The Prologue
Monday, November 16, 2015
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana

Congregation founded 1949

GLBTQ Welcoming Congregation since 1995

Green Sanctuary since 2007

Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World




Thanksgiving Pitch-in 11/26


Holiday Bazaar Dec 4-5


Quick Links
Sunday, November 22, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Grandmother Fish:  An Ancestry "Tail" of Evolution
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
          Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, writes, "To be here now, alive in the twenty-first century and smart enough to know it, you had to be extremely - make that miraculously - fortunate in your personal ancestry." How far back does our ancestry go?  What tales do the bones of our ancient grandmothers convey to us?   From star stuff to star caves, we will explore these questions in this worship service. 
Sunday, November 29, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
The Big Picture:  
A Whirlwind Tour of Unitarian Universalism"
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins
          As we conclude our month-long encounter with Ancestry, we will pull back the focus to the broader story of who we are.  This service will honor and celebrate the larger historical narrative of Unitarian Universalism, offering us a chance to glean the wisdom of that journey and find greater meaning in who we are now within this larger context.  Join us for a brisk but illuminating jaunt through the history of our faith! -- Worth a Read
UU World, the Magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association, is available online at The Winter 2015 issue contains some intriguing articles on a variety of topics, including the work of Lydia Maria Child, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. 
Pat Brantlinger, Von Welch, Deb Hutton, Ann LeDuc, Kathleen Sideli, Doug Cauble, Arzetta Hults-Losensky
Board of Directors Update:  
Looking forward to 
December 13th 
Congregational Meeting
A focus for the Board has been preparing for the congregational meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 13th. The agenda includes updates from the Ministerial Search Committee, a set of social justice task forces, the Special Purpose Funds committee, and a committee that has been examining options to reduce glare from the round window in the Meeting Room. Motions to the congregation members for a vote will include an update of the purpose for the Leonard Lundin funds and long-term goals for the congregation with regards to our carbon neutrality. All members and friends are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you.

Fall Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
in the Meeting Room, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington
Childcare provided.
Ministerial Search Committee Update
       Thank you all for your participation in the 16 Cottage Meetings and for the 283 completed surveys.  The Search Committee is very appreciative of all the voices we hear as we gather information to build a profile of UUCB and learn what is important to you. We completed the UUA Congregational Record and Position Application and submitted them on November 10 to the UUA Transition Office.  The UUA will release this information after Thanksgiving weekend for candidates in search to see.  With Gratitude for your support and input-- Barbara Backler, Mary Boutain, Craig Coley, Michelle Cook, Abby Gitlitz, Amy Taylor, 
Stuart Yoak.   
Ministerial Reflections 
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
Reverend Douglas Wadkins
       We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new social justice task force--The Racial Justice Task Force.  After our trip to Selma last year, where we were inspired by long time Unitarian Universalist activists as well as leaders from Black Lives Matter and Moral Mondays, we recommitted to moving forward for racial justice--a part of this congregation's heritage.  
       In October, we began the "Beloved Conversations" program, which began with a weekend training.   And now The Racial Justice Task Force has completed their application work with our Social Justice Chair, Jackie Hall, to become part of this congregation's Social Justice Circle.  Co-chairs are Martha Foster and Roxanne Smith and they have already scheduled an event for November 21st. (see article below.)
       Recently our UUA President Peter Morales offered a pastoral message on the movement for Black Lives Matters.  In this column we share his words with you as we move forward Seeking the Spirit. Building Community.  Changing the World.
       Peace and Love, 
       Mary Ann and Doug

From Reverend Peter Morales
       I am inspired and moved as I see Unitarian Universalists across the country stand on the side of love as they stand alongside grassroots activists in the Black Lives Matter movement. I see example after example of congregations and individuals courageously facing threats and vandalism. To those who have acted with courage, thank you. You remind us of who we are and what we stand for. This struggle is ultimately about respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. 
       Black Lives Matter is a cry of outrage in the face of the specter of the repeated killings of black people. And it is more than this. It is a cry of protest against the continued marginalization of millions of African Americans. The killings, horrific as they are, are the tip of the iceberg. The killings are the most visible and extreme examples of a society that allows racism to destroy the lives and aspirations of tens of millions. Beneath the anger are anguish and tragedy. 
       The protests and the banners and the window signs are the latest actions in our long tradition of struggling against racism in America. We have stood with African American leaders in the Moral Mondays movement. We were there in Selma fifty years ago and again this spring. The best of our forebears stood against slavery. 
       While the Black Lives Matter movement is part of a long tradition, it also presents new challenges. This is a decentralized grassroots movement with no single leader and no institutional foundation. There is no Martin Luther King, Jr., issuing a call to Selma. Today we are called to be present, to listen deeply, to follow, to bear witness, to practice humility. Today's Selma is everywhere. 
       This won't be easy for us. We are used to working with organizations with clearer leadership and advocating for specific public policy changes. We are called to respond rather than plan, to follow rather than lead. 
       Along the way, I would have us keep several critical points in mind.  First, Black Lives Matter is not about saying black lives matter and that the lives of others--Latinos, LGBTQ people, Native Americans, Muslims, Asians--do not matter. To support the cry for justice and respect what Black Lives Matter represents does not diminish the need to work for climate justice, economic justice, or any other kind of justice. There is, after all, only one kind of justice. Justice is ultimately about recognizing the worth of every single person. 
       Second, we must realize that the same spiritual failing that feeds anti-black racism is the same spiritual disease that marginalizes any group or person. We must connect the dots. The horrid impulse behind the killings of African Americans is the same impulse that allows migrants to languish in for-profit detention centers, that does violence to LGBTQ people, that murders Muslims and Jews. 
       Finally, and this is most important, we must not allow the call to support Black Lives Matter to create animosity among ourselves. Yes, we will disagree about tactics and, heaven help us, about how we should word our resolutions. Let's talk respectfully to one another. Let's listen deeply. Let's focus on our highest aspirations and our affection for one another. Let's hold one another tightly and hold our opinions loosely. 
       I have been inspired by what I have seen our people do. Let us continue to inspire one another. When we let love guide us, we will do the right thing.
       Reverend Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association
Conversation on Systemic Racism 
Nov. 21, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Come join the national Night of a Thousand Conversations in a circle held in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 21 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., with our Racial Justice Task Force. We'll watch testimony about police violence, then use a restorative justice circle-based dialogue approach to process what was heard and begin to formulate a plan of action together.  Info, see
Seeking The Spirit
First Steps Class - Sunday, Dec. 6
First Steps is a 40-minute drop-in class for newcomers, one Sunday a month at 10:35am and 12:35pm in Room 207b.  It offers a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation.  Free childcare available in Room 108 (substantial snack provided for children at 12:35 p.m.).  Questions? Contact Shari Woodbury, Connections Coordinator, connect@uubloomington.org812-332-3695.  
Ready to become a member of UU Bloomington?
Do you feel at home here and consider this your community?  Then join us!  If you would like to make the commitment and become a member of UU Bloomington, the next opportunity is Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10:30am in room 207B.  (We ask for participation in our "Exploring UU" class prior to signing the membership book.)  To make arrangements to sign the membership book, or for questions, please contact Shari Woodbury, Connections Coordinator, at 332-3695 or, by Wednesday, Dec. 16.  
Outreach in Morgan County
For the last several years we are lucky to have had leadership in Martinsville to lead a monthly Chalice Circle there. Mary and Paul Harnishfeger lead the current Martinsville Chalice Circle, meeting once a month on Thursday evenings.

Shambhala Meditation is Every Monday at Noon 

Join us at 12 noon every Monday in the Fellowship Hall for an hour of Shambhala Meditation, walking meditation, and Shamatha yoga with Sarah Flint. We have new cushions available, but you may bring your own cushion if you have one.

Taiji Continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays 

Brian Flaherty leads Taiji in Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. This form practices the "Wu (Hao)" style of taijiquan, including practice of standing exercises, forms, and "pushing hands." Anyone is welcome, even those with no experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing.

