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

In This Issue
Sunday, April 17, 2016
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
All the Trees Shall Clap Their Hands
Reverend Scott McNeill
Our Candidate for Associate Minister will preach! The UU Choir will sing "Great Trees" by Malcolm Dalglish, words by Wendell Berry.
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. We need a quorum of 156 members for this meeting. Childcare will be provided. Please mark your calendars and see for details and the latest information.
Candidating Week Events
All are welcome to attend any or all of these events.
Sun. 4/17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Rev. McNeill, Fwp Hall. Childcare in Room 108. Pizza provided.
Thu. 4/21, 11:30 a.m. Women's Alliance special meeting with Rev. McNeill. Brown bag lunch. See below for details.
Thu. 4/21, 5:30 p.m. UU Choir Potluck with Rev. McNeill, Fwp Hall. All are welcome; please bring food to share.
Fri. 4/22, 6:00 p.m. RE Families and Teachers pizza party with Rev. McNeill, Fwp Hall. Childcare in Room 108. Sign up here: 
Sat. 4/23, 9-11 a.m. Drop in Coffee with Rev. McNeill, Library
Reserve a Place by April 17:
UU Passover Seder,  Saturday April 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a Seder with UU influence.  Tickets on sale Sunday  after each service in the commons.  Adults $9,  Children $3 with a limit of $25 per family.  Meal includes the traditional foods and a full dinner.  Vegetarian and Vegan options available.  Last day to reserve a place is Sunday April 17.  Get a ticket in the commons or e-mail Ruellen by April 17.
What's happening in Religious Education this Week?
Preschool: will be exploring our Orange Promise "Offer Kindness" as they hear the story of Jesus offering healing and consider ways they can care for others.
K-1st grade: are learning about our Jewish Teachings Source as they hear the story of Moses and the Burning Bush and think about the value of patience and the important things that different people do with their lives.
2nd-5th grade:  will be finding truth through nature as they learn about Henry David Thoreau and explore Transcendentalism.
YUUMS: will be working together in a UU video challenge
YRUU: our high school youth will be attending the lunch with Reverend Scott before planting perennials and bulbs on the church grounds.
Women's Alliance Special Meeting April 21
Thursday April 21, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, the Women's Alliance is hosting a gathering to meet our ministerial candidate, Reverend Scott McNeill.  Format is that of our usual meetings, with a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert provided by hosts Doris Wittenburg and Cathy Hiatt.
Auction Donation Forms Due Next Sunday, April 24!
The Auction is Coming May 15!
Each year in the Spring we hold a goods and services auction that can't be beat. Many wonderful dinners, outings, and interesting objets d'art are offered for auction, and our auctioneer will be the inimitable Darrell Breeden once again. Click here for an auction donation form. Donation forms are due April 24!
April 3 Ordination Service Posted in Livestream Archive
If you want to see for yourself why our service ordaining the Rev. Shari Woodbury was so powerful... or if you were there and want to let Rev. Dr. Barker remind you why church matters in his sermon -- or re-live Rev. Macklin's antics in her Charge to the Minister -- or soak in Rev. Child's Charge to the People (that's us!) -- you can watch the service here: .
For More Information see the April 4 issue  of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
 Masthead photo by Linda Mjolsnes
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator