Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, October 23, 2015

In This Issue
Sunday, October 25, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"The Messiness of Letting Go"           
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
       In this worship service Reverend Macklin will share insights, delights and termites from a training which addressed contemplative practices and letting go.  Rachel Naomi Remen, a teacher at the training, states, "Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you---all of the expectations and all of the beliefs---and becoming who you are."   Sounds easy enough, but be forewarned, things could get messy!
       Our Choir will sing "The Paper Reeds by the Brook" by Randall Thompson, text from Isaiah.   
Two Events This Weekend to Join 
in Solidarity with Local Muslims

TONIGHT - Friday, 5-7 PM at Sofra Caf´┐Ż (340 S Walnut St.), a Women's Sit-In to show support for the Muslim woman who was attacked there earlier this week, and for others worried by the incident. Local women of different faiths are invited to wear headscarves and join the sit-in as a show of solidarity for our Muslim sisters.
TOMORROW - Saturday, noon, march from Sample Gates to the Monroe County Courthouse. All concerned community members are invited to join the march and hear speakers. Sponsored by Bloomington Against Islamophobia. 
     As Unitarian Universalists and Bloomingtonians, let's show up and represent! 
New Directories Available
New paper congregational directories have been printed and are available in Room 204. 
Small Car Parking Reserved for Better Navigation
Please note that at the northwest corner of our property,
For Small Cars
we have new signs indicating 4 parking spaces reserved especially for small cars. If only small vehicles use these spaces, and they pull all the way in to the parking bumpers, it will be easier for vans and other large vehicles to negotiate the right turn at the top of the hill. Thanks for your help!
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 want to help, contact Ann LeDuc at [email protected] 
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 [email protected] if you have questions.
Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter Seeks Volunteers
The Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter opens November 1. Our congregation will be responsible for the second Saturday night/Sunday morning of the month at First United Church, November 14 through March 13. Darrell and Vivian Breeden serve as our leaders. If you want to help,
contact Alan Backler,  [email protected] or at 812-340-1323.
Support UUs in the Arts
  • Ray Fellman is Music Director and Dan Lodge-Rigal is in the band for Mr. Burns at IU Theatre Oct 24-31
  • Sophie Krahnke, Nathaniel Cox-Thurmond, and Reuben Walker appear in Dead Man Walking at IU Opera, Oct 23-24
  • Voces Novae Chamber Choir's concert Meditations on Life~Death is November 1 at 7:00pm here (tix $15,$10)
  • Kenneth Roberson, our worship artist in residence this year, directs and choreographs Sweet Charity at IU Theatre, opening Nov 6
For More Information see the October 19 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