Are you wanting to know more about? Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM)?

Would you like a way to contribute to Bloomington families in need?

Join us for the Spring Into Action! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Luncheon & Auction?

You are invited to support MCUM at their annual fundraiser. During a fun-filled afternoon at the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center, guests can bid on an exciting array of items in the silent auction, enjoy a catered meal, and learn about MCUM through a short formal program. This year’s event is scheduled for

Sunday, April 30 from 12-2pm.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for youth ages 5-11, and free for children under 5 years old. Tables of eight are also available for purchase for $200.

You can purchase a ticket through the website, contact the MCUM office, or contact me at (Sarah LaGrange)**make sure to mention you are with the First United Church Group when signing up?

CHURCH YARD WORK. ?Laura Kao?of the Board of?Building and Grounds will be putting in?an hour of?yard work on Thursday mornings at 8:30 whenever she is in town this growing season. ?She invites you to join her any?Thursday. ?If you let her know by e-mail that?you are interested, she’d know to tell?you when she won’t be there. ?

LAWN MOWERS NEEDED.? There is a sign-up sheet for lawn mowers by the kitchen. ?The church has a riding mower, and either Chad Nunley or Jack Skiles can instruct in its operation. ?We hire the courtyard, slope by Third Street, and slope around the little red oak to be push?mowed. ?The rest of the yard takes about 4 hours to mow. Weather permitting, we like it to be done in the Thursday-Saturday time frame, all?spiffy for Sunday. ?In addition, we have two weed whackers for trimming around our many edges. ?Questions? ?Contact Chad Nunley ?

ADULT STUDY CLASS – SCIENCE AND RELIGION SERIES. Please join us on Tuesday, from 10:00 to 11:30 am as we continue a new video series that will explore the interplay between science and religion.? In addition to a presentation and discussion, there will be coffee and snacks. ??


The Organizing Committee of the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is seeking host homes for artists. Hosts would provide sleeping accommodations for artists the Friday and Saturday nights of Labor Day weekend (Sept 1 & 2.) ?No meals are necessary. Visit and click on “Would You Like to Host an Artist During the Show” for a short questionnaire regarding your home (space, pets, non-smoking etc.) This is an easy way to get to know someone from outside Bloomington, and get a glimpse into the life of a festival artist. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Busey ( or 812-345-3840.)

?NEEDED COFFEE HOUR HOSTS ALL OF MAY. One of the ways we build our community of faith is through our coffee hour or fellowship time immediately following Sunday services.? Hosts help with this important aspect of our community life by showing hospitality to members, friends, and guests of First United Church. ??Coffee hour hosts typically leave Sunday services at the end of the sermon to brew the coffee and put out the snacks.??The Church provides all supplies for coffee hour.? If you sign up for coffee hour, a friendly member of the Board of Christian Worship will explain where to find the supplies.


Play Friday:? Play Friday is a recurring family friendly event on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Pizza dinner is provided along with games and a craft activity. This event is fun for all ages. The next Play Friday will be on May 12, theme to be announced. It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at

Just Friday: Our final Just Friday discussion in the series of stereotypes and bias will be on April 28 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We will focus our media and discussion that night on the importance of communication between groups and methods of effective communication. Starting in May we will continue Just Friday discussions focused on a new justice related topic (TBA). Just Friday is an adult discussion group focused on discussing issues of justice. We meet on the 4th Friday of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Desserts and drinks will be available, no childcare is provided.

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 16, IS SARAH BURTON.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.