The Prologue                                   Tuesday, September 3 , 2019
  Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
   Congregation founded 1949
   LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation since 1995
   Green Sanctuary since 2007
UU Hikers enjoy a forest walk on August 24.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
S unday, September 8, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Using Our Voices
Reverend Scott McNeill
     Our choir will share a meaningful song that reflects a passage from Psalms ("How can we sing the songs of Zion in a foreign land?") With it, we'll explore what it means to know ourselves and share our stories and perspectives. And, we'll explore the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles and how they support us in using our voices. 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
9:15 am and 11:15 am
Here's Who I Am
Reverend Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd
       Truly knowing, understanding and sharing your authentic, vulnerable self is one of the bravest thing we  do. How do we wrestle with the ways in which our experiences have shaped us so that we can offer our  whole, broken selves to the world?
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       Reverend Carrier-Ladd  will be a guest in our pulpit on four Sundays during Reverend Macklin's sabbatical time away: September 15th, October 20th, October 27th, and November 24th. She is a 4th generation Unitarian Universalist originally from Boston. She received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and was ordained by Hope Unitarian Church in Tulsa.  She met her husband, Seth, at UU General Assembly. Together they have three children and live in Muncie, Indiana. 
MAM's Musings
           I write this message on August 31st, in preparation for the onset of my sabbatical on September 2nd, so a few things come to mind.  One, our Sabbatical Committee: Beth Lodge-Rigal (chair), Clarke Miller and Libby DeVoe, will offer communication pieces in The Prologue while I am away. Two, congregations have been targeted for SCAMS when a minister is away; the scammers even pull information from the web-site to make it look more legitimate. So if you receive any email or message from me in need of money, please ignore it or just put it in the plate on Sunday morning. Ha-ha! My email will be turned off during my time away, and I will slowly return to email upon my return in December.
           Again a quote from Thomas Merton, " We do not go into the desert, in other words solitude, to try to escape people but to learn how to find them.   We do not leave them in order to have nothing to do with them, but to find out the way to do them the most good."
           Lastly, some of you asked for the poem I shared on August 25th "At the End of the Day: A Mirror of Questions" by John O'Donohue, which I offered in my last worship service. Click here to read the poem.
 
In deep gratitude, Mary Ann
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Senior Minister
From Our Associate Minister...
       It's September in Bloomington: festivals galore over the weekend, school buses are around, we've had our annual Water Communion service, and slowly things shift back into a new rhythm after the summer. While some folks are wisely holding onto the warmth and brightness of the summer before the Equinox, I am always delighted to turn the calendar to this month and feel like I'm diving into the falling leaves of autumn.  
       I encourage you to think of this time as a new beginning, regardless of whether or not your schedule tracks with an academic (or church) year. Perhaps this is the right time for you to take on something you've been contemplating for awhile; maybe it's the right time to join the choir on Thursdays, volunteer with a social justice task force, or try out a new spiritual practice. Maybe it's time to recommit to something you know and love but have seen slip away or to let go of something that just hasn't worked. Or maybe it's the right time to keep doing what you've been doing, now that you've found something that works for you.
       Changes to our habits and affirmations of our good practices need not be bound to January 1st; each day and each season can be the exact right time for you, when you're ready to take that next step or stride.

In faith, 
   Rev. Scott
Reverend Scott McNeill
Associate Minister
From Our Minister of Religious Education
Dear Friends,
       Welcome to a new month and to cooler days that are beginning to be interspersed with summer.  This month, we are exploring the theme of Identity.
 "Who am I?"  "Who are we as a community?" 
        In addition to our shared exploration, these questions are very much a part of my personal journey these days.  As I write, I am newly returned from dropping off our youngest child at college, and looking around our emptier home, I'm wondering very much who I am now and who I will become as parenting becomes a less full-time occupation.  Within our community, our religious education program is also entering a time of exploring identity with the encouragement of our Dismantling White Supremacy Pilot group.  Religious Education staff, teachers, and advisors are engaging more deeply with the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression and learning about what that work can look like as individuals and within community.  The freshness of the air is energizing me for the excitement, challenges, and growth of this exploration.  
        "Who am I?"  "Who are we as a community?"
Where are you with these questions?  This month, each of is invited to connect with the energy of the season and explore them anew.
        I'm glad to have you as companions on the journey.

Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
Minister of Religious Education
Our Folks...
     Our sympathy and thoughts of healing are with Jack Harlow and his family upon the passing of Marcia Harlow on August 26. A memorial service for Marcia will take place here on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. Minister Emeritus Rev. Bill Breeden will lead the service.
      Lee and Al Strickholm are seeking a couple of nurses to help provide care for their son Peter, who is a quadraplegic and needs 24 hour care. Both daytime and night-time shifts available. The pay is generous. The agencies the nurses will work through do provide benefits and a hiring bonus. Contact Lee if you are interested, or know someone who might be, 812-339-5440.
     Congratulations to Mary Blizzard, who was selected by the Area 10 Agency on Aging as an Honoree for the 2019 Senior Salute. She will be honored at a luncheon on September 20 at the Endwright Center in Ellettsville. If you would like to attend the luncheon, contact Amy at awardlow@area10agency.org 
Sabbatical Scoop - September 3, 2019
     A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus, from the Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically lasting two or more months.
     Our Senior Minister  Reverend Mary Ann Macklin is taking sabbatical from September 2 through November 30th, 2019. In the coming three months, Rev. Macklin hopes to use her time for rest and for inner (and outer) explorations in service to her sustainable ministry with our congregation.
     Quoting from a recent Prologue reflection on Sabbatical by our Minister Emerita, Reverend Barbara Carlson: " T his sabbatical is our congregation's investment in the flourishing of (Rev. Macklin's) ministry and her gift."
     Our role as the Sabbatical Committee is to offer relevant communications and field questions during Reverend Macklin's time off.
     Reverend Scott McNeill, Reverend Emily Manvel Leite and the entire staff will continue to work together to provide and arrange for coverage of pulpit and pastoral ministries and delegation of management duties through the end of November.
     If you have questions, please direct them to any of us in the coming months.
 
From the Sabbatical Committee
   Beth Lodge-Rigal, blodgerigal (at) att.net
   Libby DeVoe   edevoe (at) indiana.edu
Our Board of Directors
Back Row : Rich Slabach, Treasurer; Jane McLeod, At-Large Member; Steve Gilbert, Secretary.
Front Row : Stuart Yoak, President; Julie Lawson, At-Large member; Abby Gitlitz, 
Vice President; Sharon Wiseman, At-Large Member.

Recent Changes and Additions to the 
2019-20 Board of Directors
 
Dear Members and Friends -
     A number of personnel changes occurred at the July 17, 2019, meeting of your Board of Directors and I write in response to requests we have received for additional information.
     At the Board meeting on June 19, 2019, while in executive session, Michelle Cook, shared with members of the Board her intent to resign her position as president effective on July 17, the date of the next monthly meeting. Michelle's leadership as Board President was marked by her thoughtful professionalism and deep love for our church, and never more so in the care she evidenced in giving us adequate time to find her replacement. She fully understood the process for replacing an officer of the Board and wanted to ensure there were no gaps in leadership.
     In filling this vacancy, the Board was guided by two sections in the UUCB Bylaws:
  • Section 4.1, stipulates that the Board of Directors be composed of four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and three members At-Large.
  • Section 5.2, stipulates that vacancies caused by resignation between Spring Meetings of the Church shall be filled by the Board, until the next Spring Meeting of the Church.
     The Board recognized that moving an existing officer into the position of president would provide optimum continuity for the Church until the next Annual Meeting in the spring when new officers and new members could be elected by the Congregation.
     In keeping with provisions of the UUCB Bylaws for filling vacancies, the Board took the following actions at its July 17, 2019 meeting:
  • To fill the second year of Michelle's term, the Board voted to elect Stuart D. Yoak, the current vice president, to be president.
  • To fill the second year of Stuart's term as vice-president, the Board elected Abby Gitlitz, a current At-Large member, to be vice-president.
  • To fill Abby's vacancy as an At-Large member, the Board elected Jane McLeod to a one-year term as an At-Large member.
     On Tuesday, July 23, Michelle Cook sent an email to members and friends of the congregation, announcing her resignation and introducing the new officers and members of the Board.
     It is my great pleasure to pass along a photo of your new Board of Directors taken at our first meeting together on August 21, 2019. (See above)
     It is an honor for each of us to serve the members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if we may help in any way.
 
Most sincerely yours,

Stuart D. Yoak
President, Board of Directors
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington
Phone: 314-566-9059
Email: pres@uubloomington.org
Register your Children and Youth for Religious Education!
Register online at  tinyurl.com/RE1920 .

