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Love In Action

April 25, 2024

All events are open and drop-ins are welcome, unless otherwise stated. If no contact person is listed, call 317-545-6005 or email the office at with questions.

Upcoming Service: Sunday at 10:00am

Join us this coming Sunday!

Join Rev. Katie, Gabe Perbieri, Annie Rayhill  and the Music team as we sing songs of hope and freedom together. If you need a pick me up, this is the service!

  • Stream our service live on Youtube
  • View last week's recorded service here
  • Give to All Souls here.

What's Next in Faith Formation

April 28

RE: Soul Matters/Spirit Play

  • 11:00am - Social Hour & Lunch Provided by Welcome Congregation Team (Harris Hall)
  • 11:30am - Adult Forum: Transforming Hearts Collective (Beattie Room)

May 5

RE Makerspace

  • 11:00 am Social Hour (Harris Hall)
  • 11:30am - Spring Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)

Video Tutorial for Saying our Covenant in Spanish.

Sign up to sponsor Sunday sanctuary flowers here.

Summary of Upcoming May Events

Please reference our COVID policy for our guidelines. How to Submit to In The Know! Do you have a submission you want to publicize in In The Know? We collect all submissions via google form. Click here to submit your info. 

All Souls Indy is on Social Media! Follow our Facebook page here & our Instagram @allsoulsindy. Read our Blogs here and keep up on events at our homepage.

Upcoming Events At All Souls

Transforming Hearts - Adult Forum April 28th (Lunch Provided!)

The Welcoming Congregation Team invites everyone to attend the Adult Forum on April 28 for the 1st of 6 Transforming Hearts Collective sessions. Session 1 - Introduction to Beloved Community - Welcome as a Spiritual Practice will consist of viewing a video and then engaging in a discussion.

To kick off this series, the Welcoming Congregation Team is providing lunch for all right after service on Sunday in Harris Hall. Come for the delicious lunch from a minority-owned local restaurant and stay for the engaging topic and discussion. We hope you'll join us on Sunday.

New Theist Group Planning Meeting April 29th

The newly formed Theist Group is now meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm, in the All Souls library. On Monday April 29th, Nancy Olson will be meeting with the group to explore ideas for organizing meaningful meetings and welcoming new people. All who are interested in the variety of ways we experience spirituality and in connecting with others are welcome to join. Contact Sheri Jordan, or Ellen Mathia, with questions or if you would like more information about the group.

Spanish Conversation with Gloria Kellogg - May 2nd

Are you learning Spanish, or want to get better at conversational Spanish? Come and practice your Spanish with Gloria, Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm. in the church library. Questions? Contact Gloria:

Global Labyrinth Day on May 4th

Join the All Souls Labyrinth Circle on May 4th for the global day of walking the labyrinth. The All Souls canvas labyrinth will be available for walking. Open to all. Learn more about labyrinths and World Labyrinth Day at If you have questions about the All Souls labyrinth or walking ours on the 4th, please message

Spring Congregational Meeting - May 5, 11:30 am

Join us for this in-person Congregational Meeting after the service. At this meeting, we will elect and commission our leadership. We will also vote to approve the budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year and to approve the proposed bylaw amendments. 

This will be an in-person meeting only, and we will be accepting absentee ballots (see link below). Please attend in-person if possible so we have a quorum.

Though all are welcome to attend, voting is limited to the members of our congregation. To be eligible to vote, you must have signed the membership book prior to February 5, 2024 and have made a contribution of record (of any amount) within calendar year 2023 or 2024. If you have a question about whether you are eligible to vote, please email prior to May 5.


  • Read the full announcement and agenda HERE.
  • Election Info: Bios for slate of Officers and Trustees can be found HERE.
  • Proposed 2024-25 Budget: Can be found HERE.
  • Budget Video: Can be found HERE.
  • Bylaws Amendments:
  • A summary of proposed by-laws amendments can be found HERE.
  • A red-lined version of the bylaws with proposed amendments can be found HERE.
  • Julia VanDeren will be available in the Social Hall to answer bylaws questions after the service on April 28; you may email questions to


Absentee ballots will be accepted via THIS FORM up until 10:00 am on May 5. The three absentee ballot questions will be:

  1. I approve the motion to elect the slate of Officers and Trustees presented by the Leadership and Nominations Committee.
  2. I approve the motion to adopt the proposed bylaw amendments.
  3. I approve the motion to adopt the Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget.

Mark Your Calendars for May 18th

All Souls, Heartland, Oaklandon and Unitarian Universalists of Indianapolis (UUI) congregants are invited to a summit from 9 am to 3pm on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at All Souls Unitarian Church. This seminar will be led by the Rev. Sharon Dittmar of the UUA MidAmerica Region. Together, the four Indy Metro congregations will consider how our congregations' shared and overlapping histories shape our present and future. We will examine how working together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant, and engaged UU presence in the Indy Metro area while honoring each congregation's unique identity. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Please register by May 1st!

Blood Drive - June 2nd

Our next blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We will be signing up blood donors soon in Harris Hall.. If you know now that you'll be able to donate then and would like to reserve a time slot, please contact Jim Schrementi at Thanks for all your past support of this important mission -- each donation you make can serve up to three people in need of blood products.

Take Me Out to the Ball Park... June 18th

It’s time for All Souls to play ball! Join your All Souls friends or make friends at the spacious and welcoming Victory Field in Indianapolis as our home town heroes the Indiana Indians battle it out with the Iowa Cubs on June18th at 7:05; gates open at 6:30. Tickets are $15 dollars each, and full scholarships are available. It’s also DOLLAR MENU night! Bring your appetite and devour hot dogs, peanuts, potato chips, popcorn, Cracker Jack® and churros, all available for just a buck. Here's a link to gluten free & vegan menu options.

