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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.
UUA MidAmerica Regional Assembly, April 5-7
The Unitarian Universalist Association's MidAmerica region is holding its Regional Assembly in St. Louis from April 5-7. The keynote speaker is UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray. The theme is Intersectionalities. Workshops will explore identities we encounter, the challenges of social inequality, and skills we need in order to work more effectively with one another. Workshop topics include Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment; Intersectionalities Thru the Arts; and Using an Intersectional Framework to Dismantle White Supremacy (the presenter is Ruth Hinkle who grew up at UUI). The MidAmerica website has more information about Regional Assembly, which is open to all. If you would like to be considered as a voting delegate representing UUI, please contact David Jackoway (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UUI Photo Group
The topic for the Monday, January 21 meeting is “Taking a Picture with Aperture Priority.” Lowell McCoskey helps with the further explanation:
“The first point of aperture priority is to control depth of field (with a lower f-stop number), such that the object of a photograph (a portrait, for example) will be in sharp focus while the foreground and background may be somewhat blurred, so as to draw attention to the subject. The second point of aperture priority is to control the depth of field (with a higher f-stop number) to make a whole landscape scene totally in focus from near the camera to infinity. And then the many possibilities between those two extremes produce the true art of photography.”
As usual, the meeting takes place at 7pm in the Cottage Library. All are welcome.
UUI Food Pantry Project
Our 3rd-5th Grade Religious Exploration Class is currently supporting our food insecure neighbors by working on the UUI food pantry project that benefits Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Be sure and check out the wonderful, informative, posters they made for the Social Hall! The following is a message to the congregation from Corina on behalf of her class:
A lot of people feel sad about not having enough food. Well, guess what? U.U.I. has a food pantry! You can help donate so the people who don’t have food can have a full stomach once more! If you would like to donate, we can only accept dry and long lasting foods. The location to donate is our Social Hall and it will be delivered to Boulevard Place Food Pantry. We are hoping that you can help someone in need today! —Corina
Writing for Spiritual Growth
The Writing for Spiritual Growth group will now begin meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month after worship. For more information, contact Marti Matthews (email@example.com).
Faith in Indiana Annual Meeting: January 26, 10am-2pm, St. Peter's Catholic Church Pavilion, 506 E. Dewald St., Fort Wayne, IN
2018 was an amazing year for Faith in Indiana. They transformed themselves from a local organization to one that is statewide, in the process organizing the largest volunteer-led voting engagement campaign in the state, and the only one that focused its outreach on young and marginalized voters. They also helped create incredible criminal justice reform here in Indianapolis. Now, it's time to plan for what comes next! The Annual Meeting will be held in Fort Wayne this year. Carpooling options are available from Indianapolis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Have Fun at Pokagon State Park!
On Friday, January 25 a group from UUI and their families will be heading for a weekend of fun at Pokagon State Park. We stay at the Potawatomie Inn. Reservations are made two years in advance, but there are changes, and some rooms are available. If you are interested in going and would like one of the rooms available, or if you have made reservations and have to cancel (4 days before the event with full return of deposit), contact Wendy Dougherty email@example.com).
There is a great Nature Center, a huge toboggan ride, several fireplaces in front of which we play games, read, socialize, great places to eat (everyone goes to Caruso's at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon for a great dinner), and so much more!
Souls and Spirits
Our new edition of Souls and Spirits is focusing on a fall 2019 publication date. We would like to have all our 65 and over members registered with us before the Christmas holiday. You can sign up at our table after the service or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please stop by our table. . .we have had many enthusiastic responses. I look forward to meeting you in person. Gail Martin
Indy Folk Series 2018/2019 Season
Concerts are held once a month on Saturday evenings at UUI.
10/20/18: Flatland Harmony Experiment
11/24/18: Open Mic Night, Proceeds benefit Kheprw Institute
12/15/18: Tim Grimm & Krista Detor
1/19/19: Dennis Stroughmatt Western Swing Band
2/16/19: Ennis Clare
3/23/19: Mustard's Retreat
4/13/19: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle
5/18/19: John Gorka
More information: http://www.indyfolkseries.org