Friday UU Update                  Friday, February 24, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
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.

Memorial Service
There will be a Memorial Service for Cherry Merritt-Darriau Saturday, Feb 25 at 2:00 p.m. here, with Reverend Macklin officiating. 
Sunday, February 26, 2017  
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"A Living Sanctuary: Who Will You Harbor?"
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
In this worship service, we will explore the theme of identity and sanctuary.  What does it mean to find safe harbor?  To offer sanctuary?   In these times of rising hostilities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and divisiveness, we liberal religious seekers must embrace our shadow and light, allowing "love to guide us through the hard night." 
This Sunday in Religious Education: Identity
What's Happening in Religious Education this week?
Preschool will learn about the orange promise: offer kindness as they hear the story of Theodore Parker and the turtle. K+ will be learning about all the sources of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Our 11:15am 3rd-6th graders will explore how their identity as Unitarian Universalists calls them into changing our world. Our Whole Lives sexuality education concludes this week for our 7th & 8th graders.  High school youth are attending a youth conference in Michigan this weekend!

Visiting Day!
Parents are welcome to come visit our preschool and K+ classrooms after service so your child can show you around the classroom and you can meet their teachers. 
Getting Involved Fair This Sunday!
Looking for new ways to seek the spirit, build community and change the world? This Sunday,  groups from our church will be available 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
Racial Justice Task Force Bake Sale February 26
Be sure to buy something delicious this Sunday at the Racial Justice Task Force Bake Sale, which will take place at the same time as the Getting Involved Fair, in Fellowship Hall.
Support for Ranger Run Team
Our Run Ranger Run team is in the final week.  We will be pushing hard to meet our mileage of 565 miles with 152 to go.  We have raised $630 so far.  That is $1.11 per mile. Can we increase that?  If you've been intending to donate and haven't yet here is your chance.
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.
Reproductive Justice Task Force Meeting, Monday, February 27
Reproductive Justice Task Force will meet 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!
How to Talk so Your Legislators Will Listen
With Representative Matt Pierce, Wednesday, March 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Learn how to make your voice heard.  Representative Matt Pierce will
give a presentation on how to effectively work with your legislators
in a way that is useful and productive.  There will be time for
questions and answers after the presentation. Childcare will be available.
Dr. Megory Anderson to Speak, Friday, March 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
     Dr. Megory Anderson is an author, theologian, and educator who has helped hundreds of people through the transition from life to death. She is founder and executive director of the Sacred Dying Foundation, an organization that offers information, education, and training regarding carrying out end-of-life vigils during a dying person's final hours.
     On March 3, she will speak about "Dying to Talk About It: An Open Forum on End of Life Issues"  in Lamkin Hall at the Ivy Tech Community College campus, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington. This conversation will be a time for students and professionals in health-care related fields as well as community members to discuss how we care for the dying.
     Dr. Anderson will be in our pulpit for worship services on March 5.
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.
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For More Information see the   February 21 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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