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Love In Action

May 11, 2023

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.

Upcoming Service: Sunday at 10:30am

The World's on Fire and Still We Fall in Love

Join the Rev. Katie, Worship Team and students from the Prison Abolition Course as we explore sin, redemption, abolition, injustice and love.

Join us for Adult forum this Sunday at 9:30 am in the Beattie room! Congregants who attended the abolition class this semester will be sharing their learnings and experiences from the class

Find out what's up at All Souls.

What's Next in Faith Formation!

May 14th: 9:30-10:15am

Soul Matters

10:30-11:30am Sunday Service

12:00-1:00pm K-1 OWL Celebration

May 21: 9:30-10:15am Multigen Makerspace

10:30-11:30am Sunday Service

12:00- 1:00pm Families' Feedback Session

May 28: 9:30-10:15am Multigen Makerspace Garden Day

10:30-11:30am Sunday Worship

11:30-1:00pm Hike & Picnic Lunch

Worship Time Change is Coming: 10:00am beginning July 2

All Souls is making some changes to our Sunday morning programming beginning this summer. Acting with careful consideration of the needs of parents, children, adults and the important gleanings from our FaithX data, we will make a shift to 10 am worship services starting July 2nd. 

The new Sunday schedule will look like this:

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Worship Service
  • 11:00-11:30 am - Coffee Hour
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Faith Formation for All Ages

Our goal is to make faith formation accessible to everyone on a day when you are already at church. This means that on any given Sunday, you might be able to choose from a volunteer activity, a meditation class, an adult forum, a makerspace activity, a special ritual, a justice event, or any myriad of activities to nurture your body, mind or spirit. Faith formation classes for children and youth will occur at the same time.

Knowledge of our congregational needs and the data from FaithX show that it is important for us to provide food and childcare at church events, and we have budgeted for this in 2023-24. More details about how we will be providing food at Coffee Hour will be forthcoming. If you have questions please reach out to and

Don't forget to check Covid Act Now Marion County! Before coming to church activities.

Please reference our COVID policy for our guidelines. Inclement Weather policy. Check it out here.

How to Submit to In The Know! Do you have a submission you want included or publicized in In The Know? We are pivoting to collecting all submissions via google form. Click here to submit your info. 

Upcoming Events

Public Worship, May 11, 8pm-each year DRUUMM hosts a service that is open to all. As our ministry and membership grows, this special event is also our major fundraiser to support our pastoral care, community organizing, and antiracism work. The offering, and sponsorships, are invested in our People of Color programs and support our core staff. You are an important part of our community. We hope you will join us and share the word with your networks. We invite you to join us for: Shine On Beautiful & Resilient People, featuring a festival of Black and Brown joy and resilience through original works of music and preaching.

Musical director Amanda Thomas and guest minister Rev. Katie Romano Griffin are joined by gifted black and brown colleagues from across UU-verse to help bring some shine to your day including The Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper, Nasreen Khan, and Cassie Montenegro. We will feature original works of music, prayer, and poetry. Rsvp to :

May 17 Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 - 9:00 pm, in-person in the Beattie Room

Our May board meeting will be held in-person only on Wednesday, May 17.  Members and friends are welcome to attend the public session.  The agenda and meeting details can be found HERE and on our Governance webpage

Join Second Helpings for a screening of the new WFYI documentary The Working Hungry, on Thursday, May 18, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

The documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion about food insecurity and hunger in our community. Learn more and RSVP at

On May 21 (NEW DATE!) after the Sunday service, we'll host our annual multigenerational feedback session and pitch-in lunch

Join us on May 21st in the Beattie Room from 12:00 to 1:00pm for our annual faith formation feedback meeting and pitch-in lunch! This is the third year we've held space for children, youth, their families, volunteers, and faith formation staff to reflect together on what we loved doing and what we'd like to do more of. It's an essential piece of our program planning, so we hope to see you there!

The Indianapolis Women's Chorus Spring concerts are coming up on May 20 and May 21.

IWC will present music celebrating seeds, fruits, flourishing, and kinship, as part of our theme this year of Roots and Branches. The program is full of an exciting and soul-filling variety of music, featuring the work of living composers — including from Indiana and our very own community! Details at

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 7:30 pm & Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3pm

Location: University of Indianapolis - Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Pay as you can options, large print programs or song lyrics, as well as special seating are available upon request. Email us at to make any of these arrangements.

Join us on May 28 for an all-ages hike and picnic at Skiles test park directly after church (5 min drive away). We will walk a short distance and then set up our lunching spot. Please bring a bagged lunch or picnic basket for your group, and a blanket to sit on. If you are able to bring something to share as well, it would be appreciated. To rsvp attendance email Nasreen at

Worship Associates Retreat and Pitch-in Brunch on Saturday, June 3

Please consider joining the Worship Associates for a 2-hour retreat and pitch-in brunch on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. If you are interested in helping with Sunday worship services, join our group at Crystal Francis’ home on the east side. We will be talking about why we volunteer to be worship assistants and what we value in the member reflections that are given each Sunday. RSVP to Crystal at (317) 357-4230 or by Friday, June 2, 2023 at noon.

