The Prologue                                            Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
   Congregation founded 1949
   LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation since 1995
   Green Sanctuary since 2007
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Cubamistad/Pastors for Peace Talk on Cuba/U.S. Relations
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 pm in the Library
Our Refugee and Immigration Support and Education (RISE) Task Force will host Cubamistad tonight, Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00 pm in the Library here at church. Cubamistad is sponsoring a stop by IFCO-Pastors for Peace as they promote human rights for all. All are invited to a pitch-in meal as we learn more about the current aggression against Cuba and the continuing struggle to achieve peaceful and benign relations between Cuba and the United States. The speaker will be Professor Luis Barrios of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.     --Cynthia Roberts
Refugee & Immigration Support & Education Hosts World Refugee Day June 20
Our Refugee & Immigration Support & Education (RISE) Task Force is excited to be hosting Bloomington's World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th from 4-8pm in Fellowship Hall. We need some volunteers from our congregation to help in the kitchen--like someone who knows how to run the dishwasher and who knows where everything is. Please email Debbie Fish at if you can help. This is a great opportunity to welcome new people into our community. We are modeling eco-friendly habits like using pitchers of water and cups instead of plastic water bottles.   Click here for more information about the event. 
Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Intergenerational Solstice Celebration
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite and Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Join us as we celebrate this season of maximum daylight and the arrival of summer. We will share ritual, song, play, and story as we explore our June theme of Hospitality. The service is designed for ages three and up to enjoy together. As always, childcare is available for our youngest ones. Our children's choir, directed by Jill Courtney, will provide some special music.
Early Risers Breakfast Club for 9:15 a.m. service attendees: Simple breakfast foods (i.e. fruit, breads, etc.) will be provided in Fellowship Hall immediately after first service for 9:15 attendees.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
The Five Invitations: A Weaving of Journey
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Janiece Jaffe, Worship Artist in Residence
Join us for an integrative blend of music, reading, poetry, improvisation, and insight as we explore, for a final time in June, Zen teacher Frank Ostaseski's book  The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Life Fully. Writer Anne Lamott says of this book, "I love this book and its gentle, radical, charming, wild, and comforting truths. It may well be the most important book you read this year."
Early Risers Breakfast Club for 9:15 a.m. service attendees:  Simple breakfast foods (i.e. fruit, breads, etc.) will be provided in Fellowship Hall immediately after first service for 9:15 attendees.
Captioning of Services Not Available During June
Our congregation is piloting a program to provide captions during Sunday morning services for people using a mobile device. We are currently testing the system, and it will not be available again until July. For details on the program, please see the May 21 issue of The Prologue.
If you have questions or feedback, please be in contact with Reverend McNeill, (, who will return to the office on July 1. 
M AM's Musings

4th of July Parade
     I hope many of you will join us as we once again march in the 4 th of July Parade. It is an important event as we take our congregation's vision of Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, and Changing the World out into the greater Bloomington community. More details in this newsletter.

July Time Off
     I will have time off July 8 th through July 31 st as part of my vacation time.  In these summer months it seems many of us are continually arriving and departing  in one way or another, bringing to mind these words from Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh:

Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow
because even today I still arrive.

Look deeply: I arrive in every second
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.
I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
in order to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and
death of all that are alive.

May the rhythms of your heart be blessed, 
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, 
Senior Minister
Our Folks...
     Lynne Gilliatt's Works on Paper will be on display during the month of June at La Vie en Rose CafĂ©, 402 1/2 W. 6th St. 
Save the Date! Splash of the Sacred 
Picnic & Potluck, Sunday, September 1
Find out more on Facebook, invite your friends!
Summer Religious Exploration 
   This summer, we are excited to offer several options for religious exploration. We hope to provide you with opportunities to be with familiar faces, make new friends, learn, grow, and participate together as a family if you would like. 
   Adults, YES! we are inviting you to participate as well, and you can choose the same activity or something different than a child or youth you brought with you. Religious Exploration is for everyone! Adults without children and youth, newcomers and visitors are all encouraged to attend as well!
9:15 a.m.   - Early Risers Breakfast Club, (Preschool-Adult), Kitchen
11:15 a.m. - Spirit Play for All Ages (Preschool-Adult), Room 103
                 - Makerspace, (K-Adult), Room 208
   Read more about our summer offerings here: 

Want to volunteer with Summer RE?   If you might be able to lend a hand one Sunday in June or July, please sign up here:

Early Risers Breakfast Club Testimonial 
by Beth LeDuc
"This summer during first service the children's Religious Education classes will be about cooking. This means that instead of going to the sort of RE classes we were used to, the UU children go into the kitchen to make breakfast for the people at first service. For me, this change made me feel a little bit uncertain, but I soon found out just how fun the RE classes this summer are going to be. The other kids were nice to work with, the adults in charge were very helpful, and I even got to help some of the kids younger than me! If you didn't want to cook, you had the option to help prepare Fellowship Hall for the meal. Best of all, after we were done, we got to eat the delicious food we had prepared, and share it all with the people in first service! If you are a kid who loves to cook or an adult who loves to eat, you may want to come to first service this summer." 

NEW! Youth Leadership Program for youth 13-18 years old
Youth leaders provide energy, insight, and wisdom to their faith communities. Their deep love, their new ideas, and their skills are needed. And as many adults know, being a leader in one's spiritual community is often a life altering experience. We want to pro vide opportunities for youth to develop their self-awareness, strengths, and skills as a leader through specialized training, hands-on experience, and mentorship. Click here for details.

Do you have a rising ninth- or tenth-grader?
You should have received an invitation for them to join our Coming of Age program in the fall. We need to know by July 1 if they plan to  attend! If you did not receive an invite, contact Reverend Emily Manvel Leite ( ) and she'll send along the information about this important program!  
Announcing Our Next 25% Sunday Plate Recipient: 
Congratulations to Volunteers in Medicine!
At the congregational meeting on June 9, members voted Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County to be the 2019-2020 recipient of our 25% Sunday Plate. (The new fiscal year begins July 1st.)  Thank you to the other two inspiring candidates, Harmony School and Team First Book Monroe County. 
VIM's Mission Statement
 In cooperation with others in the community, Volunteers in Medicine provides the following services without cost to the medically underserved in Monroe and Owen Counties: easily accessible, quality primary and preventive healthcare, treatment for both acute and chronic conditions, and health education that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own well being.
Specifically, VIM will be using their 25% Sunday Plate funds to help people who need dentures; VIM is the only source of free dental services in Monroe County.  You can learn more about VIM's work here:
Special Services Awards
Congratulations and gratitude to our Special Services Award recipients at this year's June 2019 congregational meeting: Ruellen Fessenbecker, Amy Crozier along with her sons Robert and Charlie, and Debbie Fish. As a congregational community we offer our gratitude for all you do, have done, and will do. Below are remarks delivered by our Ministry Team (Reverend Macklin, Reverend McNeill, and Reverend Leite) at the June Congregational Meeting:

Ruellen Fessenbecker  has been an active presence in our congregation since she became a member in 1989. She is one of those folks who shows up when a job needs to be done and she does it well without a lot of fanfare. I remember one time being in a group where Ruellen was described as a Capricorn in spirit--"Steady as she goes." Over the years she has been involved in religious education on many levels, and currently serves on our RE Vision Team. She also co-chairs our Holiday Bazaar after helping with it in many different ways. For years, she has coordinated our Passover Seder and has had some very memorable experiences. That happens when you help lead a program over time! And this past year she was a facilitator for Wellspring, our deepening spirituality program, after facilitating several Chalice Circles. She is involved with the interfaith program Noah's Ark, and is a stalwart member of the soprano section of our choir. There are many other ways that Ruellen lends her "steady as she goes" spirit. We thank her for all she has done to help this congregation Seek the Spirit, Build Community, and Change the World.
Amy Crozier has been a member since 2009 and has served the church in various ways over the years, including serving on the Youth Religious Education Committee and creating a beautiful spirit play basket our youngest Unitarian Universalists love to explore. Today we are recognizing those contributions. Moreover, this afternoon, we recognize Amy and her sons, Robert Crozier Hocker and Charlie Crozier Hocker, who have organized the wonderful Thanksgiving dinners here at church for many years. They have a talent for decorating the tables and for creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who attends. As one attending member stated, "Thanksgiving is a time and place where community is important. Our congregation's Thanksgiving dinner is something we would not miss. It allows us to connect with others during times of ease and times of vulnerability. We share, talk, and laugh, and feel closer to this community." This welcoming event is essential to our community. Indeed, it is an antidote for loneliness. We are so glad that this has been a family tradition for Amy and her sons, and we celebrate them today.
Debbie Fish became an active member of our congregation from the moment she arrived here and joined the church in 2015. Sometimes we refer to a special services award which goes to someone fairly new to the congregation as the "hit the ground running award." Debbie has supported our Reproductive Justice Task Force and many other congregational efforts. Her vibrant leadership and "can do" attitude drives things along, even when they've been stuck in neutral for awhile. Today during our worship service, Debbie raised our awareness and put out a successful call for volunteers as a leader of the Refugee Immigration and Support Task Force. She may be best known as the chair of the Annual Goods and Services Auction which brought together bids and bidders and auctioneers for a wonderful afternoon of fundraising. Debbie brings organization and pizazz to all her endeavors. Thank you, Debbie, for all that you do.  
Special Purposes Fund Committee 2019 Annual Summary
     The Special Purposes Fund (SPF) supports the Church's religious, charitable, educational and civic purposes beyond activities under the normal operating budget, via management of both endowment and general funds. It accepts both direct donations and donations from estates through Planned Giving.
     The SPF Committee manages SPF endowment and general funds, and evaluates proposals for general fund use. At the request of the Board, the Committee also manages operating endowment and general funds, with the Board retaining control of expenditure of operating general funds.
     In the 2018-19 fiscal year the SPF Legacy Fund received donations in memory of John Hicks, Melissa Keller, and Lloyd Orr, and the operational endowment received a donation from Carol Ver Wiebe.
     According to the undesignated gifts policy approved by the congregation in 2018, such gifts are divided equally between the special purpose endowment, special purpose general fund, operational endowment, and operational general fund.
     Legacy Fund expenditures were for a bike rack, meeting room carpet, and sewer repair. Paris Pledge fund expenditures were for trees, bushes, mulching, and watering equipment.
      March 2019 Special Purpose assets were $126,370 and $263,200 in the endowment and general fund, respectively, while operational assets were $86,011 and $41,272 in the endowment and general fund, respectively.
     For general information on SPF Committee matters, see the SPF Overview document at . For further information, please contact the SPF Committee chair via email: .
  Changing the World 
THANK YOU to all who bring used padded mailers to the Booktable between services on Sunday, for the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project!  --Glee Noble
Our Martinsville Chalice Circle In Service
The Martinsville Chalice Circle, led by Mary and Paul Harnishfeger, recently assisted at  a benefit event for a local women's shelter and also helped with grounds work, as their service projects in the community and for the congregation.
Summer Garden Tower Caretakers Still Needed
Sign Up Here  for a week (or two)  to feed the worms, water the plants, and harvest the lettuce, stevia, and ever-bearing strawberries in our garden tower this summer! 
(Instructions are included in the SignUp.)
Questions?   See Molly O'Donnell, Adrienne Summerlot, or Kitty McIntosh.

EarthKeepers Community Composting 
     Are there items you could be composting (dairy, meat scraps or bones, pizza boxes, plate scrapings or unwanted leftovers)? Sign up at  to bring those items to the church as often as you choose.  You can pay securely when you sign up or in cash between services on Sundays. Choose from two types of service (per bucket or with a monthly subscription) and from two bucket sizes (1.5 or 5 gallon). 
     Holding a church breakfast, lunch or other special event ? Request a 34-gallon rolling container (at no cost) by emailing  the week before with the time and date needed.
     Questions?  Ask Molly O'Donnell ( ) or talk to the EarthKeepers in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour. You can see a f ull list of compostable items here:
-- Molly O'Donnell, Green Sanctuary Task Force
This Sunday June 23: A conversation between Rev. Mary Ann Macklin and Trish Rux from the Conscious Dying Institute about death doula training
Death and end-of-life doulas provide deep care for individuals before, nearing, and after death. This Sunday, from 12:45 to 2 pm (immediately following second service), the End of Life Task Force will host a conversation with Reverend Macklin, who completed her training as a death doula through the Conscious Dying Institute earlier this year, and Trish Rux, an educator from the institute. Please join us as these two women reflect on this life-affirming approach to the end of life. (There will be snacks.)
Will You Join Us in Reducing Our Reliance on Single Use Plastics? June:  Plastic Straws
      The new  Task of the Month Program for Reducing Plastic Use   focuses on a single category of plastic each month, allowing participants the time to try alternatives and establish new habits.  Each month, you'll receive an email with suggestions for reducing (and eventually eliminating) that month's target type of plastic.  Click here to sign up!
      For a while, many of us thought that recycling plastics was a reliable way to make use of discarded plastic, but we now know that is not the case. Instead, we must reduce demand.      -- Stephanie Kimball for the Green Sanctuary Task Force 
Kids Clothing Collection for Kenya - 
International Outreach Task Force
      The International Outreach Task Force will be making its biannual trip to Kenya in September, visiting Ndethya, the Kathonzweni women's agricultural cooperative; Msamaria Mwema, a small AIDS orphanage in Kibiciku; The Spurgeon School in Kibera with 500 students.
      Children's clothing donations will benefit the orphanage and the school. We need K-12 clothes. (There are no infants or very young children.) In particular we need boys clothes and teen clothes for both boys and girls. The collection will continue through August 25. The bin is under the Social Justice table in the Commons.
      In addition to the clothing collection, the task force will be distributing the funds that we have raised in the last two years. The task force will visit the organizations to talk to the local people running these places to see and understand what they need. We respect their perception of their needs and verify that donations are being used for their intended purposes. 
  Seeking the Spirit  
Religious Education for Adults
Shambhala Meditation Meets Mondays at 12 noon
Join us at 12 noon every Monday in the Library for an hour of Shambhala Meditation, walking meditation, and Shamatha yoga with Sarah Flint. Beginners welcome to participate in this 2500-year-old tradition. 
For more info:  Contact Sarah.
Open Mind Zen Meets Mondays at 7:00 pm
Join Frank Seisho Diaz for meditation, talks, and discussions on Zen Buddhism, Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm, in the Library here at the church. All are welcome regardless of faith or experience. 
For more info: Contact Open Mind Zen or visit  
Gentle Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
with Kate Mulligan
A gentle Hatha Yoga practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit takes place 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a yoga mat or large-size bath towel. The class is free and you may join at any time, but please register by calling or emailing the church office:  or 812-332-3695. 
Traditional Taiji on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm
Brian Flaherty leads "Wu (Hao)" style Taiji in Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome, even those with no previous Taiji experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing. 
For more i nfo: Contact Brian.
UU Freethinkers Meet June 23 , 12:45 pm
The UU Freethinkers bi-weekly meeting creates the opportunity for participants to raise questions and engage in open and non-structured discussion of issues of social, political, and theological/religious concern. UU Freethinkers meet on every other Sunday in Room 208 at 12:45 pm, after children's Religious Education classes end.
UU Humanist Forum Meets June 30, 12:45 pm
On Sunday, June 30, at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Sandy Dolby will facilitate a discussion on "Story Telling."  
The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday, with a  different  discussion topic .
UU History for You
   I knew Unitarian psychiatrist Maurice Walsh in the 1960s when I taught at UCLA and met him at the  Westwood Unitarian Fellowship. He had chosen psychiatry as his field of study and one patient he had  at the Mayo Clinic was Dominican Dictator Trujillo. He treated him for syphilis but was astounded that  his patient was psychotic and it made him wonder how a person with such clinical symptoms of  psychosis could come to head a country. 
   During World War II in the Pacific theater his job as a  psychiatrist was to convince pilots to fly to Japan, drop bombs, and try to make it back to base when  they knew the odds favored running out of gas and crashing into the Pacific to drown. As the war ended  he was flown to Germany and interviewed and wrote a report on Rudolph Hess for the Nuremberg  trials. It was stamped Secret by Churchill and banned from being presented as evidence because  Churchill did not want the Nazis to use an insanity defense for any of their war criminals. 
   Walsh  believed war was a social psychosis. He failed to get grant support for research on this topic and was  told that war was economic and political, and no grant support was available for psychiatric studies of  war. He published a half dozen articles and edited a short book on his views. I wish psychiatrists were  more courageous and applied their skills to mass psychosis and the passions stirred up in war that allow  dehumanized behavior to be considered not only normal, but a patriotic duty to participate in. His was  a lonely voice, but one shaped by Unitarian values.      --Elof Carlson, UUCB historian
  Building Community 
UU Outreach to Stone Belt,  Saturday, June 22
UUs will visit Stone Belt on Saturday, June 22, to play games and interact with Stone Belt clients. If you are interested in representing the church as part of this group, email Ann LeDuc at

