The Prologue                                      Tuesday, November 5 , 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, November 10, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Inheriting the Church 
Reverend Scott McNeill
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist, and how has that changed over time? What will be our legacy as Unitarian Universalists (here in Bloomington, and throughout the country)? As we reflect on our position as inheritors of our community (and as the ones who will pass it along to other inheritors), we're delighted that our choir will share John David's "You Are the New Day" as our 
gift of music. 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
We Give Thanks:  A Multigenerational Thanksgiving Service
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite and Reverend Scott McNeill 
       All ages are invited to join us for songs and stories as we reflect together on all that makes our days more joyful.  Our children's choir (directed by Jill Courtney) will be singing!  Our Giving Tree will be available beginning this Sunday with gift tags available to support several local programs.  

Giving Tree Begins Sunday, November 17
On November 17 and 24, and December 1, our Giving Tree will be available in Fellowship Hall for anyone who would like to support a local family, child or teen in need, or a local adult living with HIV.  Gift requests will be available for $5 and up and will include some tags where gently used donations would be welcome. We hope that many members of our community will be able to participate. Gifts will be collected during our Procession of Giving services on Sunday, December 8. Online sign up for  a gift tag will be available November 18--watch for a link in the   Friday  Update on November 15! 
From our Associate Minister 
     Following our worship services on November 3, when we acknowledged, remembered, and celebrated our ancestors, we recognize just how much grief our community has gone through -- both within the congregation (and in our own personal lives). Adding this grieving to the fact that there are a lot of activated feelings in our city and country right now -- there is a lot going on.
      So, first, I encourage you to slow down as much as you can. Take some deep breaths each day. And if you need help, or would like to talk to someone - let Reverend Emily, Ann LeDuc (our connections coordinator), our caring committee, or me know, and we'll do our best to connect with you. Part of the healing component of community is that whatever you are facing, you do not have to do it alone!
 
In faith,
   Rev. Scott
Rev. Scott McNeill
mcneill (at) uubloomington.org
Emily's Post
from our Minister of Religious Education
Dear Ones,
    It was a tender time this past Sunday as we reflected upon the many much-loved members of our community we have lost over the past year as well as those personal losses that have touched our individual lives.  I feel deep gratitude that our congregation holds one another with such thoughtful care in our times of loss and grief, and gratefully recognize that our grief reflects the affection with which we held those that we have lost this year:
     Bob Doyle, Judy Andrews, Lloyd Orr, Jean Knowlton, Marion Sinclair, Tony Reilly, Mikey Brooks, Tommie Owens, Velma Harrison, Joe Sylvester, Marcia Harlow, Greg Haas, Marcie Grossack, and Paul Fratianni,  along with our personal beloveds.
     It has been a hard year, and our losses are great.  As we enter into the holiday season, I am aware that these losses can be hard to bear.  Please be gentle with yourself and find the support you need.  As we move into a time when we are invited to lean in to gratitude, we can be grateful, too, that we need one another still, and are here for one another.  Please call or email if you are in need.
And may we, as they say in the Friends' tradition, hold one another in the light.  
    
With affection,
   Emily
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education 
mre (at) uubloomington.org
Sabbatical Scoop - November 5 
     We've had the chance to check in with Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister, as she enters this last month of her sabbatical. We look forward to her return on December 1.
     Here are a few quotes from what she shared:
 
"I'm definitely dancing with the challenge of being instead of doing..."
"I've been allowing time for activities for which I often do not create space: reading a book from beginning to end, cooking, leisure family hanging out, sports, practicing gratitude and spending time outdoors..."
"I started playing golf again after quitting when the new IU Health Hospital construction began. (I had a chip on my shoulder, so to speak, because my beloved Par Three Course was bulldozed. But I have found another reasonably priced course where I can walk instead of take a cart)...."
 
     For all you Star Trek fans: Reverend Macklin has also been participating in the Captain Janeway Project Collective. This group was formed in early 2019 with the goal of seeing the city of Bloomington honor Star Trek: Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway, who will be born here on May 20, 2336. The Collective is raising money for a memorial celebrating Janeway's Bloomington connection. Reverend Macklin invites any fans who'd like more information to check out this link or this link.   
       As we anticipate Reverend Macklin's return, may we do so with the awareness that she will need to ease into her ministerial role during the month of December. Reverend Macklin reminds us that one does not "hit the ground running" from sabbatical. Rather, we're all invited to take a deep breath to allow for a time of integration and gentle reentry.
 
