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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.
February Dinner for 8
Please join us for the next Dinner for 8 on Saturday, February 23 on the west side of Indianapolis. This is a pitch-in dinner open to anyone interested in connecting with a small group of fellow seekers. Newcomers and long time attendees all welcome. Please RSVP to Holly Hendrickson at church on Sunday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUA MidAmerica Regional Assembly, April 5-7
The Unitarian Universalist Association's MidAmerica region is holding its Regional Assembly in St. Louis from April 5-7. The keynote speaker is UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray. The theme is Intersectionalities. Workshops will explore identities we encounter, the challenges of social inequality, and skills we need in order to work more effectively with one another. Workshop topics include Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment; Intersectionalities Thru the Arts; and Using an Intersectional Framework to Dismantle White Supremacy (the presenter is Ruth Hinkle who grew up at UUI). The MidAmerica website has more information about Regional Assembly, which is open to all. If you would like to be considered as a voting delegate representing UUI, please contact David Jackoway (email@example.com).
Service Opportunity: Religious Education Guides
Our Religious Education program is implementing innovative and creative ideas that have been a big hit with our children and youth! We would like you to bring your talents of organization and care to our program and families. You are needed, valued, and appreciated. We have the opportunity for you to become a Religious Exploration Guide. No experience necessary; Training and and guidance will be provided. As part of a team, you will work with Susanne Hinson-Rieger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robert Thompson (email@example.com), and other Guides to prepare class supplies for Sunday, greet families, check-in on classes, and organize RE materials. This is an administrative role, not a classroom adviser role. Primarily looking for people to help once every other month between 10am-12pm on Sunday. If you are interested or would like more details, contact Robert Thompson.
Join Ennis Clare at UUI on Saturday, February 16 at 7pm. Ennis Clare, led by multi-instrumentalist Dmitri Alano, has been entertaining audiences around the midwest for several years with high-energy Irish, Scottish, and traditional American songs and tunes. Laughing Jack, with shantyman Garry Farren at the helm, took up residence at the Aristocrat with their own blend of pub songs, ballads, and pirate-y sing alongs when much beloved Hogeye Navvy disbanded. With a similar repertoire and overlapping band members, Ennis Clare and Laughing Jack have recently morphed into one fantastic toe-tapping, hands-clapping, good-time Irish/Scottish/American/Pirate band!
UUI Food Pantry Project
Our 3rd-5th Grade Religious Exploration Class is currently supporting our food insecure neighbors by working on the UUI food pantry project that benefits Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Be sure and check out the wonderful, informative, posters they made for the Social Hall! The following is a message to the congregation from Corina on behalf of her class:
A lot of people feel sad about not having enough food. Well, guess what? U.U.I. has a food pantry! You can help donate so the people who don’t have food can have a full stomach once more! If you would like to donate, we can only accept dry and long lasting foods. The location to donate is our Social Hall and it will be delivered to Boulevard Place Food Pantry. We are hoping that you can help someone in need today! —Corina
Writing for Spiritual Growth
The Writing for Spiritual Growth group will now begin meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month after worship. For more information, contact Marti Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UUI Photo Group
The topic for the Monday, February 18 meeting is “design”. There are many ways to interpret this subject. All are acceptable. As usual, the meeting takes place at 7pm in the Cottage Library. All are welcome.
The next Pub Theology will be Tuesday, February 19, 7:00- 8:30pm. We will meet at UUI in the Social Hall. The topic is “Lies My Teacher Told Me.”
Our February worship theme is Truth and Lies. Let’s discuss the myths we grew up with--whether we learned them at home, at school, at church, on TV, or wherever. What were the things we were told and why? What more complicated truths did we discover later in life? Come discuss with us! Coffee and cookies will be provided. You are invited to bring your own beverage and a snack to share.
Buddy Bench Project
UUI is participating in an intiative to turn plastic lids into a bench for the playground. Save plastic container and water bottle lids to reuse in this new bench. Green Team will have a collection table in the Social Hall. For a list of which lids to save and learn what is not acceptable, check here. No lids or bottle caps with a recycle number can be used by the Buddy Bench Project. Contact Heliene Houdek (email@example.com) for more details.
Souls and Spirits
Our new edition of Souls and Spirits is focusing on a fall 2019 publication date. We would like to have all our 65 and over members registered with us before the Christmas holiday. You can sign up at our table after the service or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please stop by our table. . .we have had many enthusiastic responses. I look forward to meeting you in person. Gail Martin
Indy Folk Series 2018/2019 Season
Concerts are held once a month on Saturday evenings at UUI.
10/20/18: Flatland Harmony Experiment
11/24/18: Open Mic Night, Proceeds benefit Kheprw Institute
12/15/18: Tim Grimm & Krista Detor
1/19/19: Dennis Stroughmatt Western Swing Band
2/16/19: Ennis Clare
3/23/19: Mustard's Retreat
4/13/19: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle
5/18/19: John Gorka
More information: http://www.indyfolkseries.org