UU Booth at Rainbow Over the Bridge (Vincennes Pride)
Saturday, June 22
If you are interested in representing UUCB on Saturday, June 22, at the 2nd Annual Rainbow Over the Bridge, email Ann at
Join the fun! Make the 4th of July Parade a huge success again this year!
Sign Making: Thursdays, June 20 and 27, 6:00-7:30 pm in Room 208 
We'll visit and eat pizza together while making signs for the 4th of July Parade. Our theme this year is our 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Let Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, know if you would like to eat pizza by emailing  

Come march, ride, or bike with us in the Bloomington 4th of July parade! Meet at 9 am downtown
EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to march, or ride your bike or mobility scooter, in the 4th of July Parade!  We will meet in the parking lot between N. Dunn and N. Indiana, south of 6th St., at 9:00 am on July 4.  We plan to have light snacks and water available before the parade. There will be signs to be carried, bubbles to blow, songs to sing, and more. Don't forget to bring a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. Wear solid colors to represent the colors of the rainbow. We hope to have new UUCB t-shirts to give out to a dozen marchers on the Sunday before the parade. Questions? Contact Ann LeDuc at or call (812)332-3695.   

Mark your calendar - T.C. Steele Hike rescheduled to June 29
The UU Hikers will hike at the T.C. Steele historical site on Saturday, June 29.  This is approximately a 2 mile hike. We will meet at the old east side K-mart parking lot (behind Bloomingfoods) at 9:30 am to carpool to the trail. Mary Reardon will lead this hike. If you plan to join us, or would like to be added to the UU Hikers email list, email Ann LeDuc at (If it rains, we will cancel.)
Past Residence Hall Employees Unite on June 30!
Were you an R.A. or an H.R. for your college or university residence life/hall? If so, join us at the common interest table on Sunday, June 30 during coffee hour to swap stories! (Note that date was changed from June 23rd to the 30th.)
 --Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Are you a Young Adult age 18-35?
If so, mark your calendar and join us for these fun upcoming events:

This Sunday, June 23, and July 28 -- Lunch Out
Let's go out to lunch after second service. We will meet in the Commons after the second service, near the social justice table, and carpool to a nearby restaurant. Anyone age 18-35 is welcome. 

Starting in August: Continuing Conversations 
We will gather after second service to go further in-depth into Sunday's sermon topic. Starting August 25 at 12:30 pm in Room 112 or 110, depending on availability. The plan is to gather on the second and fourth Sunday each month. Food will be provided.  Bring a friend! Free childcare is available if requested two weeks in advance by clicking here.

Questions? Email Ann LeDuc at
UU Singles First Friday Game Night
Friday, July 5, 7:00 pm
7 to 10 pm, in Fellowship Hall. Come as you are, bring a friend, and (optional) feel free to bring games and/or snacks to share as well!
UU Singles Fellowship Potluck, Sunday, July 7
      The UU Singles Fellowship group will have a potluck at the home of Greg Haas at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, July 7th. Please bring food and conversation to share. Greg is at 4260 E. Bethel Ln., about .9 mile down Bethel Ln. from East S.R. 45.  There are a lot of cedar trees in front of the house, and the address post is next to the drive.  Folks can pull into the drive and park off of the blacktop drive on the gravel drive that "T's" off to the right that makes a "U" back onto Bethel Ln.  So, if the cars spread out, then folks might be able to leave when they want to.  Also, folks might want to carpool from UU (driving through the Griffy area).
      We welcome adult singles of all ages. For questions about the potluck, please contact Greg Haas at 812-331-8433 or Marie Deer at 812-391-0900. 
Come Learn about Unitarian Universalism
Two Sundays, July 7 and 14, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
The next Exploring Unitarian Universalism class will be held on July 7 and 14, 2 to 4 pm, in the church library. This is a great opportunity to learn about the UU Principles and how we live into them, the history of this church, the ways to get involved here, and what it means to be a member of the church. To sign up for the class, just email Ann LeDuc at Plan to attend both dates, since different material will be covered in each session. Members of our congregation, Abby Gitlitz and Carol McCord, will guide us on our journey. We ask for completion of this class before becoming a member of the church. Everyone, ages 14 to 100+, is welcome!  Free childcare is available if requested before June 21; click here to request childcare.
------------- Welcome to Our Newest Members --------------
On June 6, we welcomed five new members into our congregation. They are Julia Adams, Jordon Criss, Sarina King Criss, Matthew O'Donnell, and Margi Showman. Please give them a warm welcome. Their bios are below to help you get to know them.

