Real People: Michael Deane

Posted on October 28, 2012

I am a senior at Indiana University studying voice performance at the Jacobs School of Music.  The way I like to think of myself is this:  I’m a son, brother, friend, performer, and in general, just a normal college student.  But there is one thing about me which in the past has made me feel


Real People: Barb Clark

Posted on October 25, 2012

I was a faithful church-goer from childhood through high school, but after I came to school here at IU, I spent the next 20 years avoiding church, except for weddings and funerals.  Those 20 years weren’t exactly well-spent, and after surviving yet another unfortunate relationship, I decided it was time to undertake a major overhaul


Real People: Pat Martin

Posted on October 19, 2012

Don’t laugh – I found First United in the yellow pages.  Yes, I’d just moved in and my computer wasn’t hooked up, but I’m old and probably would have looked first in the yellow pages anyway.  Our wonderful new web site has taken the place of those yellow pages ads – my timing was right.


Real People: Ruby, age 5

Posted on October 18, 2012

I like going to First United Church because I get to learn about God. The reason I like learning about God is because I learned that God fixed a lot of things that went wrong. So, this means that God could help me if something goes wrong and my Mom or Dad can’t fix it.


Real People: Dave Edgerton

Posted on October 16, 2012

My wife and I came home to Bloomington for our retirement.  After many years away, we needed to reacquaint ourselves with our hometown, a process that included finding places for ourselves within the Bloomington community for our respective forms of worship and spiritual practice. My wife didn’t have to look far: she’s a Buddhist in