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In the Know
October 23, 2019
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, October 27
October 27- "Time to Disconnect and Reconnect": The expectation that we will regularly check-in via our cell phones and social media has become ubiquitous and its poor health effects have been documented. How can practices of Sabbath help us establish preservative boundaries in our lives? What will such practices make available to us? How can we become connected by disconnecting?


Check out our past sermons here .
Adult Forum, 9:30am
October 27: "Current Political Issues (cont.)" by Charlie Baldwin
November 3: "Worldviews" Zac Schenetzke
Words from Our Director of Community and Children's Programming
I am overflowing with gratitude for quite a few people this week! The planning team for our Fall retreat was just amazing! Many thanks to Karen Downing, Jane Gosling, Beth Batka, and Tom Mulcahy, and to the many congregation members who brought their talents to meal prep, workshops, and just generally being good company. Special thanks are also due to Kameron Jaskula for helping me load my car, Sadie Zinke for helping to make our salad, and Kaia Kenyon for throwing down on dishes and keeping me company while I made the cinnamon rolls!
Events
Program Council Leadership Retreat
Saturday Oct 26, 9am - 4pm
The Program Council Leadership Retreat is being offered again, because those who did attend thought it was worthwhile and valuable to others. Lunch is being provided, so RSVP to Shelley ( office@allsoulsindy.org ).

The Program Council -- which helps organize, strengthen, and support the ministries and activities of the congregation -- is hosting a second retreat to help our great leaders to foster a positive volunteer experience, create strategic alignment, and position ourselves for growth. We will consider the assumptions we make in our shared work, create a volunteer covenant, and unpack that how we do things greatly shapes the experiences of those here, and either helps or hinders our ability to grow and to live out our values and purpose. We know leadership comes from many places and in various forms. We hope you can make it.
October 27, 4pm. Indiana Interchurch Center Labytinth, 1100 W 42nd St.
Join Jim Duncan and Ian McIntosh for a relaxing Fall Colors Walk on the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail on Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm. Meet by the Interchurch Center Labyrinth on the corner of Michigan and 42nd Street, Indianapolis. All are welcome. More info on the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail can be found here .
Haunted House
Sunday, October 27, All Souls Indy
Our youth will be putting on a Haunted House in the downstairs classrooms after church this Sunday, the 27th! Up in Harris Hall, we’ll be serving refreshments and sorting lids for our Buddy Bench project. Kids are welcome to wear a costume and invite friends. If you’re interested in bringing a snack to share on Sunday, or providing snacks at the youth lock-in on Saturday night, we welcome your contribution to the cause. Contact: families@allsoulsindy.org.
Pooh Worship Series Planning Meetings
October 27, November 3, 9:30-10:15am, All Souls Indy
Families who’d like to get involved with the worship planning for our Pooh worship series in November are invited to jump right in and attend our planning meetings. Breakfast snacks will be provided! RSVP at  families@allsoulsindy.org  We look forward to seeing you there!
Dinner and a Movie
Saturday, November 2, 6:30pm, Beattie room
You are invited (bring a friend) to Dinner and a Movie. This month’s All Souls Movie Night presents, Broken Hill . “Tommy McAlpine lives on a rocky, drought-ridden farm in the Australian Outback with his tough, taciturn father George (Timothy Hutton), a farmer and high school football coach.” Tommy spends his life helping run his father’s sheep farm and playing soccer but dreams of becoming a classical composer. 

The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a potluck dinner (as you are able) in the Beattie room. Movie starts around 7:25pm. A short discussion follows the movie. Come share in this special evening.  
November 3, Noon-2pm, All Souls Indy
Sit in a safe and confidential circle. Come to listen, learn and engage! Tony Lungabardi and Ellen Krause will facilitate a rich experience of getting to the core of your feelings. When we connect our head (thinking) and our heart (feeling) we learn more about what is right for us. This will be experiential, not talk therapy. Come ready to feel, and if you prefer only to observe, we welcome you wholeheartedly. For questions email Anthony Lungabardi. All genders welcome.
Exploring UU
November 10, Noon, Backus Library
Come explore Unitarian Universalism in a safe space, and ask all the questions you have wanted answers for. Contact: join@allsoulsindy.org .
More Pre-Service Programming for Adults!
UU study / book group, Library
November 10, 17, and 24, 9:30am
This group will read three chapters of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century , by Revs. John Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker. Participants will be invited to reflect on the relevancy of the chapter to their own lives and share with one another. RSVP: Shelley Carver, office@allsoulsindy.org or via your connection card.
Sabbath book group, Room 4
November 10, 17, and 24, 9:30am
Do you prefer to deepen your life practices through study? This group will go through the three sessions of Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition with Study Guide by Walter Brueggemann. Nov 10: Session One, “Sabbath and the First Commandment. Participants will be invited to reflect on the relevancy of the chapter to their own lives and share with one another. RSVP: Shelley Carver ,or via your connection card.
Spirit and Place R/EVOLUTION Festival 2019
November 1-10
What do history, geography, art, science, astronomy, sociology, religion, political science, and culture teach us about both revolution and evolution? What new ways of being, seeing, and doing are blooming and evolving around the world? What contemporary issues—in our backyard and elsewhere—are calling out for revolution?  Regardless, it’s all about change! Find more info and event listings here . Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 project will be the keynote speaker. Info below.
24th Annual Public Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Sunday, November, 10 4:30-6pm, Shelton Auditorium (Butler University)
Nikole Hannah-Jones   is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. A 2016 Peabody Award winner for her series on school segregation for “This American Life” and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Hannah-Jones was most recently the lead journalist for The 1619 Project.
Critical Conversations - Workshop with Peace Learning Center  
Saturday, Nov. 16, 9am-noon, Harris Hall
As its service project, this past spring's "Roots & Wings" group has engaged Peace Learning Center. Join program facilitators Clare Wildhack-Nolan and Mariah Ivey, as they lead participants through a workshop that empowers attendees with skills necessary to have critical conversations with friends and loved ones around issues of equity, race, and the -isms. In preparation for community dialogue, attendees will engage in necessary self-reflection and analysis. 

Coffee and donuts will be served. The workshop will be $10 to help defray the cost of the facilitators. A table will be set up after services Nov. 3 and 10 for registration and payments; you may also RSVP to Cheryl Olson by Nov. 10; and payment will be accepted at the door. For questions contact Dianne Kennedy at dianehubbardkennedy@gmail.com.
All Souls Congregational Meeting **Date Change
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12pm, Sanctuary. 
All congregants are welcome to join in a discussion about our All Souls community. A full agenda will be posted soon.
Join Rev. Anastassia on Immersion-learning Board Trip January 21-26, 2020
We have space for FIVE more folks!
Join Rev. Anastassia on a six-day immersion into the realities of the border, including both the deep injustices and the inspiring community responses to this ongoing crisis.

Amid rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, the UU College of Social Justice’s “ Sanctuary and Solidarity ” journey offers a timely chance to deepen your capacity to practice effective solidarity. The trip will include a visit to the border wall, meetings with grassroots partners, listening to migrants tell their stories, and walking the dangerous desert paths that so many risk while crossing the border as a way to experience the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand. Return home inspired and prepared to join emerging campaigns to renew, expand, and strengthen “sanctuary” in the time to come.

This trip is open to participants ages 14 and up who are interested in exploring the connection between spirituality and social justice. More info, including a sample itinerary and FAQs, can be found here .

Cost: Total cost depends on number of days and generally cost between $800 and $1,100, not including airfare. Additional expenses may include passport application or renewal and vaccinations. Financial aid is available for up to 50% of program costs for adults and 75% of program costs for youth based on need, ,and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the financial aid request section of the program application. Register here .
Announcements
Building Closure
All Souls will be  closed on Wednesday, October 23  (during the day) due to the electricity being off. Our contractors are assuring us that the work will be done by late afternoon, so all evening activities will be held. If this changes, we will keep you updated.
Building Concerns
If something in the building needs to be corrected, repaired, or addressed please contact Shelley Carver at office@allsoulsindy.org .
Donate Jewelry For our Annual Jewelry Sale
Please leave your unwanted jewelry and related items in the "Jewelry Sale" basket on the shelf above the coat rack. Sale will take place Dec. 8 and 15 and will benefit our Partner Church Scholarship fund. For more information e-mail Jim Schrementi at   jims.indy@gmail.com .

Volunteers needed for Interfaith Hospitality Network
All Souls will again welcome and provide shelter to homeless families during the week of November 10-17, 2019. Help is needed to prepare food for the daily dinner, to be a host/hostess during the dinner hour, to stay overnight, to drive the van, to launder linens, and to help set-up or clean up when the week is over. Families greatly appreciate what we provide. You can visit the Outreach table in Harris Hall Sundays through November 3 to volunteer or email Judy Lumbert, jlumbert@comcast.net .  
The All Souls Butterfly Garden
The garden expanded in 2019 with three extra feet of garden space all the way around.  It was a challenging year to add new plants with excess rain in the spring and a deficit over the summer.  Despite that, we successfully added 3 new species to the garden.  The garden was lovingly tended by 16 members of the Butterfly Garden Team during 8 gardening sessions over the course of the growing season from April through October for a total of 45 person-hours of work. Kudos for tending the garden in 2019 go (alphabetically) to Mona Clayton, Nikki Cunningham, Indra Frank, Mark Frank, Jane Gosling, Bonnie Haruch-Kenyon, Diane Kennedy, Betty Lynch, Lucy Newton, Peg Paulson, Jane Perry, Susan Pratt, Bruce Russell-Jayne, Cece Russell-Jayne,  Alan Schmidt, and Jenny Yumibe. Anyone interested in joining the Butterfly Garden Team for 2020 can contact Indra Frank at   indfrank@gmail.com .
Want more UU in your life?
All Souls Indy now has an Instagram and Twitter feed. Find us on instagram @Allsoulsindy and follow us on Twitter at @Allsoulsindy1 for events, announcements, and conversation. We look forward to connecting!
I n Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
Charlotte Joy was born to Anna and Beth Droste-Glowinski on October 3rd. At birth she weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz. and measured 20 ¾ inches. The family is doing well, and enjoying the new addition to their household.

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 NUUSWEEK Insert by Tuesday. 12pm to weekly@allsoulsindy.org