Join us for an Open Questions Town Hall

Sunday, June 4, noon - 1:30 pm (light lunch provided)

In person only

On Sunday, June 4, we will be doing our Open Questions exploration for the second year. This is a process the Board of Trustees is utilizing to have congregation-wide discussions about what is important to us; the knowledge we gain from these discussions informs our annual Vision of Ministry. Read the full announcement at

Save the Date and Save Lives! All Souls Blood Drive June 18

Every donation is needed to meet the high demand from hospitals in our community. You can make a difference! Make an appointment to donate. The blood mobile will be in the church parking lot on Sunday, June 18 from 9:00-11:00am.

All Souls Indy is on Social Media! Follow our Facebook page here and our Instagram @allsoulsindy. Read our Blogs here, and keep up on events at our homepage.

Our Covid Safety Policy is still in effect. Our leadership will review the policy in light of WHO’s recent announcement that Covid no longer qualifies as a global health emergency; however, we recognize that Covid is here to stay, and we need to be appropriately vigilant and to protect the most vulnerable among us. Read the full announcement HERE.

Registration for All Souls' Summer Faith Formation Program is OPEN! Build A Theology was created based on feedback from our kids, and includes lots of time outdoors, hands-on activities, and multigenerational connection. Friends of the congregation are welcome! Find more info on our registration form and reach out to Sarah Cannon with any questions.

We're in the early stages of calendaring Our Whole Lives sexual health and wellness programs for next year! It's time for a 4th-6th grade OWL class, and also for 10th-12th grade OWL– we are expecting the updated curriculum for this level to be available by fall! We also hope to host a facilitator training for Adult OWL! OWL is lifesaving ministry, particularly in the current legislative landscape, so please fill out this interest form and share it widely! OWL programs are open to the wider community.

SCRIP Cards Make a Great Present

Need teacher gift cards? Mother's or Father's Day gift cards? Graduation or accomplishment gift cards? Sandy Read Reiberg will have the SCRIP table set up for the next 3 weeks and will take orders for cards not in stock. Help All Souls and while helping yourself at the same time!

Interested in Being a Host Family?

All Souls has the opportunity to bring a young man closely connected to our partner church in Transylvania to Indianapolis for a month this summer. Andras (Andrew) Szen is the son of a Unitarian minister and he is 17 years old. He would very much like to enjoy an immersive English language and American culture experience, preferably beween about June 20th and July 20th. A family from our church, preferably with a son or daughter of approximately the same age, would agree to host him for that period. His travel expenses will already be paid. An exchange visit to Transylvania for one of our teens could also be arranged. If you are interested and would like to have more information, please notify Jim Schrementi at

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities with KIB

The Keep Indianapolis Beautiful gardening and tree planting season has started! Check out their community calendar for volunteer opportunities around the city.

Clever Phishers are playing games using a false address and pretending to be Jean Miller, the All Souls Board President. As with many phishing schemes, when you look carefully at the “from” line, you will see that the email address is not one that matches with the stated sender. For example, the message pretending to be Jean, when you examine the actual from email address, reads “churchmail316” which is not an All Souls email handle not her personal email address.

Please remember that no staff or Board member will ask for financial favors via email. Official messages about giving to All Souls will be tied to dedicated pledge or capital campaigns and will match language communicated in In The Know. If you would like to learn more about spotting phishing schemes, try this quiz:

Spring Congregational Meeting Recap

Thank you to all who were able to attend our May 7 Congregational Meeting! Here’s a recap:

  • The Slate of Officers (1 year terms) and new Trustees (3 year terms) was elected. Terms will begin July 1. The new Trustees will work with the current board until then as part of an onboarding and orientation process.
  • The proposed Bylaw amendments were approved.
  • The proposed 2023-24 Budget was adopted.
  • We had some good questions and discussion during the meeting. We encourage you to continue to reach out to the Board and Rev. Katie directly with any questions, concerns or thoughts you have. We can’t address what we don’t know!
  • Board and staff reports for the year can be found in the Annual Report and minutes from the meeting, after being approved by the board, will be found on the Governance webpage.

Love Coffee Hour? Help Us Keep It Going.

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed for Sundays in May & June. We need a minimum of 2 volunteers each Sunday to arrive at 10 am, make coffee, serve coffee, and clean-up. You would be able to attend the worship service, although you might need to leave a few minutes early. The new coffee-making system is so easy to use! Are you in a Chalice Circle or other small group? Volunteering together for a Coffee Hour is a great group activity! Thank you to the Channing Club who has volunteered to serve coffee (and cake!) the first Sunday of each month and a group of church friends who have volunteered for the third Sundays! 

Sign-up using Signup Genius HERE! Any questions, please contact Jean Miller at

All Soul's Program Guide

Want to know what's coming up at All Souls? Check out our Program Calendar HERE.

This is the basic slate of events coming up, but make sure to keep looking out in ITK for more info and one-off events that come up.

In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers

Congratulations to Leo Hamilton and Melanie Snell who bridged at Sunday's Service. Keep them in your hearts as they continue venturing forward in life.

Keep all our community's students, teachers, and school staff in your thoughts as they barrel toward the end of the school year and, for some, significant transitions.

If you have a joy or concern to share with the community, please email

If you need Pastoral Care, please call 317-210-0124.

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