Peace,  
The Sabbatical Committee
Beth Lodge-Rigal, Elizabeth DeVoe, Clarke Miller 
Our Folks...
     Our hearts go out to Sue Fratianni and daughters upon the death of husband and father Paul Fratianni this past week.  Cards are welcome.
     Sura Gail Tala will give the sermon at two UU congregations in Arkansas this coming week, on November 10 at Eureka Springs, and on November 17 at Fayetteville.
Register your Children and Youth for Sunday Morning 
Religious Education!   Register online at  tinyurl.com/RE1920 .  

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 8, 2019    4:00 p.m.
Meeting Room    2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, Indiana
All members are encouraged to attend.    Childcare provided.
 
This information is published in accordance with our Bylaws concerning notices of congregational meetings. 
  Building Community 
All-Adult Game Night Friday, November 8
     On Friday night, November 8th, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the UU singles and the Young Adult group will be partnering to co-host a game night for all adults in our congregation (18 and over). Please come and join us in Fellowship Hall for games of all kinds, snacks, and conversation.    
     If you'd like to be added to our singles fellowship e-mail list or Facebook group, or if you have any questions, contact Marie Deer at 812 391 0900 or  mariedeer1961@gmail.com  
Bryan Park Invasives Cleanup November 9
     This Saturday, November 9 is our monthly work day at Bryan Park. Meet us near the bridge at the main Henderson St. playground at 10:00 a.m. to tackle invasive species. Bring gloves and a shovel if you can. Everyone is welcome to come and help. Hope to see you there!  --Anna Knust 
Hike this Saturday, November 9 
Join us to hike at Bean Blossom Bottoms on Saturday, November 9. We will meet at the church at 2:00 pm to carpool to the trailhead. This is an easy 2.5 mile trail, which is mostly on a plastic boardwalk and is  accessible. More info click here. We will cancel or reschedule if it rains.  Email connect@uubloomington.org if you plan to join us!  This is a family friendly event.
Are you new here?  
Take your "First Steps" this Sunday, November 10!
Join us for a short introduction to Unitarian Universalism and this congregation. This Sunday in Room 112 at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM (after each service). Free childcare is available in Room 108. Just stop in, no registration is required.  
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator  
This Sunday, November 10! 
Young Adult Lunch Out   
Let's go out to lunch after the second service.  We will meet in the Commons at about 12:30, near the social justice table, and carpool to a nearby restaurant.  Anyone age 18-35 is welcome.  As a result of a generous donation to our Young Adult and Campus Ministry, we are able to buy lunch for everyone. Questions? Email Ann LeDuc at connect@uubloomington.org  Childcare is not available for this event.
Lynn Struve Supports a Liberal Religious Future through Planned Giving  
I joined the UU Church early in 2017, looking for something like solace, maybe commiseration, in my distress over the state of American political culture. Since then, being part of this congregation has heightened my awareness that politics is an extension of the general culture, and that to improve politics one has to work on that general culture to make it more caring and respectful of others--other fellow citizens, other human beings in the world, other living things. This is what the UU Church does more fundamentally than any other organization I've known. So I have made a bequest from my modest assets to help the Church continue its vital mission well into the future.  --Lynn Struve 
