Love In Action
November 10, 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.
Sunday, Nov. 14 Service at 10:30am
My Journey, Your Journey, Our Journey: What can we learn from our children, from the youth, from those younger than us? In the experience of parenting, there is a parallel journey. Intern minister Elizabeth Valencia, will offer us stories to remind us to make space for the history we bring on our own journeys. It is okay to say, “I am not there yet. I am on my journey, and I trust that I can be alongside yours, even as I am on mine.

We will have services in-person this Sunday and will be Broadcasting to our Youtube channel as well. We ask that you sign in online for contact tracing purposes. If you are unable to register online, we will have a paper sign-in sheet at the door.

Past recordings here.
Adult Forum (In-person at All Souls Indy)
Sun. November 14, 9:30-10:15 *note the slight time change
Come join fellow congregants for a time of sharing ideas and engaging in critical thought about an open question. This adult forum, we will discuss bodily autonomy and what that means to different people in this time of pandemic. We will be looking at a specific passage in the book Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, where he introduces the idea of choice theft as a crime.
Tree Naming and Blessing Ceremony
Directly after service.
Please join us for a brief blessing and naming ceremony of the 30 native trees we planted last Spring. We will meet under the tents behind the Church building.
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Joyful Noise Workshop
November 21, Directly following the Service.
Sister Sabina of the Cultural Diversity Drum circle will be conducting a 30 min mini drum circle, directly following the service. This is a good opportunity to engage in some embodied spirituality, and come together in shared music. Sister Sabina and her crew will be providing music for our service that day as well. They are a lot of fun, and they provide all the instruments and drums so you don't have to bring anything except an open mind, a willingness to engage joyfully and your whole self. All Ages welcome! Come and drum with us.
Proceeds of the workshop and performance go to support the non-profit SITEAW. INC. Read more about this org. here.

Meet the facilitators:

Sr. Stella Sabina is the founder of Shifting Ideas through Education for African Women, Inc. (SITEAW, INC), an organization that raises money to sponsor girls who are deprived of education. Focus is mainly on those subjected to female circumcision
pre-mature marriage, and trafficking. She believes empowering girls with education is the most effective way to raise them up to human dignity. Sr. Stella also founded the Cultural Diversity Drum Circle of Indianapolis to bring people of different cultures together to explore, learn and embrace each other’s rhythms. Our heart rhythm is the same the world over.
 
Gordon Mendenhall is Professor Emeritus at Indianapolis University. He devoted his retirement to screening people in need and giving them eyeglasses. He has been to many countries in Africa, Asia, and South America for that reason. He is also the most devoted member of the Cultural Diversity Drum Circle.
The Spirit & Place Festival (IUPUI School of Liberal Arts)
Both virtual and in-person events available
This is an 11-day festival of events independently created and hosted by the community (YOU!) and supported by the Spirit & Place organization. The 2021 festival occurs from November 4—14.
Spirit & Place provides a yearly theme to anchor events and provides staff support to help event creators think about audience, collaborative possibilities, event design, and promotions (This year's theme is CHANGE). Annually, the festival brings together 100+ cultural organizations, congregations, artists, and other community partners to create approximately 30 to 40 events.

This year's schedule includes conversations on Race, a collaborative mural on Monarch Butterflies, and a look at a history of trauma-informed care. Check out the full slate of events here: https://spiritandplaceindy.org/events/
Decolonizing Thanksgiving - a Virtual Worship Service
Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM ET
(Event Coordinated by Our UUA and the UU Ministry for Earth)
Unitarian Universalism’s history, during the Civil War era, is directly connected to the creation of the mythos supporting the US Thanksgiving holiday and the historically inaccurate and harmful colonial narrative of “Pilgrims and the Indians,” and the pageant traditions that perpetuate these harms.
In recent years, UUs have made a commitment to reconsider the cultural and colonial foundations of this tradition, in counsel and relationship with First Nations and Indigenous communities. The work of truth-telling, cultural healing, and transformation must continue.
This virtual worship service, intentionally crafted by centering Indigenous people and cultures, is an invitation to come together in that spirit. This service is presented by many Indigenous Unitarian Universalists and friends, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth (UUMFE), Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and Side With Love. Sign up here to get the Zoom link or find the event on Facebook.
All Souls Book Club
Friday, November 19, at 10 AM, All Souls Indy (Library)
The All Souls Book Club is starting. We decided the first book to read will be World Made by Hand by Jane H. Kunstler. It was recommended by Diane O’Brien. Anyone interested in joining us can come even if he/she hasn’t read the book. We will plan future books at that time; so come with ideas. Questions and RSV Email: dorisindy@sbcglobal.net  
Announcements
The MidAmerica Nominating Committee Needs Your Help
We are seeking fresh voices for leadership positions to strengthen the future of the MidAmerica Region! We have open positions for the Board of Trustees, Camp Unistar Foundation Board of Directors, Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference (MUUC), and the MidAmerica Nominating Committee itself. 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.
For a full listing of open positions and more information click here.

Nominations: Email Helen Dwyer, helendwyer3540@gmail.com or Co-Chair Mel Priese, mel.priese@gmail.com.
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 Tithley.  PayPal costs us as much as 3% on every transaction and Tithley about 3.5%. Here is the link to the webpage where you can go to sign up for Zelle https://www.zellepay.com/   First search for your bank to make sure they offer Zelle. Most do. 
  1. Select “Send” and then “Add New Contact,” Enter All Souls as financial@allsoulsindy.org  and then it's quick and 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 at financial@allsoulsindy.org
A Message from Our DCCP

Dear All,

How lovely to have time to settle in upstairs and get our children’s group rooms ready for Sunday! I hope you’ll take a peek as time allows.

Parents, children, and youth, this Sunday we’ll have our first small groups since moving back indoors! Your leaders are excited to spend this time with you, so I hope you’ll join us at 9:30 am! I’m also looking forward to a wonderful Sunday service with our intern minister, Elizabeth Valencia-Gutierrez! I can’t wait to share the Time For All Ages with you!

It’s quite exciting to have our Faith Formation library in one of the children’s group rooms instead of our office. A lot of people didn’t even know the library was for them, because they didn’t think they were supposed to come in! It’s easy to become a library patron: if you receive Dear Families, go to asuc.libib.com and hit “Need Password,” then enter the email address your Dear Families goes to. You’ll be able to create a password, browse our collection, place holds, and check out and renew books! If you don’t receive Dear Families, just let me know you’d like to have a library login, and I’ll hook you up!

Best,
Sarah.
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
Thank you to all volunteers who helped move the RE program onto its new home on the second floor.


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