In the Know
April 18, 2019

Our church is committed to the ongoing work of building the Beloved Community. Check below for ways in which you can celebrate diversity, learn more about injustice and anti-oppression practices, and act to disrupt systems of oppression.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday

"Easter is the Salvation Story Needed for the Earth"

On this Earth Day weekend and Easter Sunday, let us follow the example of the early Jesus followers, who told improbable and hopeful stories of Jesus' return. We need to become evangelists for the restoration of our planet and the rebirth of its biodiversity. As an act of ritual recommitment, we will also celebrate our Unitarian Flower Communion. Please bring one flower per person. This is an intergenerational service, so all ages will celebrate together.

After service, families and children will move outdoors for an Easter Egg hunt on the lawn. Discovered eggs may be brought into the Atrium and turned in for a reward of chocolate and supplies for seed-planting to celebrate and generate life. Please have your child come to church prepared with a bag or basket for egg-gathering! Middle school youth will be hiding the eggs. High school youth will be organizing coffee hour in order to raise money for their Boston Trip, less than two months away!

Check out our past sermons here .
Adult Forum, 9:30am

"Current Developments in Psychology" facilitated by Zac Schenetzke
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
If you would like our community to hold a deep sorrow or joy of yours, or to share with us a significant update in your life, please email Rev. Kayla .
Children's Faith Formation
Nursery : Nikki will be in the nursery to care for our littlest UUs!

Would you be willing to serve one Sunday a month in the Nursery, creating a safe, loving, and playful environment for our youngest church members? Join others in service of our little ones. Background check and orientation required. Contact Rev. Sarah Gettie to express interest.

PreK - 5th Graders : Intergenerational Service - Enjoy time worshiping with your family! Join us for the Easter Egg Hunt afterwards.

6th - 8th Graders : Preparing for the Easter Egg Hunt

9th - 12th Graders : Hosting Coffee Hour
Important Announcements and Events
Save the Date: Temporary Location Change
Mid-May through July

Capital Campaign renovations will begin in the Sanctuary sometime in mid-May and go through July. During this time, we will be meeting at a different location on Sundays. Meeting space will still be available here. More details to be announced soon.
75% Off All Clearance Items at the All Souls Bookstore

We have a bookstore in the corner of Harris Hall where you can buy various engaging UU books, bumper stickers, mugs, magnets, and tee shirts. For this month, there will be an additional 75% off all clearance items!
Library Pick of the Week

Check out Circe: A Novel by Madeline Miller, available now in the All Souls Library! "A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1  New York Times  bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter,  The New York Times ).
SAGE Table Intergenerational Meal
April 20, 12pm, University of Indianapolis (Schwitzer Student Center, Trustee's Dining Hall)

Indy SAGE Table welcomes you to their second monthly Community Meal! This event is for the entire LGBTQ+ Community, with an emphasis in welcoming our elders and our families for a truly intergenerational gathering.

Register here . Our meals are always free to the community, and transportation assistance is also available to our community members that might need a ride.
Passover Seder
April 20, Beattie Room, 6pm

Rev. Anastassia will lead us in this annual multigenerational Seder celebration that helps us reflect about Passover and the theme of liberation in our lives. Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for children, or $30 for families. Sign-ups in Harris Hall on the bulletin board or email Office Manager Robert Thompson .
Rummage Sale 2019
April 26 and 27, 9am-3pm

We have opportunities to help with the rummage sale! April 22 – 25 are prep days. We are looking for people to bring food for the rummage sale workers, and people that want to serve some time assisting shoppers on the days of the sale. We could also use some “strong backs,” especially on Monday, to move furniture and some of the heavier boxes.

Place donations in the lower level classroom, last door on the left. Please do not place items behind the coatrack. Pick-ups can be arranged for larger items and in special circumstances. Questions? Contact Diane O’Brien .
Spiritual Practice Mini-Retreat
April 27, Room 3, 10am-12:30pm

This is a "nuts and bolts" morning retreat on daily spiritual practices. This retreat will cover what a daily spiritual practice is, why having one is important, group discussion and practice, and general pointers on how to find a practice that works for you and fits into your life. With Emma Merchant, Youth Intern, and Rev. Kayla Parker, Minister of Congregational Life. Please sign-up with Rev. Kayla .
Learning Locally: Eco-Justice Series
April 28 , Beattie Room, 9:30am
On April 28, we will welcome Dr. Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at IUPUI, to discuss Indy Environmental Justice History.
Guns Down Town Hall
April 28, 1pm, Sanctuary

Guns Down America is traveling across the country to organize action-driven town halls that answer the question: what can I do to help reduce gun deaths in America?

These events will focus on generating citizen action on the local, state, and federal levels to reduce gun deaths. The events aims to educate people about the horrors of our broken system, plug advocates into edgy campaigns designed to financially drain the gun industry and the NRA, and help generate unique action plans that will push the 2020 presidential candidates to finally tackle the issue of gun violence in a bold way.
Guns Down America is seeking to establish lasting partnerships with local organizations around the country to help proactively build a society with fewer guns.
Self Love: The Foundation Stone of Oneself
April 29, 7pm, Beattie Room

With stories, songs,lecture and discussion,Bob Zalkin (age 91 and flourishing!) will lead us in investigating the greatest gift we can give ourselves,self love. This program is presented by the ManKind Project and is open to all genders and the public.

Bob has had an amazing professional career. Starting out as a research analyst in the Pentagon, he made a sharp turn, entered the Jewish Theological Seminary, and after 33 years in the pulpit, began a very fulfilling retirement. Among other achievements: vocal soloist in Clowes Hall, Founder and Founding President of Indiana Association of Mediators, prize winning marathon race walker, licensed psychotherapist in private practice, author of a book of poetry ( Gifts That Are Yours For The Taking, Poems To Inspire Personal Growth ), professional storyteller, world traveler on all 7 continents, and much more.
Interfaith Hospitality Network Week, May 12-19

Hosting the homeless is our primary community service project through Family Promise, the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Our next hosting is May 12-19. We are extremely pleased with the support of All Souls, and we have opportunities to serve our guest families! We are looking for people to cook, be evening hosts, stay overnight, drive the van mornings and evenings, do laundry, and help with setting up and taking down on May 12 and 19. Sign-up in Harris Hall on Sundays. If you are willing to sign up but will not be at church before we host, please email Judy Lumbert or Doris Cantrell to see what you can bring to this wonderful program.
No-Questions-Asked Food Pantry
Mondays and Fridays, 5-7pm

All Souls is hosting a no-questions-asked food pantry organized by some wonderful community members. The pantry is open from 5-7pm on Mondays and Fridays, located downstairs in the old nursery. Donations are welcome and can be left in the food pantry room or in the collection bins under the coat rack. The pantry does have a refrigerator and freezer. We also collect hygiene products, and particularly need diapers. The pantry is available for all members and those in our community that need it.

A big "thank you" for the donation received from Meijer at 56th and Keystone for donating a $200 gift card to stock the food pantry. We appreciate their support for the community!
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