 40+ years, please let us know if you plan to attend by calling (812)332-3695. 

Helping hands needed this Saturday for Community/Pledge Day
Our fun-filled Community/Pledge Day wouldn't be possible without you! This Saturday, April 20, stop by and enjoy everything the day has to offer, and stay to help out. We especially need help cleaning up after the potluck dinner.     
Sign up  to let us know how you would like to help!
Questions? Contact Ann LeDuc at  connect@uubloomington.org .

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot...
     After last year's Earth Day worship service, which was centered on the story of The Lorax, my oldest kid became enamored with the book and movie (we purchased a couple of the Swomee Swan puppets in the annual auction and they still get used frequently, which is a testament to longevity few toys ever get to know). So, it was a great moment when the Herald-Times recently told the story of a new mural in town that references The Lorax.  
As part of a Global Youth Service Day, several high school students focused on a line from the book that should be ingrained in our minds and hearts by now: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

     It can be hard when there is such overwhelming work to be done, to know how to be an active part of making a difference. And yet every single one of us has a role to play; everything we do has a tremendous effect by impacting others and rippling out like a stone in a pond. Being a part of this religious community and finding ways to support it by volunteering, showing up for a class or spiritual practice group, and giving what you can are all ways we can tangibly make the world better. None of us are called to save the whole world, least of all by ourselves. 
     Try to feel that burden released from your soul, and your shoulders, and do what you can to bring about justice in whatever way calls to you. "Because unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Take care,
Reverend Scott McNeill, Associate Minister
Our Folks...
     Our thoughts of sympathy are with Daniel Reed and Christy True and their family, upon the recent death of Edie Reed, Daniel's mother.
  Changing the World 
International Outreach Scarf Sale April 20 at Convention Center
On April 20th from 10am to 7pm at the Monroe Country Convention Center will be RetroVisions:  Democratizing Scarf Art, an exhibit and benefit sale organized by IOTF to raise funds for the Ndethya Projects in Kenya, two AIDS orphanages/a school, and a women's cooperative.  There's something for everyone including fun! 
Easter Brunch Fundraiser for Habitat April 21
The Habitat Task Force will hold an Easter fundraising breakfast on April 21, between services. Full breakfast of casseroles, scrambled eggs, potatoes, fruit, baked goods and juice ($10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, $25 for families of four or more). A la carte items will also be sold, if you just want one or two items. Please help us celebrate and raise funds for our community members who need decent, safe, and affordable housing. We are hoping to co-sponsor a house in the future!  --Barb Berggoetz 
View "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"
3rd Sunday Social Justice Film Series April 21
Did you know that 40% of food produced for human  consumption in the US goes to waste? And over 90% of that ends up in a landfill, where it produces methane gas?  Join us April 21st at 5:00 p.m. for the Third Sunday Social Justice Film Series to recognize Earth Day:
  • 5:10: showing of documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"
  • 6:40: vegan dinner prepared by members of the Green Sanctuary Task Force
  • 7:00: talk "Zero waste kitchen" and discussion led by IU Professor Nikki Pohl.
  • Before you leave: compost any leftovers, to be collected by EarthKeepers Community Compost*
No childcare. RSVP to Molly O'Donnell, mollysod@gmail.com by Friday, April 19 so we can be sure to have enough food for dinner.
*Learn more about EarthKeepers -and sign up to participate- at the GSTF table between services starting on April 28th. 
Dance and Drag Show April 24 to 
Support Reproductive Justice
Join the UU Reproductive Justice Task Force as we celebrate the monthlong Hoosier Abortion Fund campaign for All Options. Dance and party on at the Back Door, 1014 S Walnut St, Wednesday April 24th 8-9:30. Drag show and door prizes! $5-$15, pay what you think you should.
Green Sanctuary Task Force Spring Clothing Swap April 27
Each spring and fall, we hold a Clothing Swap to offer an alternative to buying new clothes. This spring's Swap will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Clothing may be brought beginning at 9:00 a.m. that day.  Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets! 
Celebrate Earth Day April 27
Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 27th  from 9:00 a.m. to noon on our grounds:  
  • Help plant holly bushes among the evergreens being planted by Abell Nursery on the northwest corner to block the cold north wind;
  • Help transform our current compost area (mostly coffee grounds) into a community compost collection site:
  • Sign up to bring your food scraps to be professionally composted. They will take meat, bones and dairy as well as raw and cooked vegetable scraps, cooked grains, and egg shells.
    • Learn how to care for our new garden tower:
    • Sign up for a week to take your vegetable scraps for the worms to transform into fertile soil and water the everbearing strawberry plants for our families to enjoy throughout the season.
Molly O'Donnell ( mollysod@gmail.com or 812-345-7399)
Habitat Task Force Building Houses on 
Third Saturdays
The Habitat Task Force is organizing monthly builds on the third Saturday of the month, so that a group of UUs can work together with other community members at different Habitat build sites. Our next one is scheduled on the fourth Saturday, April 27, due to the third Saturday being on Easter weekend. We are expecting to work on siding and insulation. On May 18, we expect to be painting. You don't need experience or tools or to donate any money to help. To register, click here
Reproductive Justice Task Force Encourages 
Your Support of  the Hoosier Abortion Fund
The Reproductive Justice Task Force asks you to donate to our team for the Hoosier Abortion Fund during the month of April! This fund helps women have access to the care they need via abortion funding, ride support, bus tickets and more.  We will contribute from our own task force funds if we meet our $2500 goal. Donations so far are over $1300--won't you help us make  our match? Click here to help. --Nan McKinley
UU Reproductive Justice 
April  Diaper Drive is now Online! 
The Reproductive Justice Task Force is requesting ONLINE donations in April of diapers and other items to All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center via a purchase from the All Options Amazon wish list. Consider a monthly recurring donation of diapers to keep giving all year via this link
25% of Sunday Non-Pledge Plate 
Recipient Nominations Open--
Deadline April 30
     The nominating process for choosing our next local non-profit agency to receive 25% of Sunday non-pledge plate collection during the coming fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) began March 22. The application deadline is April 30th, after which the Social Justice Funds Committee will choose three nominee finalists for the members of the congregation to vote on at the annual congregational meeting on June 10th.   Our contributions to the current recipient, Spencer Pride, so far total $5,114 for the first three quarters of this year.  
      Click here for an application in pdf. To download a Word version of the application, click here and go to the bottom of that page for the link.
      Contact Steve Mascari, Social Justice Funds Committee Chair, at uucbsjfunds@uubloomington.org for further questions.
Habitat Women Build on Saturday, May 3
We will build two homes on the southwest side of town during this two-week building blitz with women from all over the community. Our 40-member team will be doing siding, insulation and shingles. We have 25 members, so we encourage other women who are interested to sign up at  www.mcwomenbuild.org . Search for the May 3 date, with co-leaders Barb Berggoetz, Lauren Bryant and Sarah Menefee. A requirement for this build is to donate or fundraise a minimum of $250. No experience is needed--instruction provided. Questions,  email Barb Berggoetz
Community Connections: Our Faith in Action

Gladys DeVane to Give Talk at St. Mark's April 24
Invitation to all members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington to a shared supper and presentation by Dr. Gladys DeVane, "The Making of a Story," on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:15pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church.  All who would like to share supper, beginning at 5:30, are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service.  Dr. DeVane's talk will begin around 6:20 and last about an hour. 

Jewish Theatre of Bloomington Presents Cherry Docs  May 9-19
     The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington will present
Cherry Docs on May 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, and 19 at 7:30 PM and May 19 at 3:00 PM at the Ivy Tech John Waldron's Rose Firebay theatre.  Cherry Docs  deals seriously with the increasingly relevant issues of bigotry and redemption by bringing together two completely dissimilar characters: a Neo-Nazi skinhead and a Jewish Lawyer.
     Tickets are $25 and are available through the BCT box office. Groups of 5 or more will receive a $2 discount per ticket. Accessible seating is available. Free parking is available in the lot at 3rd and Washington. More information, please visit jewishtheatrebloomington.com or Facebook at: Jewish Theatre of Bloomington.

Volunteer Training at All Souls for All Options May 11
The Practical Support Network of All Options Pregnancy  Resource Center will have a new volunteer training on Saturday, May 11th from 10am-4pm at All Souls UU Church in Indianapolis. Volunteering involves providing rides and being present for women seeking abortions. Contact Nan McKinley if questions;  fiddlernan@gmail.com  or 626-824-8955.  

Benefit Dinner for Made Up Mind, Inc. at FARMbloomington 
May 14   Made Up Mind, Inc., whose mission is " To develop the capabilities of ex-offenders who have made up their mind to stay out through our transitional life training and hands-on work experience thus breaking  the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration,"  is hosting a benefit dinner at FARMbloomington on May 14. More info here:  www.mummadeupmind.org    Click here for poster.   
  Seeking the Spirit  
 
Why We Pledge,  by Jay Sissom
My step-daughter bought me a Christmas gift a few years ago.  It is a button that says "Make the world suck less".  She said she thought of me when she found it.  This world is an extremely difficult place for many people.  I believe that we all need to work together to make it better for everyone.
 
My wife, Laura, and I started attending the church after the last Presidential election.  The campaign made it very clear how unhappy people are and how some feel that hurting others will solve their problems.  We wanted to help those that were being hurt.  We feel that the members of this church are actively helping those that are hurting.
 
I have chosen to join the choir; my wife helps with the Kids with Absent Parent (KAP) project.  We both have volunteered to be an usher and help represent the church at events such as the July 4th parade, Spencer Pride and Bloomington Pride.
 
Research has shown that a group can accomplish more than the average individuals themselves.  Our church has 12 social justice task forces that are working on different areas in which we can change the world.   I am inspired by members of the church to keep working to make the world a better place, and our pledge is a great investment to keep this going.  I would encourage you to pledge what you are able to help our church grow.  Please join me in trying to "Make the world suck less".
 
