The Prologue                                            Tuesday, June 4, 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
Sunday, June 9, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Hospitality: Touchstones Along the Way
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
     In this worship service we will continue to explore our theme of the month, Hospitality, utilizing Frank Ostaseski's book, "The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living." Also during the worship service we will hear from our 25% Plate Nominees for next fiscal year. (Descriptions of the nominees can be found below.)
     Early Risers Breakfast Club on June 9 for 9:15 a.m. service attendees. Free simple breakfast foods (for example: fruit, oatmeal or bagels, etc.) in Fellowship Hall after first service. 
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 9, 2019    
4:00 pm  In the Meeting Room
See below for details.
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. 
Sunday, June 16, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Wellspring: Stories of Spiritual Deepening
Members of Our Congregation's Wellspring Program
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
     In September, we began our second year of offering the Wellspring Program, which was created to enhance spiritual lives within a small group setting. In addition to meeting twice a month, each member of Wellspring commits to a daily spiritual practice, meets at least once a month with a spiritual director, and completes readings and other assignments towards increased spirituality. In this worship service, we will hear from our Sources Wellspring members, co-facilitated by Reverend Macklin and Denise Breeden-Ost, and their 9-month journey of spiritual deepening.  
     Early Risers Breakfast Club on June 16 for 9:15 a.m. service attendees. Free simple breakfast foods (for example: fruit, oatmeal or bagels, etc.) in Fellowship Hall after the first service.
MAM's Musings

          This June, as we engage the theme of hospitality, I also invite those of you, who choose to, to join me in exploring the book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully from Zen Practitioner Frank Ostesaski.
          The following comes from a book review of The Five Invitations:

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate care-giving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations:
-Don't Wait
-Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
-Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
-Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
-Cultivate Don't Know Mind

These invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with death or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us. 

I look forward to sharing the journey of these five invitations with you. And I look forward to seeing everyone at our June 9th congregational meeting at 4pm unless it snows, because snow in June would just be too weird.

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who helped with our UUCB Booth at Spencer Pride last weekend. Love. Love. Love.

Peace, Mary Ann
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister,
Our Folks...
    A Service of Memory for long-time member Marion Sinclair will be held here on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. Marion died on April 22, after a brief illness.

    Congratulations to Von Welch on his appointment as Director of Cybersecurity Innovation at Indiana University.

     Lynne Gilliatt's Works on Paper will be on display during the month of June at La Vie en Rose Café, 402 1/2 W. 6th St. 
Emily's Post

I really appreciate all the cards, emails, and personal thoughts that you have offered to me in the past month since my mom's death.  The weeks have been full of emotion and travel and I have felt held by your support as I begin the process of making sense of a world without my mom in it.  Sharing stories and worship services with all of you and especially spending time with our wonderful children and youth is also an important part of that healing. 

Welcome to Early Risers Breakfast Club!
We are looking forward to a wonderful summer exploring our June and July themes of Hospitality and Grace.  In an effort to make our 11:15 service more welcoming (i.e. less crowded!) for newcomers and visitors, we encourage all those who can to attend our 9:15 service in the coming months.  If you are currently an 11:15 attendee, this is an opportunity to meet the other half of our UU Bloomington community!

As a bit of an incentive, our children and youth will be providing simple breakfast foods for anyone who attends first service in a program we call "Early Risers Breakfast Club."  Food will be offered at no cost to all who attend at 9:15.
If you attend second service, we hope that you will understand that breakfast is for 9:15 folks, and that you might choose to attend at 9:15 yourself someday!
Our children would welcome youth and adult help in the kitchen over the coming weeks.  If you might be able to lend a hand one Sunday in June or July, please sign up here:
Simple instructions and ingredients will be provided.

I hope to see many of you at church!

Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education

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:

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.