Leadership Workshop November 16:  
Finding Your Power for the Greater Good
     On November 16, 1-4 PM, join us for a leadership workshop called "Finding Your Power for the Greater Good." You have many sources of power. This workshop will help you identify your power and understand how you can use your power to live into our UU Principles. Light snacks will be provided.  Register by emailing connect@uubloomington.org . Experienced consultants, Dan and Sharon Wiseman, will lead the workshop.  Free c hildcare is available if requested by November 9 at   http://bit.ly/childcarereq   
November 24 - Young Adult (18-35) Continuing Conversations with Free Lunch
If you are age 18-35, join other young adults on November 24 to go deeper into that Sunday's sermon topic. We will gather after second service at 12:30 PM in Room 112. Lunch will be provided.  This is open to anyone ages 18-35, so bring a friend!  Questions? Contact the Connections Coordinator at connect@uubloomington.org 
Ready to Become a Member?
The next membership ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, November 24 at 10:30 AM. If you are new to Unitarian Universalism, we ask that you complete the Exploring Unitarian Universalism class before signing the membership book. Membership is open to anyone age 14+ who signifies sympathy with the purposes of this church. Let the Connections Coordinator know if you would like to become a member or if you have questions at connect@uubloomington.org or call (812)332-3695. Children are welcome to attend the ceremony, and free childcare is also available in Room 108.
Volunteers needed to accompany  
a Stone Belt client to church
A Stone Belt client would like to attend our church. In order for her to attend, she must be accompanied by a member of her house staff, or by a trained volunteer. House staff is not always available. The training takes about two hours. The volunteer would need to be able to drive the client to church and stay with her while she is at the church. If this is a volunteer opportunity that interests you or if you would like more information, please contact Ann LeDuc at connect@uubloomington.org .  Thank you for making our church accessible and welcoming to all!
New! Drop-in Childcare on Wednesdays
On Wednesday evenings, from 6-8 pm, we are offering free drop-in childcare in Room 108 (as space allows).  Parents must remain on site, on the building grounds or in the building. Please use the Courtyard Entrance. We hope to provide a moment for parents to breathe deeply, have a cup of tea with a friend, or sit in silence before running children to the next event. The Meeting Room will be available for quiet meditation. For more info contact Adrienne Summerlot, dre@uubloomington.org.
We Need Your Help--You Need the Fun!
The UU bazaar will happen Dec 6 and 7 at the church.  Be sure to attend this annual bazaar and art fair, including the white elephant sale, used book sale, gourmet galaxy, cooky cruise, cafe and booths from our task forces.  There are many ways to help:
    - donating used books and white elephants
    - baking items for cookie cruise and gourmet galaxy,
    - signing up to help with set up, sorting and clean up
    - sign up to staff one of the booths, or serve lunch at the cafe
Find more information below.  We need your help: you need the fun.