Our Congregational Themes

January:     Integrity                May:      Tradition       September:  Invitation

February:   Faith                     June:     Grace            October:  Letting Go

March:       Resilience             July:     Here & Now    November:  Ancestry

April:          Revelation            August:  Wonder         December:  Expectation  


Building Community
Thanksgiving Pitch-in Dinner November 26
Everyone is invited to Thanksgiving pitch-in dinner here in Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. Please bring food to share that serves 8 people. Turkey will be provided. Info, please contact Amy Crozier at  

Caregiver Support Network Meeting December 6
The Caregiver Support Network will meet Sunday, December 6 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Library. If you are you caring for an elder or person with a disability either here or from a distance, we would like to hear from you about the challenges of caregiving as well as the gifts it brings; support you have or need; and resources available. Info contact Sharon Yarber at 336-4427 or  
How Can You Help?
Bazaar Volunteer Sign Up Every Sunday
Sign up to work for the Bazaar between services for the next two Sundays. If you're available between November 29  and December 5, we can find a way for you to help. In addition to baking for the Cookie Walk and Gourmet Galaxy we still need people to take money, to price things before the Bazaar, set up, tear down, and sell all those gorgeous things we're bringing in! Have questions or want to sign up? Look for the Volunteer Reindeer, Melinda Pettijohn, between services Nov. 22 & 29 or email her at
Hope the cookie elves among you have visions of icing and sprinkles!
We know the Bazaar is only a week after your Thanksgiving company has left
and the dishes are all put away.  So we thank you in advance for all the cookies
in your freezers and the cookie baking sessions planned.  Any kind of cookie is
welcome!  Our customers love decorated cookies and remember bars are heavy and we sell by the pound! Please label your cookies and put your name on any containers you want returned.  You can deliver cookies starting Thursday, Dec. 3,  4:00- 8:00pm., Friday, Dec. 4th, 8:00-10:00 am or Saturday, Dec. 5th before 9:00am to replenish! Thank you all for helping make the Bazaar 2015 be a sweet success!
Meg Sears and Mary Jo Conley, Cookie Walk Committee  
Gluten Free Treats Wanted
Do you have a great Gluten free recipe?  The Gourmet Galaxy of the annual Holiday Bazaar has requests for gluten free and other allergen free treats every year. Consider cooking up something gluten free or other allergen free for this year's Gourmet Galaxy. Donation drop-off is December 3rd from 6-8 PM and December 4th at 9 AM.  You might also enjoy volunteering in the Gourmet Galaxy booth.  It's a great chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  Volunteer and donation sign-ups are in the Fellowship Hall between services. Thank You! Ann LeDuc and Molly Gleeson, Co-Chairs. 
Calling All Fiber Artists! Yes! It's time to knit, crochet, felt, weave or quilt your magical projects for the Hunger Task Force Fiber Arts Booth at the Holiday Bazaar. Proceeds from the sale of these items will help fight hunger in our community. Place your finished items in the drop box in the Commons. Questions? Contact Anne Graham,

Read and Recycle
Support the Holiday Bazaar Book Sale!  Cull through your library and find those books you are ready to pass along to another reader.  DVD's and CD's also welcome but please no VHS tapes, magazines or sheet music. For ease of shelving, please sort books by fiction/nonfiction.  Drop your items off at the church beginning Sunday, November 29 after 1 p.m. until Thursday, December 3 before noon.  Please, no book donations after Thursday, December 3 at 12:00!  Questions? Contact Abby at or 812-824-7755.   
White Elephant's Trunk High Quality Collectibles 
The White Elephant knows that all UUs have valuable items they no longer need or want but that will be desired by others shopping at the UU Bazaar.   If you have items such as holiday decorations, children's toys, exotic collectibles, or truly (but not actual) White Elephants, please donate them to the White Elephant's Trunk at this year's Bazaar. We can receive donations starting Sunday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m.  Want to help organize and price items? Please contact Doris Wittenburg (336-4993 or
We Love Pie! Consider Baking for the Bazaar
Please volunteer to make your favorite pie for the UUnique Café at the Bazaar. Please deliver pies by 11:00AM on Friday, December 4th or 11:00AM on Saturday, December 5th. We love pie and so does everyone else. We'd like to have at least 20 pies this year for the UUnique Cafe'. There is no such thing as too much pie!  
Co-chairs: Julie Lawson, and Joanne Henriot
Bazaar Frequently Asked Questions

