Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, January 22, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, January 24, 2016    9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.  
"A Better Song to Sing: Lifelong Learning and the Unitarian Universalist Faith"
The Reverend Doug Wadkins       
This service will explore some of the core values that inform our understanding of religious education for all ages.  It will consider some of the essential issues around a well-integrated ministry of lifelong faith development in a growing congregation that addresses the crucial needs of a meaningful life in the 21st century. 
This Sunday at the Connections Booth
RE teacher sign-up! Stop by the yellow Connections booth in Fellowship Hall between services to ask your questions about Religious Education (RE), or to sign up to join a teaching team for spring semester.  Emily or Adrienne will be happy to connect with you!
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. All are welcome.
Racial Justice Task Force Organizing Meeting January 26
The Racial Justice Task Force will meet on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. This will be an organizing meeting to get an idea of people's interests, and create an event of some kind, perhaps a film and discussion. All are welcome.
Snow Awareness
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.
Re-Visioning Religious Education Workshop January 31
Soup Lunch from 12:30 to 1, Workshop from 1-2:30 pm
This workshop in Fellowship Hall will utilize the spirit of appreciative inquiry in facilitating a conversation about your hopes and dreams for the future of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington. 
Household Goods for the Formerly Homeless
Help provide assistance to people who are moving from homelessness to permanent housing.  Items needed: toiletries, 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,
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 19 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