Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, April 29, 2016

In This Issue
Green Sanctuary Task Force Fall Clothing Swap Tomorrow, April 30
    The Green Sanctuary Task Force encourages all of us to examine our habits of consumption.  What do we buy? Where does it come from? What happens to it when we're finished with it? What impact does our consumption have on the earth and its inhabitants?
     This spring's Swap will be held tomorrow, April 30 from 10 am until 12 noon with drop off starting at 9:30 am.
For more  information, please contact Stephanie Kimball.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
"Credo: Coming of Age Recognition Service"
Coming of Age Participants and Mentors
The Reverend Emily Manvel Leite
The Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
The Reverend Douglas Wadkins
   We welcome into our congregation and into our pulpit the fourteen 9th and 10th graders who have completed our Coming of Age program. Don't miss this moving opportunity to hear from our youth and to acknowledge them as newly adult members of our community! 
   Maypole dance between services in the courtyard, weather permitting.
   No church parking by the softball field on Sunday, 
May 1, due to home games at 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. Extra parking still available at Marching 100 Hall, Jordan Ave. and the tennis courts. Carpooling and biking encouraged as always!
Thank you to the Ministerial Search Committee,
Barbara Backler, Mary Boutain, Craig Coley, Michelle Cook, Abby Gitlitz, Amy Taylor, and Stuart Yoak. Reverend Scott McNeill has accepted our call to become our Associate Minister!
Holocaust Remembrance Service 
Sunday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Rabbi Brian Besser, 
Reverend Mary Beth Morgan and other interfaith leaders
with an Interfaith Choir led by Susan Swaney 
     Join us for this Remembrance Service commemorating the six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories.  In this worship service we will also speak out against examples of genocide and patterns that lead to genocide in our own time.  All are welcome. Offertory will go to Exodus Refugee Center. 
      If you can help with the reception afterwards, please contact Reverend Wadkins, [email protected] or 
Marlin Howard, [email protected].
What's happening in Religious Education this week?
Preschoolers will hear the Jewish story of Jonah and the Whale and consider what to do when there is something you don't want to do.
Kindergarten-1st grade are exploring a tale told by Aesop and in the Muslim tradition: The Father, the Son, and the Donkey and ask: "How do you respond to the well-meaning input of others?"
2nd-5th grade will investigate music and sound
YUUMS (Young UU Middle Schoolers) will be attending the service in support of the Coming of Age youth.
High School Youth are also attending the service and will celebrate with Coming of Age youth afterwards.
Caregiver Network Support Group Meeting this Sunday
The support group will meet this Sunday, May 1 from 3:00-4:30pm in the library.
First Steps Class Meets This Sunday
First Steps, a 40-minute drop-in class for newcomers, will meet Sunday at 10:35 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. in Room 207B. It offers a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. Free childcare is available in Room 108 (snack provided for children at 12:35 p.m.).
Our Folks...
   Our thoughts of care and sympathy are with Melanie Turner, whose step-daughter Jennifer Turner died of cancer recently.
    Our thoughts and prayers are also with Bob Taylor and his family and friends upon the passing on April 28 of Sandy Taylor. A memorial service for Sandy is planned for Saturday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m.
Date Change for May UU Board Meeting
The UU Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. instead of May 18.
Job Openings
Religious Education Assistant
This part-time hourly position, 5-10 hours per week, requires availability on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Necessary skills include the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, strong organizational skills, being database savvy, a team player, and having experience with children and working in childcare or leading a classroom. Pay starts at $9.50/hr. For a complete job description, contact: Adrienne Summerlot, Director of Religious Education.

Openings on our Childcare Team
We are looking for caring, attentive, energetic, and experienced people to join our Childcare Team. This position is part time, flexible, approximately 10-15 hours per month. Shifts are Sunday mornings, some weekends, some afternoons and Thursday evenings. This position is part-time, flexible, approximately 10-15 hours per month. Shifts are on Sunday mornings, some weekends, afternoons and evenings.  Pay starts at $9.50 per hour.  For more information contact Adrienne Summerlot (812) 332-3695 ext 202.

Connections Coordinator 
Position Available June 2016
Application Deadline:  May 15th, 2016
       Skills Needed: Computer and Social Network experience, leadership and organizational skills, ability to lead membership and orientation classes, organize volunteer events, rapport with college students and young adult population, ability to work independently under supervision, problem-solve, be a team player, make cold calls, welcome newcomers, and have a sense of humor.
       Must be available on Sundays. 
       To apply, please send a Letter of Interest and Resume with two professional references to Reverend Mary Ann Macklin by May15th,  [email protected]
A position description is posted here. If questions, contact Reverend Macklin at [email protected].
Grounds Work Day, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Spring grounds work day is Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please note that this is IU Graduation Day so traffic on campus will be heavy. Bring your gloves and tools with your name on them and help us implement changes from our Green Sanctuary Task Force-led visioning.  --Rhonda Baird and Molly O'Donnell, co-chairs
Annual Reports Due May 16
A gentle reminder to all chairs of committee and task forces that you are invited to submit a brief report of your group's activities, to be included in the Annual Report to the Congregation. Please submit your report (maximum 250 words) to [email protected] by Monday, May 16. Here is a link to last year's Annual Report, to use as a reference.
Goods and Services
May 15th at 1:00 p.m.
The auction catalog will be available Sunday, 
May 8. We will also post it online, and let you know where to find it. Our fabulous auction will be preceded by a modestly priced lunch at 12:30 p.m., and childcare will be provided during the auction.
For More Information see the April 18 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