Bazaar Volunteers Needed December 6 & 7  
We need more than 150 volunteer shifts filled for the Holiday Bazaar, December 6 and 7. It takes a lot of people, but each shift is only a couple of hours. There is a job to suit anyone's interests and it is so much fun! Sign up here:   http://bit.do/BazaarVolunteers2019.   If you have questions (or have trouble signing up) please see us in Fellowship Hall between services  Sundays in November ,   or contact Melinda Pettijohn directly at   Melinda.Pettijohn@gmail.com  .

Click, Clickety Click, Clickety Click  
That's the sound of knitting needles, crochet hooks, and weavers' shuttles once again producing delightful scarves, hats, mittens, slippers, and more to sell at this year's Holiday Bazaar. Proceeds support hunger programs in Bloomington. There is a box in the Commons to drop off your creations!  Mary Blizzard at 333-8957 or Maryblizzard6@gmail.com.   -- Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors Task Force  
Bazaar - White Elephant Sale
The Bazaar white elephant sale needs your gently used items you no longer need.  As you clean cupboards this fall, save your white elephants for the bazaar-- dishes, furniture, decorations, games, toys, jewelry... no clothes or electronics, please.  Items can be brought to Room 108 starting December 1, at 1:00 p.m.  
The Bazaar Needs Your Books  
DONATE your books, DVDs, CDs, and LPs to the Bazaar Book Store. Bring donations to the church December 1-4. Have questions or want help? Contact Craig at 812-287-3368 or coleycraig@hotmail.com  
Gourmet Galaxy Quest for the Bazaar
Calling all bakers: The UU Holiday Bazaar Galaxy Gourmet is looking for donations of your most delicious goodies. This year's Bazaar will be Dec. 6th and 7th, and now is the perfect time to start baking and freezing!  We're especially interested in yeast bread and other savory yummies.   Questions? Contact Shannon Grimme ( seschenck@gmail.com ). 
Cookie Cruise for the Bazaar
The Cookie Cruise is anticipating a full shipload of "passengers" for the bazaar! Please plan ahead and bake your contributions now and freeze them - they really won't mind! We especially like those heavy folks full of nuts and fruit. Fancy, decorated guys are also always popular, but ordinary cookie-folk also have an important role to play in making the cruise fun and successful. Contact Meg Sears ( newberrm@gmail.com) or Linda Pickle ( linda.pickle@wku.edu) with your questions - and thank you! 
Explore Unitarian Universalism - Nov 10 and 17
The Exploring Unitarian Universalism class will be held on November 10 and November 17, from 2:00-4:00 pm in the church Library. This class is a great opportunity to learn about the UU Principles and how we live into them, the history of this church, all the ways to get involved here, and what it means to be a member of the church. Email connect@uubloomington.org if you plan to attend. Plan to attend both dates, since different material will be covered in each session. We ask for completion of this class before you become a member of the church. Everyone ages 14 to 100+ is welcome! Childcare is not available for this event.  
Thanksgiving Potluck Pitch-in Dinner Here on November 28
Once again this year Amy Crozier will head up our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. Please sign up in the Commons by November 24, indicating how many people are in your party and what food you will be bringing to share. We will provide turkey. All are welcome! Questions, contact Amy at tutoringwithamy@yahoo.com. 
Where's my stuff?
Are you missing a jacket, coffee thermos cup (so many of these!), water bottle, umbrella, rain boots, Tupperware, baking dish? The lost and found items are congregated on the coat rack at the Courtyard entrance and in the basket on the floor beneath it. Please reclaim your lost items!  --Carol Marks, Church Administrator  
B uy 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. 
  Changing the World 
Women's Alliance Welcomes 
Beverly Calender-Anderson on November 7
      Everyone is welcome to bring a brown bag lunch and joins us on Thursday, November 7 from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m., followed by a discussion at 12:00 noon led by Beverly Calender-Anderson, focusing on how all segments of our community can work togehter to make Bloomington the welcoming, inclusive community we say we are. It takes the entire community to combat the sin and history of racism. Ms. Calender-Anderson has been Director of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Dept. since 2014.   Ann Watzel and Denise Ogren will host.
What is Recyclable in Bloomington?
    We learned last week during our semi-annual building and grounds walk-through that the only kind of plastic that is recyclable in Bloomington now is 1, 2, and 5 type plastic . So if you happen to bring containers to church that are not one of these types, they need to go into the trash.
       Also, unless a plastic lid has a 1, 2, or 5 imprinted on it, it is also not recyclable.  Just trying to keep the recyclable stream clean. Here at church, we are trying hard not to buy anything wrapped in or packaged in plastic. Thanks for your help!  Paper, cardboard, metal, and glass are all still recyclable of course, and all food scraps from church events are compostable, in the 5 gallon bucket in the Kitchen.   --Carol Marks, Church Administrator 
