Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, April 8, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, April 10, 2016
9:15 and 11:15
A Tale of Two Trees: Earth Day Celebration
Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Reverend Douglas Wadkins and the Earth Day Planning Team
This intergenerational service will include drama, singing, and time for personal reflection regarding our relationship with the earth as individuals and as a community.  Members of our Green Sanctuary Task Force will share insights and we will have free trees!  Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate with all ages.
Along with the free trees for planting, Green Sanctuary will be hosting tables of information featuring the Forest Alliance with a petition to save Indiana forests; the "Bring your own Bag Bloomington" campaign; the Citizens' Climate Lobby, and the Monroe County Energy Challenge.  Enjoy a cup of our new, locally roasted, Hopscotch coffee while you participate in the Observe and Interact site meditation/observation activity.
Be sure to be on time to church April 10.
The Ministerial Search Committee will announce the candidate for Associate Minister at the beginning of both services. Information about the candidate will be available after each service in Fellowship Hall. 
Earth Fair April 10 
Come to the Green Sanctuary's annual Earth Fair after each service on April 10 to pick up a free tree sapling, sign a petition to save our forests,  taste/purchase Hopscotch coffee, participate in an observation activity, learn about the Clothing Swap, and more!
Open Hearted Open House at Islamic Center on April 10
The Islamic Center of Bloomington (ICOB) and the Openhearted Campaign cordially invite you for a casual evening of dinner and sharing at their first Openhearted Open House, on Sunday, April 10, 6:30-9:00 p.m. They look forward to getting to know you. Parking is available at the center and in the surrounding neighborhoods.  
Join the conversation on Re-visioning Religious Education
You are invited to an open conversation to deepen and focus our work around lifelong learning in our congregation. This conversation is a part of the ongoing work that will result in a philosophy of lifelong learning to carry our congregation into the new and dynamic era ahead. Limited to the first 10 participants to sign up in the church office or by emailing

Focused Conversation for middle school- and high school-connected folks, Wednesday, April 13, led by Rev. Doug Wadkins, 7:00-8:30 the Library. Sign up by Monday, April 11! 

General Conversation for anyone interested or connected to Religious Education, Tuesday, April 26, led by Amy Makice, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 110. Sign up by Friday, April 22!
Special Congregational Meeting April 24 
All Members Encouraged to Attend
Following a week of visitation by the candidate for associate minister, we will have a special congregational meeting on April 24th from 1-2pm to vote to call the candidate to join our ministry team. Childcare will be provided. Please mark your calendars and see for details and the latest information.
April is Diaper Month
We are collecting reusable and disposable diapers for the All Options Pregnancy Resource Center to distribute to mothers who are unable to afford clean diapers for their babies. Any kind, any size! Our Diaper Depot basket is by the Social Justice Table in the Commons. Thank you!
Voces Novae Concert April 10
"Supporting Players" Sunday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room. Admission $10/$5 students and seniors.
For More Information see the April 4 issue  of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
 Masthead photo: John Summerlot, "Live long and prosper" during the Charge to the (new) Minister.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator