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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.
Spring Congregational Meeting, May 20
Please plan on attending the spring Congregational Meeting after church on May 20. The agenda includes the election of new members to the Board of Trustees, the Leadership Fulfillment Committee, and the Special Funds Committee. We will also be approving the budget for the 2018-19 church year and voting on several changes to the bylaws. The bylaws changes include reducing the number of required Congregational Meetings from three to one per year and expanding upon the goal specified in the Inclusion article. Click here to review the proposed bylaws changes.
Opportunity to Serve in Social Justice
The Social Justice Committee is looking for volunteers to join their team to provide a hot lunch on Sunday, May 13 at Soups on Soup Kitchen. No cooking skills are needed.
The group will meet at 10am in the parking lot at UUI to head to Roberts Park United Methodist Church in downtown Indianapolis. They typically finish serving lunch and cleaning up by around 1:30-2pm. Lunch is provided to those who volunteer! Contact Ryan Robinson robinson341 (at) msn.com if you are interested in volunteering.
The next meeting of Pub Theology will be Wednesday, May 23, 7-8:30pm at Taste Cafe, 52nd and College. Topic to be announced.
Big Question Forum
Because of scheduling conflicts, Big Questions Forum will not be meeting in May. See you in June!
Ladies Night Out
The women of UUI and their friends are invited to meet for dinner on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 pm at Gregory's Russian Restaurant at 6066 E 82nd. For more information , contact Susan Beauchamp at beauartnow (at) yahoo.com.
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.
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
"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.