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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UUI 40th Anniversary

Mark Your Calendars!

UUI turns 40 this year! In honor of this event, we are going to celebrate together on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  All members and friends are invited to join us in this family friendly event. Weather cooperating, we will have early outdoor activities, a bonfire & s’mores for families, followed by an inside social hour with jazz music, a short program honoring our history, and finally, a rockin’ dance party for all!  Child care will also be available in the evening if desired. Plan to join us and watch for more announcements and details!

Environmental Sustainability Meeting

Sunday, August 18 at 9:15am in the UUI Cottage Library. Refreshments will be served.

We will present our plans through December 2019, and we welcome additional input for the future programming.

If you have particular passion about a sustainability issue or concern and a proposed action, please relay them to Heliene Houdek at hmhoudek3@gmail.com when you RSVP to the email you received. For example, If you would like to know more about vermiculture please let her know.

If you’d like to be added to email list, please let us know!

Second Sunday is September 8

Join us for a shared meal and meaningful fun for all ages! Lunch (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available) is provided immediately following the Service. Stay tuned for more details!

Labor Day is Sunday, September 1
In service, we will be learning about labor movement heroes such as Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.

Volunteer Opportunity with the UUI Facilities Committee

Ray Wilson, is looking for a few good people to volunteer for the facilities committee. Help is needed with everything from building maintenance to weeding flower beds.

**We currently have an immediate need for exterior painters who can paint from a ladder. This can be done at a time that fits your schedule. We supply the paint, brushes and ladder.**

For more information contact Ray at rwwilson@iquest.net.

It's a great way to support our beloved church community!

UUI Moon Circle

The UUI Moon Circle will be meeting Friday August 16 at 7pm by the fire pit to celebrate friendship and feminine energy together. For more information about the evening or to RSVP contact Anne Marie Chastain 317-690-3688 or annemarie.chastain@gmail.com. It will be a beautiful night. Come join us!

Water Communion Service

Mark your calendars! Sunday, September 8 is our annual Water Communion service to start off the new church year. You are invited to bring some water to the service which is meaningful to you or in some way represents your life over the summer. This could be water from a faucet, pool, garden, rain-barrel, creek, lake, or from wherever your summer took you. We will pour our water into a common vessel to symbolize the different streams of our life experiences coming together for the new year. Jamie will also be preaching.

GO GRANNY D: A Play with Barbara Bates Smith

Doris, “Granny D” Haddock proved you’re never too old to raise a little hell or make a difference. At 90 she walked 3200 miles across the U.S. to build support for campaign finance reform. Senator John McCain said she was the single most important factor in the passage of the McCain-Feingold bill. This one woman performance is based on Granny D’s memoirs. Music by Jeff Sebens. Click here for more information or to buy tickets. When: Thursday, September 5 from 7-9:30pm. Where: UUI, 615 W 43rd St., Indianapolis 46208. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit Common Cause IN. Sponsored by Common Cause IN and the Social Justice Committee of UUI. Click here to view the flyer.

Souls and Spirits Interviewers

Souls and Spirits Interviewers will be acknowledged in the magazine with small individual pictures. The large number of interviewers make it impractical to gather everyone for a group picture. Please make yourself available after services as John Cote will be taking the photos most Sundays. Thanks so much for all the work you have done.

Ladies’ Night Out


Credo Forum


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.

Summer Dinner & Discussion Series: Mental Health and Our Community

Please consider attending one or both of the remaining two crucial dinner discussions regarding mental health and how we, as a church, can provide safe spaces and services for healing and support!

You can find the dates, times, speakers, and topics of discussion, here

These community events are free and open to the public.

Meditation For Adults

Meditation For Adults is held every 3rd and 4th Sunday at 9:30am in the Cottage Chalice Room (Next session, August 18). 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.gruber4@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


UUI Photo Group

The next meeting of the UUI Photo Group is on Monday, August 19 in the Cottage at 7pm.

The topic is: "Window Shots"

The topic for September: "Wet and/or Dry"

October: "Rearranging Nature ala Andy Goldsworthy"

See http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_ Goldsworthy.html

November: "Celebrations"

Senior Social Hour

The next Senior Social Hour will be Tuesday, August 13, 10am in the Cottage Library. Coffee and tea are available. Bring a snack to share if you like and enjoy friendly conversation. Why not 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. Collection will begin again on Sunday, August 18. For a list of acceptable vs. unacceptable items, please click here.

Indy Folk Series' 1st Concert This Year!

Saturday, October 5 at 7pm.
Tickets on sale September 1, $20 advance, $25 at the door

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.  As one of the world’s premier traditional Celtic bands, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland.

As they release their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) to celebrate their 50th anniversary, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.  From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

Click here to get your tickets early -- this will surely be a sold out concert!