We Welcome a New Childcare Coordinator:
 Hannah Worton
Hannah moved to Bloomington from Columbus, Indiana, last year to start her college education at IU Bloomington. She is a Human Biology major with a concentration in human growth and development. In her free time, you can find her spending time with friends and family, baking, reading, or taking the occasional nap. Hannah joined our staff as Childcare Coordinator in September 2019.  
  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, walking meditation, and Shamatha yoga with Sarah Flint. Beginners welcome to participate in this 2500-year-old tradition. 
For more info:  Contact Sarah.
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 Starting in October
This class will not meet during September
A gentle Hatha Yoga practice to balance the mind, body, and spirit will resume October 1 at 5:30-7 p.m. No yoga during September.
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. 
For more i nfo: Contact Brian.
UU Humanist Forum Meets September 8, 12:45 pm
On Sunday, September 8, at 12:45 pm the UU Humanist Forum will meet for a potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall to decide on discussion topics for the coming months. Please bring your ideas and a dish to share.
UU Freethinkers Meet September 15 , 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.
Thank You, Children's Choir singers!
     Thank you, singers, for the fabulous gift of music you gave us for the Water Communion services! We will now begin our regular children's choir schedule, preparing for the Fall Equinox service on September 22.  Please see the schedule below. We would love love LOVE to have new singers join our returning singers!  
We need more Kg-6th grade singers! :) 
UU Children's Choir Upcoming Schedule 
Sun. Sept. 8 : Rehearse,  10:30-11:00 am,  Rm 110
Sun. Sept. 15: Rehearse,  10:30-11:00 am, Rm 110
Sun. Sept. 22: Sing in Sun. Services, Intergen Fall Equinox. Rehearse at 9:45am; sing at end of 1st service/ break with you between services/ meet again to sing at the START of the 2nd service, finished with choir approx 11:30am.
     Schedule after September 22 will be determined soon! We usually sing at Solstice and Equinox services, and a few other Intergen services throughout the year.  Please email Jill at  jillmcourtney (at) gmail.com  if your singer plans to come next Sunday! 
  Building Community 
The Greatest Lesson is Deep Listening
     I began to attend the Bloomington UU church as the result of a specific quest in my spiritual life. Several months earlier, I had resigned from the Methodist ministry knowing that I was doing the right thing, but without a clear vision of what should come next. I needed spiritual restoration and new beginnings.
     At UU, I found a vibrant and flourishing community that was not just another form of religion. It was a body of individuals bound together by common purpose and principles that focused on service to one another and the world at large.
      One of my first groups at UU was a chalice circle. Anne Haynes was greatly responsible for me joining my first chalice circle and it met in her home. Chalice circles are perhaps one of the primary and foundational close-knit groups in the UU community. In these, members are involved in the practice of caring and sharing and forming meaningful relationships.
     The greatest lesson I learned in my first chalice circle was deep listening. In that first chalice circle, I learned to focus on and care about what others were saying. Joining a chalice circle is a wonderful opportunity to be more involved and have a closer relationship with others in this marvelous community.   --Jon Chaffin
Women's Alliance Meets September 5 at 11:30 am 
The program for the Women's Alliance on Thursday, September 5 will be presented by Carey Beam Champion, Director of Wylie House Museum, on Sarah Parke Morrison and early female students at Indiana University. Ms. Morrison was the first woman to receive a degree from Indiana University, in 1869. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. All are welcome!
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.
Artists! Apply Now to be considered for the annual juried UU Art Fair!
Deadline is September 6!