What is the bazaar?
A major church fundraiser.  A lively community social event. A great chance to get more involved in the church and meet people. A tradition begun in 1959 when the women of the church needed funds to send the Rev. Paul Killinger to a conference, so, yes, this year is our 57th consecutive bazaar!
Why is it called an Arts Fair?
Because it includes a juried show featuring about 30 of Bloomington's leading artists in pottery, glass, fiber arts, photos, dried floral arrangements. Artists compete to get in and must pay for booth space.
But isn't all that art super expensive?
No. Although many items are costly, one-of-a-kind treasures, almost all of the artisans offer gorgeous items for less than $20.
How big is the bazaar?
The bazaar covers the first floor of the church. Artisans fill the Meeting Room and Commons. Fellowship Hall holds congregation-sponsored booths and café. RE rooms overflow with books and the unexpected treasures of the White Elephant's Trunk. Our well-known bazaar attracts visitors from throughout the Bloomington community and beyond.
What will I find at the bazaar besides high quality art?
Gently used treasures in the White Elephant's trunk, homemade baked goods, cookies, used books, hand-knits, affordable gifts, yummy lunch and supper, and more
What is the Gourmet Galaxy?
A booth in Fellowship Hall selling wonderful home-made breads, pies, pickles, candies, jam contributed by the congregation, this year with an international theme.  Donate your own signature specialties, then purchase treats made by friends. 
How does the Cookie Walk work?
Imagine 28 linear feet of freshly baked cookies of every variety, yours to select and purchase by the pound. The only tough thing is deciding.
Can I eat at the bazaar?
Lunch and supper are served at the congregation-staffed café in Fellowship Hall. Lunch features sandwiches, superb soup, masterful chili, and homemade pies. On Friday night bring the whole family to enjoy a delicious and nutritious lasagna supper with UU friends.
How can I help?
Contribute baked goods, books, and White Elephants, and volunteer your time before, during, and right after the Bazaar.  There will be sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall every Sunday from now on. Most volunteer shifts last two hours. There are all kinds of jobs, but we especially need folks to help in the café (take and fill orders, peel potatoes, scrub pots, make change) and to help with set-up and teardown.   Watch for information about each activity in the Prologue.   No job, no contribution is too small.  The Bazaar cannot happen without your help!  More than 100 volunteers make things hum!
May I work more than one shift?
Is there child care for bazaar volunteers?
Unfortunately, no, but responsible children may work with their parents on a volunteer shift.
When is the bazaar open?
Friday, December 4th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 5th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What if I am not a member?
Friends and newcomers are especially welcome to participate in all aspects of the bazaar: bake cookies, bring in your best bread, move chairs, assemble sandwiches, wash dishes. Working at the bazaar is a good way to meet people, help the church, and see what we're all about.
What does the church do with the money?
Our current operating budget depends on receiving $10,000 from the Bazaar.   In these tough times, church fundraisers are more important than ever.  The Bazaar is a fine example of how lots of people working together, each doing his or her small but pleasurable part, combine do something great.  Please join us! 
UU History for You
Walter B. Cannon and "The Wisdom of the Body"
     When I was a graduate student taking William Breneman's course on endocrinology, I first heard the name Walter B. Cannon (1871-1945).  He coined the term homeostasis and applied it to the capacity of the body to maintain a steady state condition.  It used regulators such as temperature, hormones, nerve cell transmitters, and other means to regulate cell and organ activity.  His book, The Wisdom of the Body became a best seller.  He was born in Wisconsin to a railroad executive father and school teacher mother.  Raised as a Calvinist with a Huguenot ancestry, he broke with their rejection of science and became a Unitarian.  At Harvard medical school where he got his MD and taught physiology, he used x-rays in 1896 and applied them to study how animals swallow.  He also devised the "barium meal" to increase contrast between the organs and surrounding tissue.  He studied how animals went into shock from wounds and identified hormones associated with the "flight or fight" response to stress.  Later in life he championed scientific integrity by helping scientists escaping Nazi Germany and 
supported medical efforts to help the Spanish government in its war against Franco. He was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize. In his time he was considered the leading physiologist in the United States.  
     One of the pleasures of doing history is discovery.  While writing an article about Ida Maud Cannon for these Prologue mini-histories, I discovered that she was Walter's younger sister.  A separate article on her accomplishments will follow.  --Elof Carlson, Congregational Historian
UU Children's Choir Upcoming Schedule, Fall 2015
Sun. Dec. 13: Rehearse, 10:30-11:00 Rm 110
Sun. Dec 20: Rehearse 10:30-11:00 Rm 110
Sun. Dec. 20: SING at evening Winter Solstice Service: Rehearse at 5:55 pm in the Meeting Room (Sanctuary).  Service at 6:15, lasts 45-60 min.   
Grocery Cards: IT'S A NO BRAINER!
Paying for your food with grocery cards is SO easy and SO helpful to the church!  Purchase grocery cards cards  at church, or register your Kroger Plus Card and direct 3% of your purchases to the church.  Cards  are available for purchase (cash or check) every Sunday between the services-and 5% of the cost of cards from Bloomingfoods and Marsh or 7% from Lucky's comes to the church.  Just think!  
-You can pay for all of your Thanksgiving dinner items with a grocery card. 
-Filling a $100 holiday basket for MCUM, would bring $3, $5 or $7 to the church!
-Give grocery cards as holiday gifts to friends, family or those who deliver your mail, papers etc., or buy gifts at the grocery store.  It's a TWOFER-you and the church come out ahead. 
Woman's Alliance Meets December 3 
       The Women's Alliance will meet next on Thursday, December 3.  Women's Alliance meets the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. Meetings begin with a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.  The program begins at noon, followed by the business meeting.

