The Prologue
Monday, June 6, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana

Congregation founded 1949

GLBTQ Welcoming Congregation since 1995

Green Sanctuary since 2007

Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World

Coming Soon


Annual Meeting

June 12


Ramadan Iftaar

June 17


One Service Each Sunday

June 19-July 31


Quick Links
Sunday, June 12, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Hoosiers and Loving Day
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
       "As inhuman as ever characterized the cotton fields of Georgia or the rice swamps of the Carolinas," so declared James Matthew Townsend, the second African American elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. The year was 1884, and he made the remark in reference to Indiana's racial prejudice and discrimination within its laws.  Join us for this worship service wherein we will take a look at our own Indiana history as we honor Loving Day.  Loving Day commemorates the US Supreme Court decision in Loving vs. Virginia (1967); this case established interracial marriage as a constitutionally protected right and made it illegal for states to enforce laws against it.
       We will also hear from our 25% plate recipient candidates during the services. 
        Join is for a Loving Day Celebration and pitch-in lunch at 12:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Intergenerational Summer Solstice Celebration
Reverend Douglas Wadkins
More info in the Friday UU Update!
Getting Closer...! 
     Current pledge total: $514,400
Many thanks to everyone who has made a pledge so far! We have based our budget for 16-17 on a pledge total of $565,000 and so we hope everyone who considers our congregation their spiritual home will make a pledge. 
    Help us reach our goal before the June 12 congregational meeting (when we approve the budget)!
    You can pledge online by going to or by contacting Church Administrator Carol Marks, 812-332-3695, or
In gratitude, The Stewardship Committee
                                                                   chalice painting by Patricia C. Coleman
MAM's Minutiae 
1)      Sunday Sermon Follow-Up:  Wow!  Just for the record folks, I, Mary Ann Macklin, am not the only female associated with this congregation who had a foray into neighborhood boxing while a young girl!
2)      Same Shirt SimplicityWhen the same style shirt significantly reduced its price-tag, I bought four.  This makes my daily decision-making regarding my weekday clothing much simpler. Simplicity is this month's theme.  Do you struggle with "Decision Fatigue"?  Check out these articles.
In sum: Too many decisions quickly weaken our ability to think clearly, and even be kind. Spending too much will power on the inconsequential stuff ends up damaging our ability to address the important decisions of our lives.  
3)      Ramadan Iftaar: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar and the most blessed month of the year in Islam.  Please join your fellow Unitarian Universalists and our Muslim friends, June 17th, 8:30pm, as we share in this period of self restraint and reflection.  I will fast that day as a sign of solidarity.  Join me if you choose. Call to prayer will be at 9:15pm and the meal will be served after.
4)      Bloomington Faith Communities Respond to Refugees
Our Just Peace Task Force is currently housing our congregation's involvement with our interfaith response to the world's refugee crisis.  The next meeting will be June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, and will involve taking steps to create a network of interested organizations - to find more effective ways to help in the refugees' very critical situation. 
"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.  But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." 
 ---Aboriginal Activist group, Queensland, 1970's
            Peace, MAM
            Reverend Mary Ann Macklin 
Our Folks...
    Congratulations to Eric Loftman and Yarrow Neubert, and grandparents Guy and Connie Loftman, upon the birth on May 31, 2016, of Axel Ewald Loftman. Axel is named for his father's father's father's father.
    Congratulations to Carol Hill Marks, who at long last has published a book of her poems, entitled 
"You Know Where We Were." It is available at 
    We mourn the passing on May 27 of Virginia Clendenning, age 101, at Meadowood Health Pavilion. A memorial service for Virginia will be held here in our Meeting Room on Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m.
UU Board of Directors Update   
Notice of Proposed Bylaw Change at 
June 12th Congregational Meeting
     The Special Purposes Fund Committee, with the endorsement of the Board of Directors, proposes the following bylaw change for a congregational vote at the June 12th Congregational meeting:
In section 7.6, replace the sentence "The assets of such Endowment shall not be invaded but shall be held in perpetuity." with the sentence "The assets of such Endowment shall be managed in accord with the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act."

A complete copy of our current Bylaws can be found here.

