Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 10, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Sunday, March 12, 2017   9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 
Why We Make Mistake∆® 
Reverend Scott McNeill
Years ago, I came across a line in an article in the Friends' Journal (the Quaker equivalent of the UU World), "How silent the woods would be if only the best birds sang." We'll explore the ways we take risks and the ways we choose to play it safe--or so we think.
This Sunday in Religious Education: Risk
"Yes, I Can!" Day--we will offer ways for children in preschool-8th grade to make an impact in our world through living out our UU principles in their own lives.  Activities will include a game on immigration awareness, planting for our church gardens, and postcards to our senators. Our high school youth group will have a chocolate day.

Religious Education Children's Book Drive
To live out our Yellow UU Promise: Yearn to Learn and Accept One Another, the children are collecting gently used children's books to be offered in the jail waiting room. Please bring any books that are gathering dust at your house to the Children's Library (near the end of the upstairs hallway) before March 19.
Our Folks
Congratulations to Lynne Gilliatt, who is showing her artwork at Thomas Gallery, 107 N. College (next to Darn Good Soup) through  March 31 .
Notice for Science Marchers
If you will be attending a March for Science next month and cannot join us at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on April 22 for our first Pledge Day, please let us know by 2:00 p.m. on March 12 (this Sunday), and we will deliver a pie and a pledge card to you on March 14. Pi Day!!! (We support our scientists, science educators, and science lovers!) Contact the church office at 812-332-3695 or office @uubloomington.org .
We Are Now a Sanctuary Congregation
This past  Thursday (March 9), the members of the UU Church of Bloomington gathered for a special congregational meeting and vote on the issue of becoming a "Sanctuary Congregation." Following 45 minutes of discussion, members voted 167-0 to become a "Sanctuary Congregation."  This means we are prepared, under the right circumstances, to house an individual who is facing deportation. The church will continue our education about immigration issues; and, we will keep the congregation informed as we continue down this path with others in the Bloomington community. Thank you everyone who participated in the process!
Unknown Cars in Our Parking Lot
Please do not leave your car in our parking lot overnight without asking, as our policy is to report unknown vehicles to local law enforcement in order to identify the owner. If you need to leave your car here to carpool or even overnight for some reason, please contact Carol Marks, Church Administrator, 812-332-3695 or admin@uubloomington.org to let her know.
Lifetouch Photos Sent Us Your Free 8x10
If you received an email from us in the last couple weeks telling you that your Lifetouch photo was available for pick up in the church office (Room 204), you may pick up these photos anytime the office is open. (M-F 10-4, Sunday 10-1)
The Friday UU Update Is for Upcoming Events that will take place SOON, within the next 10 days. If you would like an event further in the future to be publicized, please send it to admin@uubloomington.org so it can be included in The Prologue newsletter on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.
For More Information see the   March 6 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo by David Orr t aken at the Blue Ridge Parkway , Wilson Creek Valley overlook.
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