Based on the latest Monroe County data and weighing the impact in our local community, all church activities, including worship, will be offered online only. We hope to return to in-person activities on Sunday, February 6

BABY ELOISE. Want to help to welcome Baby Eloise to the?Farmer?Family???Bring or send Heather, Mitchell, and Audie a meal! Sign up at this link:

www.TakeThemAMeal.com/VKNK2534

Any questions? Contact Mary Peckham?812-361-5047?mkpeckham59@gmail.com

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Quarryland Men?s Chorus Concert: Voices Rising

Sat. April 28 7:30 p.m.

Sun. April 29 3 p.m.

First United Chruch

After 16 seasons, QMC?s Artistic Director Barry Magee is retiring to join the ranks of singers for our next season. The chorus?s new Artistic Director will be announced during the concert, which will feature music that has been critical to the mission of the group. The spring 2018 concert will include a number of pieces that speak to using our voices as a rallying cry including ?I Sing Out,? ?Born This Way,? ?Here?s Where I Stand,? and a recent arrangement of ?This Is Me? from the film The Greatest Showman. The concert also features a central anthem ?We Have Been Changed.? Barry Magee has also selected some personal favorites including ?Carrickfergus” and the chorus?s commissioned arrangement of Hoagy Carmicheal?s ?In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.?

Come join your voice with us!

$20 premium tickets entitle you to select your own seat inside either the standard or the premium section. $15 standard tickets allow you to choose your seat on the outside or back sides of the audience. A limited number of discounted seats in the balcony will be available for $10 at the door on the day of each show.

Tickets are available at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office in-person and on-line and from Eric Metzler.? Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event by cash, check, or credit card.?

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP. The next meeting of our monthly spiritual reading group will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, in the Roger Williams room. Janice Lilly will lead a discussion of chapters three and four of Beyond Religion by the Dalai Lama. All are welcome to attend. Bring your questions! For more information, please contact Moureen Coulter (moureencoulter@yahoo.com).?

SCHOLARSHIPS. The Board of Christian Education would like to announce three scholarship opportunities for college students and graduating high school seniors this year. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please pick up an application(s) in the office as applicable for the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Applications can be emailed to board chair, Hopi Stosberg (hopi@stosberg.com), or given directly to her or another member of the board of Christian Education. If you have any questions, please contact Hopi. Thanks!

Derrick Ping Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be an active participant in the life of First United Church who demonstrates outstanding character through service to the church, community, or his/her family.

Weigand Family Scholarship: The scholarship is to be used to support college tuition costs of graduating high school seniors at First United Church.

The Walling-Troxal Scholarship: The award requires a beginning or continuing undergraduate or graduate student be engaged in studies in education or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants who are studying the arts in connection with education, are members of First United Church, identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, are the child of LGBT parents, or are a long-time supporter of/ally to LGBT people.?

MONTHLY POTLUCKS.? Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: 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 laura_b_kao@hotmail.com or Hopi Stosberg hopi@stosberg.com?

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: dshelton0117@yahoo.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, youschoi@gmail.com

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:

FOOD PANTRY

Canned vegetables

Canned fruit

Crackers
Soups (condensed or ready-to-eat) Canned pasta (Chef Boyardee, Spaghetti O?s)

?Helper? meals (rice or pasta sides)?

CLEANING CLOSET

Dish soap (S/M bottles) Trash bags
Razors
Mouthwash

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

Tickets: www.mcum.org/springluncheon, purchase a spot by dropping by the MCUM office, or contact Sarah LaGrange at sarahjanelagrange@gmail.com?

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), pat0304martin@comcast.net; Sara Ivey Lucas (Co-Chair), sivey@indiana.edu; Laura Kao: laura_b_kao@hotmail.com; Sam Troxal: stroxal@yahoo.com; Hallie Devido: halharmo@indiana.edu; and Hopi Stosberg hopi@stosberg.com.

?FRIDAYS AT FIRST UNITED?

Play Friday: Play Friday is a recurring family game night on the 2nd Friday of each month from 5:30-8. Pizza and sides will be served at 6. The next Play Friday is on Friday, May 11. It helps with food planning if you can RSVP to Hopi at hopi@stosberg.com. Hope to see you there!?

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 22, IS JEAN PETERS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.