Love In Action
March 18, 2020
All events are open and drop-ins are welcome, unless otherwise stated. If no contact person is listed, call or email the office with questions.
Sunday, March 22
The Miracle of Relationships: An Experience on Death Row
We invite you to join us in worship virtually, for a second Sunday. This week we will be watching a service from the Church of the Larger Fellowship on the richness of relationship. Having good boundaries in relationships is a healthy practice, but sometimes when we let our guard down and are truly pr esent in our relational exchanges, miracles can happen. The service will be available on our homepage on Sunday morning at allsoulsindy.org . Additionally, it is available here , and a place for the offertor y is available here.
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Virtual Programming
Show and Tell Storytime. 1pm, Friday, March 20.
Join us on Zoom! We'll have Show and Tell, and Sarah will read Dear Juno , by Soyung Pak. The book centers on Juno, a Korean-American boy, who cannot read the letter he receives from his grandmother in Seoul. He decides to send her a similar letter. RSVP to families@allsoulsindy.org receive the Zoom link!
Virtual Coffee Hour, Sunday, March 22, 11:30am
It can be easy to feel disconnected and alone in this time of social distancing. Please join us for our virtual coffee hour through Zoom. This will be an informal, unstructured time to talk about whatever is one your mind. What is helping you feel fed during this time? What sources of strength are you discovering? You will be able to join us via this link: https://zoom.us/j/410488129 .

Twilight Zone Tuesdays!
Middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults are invited to join us for Twilight Zone Tuesdays! Rod Serling, a Unitarian, used his science-fiction TV show to explore thorny ethical topics. Each week at 12pm, we'll share lunch and discuss an episode on Zoom! 

3/24 The Obsolete Man
3/31 Four O'Clock
4/7 The Brain Center at Whipple's

These episodes are available streaming on Netflix, hulu, and Amazon Prime, and can be purchased for $1.99 per episode on various other platforms. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link families@allsoulsindy.org !

Meditative writing and reflection Zoom Circle. Sunday, March 29, 10:15am
If this time of isolation has you feeling more reflective and invested in your interior life, you are not alone. Join us for a Zoom reflections circle. We will be using an exercise from Karen Herring's book "Writing to Wake the Soul", and starting to think about what it means to be welcomed and feel at-home. RSVP to programs@allsoulsindy.org to r eceive the writing/reflection prompt and Zoom link in your email and then join us via Zoom to share and hear others' thoughts.
UU The Vote Interest Zoom Meeting, March 29, 12:30pm
UU the vote is put out by the Mid-America region, and our UUA to try to foster more voter engagement this cycle. To RSVP emai l programs@allsoulsindy.org.
The March Intergenerational Book Groups Are Moving to Zoom!
Kids Ink, our local indie bookstore, is offering free delivery within a 10 mile radius of the store, or back door pickup. Both books are available in paperback; please let Sarah Cannon ( families@allsoulsindy.org ) know if your family needs help getting your hands on a copy! Children, youth, and adults are all welcome to join. Please RSVP to ( families@allsoulsindy.org ) to receive the Zoom link!

George , by Alex Gino
March 29, 9:30am.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part. . . because she’s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte—but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. George won the Stonewall Award for LGBTQIA+ representation in children’s literature in 2016.
Dear Martin , By Nic Stone
April 5, 11:45am

Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find ou t.
Events
Tree Blessing and Potluck Lunch will be rescheduled.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has postponed all plantings for the month. Stay tuned for the new date. Direct questions to programs@allsoulsindy.org .
Rummage Sale. April 24 and 25.
Please begin saving donations for the sale. Electronics, furniture, kitchen items all sell especially well. We will also accept tools, books and puzzles in good condition. Please hold on to your donations for now. We also need volunteers to help with all aspects of the sale. We will be prepping April 20-23. Contact Diane O'Brien at 317-753-4371, or dianeob95@gmail.com with questions or to arrange large item pick up.

Narcan Training, April 11, 10am, Beattie Room.
All Souls and the Marion County Public Health Department will be hosting a Narcan Training with information about the opioid epidemic and how to administer Narcan during an overdose. All are welcome. Trainees under 18 need a parent to accompany them. Rsvp to programs@allsoulsindy.org .

“Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome”Theatre Performance. Thursday, April 23, 7-9pm, JCC
The hour-long performance explores a variety of aspects of what it means to be transgender in America in 2019. In a culture where transgender lives are routinely made invisible, this is at once one twenty-something genderqueer person’s story and the story of so many others. $10 a person, RSVP to  programs@allsoulsindy.org or to inquire about financial aid. Special group pricing if we get 10 people.
Announcements
Seed Sale Fundraiser
Are these warm days pulling you toward the garden? Get your seeds here at All Souls, through the Fedco cooperative seed and garden supply company!  You can order organic seeds ,   or conventional (for a slightly lower cost) . We receive a portion of the proceeds, which we'll earmark for supplies for the children's garden and community garden here at All Souls. Anyone can order, so please share these forms with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers! Orders are due March 31st, and the more seeds we sell, the more supplies we'll be able to procure, including child-sized tools! Paper copies of order forms available in the church office. Contact families@allsoulsindy.org with questions.
SCRIP Card Orders
An order for SCRIP gift cards will be placed on March 9, and the cards will be available for purchase or pickup beginning on March 15. If you have specific cards you would like to purchase to help All Souls, please e-mail Sandy Reiberg at  sandyrei@aol.com . Order sheets will be available in the Social Hall. Sandy is planning to have online order sheets soon.    
EMBRACE THE LOVE
It is not too late to turn in an online pledge card. All Souls is more than a building. We are a living, breathing community, and your contribution helps keep us thriving. Click here to fill out an online pledge card.  
General Assembly Registration now Open
General Assembly is the annual national gathering of Unitarian Universalists. Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience. The theme is  Rooted, Inspired, & Ready!   Registe r by March 15 for the lowest rates. Congregant scholarships available. Contact Helen Dwyer at hdwyer1492@msn.com . Discount housing registration has opened and goes fast, click here for information.
Regional Assembly 2020, April 18, Rockford, IL.
Info and registration here.   All Souls congregants who would like to go can apply for scholarships; contact Helen Dwyer at hdwyer1492@msn.com .
Diversity and Inclusion Team
Interested in social justice? Consider joining the Diversity and Inclusion Team. This will be a committed team of people who partner with community groups like Faith in Indiana, and Indy Pride to work for justice and equality. Email ( programs@allsoulsindy.org ).  
All Souls Feedback Procedure
All Souls Unitarian Church is guided by the seven UU principles including our belief in mutual respect and democratic process. Thus, we strive to respond to serious concerns with an interest in resolving them as well as possible to the satisfaction of all parties. Concerns should be communicated to the senior minister or the president of the Board of Trustees. Feedback and suggestions can also be submitted on the connection cards.
A concern usually falls into one of three categories:
1.       Preference: A member wishes for a change in some aspect of congregational life, such as choices of music, decorations, publications, religious education curricula and sermons. Some of these choices are steered by policy governance, but other choices may be influenced by member input. At the least, personal preferences will be acknowledged, and, pending similar input from multiple members, may lead to changes in the indicated aspect of congregational life.
2.      Performance: A member provides input about a shortcoming in staff, key volunteer, or ministerial performance of duties, such as not replying to an e-mail in a timely manner, lapsing in attendance at committee meetings, exerting too little initiative in pursuing a social justice project, or not exercising due diligence in studying a problem before making a decision.
3.      Policy: A member or group brings to the attention of the appropriate person that they think there has been a violation of board governance policy, non-compliance with government regulations, or failure to report something essential to the Board.
All Souls will provide regular reminders (in “In the Know” and through other communications) of the way to submit a concern or suggestion. Confidentiality will be respected, especially concerning personnel issues or possible criminal behavior.
The full procedure can be found on our website here .
Words from Our Director of Community and Children's Programming
All of our wonderful families are in my heart this week as we adjust to being home and slowly feel out our "new normal." I hope that each of us will make time each day to let the sunshine into our homes, step outdoors to take a breath of fresh air, and reach out to someone by phone, email, or social media to maintain the connections that buoy us during tough times. I've also decided to learn a new skill, so I can share it when we're together at church again. I'm going to learn to crochet! Who knows, I might even keep you updated on my progress. Please reach out to me if you need to talk, and join me for Zoom programming so I can see your beloved faces on my screen!
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
Longtime member Irene Baird's 95th birthday is today Wednesday, March 18! With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, Irene is restricted from visiting friends. If you can send Irene a birthday card, even if you don’t know her, it would mean so much. She still feels a real connection to All Souls. Irene’s mailing address is:
 
Irene Baird
11050 Presbyterian Drive, #4105
Indianapolis, IN 46236

If you would like our community to hold a deep sorrow or joy of yours, or to share with us a significant update in your life, please email Shelley Carver.
Publication Deadlines
For events happening in the next 7-10 days, submit your notice for the Wednesday In the Know E-mail Blast by Sunday 5pm to weekly@allsoulsindy.org

For announcements and events happening in the current month, submit your notice for the Sunday's OOS Insert by Tuesday. 12pm to weekly@allsoulsindy.org