June 11, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Each One Feed One Food and Hygiene Drive collection this weekend! 
Monroe County United Ministries needs our help to support the needs in our community. Our church is a drop-off site, so you can put items at the bins by the Portico entrance; just look for the Each One Feed One signs. You can also drop items off at the following addresses of participating church members: 1510 E. Maxwell Lane, 810 S. Jordan Avenue, and 2204 East Arden Drive. Click here for the list of items needed. Visit MCUM's website to volunteer or learn more about this drive: mcum.org/events
This Sunday's Service
Sunday, June 13, 2021
10:15 am Livestream
The Role of Play and Humor
Adrienne Summerlot, Director of Religious Education
Reverend Dave Clements
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Reverend Dr. Susan Swaney
When was the last time that you really had a good LAUGH? When was the last time that you played? Many times in our lives we forget to laugh or to play, and so we miss out on taking advantage of a wonderful outlet that is designed to increase our creativity, calm our troubled situations, and provide us with clarity as we move forward. 

Adrienne invites you to join us online for a playful service where you are encouraged to sing and dance along. If you have any of the following things, you might want to gather them for this Sunday's service: fairy wings, scarves you can dance with, a favorite toy, and musical instruments (especially shakers, tambourine, etc),

UUCB Members and Friends are invited to please join us for our Annual Congregational Meeting this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm, via Zoom. See below for details!
If you miss the livestream, you can view archived videos on our website.
Early Bird Coffee Hour
Bring your coffee or tea and join us at 9:15 am to relax with friends and enjoy your coffee before the service. Everyone is welcome!  Click here to register for Early Bird Coffee Hour and receive the Zoom link
Connect with Our UU Community during
Virtual Coffee Hour
Everyone is welcome to join us after the worship service, until 12:30 pm, for engaging conversation in Virtual Coffee Hour. 
-- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Breakout rooms this Sunday:
  • Play with Adrienne! Join Adrienne in the Play for All Ages breakout room to see friends, play charades, dance, show your favorite dress up. Pop in or stay as long as you are able!
  • Journeying in Progress -- Rainbow Rights with Jason Michalek
  • General Discussion
UU Humanist Forum Meets June 13, 12:45 pm
The UU Humanist Forum will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm via Zoom. Bill Baus will lead a discussion on "Housing equity in Bloomington." If you'd like to join us, please contact Ann Watzel for the link to the Zoom meetings and to be added to our email discussion list.
Annual Congregational Meeting
This Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Online on Zoom

Dear Members and Friends –

On behalf of your Board of Directors we invite you to join us for the zoom UUCB Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 13, 2021. You may sign-in to the meeting beginning at 3:30 pm and the meeting will begin at promptly at 4:00 pm:

Meeting ID: 810 2100 0150
Passcode: 013753

A copy of the Agenda and the Proposed 2021-22 Budget are available on our website:

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Sunday.

Stuart D. Yoak
President, Board of Directors
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington
Nominees for the 25% Sunday Plate Fund
At our upcoming Congregational Meeting this Sunday, UUCB members will have an opportunity to vote on which of the following agencies will receive 25% of our Sunday offerings for the 2021-22 fiscal year:
Friends of Monroe County Public Library
The Nest at New Hope
Nurse-Family Partnership

Please Make Your Pledge Today!
We are still encouraging everyone who has not already done so to make a financial pledge for the coming fiscal year, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.

Our Folks . . .

Our congregation has lost a beloved member. Joanne Henriot died peacefully on June 6th after a long journey with dementia. Her wit, bright being, and spirited conversation will be deeply missed. Reverend Macklin is in touch with Joanne's family regarding future memorial plans. 
Congratulations to Maggie Talmage and big brother Garrett upon the birth of Nealand “Neal” John Talmage. Neal was born Monday, June 7. Both mom and baby are doing great. 
We welcome new babies and adopted children!
Are you expecting a new baby or adopted child in your family, or know a UU who is? If so, please let us know by emailing Ann at connect(at)uubloomington.org! We want to welcome all new children to our UU family.
Register today for the 2021 Virtual UUA General Assembly
Coming up June 23-27
All members are highly encouraged to participate in this year's UUA General Assembly!
Top Five Reasons to Attend General Assembly (GA) This Year:
  1. Stacey Abrams and Desmond Meade will be this year's Ware Lecturers 
  2. Over 100 workshops, meetings, worship opportunities, and opportunities to connect with UUs from across the U.S.
  3. The registration fee is only $200, and financial assistance is available.
  4. Be a delegate and vote in the UUA elections
  5. You will not need to fly or drive to attend. Next year's GA is planned to be in Portland OR and in Pittsburgh PA in 2023
These are only a few of the great reasons to attend. For more information, visit uua.org/ga or contact Iris Kiesling at irisfkiesling(at)gmail.com.
21 Day Racial Justice Challenge
It's not too late to get involved! Join UUCB staff this month in doing at least one thing every day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. If interested, contact Rev. Dave Clements at clements(at)uubloomington.org and he will send you more information.
Juneteenth Donation Drive
The Racial Justice Task Force is joining with Black Lives Matter-Btown to raise $3000 to buy local produce, products & goods to donate to the Crestmont community and local Black families in honor of Juneteenth. This date, June 19th, celebrates the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people in the US were emancipated. There are three ways that congregation members can contribute: (1) donate directly to BLM via their Venmo address, BLM-BTOWN, noting that the funds are to be used for the Juneteenth Drive; (2) Drop off any of the supplies listed below at the church (north Portico entrance) between now and June 19; or (3) Bring items from the list below to the People’s Market at Harmony School between 9 am and 1 pm on June 19. We may also need people to help with delivery and distribution. Please direct questions or suggestions to the Racial Justice Task Force chairs, Martha Oakley or Ruth Aydt.
  • Medical/First Aid Supplies
  • Deodorant 
  • Dental Care (toothpaste, mouthwash, flossers)
  • Sunscreen/Bug Repellent
  • Razors/Shave Cream
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
Meet Up with UU Friends this Summer
This summer we are making plans to meet up at some wonderful outdoor community events - join us for concerts in Bryan Park and Switchyard Park and other fun Parks & Rec opportunities. Mark your calendar for these events and meet us there! 
UU Online Book Club reads How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
The UU Online Book Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Their next book is How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan and will be discussed on July 5 at 6:30 pm. The Monroe County Public Library has multiple copies of the book available to borrow. If you would like to join the book club, use this link to register for the Zoom meeting: UU Book Club Registration
Writing as a Spiritual Practice
with Rev. Barbara Child
A Drop-in Group on Zoom
Tuesdays 1-2 pm, May 11 through June 29
I invite you to come along on this journey of personal exploration through writing in community. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Click here for a full description of how the group works. You will need to register by clicking here to get the Zoom link.  
Exploring Unitarian Universalism Online!
Coming up July 11 and 18
Explore Unitarian Universalism with us online, July 11 and 18, 2-4 pm. Use this link to register. These small group gatherings are a great opportunity to learn about the UU Principles, our ministers, the history of this church, all the ways to get involved here, and what it means to be a member of the church. Plan to attend both dates, since different material will be discussed in each session. We request completion of these sessions before becoming a member of the church. Everyone ages 14 to 100+ is welcome! Questions? Email connect(at)uubloomington.org or call (812)720-3688.
Vaccinations available for age 12 and older
People age 12 and older in Indiana are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit this website or call 211. Extra vaccines may be available in adjoining counties. vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov
Deadline for submissions to the Order of service and Friday UU Update
Thursday, 9 am, to office(at)uubloomington.org
Masthead photo from the office archives.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Mailing address during covid:
UU Church, PO Box 1158,
Nashville, Indiana 47448-1158