Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 24, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
CLOTHING SWAP Tomorrow Saturday, March 25
     The Green Sanctuary Task Force encourages all of us to examine our habits of consumption.  What do we buy? Where does it come from? What happens to it when we're finished with it? 
     Each spring and fall, we hold a Clothing Swap to offer an alternative to buying new clothes.  This spring's Swap will be held in Fellowship Hall on Saturday,   March 25  from  10 am until 12 noon  with drop-off starting at  9:30 am .  You don't need to bring anything to "shop" and you don't have to shop if you donate items.
Sunday, March 26, 2017   9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 
Risk Lite
Reverend Scott McNeill 
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Join us for a unique service where we will do more than talk about risk--but take risks together. Rather than coordinating our service and topics with one another, each worship leader will bring something that calls to her or him. And, rather than follow the typical order of service, we will determine the order randomly by drawing each next element from a hat! Please join us, knowing that we will create sacred space amidst the spontaneity.
This Sunday in Religious Education
     Preschool and K+ are both exploring our UU Green promise--Grow by seeking what is true and right in life. Preschool will hear the story of The Empty Pot and plant seeds. K+ will think  about what it would be like to leave your familiar environment after sharing the story of Moses and the Burning Bush.  At 11:15am, our 3 rd -6 th graders will explore risks in Aesop's Fables.
     YUUMS (11:15am, 7th & 8th graders) resumes! They will meet for donuts and fruit and to plan out their time together. High School Youth Group is having a pizza lunch and doing follow up on their visit to New Leaf, New Life.
Interfaith Banquet to Benefit Habitat Build, Sunday, April 2
Join Bloomington people of many faiths at a banquet on  Sunday, April 2, to support the upcoming CommUNITY Interfaith Habitat Build. Catered dinner, interfaith speakers, activities and music. All proceeds to Interfaith Build. Tickets, visit or contact Barb Berggoetz, Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for students

Like to hammer? The CommUNITY Interfaith Build needs a few more volunteers to help frame-up a home at 520 W. Duncan Drive. Builders are especially needed on 
Friday, March 31 . Lunch, snacks, drinks are provided; no experience necessary. Contact Barb Berggoetz, , as soon as possible.
Want to send a message to our US senators about healthcare reform? 
UUs across the country are writing letters on healthcare to their U.S. Senators to be personally hand-delivered to Capitol Hill offices by participants in the April 3-5  conference, "Reversing Inequality: Healthcare Justice is a UU Value." If you would like to write a message on healthcare justice for hand-delivering to Senator Joe Donnelly or Senator Todd Young, write your letter this week and bring it to the church office by March 29 and we'll mail them on March 30. Questions? Contact David Keppel, Here is a link to a sample letter and talking points:
Chalice Series Event: Rob Boston on Defending Our Values, March 31
On Friday, March 31 at 7:15 p.m. Mr. Rob Boston, Director of Communications for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, will speak here in our Meeting Room. The event is free of charge.  No childcare will be provided at this event. Mr. Boston writes a monthly column for Humanist Magazine and has written four books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right, The Most Dangerous Man in America, Why the Religious Right is Wrong, and Taking Liberties
Let Us Persist: A Collaborative Concert on April 2 at 6:00 p.m.
inspired by Nasty Women and Friends 
Local musicians, visual artists, speakers, dancers, and social activists (including members of our congregation) will come together on Sunday, April 2nd at 6:00 pm here in our Meeting Room for a collaborative concert to support social justice. Admission is free, with optional donations to various local social justice organizations encouraged, including cash, canned goods, and/or diapers. (no childcare provided for this event) Details here.
The Friday UU Update Is for Upcoming Events that will take place SOON, within the next 10-12 days. If you would like an event further in the future to be publicized, please send it to so it can be included in The Prologue newsletter on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.
For More Information see the March 20 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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