Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, December 18, 2015

In This Issue
Special Benefit Concert Tonight, December 18 at 7:30
Krista Detor and friends will present a holiday concert to benefit Visually Impaired Preschool Services tonight in our Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m. The program will include Ray Fellman and Voces Novae. Tickets at the door are $25.
Sunday, December 20, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"The Tao of Winter" 
Reverend Douglas Wadkins
Maybe Reverend Macklin
       This service partners with the evening Solstice service to explore the dynamic forces that are part of this season, with a special nod to wisdom of Eastern thought and perhaps a gentle nod to Star Wars spirituality. The second half of the service will be contemplative in tone, to assist us in connecting with our inner wisdom for the heart of our winter journey.
       Of note, Reverend Macklin, an admitted Star Trek Snob, may or may not participate in this service, depending on whether she can get over herself.  Please do join us for this worship service and, for those of you who can, our evening Solstice Service as we embrace the wisdom of earth-based spirituality.  
Sunday, December 20, 2015    6:15 p.m.
"Winter Solstice Celebration for All Ages"
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite,  
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin,
Reverend Douglas Wadkins,  
with special music by Ray Fellman and our  
UU Children's Choir
Come share in a quiet, reflective service celebrating the returning sun. We will fully inhabit this place on our planet as we join together in a candlelit spiral procession and reconnect with the earth and its natural cycles. Childcare for very young children available in Room 108. 
Thursday, December 24, 2015   
Away in a Manager Service 4:00 p.m.
This Christmas Eve service in Fellowship Hall is an interactive Christmas Pageant designed for families with young children and for those young at heart.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 7:00 p.m.
Join us for this uniquely Unitarian Universalist celebration of Christmas Eve. Our choir, with guest conductor Ray Fellman, will share gifts of music. The service will end with congregational singing of Silent Night.   
Prologue on December 21 as Usual
Our twice-monthly newsletter, The Prologue, will be published as usual on Monday, December 21. Deadline for articles about congregational events and projects is 10:00 a.m. on December 21. Please send to
Friday Update articles due on 12/22 
for 12/25 & 1/1 updates
Because of the holiday break, please submit articles (to for the next 2 updates by December 22, 2015, for the December 25th and January 1st updates. These updates will be scheduled to send automatically on those dates, but we'll be editing them on 12/22 since we are out of the office 12/24-1/2. Thank you! Your administrative staff, Carol, Monica, and Deeva.
Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Party December 31
will be held in Fellowship Hall 6:00-8:00 p.m. See our Facebook page for details.
Thanks to Everyone Who Gave
to help others, through our Giving Tree or Guest at Your Table Boxes or golden gifts on December 13, or through giving holiday baskets and extra groceries for Monroe County United Ministries. This week we will be sending your contributions totaling over $1700 to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee to support their work in helping people around the world.
Life Stories Friday Writing Group on Hiatus Until Jan. 8
The Friday Life Stories writing group will not meet on Christmas Day or New Year's Day, but will resume their meetings on Friday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 210 at the church.
For Evening Meetings Please Use Courtyard or Portico
To help insure the security of our building and our members during evening meetings, please use either the Courtyard or Portico entrance, whichever is closer to the room where you are meeting.
The Ministerial Search Committee's Survey of the Congregation
The quite interesting results are available by clicking here:
There are also paper copies available in the office, 
Room 204.
For More Information see the December 7 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo by John Woodcock
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator