All Souls Unitarian Universalist E-Letter
August 8, 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
 
8/04 ~ prayer: the language of the heart  
In 1955, Rev. A. Powell Davies, the minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC published (via Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy) a book of prayers. Those prayers are about as close to a Psalter as the Unitarian Universalists have (imho!). In his foreword, Powell Davies writes: The closer pray is to life, the less likely is it that what is expressed at one time will be consistent with what is expressed at others. And it is to life above all that prayers should stay close...Prayer should arise from whatever we really feel, directed towards mastery of our lives through growing insight and guided by our moral nature....It is the language of the heart, akin to poetry...Prayer goes on where other language leaves off: it has to do with what is least known and yet most deeply felt.
 
Join Rev. Roger Butts as we explore prayer as devotional tool, together.
 
Rev. Roger Butts is Affiliated Community Minister at All Souls in Colorado Spring, an Associate Minister at Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, and a Staff Chaplain at Penrose St. Francis Health Services. His essay, Carl Scovel Saved My Life appeared last year in Testimony (Skinner House Books) and two of his prayers: "I long for you God" and "After Psalm 119" are slated to appear in an anthology that is appearing later this year or early next year.
 
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thank you!
A huge thank you to Beth Green for stepping up and volunteering to join Tamsin Cowdery as co-editor of the eletter!

sustainable living group in search of co-organizer
Our Sustainable Living Affinity Group is currently in search of one or two co-organizer/s to work with Rosie Love. Duties include planning the year's topics, helping plan a few workshops, and attending the monthly meetings: first Sunday of the month at noon in the Small Hall, September through May. Please contact Rosie at if interested! Thank you kindly!

newcomer potluck 8/9
The Newcomer Potluck will be held Friday 8/9 at 6 pm. All members are welcome. This is a great time for all members, new and experienced, to come together for some fellowship and good food. If you are a current member, please bring a dish to share. Please email Lyne Hannan with any questions.

can you help a member?
Jackie Johnson needs a little help. She is looking for a place to live, preferably with a roommate. She describes herself as a "single, responsible, employed, non-smoking woman with no pets; respectful of others." She also says she can't afford to live alone. If you can help Jackie out, you can contact her on her phone at 308-631-0710.
 
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
 
shout out  
Thank you to Sherri Bristol for her donation of a Zentangle book, teen coloring books and a storybook for all ages - all very welcome additions to our RE program! 
 
lend a hand? 
We are looking for an assistant to help out with our Guest in the Classroom program on 8/18. Nothing to do or prepare, just show up and lend a helping hand. Linda Rossetti will be sharing her passion of making mosaics from broken pottery - talk about upcycling! Let Laurie know if you are the one
 
superheroes wanted! 
Be a superhero and volunteer in RE for in the fall! Just add your name and email address to the sign-up sheet on the clipboard at the RE Table and I will send you a Sign-Up Genius in August so you can pick the topic and dates that work best for you.   Any size commitment is welcome. Experience not required. Everything provided. Various positions available. Join us, won't you, and help grow souls while having fun!
 
dre schedule
Laurie will be off 6/16-7/31. The RE summer programming schedule is posted on her office door and the RE bulletin board. Please contact Rev. Nori or A.B. if questions arise during her absence. 
children children 
 
last sunday 
Our Guest in the Classroom last Sunday was Emily Walen, assisted by Cathy Mathews. Emily showed us how to celebrate the temporary with fleeting artwork made from beautiful fresh flowers and leaves. The kids enjoyed expressing their creativity and were able to relate this art project to several of our UU Principles. Thank you Emily and Cathy! 
 
8/11 
Today will be an intergenerational service.  Children and youth are invited to join us in service. There is no RE or
Youth Group but nursery/PreK care is available. Their sign-up sheets will be downstairs. We have purple Doodle Boxes in the Great Hall for those that like to keep their hands busy.
 
8/18
Our guest, Linda Rossetti, has an interesting hobby. She like to make mosaics art projects from broken pottery pieces. What a great and fun way to recycle AND make beautiful art! 
  
youthyouth

yruu youth group 
Our Youth Group is on summer hiatus. Many of our youth have plans for the summer and I wish you safe and fun adventures. We hope that you will join us in RE for our Guest in the Classroom summer programming as others share their passion. Come to participate or to assist - your choice!   
 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!
 
8/10, 8am-3:30pm, at Barr Trail, " Trail Maintenance on Barr Trail." Sign-up to volunteer with Friends of the Peak and be an elemental steward of Pikes Peak.  With a little help from our "Friends," FotP will build and maintain trails, close social trails, and restore eroded areas. All interested volunteers must fill out the official FotP registration and waiver forms by clicking here. Note that this is an ongoing, periodic event, so you can sign up for future dates as well.
 
***new event***  
8/11, 1-2pm, at 8451 Chancellor Dr., 80920, "March For Our Lives Pre-School Ice-Cream Social." Follow up on what's been accomplished and new goals for the school year. New members more than welcome. Everyone, please bring your favorite ice-cream topping. (remember to submit your school safety here).
 
***new event***
8/19, 6:30-8pm, at Jack Quinn's Irish Pub & Restaurant, "Clean Energy Happy Hour." Join the local Beyond Coal team for a Clean Energy Happy Hour event to provide a brief overview of how to be a clean energy advocate in Colorado Springs EIRP process.
Scott Harvey from CSU's Utilities Policy Advisory Committee will be joining us to share information and answer questions about the process! Then join us on Wednesday August 28th for the EIRP Public Workshop and submit your public comment! RSVP here so they have ahead count.
 
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!
 

  11th annual colorado springs powwow
10am-6pm on Saturday, 8/10, at Norris Penrose Event Center. Doors open at 9:30am. Grand Entry is at 11am. General admission is $5, dancers and children 12 and under are free! This event is a celebration of Native culture and features Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, a children's activities area, Native vendors and delicious Native food and much, much more! Natives, non-Natives, people of all ages and from all tribes are welcome. Join us for a fun-filled and exciting day! Donations of non-perishable food to feed the hungry are greatly appreciated. 
 
music on the mesa: davina & the vagabonds 
 
Check out Davina & the Vagabonds 4-7pm on Saturday, 8/10. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. Davina & the Vagabonds are so much more than just a blues act, DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina's voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don't suffice. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends. It's FREE to attend and there is plenty of free parking. Delicious food and unique craft vendors will be on site each week. With a festival atmosphere, there is something for the whole family. A portion of all vendor proceeds from this year's concert series benefit Rocky Mountain PBS.
joys joys & concerns
 
joys
In the Kemetic tradition (which is the faith of ancient Egypt) today (Sunday, August 4) is "wep renpet", or New Year's Day. So I just wanted to wish every here life, prosperity, and health, as well as love, in the coming year. -- Angel

We will celebrate my dad's 103rd birthday on August 18th (real birthday August 21st). -- Kathleen B.
 
concerns
My dad, Charles Brannan, fell on 8/4 (nothing broken, YAY!), but his heart and kidneys are in process of failing. He is in good spirits and regaling the nursing staff at the hospital with his stories.  He amazes all who meet him. He will return to his assisted living in the next day or two. -- Kathleen B.
all souls board of trustees

Wendy Mike, President
Vacant, 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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