Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, January 15, 2016

In This Issue
Memorial service for Paul Lane Saturday, January 16
   A memorial service for member Paul Lane will be held here in our Meeting Room on Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. Paul died on November 21, 2015.  
Sunday,  January 17, 2016    9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
"Together We Can Change the World"   
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins 
This continues to be an important time in the world and for our country to think about the implication of race and privilege.  As we honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will look at some of the work being done in this congregation,  and some of the possibilities for the future in our efforts to change the world.
Young Adult Lunch Jan. 17
 I.U. students and other interested young adults (ages 18-35) are invited to an informal lunch gathering on Sunday, January 17. We'll meet at the back of the sanctuary after the 11:15 service, choose a place to eat that fits group tastes and budgets, and carpool over together. Rev. Mary Ann Macklin will join the group. This is a nice way to connect with other UU students and young adults and build community!
Snow Patrol
Suddenly, it's winter! When travel conditions become hazardous after snowfall or ice storms, please always check our home page,, or our Facebook page,, or for updates on event cancellations or the condition of our parking areas. If there is no answer at 812-332-3695 during regular office hours during snow or icy weather, then church offices are closed, and events may have been canceled.
Our Folks...
    Our thoughts are with Elof and Nedra Carlson upon the death of Elof's daughter Claudia on January 6, 2016, in her 59th year.
We Are Sorry the "Alive Inside" Film Screening on January 12 Had to Be Canceled
On Tuesday morning, January 12, because of hazardous driving conditions due to snowfall and periodic white-outs, our staff made the decision to cancel the "Alive Inside" film screening scheduled for 11:00 a.m., for safety reasons.  This change was posted on our website, our Facebook page, and our online church calendar. Staff were unable to reach the church before about 10:30 a.m. that day, and we are sorry if anyone arrived before that time to see the film and found no one here. The film screening will be rescheduled.  Please watch The Prologue, the Sunday order of service, and our Facebook page for the new date and time. 
New Community Toolshare Program Needs Volunteers on January 18
Volunteers are needed on MLK Day, January 18, and for the rest of that week to help establish the new Glenn Carter Memorial Toolshare, a community toolshare organized by Ryan Conway and others in Bloomington.  Contact Barb Berggoetz for more information or to sign up to help at, or 812-320-8422.
The Homelessness Task Force and
Anne Haynes's Chalice Circle
 Help provide assistance to people who are moving from homelessness to permanent housing.  Items needed: 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. Please place items in the macaroni basket in the Commons. Questions, contact Alan Backler, This opportunity will extend through February 15.
Bridges of Hope Presentation on Mental Illness 
January 25
Two board members of the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will give a presentation called Bridges of Hope here in the Ralph and Annetta Fuchs Library on Monday, January 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., to educate faith communities about mental illness so they can create stronger safety nets and be welcoming to people affected by mental illness. The presentation will be followed by a time for questions. 
Bookkeeper Wanted. Part-time, 5-6 hours per week, pay $15-$20 per hour. All basic financial bookkeeping for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington.  High school diploma required, Bachelors degree preferred. Minimum two years' relevant experience, experience in not-for-profit sector preferred. Expertise in QuickBooks, Google Drive, Microsoft programs. Send letter of interest and resume to Ms. Carol Marks, Church Administrator, by January 31. No phone calls, please. Position description at
For More Information see the January 4 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