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

In This Issue
Sunday, July 17, 2016
10:15 a.m.
Called to Love, Justice, Vitality
Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray
      This is a defining moment. The challenges we face for humanity and the planet are great. Yet, this is also a moment of opportunity. How is our faith calling us to respond to this moment? What skills do we need to be prepared to respond to that call? How can we be a vital voice for love and justice for our time?
      Susan Frederick-Gray is the Lead Minister of the UU Congregation of Phoenix.  She is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who grew up at Eliot Chapel, outside of St. Louis, MO.  She has provided leadership to congregations in all five regions of the UUA, including leading significant growth in the two congregations she served as settled minister.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
This Sunday, we are exploring Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book as a part of our Seussical Summer.  This week we are celebrating our Unitarian Universalist Indigo Promise: Insist on a peaceful, fair, and free world.
International Outreach Task Force Bake Sale This Sunday
During coffee hour this Sunday, stop and purchase some delicious baked goodies to support the International Outreach Task Force.
Taiji Cancellations
There will be no Taiji on the following dates: July 16, 19, and 23. Class will resume July 26 at 6:15 p.m.
Holiday Art Fair and Bazaar Artisan Applications Now Available
To all the artisans and crafters in the tri county area and beyond: Now is the time to apply to be considered for a booth at our Holiday Art Fair and Bazaar which will be on December 2 and 3. Information and application forms can be found here:
Deadline for applying is September 1. Questions? Contact
Zones on Sundays during Services 
As an interconnected community, we raise up awareness of one another's needs and have created welcoming spaces in our sanctuary for all who come. 
Fragrance Free Zone. This section is for those with fragrance sensitivities. It is reserved for those who are not wearing products with fragrance.
Best Sound Area. Hearing assistance devices are available from the sound tech in the back of the sanctuary. This area has the best acoustics in the room. 
Livestreaming Zone. This section is in the center of our livestream feed. Folks who sit here will appear in the livestream video.
Family friendly Zone. Soft conversation and other kid noises are welcomed here. Conveniently near the exit for restrooms, Religious Education classes, and nursery. The service is also livestreamed to Room 104.

Reverend Macklin Present Sunday
Reverend Macklin will participate in the July 17 worship service when we host the Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray, one of the three candidates for the UUA Presidency. Reverend Macklin will be away July 18-30 and will return for Reverend Douglas Wadkins's final worship service with us on July 31, 2016.
      If you have a Pastoral Emergency during the next few weeks, please contact Reverend Wadkins at 812-369-4179.
Ministry Themes for 2016-17
We will be exploring the following themes for the first part of the 2016-17 church year. 
   July: Curiosity
   August: Creativity
   September: Covenant
   October: Healing
   November: Story
   December: Presence
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.
For More Information see the July 5 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo: "Vigil" by John Woodcock.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator