November Soul Matters Theme is : Change

Love In Action

November 10, 2022

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

In-Person Service this Sunday

First Rule of Punk? Rev. Katie will be exploring Belonging, identity formation, centering multiracial identity, resiliency, joys and challenges.

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

Potluck Lunch for Children and Their Grownups. SundayNovember 13

Beattie Rm. Directly Following Service

An event for children and youth, as well as their adults and loved ones. Bring some food if you feel able, or simply bring yourselves. We will have the basics of lunch set up but welcome side dishes or other contributions.

Come fellowship with other families, nosh a little, and maybe even create something together using the tools and materials in the makerspace. Lunch and conversation will be held in the Beattie Rn. but the makerspace will be open so those who wish to can make holiday decorations or work on other hands-on projects. 

Celebration of Life for Rev. Bruce Clear. Saturday November 19, at 2pm 

A celebration of life for Rev. Bruce Clear will be held in the All Souls' Sanctuary. Keep an eye out for an eblast with more details. For those who are unable to join us in person, the Celebration of Life will be streamed live. You can access the livestream on our homepage at

Sunday, November 20, Directly Following Service. UUr History Interactive Coffee Hour and Open Makerspace. 

Have you ever been curious about your UU spiritual ancestors, or have you wanted to learn more about UU history? We will be hosting an interactive activity during coffee hour as a fun way to learn more about important figures in UU history.

ALSO! if holiday consumer culture getting you down? Join Sarah in the Makerspace! Bring your holiday gift-making works-in-progress, or try one of the projects we're providing. Snacks provided as permitted by current Covid policy.

Spanish Immersion Trip to Colombia

November 17th at 7pm Rev. Katie will be hosting a Zoom Info session where she can answer more questions.

Rev. Katie would like to invite a group of All Soul's congregants to join her on a Spanish immersion trip this March. There is no commitment made by coming to the Zoom session. We hope to have some young adult scholarships as well, so if you know a young adult who might be interested--send them this way! Click here for info on the itinerary of the trip.

Drop-in Makerspace Dates


We've been getting a bunch of questions about last year's popular gift-making day in the Makerspace, so this year we've got not one but THREE sessions on the calendar! Drop in anytime after church until 2pm. We'll have at least one gift-making activity out for those who need inspiration, and all the Makerspace materials will be available, including wrapping paper! Bring projects from home and work in community with others!

November 13th

November 20th

December 11th


Are you looking to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with good people? Sign up for an “All Souls Friendsgiving Pitch-In” at 3 pm on November 24th! This is an all ages, non-alcohol event with great food and music! Sign up here:

UUA Feedback Sessions

The Article II Study Commission is proposing a bold revision of our principles and sources! This would address ongoing feedback about Article II's current language, including the call for an 8th Principle. Feedback sessions are being held this week and next, and we highly encourage you to attend one and share what you learn with others during coffee hour and other All Souls events! See draft language and register for a feedback session here:

Indiana Council on World Affairs Speaker Series

November 16,7 PM - 8:30PM. Free.

Speakers Steven Youngblood and Lucy Westscott will address "Press Freedom in Crisis." They will provide an examination of press freedom on the international stage, the safety of journalists, including their displacement and exile, and an in-depth look at peace journalism.

Featuring Steven Youngblood, founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and Lucy Westcott, Director of Emergencies, Committee to Protect Journalists.

You must register to get a zoom link to attend.

Mission JOY online celebration! FREE

Nov. 13-16

A few months ago All Souls, and hundreds of other communities worldwide, hosted a screening of Mission Joy-a film following the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's friendship. The Mission JOY people are putting on a 3 day online conference as a follow up event. 3 days, 30+ spiritual teachers, JOY researchers, visionary change maker, and artists. One of the speakers will be Ross Gay--Indiana poet and author of our congregational read for this year. Register, and more info here:

November 16 Board of Trustees Meeting. ZOOM ONLY. 7:00-9:00 pm

 The Nov. 16 Board of Trustees meeting will be held via Zoom. Members and friends are welcome to attend. The agenda and Zoom link can be found HERE and on our Governance webpage.

The Board will be voting to adopt the updated Covid policy. If you have input on the policy that you would like the Board to consider, please email Jean Miller at or attend the Board meeting. 

All Souls and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis are teaming up to coordinate our OWL offerings.

In 2022-2023 UUI is offering 7th-9th grade OWL, and All Souls will offer K-1 OWL in the second semester. In 2023-2024 we plan to offer 4th-6th and 10th-12th grade OWL. OWL classes are open to all, and Indianapolis-area UUs are welcome to share registration information with friends and neighbors who might find it valuable.

Register here:

Questions? Reach out to: Susanne Hinson-Rieger, Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis. 317-418-1679.

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.

A Note From our DCCP

Dear All,

Last week was the fifth Sunday of October, and this is the first Sunday of November, so we're having Makerspace two weeks in a row! Makerspace is an intergenerational program that begins at 9:30 am and meets in Room 5. Why not join us? Our theme for November is Change, and one way we'll make change this holiday season is by collecting change– for the Guest At Your Table program! We'll talk more about that on Sunday. There are also proposed changes to Article II of the UUA bylaws, which contains our principles and sources. Be sure to check out the draft revision, talk about it with your family and UU friends, and sign up for one of the UUA's feedback sessions running this week and next. I'll be attending the session for religious educators on the 15th, and look forward to chatting about it with you all!

Join the Welcome Team!

We’re looking for more Greeters. We want to make sure everyone is welcomed on Sunday mornings at All Souls: every visitor, every member, every friend, and every family.Contact Ollie Howe at, or call or text 317-840-2614.

Join the Tech Team!

Want to learn how to run our sound booth and livestream? Volunteer to be trained by emailing Joshua Hughey 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.

Interfaith Power and Light Guide to UN climate Conference

With the global UN climate conference, COP27 on the horizon, Nov. 6-18, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, won’t you please take this opportunity to show the world that people of faith and conscience are lifting up our collective voices and bringing a moral voice to the international negotiations about climate change and global injustice? Interfaith Power & Light, with whom All Souls Indy has partnered for several years, has provided a guide to COP27 and resources for churches and individuals who want to be aware of the events and decisions made there. There are also ways to influence our local leaders to support the UN processes designed to combat the effects of Climate Change.:

The Caring Committee will be Calling You!

The Pastoral Care Committee is an active group at All Souls, We are here for you as you navigate life changes and challenges. From the hardships of illness, and death, to the blessings of birth and moves - and the myriad challenges of life - our team wants to offer comfort and connection. We'll be reaching out to all congregants with a phone call in the coming weeks to check in. If you'd like to contact a member of the Caring Team, e-mail us at, or leave a message at (317)545-6005. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Rev. Katie's Installation

View our new blog post about Rev. Katie's installation here.

In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers

Happy Birthday

Dotty Huffman, All Souls Organist Emeritus, celebrated her 100 birthday recently.  Dotty is now living in Portland, Oregon, to be near family. She is a beloved longtime member of All Souls, involved in many musical activities and programs.  Dotty continued to come to church until she was no longer able to drive safely. She would really appreciate being remembered for this incredible birthday.

Dorothy Huffman

3012 SE 77th Avenue

Portland, OR 97206

Jane Perry, who suffered a stroke two years ago but is getting much better, will turn 90 on November 9th. She welcomes cards, calls, and notes:

Jane Perry

Traditions at North Willow

1703 West 86th Street, Room 214

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Phone: 463-202-2208

Missing a navy blue wrap-shawl? The owner can find it in the Lost and Found behind the coat hangers.  

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