Friday UU Update                        Friday, June 2, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
U.U.s in Art Show TONIGHT, Friday, June 2
U.U. members Mitch Aurich-Kane, Caroline Beebe, Lynne Gilliatt, and Katha Soens will be exhibiting their artwork tonight at the I. Fell building, 415 W 4th St., as part of the Side Door Studio Artists. Show opening is  6-9 pm tonight, Friday. The show will be available for viewing Wednesdays and  Fridays,  June 2-30, 2-7 pm.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
All Will Know the Song of Purple Summer
Reverend Scott McNeill
Voces Novae will join us for a service that encourages us to look for the joy of  summer, whether it's June-September, or a season of our lives where we find warmth, energy, and contentment.
This Sunday in Religious Education: Zest
This week in RE we are embracing the new theme of Zest! Preschool will hear You Be You and celebrate everyone's uniqueness. K-8 will gear up for participating in the community Fourth of July parade--please come dressed to mess! Middle school and high school youth groups are on hiatus for the summer.
This Sunday, 4th of July Parade Prep Session!
We need your help this Sunday. Come work with our children in Religious Education (during both services) to create a banner for the parade, and at 10:30 in  Room 210 start making signs and planning floats for the parade.  Bring your poster ideas. Poster board and markers will be available to start creating posters to be carried in the parade.  If you are interested in working with a group on a small, wagon sized, float, come and start a plan.  Mark your calendar! Another prep session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm with pizza.  Sign up to help here.  There is something for everyone!  --Ann LeDuc
New to Unitarian Universalism? 

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism? If so, then the First Steps class is for you! First Steps is a 40-minute class that provides a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. This class is offered the first  Sunday each month at  10:35 am and 12:35 pm in Room 112. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No registration is required, just come to Room 112 after the service. If you have questions, please contact Ann LeDuc at This Sunday's class will be facilitated by Orion Day, Young Adult and Campus Ministry Coordinator.
UU Humanist Forum Sunday, June 4
This Sunday at 12:45 p.m. the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208 after children's Religious Education classes end. 
Denominational Affairs General Assembly Meeting, Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m.
Current and former delegates to the MidAmerica Regional Assembly and the UUA General Assemblies  are meeting on Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. The agenda will include the upcoming business agenda, workshops, inclusive workshops, and voting for the new UUA president.  Who will take our banner?  Who will walk in the banner parade?  Who will be responsible for bringing the banner back?
-Iris Kiesling, Denominational Affairs
It's an Experiment! Next Prologue is Tuesday, June 6
A Slight Adjustment in Prologue Publication Schedule for the Summer
As an experiment to help accommodate minister and staff schedules, we will be publishing our Prologue newsletter emails this summer on the first and third TUESDAYS of June, July and August: June 6 and June 20, July 5 (b/c July 4 is the Tuesday) and July 18, and August 1 and August 15. Please send articles as usual to Carol Marks at . (Even when Carol  is away, Monica and Deeva can read her email.)
Habitat UNITY Youth Build, June 10
Youth and young people 14 years and older are invited to participate in the UNITY Youth Build Day on  June 10  for a half day or full day to help complete the interfaith build for the Diaz family. Youth are asked to fund raise $100, but the UU Habitat Task Force will likely be able to sponsor your participation. Youth from other faith communities are volunteering that day, along with several UU adults. If interested, contact Barb Berggoetz right away at .
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 by mid-June.
Your pledges at work:
You asked, and we listened. Many of you have asked for programs on deepening spirituality, and this week we made a $1500 deposit for "Wellspring," a pilot program for deepening spirituality that will begin  next fall.
Marsh Stores Likely to Close -- Come Buy Some Marsh Cards!
     We were as surprised as you were to learn that the two remaining Marsh stores in Bloomington may be closing soon. We have a pretty good stock of Marsh grocery cards that we would like to sell before the middle of June. There are certain to be some good deals at Marsh in the near future, so buy some Marsh cards from us and stock up! Grocery cards are available for sale in the Commons every Sunday morning, 10:15-11:00 a.m. Our grocery card program contributed $7,000 to our operating budget this year.  Thank you for participating!
Mark Your Calendars! Summer Service Time Starts June 18
Beginning Sunday, June 18, we will hold one service only each Sunday, at 10:15 a.m., with coffee hour to follow. Religious Education classes will be held during the service as usual. This schedule will continue through Sunday, July 30. Regular service times at 9:15 and 11:15 will resume August 6.
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.

Please Pledge TODAY: Click here:
Does this congregation, with its ministers, staff, lay leaders, and members, serve as an inspiration for you? If you answer 'yes' to this question, we encourage you to support our liberal religious presence in southern Indiana by making your 2017-2018 pledge TODAY! Please pledge by June 1st!
Our goal is $650,000, and we have received $561,139 so far. We are busy planning our budget for the coming year that we need to present to the congregation on June 11, and we heartily welcome your participation with a pledge of your financial support! 

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Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Senior Minister

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For More Information see the May 15 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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