Save the Date- Splash of the Sacred Picnic & Potluck Sept. 1
Sunday, September 1st.  Find out more on Facebook, invite your friends.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 9, 2019    
4:00 pm
In the Meeting Room
2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, Indiana
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Childcare provided.
SLATE of Candidates for Elected Positions
at the Congregational Meeting on June 9, 2019
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - TREASURER:       1 Position, 2-Year Term (First)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AT-LARGE:         1 Position, 2-Year Term (Second)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - AT LARGE:          1 Position, 2-Year Term (First)
25% Sunday Plate Nominees for 2019-2020
Click here to read more from each of our nominees! The members gathered at the Congregational Meeting on June 9 will vote to choose one of these!
  • Harmony School
    Funds raised from UU Bloomington would help make it possible for the school to educate and empower students from all backgrounds and incomes.
  • Team First Book of Monroe County
    Funds from the 25% collection plate would be used primarily to fund preschool programs at Headstart, MCUM, and county Title I preschools because we believe that literacy begins at home.
  • Volunteers in Medicine 
    UUCB funds will be used to help Volunteers in Medicine continue to fund dentures - and support confident smiles, improved health, and enhanced life opportunities.
Pledge Update for Fiscal Year 2019-20
     There's still time to make a pledge for the coming year before we approve the budget on June 9! Our goal is $670,000 in pledges, and so far we have received pledge promises for $623,915 from 318 families and individuals in our congregation. Many thanks to all of you who have already made a pledge. Our hope is that by reaching our goal, we can become a more responsible employer and give raises to our hourly workers, as well as support the vision of our congregation in other ways by making a difference in our community and the world.  Please click here and make your pledge online by June 7.
(If you prefer, we are happy to receive your call to the church office letting us know your pledge amount: 812-332-3695, ext. 200.)
  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  
Traditional Taiji on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm
Brian Flaherty leads "Wu (Hao)" style Taiji in Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm. All are welcome, even those with no previous Taiji experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing. 
For more i nfo: Contact Brian.
Yoga on Tuesdays Starts Up Again June 4
Gentle Hatha Yoga Class on Tuesdays 
with Kate Mulligan
5:30-7 pm Tuesdays, in Fellowship Hall, starting up again on Tuesday, June 4.  A gentle hatha yoga practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit. 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. 
UU Freethinkers Meet June 9 , 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 16, 12:45 pm
On Sunday, June 16, at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Jon Chaffin will facilitate a discussion on "The Green New Deal?"   The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday, with a
different  discussion topic .
UU History for You
Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz 
and the Founding of Radcliffe College 
       Elizabeth Cabot (n ée Cary) Agassiz was born in 1822 and died in 1907. She was a Boston Brahmin whose ancestors were merchants who made their fortune in the slave trade, owning plantations in the Caribbean and transporting rum, sugar, tobacco, and slaves. She grew up in Massachusetts and was raised Unitarian. Her father was a lawyer and provided tutors for her education while her brothers went to Harvard. 
       Cary married Louis Agassiz, a Swiss naturalist who taught at Harvard and was the Carl Sagan of his day, and a great popularizer of science, having named the Ice Age, and made glaciology a science. He regained his Calvinist, Swiss Reform religion while his wife retained her Unitarian outlook. He was a widower 15 years her senior and brought three children to the marriage; Elizabeth raised them. She felt it was wrong for girls to only learn to sing and play piano and serve as hostesses for their husband's careers. She designed her own school and got first rate scholars to teach in it and wrote some texts herself. She later headed a committee to make it a formal part of Harvard University and they named it Radcliffe College in memory of the first woman to donate to Harvard (in 1643). Elizabeth Agassiz served as the first President of Radcliffe College, serving from 1882 to 1903.
--Elof Carlson, UUCB historian
  Building Community 
Can you spot any four-leaf clovers
on the terrace outside the Meeting Room?  While you're looking, you might see a bee enjoying the clover flowers! Clover enriches the clay soil of the terraces, while preventing erosion and reducing the need for mulch. Now that's good luck!

