Love In Action
January 6, 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, January 10. Service at 10:30am
Our Ancestors' Dreaming: Our Ancestors imagined a world that we now live in, and our dreams will also echo through generations. This Sunday we celebrate the lives of our members and friends who have died in the past 12 months. And we ask ourselves how we can become good Ancestors. Service lead by Rev. Joel Miller


Join via Zoom here. Meeting ID: 886 3742 8752
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Check out our past services on our YouTube channel here.
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Upcoming Events
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Adult Forum
January 10, 9-10am
Adult forum provides All Souls congregants the opportunity to participate in group conversations about current events and humanist topics. All are welcome!
Zoom link here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81007122562.
Soul Matters Small Group
January 7, 7-8:15pm
No RSVPs required, drop in as you are. We will be collectively examining the question of Imagination. No preparation needed, simply come ready to listen to one another.

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Meeting ID: 886 9992 5863
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Out of The Box!--A contest
Submissions accepted until February
Churches everywhere are struggling with how to stay relevant, and continue to meet the needs of younger people--and we are no exception. All Souls received a grant to foster engagement with younger adults--ages 18 through late 30's. Do you have a program idea that might meed young adult needs, that you would really like to facilitate?
 
We have money from the Center for Congregations to make that idea a reality. You would receive staff help and support and funds to make your idea a success.. Email Rev. Miller at minister@allsoulsindy.org or Nasreen at weekly@allsoulsindy.org with your ideas.
Announcements
Dear All,

As the new year begins, we’re laying some groundwork for our eventual return to church. While it may be a while yet, there are many things we can do to refresh and reboot our Faith Formation classrooms. One way congregants can be of tremendous help is by keeping their eyes open for basic Makerspace tools and resources. Examples include paintbrushes of all sizes, knitting needles (straight, circular, and double-pointed), crochet hooks, potholder looms, sturdy used sewing machines, hammers, tape measures, screwdrivers, and basic garden tools such as rakes, hoes, shovels, and hand trowels. You can find an Amazon wish list here that provides examples of some items, but as many of you know, used tools can be just as serviceable as new ones. There are also some support and infrastructure projects that sewers and carpenters might find interesting. You can find them here. Thank you for supporting the faith formation program as we create opportunities for our children and youth to put faith in action!

In fellowship,
Sarah Cannon,
DCCP
Frozen Meals Available
The Caring Committee has arranged for frozen meals to be available at church. If you, or someone you know is in need of a meal or two, please email weekly@allsoulsindy.org. Requests will be kept confidential.
Coburn Place Christmas Giving Tree - Covid edition 
Each Christmas season for 8 years All Souls has set a tree in our Atrium to gather donations for Coburn Place. Our church has generously donated gift cards and supplies that go to Coburn's residents who are survivors of interpersonal abuse, live in Coburn's transitional housing, and use their support services.  This year we can't buy cards at the SCRIP table in Harris Hall or drop off items in the Atrium, but we can still give. Here are three ways:

Buy SCRIP cards on-line and pay through All Souls PayPal. Specify that this is a Coburn donation and Sandy Reiburg will ensure the donation gets to Coburn Place. By purchasing through SCRIP, All Souls receives a portion of the donation. Meijer, Target, and fuel cards are most appreciated. Follow the PayPal link found here.

Purchase items off Coburn's Amazon Wish List
This link will get you to Coburn's donation page, from there, click the link for the Wish List; note the Coburn categories on the left of the Amazon screen. Items will ship directly to their 38th Street location.  

Bring items to church on Christmas Eve for our drive-in service. Check Coburn's wish list and drop off items at church on Christmas Eve -no wrapping required! Delivery to Coburn will be made the following week.  

In 2019, Coburn Place served 884 adults and children and 332 children participated in their children's services programs. They believe that breaking the cycle of abuse creates stronger people, stronger families and - ultimately - stronger communities.  If you have any questions on supporting Coburn, contact Virginia Snell at snellva@yahoo.com.  

For SCRIP card donation questions, contact Sandy Reiburg at sandyrei@aol.com.
UUA Seeking Nominations for the MidAmerica Region!
We have open positions for the Board of Trustees, Camp Unistar Our region needs energetic people with diverse perspectives to fill these leadership positions. We are working to dismantle the legacy of white supremacy in our faith in order to create a collaborative environment with people from historically marginalized communities. If you or someone you know may be interested, please send your suggestions to one of our co-chairs: Co-Chair Helen Dwyer, All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis, IN: hdwyer1492@msn.com. Co-Chair Mel Priese, Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood, MO: mel.priese@gmail.com  
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
It is with a heavy heart that we pass on the news that Gary Miller passed away. He and his wife Barbara were very active in church before Gary was diagnosed with Corticobasal Syndrome. He and Barbara were married for over 60 years. They have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and are a very close-knit family. nBarbara would truly appreciate us reaching out to her. She has missed coming to church and plans to become active, once church is re-opened. Please hold Barbara and her family in your heart Her mailing address is:
Barbara Miller
7113 Willow Pond Drive
Noblesville, IN 46062
If you have a joy or concern to share with the community, please email office@allsoulsindy.org
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