I hope you and your family are having a wonderful week! 

Just a couple awesome things I want to share with you:

  • The children and youth religious education page on our website has been updated! Check it out for the latest information on what our children and youth will be doing in their fall classes (starting in September) and youth group information. Also, I'm excited to announce we are forming a junior high youth group for 6th - 8th graders!
  • We had approximately 20 youth (5th - 12th grades) and adult volunteers participate in our Soup's On Soup Kitchen Service trip last Sunday! For more photos of the trip, click here

If you ever have questions, concerns or joys to share, please contact me at 317-418-1679 or RE@UUI.org.

See you on Sunday! 

Peace and Love,


Susanne Hinson-Rieger

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Elise and Miren will be caring for our littlest UU's. Nursery is open from 10am to noon and is located in the Religious Education Building.

Preschool Class
Teacher Susie DeLoach will be helping the children learn about the world around them with the book The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. 
Kindergarten - 4th Grade Class
Teachers Paul Schneider and Cheri Moore will be helping students learn our Seventh UU Principle, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." with film clips from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We will be making pesto for our snack (with crackers) and playing a game with bubbles.   
5th Grade - 12th Grade Class
The youth in our 5th through 12th grade class will be planning the Leaving Feast for the children of our congregation that is to take place next Sunday, August 23. They will be making a pinata and planning the meal and games. 

This Week's Sermon
How to Be Wrong (Reason and Science, Part 3),  by Jamie Hinson-Rieger
The last sermon in our three-part series on the place of reason and science in our "free and responsible search for truth and meaning" will be a fun exploration of the many ways cognitive biases and logical errors send our thinking astray, despite our best efforts.
What is the fallacy of the excluded middle and how did it get me in an argument with my wife? What does a random pattern really look like, and why does it matter? What is confirmation bias, or, is the number 11:11 trying to tell you something? And what surprisingly simple bias has been systematically distorting public policy research for years?
Join us for an examination of our very human intellectual foibles, and maybe we'll come out better thinkers at the end.
Special music by Graham Brinklow.

Youth Bash


Youth in junior high and high school, mark your calendars for this year's Youth Bash! 


This is a weekend of fun and bonding that will begin on Friday, August 28 and ends Sunday morning, August 30. 


Friday Night

10th-12th graders meet at 7pm to plan the weekend for everyone



6th-9th graders arrive at noon

6th-8th graders are picked up by their adults at 8pm



9th-12th graders are picked up by their adults at 10am. There will be a Fifth Sunday Multigenerational Service so there will be no RE classes that day. 


Please bring: $15 for 10th-12th and $10 for 6th-9th graders, to help offset the cost of food.  


Please note: We don't want anyone to feel they can't attend due to their financial situation. Scholarships are available by contacting Susanne Hinson-Rieger, DRE, at 317-418-1679 or re@uui.org. Scholarship requests are confidential. 


RSVP by Friday, August 14 so we know how many youth to plan for.


Click here for permission slip. 




Fifth Sunday Social Justice Multigenerational Service


The youth of our congregation along with the Fifth Sunday Social Justice Service Planning Committee and Worship Leader, Jamie Hinson-Rieger, are planning a wonderful multi-generational service for Sunday, August 30, that will be fun and inspirational for all ages!

There will be no Religious Education classes that day, but nursery will be available for children five years of age and younger. 

There will also be tables of activities in the Sanctuary that will keep UU's of all ages busy!

Water Communion Service 

Our annual Water Communion Service is Sunday, September 13.  This is a fun service for all ages! 

Everyone is asked to bring to the service water commemorating their summer (for example, water from a trip or water from your home garden). 

During the service the waters will be blended together and used in rituals, such as child dedications, and to water the Church garden.

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