December Soul Matters Theme is : Wonder

Love In Action

December 15, 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

Celebrate Yule this Sunday with Rev. Katie and Sarah Cannon. How might this ancient holiday influence your life today?

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

Please join Rev. Katie on December 25th at 10:30 am in person and online for a very special meditative service as we finish out this year and prepare for next year. Dress comfortably for service and bring a pillow to sit on or blanket with you. Watch this special video invite from Rev. Katie here. And remember to join us for an all ages service on December 24th at 6pm in person and online!

Channing Club event for January. Dance Kaleidoscope performance of Wonders of the World. 7pm Sat. January 14

Schrott Center for the Arts, 610 W. 46th St. (the Butler campus). Tickets range from $35 to $50. They can be obtained at The Schrott Center is a small venue (475 seats), so balcony seats ($35) might be fine. Due to the range in ticket prices, members should buy their own tickets. To determine dinner plans, contact Celeste Jaffe at

Merry Christmas to IHN Families

All Souls once again has the opportunity to help homeless families being housed by Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis, and Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) to celebrate Christmas by purchasing gifts for family members. This year we will help two families celebrate – a mother and 15 year old son; a mother and 2 sons ages 15 and 5 and daughters ages 10 and 7. To participate in this Holiday endeavor, please go to this link for more information, instructions, and to sign up. The last date to deliver a gift will be December 18th at All Souls.

An Update from the Board & Congregational Meeting Recap

Thank you to all who attended our Dec. 11 Congregational Meeting and Holiday Pitch-in Luncheon and especially to those merry elves who helped us serve and clean-up so board members could continue our conversations at the tables. We appreciated the opportunity to listen to you.

The recording of the Congregational Meeting can be found HERE (fast forward to 1:27)

The video of the Treasurer’s Report can be found HERE

The Installation recap blog post can be found HERE

We also wanted to let you know that the Leadership and Nominations Committee is in the process of finding a replacement for At-Large Member Elaine Mancini, who has had to resign from the board for health reasons. If you are interested in learning more about serving on the board, please contact Jean Miller at

The Holidays at All Souls

  • Christmas Eve

Our Christmas Eve Service will be held Dec. 24, at 6pm, This will be a joyful all-ages service to cherish time together and bask in candlelight and carols.

Christmas day and New Years both fall on Sundays this year. The building will be open and we will hold service as usual on these two Sundays. Come be in community and enjoy these special services! 

  • Christmas Day

Join Rev. Katie in person at All Souls and online at 10:30 am for a meditation service. Dress comfortably!

  • New Years

Sarah Cannon will lead the congregation in a “Poetry and Pajamas” service at 10:30 am in person and online. Dress comfortably and consider bringing a favorite poem.

  • Building Closure 26th through the 30th

December 26th through the 30th, our building will closed, and staff will be on light duty working from home. They can be contacted via email. All Staff will also be off on January 2nd in observance of New Year's.

Coburn Place Christmas Giving Tree

Our Coburn Place Giving Tree is ready for your donations and the Number One request this year is Transportation Assistance! Coburn Place would most appreciate gift cards for Uber and fuel - both are available through our SCRIP / RaiseRight table here at church. Daily bus passes from Indy-Go are also requested, can be purchased here: and collected at church for donation. Besides transportation assistance, gift suggestions can be found at the Christmas tree. Bring unwrapped items to church by Christmas Eve-no wrapping required!

Delivery to Coburn will be made the following week. Coburn Place offers compassionate support and safe housing choices for survivors of domestic abuse and their children.

If you have any questions on supporting Coburn, contact Virginia Snell at For SCRIP card donation questions, contact Sandy Reiburg at

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.

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:


Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed 12/18 and 12/25!

Thanks to a generous donation from Jim and Betty Schrementi, now coffee making is SO EASY!!

We need a minimum of 2 volunteers each Sunday to arrive at 10 am, make coffee, serve coffee, and clean-up. You would be able to attend the worship service, although you might need to leave a few minutes early.

Are you in a Chalice Circle or other small group? Volunteering together for a Coffee Hour is a great group activity! Thank you to the Channing Club who has volunteered to serve coffee (and cake!) the first Sunday of each month! Sign-up using Signup Genius HERE!

Any questions, please contact Jean Miller 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.

Would you like childcare for an event?

Please contact our Nursery Coordinator, Amanda Giorgianni, at no less than two weeks ahead of time to ask about availability.

A Message from the The General Assembly and Conference Services Team 

Each month we will highlight different tentacles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in preparation for our upcoming General Assembly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2023. For the month of December, let's focus on inclusivity. Our Video Message for December.

In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers

Please hold Elaine Mancini in your heart as she continues to recover from an illness. Can you support Elaine and her husband Alan by sharing a meal? Sign up here:

Jane Alexander came home from hospital on Saturday. She is in significantly less pain as of late yesterday. The surgery went well, but she will need another surgery in about 3 months. Cards can be sent to:

3802 S New Jersey St

Indianapolis, IN 46227-1340

Nancy Renner Clear, our former Director of Religious Education and wife of our deceased minister emeritus Bruce Clear, has been wrestling with some health issues and is currently in the hospital. The family would be grateful if we would send cards of cheer and encouragement to the address below:

Carly Wise

3560 Kroger Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

If you have a joy or concern to share with the community, please email

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