Community Collaborations

Community Collaborations

UUs for the Greater Good: A Project of the Central Indiana Unitarian Universalist Congregations. The first-ever gathering of Central Indiana Unitarian Universalists in June 2009 resulted in the birth of several collaborations between congregations including an Arts Salon, a Peace Camp, and the Huusier Paluuza.

The Huusier Paluuza, held in September 2010, was a UU-style revival that drew nearly 350 UUs from 11 states and 10 Indiana congregations. Funded by the UU Fund for Unitarian Universalism and UUI’s Community Beacon Fund, the Huusier Paluuza was organized by seven Central Indiana congregations.

Indy Folk Series. Our congregation has partnered with the Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship since 2001 to present the best in local, regional, and national talent performing acoustic folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and other styles. Concerts, which are held in our Meeting House, are family-friendly (music lovers age 12 and under get in free.), and snacks/drinks are available. Visit www.indyfolkseries.org for schedule.

Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Our facility is the weekly rehearsal home for the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, which promotes acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. The chorus often presents concerts in our sanctuary and periodically performs during Sunday services and other special church events.

“The Beams are Creaking.” In 2009, we partnered with the Oakland Civic Theatre, a program of the Oaklandon Universalist Church, to present a play about Lutheran minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer who plotted Hitler’s assassination after witnessing the mistreatment of Blacks in America.

“People Make the Place.” This Spirit & Place Festival program about creating sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, featured interim minister Rev. Barbara Child as presenter and was a collaboration with Indianapolis PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Indiana Youth Group, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

“Bill McKibben: Pursuing Prosperity and Local Sustainability.” This Spirit & Place Festival program featured the “Deep Economy” in a collaboration with IUPUI, Christian Theological Seminary, Earth Charter Indiana, Hoosier Environmental Council, Improving Kids’ Environment, Indiana State Museum, and Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market.