Upcoming Events

We have a lot going on here at UUI!  Some of our upcoming events are listed below.  To see what else is happening, check out our Building Community page or visit us on facebook.

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Second Sunday

Join us from 11:30am to 2pm every second Sunday of the month, to share a meal together and participate in a variety of options for education, discussion and shared fun for all ages.

8th Principle Q&A and Discussion

Sunday, March 25, Noon – 1pm in the Sanctuary
We will discuss the 8th Principle proposal for UUI, answer questions, and share the ideas generated at the February 8th Principle workshop. Come share your thoughts, questions, and ideas.

Faith in Indiana (IndyCAN) Team Meeting
Monday, March 26, 7pm in the Cottage Library

This is a kickoff meeting for a team that will be assisting Faith in Indiana in their 2018-2019 work. Faith in Indiana (formerly IndyCAN) is currently focused on issues around immigration, violence reduction/incarceration-reform, and healthcare. They advocate for policies that respect human worth and dignity, empower marginalized communities, and create economic opportunity and well-being for all. Come learn what work has been done, what work is in front of us, and how you can get involved.

Easter Dinner with UUI Friends

Join UUI friends for a pitch-in Easter Dinner 5pm April 1 at the home of UUI hosts. Children and adults welcome! Contact Holly at hollymhendrickson3 (at) gmail.com to sign up. Welcome spring with a great meal with your church community!

Credo Forum

The next Credo Forum will meet on Sunday, April 1, at 9 am in the Cottage Library, and will feature Janet McCabe. She and her husband were regulars around UUI for many years before she joined the President Obama administration in Washington to work for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), working there for seven years as Clean Air Administrator before being dismissed by the current administration. Janet is currently Professor of Environmental Law with the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, is a dedicated environmentalist, and activist for important environmental causes. She will have a lot to say about her work for the EPA during those seven years and about the current very different state of affairs with the EPA.

If you have not attended a Credo Forum before, this would be a good time to start.

Black Lives of UU

Black Lives of UU Revival: Kansas City, MO April 27-29
Special Guest: Dr. Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock
UUI Sponsorships available

During the weekend of April 27th, Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism is hosting a revival in Kansas City, Missouri for Black UU and UU-adjacent folks in the MidAmerica region and beyond.

"In a faith where we regularly talk about and yield to the Spirit of Life, are we really listening to the fullness of that spirit in these times, Spirit as a living, breath-filled thing? Revival is about breathing life back into our very selves. It is the value of black life on its own terms. It’s about making something in the midst of the wilderness. Revival will give us a chance, across the broad range of faith, to yield to the fullness of life."


Registration is free. UUI is offering a limited number of $250 sponsorships to assist with travel and housing costs. Please contact office (at) uui.org if you are interested in being sponsored.

Pub Theology

The next meeting of our Pub Theology group is Wednesday, April 4 from 7 to 8:30pm at Taste Cafe on 52nd and College. Topic to be announced.

Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA)
Annual Alley Cleanup
Saturday, April 14, 8am - 3pm

This event is a FANTASTIC way to meet our Butler Tarkington neighbors, get some fresh air and do a little work together. Please arrive about 8am on Saturday, April 14 in the UUI Social Hall for instructions. Water, snacks, cotton gloves, maps and trash bags will be provided. Please bring heavy or waterproof gloves from home. All adults are welcome. School-aged children may accompany their parents. Lunch will be around 11:45am.

Please contact Tom Bell to add your name and contact information to the master BTNA list. The Green Team will also have sign-up sheets in the Social Hall on Sunday March 25, April 1 and April 8, 2018. To volunteer to help or to ask questions, please contact Tom Bell at tom.tjb2 (at) gmail.com, or Heliene Houdek at hmhoudek3 (at) gmail.com.

UUI Photo Group

The next UUI Photo Group will meet in the Cottage Library on Monday, April 16, at 7pm. The April 16 topic will be “Storm”. As usual, interpret that any way you wish! Bring them on a thumb drive (which has just a few pictures on it) or as 8"X10" or so prints. All are welcome. For information contact Wendy Dougherty at wdougherty8@gmail.com or 317-255-7039.

Art on the Walls

Photos taken by members of the UUI Photo Group are on display in the Sanctuary. Participating are Ed Archer, Donna Berry, Sharon Chrust, Wendy Dougherty, Robert Dworschack, Sandra Gruber, Susan C. Ham, Gary Houdek, Denis Mason, Lowell McCoskey, Charlotte Schrock, and Camille Trolson. Some of the photos were generated by some of the monthly assignments. This display will be up through Sunday, April 22. The next exhibit will be that of the all-church Arty Bash. It will go up after the service on April 22.

BTNA Faith Community

April 29, 2018 – The Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association Faith Community will host CTS Dean Leah Gunning Francis to speak at Fairview Presbyterian Church as part of an initiative to build community, create new relationships, and have meaningful conversations around race and reconciliation. The event will begin at 5pm with a free dinner, and the speaker will begin around 5:45pm. To register, please email Matt Landry at mlandry (at) meridianstreet.org.

Boulevard Place Food Pantry

Thanks to everyone who has brought items for the Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Rest assured that your contributions, once delivered to the pantry, are quickly shelved and go home with clients. The pantry is located just two blocks from our church and serves families right in our neighborhood. Clients may shop at the pantry twice per month and it is a very busy place during open hours. In a two hour shift as many as 50 families may be served. In 2016 UUI donated 1167 lbs of goods. In 2017 UUI contributed 832 lbs. Let's see if we can top those numbers in 2018. (249 lbs was delivered on January 28th) If you are interested in volunteering at the pantry or in helping to deliver UUI's donations contact Susan Cassada susancassada (at) gmail.com.

Indy Folk Series

Announcing the Indy Folk Series 2017/2018 Season:

09/30/17: New Augusta Bluegrass Band
10/28/17: The Half Step Sisters
11/25/17: Open Mic Night to benefit Exodus Refugee Immigration
12/16/17: Tim Grimm & Krista Detor
01/20/18: Moors and McCumber
02/17/18: Edie Carey
03/10/18: Ben Bedford
04/21/18: Annie & Rod Capps
05/12/18: Bill Staines

For more information, please visit www.indyfolkseries.org

Meditation Group

"What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space." - Judy Brown, "Fire"

Come find some breathing space with us so your fire doesn't burn out. Join us on Sunday mornings before the service, from 10 to 10:30am in the Cottage Chalice Room. Childcare is available in the Nursery in the first floor of the RE Building beginning at 9:30am.  Send an email to re (at) uui.org for more information.

UUI Tutoring Program Needs You!

The UUI tutoring program at IPS School #43 has a track record of success spanning almost two decades, and it's time for you to take part.  The tutoring program will start right after Labor Day.  Several tutors have already agreed to join the UUI Tutoring Team but we could use many more.  How about YOU?

The school’s new principal, Mr. Posey, is vitally interested and actively involved in the tutoring effort at the school.  Plans for this year include two levels of help needed:

First level: the usual one-on-one tutoring in math and/or reading with one or more students at the grade level of your choice;

Second level: Volunteer coordinator in each classroom to help make sure everything runs smoothly for the tutors, students and teachers.

Choose one or both levels.  Tutors interested in improving their reading tutoring skills can participate in a Guided Reading Session conducted by a reading specialist at the school.

For details about this year's tutoring program, and to get on the UUI Tutoring Team, contact Don Somers at donbanjo (at) sbcglobal.net.