Friday UU Update                        Friday, July 28, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana

Sunday, July 30, 2017  
De Heretico Comburendo
Reverend Scott McNeill
     "On the Burning of Heretics," an English law from 1401, made it illegal to hold Unitarian views or worship. 600+ years later, join us for worship as we discuss the heresies and truths--both in our personal lives and in our broader faith. 
     The UU Heartland String Band and Kim Carballo will share music during the service.
This Week in Religious Education
We focus on our Jewish and Christian teachings source. The preschoolers will hear The Creation Story from Genesis. The Kindergarten-8th graders will put into practice "Love Thy Neighbor" by preparing lasagna for Shalom Center and snack bags for New Leaf New Life. Middle School youth group is on summer hiatus.  High School Youth are meeting off-site at  4pm  for a potluck vegetarian picnic and swim.  Contact Reverend Emily Manvel Leite if you need more information:   
UU Humanist Forum Meets this Sunday, July 30
This group offers an opportunity for regular, open, wide-ranging discussions of issues relating to morality and ethics, human development, and the nature of the universe. The bi-weekly forum will meet next on Sunday, July 16 at 11:45 a.m. in Room 208. The topic will be "The Gilgamesh story" led by Sandy Dolby.    
Helping at our Booth at the Fair
Thanks to all who have volunteered to help at our Rainbow Rights Task Force at the Monroe County Fair. We could use a few more helpers. Please contact Amy Makice to volunteer,
Women's Alliance Meets August 3rd
    The Women's Alliance meets the first  Thursday  of each month at  11:30 a.m.
in Fellowship Hall.  The meeting begins with a brown bag lunch.  Drinks
and dessert are provided by the hosts of the month.  The program begins at
noon , followed by a business meeting.  Please enter through the court yard
   The  August 3rd  program is "Medicines to Guatemala" with Judy Bennett.  The
hosts will be Barb Backler and Lois Holl.  All are welcome.
Music for the Water Spirits: Mini Summer Workshop 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:  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.  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.
Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Sponsors Fundraiser for Our Food Pantry, August 9
Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors runs the Walnut Grove Food Pantry on South Walnut Street Pike once a month. To raise funds to purchase more food for the pantry, they are running a fundraiser at a new restaurant called Get Some Pizza on August 9. Click here to get the coupon to take with you when to go to Get Some Pizza Restaurant (211 N. Walnut St.) to participate in the fundraiser.
Volunteers Needed for Annual Monroe County United Ministries Food Drive, August 11-13
Monroe County United Ministries is having their Annual Food Drive in August!  Each One, Feed One happens the weekend of August 11,12, 13. MCUM is looking for volunteers to donate, collect, sort and pick up food at local stores during this weekend. Contact Sandi Clothier at to help.
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.
Help Shalom Community Center with Summer Clothing
Shalom Community Center needs   summer clothing, especially for men. They need t-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, socks. Please place donations in the macaroni box, under the table in the hall way by August 15.                   ~ Homelessness Task Force
Our Whole Lives class this fall
This fall we will offer Our Whole Lives sexuality curriculum to first and second-graders. For information, please contact Adrienne Summerlot,
"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 Molly O'Donnell ( 
For More Information see the July 18 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo: used with permission from the Internet 
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