Friday UU Update                  Friday, February 10, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Rally for Choice, Saturday, February 11
There will be a Rally for Choice to support Planned Parenthood on 
Saturday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. at Showers Plaza, outside City Hall at 401 N. Morton St. The rally aims to show support of Planned Parenthood in light of continued threats at the state and national level. More info here: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017  
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Standing on the Side of Love
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Need fortification for times ahead?  This worship service invites us to stand on the side of love.  We will lift up ways Unitarian Universalists are engaging as we go forward during these uncertain times.  Let us build and organize as we collaborate in courage, love and action.  Our family choir will present a gift of music. 
Getting Involved Fair Series starts this Sunday!
Looking for new ways to seek the spirit, build community and change the world? Mark your calendar! On  February 12, 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
Family Choir This Sunday, Come Sing a Song With Us!
Church members of any age are invited to rehearse before service on February 12 and sing with the choir that day. Bring yourself and maybe a family member or friend and join us at 8:30 (for first service) or 10:30 (for second service) to learn a song to sing with the choir in the service. Questions?
This Sunday in Religious Education: Identity
Preschoolers and K+ classes will be exploring our Red UU Promise: Respect all people. Preschool will hear a story of friends who are very different. K+ will learn about Francis David (Da-veed), our Unitarian ancestor who inspired the edict of religious toleration in Transylvania. Our 11:15am 3rd-6th graders will explore their family identity. Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for 7th-8th graders continues. High school youth group will cook soup offsite and plan their spring schedule.
Standing on the Side of Love Valentines Bake Sale This Sunday
A Valentine Bake Sale will be held on February 12 between services. Funds raised will be used by the Reproductive Justice Task Force to supply the Planned Parenthood Snack Brigade, a service we and other churches provide to support patients and families who must wait all day in the Planned Parenthood Health Center for procedures.
Solar For All Information Session This Sunday, 1-2pm, Fellowship Hall, light lunch provided
Solar For All aims to make solar power available to every Bloomington/Monroe County homeowner with a suitable rooftop, regardless of income.  How do we do that? How can you get involved? How does this program relate to Solarize Bloomington?
Come to the SFA Information Session for answers to these questions and more.
Please RSVP by email ( so we know how many people to plan for. Our priority is solar, but we want to have enough food for all, too!
Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Task Force. 
Being, Bloomington: Being Together
Sit in silence--be the change. Join us at the Buskirk Chumley theatre on February 15 for an hour of quiet reflection for all. Imagine a place to sit in silence, allowing a bond to grow through togetherness. Create change through your presence, to heal the divisions felt by our community, our nation and our world. Bring a cushion or simply take a seat and joins us over the lunch hour. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by 5 Inspired Women. More info:
Unbirthday Party, Wednesday, February 15th, 
5:30-7pm    Fellowship Hall
We each have only 1 birthday but we have 364 unbirthdays- let's celebrate! This is open to all ages, single or family.  If you are looking for a chance to gather with community, lively conversation and festivities- join us! Find this event on Facebook, bring a friend!  
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. 
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.
Relational-Cultural Theory Workshop February 19 and 26
   Continuing our pre-Thanksgiving work on difficult conversations, this workshop led by Amy Makice uses the intersectional Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) to bridge differences and care for ourselves during difficult times. We offer techniques for connection that honor integrity and justice while fostering growth across relationship, creating spaces of supported vulnerability and mutuality to care for ourselves and the world. This is the introduction and overview of RCT, a repeat of the workshop offered last month.   More info can be found by clicking here.
   The 2-session workshop meets February 19 and 26th from 2:30-5:30. Call 812-332-3695 or email to register by February 13. Childcare can be provided if requested by February 13 and at least two families need it in order to attend.
Save-the-date: February 24
Music Fundraiser for Habitat
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:
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. Watch our Facebook page and our newsletter for info on tickets.

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.
For More Information see the   February 6 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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