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If you are new to UUI, we hope you will join us on Saturday, June 1 from 12-3pm for a fun, informative and meaningful workshop with our Director of Ministry, Jamie Hinson-Rieger and Membership Chair, Holly Hendrickson! We will answer your questions about the meaning of membership, Unitarian Universalism, how we do church at UUI, and how you can get involved. Lunch and child care for infants through preschool will be provided. We will also have a fun workshop for kids, Kindergarten through 5th grade (or homeschool and unschool equivalent). RSVP to Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Team Call to Action
The Sierra Club is sponsoring a series of Community Conversations in homes and congregations in the next few months to inform everyone about the Indianapolis Power and Light Integrated Resource Plan. This is the 20 year strategic plan for the future of electricity generation for Indianapolis. This is an opportunity for the community to have a say in closing their super polluter coal fired power plant in Petersburg, IN. Sierra Club is looking for two things. They are looking for venues - homes, churches, etc., too hold such events, and they are looking for volunteers to help facilitate such gatherings. If you can, please get involved and plan to attend the next training event:
Indy Beyond Coal Team Facilitator Training
Thursday, May 30 @7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 W 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN
RSVP Online Here: http://bit.ly/2VDhwuB
Annual Congregational Meeting
Among the agenda items discussed were electing new members to the Board of Trustees, approving the budget for the next church year, and voting on three changes to the bylaws. Results TBA soon!
Here are the materials for your reference:
Cookout – Pitch-in
Following the Sunday service on May 26, we will be having a cookout lunch!
This will be followed by the usual “Second Sunday” activities.
Barbecue meat and drinks will be provided. Please plan to bring a food item to share. This could be a salad, desert, chips, fruit etc. Please also bring your own plates and cutlery.
If you have a small barbecue that you can bring, please contact Janet Cohen at email@example.com.
Meditation For Adults
Meditation For Adults is held every 3rd and 4th Sunday at 9:30am in the Cottage Chalice Room (Next session, May 26). The half hour pre-service session is led by Sandra Gruber, using soft percussion and voice guided imagery. All ages welcomed.
Contact Sandra for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pub Theology in May - Last discussion before break, will return in Sept.
The next Pub Theology will be Tuesday, May 21st, 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Social Hall. Our topic will be chaos and order. Does everything happen for a reason? How much of our life is subject to chance, coincidence, and good fortune? What do we do when the best laid plans go astray? Join us for a lively conversation on what we control, what is out of our control, and whether we think there's anyone or anything ultimately in charge. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Please feel free to bring a snack to share or a beverage of your own choosing.
This will be the last discussion before we break for the summer. Pub Theology will return in September. For more info, view the Facebook Event page HERE.
UUI Photo Group
The next UUI Photo Group meeting TBA.
Tuesday, June 11, (NEW!) Seniors Social Hour
10am - 12pm in the Cottage Library
Join us for coffee, tea, pastries and conversation in the Cottage Library as we launch our new Seniors Social Hour. Feel free to bring a snack to share. All seniors welcome--you do not need to be a member of UUI to attend. Bring a friend!
Peace Camp 2019 - Enroll Now!
That each and every person is important, that all people should be treated fairly and kindly and that we should work for a peaceful, fair and free world--these are just some of the lessons our Padawan, or Jedi apprentices, will be learning on our beautiful campus during their week at Jedi Academy.
We'll be learning through games, art, maker space, music and more!
Ages: Camp is for kids 4 years old - 6th grade or homeschool/unschool equivalent as of May, 2019.
Camp Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
Click here to register and for more details!
It's spring, the weather is improving (!) and the field trips and dinners you purchased at the UUI Auction in November are starting to take place. We would like to know about your experiences and share them with others! If you have a good time at the event you purchased, please write a lovely review and send it to email@example.com.
Cottage Roof and Solar Panels
On Sunday, March 24 the congregation voted to authorize funds to replace the roof and the windows of the Cottage. As of this week, we have been able to replace the Cottage room and re-install the solar panels. Thanks to all who helped make this happen. We will continue to keep you updated on all solar projects on campus.
Elementary Families Group
Come get to know other UUI families with school-aged children. Our next meeting is Friday, May 24 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Social Hall. This month's featured topic is, "How do you handle sibling fighting in your family?"
Bring your parenting joys and struggles and find camaraderie and support. Bring your children for fun with other UUI children. Bring a dish to share. To RSVP, for more information, or to be added to the Facebook Group, contact Heather MacGumerait at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to reduce confusion about the plastic lids and caps that are being saved for the "Buddy Bench" project. Please follow this link for a printable explanation. Please carefully review what cannot be used at the bottom of the flyer. The table in the Social Hall will be set up again on Sunday May 26, 2019 and Sunday June, 1 2019 for lid collection.
Indy Pride Parade
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 Downtown Indy – Mass Ave area
We have a reserved spot again this year to march in the Indy Pride Parade, one of the biggest parades in Indiana. We are joining together with other UU congregations as the Central Indiana Unitarian Universalists in support of the LGBTQ community.
As in past years, we are encouraging everyone to wear a gold “Standing on the Side of Love” t-shirt or the newer “Side with Love” logo t-shirt. “Side with Love” is the on-going UUA public witness campaign. The All Souls Bookshop now has a good stock of the t-shirts for sale or you can go to www.uua.bookstore.org and order one there. You may also wear any gold or yellow t-shirt.
More details such as time and place to meet will be shared as the info becomes available from the Indy Pride organizers.