Hospitality for Those with Allergies

As a courtesy to our friends and members who have allergies to fragrances, we are designating the west section of the Meeting Room (next to the sliding glass doors and tall narrow windows) as Fragrance Free. Please do not sit there if you have used any fragrances.  Anyone else is welcome to sit in this area.  Thank you for your consideration. 

UUs Who Can Provide a Variety of Professional Services - 

List and Waiver Form Now Available

The Elder Focus Task Force has compiled a list of Unitarian Universalists who are available for hire for a variety of tasks including Pet Sitting, Home Healthcare, Organizational Skills, Carpentry, Counseling, Sewing Machine repair, Building Construction. The list and the liability waiver form are posted here: 

UUs for Hire and Liability Waiver

Attendance and Membership
Current Membership: 482   Certified Membership as of 2/1/2015: 468 
Sunday, November 8              9:15  106;   11:15 NA;    RE: 108            Total:  NA
Sunday, November 15            9:15  123;   11:15 185;     RE: 52            Total:  360
Non-Pledge Offering
11/8 - $484       11/15   - $535     Total to be donated to Monroe County CASA - $254.72
Grocery Card Sales
November 8     $1,050, income to UUCB $56.50       November 15  $2,100, income to UUCB $107.00
Changing the World
The Homelessness Task Force and Anne Haynes' Chalice Circle
are working with the Rapid Re-Housing program at Shalom Community Center, providing short term assistance to people who are moving from homelessness  to permanent housing.  Many participants will be moving into their apartments with nothing. We are creating "welcome baskets" to help these community members get started. These can include toiletries (toothbrush, towel, shampoo...), cleaning supplies, a few dishes, sheets, blankets, a shower curtain, items that could ease their transition from the shelter to the apartment. To donate items please place them in the macaroni basket in the Commons. Questions, contact Alan Backler, This opportunity will extend through February 15.
Volunteer to Help at the Interfaith Winter Shelter on December 12
Again this year, our congregation will be responsible for the second Saturday night/ Sunday morning of the month at First United Church, through March 13. Darrell and Vivian Breeden serve as our leaders.  If you are interested in volunteering at the winter shelter, or learning more, please contact Alan Backler, of the Homelessness Task Force, at or at 812-340-1323.
UU Humanist Forum Meets on Alternating Sundays
This group offers an opportunity for regular, open, wide-ranging discussions of issues relating to morality and ethics, human development, and the nature of the universe. The forum will meet next on Sunday, November 22 at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208 after children's classes end, when the topic is  "So much opposition to Planned Parenthood?" presented by Sandy Dolby. If you would like to see a list of upcoming topics through December, click here.