This is an all ages event! Click here to register! If you would like a scholarship, please select that option!

Check Out Our May Programs Here


We're Looking for a Gas Grill

Summer is approaching and we would love to have a gas grill (or 2) for the cookouts and pitch ins we are planning for summer. We also realized that a grill is a great way to cook our hot dogs for other events like Fall Fest and Spring Fest. Think of All Souls if you are upgrading your grill and have one to donate or simply would like to donate a grill. Contact:

Teddy Rayhill Will Be Performing in Cinderella May 9th - May 11th

Come and see Teddy Rayhill in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at Carmel High School. Teddy plays Jean-Michel, who sounds like a UU: "A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class"!

There are four performances from Thursday May 9th to Saturday May 11th. Get your tickets here. (If you have trouble with the link, search "Carmel High School Cinderella", and click on "Tickets".)

Don't Throw Away Your Eclipse Viewing Glasses!

Eclipse Glasses USA is collecting used (but undamaged) eclipse glasses to share with schools in Latin America so school-aged children can view the eclipse in August of this year. Bring your glasses to the church and we will send a package of all glasses collected.

If You Shop at Kroger, Consider Linking Your Card to ASUC Their Community Rewards Program

From Jan 2024 - March 31st 2024, 44 Indianapolis Families passively raised $105.20 for All Souls Unitarian Church. Please link your Kroger Rewards card to All Souls Unitarian Church through the Community Rewards program online or at the Kroger service desk.

Get to Know Your Capital Planning Committee

During recent All Souls gatherings or a Town Hall, you may have heard references to the

“Capital Planning Committee.” This group was chartered in February as an official standing committee of the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for developing a long-term plan and informed projections for the All Souls building and grounds and maintenance investments and needs, as well as board-approved carbon neutral goals. Its evaluations of available options include financial considerations, cost-benefit analyses, forecasted need and optimal utilization based on congregational size, activities, and goals. Reporting directly to the board, the Capital Planning Committee works closely with the Finance Committee in advising the board on major building and grounds purchases and improvements. Members of this new committee are chairperson Betty Lynch, Bruce Russell-Jayne, Matt Miller, Ron Kieper, Ellen Mathia and Bonnie Haruch-Kenyon.

Keep Those Pledges Coming In

For any who have not yet pledged, we look forward to hearing from you soon. You can complete this form to let us know your pledge amount, or if you prefer to let us know another way, you can reach out to Mariah, our office administrator. If a member of the stewardship team has reached out to you by phone or email, you can also always ask their assistance in submitting your pledge.

Joys & Sorrows - In Our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers

If you have a joy or concern to share with the community, please use this link.

If you need Pastoral Care, please call 317-210-0124.

Volunteer Corner

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help with coffee hour for 2024 dates. Helping with the coffee hour is a great way to connect with fellow congregants and to help make Sundays a great experience for visitors. Sign up here.

Social Justice Corner

Environmental Racism in Indianapolis

On Sunday, March 24th, All Souls hosted an excellent presentation by Benjamin Clark, from the Unearthed Speakers Bureau via a grant from the Indiana Humanities Council. The presentation, entitled, “The Slow Violence of Environmental Racism in Indianapolis” covered how white supremacy in our city has long influenced policy decisions which have routinely decimated the environmental resources of non-white communities.

Clark focused on his work with the Riverside and Martindale-Brightwood communities, and also discussed his current role with the Indy Toxic Heritage project team ( The team is gathering narratives and research to create a traveling exhibit to educate and encourage conversation in recognition of the environmental damage done to Indianapolis’s most vulnerable communities. The exhibit will appear at select Indy Park locations beginning this summer.

Finally, for those who wish to connect with Indiana organizations who are working towards environmental justice, Clark recommended the following:

You can watch the entire presentation here.

If there are things you would like to see included in this section, please reach out Dorian Condre and/or Julia VanDeren.


Wondering How to Say Our Covenant in Spanish?

Rev. Katie created this video to help you feel more fluent with it. You can find the video here.

Do you have questions about Article 2?

Check out these resources and don’t hesitate to reach out to Rev. Katie with questions!

2024 UU General Assembly - Registration is Open

The 2024 UU General Assembly meeting slated for June 20 - 24th will be entirely virtual, and registration is already open! Here is the link so you can go ahead and enjoy early registration savings. If you would like to serve as a delegate from All Souls, please email by June 1, or as soon as you have registered. Delegates will be voting on the proposed revision to Article II, among other things. Learn more about delegate responsibilities HERE.

The Board of Trustees will certify all delegates. If more delegates apply than there are openings, the board will select the delegates from the pool. All Souls, based on membership size, has 5 delegate spots for General Assembly.

List of All Souls Groups and Contacts

Check out this list of All Souls Groups! A hard copy of this list was shared at the Congregational Meeting last Sunday. It is available to help you get connected. Getting connected may mean knowing the right person to ask questions of or offer suggestions to. Or it may mean finding an activity that you want to get involved in. Either way, this is a handy resource for staying connected at All Souls.

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For announcements, joys and sorrows, and events happening in the next 3-4 weeks, submit your notice for the In the Know E-mail Blast by Monday 5pm using this link .


Items submitted for In The Know will be added as space allows in Sunday Orders of Service. Priority for inclusion in the OOS is given to soonest upcoming and to congregational matters.