REMINDER: PLAY FRIDAY IS TONIGHT, April 13th. We are having a Euchre tournament and it is not too late to come! Email me at email@example.com to let me know you are coming, or just show up tonight! Play Friday is a recurring family friendly game and fun night for all ages every 2nd Friday from 5:30-8. Pizza will come at 6, Euchre starts ~6:30. If you don’t play Euchre, we can set up a beginners table to learn, you could spectate, or you could play one of the other numerous games (or just hang out!). It should be a beautiful evening, so the kids can get their energy out on the playground! I look forward to seeing you there! Let me know if you have any questions.
REMINDER: KITCHEN CLEAN UP SESSION APRIL 14, FROM 8:30A-10:30A. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED. QUESTIONS CONTACT LAURA KAO: firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTHLY POTLUCKS. Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: TODAY, May 20, June 03, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.
To help ensure a diverse food offering at the potluck, let us know what type of dish you are bringing. There is a sign-up sheet on the table outside the kitchen. Questions? Contact Laura Kao email@example.com or Hopi Stosberg firstname.lastname@example.org
USHERS NEEDED FOR MAY. We have a sign-up sheet by the Fellowship Hall kitchen that has open dates in May. Please sign up if you are available. If you have any questions contact Don Shelton at: email@example.com.
FAITH AND FEAR SERIES. How does the faith we practice help us cope with the fear that inevitably exists in our lives? The Board of Christian Education will be offering a series of discussions on this question and related topics. A list of discussion topics and guest speakers will be announced in the near future. Please note that these conversations have been postponed from their original April dates. If you have a particular area of interest you would like to see discussed, please contact Derek Roe.
FREE KOREAN YOGA (KUKSUNDO) CLASS. KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and spirit. You will practice cultivating your self-awareness through stretching, breathing and meditation. All movements are intentional, and the practice is a time to pause and focus on what is happening internally, spiritually, and physically. Just bring your yoga mat.
Days, Time and Place
Monday, Fri. 9:30 – 11:00, Saturday 10:00 – 11:30, Roger Williams Room in First United Church
Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00, East Asian Studies Center Lounge in Global International Studies Building, IU Questions? Contact YouShin Choi, firstname.lastname@example.org
MCUM FOOD DRIVE. MCUM has served more families this year than in previous years and the pantry needs a boost! Please help us in stocking the pantry by making a donation any Sunday in the month of April. Current Needs include:
Soups (condensed or ready-to-eat) Canned pasta (Chef Boyardee, Spaghetti O’s)
“Helper” meals (rice or pasta sides)
Dish soap (S/M bottles) Trash bags
Diapers (sizes 4, 5 & 6)
Mens’ and Womens’ socks
Women’s underwear (sizes 3, 5 & 7)
SPRING! INTO ACTION FOR MONROE COUNTY UNITED MINISTRIES (MCUM)
Please join us at the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fun. May 6, 2018 from 12-2:00pm
NEW READING GROUP WELCOMES ALL. Beginning on Saturday, March 3, and continuing on the first Saturday of each month thereafter, a new spiritual reading and discussion group will convene at First United. Our first book will be Beyond Religion, by the Dalai Lama. We will read and discuss two chapters each month. Subsequent books will be chosen by group members, who will take turns leading the discussion. All are welcome to attend!
Time: 11:00-12:30, first Saturday of the month
Place: Roger Williams room
Facilitator: Youshin Choi
CCD FELLOWSHIP CAMPAIGN. In an effort to build our collective skills in “doing church,” the Committee on Community Development will be highlighting items we can do to make First United Church the nurturing church home we want it to be. These short messages begin today with John Spain, convener of the CCD, and they will continue for several springtime Sundays.
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE (NC) is working to fill vacancies on the Boards in preparation for this year’s elections. The Council has set May 6 as the date the congregation will vote to elect the nominated slate; thus the closing date for nominations from the congregation is April 29th. According to the By-laws: “Members of the congregation may submit nominations for church offices to the Nominating Committee during the period from the announcement of the Nominating Committee until one week prior to the election. Nominations from the congregation must be made in writing. Persons nominated by the congregation must declare their willingness to serve before they can be placed on the ballot.”
We would welcome your input. Self-nominations are always appropriate. You may send your nomination on/before April 29 to any of the NC members: Pat Martin (Co-Chair), email@example.com; Sara Ivey Lucas (Co-Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org; Laura Kao: email@example.com; Sam Troxal: firstname.lastname@example.org; Hallie Devido: email@example.com; and Hopi Stosberg firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAYS AT FIRST UNITED
Just Friday: Just Friday is a monthly discussion group taking place on the last Friday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Each evening there will be a media presentation and we will discuss various issues relating to Justice. There will be light refreshment, no child care provided. From March-May there will be a focus on health and justice. There are many justice issues related to health, including access to quality care, health insurance, and availability of healthy food. We will focus discussion and media in the following areas:
April 27: Navigating the System-You need a phd for that!
May 25: Healthy Food-can you buy that near you?
If you have any questions, please contact Hopi Stosberg or Derek Roe.
MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 15, IS JEAN PETERS. A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.