Jay Sissom 
Religious Education for Adults
Shambhala Meditation Meets Mondays at 12 noon
Join us at 12 noon every Monday in the Library for an hour of Shambhala Meditation, walking meditation, and Shamatha yoga with Sarah Flint. Beginners welcome to participate in this 2500-year-old tradition. 
For more info:  Contact Sarah.
Gentle Hatha Yoga Class on Tuesdays 
with Kate Mulligan
5:30-7pm Tuesdays, through April 30 in Fellowship Hall
A gentle hatha yoga practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit.  This 90-minute practice welcomes anyone interested in a gentle, relaxing experience.  Please bring a yoga mat or large size bath towel. The class is free and you may join at any time, but please register by calling or emailing the church office:    office@uubloomington.org or 812-332-3695. 
Traditional Taiji on Tuesdays
Brian Flaherty leads "Wu (Hao)" style Taiji in Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm. All are welcome, even those with no previous Taiji experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing. 
For more i nfo: Contact Brian.
Open Mind Zen Meets Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Join Frank Seisho Diaz for meditation, talks, and discussions on Zen Buddhism, Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm, in Room 112 here at the church. All are welcome regardless of faith or experience. 
For more info: Contact Open Mind Zen or visit   openmindzenbloomington.org  
UU Humanist Forum Meets April 21,  12:45 pm
On Sunday, April 21, at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Harold Ogren will facilitate a discussion on "Couple of Lessons for the 21st Century"  The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday, with a different  discussion topic .
UU Freethinkers Meet April 28 , 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers bi-weekly meeting creates the opportunity for participants to raise questions and engage in open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern. UU Freethinkers meet on every other Sunday in Room 208 at 12:45 pm, after children's Religious Education classes end.
  Building Community 
The May 5 Goods & Services Auction needs desserts and small items
Sign up this Sunday, April 21
      Think up your most delectable dessert, or look around your house for gardening, bird watching, and cooking themed items to help fill a basket to be auctioned off at the Goods and Services Auction on May 5. This Sunday between services, in the Fellowship Hall, we will asking folks to sign up to donate a dessert to the Auction luncheon, or small items for themed baskets to be auctioned.  The desserts will be needed at the church on the morning of May 5. The small basket items should be brought to church on the morning of April 28.
     Our fabulous goods & services auction is Sunday, May 5th. There be will a luncheon ($) right after 2nd service, with the Auction doors opening for browsing by 1:45 pm. The auction will begin at 2:00 pm. Free childcare will be provided before and during the Auction. 
    New this year! We are excited to be offering silent auction items appealing to children and families. This includes a very reasonably priced "Parents' Time/Night Out" to be hosted at the church. If you would like to see what was offered at the Auction last year, click here.
      If you cannot attend the Auction in person, please don't put the burden of bidding on your friends--just use this handy absentee bidder form. The new auction catalog for 2019 will be available by April 28. Paper copies will be available at church, and a link to it will appear on this page
      Drop off your Auction donations at church on Sunday morning April 28 at the courtyard door. Perishable items can be brought to church on the day of the Auction.
More information, contact Debbie Fish:  schoolofdfish@gmail.com,  317-431-8071.     
--2019 Auction Steering Committee: Debbie Fish, Ann Kamman, Ann LeDuc, Linda Hall, Joan Caulton, and Rich Slabach 
Upcoming Children's Choir Schedule
Thursday, April 25: Rehearse 7:00-7:30 pm
Sunday, Apr 28: Sing at end of 1st Service and start of 2nd Service, Multigenerational Earth Day Services -  meet at 9:45 am, done by approx. 11:30 am
It's always helpful to know if your children are coming - let them know they can invite friends to join too! Contact Jill here.
Join Earth Kin for Beltane April 28
     Please join Earth Kin in celebrating Beltane on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 3 to 5pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be more of a celebration than a formal ritual in order to honor the start of the summer season, which is traditionally a time of music, dancing, and merriment. 
     There will be a brief Beltane Blessing to kick off the event, and then (weather permitting) we will move to the outdoor ritual space so that we can build a Beltane bonfire in the fire pit and perform some fun Beltane activities, such as building a May Bush and planting seeds-both literal and spiritual-for the fertile time of the year.
     This event is a potluck so please bring food or beverage to share. You might also want to bring a camp or folding chair so you can sit down outside and some flowers (real or artificial) for garlands. Finally, we welcome (and encourage) drums and other instruments.
     If you have any questions or want to RSVP with certain potluck items, please email Brooke at  bopel88@gmail.com
Aging and Your Psychological Profile--May 2
     Want to learn more?  Join us for a fun presentation with Dan and Sharon
Wiseman at the Women's Alliance from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday,
May 2.
     We gather at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with a brown bag lunch.  The
presentation begins at noon, followed by a q-and-a and a brief business
meeting.  The hostesses for the month, Harriet Pfister and Ann Watzel, will provide drinks and dessert.  Everyone, including women, men, and gender non-binary persons, is welcome.
Ramadan Iftar Dinner 
Friday, May 17, 2019
     Each year our congregation hosts an Iftar Ramadan dinner for Bloomington's Islamic Community during the holy month of Ramadan. We provide a welcoming, safe place for us to join with members of the Muslim faith as they break their fast at sundown. The food is plentiful and delicious, and conviviality abounds. The Islamic community provides most of the food, and we host and provide desserts. Look for opportunities to help, coming soon!  --Judy Berkshire
UU History for You
Caroline Severance -- The Mother of Clubs
Caroline (née Seymour) Severance (1820-1914) was born in Canandaigua, New York. Her father died when she was four years old and she lived with other relatives who took her and her mother in. She got a girls' school education and enjoyed her schooling. She married a banker, Theodor Seymour, in 1840 and went to Cleveland where she had five children (one died in infancy). She became an activist after she and her husband left the Presbyterian Church because of its tolerance of slavery. In 1854 they joined the Unitarian church. She participated in the abolitionist movement and later the women's rights movement, becoming friends with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They moved to Boston and joined Theodore Parker's church, becoming active in the Unitarian circle there. When two of her sons moved to Los Angeles, the Severances moved out there and she became involved in numerous projects, including free kindergarten for all children and a juvenile court. She kept participating in women's groups and social causes until her death at age 94.  
--Elof Carlson, UUCB historian
Walnut Grove residents enjoy dinner on March 29
Lloyd Orr Memorial Dinner Celebrates
a Good Man
On March 29, 2019, members of the UU Hunger Task Force (Mary Blizzard, Jackie Hall, Judy Kelley, Cecelia Murphy, and Dixie Welch) served a fine chili dinner to residents of Walnut Grove Apartments, where Lloyd Orr, a dedicated volunteer for a wide range of UU causes, had helped the Task Force for many years in alleviating food insecurity. He was gratefully remembered as "a good man" by those who attended the dinner. Lloyd passed away in January of this year, and had been a member of our congregation since 1963.
Planned Parenthood Escorts
Planned Parenthood Volunteer Escorts Win Collaborative Award
The Planned Parenthood escorts were nominated by the UU Reproductive Justice Task Force for the city's Be More awards because of their non-judgmental service in the face of difficult conditions. They don't get much recognition because of the association with a controversial issue. They have brief but profound contact with patients and their families and friends, offering non-threatening small talk and kind words. The escorts were this year's winner of the Collaborative Award!! Kudos to them for all their hard work. 
New Deadlines for Order of Service and Friday Update Info
Thursdays at 9:00 am
Because we have shifted the rhythm of our work week to hold our weekly staff meeting on Thursdays now, we ask everyone to please send us information for the order of service by 9:00 am on Thursdays. Deadline for info to be included in the Friday Update is also now due by 9:00 am on Thursdays. Please send info to 
admin (at) uubloomington.org.
Contact a Minister

