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 is Back! 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.

Building the Beloved Community
from our Board President, David Jackoway

On September 14, 2015 five Black Unitarian Universalists launched Black Lives of UU.  During that week, they released one Principle of Black Lives per day, outlining the important principles that guide their work and how these principles connect with the Seven UU Principles. I encourage everyone to take a moment to read the Seven Principles of Black Lives

Pub Theology: Identity

The next meeting of Pub Theology will be Thursday, September 20, 7-8:30pm at Taste Cafe, 52nd and College. The topic will be identity. What are the components of our personal identity? Do we get to choose our identity? What other forces go into shaping it? What do we do when our identity doesn't fit us? Come explore life questions with your fellow UUs in a relaxed cafe setting.

Autumn Equinox/Mabon Ritual

Join Spiral Cauldron CUUPS as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox Sunday, September 23 at 12pm! Our ritual will be focused on apples, and we will honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of orchards. Feel free to bring apples or apple decorations for the altar! We will be meeting in the grassy area outside the Cottage. In case of inclement weather, we will be in the Cottage Library.

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Our Senior High Youth Group will be accepting walnuts as a fund raiser for their annual Habitat for Humanity Trip through the end of October! We are asking everyone to bring their walnuts from their yard, or with permission, their neighbor's yard, to UUI collection bins we have outside the Social Hall. These can be brought on Sunday mornings or at any time during the week. We will be taking them to a processing company that will clean, crack, and sell them for food. For more information, please contact our Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Susanne Hinson-Rieger (re@uui.org).

Solar Panel Dedication

UUI will hold a public dedication of our new solar panel installation at 12:30pm on Sunday, October 7. Everyone is welcome to attend. The 20-minute event will take place on the church grounds. It will include brief presentations by church and community leaders, music, and a ceremony of dedication. Following the event, a Question-and-Answer session will be offered along with refreshments. For more information, check here.

Indy Folk Series 2018/2019 Season

Concerts are held once a month on Saturday evenings at UUI. 

9/22/18: Ryanhood
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

Autumn Equinox/Mabon Ritual

Join Spiral Cauldron CUUPS as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox Sunday, September 23 at 12pm! Our ritual will be focused on apples, and we will honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of orchards. Feel free to bring apples or apple decorations for the altar! We will be meeting in the grassy area outside the Cottage. In case of inclement weather, we will be in the Cottage Library.  

Environmental Sustainability Team

All UUI members looking to meet up with others who are concerned about the environment, enjoy great food, and participate in volunteer activities, please join the Environmental Sustainability meeting on Monday, August 13 in the UUI Social Hall. 

5:30pm: Meatless Monday pitch-in with Citizens Lobby members
6:00pm: Meeting Agenda covers current status of projects and ideas for the future
7:00pm: Join CCL for a monthly educational video  

RSVP to Hellene (hmhoudek3@gmail.com) for Agenda and CCL's Educational Topic.

Can't join us this month? Future Meetings dates are listed below. Format will be the same. 

  • September 16

  • October 15

  • November 19

  • December 10

Register for 2018-2019 Religious Exploration!

We're getting ready to kick off a new church year at UUI, and we are excited to invite families with children and youth, infant through 12th grade, to register for our Religious Exploration Program! Online registration is quick, easy and free and it helps us plan and staff for the upcoming year. Register here.

UUI Fall Auction: "A Starry Night"

Join us for “A Starry Night” of fun, fellowship, and wonderful music on November 10! We’re so pleased to announce that Sarah Grain and the Billions of Stars will be performing at our auction this year. If you have never seen her, other than in our sanctuary on Sundays, you are in for a treat.

Think about what you can donate to the auction. Services, lessons, art, dinners, events, tickets, gift certificates, specialty baskets – the possibilities are endless! Donation forms are available and can be turned in to our basket in the social hall on Sundays until October 21. Tickets are only $10 for the evening, which includes admission to the concert/auction, appetizers, and a

beverage of your choice. Tickets will be available in October. We’ll also do two Silent Auction Sundays leading up to the big event, so get your donations in early, and get ready to bid!

Questions? Contact Carla Koertge Cote (ckoertge@comcast.net.

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.

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.