Heading for Extinction and 
What to Do About It 
Presentation Nov. 17  
      On Sunday, November 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, the Green Sanctuary Task Force on Global Climate Change and Extinction Rebellion (XR) will present information on the rising rebellion against the seeming inevitable climate change. This talk goes over how dire the situation is, including some information that is less widely known; it then speaks to XR's vision for using mass civil disobedience to get governments to take action that matches the scale of the emergency.
       The news brings us unending stories of climate disasters - we see the fires, flooding, storms, destruction and misery. Feedback loops are beginning: as the planet warms the arctic tundra is melting and releasing methane - a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than CO2. Melting ice exposes the dark ocean water which increases the absorption of heat, speeding up the warming process.
      With the breakdown of the climate comes the breakdown of the social order. We have seen the results of war, scarcity and famine in areas around the world. What happens when scarcity and famine are global conditions?
       As rational, moral and spiritual people, we can no longer ignore these hard truths. Our house is on fire and we need to act.  -Jana Pereau
     Please join us in fellowship Hall - 2:30 pm,  November 17, 2019.
Snacks will be provided. Childcare provided if reserved by November 10 by  clicking on this link .
Social Justice Film Night November 17
"Bag It!"
Join us for Bag It!, a film about the overuse of single-use plastic, which will be shown in Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday November 17th, followed by a discussion. There will be free popcorn but no pizza this time. Childcare is available if two families sign up by this Friday, November 10th by clicking on this link.
Will You Join Us in Reducing Our Reliance on Single Use Plastics?
November: Yogurt cups and other containers 
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!
-- Stephanie Kimball for the Green Sanctuary Task Force 
Hats and Hunger! That's What It's All About!
     November is Hunger Awareness Month at UUCB, and the Hunger Task Force will be selling hats between services on November 17, November 24, December 1, and December 8. Buying and wearing one of our hats is like wearing a badge that says that you fight hunger in our community. 100% of all sales goes directly to running the College Square Pantry (previously known as Walnut Grove Pantry) and each hat that you buy represents 167 pounds of food that will feed the hungry!        So, keep your head and your heart warm this month -- buy a hat!  
Do You Want to End Homelessness in Bloomington?
Our Homelessness Task Force Wants to Hear from You!
     Are you interested in addressing homelessness in the Bloomington area? Please join us to explore volunteer opportunities at Shalom Community Center , a daytime resource center for people who are living in poverty and experiencing hunger, homelessness, and a lack of access to basic life necessities, and at Wheeler Mission , which provides temporary overnight shelter and services for men and women experiencing homelessness.
     The volunteer opportunities at Shalom include preparing meals, supervising center activities, cleaning, painting, and building repair work. At Wheeler, there are opportunities to serve meals, clean up the sleeping areas, and help check-in and supervision of guests.
     In addition to these opportunities, we are also hoping to get involved in a community education program about homelessness and a community-wide advocacy program focusing on homelessness.
     If you are interested in any of these activities, or if you would like to propose other volunteer opportunities related to homelessness, please contact Marlin Howard at howardm@indiana.edu or Alan Backler at abackler@aol.com, and we will arrange for a meeting to identify the next steps we can take, as a religious community, in dealing with homelessness.
Human Rights and Criminal Justice - 
What's Happening in Monroe County? 
Come and Learn!
Presentation November 20
     Monroe County is challenged to administer a criminal justice system that meets the needs and reflects the values of its citizens. Criminal justice and human rights are a concern beyond the scope of our county, but close to home we have more opportunities to make a real difference.
     On November 20th at 6:30 pm the Hope for Prisoners Task Force will host "A Comprehensive Look at Criminal Justice in Monroe County" in our Meeting Room. This is a community-wide opportunity to learn why reform is needed, what is already being done, and how we can act as caring and voting citizens in Monroe County.  
     Panelists will include Monroe County Commissioners, Monroe County Prosecutor, and a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission. There will be time for questions and opportunities to learn about non-profits working with prisoners and their families. Click here for details. 
Community Connections
Faith in Action in Our Community

