Friday UU Update                  Friday, September 8, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, September 10, 2017  
9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 
"Habits of the Heart"      
Reverend Kimberley Debus
    We don't have to be Zen masters or devout monks to be good at personal spiritual practice. We will examine what it means to take on a spiritual practice in order to achieve a sense of wholeness and satisfaction, to deepen our faith, and make meaning in these uncertain times.
     Rev. Kimberley Debus is a community minister based near Albany, New York, inspiring congregations to more artful and art-filled worship, congregational life, and public witness. She has previously served the First Universalist Church of Southold on Long Island and One Island Family UU Congregation in Key West. She is the chair of the UU Wellspring Board of Directors.
This Week in Religious Education 
Our Spirit Play classes, World of Wonder (Preschool)  and Roots and Wings (K-2) will hear the Flaming Chalice Lesson which celebrates our UU community.  Curiosity Club (3rd+, 3rd-5th grade) will play games and create a covenant.  Harry Potter & UU (6th-8th Graders at  11:15am ) will have fun connecting and sharing ideas.  High School Youth Group will meet from  12:30-2:30pm .  The will share a brown bag lunch  and connect with nature through a hike.  
Happy September RE Families!
There are many exciting things coming up this month in religious education and you will want to make sure to get them on your calendar.  Classes start this Sunday, OWL for 1st and 2nd graders, Autumnal Equinox, and a workshop on Talking About Race and Racism with Kids in 1st-12th grade.  Find out more here.
Our Folks . . .
    We are thinking of those of you who have friends and family who have been affected by recent natural disasters.
Bloomingfoods Shoppers Get Ready to ROUND UP!  
   For the month of September Bloomingfoods will be having the Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter as their charity for rounding up the check-out bill to the next dollar. When you shop at Bloomingfoods this month please  be sure to Round Up to help the Winter Shelter. -- Homelessness Task Force
Kids with Absent Parents (KAP) program 
from Hope for Prisoners Invites Donations & Volunteers
    Our Hope for Prisoners Task Force has initiated the Kids with Absent Parents (KAP) Program to help children in Monroe County whose parents are incarcerated. When parents are incarcerated, their children's lives are often disrupted by changes: Where they live and go to school, extra stress on the caretaker, fear, shame, and social exclusion. We are collecting items for this project through September 17. Click here for a printable poster. Click here for details on how you can help. 
 Builders Needed for Habitat Task Force on September 23
 The Habitat Task Force is recruiting about 10 volunteers to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build on  Sept. 23 on South Rogers Road. Volunteers will be working on cabinets, insulation, countertops, and other jobs. No experience necessary; training provided. Volunteers can work full-day ( 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or half-day shifts, with lunch provided. Please contact Barb Berggoetz,, as soon as possible, if you can help.
Fellowship Dinner Continues!
     Would you like to get to know more people in our church community in a relaxed, intimate setting? In October the first Fellowship Dinners will take place. These are small monthly dinners held October through April in the homes of those belonging to the group or in other congenial locations.  You don't have to be a church member to take part. To register online, click here,
Paper registration forms are also available in the church office, Room 204.
For More Information see the August 15 issue   of our newsletter, The Prologue.
Masthead photo taken from Internet with permission.
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