Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, June 10, 2016

In This Issue
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.
What's happening in Religious Education this week?
Kids in Preschool on up will play games and create art as we explore The Sneetches and learn about our Orange UU Promise: Offer Fair and Kind Treatment to All. The children will help decorate for our Loving Day Celebration, which will be held at 12:45 in Fellowship Hall.
Slate of Officers for the Coming Year
The Leadership Cultivation Committee is pleased to present to the congregation this slate of candidates for elected positions. This slate will be voted on at the Congregational Meeting this Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Board of Directors
President:          Von Welch, replacing Kathleen Sideli
Vice President:  Connie Nelson Laird, replacing Von Welch
Secretary:          Deb Hutton, replacing Ann LeDuc
Treasurer:          Arzetta Hults-Losensky continuing
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 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019)
Leadership Cultivation CommitteeAll current members are continuing.
     Shari Benham
     Danny Callison
     Matt Stonecipher 
Loving Day Celebration June 12
    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!
    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% Fund Candidates are Friend's Place and 
New Leaf-New Life
The 25% Plate Fund applicants will make presentations at both services on 6/12. The vote will be taken at the congregational meeting at 4PM on 6/12.
     New Leaf - New Life, 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.  
     Shalom Community Center--Friend's Place Program
In the spring of 2015, Martha's House, Inc. went bankrupt. 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 and has taken on the operation, management, and provision of social services for the shelter--now called Friend's Place. 
Bylaw Change Proposed for 
June 12 Congregational Meeting
Members: Please see full text of the proposed bylaw change on Page 1 of the May 16, 2016 Prologue newsletter. We'll vote on this at the Congregational Meeting on June 12.
Ramadan Iftaar Celebration Friday, June 17
    Mark your calendars for this heartwarming and delicious celebration of Ramadan, and help break the fast with our friends from the Islamic Center of Bloomington! Doors open at 8:30 p.m.Childcare provided.
DATE CHANGE -- The Divine Feminine Within and Without, Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Adult Religious Education class "The Divine Feminine Within and Without" will be Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 in Room 208.
"Sumer Is Icumen In," June 19, 2016 (svc at 10:15!)
Come one and come all as we soulfully greet the summer and our single services with a combination of old and new, reflection, music, and ritual to prepare our whole beings for a meaningful season. All ages are invited to participate in this lively and thoughtful service at 10:15!
Sign Shari's Ordination Photo Matte on Sunday
   Rev. Shari Woodbury, whom we recently ordained, 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 on upcoming Sundays so members may sign it with their good wishes, before Shari heads off to her new ministry in Texas soon. 
Thinking of going to GA for just June 25? 
Come with us in the Van!
If you would like to go to General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, just for one day, on Saturday, June 25, please let us know if you would like to come with us in the van we've rented.You will also need to register for June 25 attendance. Cost info and registration at  Questions? Contact Deb,
UU Freethinkers Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208
This Sunday at 12:45 p.m. the UU Freethinkers will meet in Room 208 after children's Religious Education classes end.
One Summer Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m. 
June 19 through July 31
     Once again this Summer, we will hold one service and one Religious Education program each Sunday, June 19 through July 31. The 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.
Preparing a New Office for Our New Associate Minister
We are currently preparing Room 207B to become Rev. Scott McNeill's new office later this summer, so please be patient during any minor disruptions. The current Connection Coordinator's office, Room 207B, is not as available now for small meetings.  However, we do now have Room 110 and Room 112 that are comfortable and available for meetings.  Thanks for keeping a sense of humor, everyone!   -Carol Marks, Church Administrator
For More Information see the June 6 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