All Souls Unitarian Universalist E-Letter
January 02, 2020
Sunday Service Time: 10:30am

This week's editor:
Beth Woods
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
Serviceservice this week
 
01/05 ~ fire of commitment 
We start this year as we always do:  with a fire communion.  In this important service, Rev. Nori will help us explore who we want to be in the coming year and what we commit to doing to take the world and realities we've been given and be the change for good.  As always, we get to play with fire!

Click here  to see upcoming service themes. 
AllSoulsNews all souls news
 
parking
Effective January 2nd, please be prepared for the new parking meter schedule for downtown.  The new schedule is as follows:
Monday through Saturday from 7 am - 10 pm
Sunday from 1 - 10 pm

The cost will change to $1.25 per hour.

legacy circle 
The Legacy Circle honors those who have donated to the endowment fund in their last requests. Please join them and include All Souls in your Estate Plan. Contact your financial advisor or attorney to set up the paperwork.


l istening circles
12 - 1:15 pm on Sunday, 1/5 and Sunday, 2/2, come share feelings and be deeply heard. Basic agreements: respect, confidentiality, brevity, and kindness.To ensure everyone gets a turn, a "talking piece" is used. No sign-up, just show up. For more information, contact Karla Crescenta.


art/hobby club
Artists & Hobbyists come join our group.  This gathering is meant to be friendly, relaxed, fun, and of course...creative!  Bring in your favorite art supplies or hobbies and a brown bag lunch.  2nd & 4th Thursdays at ASUUC.  Creative time will be from 10 - 11:30 am, followed by a social lunch.  Please email Pam Brown  with your contact information (name and phone number) if you are interested.


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.
REreligious exploration
  
"integrity"  
Our church-wide theme for January is "integrity."  We'll be exploring this in RE by focusing on being true to ourselves and what that means.  "Soulful Home," your parent home packet, has gone out.  If you haven't received it and your child is registered for RE, please email Beth for a copy.  If you'd like a copy and your child is NOT registered, please fill out a registration form for RE (located on the RE table in the small hall) and you'll be added to the parent list.  This packet is a great way to take our monthly theme outside the church and truly integrate "integrity" with the whole family.  

ice skating
  
The first Sunday in January, we'll be having our annual Fire and Ice service. Kindergartners through high school, and any adults that prefer ICE to FIRE, are invited to take a walking field trip during Sunday School to the Ice Skating Rink in Acacia Park. Be sure to dress warmly and bring hats and gloves. The forecast is predicting a high of 32 this Sunday, so please bundle up your children if they're attending the Ice service!  We will leave the church at 10:30 am and will walk to the park. Our supervision ends at 12:15 pm, so please pick up your kids a the rink by that time. We will serve hot chocolate and yummy cookies. A suggested donation of $5 will gladly be accepted. Nursery and Pre-K will be available at the church. Any child that prefers fire to ice is welcome to stay and join in the service. We still need a few assistants to help out with this day! Please  email Beth  if you'd like to join the ICE crew. Ice skating is NOT required for chaperones.

shout outs
A huge thank you to Jeff Wolin for performing the Song for All Ages and sharing amazing Hanukkah traditions with our RE kids this past Sunday!  We all had so much fun honoring this Jewish holiday!


volunteers  
We still need some RE volunteer slots filled for January! If you have expressed interest in volunteering with RE, please check your email for the sign-up genius link or click here and consider signing up for help out in RE next month! The NEW sign-up genius link for February and March has been sent to RE Volunteers.  Please check your email inbox or click here.  We can't make RE happen without YOU!  Any size commitment to RE is greatly appreciated.
 
owl (our whole lives) program
OWL is currently taking registrations for K-2nd grade students.  Classes will take place 9 - 10:15 am at All Souls on Sundays, before church, with a mandatory parent orientation 9 - 10:15 am on 1/12. Classes will run 1/19 through 2/23 and tuition will be on a sliding scale. To register, and for more info, head to www.asuuc.net/OWL. We're also looking for scholarship donors for families in need! If you'd like to donate tuition for a family, please email OWL. If you're interested in potentially becoming an OWL facilitator, please also email OWL.
children children
 
Last Sunday we had our Team Game Day!  We began with a UU Food Ceremony for a Great New Year adding different foods to renew our vows to our 7 principles as we enter 2020.  We then played many variations of the dreidel game to honor Hanukkah and sang the dreidel song adding some of our own verses including a Baby Yoga verse.  Each child to their own bag of the UU ceremony food to take home, a prize for Game Day, and chocolate coins from the dreidel game!  It was a fun and delicious day in RE!