Childhood Conditions Summit on Equity and Inclusion
November 19
     Th e Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and Building a Thriving Compassionate Community are hosting the 4 th  Annual Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit on Tuesday, November 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Monroe County Convention Center. Cost is $20 and includes breakfast and lunch. Scholarships available. Free for youth under age 21. The Summit will focus on  Equity and Inclusion  because we know that  an equitable, inclusive community protects us and our children from a host of health and social problems . All are welcome.  Registration   closes November 8 th
-- Ruth Aydt , Planning team member    Questions? Send BTCC an  email.   
 
Monroe County United Ministries 
Holiday Food Basket Drive Through December 6 
The annual Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) Holiday Food Baskets Food Drive has begun! Last year, members of our congregation donated 75% of all the food baskets donated. Sign up on the poster in the Commons, and take an instruction sheet as you do. Thank you for sharing with our hungry neighbors. Please deliver your food baskets directly to United Ministries - the deadline for delivering your baskets to MCUM is December 6th. A map is provided on the instruction sheet.  
BULLETIN BOARD
COOKING CLASS IDEA. Interested in learning or teaching Asian, Thai, Japanese, or Korean cooking?  If there is a group in the church with some energy around this, we may be able to organize something. Contact Barbara Edmonds if interested, ammasav@gmail.com.
  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.  There is no cost to sit down with us and practice meditation. We are beginner friendly. We meet in the library at church on the second floor. Use the Portico entrance and turn right, we are in the first room on the left, the library. You can use a cushion or a chair or switch between. We stretch 1/2 way through, and walk, then sit some more and close with some teachings in chant form. Take what you want and leave the rest. All are welcome. Info:  Contact Sarah Flint.
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   openmindzenbloomington.org  
Gentle Hatha Yoga
on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
A gentle Hatha Yoga practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Tuesday evenings, from 5:30-7 pm, in Fellowship Hall. Led by Kate Mulligan of Maxwell House Yoga.
Traditional Taiji Meets 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. NOTE: There will be no Taiji class on October 29 or November 5.
For more i nfo: Contact Brian.
UU Freethinkers Meet November 10 , 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 November 17, 12:45 pm
On Sunday, October 20 at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet in Room 208, after children's Religious Education classes end. Judy Berkshire on "The Disconnect between Millennials and Baby Boomers. The Humanist Forum meets every other Sunday, with a different  discussion topic.
UU History for You
Pete Seeger,  
Folksinger and Activist
      Pete Seeger was born in 1919 in New York City and died there in 2014. His father was a musicologist and his mother a violin teacher. He dropped out of Harvard during the Depression and lived by playing at folk music festivals. He teamed up with Woody Guthrie, writing memorable songs including "We shall overcome," "Where have all the flowers gone," and "Turn, Turn, Turn." In 1940, he had his own band, The Weavers, which appealed to labor union rallies, anti-war groups, civil rights groups, and progressive causes. He refused to testify at House Un-American Activities Committee meetings and was blacklisted from film and stage. He believed music outweighed reactionary politics and he was awarded the US Medal for Arts in 1994.  -- Elof Carlson, UUCB Historian
Our Ministers

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister
Reverend Macklin is on sabbatical 
until December 1.



 
Reverend Scott McNeill, our Associate Minister,  
can be reached at 812-332-3695 (ext. 209) and is available by appointment on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. 
For pastoral emergencies, please call Scott at 812-727-0919.
 
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite our Minister of Religious Education,  can be reached at  812-332 -3695 (ext. 207) and is available by appointment  on Wednesday and Friday mornings. 
Email: mre (at) uubloomington.org

 
Our Covenant of Right Relations
In June 2017, our members affirmed a Covenant of Right Relations. 
Deadlines for Order of Service and Friday Update Info
Thursdays at 9:00 am
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) uubloomington.org.
Church Offices will be Closed
Monday,  November 11 in Honor of Veterans Day
Church offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day. The offices will also be closed on November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our regular office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pertinent Details:
Office hours : M-F, 10 am-4 pm
Calendar:  For our full calendar of events, visit uubloomington.org/calendar.
Facebook: Many church events are also posted on our  Facebook page
Prologue  Publication Schedule:  
The deadline for articles is 10 am on the date of publication, which is 
the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
Send articles about church matters to Carol Marks  
Upcoming  issues:   Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 21.
Livestreaming Our Sunday Services  
View a live broadcast of our Sunday services (9:15 and 11:15 am):
On our website: uubloomington.org/live-stream  
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Email our media team at media (at) uubloomington.org or call the church office at 812-332-3695.

Links to Archived Services to View Online

- Quickly find recent services here: Direct Links to Service Videos (9:15 service)

- Or, scroll down on our main Livestream Page for full archives of both services and other events (memorials, concerts, etc). 

Direct links to the most recent Sunday services:   Oct 20   Oct 27   Nov 3

Membership: 533 certified members; 547 current members.
Attendance: 
Sunday, October 20       9:15 - 94     11:15 - 145     RE: 36     TOTAL:   239     
Sunday, October 27       9:15 - 106   11:15 - 142     RE: 34     TOTAL:   258
Sunday, November 3      9:15 - 93     11:15 - 163    RE:  40    TOTAL:   256
Non-Pledge Offering:     October 20 :  $492    October 27: $616    November 3: $607
   Total to be donated (25%) to Volunteers in Medicine: $428.94
Grocery Card Sales:    (Bloomingfoods, Lucky's Market, or Fresh Thyme)  
October 20: $450    October 27:  $500    November 3: $100  
    Total income to UUCB: $52.50
During the last quarter (July thru September 2019) we received $446.72 from Kroger, with 134 UU households participating.
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