Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, September 11, 2015

In This Issue
Getting Involved Series Kicks Off This Sunday!
To kick off our invitation this month for members and friends to Get Involved in our congregation, representatives from dozens of groups will parade through worship this Sunday. Watch for this fun display of so many ways you can get involved, as we carry out our shared ministry together.
At coffee hour between services each of the next three Sundays, you can learn more about some of these groups. This Sunday, folks that can help you Seek the Spirit will be standing by ready to chat and share info:  from the choir, book table, adult religious education and humanist forum, to the spiritual work of teaching our children, tending the green earth right on our grounds, and participating in denominational affairs in our wider UU world. We invite you to grow your own soul and Seek the Spirit here in our liberal religious community!
Sunday, September 13, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"Invitation to:  Seeking the Spirit"
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin

          Our theme for September is Invitation.  As we enter our new church year for 2015-2016, we will explore our theme through the congregation's vision statement of "Seeking the Spirit. Building Community.  Changing the World."  In this worship service, Reverend Macklin will explore the paradoxical world of spirituality within our lives.  The new version of our Getting Involved Fair will also be introduced.  See Connections Coordinator Shari Woodbury's article on the Getting Involved Fair elsewhere in this issue.
Directory Update September 13
     We will have a draft of the congregational directory for your review available in the Commons once again on Sunday, Sept. 13. Please check it to be sure we have your correct address, email, and phone! Make corrections on the paper draft as needed or send changes to by September 14.
     If you would like to have a snapshot of yourself or a group photo of your family included in the upcoming directory, we will have volunteer photographers available during coffee hour next Sunday, September 13 to take your photo.  You can also take a selfie and send it to us at!  :-)
Looking for a Fall Adult Religious Education Opportunity?  Consider Owning Your Religious Past 
Owning Your Religious Past provides an opportunity to connect past religious experiences to present dreams and realities. Participants will explore the affective elements of these connections, rather than dogma, through both group sharing and private exploration, and using journal writing exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring their own preferred writing instrument and paper or electronic device for journaling. The workshop will meet for five two-hour sessions, Tuesdays, September 29th - October 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, in Room 110.  To register, contact For questions, contact facilitator 
Jan Armstrong,  
Attention Social Justice Leaders!
Applications for Fall Social Justice Grants
Due October 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 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.  
We are now using this year's registration list for communications with parents, so make sure you're on it! Info, contact Adrienne Summerlot,
Join UU Fellowship Dinners!
These small potluck dinners held in private homes are the perfect way to meet others in our church community. You contribute food and conversation. To download a registration form, go to and click on "Click here to download the Fellowship Dinner Registration Form." Complete the form and attach it to an email to  Paper registration forms (on green paper) are also available at church in the literature racks.  -- Linda Pickle,
For More Information see the September 8 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead Photo: John Woodcock  
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info                            
Carol Marks
Church Administrator