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

Got Faith? You are Invited to join Pastor Monica for conversations to discuss themes from the sermon.

Date & time:

  • Sunday, August 18 @11:45 – 12:45pm

Reflection questions for today’s sermon:

– What stood out for you in the Hebrews 11: 29 – 12:2 text?

– How did your faith help to diminish fear and/or doubt in your life?

– What keeps you from growing in faith? 

A light lunch and childcare will be available 
We will meet in room 6

Summer Series

Our final event in the Board of Christian Education’s Summer Series has been rescheduled from August 25th to September 8th, from 5-7 at the Islamic Center: 1925 Atwater Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401.  

If you haven’t had the opportunity to make it to one of our events (or even if you have!), please consider attending this one.

Our last event will be an interfaith dialogue with members of Beth Shalom, the Islamic Center, and First United.  This year, we are inviting members of the Jewish and Muslim communities to attend this event, along with a representative from each organization.  To begin the event, we will be eating a potluck dinner together.  We are asking participants to bring a dish that represents their faith in some way, as well as abides by the dietary restrictions of the other faiths involved.  The easiest way to do this is to make your dish vegetarian, though seafood such as tuna and salmon will also work.  Bringing a dish is completely optional.  This dinner will give us the opportunity to intermingle a bit ahead of our discussion.  

For the discussion portion, we will have some prepared questions but mostly will leave it an open discussion where anyone can ask or answer questions.  Our primary goal is to learn more about how each organization is involved in the community and how we can provide support to each other and learn about opportunities to collaborate on mutual goals.  We believe this is an especially critical time in our political climate to be having these discussions, so please do join us if you are able.

Since we are asking people to provide food, please RSVP if you intend to bring something, so that we have an idea of the types of food we may need to supplement.  Please email the board chair, Don Wooldridge, at dontylw@gmail.com or the board’s email at education@firstuc.org, or contact a member of the board to let us know what you plan to bring, if anything.

Please join us!

Music Director Search

It is with great sadness that First United Church announces Vini Frizzo’s resignation as Music Director. He has accepted a wonderful full-time position as Director of Music Ministries at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, beginning August 15th. Though we are sorry to see him leave, we are excited for his future and wish him, Ashley, and Jo the very best. Please know that church leadership is hard at work to ensure a strong future for our rich music program. A search will begin within the week and auditions will be held later in August. We hope to have a new director within the month of September.

Want a Permanent Name Tag?

Paper name tags can be found in the brown pew registries. But if you would like a permanent name tag, we are placing an order shortly. (We need a minimum of five tags per order.)  You do not have to be a member. You can also request one if you can’t find yours!  Contact Florence Shelton or any usher to request yours and specify/spell your name.

Centering Prayer Embraces Summer

The cool quiet of the First United chapel is perfect for summertime contemplation. In keeping with the laid back tempo of summer in Bloomington, some Sunday mornings there will be some quiet music and a reading. Other times the space will be just quiet. Candles and meditations are always there for you. All that is really required for you to seek the presence of God is you. Sundays from 9:45 – 10:15am.

Join First United’s website Directory! You can now create a profile for yourself in the secure online directory, access member-only files, and RSVP for events. You can still see weekly announcements and listen to sermon recordings too. To register, please go to http://www.firstuc.org/register. To see an instructional video for how to fill out your profile, please go to http://bit.ly/JoinFirstUC.

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

Minister Of Care For The Week Of August 18, Is Norm Overly.  A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.