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Love In Action

June 6, 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 the All Souls Youth: Elie Rayhill, Lydia Leal, and Teddy Rayhill, along with, Rev. Katie, Nancy Olson, Gabe Perbieri, Crystal Francis, the All Souls Music team and special guest drag performer April Rosé for a Pride service to remember!

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

What's Next in Faith Formation

June 9

  • 9:00 am Quiet Reflection (Library)
  • 11:00 am Social Hour (Harris Hall)
  • 11:30 am Multigen Maker Space (RE Wing)
  • 11:30 am Adult Forum (Beattie Room)

Summary of June 4th Town Hall Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the town hall meeting this past Tuesday evening. We had a great turn out and it's so encouraging to see so many people truly engaged in our conversations about the future of our church! Below you will find a link to the AI summary of the meeting as well as a link to the recording. Let us know if you have any questions or additional comments.

Link to the AI Summary

Link to the Recording (passcode: 8vVP57!&)

Video Tutorial for Saying our Covenant in Spanish.

Sign up to sponsor Sunday sanctuary flowers here.

New to All Souls? Check out this Welcome Packet.

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

Indianapolis Pride Parade and Festival on June 8th

All Souls will be joining with three other Indy metro-area UU congregations to represent Unitarian Universalism in this year's Indy Pride Parade and Festival. We will walk together in the parade and jointly staff a booth in the festival grounds. If you are interested in catching up with us at the parade or festival and haven't previously signed up to participate, OR if you ordered a shirt and have not yet picked it up, please email Mariah or Jennifer, BEFORE Saturday.

Adult Forum June 9th: Knotty Conversations

Have you been hearing about the Knotty Conversations classes? The one offered through the UU Institute on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture? Participants from the first Knotty Conversations will be sharing their experiences and ideas at the Adult Forum this Sunday, June 9. Come and join in the conversation and learn about the ways we are continuing to learn and grow.

June 10 Board of Trustees Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 pm via Zoom

Members and friends are welcome to attend the public board meeting.  Agendas for board meetings can be found HERE.

Our final board meeting of the church year will be held June 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm via Zoom.

Approved meeting minutes can be found HERE and on the All Souls governance webpage.

Guiding Vision of Ministry:

Together we create transformative experiences each week that fuel people forward into their lives in the community, and then they come back for more.


Creating Clear Paths of Connection & Belonging to Strengthen and Facilitate Fierce Commitment to Social Justice and Multigenerational Engagement

Radical Hospitality & Inclusion

Create a Culture of Healthy Conflict

Chocolate and Wine Event June 15th

Cindy Lorentson Cook will be hosting the fourth annual chocolate and wine event on Saturday, June 15, at 6:00 in her beautiful house and gardens (1748 Brer Rabbit Dr., Greenwood, IN). This is a Channing Club event, but all are welcome! The cost is a paltry $5 per person or the contribution of an hors d'oeuvre, a dessert or wine or other beverage to share. As always, non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well as alcoholic ones. If you'd like to attend, please sign up during Coffee Hour at the Channing Club table or just let me know ( Hope to see you there!

Special Juneteenth Recital at All Souls

As part of a celebration for Juneteenth, All Souls will welcome Amanda Thomas for a recital on June 19 at 7pm. Amanda Thomas is a Chicagoland musician, renowned for her clear and resonant tone, is an exceptionally versatile singer. Raised in the Black church, she began singing gospel from childhood, and later expanded her repertoire by studying jazz and later the bel canto style of singing in college. Effortlessly transitioning between genres, Amanda has led workshops and performed at large General Assemblies as a soloist, choir member, worship leader, and choir director for hundreds of singers.

All Ages Summer Event - Sunday, June 23rd

Visit the Taylor Center of Natural History and tour Koteewi Trace in Strawtown Koteewi Park Learn about the archaeological discoveries and rich histories of this area in Hamilton County. Meet at the history center at 1:30 pm, for a 2:00 tour. 

Silent Auction Time!

Calling on all congregants to donate items you have that are still good and useful or beautiful but which you no longer need. This helps you get some space while helping the church raise some badly needed funds (also the bidders gets those items so win-win-win).

I only want smaller items (no furniture please). Handcrafted items are especially nice (I'll have a few of them to donate). I collect coins and I'll be parting with some of my collection.

The sale is confirmed for June 30th. The items you donate should bring in at least $20 or more. Specialty Baskets are great too (gardening, chocolate, pampering, etc). Vacation spots or homes on a lake make for good auction items if you happen to be that fortunate. Services are also welcomed but will be expected to be completed in a timely manner.