Rationale: The existing wording was commonly used to express the intention of endowment management in decades long past. It fails to capture the dynamics of investment practice, such as possible investment losses, the need for occasional investment profile changes, and the possibility of short-term loans to the church. UPMIFA, as the Act referred to in the motion is commonly called, was crafted at the national level to align with prevailing responsible practice. It has been enacted by most states, including Indiana in 2007, to provided legal guidelines for the management, investment, and expenditures of charitable institution endowments. 
--Official Notice of Congregational Meeting--
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.
The Meeting Room
2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, Indiana 47448
All members are encouraged to attend.
Childcare provided.
New Connections Coordinator
        We thank all the wonderful candidates who interviewed for the Connections Coordinator Position, which develops strategies and coordinates and evaluates programs to:  welcome visitors; attract and form new members; foster connections throughout the congregation; encourage participation by young adults and the campus communities; and support continued deepening in the membership journey of our members. This work is understood as a vital ministry within the congregation's overall ministry.
        We are happy to announce that Ann LeDuc has accepted the position of Connections Coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington.  Ann comes to us with a wealth of experience in both educational background and professional practice.  Please take time to Welcome Aboard Ann LeDuc to the Good Ship UUCB as our new Connections Coordinator.   
Slate of Candidates for Elected Positions - 
Vote on June 12 at the Congregational Meeting
     The Leadership Cultivation Committee is pleased to present to the congregation this slate of candidates for elected positions. These slate will be voted on at the Congregations Meeting on June 12th, 2016.
      With regard to the board vice presidency, we had planned to nominate Ann LeDuc; however, she is withdrawing from the Board to become the new UUCB Connections Coordinator. We will work this week to identify a candidate ahead of the meeting, keeping the needs of the church forefront in our thoughts.

Board of Directors
President:         Von Welch, replacing Kathleen Sideli
Vice President: TBD, replacing Von Welch
Secretary:         Deb Hutton, replacing Ann LeDuc
At-Large:           Pat Brantlinger, to serve another 2-year term
At-Large:           Helmut Hentschel, replacing Deb Hutton

Special Purposes Fund
Chris Haynes, to serve another 3-year term 

One Summer Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m. 
June 19 through July 31
     Once again this Summer, as we did last year, we will hold one service and one Religious Education program each Sunday, June 19 through July 31. The Sunday service will begin at 10:15 a.m. during this period, with Religious Education classes beginning about 15 minutes later after the Story for All Ages. Regular schedule will resume on August 7.
Seeking The Spirit
Religious Education News
     Another wonderful church year is wrapping up and we are moving toward summer programming.  This summer will be one full of childhood (and adult) favorite Dr. Seuss fun!  We will be celebrating the stories, making art and playing games.
     Here is a complete list of our seUUsical summer schedule; perhaps your favorite is on our list!   June 12th - The Sneetches; June 19th - Green Eggs and Ham; June 26th - Oh, the places you'll go; July 10th - Horton Hears a Who;
July 17th - The Butter Battle Book; July 24th - The Lorax; July 31st - Happy Birthday to You!
     If you would like to help in Religious Education on any of these Sundays, please contact Adrienne Summerlot,

Some Summer Simplicity?
     In our story yesterday ("So Few of Me" by Peter H. Reynolds), Leo wondered "What if I did less, but did my best?" so that he would have time to dream.  As summer arrives and kids are home all day, it is an especially challenging time to thoughtfully consider which pieces to put into our lives as we shuffle work schedules, child care, and summer activities.  With older teens, some of those challenges are easing for my family, but the decisions are still important.  Since this is our last summer with Abe before he heads off to college, I want to choose well in this precious time together as a family of four.  My short list of "less":
      - take family walks at McCormick's Creek State Park
      - share relaxed dinners on the screened porch
      - take time for conversation whenever my teenage boys are offering 
 What might be on your list of "less" this summer?  I hope, whatever it is, it opens space for dreaming!    Warm regards,   Emily  (Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education)
The Divine Feminine Within and Without
Third Thursday of each month through August: June 16, July 21, August 18.
7-8:30 p.m.  Room 210
Sara Steffey McQueen, presenter
Drop-ins welcome; you may join the class at any time. 
     We will explore ideas and images of the Divine Feminine in Her contexts and cultural perspectives. A variety of approaches will be used: discussion and sharing of our own experiences, music, contemplations on expressions of the divine feminine, and reflecting from writings of others. You will be given resources to use. To register, send an email to, or call 812-332-3695, ext. 204. If you will need childcare to attend the July meeting, request this from Adrienne at by June 15.

