Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, July 22, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, July 24, 2016
10:15 a.m.
"Singing the Journey"     The Rev. Douglas Wadkins
Come celebrate singing in our life.  We will have special musical guests, The Bloomington Chamber Singers, under the direction of Gerry Sousa, and all will be invited to explore the power of congregational singing.  We will sing songs from the Unitarian Universalist hymnal "Singing the Journey," often referred to as the "teal hymnal."  The service will include singing some of our new favorites as well as trying some new pieces within the context of honoring the various ways that music may deepen our journey. 
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
Our children are continuing their Seussical summer as they explore our Violet UU Promise, "Value the earth, which we share with all living things," and hear The Lorax.
Taiji Cancellation
There will be no Taiji on Saturday, July 23. Class will resume July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
We need volunteers for Splash of the Sacred by July 31
Volunteers are needed by July 31 to make this year's Splash of the Sacred event possible on August 20. Splash of the Sacred is an all church event where we come together as a community to share a potluck meal and swim at Bryan Park Pool. (We reserved the pool just for us, for one hour.) Volunteer opportunities for this event are easy, quick, one-time opportunities. Splash of the Sacred will be on August 20, if we have enough volunteers by July 31.
Please visit this Sign Up Genius page for more information and to volunteer, or contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, at
New Leaf-New Life Public Forum on Criminal Justice July 25
New leaf - New Life is sponsoring a public forum on incarceration and criminal and racial justice on Monday, July 25 at the Monroe County Library at 5:30. The documentary "Prison State" will be shown with a discussion  to follow, led by Lindsey Badger and others. Our own Gladys DeVane will be on the panel. Come to learn and contribute your thoughts as we seek solutions to injustices that daily affect our county, state and country.
Date of August Board Meeting Is Changed - Meeting August 10
The August Board meeting has been moved from August 17th to August 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
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
Seating 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, July 31
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 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