Friday UU Update                        Friday, July 21, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Any Morning
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
     "Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself." --Henry David ThoreauWalden.   
     This Sunday, Reverend Macklin will offer reflections on the opportunity that mornings offer in our lives.    
     This will be Reverend Macklin's last time in our pulpit this summer as she will be away for five weeks beginning July 24th.  She will return in early September.  The Bloomington Chamber Singers will provide our choral music.

Parking Possibilities
In an effort to be welcoming to newcomers, if members are willing to park offsite on Sunday morning that would be so helpful. Alternative parking is available on Jordan Avenue, across the street on paved areas west of Fee Lane, and at the Marching Hundred Hall parking lot north of the Bypass.
This Week in Religious Education
We are focusing on our source of Science and Reason. The preschoolers will hear the The Big Bang and explore how our universe came to be. The Kindergarten-6th graders will try their hands at some scientific experiments around energy. Middle and High School youth groups are on summer hiatus. For more information on youth programming, please contact Reverend Emily Manvel Leite,
UU Freethinkers Discussion this Sunday, July 23
All are welcome to join the UU Freethinkers discussion this Sunday, July 23 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 208. No topic, no presenter--just free thought discussion.
Make it official, become a member of this church!
No matter if you have been attending services here for one month or 20 years, if this is your community, join us! The next opportunity to become a member of UU Bloomington is Sunday, July 30, at 11:30 a.m. in the Library. We ask for participation in the Exploring Unitarian Universalism class prior to signing the membership book. To make arrangements to become a member on July 30, please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, before July 26 at 812-332-3695 or
Time to Call Your Senators
The Just Peace Task Force encourages you to contact Senators Young and Donnelly about the Republican health care plan.  According to The New York Times, " The Senate bill would still make fundamental changes to Medicaid, which covers poor and disabled Americans."  Please tell the Senators to protect lower income Americans and a full range of reproductive health services, including through Planned Parenthood.  Senator Young:   (812) 542-4820 .  Senator Donnelly:   (317) 226-5555 .
Music for the Water Spirits: Mini Summer Workshop July 27 and August 3
Explore together some Afro-Brazilian sacred music to restore our kinship to the natural world. The workshop will combine percussion and chants, as well as creative reflection to connect the sensations in our own bodies and depth of our humanity with the elemental nature of water.
Instructor: Colleen Haas
Dates:  Thursday evenings: July 27 and August 3. 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
If you have a conga or djembe drum bring it along, otherwise all instruments will be provided.  
Ages: 15 - Adult
Designed for members and friends. Not required to attend all three (the first was offered July 20), but each session will build on the previous o ne. Please sign up in advance to reserve your place by calling 812-332-3695 or sign up here.This is a free event.  No child care for this event.
Immigration Witness/Bystander Training, July 29
Gracia Valliant will host another training for those who wish to assist those who are arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on Saturday, July 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Details, contact Gracia at
We Did It! Solar Panel Sprinter Fundraiser Success!
Please make your payments by July 31
Thank you everyone for your generosity to the Solar Panel Sprinter Event.  We did it!  As of July 11, 2017, we received enough promises of solar panel money to add fifty-four solar panels to our array and not be dinged (at least for 30 years!) by the limits that were set forth by Indiana legislators this past year.  If you have not yet made your solar panel donation payment, please send checks (memo line: solar panel) or pay online by July 31. We will receive $42,698 of the $43,690 total needed! For details, click here.
"From the Ashes" Film Screening with Green Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
You are invited to a special screening of the acclaimed film,  From The Ashes, at  7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2nd in Fellowship Hall, to be followed by a discussion about issues related to the coal industry in Indiana.  Free, but please reply via Eventbrite, at ,  so we know to expect you.
Questions? Contact  Sarah Green or Molly O'Donnell
Two Service Schedule Resumes August 6
On Sunday, August 6, we will resume our two-service schedule, with Sunday services at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
For More Information see the July 18 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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