December 6 & 7, 2019
To apply:  Go to uubazaar2019.artcall.org
$10 to apply. $90 for a booth.
Application deadline: September 6, 2019
Notifications will be sent by October 4.  30 artisans will be chosen.
Are you new here?  
Take your " First   Steps " this Sunday!
Join us to discuss the basics of Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, and watch a short video about Unitarian Universalism. This Sunday September 8 in Room 110 at 10:35-11:00 AM and 12:35-1:00 PM (after each service). Free childcare is available in Room 108. Just stop in, no registration is required. 
--Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator  
This Sunday! 
Young Adult (18-35)  Continuing   Conversations with Free Lunch
If you are age 18-35, join other young adults this Sunday, September 8 to go deeper into 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 (at) uubloomington.org
Persimmons for the Bazaar
The persimmon committee is a subcommittee of the Bazaar that gathers and strains persimmon pulp for sale at the bazaar.  If you have a tree that has more persimmons than you can use, please contact us.  If you are willing to pick up persimmons from a church member's yard, also contact us.  Ruellen Fessenbecker  812-837-9550   rfessenb (at) indiana.edu  
Interested in making your voice heard? 
Come to the Birds of a Feather Common Interest Table during coffee hour (10:30-11:15) this Sunday to talk about writing Letters to the Editor (LTEs) and Op. Eds in local, state, and national newspapers. Whether you have experience writing LTEs and Op Eds, or you are interested in starting, please join us!  Look for the reserved table in the Fellowship Hall.  -- Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator 
Explore Unitarian Universalism - Sept 8 and 15
The Exploring Unitarian Universalism class will be held on September 8 and 15, 2-4 PM, in room 112.  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.  To sign up for the class, just email Ann LeDuc at  connect@uubloomington.org . Plan to attend both dates, since different material will be covered in each session.  We ask for completion of this class before becoming a member of the church. Everyone ages 14 to 100+ is welcome!  
Upcoming singles group events:
Friday evening, September 6th: 
First Friday singles game night
Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m. to whenever (usually between 9 and 10)
Bring yourself, and (optional) games, snacks, and/or drinks to share
Sunday evening, September 15th, Third Sunday singles potluck night
5:30 p.m., at the home of Beverly DeFord,  812-336-7366
Bring a dish or drinks to share. We'll eat, sit, talk, and just be together for the evening.
       For questions about the Singles Fellowship group or to be added to the e-mail list or Facebook group, contact Marie Deer at 812-391-0900 or  mariedeer1961 (at) gmail.com
Are you ready to say this is your church?
Next Membership Ceremony is September 22
Now that you've found your tribe, met your people, and know that you are home, it may be time to declare your commitment to this community. Membership is your declaration of your affinity with this church and the larger Unitarian Universalist faith community.  The next membership ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, September 22 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.  Let the Connections Coordinator know if you would like to attend the membership ceremony and become a member of the UU Church of Bloomington. Email Ann at connect (at) uubloomington.org or call (812)332-3695. 
Ministers' Congregational Survey
about Early Risers Breakfast
     This summer during June and July, our Religious Education staff organized and served simple breakfasts immediately following the 9:15 AM worship services called "Early Risers Breakfasts."  Several members of our congregation stopped us in the hallways afterward and told us that these breakfasts were very enjoyable. 
       We would like to hear about your experience at these breakfasts, including any reasons for not attending the breakfasts, and if you would be willing to help out to make these breakfasts possible again.   Please complete this short  survey  about the  Early   Risers  Breakfasts:  http://bit.ly/ERBsurvey  .
Thank you, Reverend Mary Ann Macklin and Reverend Scott McNeill
Cheerful faces at our booth at Pride Fest this past weekend.

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. 
Deadlines for Order of Service and Friday Update Info
Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
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.
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Click here for a semi-comprehensive list of which UUCB Staff Member to call for various kinds of questions, some humorous. A staff email directory is included. 
--Carol Marks, Church Administrator, 812-332-3695, ext 200
  Changing the World 
Resilience Productions Presents 
Sentences: from the PEN to the PAGE, Sept 6-7
       Resilience Productions presents Sentences: From the PEN to the PAGE,
"A compelling piece of original theatre, radically existential - Through spoken word, story and song. This production examines the value of life, the penalty of death - and a hope for humanity by dealing with the effects of life and death sentences on those serving them as well as their relationships to the people outside." Featuring the writings of UU's own Glenda Breeden; with contributions from Phillip Stroud at Pendleton Correctional Facility and the writing group at women's block of Monroe County Jail.
       Sentences: from the PEN to the PAGE is directed by Danielle Bruce, with musical director Daniel Lodge-Rigal. It is adapted for stage by Gladys DeVane and Danielle Bruce. The performance is 85 minutes with no intermission. It deals with mature content and is not recommended for children under 13.
       All performances are at the Ivy Tech John Waldron, Rose Firebay
Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:00pm; reception and talk back following performance
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets are $20.00 at BCT Box Office
       We anticipate a sellout so get your tickets early!
       Gladys DeVane
       Resilience Productions (a project of UU Social Justice programming) 
Green Camino Composting Sends Updates

