Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, December 11, 2015

In This Issue
Sunday, December 13, 2015    9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
"The Trees of the Dancing Goats"
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, and Reverend Douglas Wadkins
In this story-based service for all ages, we will share Patricia Polacco's tale of expectation, disappointment, and the possibility of hope through community. The celebration will include drama (featuring our ministers and youth), time for quiet reflection and singing, kindling the Hanukkah lights, and a joyful congregational parade as we offer our gifts for people in need.
**For this special service, please bring a gift if this is possible for you. We are collecting:

  *Mittens, hats, and socks for adults or children 

  *Toiletries, tissues, hairbrushes

  *Snack food (cereal, crackers) suitable for a classroom

  *Guest at Your Table boxes (please write a check payable to    "UUSC" for the amount you've collected)

 The gifts you selected from our Giving Tree

Everyone will be invited to contribute a "golden gift" of money, in amounts large or small, to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.**

Our Folks...
Dennis McGreer, former congregation member and former congregational President, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 9.  Services will be Sunday, December 13, at 1:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, followed by interment at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Fall Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
in the Meeting Room, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington
Childcare provided.
Holiday Art Fair and Bazaar Kudos and Thanks to All!
The 57th annual Art Fair and Bazaar is now just a sweet memory. The weather was on our side, and business was brisk both days. We netted a bit more than $12,500, which is about $1,500 better than last year. Read more here. 
Lost keys...
If you run across lost keys while at church, please take them upstairs to Room 204 where we keep small lost and found items. A fair number of keys were misplaced during the Bazaar weekend so we are still searching.
Ministerial Search Committee Info This Sunday
Come to the Congregational Meeting Sunday, December 13, at 4:00 p.m. to learn (1) what the search committee has done,(2) what is next, and (3) what we learned from the cottage meetings and survey responses.  Hope to see you there.
Holiday Sing-a-long with our pianist, Ray Fellman and Re. Emily Manvel Leite
Wednesday, December 16th-6:00p-Meeting Room
Everyone is welcome at our annual holiday sing-a-long!
We will be enjoying songs of the season as they are chose by those who gather!
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Holiday Happenings and Religious Education News can be found here!
Youth Group Reunion! December 20
All past youth group members and advisors are invited to a youth group reunion and lunch-time feast next Sunday, December 20, at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Please join us!  RSVP to: [email protected]
This Sunday at the Connections Booth:  
Adrienne Summerlot, Director of Religious Education 
Check out our new Connections booth, inspired by Lucy's psychiatrist booth from the Peanuts comic, in Fellowship Hall at coffee hour. This Sunday, stop by the yellow booth for details on our winter musical, Our Whole Lives sexuality education, and the family friendly New Year's Eve party. Feel free to ask any questions about our ongoing programs for kids too. The DRE is in!
Homelessness Task Force Welcome Baskets
The Homelessness Task Force and one of our Chalice Circles are providing 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.
ReStore Volunteers Needed
The UU Habitat Task Force is recruiting volunteers to help the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore (2450 S. Henderson St.) pack up in preparation for its move to the former Goodwill Store near College Mall on December 21, 22 and 23.  Please contact Connie Nelson-Laird as soon as possible, if you can help. Read more here.
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