Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, October 30, 2015

In This Issue
Green Sanctuary Task Force Fall Clothing Swap Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
The Green Sanctuary Task Force encourages all of us to examine our habits of consumption.  What do we buy? Where does it come from? What happens to it when we're finished with it? What impact does our consumption have on the earth and its inhabitants? This fall's Swap will be held on tomorrow, October 31 from 10 am until noon with drop off starting at 9:30 amFor more information, please contact Stephanie Kimball ([email protected]).
Celtic New Year Celebration
Saturday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
On Samhain (Sow-in), the Celtic New Year, the veil between the world of the living and the dead is thinnest.  The Earth Kin Samhain ritual will be one of remembering and communing with our ancestors who have moved beyond the veil. There will be a guided meditation to find and begin healing our shadow selves. All are welcome to bring photographs of or offerings to the ancestor(s) you wish to honor. Saturday, October 31st at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Details, contact Brooke Opel.
Sunday, November 1    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"On Possibility and Honoring Ancestry"     
El Dia de los Muertos 
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
     In this annual "El Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead" worship service, we will remember our personal and congregational ancestors.  As Unitarian Universalists, we honor All Souls on this special day with ritual, remembrance and music.
    You are invited to bring a picture or small memento of an ancestor, loved one or beloved pet that has died;  a special altar will be created during the worship service, when the children are still in the sanctuary with us, to celebrate those who have given us love and life.
     Our Choir will sing "Hold On (to the Rock of Ages)" by Pepper Choplin, with Sophie Krahnke, soloist.


Daylight Saving Time Ends November 1st at 2:00 a.m.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 a.m. Don't forget to "fall back" one hour before you go to bed on October 31.
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. 
Caregiver Support Network Meeting November 1
The Caregiver Support Network will meet this Sunday, November 1 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Library, If you are caring for an elder or person with a disability either here or from a distance, we would like to hear from you about the support you have or need; and resources available. Info contact Sharon Yarber at 336-4427 or 
[email protected]
Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter
The Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter will be opening on November 1. Again this year, our congregation will be responsible for the second Saturday night/Sunday morning of the month at First United Church, from November 14 through March 13. Darrell and Vivian Breeden serve as our leaders.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Alan Backler, [email protected]  or at 812-340-1323.
Voces Novae is at 7:30 on Nov 1
7:30 is correct start time for Voces Novae concert on Sunday, November 1, in our Meeting Room.  Sorry for incorrect time published on 10/23!. Tix $15/$10. Info:
New Directories Available
Please pick one up in Room 204!
Reverend Macklin's Calendar is Missing
Reverend Macklin's calendar book is missing, and so please be patient while she reconstructs her calendar. Please also let her know right away if you have an appointment with her anytime in the next six months, by emailing her at [email protected] 
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 for questions at [email protected].
For More Information see the October 19 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
pumpkins in masthead photo by Abby Gitlitz
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator