June 4, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
This Sunday's Service
Sunday, June 4, 2021
10:15 am Livestream
A Season of Weird and Tenderness (Part 2)
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Dave Clements
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Reverend Macklin will offer more thoughts on this season of weird and tenderness, from COVID to her recent announcement that she will conclude her ministry to the congregation in June of 2022. If you did not see Part 1 last Sunday, please view that worship service here: A Season of Weird and Tenderness (Part 1)

This Sunday’s worship service will also honor many of the rites of passages in our lives, from cradle to grave. Our Time for All Ages will include a recognition and celebration of our congregation’s graduating High School Seniors, and we will have a Social Justice Moment from our End of Life Task Force.  
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:
  • General Discussion  
  • Board Listening / Response to Changes
  • Pastoral Listening / Response to Changes
Nominees for the 25% Sunday Plate Fund
At our upcoming Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 13 at 4:00 pm (via Zoom), 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 . . .
Congratulations to Taylor and Chris Erickson on the birth of their son, Henry Townes Erickson. Henry was born on May 27.
UU Freethinkers Meet June 6, 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers will meet this Sunday at 12:45 pm via Zoom for an open discussion of social, political, and theological/religious issues. 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.
Are you new here? Join us this Sunday at 2 pm
If you are new to our congregation, a very warm welcome to you! This Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 pm you are invited to join in a brief (20-30 minute) online introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. Just click on this link at 2 pm on Sunday. You are always welcome to email me at connect(at)uubloomington.org or call me at (812) 720-3688. Welcome!   -- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
UU Online Book Club Meets June 7 at 6:30 pm
Now Reading: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
The UU Online Book Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Their current book is Nomadland by Jessica Bruder and will be discussed on June 7 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to join the book club, use this link to register for the Zoom meeting: UU Book Club Registration
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! 
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!
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.
Monroe County United Ministries' biggest food drive of the year will take place during the weekend of June 12 and 13 -- and at UUCB the entire month of June will be devoted to a food drive for MCUM. We are asking you to drop off non-perishable food items and cleaning/hygiene items in the bins marked MCUM by the Portico entrance on the north side of the church. Here is a link to the most needed items. Thank you from UUCB Religious Education and the Hunger Task Force.
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
Green Sanctuary Task Force Weekly Tip

Put a lid on a saucepan to make it boil faster, to save energy.
Deadline for submissions to the Order of service and Friday UU Update
Thursday, 9 am, to office(at)uubloomington.org
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Mailing address during covid:
UU Church, PO Box 1158,
Nashville, Indiana 47448-1158