All Souls honors Martin Luther King Jr’s vision of Beloved Community by being an inclusive, justice-seeking community, where we support each other, nurture spiritual growth and encourage the active search for meaning. You are welcome to bring the fullness of your ethnic heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, lived experiences, and faith beliefs into our space, as we know that we are richer together than apart.
In the Know
June 19, 2019
Sunday, June 23
"Building Beloved Community through Song"

Join guest worship leader Pam Blevins Hinkle to experience and explore how song can help us build beloved community within our sanctuary. How can music open us to ourselves and one another? How can it expose us to the voices and experiences of others? Pam is an experienced song leader and a Unitarian Universalist. She currently co-leads SongSquad and the Indy Justice Choir and also serves as director of Spirit & Place.


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

"General Discussion" facilitated by Charlie Baldwin
Events
Support Building the Beloved Community:
Serving a Meal at Our Freedom School,
11:30am-1pm, June 17—July 25
 
The Indianapolis Freedom School Partnership expands the impact and legacy of CDF Freedom Schools© program to dismantle patterns of socio-economic deprivation, empower communities by promoting literacy, foster civic engagement, and develop our future leaders.
 
Want to get an insider's view of the magic that happens at our All Souls Indianapolis Freedom School? Help build the Beloved Community by volunteering to serve lunch during the week! Sign up  here  to volunteer. Questions may be directed to  families@allsoulsindy.org

All meals are delivered to the church ready to put in the oven. Preparing and serving the meals involves cooking the hot or warm food to the required temperatures, arranging meal components on trays, serving the scholars (fun to see them!), completing some paperwork, and cleaning up before and after.
LGBTQ+ History: Paris is Burning Viewing and Discussion
Friday, June 21, 6:30-9pm, Beattie Room

Paris is Burning (1990) is an incredible documentary about the Ballroom scene in New York City and the amazing queer, black, and trans people that created this sacred space. "Balls" are a competition between gay people that involves incredible fashion, posing, and movement. This film shows a community of people that are a pillar in LGBTQ+ history, the stories of queer and trans people of color living in the 80's, and also allows us to reflect on success, glamour, and "realness." Contact Robert Thompson for more details.
Brown Bag Lunch, Learn and Reflect: Creating Theme-Based Whole Congregation Worship
Sunday, June 23, 12-2pm, Beattie Room
 
As our congregation considers integrating our children and family life more into our Sunday morning worship services, it is important to understand the whys and hows of this important shift. Join Rev. Sarah Gettie as she shares a webinar from Family Ministry expert Kim Sweeney, and offers a chance to reflect on what this would mean for your family (of any size or age!) at All Souls. Bring your lunch! Send questions or comments to  families@allsoulsindy.org .
Blood Drive at All Souls
Sunday, June 23, 9am-12pm

The Bloodmobile will be here on June 23 from 9am-12:30pm. If you can donate, please sign-up at our table in Harris Hall or click here to sign-up online. Young people 16 and up can also donate. Email or call Jim Schrementi with questions. Need is great in the summer, so please participate if you can!
Earth Justice: Paris to Pittsburgh Viewing
Saturday, June 29, 4pm, Beattie Room

You are invited to join All Souls on Saturday, June 29 from 4-6pm in the Beattie Room to see this informative movie about Climate Change. The Sierra Club and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) will be joining us to update you on IPS's 20 year energy plan, and SUN will give a brief presentation on the new Solar Co-op in town.

Paris to Pittsburgh , a new film from National Geographic. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community! This film is being offered through Interfaith Power and Light to draw faith communities together to inspire local community action to heal the climate for the benefit of all.

Come and be woke to the threats we face, and learn what you can do to save our only home, planet earth. Contact Betty Lynch with questions or for more information.
Older Adults Gatherings,
First and Third Tuesdays, 12:30-2pm
Location Varies (Information Below)

We have regular gatherings for our seniors! For our July 2 meeting at All Souls, we will be Honoring Mike Vlantis. Come with your memories and stories of Mike, as we share them together, and collect information to post publicly . "Sermons of Our Past: Reading and Reflecting on a Sermon." Contact Aileen Cloonan with questions about our All Souls meetings.

