Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, August 5, 2016

In This Issue

and Welcome, Reverend Scott McNeill!

Sunday, August 7, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Creativity InAction 
Reverend Scott McNeill
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin 

     Often, we imagine that creative necessitates active. There is a time and a place for action; and sometimes, our need to act leads us to painful consequences that could be avoided by thoughtful, intentional inaction.
     Join us as we return to our two Sunday services schedule and welcome our new Associate Minister, Rev. Scott McNeill, our new Connections Coordinator, Ann LeDuc, and our new Young Adult/ Campus Ministry Coordinator, Orion Day.
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.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
Preschool will resume in Room 103. All other children should go to Fellowship Hall immediately after Time for All Ages. This week Daniel Reed will offer drumming as the art choice. We will have photography at both services and an additional choice of outdoors at 11:15am service.
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 this Sunday. Funds will support the interfaith Habitat build in Spring 2017. Cookies, brownies, breakfast breads, muffins, granola, quiche, and whole cakes will be for sale.
First Steps Class this Sunday, August 7
Are you new to the UU faith?  Join us for the First Steps class! First Steps is a 40-minute class that provides a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. Offered on the first Sunday each month at 10:35am and 12:35pm in Room 110.  Free childcare is available in Room 108.  No registration is required.  Questions? Contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator at
Please Carpool August 7 if Possible
The memorial service for Lucille Bertuccio will be held here Sunday afternoon August 7 at 2:00 p.m., and so if you could carpool and/or park off-site if you are staying for after-church meetings, that would be helpful. Thanks!
August Board Meeting Date 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.
Choir Call-Out for August 11
Do something positive for your mental, spiritual, and physical health -- join the choir! 
Exercise your listening skills, your vagus nerve, your language chops. Make friends and influence people. Oxygenate your body, and access beauty. All you have to do is show up on Thursday nights, starting Aug. 11, in time to collect your music and find a seat by 7:00. Childcare is always available.
Splash of the Sacred Pitch-in and Pool Party
Saturday, August 20th
JOIN US AT BRYAN PARK- Newcomers and Guests Welcome!
Potluck Picnic - 5:30-7:30pm
- Henderson Shelter
* Fun, food and fellowship
* Bring a dish to share, your own table service and blanket
Pool Party (free) - 8:00-9:00pm - Bryan Park Pool
Find the event on Facebook.
Enjoy the Zen of Paper Processing
We could use some help on Friday afternoons!
Come volunteer in the church office on Friday afternoons from 2:00 til 3:30 p.m. as we prepare the order of service for Sunday. Enjoy helping as well as pleasant conversation with other volunteers. Please contact Monica at if you can help once or twice a month. Thanks! 
For More Information see the August 1 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