Friday UU Update                         Friday, March 3, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Sunday, March 5, 2017  
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"Sacred Dying: A 21st Century Call"
Dr. Megory Anderson
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
     We are honored to have Dr. Megory Anderson in our pulpit on March 5th.  
Dr. Anderson is an author, theologian and educator who has helped hundreds of people through the transition from life to death. She is founder and executive director of the Sacred Dying Foundation, with which our congregation has partnered for our Vigilng At Life's End (VALE) outreach program. VALE's mission is to vigil with those in long-term care facilities who are at risk of dying alone.
      We will host a reception for Dr. Anderson in Fellowship Hall at 2pm Sunday afternoon to which other faith communities and long-term care staff will be invited.  At 2:30pm Dr. Anderson will offer a short presentation and respond to questions. 
      Congregation members and friends are encouraged attend worship Sunday morning and the reception in the afternoon. There will also be a Town Hall Discussion with Reverend McNeill on Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation at 4:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. 
This Sunday in Religious Education: Risk
Preschool and K+ classes are exploring our Yellow UU promise: Yearn to Learn and Accept one another. Preschoolers will hear Small Fry, the story of a fish who discovers the great big world. K+ will celebrate responding appropriately to situations in Turtle Tale.   11:15am-3rd-6th graders will investigate risk and consider when sanctuary might be needed. Middle school youth are away at a youth conference in Indianapolis. High school youth are at their annual cabin weekend. 

Religious education is sponsoring a  children's book drive for the jail waiting room.  Please bring your gently used books upstairs to the children's library between  March 4th and March 12th
FirstSteps Class this Sunday, March 5
Are you new to Unitarian Universalism? Join us for the First Steps class! First Steps is a 40-minute class that provides a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. This class will be offered at 12:35 pm in Room 112 this Sunday. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No registration is required. If you have questions, please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at
Town Hall Discussion on Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Reverend Scott McNeill will facilitate a town hall question and answer discussion on Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation this Sunday afternoon,  4:00-5:30 p.m. No childcare for this event. A large amount of helpful background information on this topic can be found by clicking here.
Special Congregational Meeting March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, March 9,  at 5:30 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington will hold a special congregational meeting here in our Meeting Room to vote on whether or not to become a "Sanctuary Congregation." Please remember that you must be a book-signed Member of the congregation to be eligible to vote. Childcare will be provided. A special email with details on this meeting was sent to everyone on Monday, February 27. This email may also be viewed on the Prologue archive page on our website:  
Our Folks . . .
A display of the work of Sandy Taylor, a late member of our congregation, will be at By Hand Gallery, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 109, March 3 through April 8. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 3, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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 so it can be included in The Prologue newsletter on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month.
For More Information see the   February 21 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
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