Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, August 28, 2015

In This Issue
Summerfest Tomorrow - Come on Down!
Out and about or looking for something fun to do on Saturday?  Stop by our church booth (#23) at Summerfest, on 4th St. between Walnut and the B-Line. Sponsored by Bloomington PRIDE, Summerfest is a free celebration of queer people and allies in Bloomington, with live performers, music, food, drinks, educational workshops, and interactive activities.  Click here for Schedule of events We're reaching out to folks there to let them know about our liberal religious congregation. Come say hello! 
No Taiji class this Saturday
There will be no taiji class this Saturday, August 29, but we will resume again next 
Tuesday, September 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 2015     9:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

Learning to Listen

The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins
      Many of us know that we have a need to feel that our voices have been heard, and to experience that there are people who know us and appreciate us.  Yet, our culture seems to work rather tirelessly at fostering isolation and a profound sense of loneliness.  The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington seeks to offer another path, and one of our primary roads to deeper connection comes from our diligent work at cultivating the craft of listening. This service will explore the essence of what it really means to listen and the true power of being heard and known. 
     We are happy to welcome our Senior Minister Reverend Mary Ann Macklin to our pulpit on August 30, as she returns from two months of time away.
Our folks...
Lynne Gilliatt and Lynn Flinders invite everyone to their art show of oils and pastels at the Waldron, August 28 - September 26. Opening reception is September 4, 5-8 p.m.
Roll out a little Dough for Grocery Cards-- 
Lucky's Cards Now Available!
Grocery cards for Lucky's, Bloomingfoods and Marsh are available for sale every Sunday at church. The church receives a percentage of your purchase when you use these cards. Kroger also sends a donation to the church if you register your Kroger Plus card online. Check at the grocery card table between services or our facebook page for instructions. 
Attention Social Justice Leaders!
Fall Social Justice Grants Available - 
Apply After September 1
The Social Justice Funds Committee encourages social justice task forces, organizers, workers, and leaders to apply for our church's social justice grants. Projects must be based in Southern Indiana and be consistent with the mission of our church. Priority will be given to applications from (1) Social Justice Task Forces, (2) projects involving congregation members, and (3) new projects. Request application after September 1 from Millie Jackson at Deadline to submit is October 1.
Religious Education News:

Today is the Day!.... to register your child or youth for 
Religious Education  Click HERE, Registration is critical to 
our planning, ensuring your child's safety, and making 
sure you receive important information about RE.  
After September 9th, we will begin using this year's 
registration list.  
Helping Hands Needed in Religious Education
Religious Education classes start in just 16 days and we are still searching for 3 teachers for the 11:15am classes. We are seeking someone who enjoys sharing stories to join veteran teachers Martha Nord and Sheila McDermott-Sipe with our preschoolers..  Our 3rd-5th graders will be exploring sports, medicine, building and science to understand UU identity in a fun and active class, perhaps you would like to join Earon Davis to work with these amazing kids?  Contact Adrienne Summerlot 
Religious Education Open House, Sunday, September 6th- 10:15-11:15am
Join us in between services to register for religious education, tour your classroom and meet your teachers.  Find this event on Facebook, 
Contact Info for Ministerial Search Committee
The Ministerial Search Committee (Barbara Backler, Mary Boutain, Craig Coley, Michelle Cook, Abby Gitlitz, Amy Taylor, and Stuart Yoak) can be contacted at
Office Assistant Wanted in UU Church Office
This part-time position averages 11 weekday office hours per week, including 3 hours on 2 or 3 Sunday mornings per month. Starting pay $10.00 per hour. Skills include bookkeeping, editing, website updating, data entry, greeting and assisting members of the community, taking phone messages. The person filling this position will work closely with our other Office Assistant to accomplish numerous and detailed tasks. Members or friends of our congregation are welcome to apply; please note that a high degree of confidentiality is required for the job, and becoming an employee of the congregation changes your relationship with your religious community. Please send resume and letter of interest to Carol Marks, Church Administrator, or to Carol Marks , UU Church, 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington IN 47408. Application deadline is August 31. No telephone inquiries, please.
For More Information see the August 17 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead Painting: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sappho and Alcaeus
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info                            
Carol Marks
Church Administrator