Next week K-12 will be taking our annual walking field trip to Acacia Park's Ice Skating Rink (see information above in RE section for more details).  Please dress warm as the forecast is predicting COLD temps with a high of 32 on Sunday.
youthyouth

yruu youth group  
Last Sunday we had our Team Game Day!  We began with a UU Food Ceremony for a Great New Year adding different foods to renew our vows to our 7 principles as we enter 2020.  We then played many variations of the dreidel game to honor Hanukkah and sang the dreidel song adding some of our own verses including a Baby Yoga verse.  Each child to their own bag of the UU ceremony food to take home, a prize for Game Day, and chocolate coins from the dreidel game!  It was a fun and delicious day in RE!


Next week K-12 will be taking our annual walking field trip to Acacia Park's Ice Skating Rink (see information above in RE section for more details).  Please dress warm as the forecast is predicting COLD temps with a high of 32 on Sunday.
joysjoys & concerns

joys
Barb Kohlhaas expressed that she is excited that All Souls is starting a discussion group for the book "Waking Up White!"
 
concerns
None to report this week.
 
 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! 
 
1/9, 6 - 8 pm, corner of Zephyr Dr. & Union Blvd., " ┬íConfront La Migra Where They Live!" The Colorado Springs Coalition for Sanctuary Now and supporters are joining state-wide efforts to raise the level of confrontation against La Migra (ICE) and their collaborators by showing up en masse, disrupting their daily lives, and revealing the daily injustices they commit against the immigrant community to their neighbors. Next on the list is the Centurion Group's President and CEO Oscar Valdez, who has made an $18 million profit from property maintenance contracts with ICE, and keeps their deportation machine running. By providing services to ICE, the Centurion Group is complicit in the human rights abuses that are being committed against undocumented immigrants being held in the same facilities they upkeep. 
 

1/11, 9 am - 3 pm, at ASUUC, "RAWpower Workshop - Non-Violence for Sticky Situations." As part of RAWtools' War No More programming this workshop will offer empowering tools for volatile situations. Bystander intervention, tools for transformation, as well as stories and case studies putting these practices to work. Led by Mary Sprunger-Froese, current RAWtools Artist in Residence, Mary has been leading and advocating nonviolence practice in the Pikes Peak region for 30+ years. Free and open to the public. Bring your own brown bag lunch. RSVP required by 1/7 to artistinresidence@rawtools.org or 719-471-3405.
 
  
community community 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!

 
free medical care & prescriptions
People sometimes face the stark choice between food and medicine. As costs of prescription drugs continue to rise and the numbers of uninsured continue to rise, providing a source for life-saving prescription drugs becomes critical. In Colorado's El Paso & Teller Counties, Open Bible Medical Clinic & Pharmacy also serves as a  Community Pharmacy dispensing free prescription medication to our neighbors who are uninsured. Residents of the county can qualify for our services if they are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 10 am - 2 pm every Thursday and 9 am - 1 pm every Saturday.  
 
free legal advice
Ask-a-lawyer, 1/11, 10 am until noon, Imagination Celebration.  Come to the Imagination Celebration Space at 750 Citadel Drive East on the second Saturday of every month between 10 am and 12 pm to speak with a volunteer attorney.  You can get legal questions answered and receive basic legal advice and guidance - for free!  This service is hosted by The Justice Center .

liquid motion
Suset Marcantoni is offering liquid motion classes for $15 every Friday at the church from 4 - 5 pm. 10% of the proceeds will go right back to All Souls UU Church. Liquid Motion is an open level class that utilizes elements of fitness, conditioning exercises, sensual movement, and dance theory to provide a total mind and body movement experience. *Spots must be reserved beforehand through payment using Facebook messenger or PayPal. Contact  Susetfor more info.

all souls board of trustees

Wendy Mike, President
Justin Lincoln, Vice President
Jim Michali, Treasurer
Kathleen Brannan, Secretary
Judie McMath, Past President
Terry Schultz, Member-at-Large 
Sarah Bethke, Member-at-Large
 Evony McKenna, Member-at-Large
Jay Hatfield, Member-at-Large
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