Friday UU Update
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, September 16, 2016

In This Issue
Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
A Promise is a Promise
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin
 "Come, come, whoever you are.  Wanderer, Worshipper, Lover of Leaving.  Ours is no caravan of despair. Come, yet again, come...Though you have broken your vows a thousand times." --Rumi
   Is a promise a promise? What does it mean to break a vow? How do we understand our promises and vows when dealing with end-of-life issues? 
   We will also hear from our International Outreach Task Force during the services.
What's Happening in Religious Education This Week?
Preschool: hearing the story The Great Blueness
K+ classes: exploring the promises that we make to ourselves with 
The Starfish Thrower
3rd-6th grade class: connecting with earth-centered traditions 
7th-8th graders: Our Whole Lives (O.W.L).

The High School Youth Group: hiking. Visiting youth welcome
Getting Involved Fair - Building Community
September 18 is the second Sunday of our Getting Involved Fair. Between services in Fellowship Hall, folks representing our groups that help build community will be ready to share info, answer questions, and invite you to get involved in activities that call to you. The theme of the fair on Sept 18 is Building Community. Questions?  Contact Ann LeDuc, Connections Coordinator, (812) 332-3695 x203 or
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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Autumn Equinox Celebration
All ages are invited to come celebrate this moment of balance in the life of our planet. We will share ritual, story, and reflection together. Our Children's Choir, directed by Jill Courtney, will perform.
Bloomington Refugee Support Network Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., Monroe County Public Library.
You are invited to work and plan for refugee support here in Bloomington. We hope a large number of Unitarian Universalists will attend this meeting, to 1) activate Resource Development Groups, 2) plan next steps in Refugee Support and Public Education, 3) hear of resettlement updates. Please join us Thursday, September 22, 7-8:30 p.m., MCPL Rooms 2 B-C. For details, see our Facebook page. Questions? Contact Diane Legomsky.
Red Cross Blood Drive, September 25 
The Red Cross Blood bus will return on Sunday, September 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, in our north parking lot. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or go to and use sponsor code "UUC" to schedule your appointment.
Pizza Picnic-Friday, September 30th- 5:30-7:30pm
Building & Trades Park
Everyone is invited to join us for pizza, fun and fellowship at Building and Trades Park. We will also be giving families a Ben's Bell that the kids in religious education created. These random acts of kindness will be spread all over Bloomington. Check here for more information.
For More Information see the September 6 issue of our newsletter, The Prologue. 
Masthead photo by Linda Mjolsnes.
Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World
Contact Info

Carol Marks

Church Administrator


Unitarian Universalist Church | 2120 North Fee Lane | Bloomington | IN | 47408