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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Memorial Service for Ellie Siskind

We are deeply saddened to relay the passing of the wonderful and talented Ellie Siskind. To read or listen to her obituary in the Indianapolis Star, please click here. Ellie Siskind passed away on May 2, 2019. Her memorial service will be Sunday, Jun. 30, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E 62nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Donations for Boulevard Place Food Pantry

UUI collects non-perishable food items for the Boulevard Place Food Pantry every Sunday morning. 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. In a two hour shift as many as 50 families may be served. If you are able, please consider bringing a donation each Sunday as a part of your personal/family generosity practice. If you are interested in volunteering at the pantry or in helping to deliver UUI's donations contact Susan Cassada susancassada@gmail.com.

Terminal/Chronic Illness Support Group now Meeting at All Souls Unitarian Church

Monday, July 1st 6:30-8pm in Room 4 at All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 East 56th Street. Those of us who have or have loved and cared for someone with terminal or chronic illnesses gather together for mutual support and sharing. We will discern together whether or not we would like this to continue meeting on a monthly basis. Drop-ins welcome. Please contact Rev. Kayla Parker with questions at conglife@allsoulsindy.org.

Solidarity Hotline Rapid Responder Training - July 3rd, 6:30pm

Did you know? Faith in Indiana maintains a rapid response hotline to companion people experiencing a traumatic incident with police or ICE, as in the case of an immigration detention. People who call the hotline will be connected with a rapid responder who will come to the scene to provide moral witness, to alert the community to their detention, and to help the detained person and family receive legal, moral, and other support. In many cases, once alerted, a Faith in Indiana organized community response can prevent a deportation or get someone released from detention. This is a powerful way to provide direct support. To become a rapid responder, all you need to do is attend a training session. UUI members have already received this training and participated in this kind of support, so if you have questions, we can connect you with someone who has experience with the program. *If you have received the training in the past, it DOES need to be updated.*

The next training is July 3rd. 6:30pm, at Faith in Indiana headquarters, 212 W 10th Street, Suite F-175. (Parking is on the street.)

For more information, call (317) 759-3370. If you are in need of a rapid responder, call 317-759-9474.

Peace Camp 2019 - Enroll Now!

That each and every person is important, that all people should be treated fairly and kindly and that we should work for a peaceful, fair and free world--these are just some of the lessons our Padawan, or Jedi apprentices, will be learning on our beautiful campus during their week at Jedi Academy.  

We'll be learning through games, art, maker space, music and more!

Ages: Camp is for kids 4 years old - 6th grade or homeschool/unschool equivalent as of May, 2019.

Camp Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Click here to register and for more details!

Summer Dinner & Discussion Series: Mental Health and Our Community

The first dinner and discussion will be this Sunday at 5pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6050 N Meridian St. These events are free and open to the public.

Mark your calendars for the remaining three crucial dinner discussions regarding mental health and how we, as a church, can provide safe spaces and services for healing and support!

Dinners will be held through September. You can find all of the dates, times, speakers, and topics of discussion, here

Spiritual Trail Walk

The next walk on the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail will be Saturday, June 29 at 9am. The ‘Prairie, River and Canal’ walk will begin at the labyrinth at the Interchurch Center, 1100 W 42nd street. The theme for this walk is camaraderie.

You can learn more and see pictures from past walks at https://www.facebook.com/Indianapolis-Spiritual-Trail-934833869956971/

Meditation For Adults

Meditation For Adults is held every 3rd and 4th Sunday at 9:30am in the Cottage Chalice Room (Next session, June 23). The half hour pre-service session is led by Sandra Gruber, using soft percussion and voice guided imagery. All ages welcomed. Contact Sandra for more details at sandra.gruber@gmail.com.

Writing for Spiritual Growth

Writing for Spiritual Growth meets every fourth Sunday in the Cottage, after worship.  All are welcome.

Pub Theology will return in September

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UUI Photo Group

The next meeting of the UUI Photo Group is on Monday, July 15 at 7pm in the Cottage.

The July topic is "Rearranging Nature a la Andy Goldsworthy." See http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_Goldsworthy.html

August: "Celebrations
September: "Window Shots"

If you have any questions, contact Wendy Dougherty 317-255-7039 or wdougherty8@gmail.com.

Senior Social Hour

Tuesday, July 9 at 10am in the Cottage Library. Coffee and tea is provided. You are invited to bring a snack to share. Also, bring a friend!

Buddy Bench

Drop-off is on hold during our church summer break, but PLEASE keep collecting your caps and lids for this fall. For a list of acceptable vs. unacceptable items, please click here.

From the Green Team

Solar United Neighbors and Solarize Indy have formed a CO-OP to purchase solar panels for homes and commercial accounts. Come to one of the next two information events to learn how you can be part of the CO-OP. On Saturday, June 22, 1pm come to the Dugout Bar or on Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm come to Irvington Public Library. 35 people have already signed up. The more people the better the price, so attend and bring your neighbors. And if you can't make either event, go to https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/. The Green Team recommends it.

“Paris to Pittsburgh” Film Screening

Please join us on Saturday, June 29 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Beattie Room at All Souls Unitarian Church at 5805 E. 56th St., 46226 to see this informative movie about Climate Change. Here you can find out more about the film: www.paristopittsburgh.com

After the film, the Sierra Club and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) will be joining us to update you on IPL's 20 year energy plan and SUN will give a brief presentation on the new Solar Co-op in town. Please come and learn of the threats we face and learn what you can do to save our only home, planet earth. Contact Betty Lynch, bjlynch13@yahoo.com, 317-459-9230 with questions or for more information.

Auction Events

It's spring, the weather is improving (!) and the field trips and dinners you purchased at the UUI Auction in November are starting to take place. We would like to know about your experiences and share them with others! If you have a good time at the event you purchased, please write a lovely review and send it to ckoertge@comcast.net.