Thanks for participating in Green Camino's drop-off compostables service! For the September update for this program, click  HERE .
Will You Join Us in Reducing Our Reliance on Single Use Plastics? September:  Plastic Wrap
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!
      For a while, many of us thought that recycling plastics was a reliable way to make use of discarded plastic, but we now know that is not the case. Instead, we must reduce demand.      -- Stephanie Kimball for the Green Sanctuary Task Force 
Recipes Needed for 
New Fundraiser Cookbook (Due Sept. 15)
The Help Feed Your Hungry Neighbors Task Force is soliciting recipes for our latest fundraiser, a cookbook that will hit the shelves in December, available for sale at our annual Holiday Bazaar. Send recipes to Mary Blizzard, maryblizzard6 (at) gmail.com. Deadline is September 15.   Here's a poster!  
UU Social Justice 
Film Series
Reverend Marvin Chandler
Open to the Moment
Sunday, Sept 15, 5:00 p.m.

Join us in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. for a free screening of "Reverend Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment." He has never stopped sharing his love of music, commitment to justice, and passion for ministry with others. Learn about the fascinating story of native Hoosier Reverend Marvin Chandler, whose life not only made a significant impact on Indiana, but on our nation as well. Discussion to follow with the filmmakers, including Alan Backler.
Free Pizza available. No childcare provided for this event. 
UU History for You
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Physician, Writer, Intellectual
     Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and died in Boston. His father was a Congregationalist minister. Holmes received his BA and MD from Harvard University and was a Boston Brahmin (he coined that term as well as the word anesthesia). He was short in stature, 5 foot 3 inches with his boots on. In 1843, he independently identified puerperal fever in women as a preventable disease and demanded his students at Harvard Medical School wash their hands with soap and water after each visit to a patient. Unlike Hungarian physician Ignatz Semmelweiss, he was not ridiculed for his beliefs. He named and served as an editor of The Atlantic Monthly, which published many of his essays and poems. The essays appeared in his column, "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." His poem "Old Ironsides" saved the ship from being scrapped, and his poem "The One Hoss Shay" was recited by thousands of school children until the 1940's. He inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to name his fictional detective Holmes. 
Thanks for the Used Padded Mailers
     Thank-you to folks who can bring in used padded mailers for the Midwest Pages to Prisoners project. Please leave them at the BookTable on Sundays.
Community Connections
Faith in Action in Our Community
 
Planned Parenthood Parking Lot Escorts Needed
Seeking volunteer parking lot escorts for Planned Parenthood on Thursday mornings, choice of three 1 1/2 hr shifts approximately once a month. Contact Ed Gentry, 

Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Friday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This documentary will open your heart to a new way of being with people with dementia--a way that turns awkward to flow, isolation to intimacy, and loneliness to companionship.   Micheal Verde, an award-winning writer, speaker, and teacher who founded Memory Bridge, will speak after the 6:30 p.m. screening. This event is free and open to all.   Here's a link.

LGBTQ+ Stories with the IU LGBTQ Culture Center September 30
The IU LGBTQ Culture Center is organizing a group to discuss LGBTQ+ history and culture. The group will meet the last Monday of each month at the Monroe County Library from 6:30-8 pm. The first meeting will be in Room 1C on September 30, and the theme will be Queer Print Culture (zines, newspapers, and other forms of print).  Please fill out this Google form if you wish to receive future meeting information:  https://forms.gle/BdbJ1qYrxqDKbPxf7 .  All ages, genders, and sexualities are invited to participate. 

For the Greater Good Women's Summit, October 4 & 5
For the Greater Good Women's Summit  at IU is specifically designed for individuals who identify as female. The summit will include a day and a half of O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs alumni-planned and -led sessions on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. Designed to build leadership capabilities, boost confidence, and foster the network of O'Neill undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students, as well as alumni. To register go to  
https://oneill.indiana.edu/alumni-giving/womens-summit/index.html.
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. 
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:  Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15, Nov 5, Nov 19.
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  
On our Facebook page:  facebook.com/uubloomington
Have a problem viewing or hearing the service?
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:   August 11   August 18

Membership: 533 certified members; 545 current members.
Attendance: 
Sunday, August 25           9:15 - 108    11:15 -  178    TOTAL: 286       
Sunday, September 1       9:15 - 109    11:15 -  182    TOTAL: 291
Non-Pledge Offering:     August 25 :  $644       September 1: $488      
   Total to be donated (25%) to Volunteers in Medicine: $283.01
Grocery Card Sales:   (Bloomingfoods, Lucky's Market, or Fresh Thyme)  
August 25 : $400       September 1: $325     Total income to UUCB: $36.25
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