Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, November 27, 2015

In This Issue
Life Stories Writing Group will not meet today, Friday, November 27, but instead will meet tomorrow, Saturday, November 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in Room 214 at the Monroe County Public Library.
Sunday, November 29    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"The Big Picture: A Whirlwind Tour of Our Faith"
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!          
Our Folks...
Our sympathy and thoughts of healing are with the family and friends of member Paul Lane, who died Saturday, November 21. We are in touch with Paul's family about a memorial service and will let everyone know as soon as the date is set.
Paul's obituary may be read here.
December is Bustling!
OWL Parent Meetings for Elementary School, All You Need is Love musical production call-out meeting, Holiday Sing Along, Away in a Manger Pageant and Family Friendly New Year's Eve Party.  We've gathered all this info in one space for your convenience, check it out here!   Children's Hymn Sing this Sunday during Time for All Ages.  Think about your favorite hymn and don't be afraid to raise your hand and shout it out.
Women's Alliance December 3 
At the December 3 meeting, pianist Ray Fellman and a few of his IU students will be entertaining us. Hosts will be Judy Bennett and Mary Bent. Not a member? No problem; all are welcome to attend. Brown bag lunch at 11:30 followed by the program at 12 noon. Drinks and desserts provided.
Giving Tree Gift Tags Still Available
We hope this will be the last Sunday with tags available on our Giving Tree in Fellowship Hall. Please sign out a tag to help a person in need.  The remaining tags are gift cards for HIV positive individuals through Positive Link, and items for Stepping Stones, which provides temporary housing for homeless teens. A gently used food processor would be a welcome gift.  Please contact Reverend Emily if you have questions: 
Homelessness Task Force Welcome Baskets
The Homelessness Task Force and one of our Chalice Circles are working with Shalom Community Center, with assistance to people who are moving from homelessness  to permanent housing. Needed are toiletries, cleaning supplies, dishes, sheets, blankets, shower curtains. Place in the macaroni collection basket in the Commons at church.
New Directories Available
Pick one up in Room 204!
For More Information see the November 16 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
This Issue Scheduled in Advance
This issue of the Friday UU Update was scheduled in advance to be sent on November 27, even though our offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. What an appropriate use of technology! --Carol Marks, Church Administrator
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator