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
Spiritual Reading Group.
We will have a meeting on Saturday, April 20th with a new book,
The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel who is a recipient of the 2000
Nobel Prize for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. This book is for the general readers. Chapter 3, 4 and 5 will be discussed. All are welcome to attend. Bring your questions! For more information, please contact YouShin Choi (youschoi@gmail.com).
Time: 11:00-12:30
Place: Roger Williams Hall  

Bloomingveg Potluck BloomingVeg will be hosting a vegan potluck at First United on Sunday the 28th from 6 to 8 pm. The theme is “breakfast
for dinner”, although all vegan dishes are welcome.
Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to climate change besides fossil fuels, so this is a great time share and learn about
plant-based foods. Bringing your own tableware is helpful but not
required.  
Ushers Needed For May. We need several people to serve as ushers for the month of May. Ushers perform a very important role for our
Sunday Church services in greeting our members and guests and
answering their questions. You do not need to be a member of the
Church to serve as an usher. All you will need to do is to arrive early
for Church service (about 10:00a.m.)
To volunteer to serve as an usher, you can do so by signing up on the May usher list, which is next to the kitchen door near the Fellowship Hall or
see Don Shelton, who is serving as usher captain for the month of May.
You can e-mail Don at dshelton0117@yahoo.com .  

Pot Luck Sundays.    Third Sunday Potlucks are almost always
on third Sundays in 2019.  Plan to bring a dish to share and to stay after worship service.  We’ll eat in Fellowship Hall shortly after the service
ends.    

Bringing Joy To Jail Inmates.
Did you know that a small but dedicated group of First United folks
brings a little joy into the local jail by performing Jail BINGO twice a
month? We are looking for folks that can commit to two hours for one
Tuesday per month to let their inner gameshow host shine.
Will you help? It is very easy but it can be a little intimidating at first.
After getting over that bump you will quickly see the joy in the faces of
the inmates as you bring them treats, needed hygiene items, snacks and
some fun. Please talk to or email Dave Meyer (dwm@davemeyer.org), the organizer.  

Implicit Bias Training.   Everyone has bias, and it often serves
as important mental short cuts to help us efficiently function.
It’s when our bias, in particular our implicit bias, involves power
differentials that it can and does become so problematic.
Through the support of BTCC, Building a Thriving Compassionate
Community, and the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County,
First United Church is offering an Implicit Bias Primer,
where you’ll have the opportunity to understand and address both your
own and our church’s implicit bias. Our introductory-level training on implicit bias is focused on the organizational level because environments inform and reinforce our behaviors – and because we have the power and responsibility to make changes.  This 3-hour introductory session will
define implicit bias, explore how it operates within individuals and organizations, and identify tools to mitigate it. The training will be held in Roger Williams Hall on Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Refreshments will be provided, to include breakfast items and coffee/tea. Please RSVP to Catherine Gray at catgray@iu.edu.  

Centering Prayer. Why not make some time for yourself in the New Year? Join us for A Time of Centering (Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:15 in the chapel.) Learn and practice techniques to be present and seek the
presence of God in a nurturing space with compassionate people. Always running late? Can’t come every Sunday? Join us anyway.

Free Korean Yoga (Kuksundo) Class.
KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind,
body, and spirit. Just bring your yoga mat.
Days, Time and Place: Monday, Friday 9:30 – 11:00a.m., Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00p.m., Saturday 10:00 – 11:30a.m., Roger Williams Hall in First United Church Questions? Contact YouShin Choi, youschoi@gmail.com