Friday UU Update                        Friday, March 31, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Chalice Series Event: Rob Boston on Defending Our Values in Difficult Times, Tonight, March 31
Tonight at 7:15 p.m. 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
Save Indiana Solar Rally Saturday, April 1, at 12 noon
     SB 309, the bill that kills net metering for solar owners, passed out of the Indiana House Utilities Committee this week. It could be voted on by the full House as early as  Monday.  If it becomes law, this will have devastating effects on rooftop solar in Indiana.  More info at
    Join us for the Save #IndianaSolar Rally at Noon, April 1st on the South Steps of the Statehouse.  Send email to    if you want to carpool from Bloomington. Call your state representative, and ask others to do the same.  
-Stephanie Kimball
Our Folks . . .
Our sympathy and thoughts of healing are with Judi Epp and her family upon the death of her wife Beverly Camden on March 27. A memorial service for Bev will be held here at  4:00 p.m.   Saturday, April 1 .
Sunday, April 2, 2017   
9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 
Join us for inspiration as we begin our month of focus on "Transformation."
This Sunday in Religious Education: Transformation
Our preschool and K+ classes will focus on our Blue UU Promise: Believe in our ideas and act on them. Preschool will explore the changes that happen as seeds grow as they hear the story of The Carrot Seed . Our K+ classes will consider the transformed situation of Israelites leaving Egypt through the story of The Dolphins of the Red Sea .  Our 11:15am-3 rd -6 th graders will explore transformation through world religions.  Our YUUMS (Young UU Middle Schoolers) will be baking goods for the Rainbow Rights Task Force. The High School Youth Group is beginning their exploration of class consciousness.      
First Steps Class This Sunday, April 2
Are you new to Unitarian Universalism? Join us forthe First Steps class! 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 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. in Room 112. Free childcare is available in Room 108. No registration is required. If you have questions, please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator at
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. There will be food trucks at this event. 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.
Interfaith Banquet to Benefit Habitat 
Sunday, April 2 at First Presbyterian
Join Bloomington people of many faiths at a banquet on  Sunday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church to support the upcoming CommUNITY Interfaith Habitat Build. Catered dinner, interfaith speakers, activities and music. All proceeds to Interfaith Build. For tickets and more information visit or contact Barb Berggoetz, Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for students
Update on the Affordable Care Act: Panel Discussion April 3
There will be a panel discussion of the Affordable Care Act at First United Church on  Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by UU Just Peace Task Force, and the panel includes Dr. Rob Stone, Jean Capler, Kerry Conway, Nancy Richman, and Susan Rinne.
UU Seder will be held on Sunday April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
 --Tickets Available
Tickets are on sale in the Commons on   Sunday, April 2,   between services and after the  11:15   service.  $9 for adults and $4 for children.
Our Homelessness Task Force reminds us that Shalom Community Center Needs Volunteers.
As the academic year comes to an end, Shalom is losing a wealth of volunteer support with students departing and vacation season beginning.
Click here for details
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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