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UUA Presidential Election -- We want to hear from you!
Between now and June 24 the four UUI delegates to General Assembly will be casting their votes for the next president of the UUA. If you wish to read about the three candidates this link (http://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/elections/president) will take you to their websites. If you have a preference for one of the candidates please share your thoughts with your delegates - Holly Hendrickson, Jamie Hinson-Rieger, Susanne Hinson-Rieger, and David Jackoway.
The primary question posed by the Credo Forum is, “What do you believe,” and we ask that in the theological sense. The opening words on Sunday morning include, “whether you believe in no god, one god, or many gods, you are welcome here.” Likewise, all are welcome at the Credo Forum which meets on the first Sunday of each month at 9am in the Cottage Library. The next meeting, which will be on July 2, will cover an “interesting” approach to questions about theology. Watch for details in this publication. For more information, please contact Lowell McCoskey.
Pub Theology & Big Questions Forum
Pub Theology and Big Questions Forum will be on break over the summer. We'll resume in the fall. Watch the eblast/bulletin for details.
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
All-Church Art Opportunity
The Fine Arts Committee is having a “Farm to Fork" all-church exhibit on July 16, 2017.
A social movement, “Farm to Fork” promotes serving locally-sourced food to restaurants and school cafeterias. UUI's July art show expands on the idea. You are invited to make art related to organic gardening, farmer's markets, grocery stores, urban/rooftop gardening, hunger challenged people, meals on wheels, food deserts, environmental aspects of producing food and reducing waste, ethnic restaurants, or any other way food is produced, transported and consumed.
We welcome all art forms, whether simple or complex.
Moon Craft Group
Come and join the Moon Craft group on Friday, June 30, at 7pm in celebration of the June Strawberry Moon. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Anne Marie Chastain at annemarie.chastain (at) gmail.com.
Join the Sanctuary Network
Stand in solidarity with our undocumented neighbors. Become a part of the Sanctuary Network: Text “INDYSANCTUARY” to 228466 to get cell phone text alerts that include important information about community meetings and training, and notifications when deportation actions are happening in our community.
Photo Booth Pictures in Social Hall
There is a new exhibit of church members' photos up in the social hall, including the congregational picture taken in March! If you missed that photo booth day, don't worry, there will be another one in the next several months.
If you have been on the wall in the past, see Carla Koertge Cote after church to pick up your picture that has been taken down. If you do not want your photo to be included on the wall during the church year, please let me know and we will respect your wishes. Contact me at: ckoertge (at) comcast.net if you have any questions.
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
If you have questions, email Jeannette Rowe at jeannetterowe25 (at) gmail.com
Beginner's 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 Gloria Moya on Sunday mornings before the service, from 9:45 to 10:15a 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.