Friday UU Update                        Friday, June 16, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Summer Service Time Starts This Sunday, June 18, 10:15 a.m.
Beginning this Sunday, we will hold one service only each Sunday, at 10:15 a.m., with coffee hour to follow.  This schedule will continue through Sunday, July 30. 
Amy Makice's GA Presentation Preview 
Saturday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.
This Saturday morning at  10:00 am please join Amy Makice in the UUCB Library (upstairs) for a preview of the workshop she's taking to GA next week. This will also provide you with the tools you need to simply be present at the county fair this summer. If you're planning on joining us at the fair, this is a short, easy way to get ready.  For more information, email
Momma Minnie's Juke Joint, Saturday, June 17, 6:00 p.m.

Momma Minnie's Juke Joint will return to the Don Owens FOP Lodge at 2450 N. Curry Pike 6-9 p.m. Saturday for a Juneteenth celebration. Admission to the event featuring soul food and soul music will be $15 per person or $25 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the West Baden Church Renewal Project. For more details, contact Elizabeth Mitchell at

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Intergenerational Solstice Celebration
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Reverend Scott McNeill
     Celebrate this season of maximum daylight and the arrival of summer through ritual, song and storytelling!  This service is designed for all ages to enjoy together, but there will be childcare available for our youngest.  The UU Children's Choir, directed by Jill Courtney, will be performing.
UU Humanists and Freethinkers Meet at a New Time
The UU Humanists and Freethinkers will meet at 11:45 a.m. in Room 208 instead of 12:45 p.m. to accommodate the one service only schedule through July 30th.
25th Anniversary June 20: Buy Your Own Breakfast (7am-9am)
          In the spirit of creating needed joy in the world, Deborah Phelps and Reverend Mary Ann Macklin invite you to stop by the Uptown CafĂ© early Tuesday morning and have breakfast.  Phelps and Macklin (aka MacPhelps) are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their Commitment Ceremony here at the UU Church of Bloomington, June 20th, 1992---back in the day when people asked, "What is a Commitment Ceremony?" Stop by. No gifts.  BYOBreakfast.  Uptown. Early.
(For MAM---really early!)
UU Board of Directors Meeting June 28
The regular monthly UU Board meeting, originally scheduled for June 21, will take place on Wednesday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
Your pledge dollars at work:
Members and others in the congregation who had their portraits taken for the new pictorial directory will receive their copies in the mail in the next few days. We mailed them last week!
Lost and Found Alert
Missing a jacket, water bottle, scarf, umbrella, shirt, sweater, hat or gloves? Please check out the very nice collection of lost and found items on the Courtyard coat rack. We'll be taking it all to Goodwill soon.
Our Folks . . .
Our thoughts are with Kate Ellis and her family upon the passing of her father on May 21st. 
Marsh Stores Purchased by Kroger -- 
Let's Use up these Marsh Cards
Here are the denominations we have on hand of Marsh grocery cards:
Two $100 cards, Four $50 cards, Eight $25 cards
If you are about to stock up, please buy some of these cards and use them at Marsh before the end of June. Lots of good sales there at the moment; most things are 20% off. Purchase of grocery cards results in the church receiving 5%-7% of the purchase price as a donation from the various grocery stores, and this program earned $7,000 for our budget this year!

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