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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Sunday, March 26:  Pitch-In and Spring Campus Cleanup with the School for Community Learning

Join us immediately after the service for a pitch-in and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to clean and beautify the UUI campus.  We will be working alongside families from the School for Community Learning.  It will be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and spiff-up our shared space.

Citizens Climate Lobby Presentation

Following the service on April 2, join us for a presentation by Paul Severance and Dori Chandler from Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) about CCL's advocacy for a carbon fee and dividend law for the United States.  Some of you may remember that Dori made a previous presentation at Credo Forum several months ago.  The goal of CCL is to reduce CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming.  You can learn more at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/

It is the intention of the UUI board to have our congregation vote on endorsing this plan at our spring congregational meeting.  This will be an excellent time to become familiar with it.  Refreshments such as cheese, crackers, fruit, and cookies will be served.

Ladies Noon Out

The women of UUI and their friends are invited to meet for lunch on Wednesday, April 5, at noon at the Pho 54 Vietnamese Restaurant at 7280 Michigan Road.  For more information contact Susan Beauchamp at beauartnow (at) yahoo.com.

Black Lives Matter Vigil

The next Black Lives Matter vigil will be Saturday, April 8, from 3 to 4pm.  We will park at St. Luke's United Methodist Church (100 W 86 St) and hold a peaceful vigil for an hour on the sidewalks at the intersection of 86 and Meridian.  We will have our Black Lives Matter banner to display, and signs and sign-making materials will be available.  This vigil is open to anyone who supports the message, so please feel free to bring a friend.  This will be our sixth vigil.  If you have questions or concerns about attending, please email jamie (at) uui.org.

Photo Booth

John Cote will be doing a photo booth before and after the service as part of the April Second Sunday Program on Sunday, April 9.  Everyone is invited to bring a favorite hat or something that represents them to include in the photos.  We will also be taking a congregational picture that day!

Moon Craft Group

The Moon Craft group will be meeting Friday, April 14 at 7pm for a Labyrinth Walk.  Please come join us!  For more information contact Anne Marie Chastain at annemarie.chastain (at) mail.com

UUI Photo Group

The assignment for April is to take pictures at “Central Park in Carmel, Indiana”.  It is located at 920 Central Park Drive West, west of the Central Park bridge.  Parking is available adjacent to the playground.  The easiest way is to access the playground off of College Avenue, between 116th and 111th Streets.  Bring your photos on a thumb drive (which has just a few pictures on it) or as 8”X 10” or so prints.  The photo group meets in the Cottage at 7pm the third Monday of each month.  For more information please contact Wendy Dougherty at wdougherty8 (at) gmail.com.

March Art Salon

Artists and art lovers are invited to come and share their love of the arts at a UUI Art Salon on Sunday, March 26, from 5 to 7pm, at the home of Jerry and Donna Foster.  Please bring finger food or libation.  If you plan to attend or need directions, contact the hosts at djfoster27 (at) att.net.

Calling All Artists

On Sunday, April 23, the Fine Arts Committee will be putting up the all-church Arty Bash art show.  The theme for Arty Bash -- UUI's annual talent show, which is April 29 -- is “Let It Be a Dance.”  The artwork could follow the theme, but it isn’t a requirement.  All techniques and media are welcome.

Save the Date!

The 2017 Arty Bash will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 6:30 to 9pm.  The theme this year is “Let It Be a Dance”!  As usual there will be artwork, entertainment, audience participation, intermission refreshments, socializing, LOTS of fun, AND … it’s ALL free!  Artwork for the Arty Bash will go up on Sunday, April 23, after the service.  Art from UUI members may follow the dance theme, but it isn’t a requirement.

Food Pantry

The Boulevard Food Pantry, which UUI supports with food donations, is always in need of these items:
16 ounce jars of peanut butter
5 ounce cans of tuna and chicken
Sauces to go with tuna and chicken
Cereals, any kind
Soups, any kind
Canned fruit
If you have questions, email Jeannette Rowe at jeannetterowe25 (at) gmail.com

Beginner's Meditation Group

"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 Gloria Moya on Sunday mornings before the service, from 9:45 to 10:15a 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.