Membership Ceremony Thursday June 6 at 1 p.m.
If you would like to become a member of the church before the congregational meeting this Sunday, contact Ann LeDuc before Thursday (6/6) morning at A special membership ceremony has been scheduled for this Thursday (6/6) at 1:00 PM in the Library.  We ask for completion of the Exploring UU class before becoming a member, if you are new to the church.
Women's Alliance Welcomes Elizabeth Mitchell 
Thursday, June 6
Local historian and playwright Liz Mitchell will be the guest speaker at the Women's Alliance on Thursday, June 6th, with her talk on "Trailblazing Indiana Women." Click here for details. Join us at 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall with a brown bag lunch. The presentation begins at noon, followed by a brief business meeting. The hostesses for the month, Sylvia King and Diane Gregory, will provide drinks and dessert. Everyone, including women, men, and gender non-binary persons, is welcome. 
UU Singles First Friday Game Night, June 7
7 to 10 pm in the Church Library
Come as you are, bring a friend, and (optional) feel free to bring games and/or snacks to share as well! We'll meet in the church Library upstairs.
Garden Enthusiasts, Let's do the Garden Walk together!
Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am
Join the UU Gardeners at 10 am on June 8 to carpool and enjoy the Bloomington Garden Walk together. We will depart from 810 S. Jordan Ave (the home of a congregant). Tickets can be purchased at any of the vendors listed here: ,   or at the gardens on the day of the walk. Email  Ann LeDuc at  if you plan to join us.
Are you new here?  Take your " First Steps"  
this Sunday, June 9!
Join us to discuss the basics of Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, and watch a short video about Unitarian Universalism. This Sunday in Room 112 at 10:35-11:00 AM and 12:35-1:00 PM (after each service). Free childcare is available in Room 108. Just stop in, no registration is required. This class was previously offered on the first Sunday of each month. Due to space limitations, it is now offered on the second Sunday of each month. 
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator     
Join the fun!  
Make the 4th of July Parade a huge success again this year!
Parade Prep and Pizza June 13
We'll visit and eat pizza together while making signs for the 4th of July Parade. Mark your calendar! The first parade prep and pizza night will be Thursday, June 13, 6-7:30 pm in room 208.  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 .  Additional work night dates: Thursday June 20 and 27, 6-7:30 PM. 
Mark your calendar! 
Hike at T.C. Steele on  June 15
The UU Hikers will hike at the T.C. Steele historical site in Brown County on Saturday, June 15.  This is approximately a 2 mile hike.  We will meet at the old east side K-mart parking lot (behind Bloomingfoods) at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the trail. Mary Reardon will lead this hike.  If you have questions, or would like to be added to the UU Hikers email list, contact Ann LeDuc at .
Are you a Young Adult age 18-35?
If so, mark your calendar and join us for these fun upcoming events:

Continuing Conversations Starting August 25 for Young Adults
Young Adults ages 18-35 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 every second and fourth Sunday each month. Food will be provided.   This is open to anyone ages 18-35, so bring a friend!  Free childcare is available if requested two weeks in advance by clicking here.  
Lunch Out for Young Adults on June 23 and July 28
Young Adults ages 18-35:  Let's go out to lunch after second service on June 23 and July 28.  We will meet in the Commons after the second service and carpool to a nearby restaurant.  Anyone age 18-35 is welcome. 
Questions? Email Ann LeDuc at   
UU Children's Choir Will Sing at Summer Solstice June 23
     We will sing at the Summer Solstice Service. One rehearsal prior to that day. Dates & times coming soon. Jill Courtney, Children's Choir Director
Past Residence Hall Employees Unite on June 23!
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 June 23 during coffee hour to swap stories! 
 --Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator

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.
  Changing the World 
Adopt-a-Stream Work Day at Bryan Park June 8
2nd Saturdays at 10:00 am
This Saturday is the Families with Young Children monthly stream walk at Bryan Park. We will meet at 10 am at the main playground off Henderson. We will work on the stream for an hour, and then reconvene at the playground at 11 to play and picnic if you choose. Wear shoes/boots that can get wet, sunscreen, etc. 

