All Souls Unitarian Universalist E-Letter
March 7, 2019
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
 
spring forward! 
Reminder: this Sunday Daylight Savings Time starts. Please spring forward!  You'll lose an hour of sleep but come to church for energizing community. Yawning is allowed. 
 
3/10 ~it's a bird! it's a plane! it's... 
No, it's not Superman, but in this service auction win, Scott and Gay Harrison have asked Rev. Rost to speak on the spiritual lessons super heroes can teach us. So join us as Rev. Rost explores spiritual themes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what they can teach us mere mortals.
 
Click here to see upcoming service themes. 
asnews all souls news

update: cc arena workshop #2 postponed!
The second public workshop for CC's proposed Arena project, which was originally planned for this Saturday, 3/2, has been postponed until 3/23 from 10:30 to noon. It will be held at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Check out CC's project website for more info. Plans for the after-meeting community session at ASUUC are in the works. Stay tuned for information.

2019-20 stewardship drive is underway!
Many thanks to those of you who have already completed their 2019-20 pledge forms. 
We heartily encourage all of our members and friends to be part of this stewardship campaign. To get started, visit the Stewardship web page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and read the What Is Stewardship? section. Think about what All Souls means to you and how you can individually support our collective mission. If you're ready to pledge for 2019-20, you can do it in any of these five ways: 1) use our online pledge form on the Stewardship page, 2) fill out a paper form at church before or after Sunday service, 3) stop by the church office during office hours to get a form, 4) contact Stewardship Drive Chair Rick Schwarz to arrange to make your pledge, or 5) come to the next Stewardship Dinner (see below).

art club 3/14 
Fellow artists, come join our group! This gathering is meant to be friendly, relaxed, fun, and of course...creative. Bring in your favorite art supplies and a brown bag lunch. 2nd & 4th Thursdays at ASUUC. Creative time is 10am-11:30am, followed by a social lunch. Please email Pam Brown with your contact information (name and phone number) if you are interested. 
   
toiletry donations needed 
Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is looking for donations for small gift bags as well as a couple of door-prize items to go to survivors attending a healing retreat this spring. Toiletry items, especially toothbrushes, are appreciated. Donations must be received by 3/30. Contact Rosie Love for more information and to submit donations. Thank you! 

hoop it up!
Suset Marcantoni will be teaching a hula hoop class to all levels of hoopers starting Friday, 3/15 at ASUUC. The class will run each Friday from 5:30-6:30pm. In recent years hooping has become popularized as a fitness regimen which can build strength, balance, and flexibility, while burning calories and building cardiovascular strength. A study by the American Council on Exercise found that a thirty-minute hooping workout can burn around 200 calories. All ages welcome, no experience needed. If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Classes will be limited to the first ten (10) people to sign up. Hoops are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The class is free, though donations are gladly accepted with 50% going to the cost of materials and the other 50% going to All Souls UU Church. Click here to RSVP
 
domestic violence and sexual assault women's support group
Connecting with fellow survivors and having a safe place to release emotion and share our stories can be an essential part of healing from domestic and/or sexual violence. All Souls is providing a safe space for a secular women's survivor support group 6-7pm every third Thursday of the month in the Small Hall. If you are interested in attending, please email ASUUC member Rosie Love to be put on the attending list. Given the sensitive nature of this group and for the safety of our survivors, the church will be locked and attendees will only be permitted entry if they are on the attending list.
  
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

drive ends 3/17
As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of everyone. Our youth group asks that you please join them in supporting our neighbors in need. You can help by donating socks and menstruation products such as pads and tampons. Why socks and menstruation products? This drive focuses on items that can benefit people in many ways: by fulfilling a need that often goes overlooked, by helping to give people the dignity they deserve, by offering items that can make people feel better about themselves, and by preventing health issues associated with dirty, wet, or worn out socks & Toxic Shock Syndrome. Look for the donation box in the Small Hall. You can also donate cash (see Laurie or A.B.) or purchase these items from Amazon and have them sent to us directly. Please reach out to Laurie with any questions.

hot diggity dog
Plan on joining us for a fundraising lunch on 3/17 after service at 11:30am in the Small Hall. All proceeds benefit the All Souls Youth Group community service drive providing socks and menstruation products to our neighbors in need. Enjoy a ballpark lunch of a hotdog, chips and a drink for only $5 and feel the satisfaction of helping others by enjoying a fun lunch provided by our teens.

bring it!
Bring your open mind, loving heart and helping hands to RE. Check out our Sign-Up Genius for RE's 2nd semester. Any size commitment is welcome. Experience not required. Everything provided. Various positions available. Make a difference and join in the fun! Contact Laurie with any questions.
 
re registration 
It is never too late to register for Religious Exploration (RE) at All Souls. Just check out our on-line registration. We ask that you fill out a new registration form EACH year. Please register your kids (babies through youth group) now so we can better plan, be informed, and keep you updated. There is no charge to register. 
children children 
 
last sunday
Last Sunday was an intergenerational service. Snow did not deter some folks as they celebrated Fat Sunday together!   
 
3/10
Have you ever observed an animal showing another animal or a person compassion? How we can show kindness for all of the living beings in the interdependent web of all life? Explore these ideas with us as we look at Kindness in Nature in our Air Element class. Where do your clothes and food come from? Come dig a little deeper as we examine why some people think they are better than others as we look into Making Visible the Invisible in our Fire Element class. 
 
3/17
We continue to explore Being UU with World of Wonder in our Air Element class and Windows and Mirrors in our Fire Element class. 
youthyouth

yruu youth group
You have all done a WONDERFUL job on our community service drive! This Sunday, 3/10, we will be planning the lunch fundraiser for the congregation we are holding on 3/17. Come lend a hand and let's finish this drive up B-I-G! 
 
7th-9th grade owl
Our next class is 3/10 with a session entitled Communicating with a Sexual Partner. Parents and youth, please save 3/17 which is our last OWL class and plan on attending our OWL Completion Celebration and potluck at 1pm. Regrets only to Laurie. Please note that kids still have OWL class that day starting at noon. 
 
summer uu youth camps
QUUest Camp (rising 9th graders to 12th grade graduates) and Spirit QUUest (rising 6th to rising 8th graders) is back and early registration is open through St. Patrick's Day! QUUest and Spirit QUUest are Unitarian Universalist summer camp immersion experiences for youth. Youth learn about community, spirituality, justice, equality, and also have a ton of fun! The camp will be held at La Foret, 6/30-7/6. Registration cost is $650, $625 if registered by 3/17. $50 sibling discount for each additional child from the same family. Payment plans available, $100 deposit required. If you need financial assistance to attend, please complete Youth Scholarship Application by 4/30 (link available on registration page). Use the links for more information or to register for QUUest or Spirit QUUest.
 
all souls youth con 
Registration is now open for our All Souls Youth Con being held here at All Souls from 4pm on 4/6 through 11:45am on 4/7. The evening will include Yoga as a Spiritual Practice with Beth Green, walking down to Rasta Pasta for dinner and a candlelight service with Rev. Nori followed by a Q&A. The cost is $30. Scholarships are available. Registration ends 3/24. Please contact Laurie to reserve your spot!
 activismlocal 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!
 
Ongoing, at Colorado Springs Rescue Mission, blankets needed. If you would like to donate a blanket, quilt, comforter or throw, it would be much appreciated at the shelters. Besides individual people donating, a sewing or needlework group could also help. Sometimes the shelter sends along a blanket when a homeless person leaves, and they are also given out to those turned away due to lack of bed space. if you have a heart to help a person be warm, please consider donating a new or gently used blanket.
 
The Rescue Mission has a donation warehouse one block west of their campus at 111 West Las Vegas Street. Suggested times are weekdays from 9:30am-4:30pm and Saturday from 9-11am. The Salvation Army accepts donations at their R.J. Montgomery Center, 709 South Sierra Madre Street, near Cimarron, behind the power plant. Best time to donate there is 9am-12pm on weekdays.

***new event***
3/23 & 3/24, 9am-4pm, at Mitchell High School, " Spring Sustainability Expo 2019 ." A weekend event of shopping, games, prizes, pet adoptions, an international cat show, and seminars on sustainability topics.
 
***new event***
3/23, 5:30-7:30pm, at Beth-El Mennonite Church, "Beating Guns Book Tour COS." Hosted by RAWtools.
 
***new event***
 3/30 & 3/31, in Denver, "Promise to Protect Training."
Last year the UUA, UU Ministry for Earth, and many UUs made a promise. We pledged ourselves as partners to the Promise to Protect campaign to join indigenous leaders, rural communities, and climate justice organizers to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Our faith calls us to heal our relationship with the earth through action.
On February 19th, the campaign launched the Promise to Protect Training Tour in response to state authorities in Nebraska - backed by the Trump administration and the fossil fuel industry - granting TransCanada the final permit they need to start construction. The campaign coalition states: "Every day for the last several years we've stopped TransCanada and kept tar sands in the ground. We're going to keep stopping them."
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!
 
suicide prevention connection group
No cost support group every Monday for adults who have had thoughts or actions towards suicide. No registration needed, just show up at 7pm. Group lasts one hour. Hosted by Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention.
 
drepung gomang tibetan monks
Mark your calendars! The Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks are returning to Colorado Springs with their 2019 tour of art, prayer, food and compassion. They will be at Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies from 3/5 to 3/11. 
 
 
understanding immigration: a free course
Immigration is a rich, complex topic that is front and center in public debates. How much do you know about this subject?
  How much would you like to know about immigration today? If what you're really looking for is a shortcut study guide to immigration based on data from the Pew Research Center, there's an email course available to you. Best of all, it's free! After you sign up, you'll get an email every few days over the course of a couple weeks. To register, click here.
 
from the marian house website
"The Marian House Soup Kitchen offers hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year to anyone who comes to our doors, free of charge. Meals are nutritionally balanced as we recognize that for many of those we serve, this is their only meal of the day. Since 1985, the Marian House Soup Kitchen has been serving people who are hungry in downtown Colorado Springs. On average, the Soup Kitchen serves 600 meals per day. Guests include struggling families, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, unsupported teens, and those who are homeless. Only about a third of our guests are homeless."
joys joys & concerns
 
joys
None to share this week

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

Judie McMath, President
Wendy Mike, Vice-President
Gary Harrison, Treasurer
Kate Harrison, Secretary
Rick Schwarz, Past President
Terry Schultz, Member-at-Large 
Bruce Leeson, Member-at-Large
Jim Michali, Member-at-Large
Shawn Yasutake, Member-at-Large
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