Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, October 16, 2015

In This Issue
Sunday, October 18, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"The Things We Carry"
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins
The stories that shape who we are as a community are like mementos that we carry. They are important because they convey great influence and power. Each story a community carries serves some purpose, but some stories prepare us more assuredly for our future. Some stories may actually help keep us stuck in the past. This service will explore how we might know which stories of our community are worthy of carrying forward and which ones might ask us to let go of the past in some way. 
Our Folks . . .
Our sympathy and healing thoughts are with Jeanette Miller and her family upon the death on October 4 of her husband Jim Miller. A memorial service for Jim will be held here tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m.
New Directories Available
New paper congregational directories have been printed and are available to members and friends of the congregation in Room 204. The information is also available 24/7 on our church database website for members after logging in. If you need help with logging in, contact Monica or Deeva at
ALERT Ministerial Search Committee  online SURVEY CLOSES MONDAY Oct 19.  
All members & friends are asked to complete the survey (it is different than the cottage meeting questions).  The survey, which takes 15-20 minutes, will be used by the committee to tell Associate Minister Candidates about our church community. To take the survey, please click here. Thank you to everyone that completed a survey. 
Fall Grounds Work Day October 18
Fall Grounds Workday will be Sunday, October 18th from 12:30 to 3:30.  Tasks include deadheading, mulching and weeding, and planting bulbs. Please bring tools and gloves. If you can help, contact Grounds co-chair Rhonda Baird  Sign up by October 17th if you'd like pizza, and the type of pizza you'd prefer, so we can order it! Sign up by clicking here! 
Habitat for Humanity Task Force Home Repair October 24
On October 24th the Habitat for Humanity Task Force will partner with Area 10 Agency on Aging to provide home repairs to area residents in need from 8 a.m. til 12 noon. If you have home repair skills, contact Ann LeDuc at to volunteer.
Habitat for Humanity More Than Houses Breakfast
The Habitat Task Force invites any member of the congregation to join their table at the More Than Houses Breakfast on Thursday, November 12, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the Bloomington Convention Center. Contact Barb Berggoetz, task force co-chair, by Oct. 19,
Red Cross Blood Drive November 1
Make an appointment to give blood on November 1. The Red Cross bus will be here in our parking lot on Sunday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Use this link to schedule an appointment; click on the arrow next to UU Bloomington and choose an appointment time. Contact Steve Mascari at if you have questions.
For More Information see the October 5 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead Photo by Linda Mjolsnes
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator