Love In Action
January 12, 2021
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 Service, January 16, 10:30am
To Be Called: To experience a calling isn’t unique to clergy. Teachers and educators clearly experience a calling. Nurses, doctors, and other medical practitioners have a calling. Really good plumbers and chefs have callings. I think All Souls and all of us are called to life and service in some way.-Rev. Joel Preaching You can access the service via this link or with the meeting ID below.

Meeting ID: 886 3742 8752
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Adult Forum Jan. 16
You are invited to join us for the first discussion session on January 16, at 9:15 via Zoom
Jackie Anderson and Nasreen Khan will be co-facilitating the first in a several part series on Minor Feelings, a book by Cathy Park Hong. The first essay we will be covering is entitled “the End of White Innocence” which begins on page 54. Jackie Anderson and Nasreen Khan will be facilitating. The series is meant to be a discussion group that allows space for all participants to share their thoughts on the reading but also on the applicability of the broader topics on their own lives. Full info can be found here. The book is divided into short essays and we will go through them in non-chronological order. The pdf of the book is attached here and you are encouraged to read it here or purchase a hard copy from the UUA boookstore.
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Sunday, January 30, from 9:30-10:15am
It's So Amazing! Parent/Child Book Group
Parents and guardians of PreK through 3rd graders, join us for a parent/child "Common Read" of a popular OWL title, It’s So Amazing!

Topics in this award-winning book include differences between bodies and their parts, the basics of reproduction, pregnancy, and birth, love, staying healthy, multiple-baby pregnancies, personal boundaries and "okay" and "not okay" touches, adoption, and more!

We have copies of this book available in the vestibule for families who register for this program. Meet us on Sunday, January 30th in the Faith Formation Library (last room on the right in the Faith Formation wing.) Register here.

Note: Although our Sunday service is currently virtual, masked small groups are permitted to meet in person at All Souls. Because of the intimacy of this topic, we’re committed to offering this group in person, though families can also join via Zoom. Join the normal weekly Faith Formation call, and you will be sorted into a breakout room for our book discussion group.
VIRTUAL Seminary for a Day
Saturday, January 29,
This year’s spiritual theme is entitled, Doing the Inner Work of Racial Justice. Our keynote speaker is Rev. Abhi Janamanchi who serves as the Senior Minister of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland.  He describes himself as a Hindu-Unitarian Universalist and says that his Unitarian Universalism makes him a better Hindu.
 
This is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how racism has shaped our UU faith and our congregations; how structural racism still operates today, often unnoticed; and what is involved in cultivating Beloved Community and working against racism and oppression in all of its forms.
 
We will practice mindfulness meditation, conversation, and experiential exercises that get to the heart of healing internalized racism and being anti-racist. We will seek to create brave space, engage in courageous conversations on what is healing and what is harming racial justice, and rest in restorative meditation and embodied practices.
Details: Saturday, January 29, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Registration is open until 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, January 29th. You will receive a Zoom link via email before the event. Register here: https://www.firstunitarianportland.org/events/seminaryforaday22/ 
Announcements
Dear All,

This Sunday, we hope children and youth will join us for a gardening-themed Makerspace. Supplies are waiting for you at church, so please come and pick them up! Youth, you have youth group with Beth starting at noon and it's virtual this week, so please check Dear Families for the link!

In Fellowship,
Sarah Cannon
Resource Bags
If your family has registered for 2021-2022 Faith Formation programs you have a take-home resource bag waiting for you in the entryway to church. These supplies will be used during the remainder of our January programs, which will be virtual. You will need them this Sunday! Please contact Sarah if you can't pick them up and could use an "assist."
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Are you willing to help take down this year's holiday decorations? Sarah would appreciate the help! Email her at families@allsoulsindy
We will be Going Virtual for the Month!
All the services for the remainder of the month will be hosted on Zoom. Small groups will still be allowed to meet at the church building. Read Rev. Joel's announcement about updated Covid Policies here.
All Souls Board of Trustees Update
Thank you to everyone who attended our December congregational meeting and gave input on the revisions to the bylaws. The revisions were approved, and the latest version of the bylaws can now be found HERE and on our Governance webpage.  
Over the next few months, the board will be reviewing and updating our Policy Manual so that all of our governing documents are in alignment. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to Jean Miller at president@allsoulsindy.org
Introducing Zelle
We have set up a Zelle account for the church. It is a money app, sort of like PayPal, that allows people to send money directly to the church bank account, without revealing their own bank account, or seeing ours. The great thing about it is that it allows us to receive donations with zero cost to the sender or the recipient. We would like to transition to Zelle from Paypal and Tithely who charge fees. Here is the link to the webpage where you can go to sign up:  https://www.zellepay.com/   First search for your bank to make sure they offer Zelle. Most do. If they do not, you can download the Zelle app and send directly from there.
1.    Select “Send” and then “Add New Contact,” Enter financial@allsoulsindy.org  and then it's easy to choose All Souls when you contribute.
2.    Add the amount you want to send.
3.    Select “Review.” You then need to add a note about the reason you are sending money.
4.    Review your transaction and then select “Send.”

If you have any questions, contact Nancy Baney by clicking here..
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
The many cards and calls of wishes for my comfort after the untimely death of my son are lovingly appreciated. Thank you, my All Souls friends.
From: Norma Cummings



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