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.

Pub Theology and BQF

Pub Theology will not be meeting in December.  We will resume in January at our NEW LOCATION: Taste Cafe and Marketplace, at 52nd and College.  We are very excited about this new venue!  Look for more details soon.

The Big Questions Forum will not be meeting in December.  We will resume on the third Sunday in January.  Happy holidays!

Holiday Choir Rehearsal – Join Us!

Come join us for holiday choir on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm for rehearsals.  We will sing on Sunday, December 17 for service.  Any questions contact Linda Parr at laparr706 (at) gmail.com.

Ladies NOON Out

The women of UUI and their friends are invited to meet for LUNCH on Thursday, December 7 at noon at Le Peep Restaurant in Castleton at 8255 Craig Rd.  For more information, contact Susan Beauchamp at beauartnow (at) yahoo.com.

Moon Circle

UUI’s Moon Circle will be getting together on Friday, December 8 at 7:00pm.  Please join us!  To RSVP or for questions contact annemarie.chastain (at) gmail.com.

UUI Photo Group

The next UUI Photo Group will meet in the Cottage Library on Monday, December 18, at 7pm.  The topic is “Warmth”.  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"X 10" or so prints.  All are welcome.  For information contact Wendy Dougherty at wdougherty8 (at) gmail.com.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene:
Reflections on the End of a Civilization

by Roy Scranton

This author foretells the end of civilization as we know it and perhaps the end of the human species due to irreversible climate change on Planet Earth.  He supports his prediction with copious evidence and logical arguments.  The book is short (117 small pages) but includes an extensive bibliography list from which the author derives his somber picture of the future of our world.  Let us see if we can refute his arguments to paint a brighter future for our grandchildren.

Discussion about this book is planned for Sunday, January 14, after the service and lunch as a part of the January Second Sunday program.  The gathering will be in the Cottage library at 12:15pm after the lunch.  To register or ask questions about the book or the discussion gathering, please contact Larry Miller at boxbay (at) aol.com or in church on Sunday morning.  I have nine copies of the book to distribute to those who would like to read it and participate in the discussion. 

Art on the Walls

The Fine Arts Committee has transformed the Sanctuary into the winter greens décor with the help of Mel Pleiss, who with Jerry Foster, braved the heights to hang the beige and gold quilt made by Judy Pleiss (and designed by Carol Erwin).  Paula and Dan Shepley also climbed high to decorate the Social Hall windows.  The other beautiful quilt on the south side of the Sanctuary was created by Janet Cohen.  Other members of the Fine Arts Committee who helped decorate were Wendy Dougherty, Jerry Foster, Judy Pleiss, Charlotte Schrock, and Jackie Wyatt.  The greens will be up through Sunday, January 7, when Cassie Dunmeyer’s show goes up after the service.

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

Food Pantry

The Boulevard Food Pantry, which UUI supports with food donations, is always in need of these items:
16 ounce jars of peanut butter
5 ounce cans of tuna and chicken
Sauces to go with tuna and chicken
Cereals, any kind
Soups, any kind
Canned fruit
Pudding
If you have questions, email Jeannette Rowe at jeannetterowe25 (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.