Shambhala Meditation Every Monday at Noon 

Join us at 12 noon every Monday in the Fellowship Hall for an hour of Shambhala Meditation, walking meditation, and Shamatha yoga with Sarah Flint. We have cushions available, but you may bring your own cushion if you have one.

Taiji Continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays 

Brian Flaherty leads Taiji in Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. This form practices the "Wu (Hao)" style of taijiquan, including practice of standing exercises, forms, and "pushing hands." Anyone is welcome, even those with no experience. Please wear loose-fitting clothing.   
Our Congregational Ministry Themes        April:  Creation
January 2016:  Resistance                                              May:   Blessing  
February:          Desire                                                     June:   Simplicity
March:              Liberation 
Building Community
Ramadan/Iftaar Dinner June 17
The Ramadan/Iftaar Dinner will be hosted here in our church on Friday, June 17 with doors opening at 8:30 p.m.  Sunset is at 9:14.  We need your support in several categories:  providing desserts & flowers, kitchen staffing,  clean-up, and greeting.  There is no actual cooking by us!  The members of the Mosque provide the meal and it is TASTY! You will find sign-up sheets on the Ramadan display table in the hallway at church.  Childcare will be provided. 
Carter Makice's Rainbow Rights Rap 
as performed in the services on June 5 by Amy Makice:

This has been a great year.
We've made a lot of progress,
we've done a lot of good.
But we can't let the pace of the process make us complacent,
Deter us from doing all that we could.

Because for all the steps we've made in the right direction,
Trans people can't pee without their motives questioned.

And even when the law's on our side,
When the ocean of court rulings reaches low tide,
We'll still have hecklers at Pride.
Americans will still have their rights denied.

Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day, 
You can't start em off learning singular "they"
When they still think the gay can be prayed away -
But hey. I'm getting carried away. 

Gotta reach out in love and connect somewhere,
you can start this summer at our booth at the fair.
The trainings for those wishing to work the Rainbow Rights booth at the Monroe County Fair are June 21 and 28th from 6-8:00. To sign up, please fill out this very short form:   --Amy Makice, Chair of Rainbow Rights Task Force
Women's Alliance Meeting Thursday, July 7
      June's Women's Alliance meeting featured UU Nicholas Port, a researcher
at the IU School of Optometry, who is creating a device that can diagnose concussions on the sidelines of sporting events.
      July's program on July 7 will be First Books with Patty Callison.
Hosts are Kathy Dilcher and Beverly McGahey.
      Come and join us for a meeting; all are welcome to attend. The Women's Alliance meets the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 am at the church, unless otherwise indicated. Meetings begin
with a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert are provided. The program begins at noon, followed by the business meeting. 
UU History for You
Kurt Vonnegut Supported Unitarian Ideals with Morbid Satire 
     Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born in Indianapolis in 1922.  His great grandfather came from Germany to Indianapolis in the 1840's and sold hardware.  His grandfather and father were architects. His mother was an heiress of a beer company.  He was raised by a family of freethinkers (who were members at All Souls Unitarian Church, Indy). 
     The family wealth disappeared because of Prohibition and later the lack of new building projects during the Great Depression.  He attended Cornell but dropped out and joined the army during WWII.  During the Battle of the Bulge he was captured and sent to a Prisoner of War camp in Dresden and did forced labor.  He survived the bombing of that city by hiding in a basement meat locker.  
     He joined General Electric after a year at the University of Chicago but wanted to write for a living.  He and his wife moved to Cape Cod and there he spent most of his time writing short stories and short novels. His novel Slaughterhouse 5 became a bestseller. He fictionalized his war experiences and his book is a classic in antiwar literature. He became a Humanist, occasionally went to Unitarian services, and described his religion as "the church of God, the utterly indifferent." 
--Elof Carlson, Designated Historian 
UUA  General Assembly Delegates Chosen
     We have a full contingent of 10 delegates attending the 2016 UUA General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, June 22-26, 2016:  Anne Haynes (and Chris Haynes, alternate), Earon Davis, Martha Foster, Pat Brantlinger, Stephanie Kimball (and son Hans Kelson), Ann LeDuc, Marlin Howard, Iris Kiesling, Roxanne Smith, and Bryan Smith. Staff members Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Reverend Douglas Wadkins, Church Administrator Carol Marks, and Director of Religious Education Adrienne Summerlot will also attend. Thank you all for taking the time, interest, and resources to help our Bloomington congregation have a presence at this 2016 General Assembly.
     A van will leave Bloomington for Columbus in the early morning on Saturday, June 25 for those who are attending only on that day.  Thanks to Phil Cooper, our driver extraordinary, for making the arrangements. Please contact Deb Hutton, to see if seats are still available.
     At General Assembly during a special ceremony, our own Reverend Shari Woodbury will be given her
pre-Fellowship designation.  Also, there will be a special recognition of one of our former ministers,
the Reverend Laurel Hallman. She will be given the Distinguished  Service Award at a special meeting in the morning  Sat June 25th and will be recognized at a luncheon.
     Hope you all have a great experience!
-Iris Kiesling, Denominational Affairs 
Introducing More New Members
     We had a surge of new members joining since April and have already featured several of them in the last Prologue issue. Following are more of our newest members. Be sure to welcome these wonderful folks as members when you see them -- we are so glad they have joined our community!

