Friday UU Update                  Friday, February 17, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Time to Choose: Tonight, Friday, February 17 at 5:45 p.m.
Did you miss the film on Climate Change, Time to Choose, at the Buskirk Chumley on MLK weekend, or want to see the whole thing? The Green Sanctuary Task Force will host a showing in Fellowship Hall on Friday February 17th. We'll start with a vegetarian potluck at 5:45 PM and view the film from about 6:15 to 8:00 PM. Stay after the film for dessert and a discussion of the most effective actions we can take. 
Sunday, February 19, 2017
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"A Song of Zion"
Reverend Scott McNeill
While exiled, ancient Jews spoke of wanting to hear one of the songs from the good ol' days, when they were back home - not in a foreign land. Rev. Scott will continue with our theme of identity, reflecting on his "cross-cultural" experiences - and through it all, we hope that you will reflect on your identity, past, present, and future.
This Sunday in Religious Education: Identity
Preschool will be focusing on the red promise, respect all people, as they hear the story, "The Color of Me."  K+ class will explore how our promises come together in the story "Changing the World",  our church's history and ongoing commitment to social justice. Our  11:15am  3rd-6th graders will discuss their identitiy within their various communities and here at the UU church. Our Whole Lives sexuality education continues for 7th-8th grade. High school youth group will meet from  12:30-2:30pm offsite.
Getting Involved Fair Series this Sunday!
Looking for new ways to seek the spirit, build community and change the world? On  February  19 and 26,  a different set of groups from our church will be available each Sunday during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall to assist you. Friendly folks will be standing by, ready to share info, answer questions, and invite you to get involved in activities and serve the church in ways that interest you.   
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Lifetouch Photos Sent Us Your Free 8x10
If you received an email telling you that your Lifetouch photo was available for pick up in the church office, please check for it in the Commons on Sunday.
Offices Closed Monday, February 20
Our offices will be closed on  Monday, February 20, f or the Washington's Birthday
federal holiday.  Regular hours will resume  Tuesday February 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Prologue will be published on February 21.
Appetizers Needed for Habitat for Humanity Task Force Music Festival on February 24
Our Habitat for Humanity Task Force needs donations of appetizers for the Harmony Music Festival at the church on  February 24. The money raised at the music festival will help fund the Interfaith Habitat Build in March. If you can donate appetizers, please sign up via this link:
Appetizers need to be dropped off at the church kitchen before 5:30 p.m. on February 24. Thank You!
Music Fundraiser for Habitat, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
     Come meet our friends of different faith communities and enjoy listening to local musicians from those communities at the Harmony Music Fest Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity's CommUNITY Interfaith Build on Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00-9:30 p.m. in our Meeting Room. Eight faith communities have joined together to raise money and build a Habitat for Humanity home beginning on March 31. 
     Featured performers will include Sarah Flint and Hoosier Darling, Mike McGregor, Craig Brenner, Jason Blankenship and David Sharp, Andy and Hank Ruff,
John Walsh
     The festival, a joint fundraiser, will help us reach our goal of $77,000. Appetizers will be provided and beer and wine will be sold. Event cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children and $30 for a family of four or more. Tickets will be sold at the door, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Our Folks...
There will be a Memorial Service for Cherry Merritt-Darriau Saturday, Feb 25 at 2:00 p.m. here, with Reverend Macklin officiating. 
Reproductive Justice Task Force Meeting February 27
Reproductive Justice Task Force will meet on  Monday, February 27th , at  7:00 pm  in the Library .  We will provide an update on the many issues confronting us, discuss our (very!) successful Valentine's Day Bake Sale, and make some plans for continuing to stay engaged and connected in Bloomington and in the wider world.  Please come to this meeting and stand with us for reproductive rights, reproductive freedom, and reproductive justice!
Difficulty with Livestream?
If you experience difficulty viewing the livestream of our Sunday services on Sunday morning, please contact the church office and speak with Monica or Deeva at 812-332-3695, ext. 204, and let us know so we can investigate. If you experience problems with viewing an archived video, please contact Andy at
Snow Awareness
When travel conditions become hazardous after snowfall or ice storms, please always check our   home pageFacebook page, or 
for updates on event cancellations or the condition of our parking areas.
The Friday UU Update Is for Upcoming Events that will take place SOON, within the next 10 days. If you would like an event further in the future to be publicized, please send it to so it can be included in The Prologue on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.
For More Information see the   February 6 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo from the interwebs, used by permission. Remember snowdrops? --cm
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