Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, September 9, 2016

In This Issue
Grounds Work Tomorrow, Saturday, September 10, 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Come help us take care of the grounds this Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. We will lay cardboard on the path from the Bypass and cover it with wood chips. If it is pouring on Saturday we will work after church this Sunday, Sept. 11th, from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. instead.  Bring a spare set of clothes, shoes and something to eat and drink.  Thanks!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
I Vow Not to Burn Out
Mary Ann Macklin
Seeking the Spirit.  Building Community.  Changing the World. What do our promises to ourselves and one another mean in our post-9/11, 21st century congregations?  In today's political climate, what does it mean to care for each other along the way?  And how do we seek the spirit, build community and change the world...without burning out. We will explore these questions during our worship services.  Our Getting Involved Fair will kick off this Sunday between services.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
This  fall all of our classes will be engaging with our congregational themes, so for September they'll be exploring the theme of Covenant. What does it mean to make promises? How can they help us be in community? Our Spirit Play classes will hear the Flaming Chalice Lesson including our Rainbow UU Promises, and our 3rd-6th 11:15 class will be making their own covenant. Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education is beginning for registered 7th-8th graders. High School Youth Group meets at 12:30 and new youth are always welcome.
Beacon Young Adult Lunch This Sunday
All young adults ages 18-30 are invited to join Orion Day, our Young Adult/Campus Ministry Coordinator, for a TacoNacho bar lunch in Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11. Show up on time and help cook! Info, contact Orion at
Climate Change Deep Listening Circle     
Sunday, Sept. 11, 12:45-2 pm, Room 112
Are you feeling despair about climate change?
The Green Sanctuary Task Force will host a Deep Listening Circle on the second Sunday of each month starting this Sunday, September 11, at 12:45 p.m. in Room 112. This will be a safe space for participants to talk about whatever is on their minds regarding climate change, to listen deeply to each other, and to hold each other in a circle of care.
Call for Course Proposals:  Fall 2016
Adult Religious Education
Do you have an interest you would like to share and explore with fellow Unitarian Universalists? We are now accepting proposals for Fall 2016 classes (October 15-December 15) in Adult Religious Education.  Please CLICK HERE to download a proposal form, or pick up a paper form in the church office. Email proposals to co-chairs Dan and Sharon Wiseman at  Paper forms may be dropped off in the church office.  Please submit proposals by October 1. 
Java Crew Needs You!
Coffee hour is part of our hospitality ministry, and new members of the Java Crew are needed.  A shift starts at 10:15 a.m. when the volunteers make extra coffee as needed, and then clean up the kitchen, finishing about 11:30 a.m.  The goal is for volunteers to only work one shift every other month.  To sign up, please send an email to Marlin Howard.                   Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator
Fellowship Hour Host Opportunity
Do you want to make visitors feel welcome?  We have the perfect opportunity for you -- Fellowship Hour Host!  Fellowship Hour Hosts wear a Fellowship Hour Host name tag and talk to visitors during coffee/fellowship hour between services.  If you are interested, please contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator at or call (812) 332-3695 ext. 203.
UU Men's Group Tuesday, Sept 13
The next Men's Group Meeting is 7:00 p.mTuesday, Sept. 13 at the home of Chris Haynes. Info, contact Harv Hegarty,
Save the Date to Watch PBS on September 20
Be sure to make plans to view "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War" on PBS on Tuesday, September 20. The story of two brave Unitarian Universalists and their international relief efforts during WWII.
For More Information see the September 6 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo by Tim Slack. View of the Grand Tetons, Grand Teton National Park. Tim and his wife Karen Gunderman are former members of our congregation.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info
Carol Marks
Church Administrator