Nan McKinley, a native Bloomingtonian, moved back home this spring after nearly 30 years, most of which was spent in Sierra Madre, CA. She was a member of the Pasadena UU church there since 2000. Nan is a retired Nurse Practitioner with interests in Appalachian fiddle music, traditional music and dance, gardening, and camping. Travel, environmental issues, and reproductive rights are areas she plans to explore more once she's settled into her new home near Griffy Lake.

Emily Phelps grew up in central Illinois, but after seven years now calls Bloomington, IN home. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, IL and works as a training manager at Cook Medical. When she isn't traveling for work she spends time cooking, practicing yoga, and renovating her home (a 1930 bungalow) with her husband, Tom. Emily sings in the UU Choir and is the Vice President of the Community Kitchen Board of Directors.

Thomas Phelps is a mental health counselor, social constructionist, and do-it-yourself green energy guy, looking to change the world in a meaningful and positive way. Thomas came to the Bloomington area during elementary school and went to Indiana University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  He enjoys making music, photography, and renovating his home. Thomas is in the process of doing a several years long deep energy retrofit and full remodel of his house along with his wife, Emily.

Amira Sabbagh is a Bloomington native who moved back to town two years ago from Chicago, where she was an actor. She is thrilled to have found a spiritual home here, where she sings in the choir and recently finished up a year of mentoring for the Coming of Age program. She'll be volunteering for the Women Build Project for Habitat for Humanity, and always looks forward to the Church Bazaar in December. Amira loves to knit, and is studying acrobatics, aerials, and the violin.

Angel Smith has attended UUCB for almost five years. She has enjoyed being in RE, OWL, YUUMS, and now YRUU. She especially enjoys cons and has attended several in the past three years. Angel had a wonderful experience in the Coming of Age program with her mentor Mary Beth O'Brien. Angel is a volleyball player, musician, and a great cake decorator.

John Smith says: I have been going to the UU Church for five years. I have really liked YUUMS, OWL, and the high school group. I also enjoy being a greeter for the church. I am a sophomore in high school. I like running cross country, playing music, and participating in 4-H. I'm looking forward to becoming a more active part of the congregation.

Ready to become a member of UU Bloomington?
If this is your community, if you feel at home here, join us! If you would like to make the commitment and become a member of UU Bloomington, the next opportunity is Sunday, June 19in the Library after the service, at 11:30 am.  (We ask for participation in our "Exploring UU" class prior to signing the membership book.)  To make arrangements to sign the membership book, or for questions, please contact Shari Woodbury, Connections Coordinator, at 332-3695 or, by Wednesday, June 15

Exploring Unitarian Universalism 
Class Meets July 10 & 17
Are you interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and this congregation?  Whether you are considering membership or are just curious, this class is for you.  The Exploring UU Class will be held on Sunday, July 10 and Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the Ralph and Annetta Fuchs Library.  Sign up by Sunday, July 3 at the welcome table in the foyer, or by emailing Childcare is available if requested in advance by contacting Class facilitated by Steven and Kathy Gilbert, with participation by a minister and our Connections Coordinator.

Sign Shari's Ordination Photo Matte on Sunday
   Rev. Shari Woodbury, a member recently ordained by our congregation, was given a beautiful frame with signable matte, in which to place a picture from her ordination. The matte will be out in the Commons through June 12, so members may sign it with their good wishes, before Shari heads off to her new ministry in Texas soon. She plans to hang this special photo in her office in Fort Worth.    
Ice Cream Social and Fourth of July Fireworks Show - Auction Item Available
     Wondering how to celebrate this 4th of July?  How abut ice cream and a great vantage point to see the Ellettsville fireworks show?  Indulge in several kinds of homemade ice cream, including a vegan option, served before and during the show, and settle in to be wowed by an outstanding fireworks display.  Enjoy a warm welcome at the home of Ann Robins.  Cost is $25 for adults.  Children are free. Proceeds benefit the church. Interested?  Contact Arzetta Hults-Losensky, or 812-824-1394.

Hospitality for Those with Allergies

As a courtesy to our friends and members who have allergies to fragrances, we are designating the west section of the Meeting Room (next to the sliding glass doors and tall narrow windows) as Fragrance Free. Please do not sit there if you have used any fragrances.  Anyone else is welcome to sit in this area.  Thank you for your consideration. 

UUs Who Can Provide a Variety of Professional Services - 

List and Waiver Form Now Available

The Elder Focus Task Force has compiled a list of Unitarian Universalists who are available for hire for a variety of tasks including Pet Sitting, Home Healthcare, Organizational Skills, Carpentry, Counseling, Sewing Machine repair, Building Construction. The list and the liability waiver form are posted here: 

UUs for Hire and Liability Waiver

Sunday, May 22                       9:15     84;         11:15      165;              RE: intergen          Total: 249
Sunday, May 29                       9:15     85;         11:15      124;              RE: 43                   Total: 252
Sunday, June 5                         9:15  140;         11:15      123;              RE: ?                     Total: 263
Non-Pledge Offering
5/22  -  $698   5/29  -  $455     6/5  -  $700
Total to be donated to Monroe County CASA - 463.25
Changing the World
UU Humanist Forum Meets on Alternating Sundays
This group offers an opportunity for regular, open, wide-ranging discussions of issues relating to morality and ethics, human development, and the nature of the universe. The forum will meet next on Sunday, June 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Room 208. (Sunday services June 19-July 31 are at 10:15 a.m. only.)

UU Freethinkers Group Enjoys Free Ranging Discussion 

The purpose of the UU Freethinkers bi-weekly meeting is to create the opportunity for participants to raise questions and engage in open and non-structured discussion of issues of social concern, political concern, and theological/religious concern. UU Freethinkers meet on alternating Sundays after children's religious education classes end, in Room 208.  UU Freethinkers meet next on Sunday, June 12, at 12:45 p.m. Info, contact John Crosby.   Freethinkers meetings June 26-July 31 will be at 11:45 a.m.

Loving Day Celebration June 12 - Send Photos to Share!
    You're invited to participate in a special celebration of Loving Day on June 12th at 12:45 p.m. here at the church in Fellowship Hall. A potluck lunch is included and the whole community is invited! Bring food to share!
    Loving Day commemorates the US Supreme Court decision in Loving vs. Virginia (1967), which established interracial marriage as a constitutionally protected right and made it illegal for states to enforce laws against it.  Click here for details!
25% Sunday Plate Fund Applicants to be Voted on at
June 12 Congregational Meeting
The 25% Plate Fund applicants will present at both services on Sunday, June 12.
The vote will be taken at the congregational meeting at 4PM on June 12.
      Here is background information on the two applicants for our 25% Sunday Plate Fund for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
New Leaf - New Life
     New Leaf - New Life  (NLNL), a local non-profit organization, offers services to individuals during incarceration in Monroe County, and outside to former jail and prison inmates. The primary goal is to reduce recidivism by helping clients gain access to treatment, education, housing, transportation, and employment. 
     To those incarcerated, NLNL offers educational and therapeutic programs, the Addicts in Recovery Block  (a program for a group working toward sober living), and services (birth certificates, housing and recovery treatment applications).  At the Transition Center on S. Walnut, decarcerated individuals receive help in accessing social services, clothing, bus tickets, and job counseling.
Education can be a means of breaking the cycle of poverty, drug use and recidivism.
     With the UU funds, NLNL will create an Education Fund to be used for inmates wishing to complete high school or enter college.  The Education Fund would
--pay for the High School Equivalency and Work Keys examinations  offered in or out of the jail.
-- cover the cost of tuition and books for a single course at IVY Tech as they begin or resume college work.  With numerous requirements from the courts and probation, taking one course while receiving guidance from a NLNL volunteer will help insure success.
Shalom Community Center--Friend's Place Program
     In the spring of 2015, Martha's House, Inc. went bankrupt. Their financial breakdown put at risk a life-saving service in our region - the only year-round, nonreligious, emergency shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in seven counties. If the shelter were to die, over 400 homeless people each year would have no place to turn to in the midst of crisis.
     Shalom Community Center (SCC) stepped up to the plate and offered to take on the operation, management, and provision of social services for the shelter--now called Friend's Place. UUCB funding of Friend's Place will help in two fundamental ways.
      1) Our support will help Shalom to build long-term financial sustainability for Friend's Place. Secondly, all of UUCB's support received before December 31, 2016 would count towards a $200,000 match from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA), in effect doubling our gift, and providing additional financial security in the years to come.
     2) If SCC fully funds the match at $200,000, it will have enough funding, along with funds provided by city, township, county, and other sources, to run the shelter for four years before having to take on the full, annual costs in its operational budget.  
Community Connections
Our Faith in Action in the Community

