All Souls Unitarian Universalist E-Letter
February 8, 2018
Sunday Service Time: 10:30am

This week's editor:
Tamsin Cowdery


 
 
 
office hours
 
Administration office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.  
 
Minister's office hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-3pm and evenings and weekends by appointment.
in this week's issue
service service this week
 
2/11 ~ fat sunday with tribe! 
It's the time of year again. Join us on the Sunday before Lent, for what is perhaps our most popular service as local band Tribe shares authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz and Rev. Rost shares stories about Mardi Gras in the African American tradition.  
Click here to see upcoming service themes. 
asnewsall souls news

welcome table help needed!
Due to the new addition to Catherine and Josh's family, they aren't able to work at the welcome table for the next few weeks. If you are able staff the table anytime in few weeks (1/21, 1/28, 2/4, or 2/11), please sign up at the welcome table this Sunday. We especially need help this Sunday, so if you can help, please be at ASUUC by 10am to help out. Thanks!

affinity groups
Our affinity groups are open to all! There is no enrollment period and no fee required. Friends are welcome! These groups share a common interest and provide opportunities to connect and deepen our fellowship outside of Sunday Service. Perhaps one is for you? For more information, please click here
RE religious exploration

shopping list
RE can always use the following: plastic storage bags in any size, paper plates, plastic silverware, and paper napkins; new markers (Expo, Sharpie, Magic, etc.) or colored pencils; and construction paper and poster board. Just place them under the RE Table in the Small Hall. Thank you for your generosity and support!

re registration
If you think All Souls is a fit for you and your children, please register your kids! Look for the light blue registration form at the RE Table. By doing so we get a chance to better know you and your children, be made aware of any concerns or allergies and it helps to better plan and keep you updated. There is no charge to register!
 
shout out
Many thanks to Jenny George and Michelle Freddolino for signing up to help out multiple times in RE for our 2nd semester. You are my sheros!

don't be afraid
We're a friendly bunch! Check out our new Sign-Up Genius for our 2nd semester. Please contact Laurie with any questions. We just can't do it without you! 
children children 
 
last sunday  
The Air Element class took a look at symbols. They made their own personal symbol collage with pictures they chose to represent themselves. Then they each made a UU chalice symbol out of brightly colored sand which they glued to cardboard in a shape of a chalice. The Fire Element class discovered the tool of the day was a canteen filled with water. They explored water and how it might represent the Spirit of Life and then had their own water communion. Thank you to Julie Brady & Brian
McKinnon for teaching and Linda Rossetti & Janele Johnson for assisting. It was a messy and fun morning!

2/11
This will be an intergenerational service as we celebrate Fat Sunday together. There is no RE or Youth Group but Nursery/PreK will be available.

2/18
This will be a Contemplate This! Day as certified yoga instructor Beth Green leads us on a nature centered yoga morning.     
 
youthyouth
 
yruu youth group 
Have you ever played a story driven game of Scrabble with questionable spelling? Yeah, me either but this innovative game that Mac shared proved very fun to play! There will be no Youth Group this Sunday as everyone is invited to attend the Fat Sunday service but we look forward to seeing everyone for Youth Group on 2/18
 
uu to the core  
This is the theme for the upcoming middle school con to be held 7pm 2/23 thru 7pm 2/24 at the UU Church of Boulder. Register here through 2/13. This event is for 6th-8th graders and will be led by the high school youth. The cost is $35 for Youth, $20 for Sponsors (scholarships are available). As your DRE, I must also send my "seal of approval" in order for you to attend so please let me know if you plan to register. 
 
trippers update
Trippers next meet for a retreat at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder on 3/3 & 3/4    
activism local activism & awareness

Editors' note:
Occasionally, changes are made to these events after publication. Please click on the links provided if you are interested in attending something, to make sure the details have not changed. Thank you!

***new event***
2/15, 6-7:30pm, at Southeast Armed Services YMCA, " Immigration Community Conversation." Hosted by Citizens Project, this event will provide the opportunity to engage with a panel of experts on the different ways in which immigrants interface in our community. Panel will include
City Council members Avila and Skorman, Sherriff's Office representative, CSPD, an immigration attorney, DACA students, and a high school administrator.
*Spanish translation will be provided.
*Child care will be available on a first come basis.
*Food will be provided.


***new event***
2/15, 2-3:30pm, at Marion House Soup Kitchen, " Regular Monthly Meeting" of CHAP 2.0: The Coalition of Homelessness Advocates & Providers. CHAP 2.0 meets monthly to have solution focused dialogue among service providers, advocates and community members. Resources and critical community information are exchanged. The group seeks to address short term and long term issues with problem solving strategies as a community. The Quarterly Evening Meeting will be held 5:30-8:30pm on 2/21, at Penrose Library. 
   communitycommunity news
 
Editors' note: Occasionally, changes are made to events after publication. Please click on the links provided if you are interested in attending something, to make sure the details have not changed. Thank you!

one nation film festival
2/11 at the Stargazers Theatre. This annual festival, organized by One Nation Walking Together, focuses on Native American and indigenous issues through narratives, documentaries, and student short films. Screenings begin at 10am; doors open at 9:30am. Discounts are available for students, military and seniors. For more info, click here or call 719-329-0251.

capitalism: a love story 
5-8pm on 2/21, at Create Cafe in Manitou Springs, there will be a showing of Michael Moore's documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," followed by a discussion. This film examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). It moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore goes into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal...and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Capitalism: A Love Story also presents what a more hopeful future could look like. Who are we and why do we behave the way that we do?

food for thought discussion group 
6-8pm on 2/21, at El Paso County Citizens Service Center, join Food for Thought - Colorado Springs for their Discussion Group Launch. The Launch Event introduces you to a group of people with different backgrounds. At the event, you and your group will choose topics to discuss over dinner once per month in the next six months. Food For Thought will provide a neutral facilitator to guide the discussion and to help organize the gatherings. The event is free but you must pre-register at here.

free food mobile food pantry
All are welcome to come pick up free food 11am-12pm on 2/23 at Deerfield Hills Community Center. Past food options have included bread, peppers, apricots, potatoes, and watermelon.
**Product will be distributed first-come, first-served.
**Please bring re-usable bags, laundry baskets, or plastic tubs to carry food.
If you would like to volunteer to help package food into bags, distribute, etc., please email them.
Next dates are 11am-12pm on 3/23, 4/27, 5/25.
 
joysjoys & concerns 

joys
None to share this week.
  
concerns  
None to share this week.
all souls board of trustees

Larry Norfleet, President,
(Vacant), Vice President
Gary Harrison, Treasurer
Judie McMath, Secretary
Kate Harrison, Member-at-Large
Bruce Leeson, Member-at-Large 
Jan Otto, Member-at-Large
Terry Schultz, Member-at-Large
Rick Schwarz, Past President
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