Julia Adams
Hi, I'm Julia. I came to Bloomington six years ago for my undergrad. I felt a lot of kinship with this community and I chose to make it my home with my partner Matt. Now I am in graduate school for social work and I am very passionate about community activism to aid underrepresented people in Bloomington. I consider the Earth as one of my clients. When we found the UU church, I felt safe and curious about this new path, after being lost on my own for a long time. Thank you all for being so welcoming and I look forward to getting to know you better. 

Jordon Criss and Sa rina King Criss 
Jordon Criss  and Sarina (Rina) King Criss have been happy Bloomington residents since 2013. They both attend Indiana University. They have two cats (Tatters and Freya) and two dogs (Mabel and Ronin). Sarina is a writing tutor and enjoys yoga, cooking, art, and hiking with Mabel. Jordon enjoys reading, music, and gaming, and is developing a tabletop RPG called Maximum Effort RPG. They look forward to becoming part of the UU community!  

Matthew O'Donnell
Matthew O'Donnell moved to Bloomington to pursue a PhD and fell in love with the town and its people, becoming an avid tabletop gaming hobbyist and active in social justice advocacy. Matthew was drawn to the UU Church's inclusivity and positivity, and hopes to be involved in the future work and play to better the Bloomington community.  

Margi Showman
I am a second-generation UU and feel at home here in the UU church of Bloomington. For two decades, my focus has been on embodied spiritual awakening. Originally a Midwest and East Coast gal, in late 2001 I settled in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington. There, I documented software at Microsoft until retirement. In June 2018, I moved to Bloomington to be near my younger sister, also a UU, and her family.  

B uy Grocery Cards on Sunday and Support the Church
We have grocery gift cards for sale in the Commons every Sunday between services. The participating grocery stores send a percentage of your purchases back to the church to support our operating budget. We have gift cards for Bloomingfoods, Lucky's, and Fresh Thyme, and you can  register your Kroger Plus card by clicking here. Our Kroger organization ID number is EW763. 

New Deadlines for Order of Service and Friday Update Info
Thursdays at 9:00 am
In March, our staff shifted the rhythm of their work week to hold the weekly staff meeting on Thursdays. We ask everyone to please send us information for the Order of Service as well as the Friday Update by 9:00 am on Thursdays. Please send info to  admin (at)
Contact a Minister

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister,
can be reached at 812-332-3695 (ext. 201) and is available by appointment on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
Email: macklin (at)

Reverend Scott McNeill, our Associate Minister,  
can be reached at 812-332-3695 (ext. 209) and is available by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. 
For pastoral emergencies, please call Scott at 812-727-0919.
Reverend McNeill is away until July 1.

Reverend Emily Manvel Leite our Minister of Religious Education,  can be reached at  812-332 -3695 (ext. 207)  on Wednesday and Friday mornings. 
Email: mre (at)

Our Covenant of Right Relations
In June 2017, our members affirmed a Covenant of Right Relations. 
Pertinent Details:
Office hours : M-F, 10 am-4 pm
Calendar: A link to our full calendar of events is on our website.
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Prologue  Publication Schedule:  
The deadline for articles is 10 am on the date of publication, which is 
the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
Send articles about church matters to Carol Marks  
Upcoming  issues:  July 2, July 16, August 6, August 20, Sept 3, Sept 17.
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Links to Archived Services to View Online

- Quickly find recent services here: Direct Links to Service Videos (9:15 service)

Or, scroll down on our main Livestream Page for full archives of both services and other events (memorials, concerts, etc). 

Each Friday we will post the direct link for the previous Sunday's service at the end of the Friday UU Update. 

Direct links to the most recent Sunday services:    June 9    June 16

Membership: 533 certified members; 538 current members.
Sunday, June 9             9:15 - 102        11:15 - 140      RE: 29      TOTAL:  242        
Sunday, June 16           9:15 - 79          11:15 -  103     RE: 21      TOTAL:  182  
Non-Pledge Offering:    June 9 : $549       June 16: $403 
   Total to be donated (25%) to Spencer Pride: $237.91
Grocery Card Sales:   (Bloomingfoods, Lucky's Market, or Fresh Thyme)  
June 9: $650       June 16 : $700         Total income to UUCB: $69.50 
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