Mama Minnie's Juke Joint Fundraiser Saturday, June 18
       Attend this fundraiser on Saturday, June 18 at Don Owens FOP Lodge, 2450 N. Curry Pike. Funds raised will support the production of "Resilience: Indiana's Untold Story," written by UU member Gladys DeVane. The production, which will go up in October, will include previously unknown stories of the Underground Railroad, slavecatchers, and the resilience and determination of the black community in Indiana. Come help raise funds for this important production. Soul food, Soul music, Soul fun! Tickets at the door $15 for one, $25 for two. Info,
Details About Our Livestream for Techies
- Analysis and Repair of Livestreaming Problems by Andrew Walden
(We recently hired Andrew Walden as an additional multi-media expert for Sunday mornings and other events in the Meeting Room. He joins Andy Beargie on our multi-media team.)
For a detailed explanation of how Andrew solved recent problems with our livestreaming on Sunday mornings, click here.  
Contact a Minister
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, our Senior Minister 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 201 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons

Our Interim Minister,     
Reverend Douglas Wadkins 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 207 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. However, he will be away May 30-June 15.
In case of a pastoral emergency after office hours, please call his home study number, 


Reverend Emily Manvel Leiteour Minister of Religious Education 
can be reached at 812-332-3695, ext. 203 
on Wednesday and Friday mornings. 


Who Ya Gonna Call about Building Problems and 
Facilities Maintenance?
If you notice a problem with the building, please contact Carol Marks, Church Administrator,, 812-332-3695, ext. 200, and she will contact the experts to get it taken care of.  
Last week we replaced the HVAC system in the lower RE wing, remodeled Room 207B to become Rev. McNeill's new office, installed a lock on Room 207B, and ordered equipment and furniture for the new office. In other news, the skylights did NOT leak the last time it rained hard.
Weekday office hours are generally Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exceptions are posted on the office entrance. Sunday office hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (staffed by the Office Assistants)
--Carol Marks, Church Administrator
Livestreaming of Sunday Services
Livestreaming the Sunday Services Link:
As archived videos of service become available they will also be at the link listed above.
If there is a problem with livestreaming, please contact Andy Beargie, our Multi-media Specialist,

Calendar of all our congregational events can be found at  

In the left hand column, click on "Calendar" and then on the top link on the page or Click Right Here and then click on today's date. Information is also available on our public Facebook page:  You do not need a Facebook account to read our page.

Prologue Publication Schedule:  Next issue, June 20.

Deadline for articles about congregational events and projects is 10:00 a.m. on date of publication, to The Prologue is published on the first and third Mondays of each month, with exceptions for Monday holidays. Upcoming publication dates:   6/20, 7/5 (a Tuesday), 7/18, 8/1, 8/15.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington IN 47408, 812-332-3695  
Masthead photo by John Woodcock.  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land... Song of Solomon 2:12. (ok, I know it is really turtleDOVES,  you Bible scholars! -Ed.)