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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Second Sunday

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.

UUI Photo Group: Water

The next UUI Photo Group will meet in the Cottage Library on Monday, October 15 at 7pm in the Cottage Library. “Water” is the theme. As usual, interpret that any way you wish! Bring them on a thumb drive with just a few pictures on it or as approximately 8”X 10” or prints.

Two more challenges for October 15:

1. Bring a photo of a famous painting that relates to the subject of water.

2. Bring any subject that is taken using a progression of ISO settings (ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12800, and ISO 25600. ISO stands for International Standards Organization, and it is a standardized industry scale for measuring sensitivity to light.)

If you have any questions, contact Wendy Dougherty (wdougherty8@gmail.com).

Building the Beloved Community
from our Board President, David Jackoway

Here is an opportunity to consider where we've been and how far we still have to go. Check out this panel discussion from 1961 with Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Lorraine Hansberry discussing "The Negro in American Culture."

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Our Senior High Youth Group will be accepting walnuts as a fund raiser for their annual Habitat for Humanity Trip through the end of October! We are asking everyone to bring their walnuts from their yard, or with permission, their neighbor's yard, to UUI collection bins we have outside the Social Hall. These can be brought on Sunday mornings or at any time during the week. We will be taking them to a processing company that will clean, crack, and sell them for food. For more information, please contact our Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Susanne Hinson-Rieger (re@uui.org).

Upcoming Sustainability Program: Reduce Use of Plastic Bags

Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic trash flows into the world’s oceans.

Most of this plastic trash comes from discarded single-use disposable plastic products. UUI has selected to reduce, recycle, or reuse three specific plastic items to lessen our impact on the planet: plastic bags, #6 styrofoam, and plastic lids.   

On October 14, young and old and between can get better acquainted during Second Sunday by joining us to turn old tee shirts into soft, reusable, washable bags that can go everywhere with you, and tote all your purchases. Bring an old tee shirt, and join the fun as you design your bag after lunch. Tees will be available in many sizes, if you forget to bring one. If you would like to assist with this project or receive further information, contact Heliene Houdek (hmhoudek3@gmail.com, 317-809-1003). Assistance will be provided to machine sew or fringe your bag. 

UUI Fall Auction: "A Starry Night"

Join us for “A Starry Night” of fun, fellowship, and wonderful music on November 10! We’re so pleased to announce that Sarah Grain and the Billions of Stars will be performing at our auction this year. If you have never seen her, other than in our Sanctuary on Sundays, you are in for a treat.

Think about what you can donate to the auction. Services, lessons, art, dinners, events, tickets, gift certificates, specialty baskets – the possibilities are endless! Donation forms are available and can be turned in to our basket in the Social Hall on Sundays until October 21. Tickets are only $10 for the evening, which includes admission to the concert/auction, appetizers, and a

beverage of your choice. Tickets will be available in October. We’ll also do two Silent Auction Sundays leading up to the big event, so get your donations in early, and get ready to bid!

Questions? Contact Carla Koertge Cote (ckoertge@comcast.net).

Indy Folk Series 2018/2019 Season

Concerts are held once a month on Saturday evenings at UUI. 

9/22/18: Ryanhood
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

Environmental Sustainability Team

All UUI members looking to meet up with others who are concerned about the environment, enjoy great food, and participate in volunteer activities, please join the Environmental Sustainability meeting on Monday, August 13 in the UUI Social Hall. 

5:30pm: Meatless Monday pitch-in with Citizens Lobby members
6:00pm: Meeting Agenda covers current status of projects and ideas for the future
7:00pm: Join CCL for a monthly educational video  

RSVP to Hellene (hmhoudek3@gmail.com) for Agenda and CCL's Educational Topic.

Can't join us this month? Future Meetings dates are listed below. Format will be the same. 

  • September 16

  • October 15

  • November 19

  • December 10