Feel free to contact me with questions and to make arrangements for donations. Thank you. Betty Lynch, Member of the Fund Raising Team; 317-459-9230 /

Adult Faith Formation Team Forming - Organizing Meeting July 16th

It's time to organize our Adult Faith Formation Team (AFF Team)! Of course everything we do at All Souls is faith formation. It's all of the many ways we show up for ourselves, each other and the world around us as we connect, serve, advocate, learn and grow. The AFF Team is the group who focuses specifically on adult lifespan learning by curating the classes, discussions, chalice circles and workshops. Our first information/organizing meeting is Tuesday, July 16, 6:30-8 pm, in person with a Zoom option. Join us with your ideas, thoughts and questions to this first meeting and find out how you might be involved with strengthening adult lifespan learning this coming year. Contact Nancy,

Save the Date for Mental Health First Aid!

On Sat., Aug, 24, 2024 All Souls will offer a professionally led, 6 hour training called Mental Health First Aid. The training will be from 9 am- 4 pm, at All Souls. Participants will learn how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is funded by our Mental Health Grant and will be at no cost to participants. More details will follow next month.


Share Your Thoughts and Stories About Membership

Dorian wants to hear your thoughts on membership! Schedule time with Dorian to share what membership means to you, why you are a member at All Souls, and stories about your membership. Set up a meeting here.

Memoirs? Memories?

Do you have an interesting story you would like to share? We would like to hear your story and we would like to tell you ours. Our small group usually meets the third Thursday of each month in the church library at 10:30. If you would like more information please contact Linda Burns or 317-257-6691 at home or 317-627-4933 cell.

Please Do Not Leave Doors Propped Open

We kindly ask for your cooperation in ensuring the safety and well-being of our church by not leaving exterior doors propped open. While we understand the convenience this may offer, it can lead to several issues including security risks, water damage, animal intrusion, and damage to our sacred space.

To help us maintain a safe, secure, and well-maintained church environment, please ensure that all exterior doors are properly closed after use. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated and helps us keep our church a welcoming place for everyone.

New Digital Welcome Packet

As we strive to be more welcoming, Dorian created a digital welcome packet. This Welcome Packet has been added to the linktree to help answer questions visitors might have. It includes information on Sunday mornings, staff contact info, links to important All Souls website pages, and more! Check it out and learn what is in it so you can help visitors navigate the packet!

Processing Church Hurt for LGBTQIA+ Community

All Souls is partnering with Allisonville Christian Church to offer space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to process church hurt.

We lament the ways that the Church has done harm to the queer community. Many of us in the LGBTQIA+ are left with stained glass cuts that hurt. Yet, there is a desire to reconnect with spirituality. Join 2 queer ministers in a journey of healing and reconnection for those who are spiritually curious and seeking community with other queer folks. These sessions are designed by queer folks for queer folks. For more information, please contact Dorian at

All Souls Has a Merch Store!

Buy a tshirt or sweatshirt with the All Souls logo and be on the lookout for more! All merch is shipped directly to you and a portion of the proceeds goes to All Souls. Ready to shop? Use this link.

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

Yay Reverend Katie!

Congratulations to Rev. Katie who was selected by the UUA Board of Trustees to serve on the Nominating Committee for the next Co-Moderator team of the UUA! The Co-Moderators hold the most important lay leader role in our faith and Rev. Katie will be part of the team that helps put forward candidates.

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

Are you in support of Palestinians? Would you like to see a Ceasefire?

There is a Proposed Action of Immediate Witness: Solidarity with Palestinians in front of the UU General Assembly. Our own Rev. Katie is among several sponsors of the resolution. You can learn more and, if you so choose, sign on to this resolution at

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by UUs for Justice in the Middle East

UU for Justice in the Middle East is leading some important conversations as we head into General Assembly. Learn more about 3 national webinars they are hosing in the coming weeks.

Help Support IUI Students at the Encampment

The IUI (formerly IUPUI) students at the encampment need your help and an All Souls team is gathering items to distribute. Can you donate energy drinks, snacks, tarps or items listed here: Are you willing to help coordinate? Bring items every Sunday in June and email Rev. Katie of you want to help drop items off!

(NEW) In addition to learning what items are needed at the encampment, you can also find resources developed by IU students for contacting City-County Councilors to call for a ceasefire resolution in Indianapolis. These resources as well as a community petition you can learn more about and sign onto can be found here.

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.


Do you have questions about Article 2?

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

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.

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. 

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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.