Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, July 1, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, July 3, 2016
10:15 a.m. 


In the Spirit of Curiosity, Compassion and Justice
The Rev. Douglas Wadkins and members of the second Beloved Conversations cohort
       For over 8 weeks, more than a dozen members of this community have been engaged in a transformative learning experience called Beloved Conversations. These conversations are an embodiment of the spiritual practice of deep listening and the sharing of stories that shape our human experience. This service will ask us all to reflect on our own understandings of race and privilege, and invite us rethink how we live our own lives in relation to the current trajectory of racial justice in this country and the world.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
"Oh! The Places You'll Go" this Sunday as we explore the Dr. Seuss classic of the same name.  We will move through an obstacle course and try our hands at paper airplanes as we connect with our green promise -- grow by seeking.
First Steps Introductory UU Class - Sunday, July 3
     First Steps is a 40-minute drop-in class for newcomers, one Sunday a month at  11:35 a.m. in Room 110.  It offers a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation.  Free childcare available in Room 108. Questions?  Email Ann LeDuc at
Caregiver Support Network Meeting Sunday, July 3
The Caregiver Support Network will meet this Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Library, If you are you caring for an elder or person with a disability either here or from a distance, we would like to hear from you about the challenges of caregiving as well as the gifts it brings; support you have or need; and resources available. Info contact Sharon Yarber at 336-4427 or
Reverend Macklin Away, My Friends
(Away from Office July 1-July 30)
      Ahoy! Anchors Aweigh.  Reverend Macklin will be away from ministerial duties for vacation and study leave July 1st through 30th.  She will participate in the July 17th worship service when we host the Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray, one of the three candidates for the UUA Presidency, and she will return for Reverend Douglas Wadkins's final worship service with us on July 31st, 2016.
      If you have a Pastoral Emergency during the month of July, please contact Reverend Wadkins at 812-369-4179.
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.
Office Closed July 4
     Church offices will be closed July 4, and the first July Prologue will be published on July 5, deadline for articles 10:00 a.m. Send articles to    
For More Information see the June 20 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