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister,
can be reached at 812-332-3695 (ext. 201) and is available by appointment on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
Email: macklin (at) uubloomington.org


 
Reverend Scott McNeill, our Associate Minister,  
can be reached at 812-332-3695 (ext. 209) and is available by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. 
For pastoral emergencies, please call Scott at 812-727-0919.

 
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite our Minister of Religious Education,  can be reached at  812-332 -3695 (ext. 207)  on Wednesday and Friday mornings. 
Email: mre (at) uubloomington.org

 
Our Covenant of Right Relations
In June 2017, our members affirmed a Covenant of Right Relations. 
Pertinent Details:
Office hours : M-F, 10 am-4 pm
Calendar: A link to our full church calendar of events can be found on our website.
Facebook: Many church events are also posted on our  Facebook page
Prologue  Publication Schedule:  
The deadline for articles is 10 a.m. on the date of publication, which is 
the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
Send articles about church matters to Carol Marks   
Upcoming  issues:  May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18.
Livestreaming Our Sunday Services  
You can view the livestream of our Sunday services and view archived video from the last few months at this link. If you have a problem viewing or hearing the service, please email Andy Beargie and Ned Joyner.

Links to Archived Videos of Services to View Online
Each Friday, we'll post the direct URL link for the previous Sunday's archived video of the service at the end of the Friday UU Update, as well as posting the links on the Livestream page of our website. Video of recent services is also found on  Facebook.
Click here to view the most recent Sunday services:     April 7    April 14
Membership: 533 certified members; 538 current members.
Attendance: 
Sunday, April 7            9:15 - 93   11:15 -  139   RE: 54  TOTAL: 232     
Sunday, April 14          9:15 - 104  11:15 -  128   RE: 36  TOTAL: 221    
Non-Pledge Offering:    April 7 : $471    April 14: $496  
   Total to be donated (25%) to Spencer Pride: $241.66
Grocery Card Sales:   (Bloomingfoods, Lucky's Market, or Fresh Thyme)  
April 7: $350      April 14 : $900      Total income to UUCB: $46.00
D uring the first quarter of 2019 (January thru March) we received $413.73 from Kroger, with 129 households participating.
Masthead photo by Mandy Skinner.
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