Friday UU Update                         Friday, January 27, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Labyrinth Available in Meeting Room January 27 and 28
Come and walk the labyrinth today 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or tomorrow 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2017  
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Youth Sunday Service: Reflecting on Hope
created by our High School Youth
     In the midst of this time of political transition, how do we stay hopeful?  Join us for an interactive youth service where we will share opportunities to reflect upon where we are right now and how we can create a better future together.
What's Happening in R.E. This Week?
9:15am preschool will explore science as part of our January Intersession. 11:15am preschool will hear a story about John Murray. Our K-6th graders will continue learning about Joseph Priestley through cooking, drama and science. Our Whole Lives Sexuality education for 7th-8th grade will continue  this Sunday. High school youth group will be presenting the youth-led service at both worship services.
Help Build Community! Pictorial Directory Portrait Session Sign Ups Continue Online 
Sign up for a portrait session for our fancy new pictorial church directory by going online at this link. Photo sessions continue  February 1-4 and  Monday, March 20. Please participate! Portrait sessions are free and will take about an hour. You'll receive a free 8x10 portrait and you can purchase more if you like. 
Interfaith Dialogue Can Change the World - Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark is a new initiative to create an opportunity for monthly interfaith dialogue, and that can support Changing the World. Information meetings start next week, and training sessions in February. See our Facebook page for info or go to
Contacting Your Federal and State Legislators
Soon, UUCB will roll out an email that offers people (1) a meditation that helps us "Seek the Spirit", (2) discussion questions that can help us "Build Community", and (3) 1-2 concrete action steps about social justice so that we can "Change the World." It will be short (to keep your attention) and specific (to be useful and clear in this muddled world). That will start in the coming week or two; in the meantime, here is information from Phil Cooper and Jackie Hall (UU Social Justice) about a specific action you can take to help "Change the World."
--Reverend Scott McNeill
Attention Kroger shoppers! 
You must annually renew your selection of UU with Kroger Community Rewards in order for the church to receive a percentage of your purchases at Kroger. Go to and follow the directions online.  Helpers will be at the grocery card sales table on January 15 if you need detailed instructions, and there will be gift cards for sale there for Bloomingfoods, Marsh and Lucky's.
Family Choir, February 12, 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?
Save-the-date: February 24
Music Fundraiser for Habitat
UU will host the Harmony Music Fest Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity here in our Meeting Room on Friday, February 24, a fund-raiser for the spring interfaith Habitat for Humanity build. Musicians from our congregation and other faith communities will perform. $10 adults, $8 students.
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  January 17 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by Linda Mjolsnes
Unitarian Universalist Church