UU Freethinkers Group Enjoys Free Ranging Discussion 

The purpose of the UU Freethinkers bi-weekly meeting is to create the opportunity for participants to raise questions and engage in open and non-structured discussion of issues of social concern, political concern, and theological/religious concern. UU Freethinkers meet on alternating Sundays after children's religious education classes end, in (the new) Room 208.  UU Freethinkers meet next on Sunday, November 29, at 12:45 p.m. Info, contact John Crosby.   

Bulletin Board
Tomi Allison invites the members of our congregation to a book signing/reunion celebrating the publication of her new book, The Accidental Mayor.  Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 2-4 p.m., in City Hall.  
Terran Marks of Brown County Forge invites everyone to an open house at Artisan Alley on 
Sat, Nov. 21, 10-4. Come see what these gifted artists are up to! 1609 S. Rogers (the Switchyard).
Community Connections
Our Faith in Action in the Community
     Bloomington Chamber Singers presents "George Frideric Handel: A Concert of Firsts" December 4    Bloomington Chamber Singers will present George Frideric Handel's Four Coronation Anthems, his Dixit Dominus, and the Utrecht Jubilate at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. at First Presbyterian Church. The Chamber Singers use our Meeting Room as rehearsal space each week.
     Vigil for Victims of Terrorism Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.   Tuesday evening November 17 there will be a student-organized candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of terrorism in Paris. It will be held at the Sample Gates beginning at 8 pm.  Bring your own candle. 
Contact a Minister
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 201 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons

Our Interim Minister,     
Reverend Douglas Wadkins 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 207 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 
In case of a pastoral emergency after office hours, please call his home study number, 

Reverend Emily Manvel Leiteour Minister of Religious Education 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 203 
on Monday and Friday mornings. 


Who Ya Gonna Call about Building Problems and 
Facilities Maintenance?
If you notice a problem with the building, please contact Carol Marks, Church Administrator,, 812-332-3695, ext. 200, and she will contact the experts to get it taken care of.
Facilities Maintenance Update
Latches in restrooms have been checked and repaired as needed.
Doorbell for Office, Portico and Courtyard entrances has been installed.
Lower RE Hallway has been re-painted. Thanks, Bill Conley!
Snow Emergency Plan is being reviewed so we'll be ready! 
Weekday office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
--Carol Marks, Church Administrator
Livestreaming of Sunday Services
Livestreaming the Sunday Services Link:
As archived videos of service become available they will also be at the link listed above.
If there is a problem with livestreaming, please contact Andy Beargie, Multi-media Specialist,

Calendar of all our congregational events can be found at  

In the left hand column, click on "Calendar" and then on the top link on the page or Click Right Here. Information is also available on our public Facebook page:  You do not need a Facebook account to read our page.

Prologue Publication Schedule

Next issue, Monday, December 7. 

Deadline for articles about congregational events and projects is 10 a.m. on date of publication, to The Prologue is published on the first and third Mondays of each month, with exceptions for Monday holidays. Upcoming publication dates:  12/7, 12/21, 1/4, 1/19 (a Tuesday), 2/1, 2/16 (a Tuesday).
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington IN 47408, 812-332-3695  
Masthead:  Autumn Berries II by Nanagyei, used with permission.