Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, July 29, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, July 31, 2016
10:15 a.m. 
(Last Sunday for Summer one-service schedule)
"There and Back Again:  
Tolkien, Journeys and Goodbyes"  
Reverend Douglas Wadkins 
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
    As we prepare to honor our shared journey for two years with the Rev. Douglas Wadkins, he will return to a time-tested source of wisdom:  Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings.   In images, reflection, and music, we will explore the power of journeys and the gift of goodbyes. 
    There will be a farewell reception for Reverend Wadkins following the service, in Fellowship Hall.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
As we conclude our Summer of Seuss, the children will explore favorite activities and work together to create our own Dr. Seuss inspired story. 
Join Us in Celebrating Rev. Wadkins 
after Service on July 31 
Join us in celebrating and thanking Rev. Wadkins for his service to our congregation.  Immediately after service this Sunday there will be a reception, and then we will return to the meeting room to formally express our gratitude and wish him well on his journey.  Childcare will be available.
Reverend Wadkins Home Study Number 
Unavailable After July 29
     Since Reverend Wadkins will shortly begin his next interim ministry assignment in Ann Arbor, Michigan, his local home study number ending in 4179 will no longer function after Friday, July 29. After July 31, he will also no longer be reachable at or at 812-332-3695 ext. 207. 
     Of course we will miss him, but we wish him the best in his new adventure!
Parking Off-site on Sunday, July 31 is a Good Idea
If possible, please be sure to park off-site this Sunday, July 31, our last summer one-service Sunday. We expect a pretty good crowd to hear Rev. Wadkins preach on his last Sunday with us. Parking is available on the paved areas to the west of Fee Lane, at the Marching Hundred Hall across the Bypass, and on Jordan Avenue, just a short walk to the south of the church.
Two-Service Schedule Resumes August 7
Our regular two-Sunday-service schedule with service at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. will resume on Sunday, August 7. Our choir resumes rehearsals on August 11 at 7:00 p.m., and will sing in the services on August 14.
Habitat Interfaith Build Bake Sale August 7
The Habitat Task Force is sponsoring a bake sale with fruit smoothies between services and after the second service on August 7. Funds will support the upcoming interfaith build planned for next spring. Cookies, brownies, breakfast breads, muffins, granola, quiche, and whole cakes will be for sale.
Date of August Board Meeting Is Changed - 
Meeting August 10
The August Board meeting has been moved from August 17th  to August 10th 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
Prologue Histories Book Available
Elof Carlson has written about 100 Prologue UU History for You pieces since he was appointed our UU Designated Historian in 2012.  Elof has compiled these chronologically with five accompanying short essays as an e-book for you to download or read online.  The book may be read or downloaded as a pdf by clicking here.   We now also have a circulating copy on paper in the Fuchs Library.
For More Information see the July 18 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo "A bottomless pit for meal worms" by Linda Mjolsnes.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator