Friday UU Update                       Friday, August 18, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
"Where to Invade Next?" 
TONIGHT, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
     Michael Moore's film " Where to Invade Next?" contains great ideas from other countries to help our world.
Join us in Fellowship Hall on Friday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. to view the film and discuss it afterward. No childcare for this event. This event is free. Those under age 17 may view this Rated R film if accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
     Michael Moore visits countries where great things are happening. Guerilla humanity that is efficient, compassionate, and sustainable!  Click here to view the trailer. (Rated R)*
   Info, contact  Cynthia Bretheim.
*R=Restricted to appropriate audiences. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Language, some violent images, drug use, and brief graphic nudity.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.      
"Dreams--Gifts for Living"       Reverend Barbara Child
     Join Rev. Barbara Child in reflecting on the treasures found in dreams, as our choir sings of being still and learning how to live and practice love.
This Week in Religious Education
This Sunday, Religious Education continues their journey through Kenya. Kids of all ages will explore our theme of wonder as they rotate through music, art, or visit with our International Outreach Task Force. 9:15 preschoolers will trying their hands at weaving. 11:15 preschoolers will be in their spirit play class hearing a true Kenyan story,  Owen and Mzee , a tale of unusual friendship. Middle school youth group is on summer hiatus. High school youth group begins this Sunday, August 20th at 12:30 in Room 210.
2017-2018 Religious Education Registration
     We sincerely need families to register their children and youth for Religious Education. You can register online quickly and easily. We will be upstairs in Room 203 today: Sunday, August 20th. We are happy to answer your questions and assist you in registering your children and youth. Register at this link: .
     See a video message from Adrienne Summerlot, Director of Religious Education here:
Happy August, Religious Education Families!
We know this time of year can be overwhelming with information as we prepare to get back in the swing of things. We have tried to put most of the helpful info for RE all in one space. You can find out about the August Intersession, OWL for elementary age kids, RE Registration (with clickable links) and more by clicking here.
Getting   Involved  Fair  this Sunday !
Looking for new ways to seek the spirit, build community and change the world? Over the next two Sundays,  groups from our church will be available each Sunday during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall to assist you. Friendly folks will be ready to share info, answer questions, and invite you to get involved in activities that interest you.   Come join the fun!      --Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
UU Freethinkers Discussion this Sunday, August 20
All are welcome to join the UU Freethinkers discussion this Sunday, August 20 at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208.  No topic, no presenter--just free thought discussion.
Fellowship Dinner Signup Starts Now!
     Would you like to get to know more people in our church community in a relaxed, intimate setting? In October the first Fellowship Dinners will take place. These are small monthly dinners held October through April in the homes of those belonging to the group or in other congenial locations.  You don't have to be a church member to take part. For more information and to fill out a registration form, click here:
Paper registration forms are also available in the church office, Room 204.
Hope & Strength: A Singalong Concert August 23
Join us for a heartwarming evening of singing along with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, the creators of the popular folk song collection Rise Up Singing,  Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.  in Fellowship Hall. This event is hosted by our Music Program and the Music Committee of the Bloomington Friends Meeting. Adults $10-$15, Students $5, under 18 free.
Earth Kin Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 28
Earth Kin will host a book discussion group on  "Wisdom of the Elements" by Margie McArthur and working with the four elements/wheel of the year. Join them in Room 210 on Monday, August 28, 7-9 p.m. If you would like a PDF copy of the reading, please email Brooke Opel at
Calling all library books
I f you have any church library books checked out before mid-July, kindly return them. Thank you.
How Can You Help?
Here's a List of Items We are Collecting Currently
Homelessness Task Force
   for Shalom Community Center: macaroni; Rapid Rehousing housewares and linens
Reproductive Justice Task Force
   for Planned Parenthood: Snacks and juice boxes for patients
   for All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center: Diapers
For More Information see the August 15 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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