Hope to see you Saturday!
Contact Anna Knust for more info.
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 EarthKeepers at  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! ull list of compostable items on the Green Sanctuary page on the church website:
-- Molly O'Donnell, Green Sanctuary Task Force
I love my compost bucket! by Kitty McIntosh
I cannot contain my glee over our new UU compost buckets.  I stopped composting at home due to rat fear and was feeling guilt that I wasn't being "green".  When Molly O'Donnell told me about the new program, I was excited. I can compost affordably and easily. The day they arrived, I was first to sign up online.  I grabbed my first bucket and went home and found a perfect spot for it in my very tiny kitchen. I announced to my family that "WE" were going to compost. I showed them the lovely list of ALL THE THINGS that can go in that bucket.  In preparation for an upcoming party, my daughter Stephanie made a rainbow sign for the wall behind our trash can that says "Wait, can you compost that? ". Thank you Green Sanctuary Task Force and Earth Keepers for making this possible. --Kitty McIntosh 
Third Sunday Social Justice Film Series
"Stories of Monroe" on June 16
will host the Third Sunday Movie Night on June 16th at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall. "Resilience: Stories of Monroe," by Gladys DeVane and Elizabeth Mitchell, is a moving history of African American life in Bloomington, Indiana. It was performed here in October 2018 and was very well-received. There will be an intermission with pizza. If you need childcare in order to attend, please request it by clicking here by June 9.
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. 
Hunger Task Force Blow-out Yard Sale 
a Big Success!  On June 1, the home of Mary Blizzard, head of the Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force, was the scene: Goods donated by many helpful UU members were eagerly pored over by happy buyers, whose purchases added over $1,300 to the Hunger Task Force's funds. This will enable the Task Force to buy over 7,200  pounds of food (!) from the Food Bank for redistribution to residents of Walnut Grove Apartments. Yeoman service was rendered not only by Mary, her husband Mike, and grandson Callahan, but also by Task Force members Cecilia Murphy, Judy Kelly, Kathleen Chmelewski, Dixie Welch, and Lynn Struve. Sincere thanks is due, also, to the weatherman, who provided a gloriously sunny day for the sale!
3rd Saturday Habitat Builds
Saturday, June 15, 8 am to 4 pm
Our Habitat Task Force is continuing to organize monthly build groups at Habitat homes on the third Saturday of the month. Please consider signing up for one or more of these builds (no donation necessary) by registering at: Anyone over age 16 can participate for a full or half-day. No experience is required and training is provided; lunch is also provided. The sites and work will vary from month to month. Upcoming dates are June 15, July 20, August 17.
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. 
Buy 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. 
Community Connections: Our Faith in Action

Gather to show that Americans are unified in the effort to end gun violence-- Friday, June 7 
This Friday, wear orange to show solidarity for ending gun violence and gather at 8:00 PM at the Monroe County Courthouse.   Mayor Hamilton will read a proclamation, along with Monroe County Commissioners.  Lanterns will be released honoring survivors.  Several UUs will be attending.  Join us!

Cubamistad/Pastors for Peace Talk Here on Cuba/U.S. Relations-- 
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 pm
Our Refugee and Immigration Support and Education (RISE) task force will host Cubamistad on 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
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:
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the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
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Upcoming  issues:  June 18, July 2, July 16.
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Each Friday we will post the direct link for the previous Sunday's service at the end of the Friday UU Update. 

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Membership: 533 certified members; 538 current members.
Sunday, May 26            9:15 - 127      11:15 - 133      RE: 27     TOTAL:  260       
Sunday, June 2            9:15 - 135      11:15 - 143      RE: 27     TOTAL:  278 
Non-Pledge Offering:    May 26 : $633      June 2: $603 
   Total to be donated (25%) to Spencer Pride: $309.00
Grocery Card Sales:   (Bloomingfoods, Lucky's Market, or Fresh Thyme)  
May 26: $100         June 2 : $750          Total income to UUCB: $49.50  
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