We come together for community and sharing twice a month, alternating between All Souls and Westminster Village North. You are welcome to come to one or both groups. Drop-ins are welcome! We will meet on July 16 at Westminster Village North. Meet in the lobby by 12:30, and we will head up to the meeting room together. Contact Virginia Defourneaux for questions about our Westminster meetings.
Exploring UU
Sunday, July 7, 12-1:30pm, Room 4

Curious about this thing called "Unitarian Universalism?” Join us for Exploring UU July 7 from 12-1:30pm in Room 4 of our Religious Education wing. Exploring UU is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism, a conversation with Rev. Kayla, and a space in which you can ask your questions. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact our Membership Coordinator Allison Zafiratos or note your interest on your Connection Card. RSVP 48 hours in advance for childcare.
Important Announcements and Events
Ministerial Coverage Update

Rev. Kayla is stepping in as the main summer Minister for the months of June and July while Rev. Anastassia is taking her annual time off.
Beacon Lighter Awards

Beacon Lighter Awards are given annually to hard-working volunteers at All Souls that deserve to be recognized. Please submit your nominations to Betty Lynch ( bjlynch13@yahoo.com ) by June 21. Awards will be presented at the Sunday Service on June 23. Send a brief email with your nomination or nominations and explain why you are nominating them.
Apply to be a Pastoral Associate!

Pastoral Associates are the folks who help care for us when we're in need by visiting with us, or checking in to see what we might be needing. Traditionally, our Pastoral Associates have interacted with those congregants who are confined to their homes. This year, a new sub-team will be working with the congregation-at-large. If you're interested in learning more and being on either team, please email Rev. Kayla . Let her know why you're interested in joining, and any questions you have.
Apply to be a Worship Associate!

Over the course of this year, we have been blessed with the stories and thoughts of our Worship Associates. They've made us laugh, cry, and cracked open the worship message in surprising and heartfelt ways. Now, you can join them. Fill out the online application form at this link by August 1.
Deepening in Leadership?

Would you like the opportunity to deepen in your own leadership capacity in our faith, and make connections with others across the region? This summer our MidAmerica region is hosting Midwest Leadership School in Decorah, Iowa (July 14-20) and a Spiritual Leadership Retreat in Cincinnati, Ohio (August 3-8) . Please let the office know if you have interest in these programs.
Opportunities to Serve at Coffee Hour

We have opportunities for Coffee Hour is going to continue being as successful as it has been. We need individuals or groups to sign-up for the summer months. It takes 8-10 people bringing food, 3 to set-up and clean, and 3-4 to serve and keep the table supplied. Even if you aren’t in a group that often hosts, you can gather your own group to ensure the continuation of the social part of the All Souls Sunday experience. Also, if you aren’t familiar with hosting, you can count on Sue Bessmer, Doris Cantrell, or Betty Lynch to be there to oversee the routine. To get on the schedule, call or text Doris Cantrell or Betty Lynch. 
Want a ride? Want to give a ride?

Would it be helpful for you to get to church if you carpooled with someone and they could drive you? Would you enjoy carpooling to church with someone who would like a ride? If so, email Rev. Kayla , and she can include you in our Rideshare Ministry - we need a couple more drivers! Those involved have been really enjoying the opportunity to get to know other All Souls folks better, and report feeling more connected to others and purpose.
Ethics Roundtable Group Cancelled

The Ethics Roundtable group that met on Tuesday afternoons will no longer be meeting.
Library Pick of the Week

Check out the book This is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin, available now in the All Souls Library! Godin has taught and inspired million of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walk of life via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. No matter what your product or service, this book will help you re-frame how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it.
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 needed! They can be left in the food pantry room (lower level, marked "Nursery") 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.
Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Apology Letter
 
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association wish to offer an apology on behalf of the institution, for the harm done by failing to take appropriate action arising from sexual misconduct committed by one of their members. To read the full letter, click here .
In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers
Mike Vlantis's family has donated his lift chair to us. If you or someone you know could use this, please contact office@allsoulsindy.org for more details.

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 .
Action
Add your name to this petition to #ShutDownHomestead because it is unacceptable that children are #stillincages in this country. In this time of hate-filled policies based in fear and scarcity, Unitarian Universalists know that love must be the guide for our actions and our future. Let’s show the children being jailed at Homestead Detention Center in Florida they are not alone.

Support Building the Beloved Community:
Serving a Meal at Our Freedom School,
11:30am-1pm, June 17—July 25
 
The Indianapolis Freedom School Partnership expands the impact and legacy of CDF Freedom Schools© program to dismantle patterns of socio-economic deprivation, empower communities by promoting literacy, foster civic engagement, and develop our future leaders.
 
Want to get an insider's view of the magic that happens at our All Souls Indianapolis Freedom School? Help build the Beloved Community by volunteering to serve lunch during the week! Sign up  here  to volunteer. Questions may be directed to  families@allsoulsindy.org

All meals are delivered to the church ready to put in the oven. Preparing and serving the meals involves cooking the hot or warm food to the required temperatures, arranging meal components on trays, serving the scholars (fun to see them!), completing some paperwork, and cleaning up before and after.
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 NUUSWEEK Insert by Tuesday. 12pm to weekly@allsoulsindy.org