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Sunday mornings, 9:30 – 10:25 a.m.  Adult Forum: facilitated by Charlie Baldwin and guest presenters. Lively discussions and presentations on timely topics of interest. All are welcome.  No need to register.

Upcoming Worship Services, December, 2017, and January, 2018Upcoming services

Small Groups:  All Souls has a number of small groups who meet regularly for exploration and fun. Each group centers around a particular focus, meets regularly throughout the year, is open to all and easy to join. Small groups are a good way for newcomers to get to know others in the congregation.  All of these groups welcome new members at any time of the year.  See descriptions and contact information at the bottom of this page.

Chalice Circles beginning in September:  We will have two Chalice Circles this fall:  2nd and 4th Wed, 10:30 a.m.-noon, beginning September 27. Facilitated by John and Jane Murphy.
1st and 3rd Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., beginning October 4. Facilitated by Nancy Olson.

December 10 & January 14:  The next two Powerful Conversations on Race are focused on Religious Life, Spirituality and Racial Identity. These conversations, presented by Spirit & Place, are discussions centered around the book “The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence.” These are not a book group or a lecture series. This is an opportunity to engage in deep conversation around race. December 10 and January 14, 3-5pm at the MLK Community Center, 40 W 40th St. Find more information here: RSVPs are greatly appreciated here:

December 17:   Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Children and Youth Holiday Party! Join our children and youth in their classrooms after the service on December 17. They will have special treats, games, and activities from winter holidays around the world. Congregants gave the party rave reviews last year. No need to RSVP, just come to the RE Wing after the service.

December 20 & 21:   This year’s Winter Solstice Celebration, a collaboration among Central Indiana UUs, has expanded to two performances on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21, 7pm, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43rd St. The event will also be presented at the Indiana Women’s Prison in January. All ages, voices, gender identities, and skill levels are welcome in the choir—you pick what part you want to sing. Sign up to sing in the choir, volunteer, and more here: https://  Find more information here: http:// or contact Pam, 317-213-7522,

December 24:   Christmas Eve Services. We will have two services on Christmas Eve.  The morning will be a typical ASUC multigenerational worship service. There will be no classes that morning, but we will have child care for infants through three-years-old. Return for the evening Soup Supper beginning at 5 and Christmas Eve Pageant at 6pm. Contact Nancy at if your children or youth are interested in participating in the pageant. Pageant rehearsals will be December 10 after the service and Saturday afternoon, December 23. We also need adult helpers and costume organizers.

Small Groups: 

Brunch Brothers: This group is open to all men of All Souls and guests.  They meet at Unleavened Bread Cafe at 30th and Central. Meets 4th Saturday (usually), 9:00-11:00 a.m. Contact:  Ollie Howe

Exploring Our World: This group alternates between meeting at church one month and going on “field trips” to explore interesting sites in and around Indianapolis. Meets 3rd Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Backus Library or Planned “Field Trip”. Contact:  Judy Murphy

Gen-Xers: 30- and 40-somethings meet in a small group discussion format for conversation and community. This group is on hiatus, but contact Tom for information about when the group be
gins again.  Contact: Tom Mulcahy

Goddess Group: All women are welcome to enjoy a potluck dinner and good conversation and community.  We usually start talking about our daily lives, but discussions then range far afield. Meets 4th Friday (usually), 6:30-9:00 p.m., Beattie Room.  Contact:  Jenny Yumibe

Humanists: The Secular Humanists Group strives to strengthen bonds between church members in the group by talking about ourselves, life, and ideas we are interested in. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Room 4.  Contact: Mike Middleton

Memoirs II: This long-standing group meets to write and share memoirs and personal stories. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., Backus Library.  Contact: Linda Burns

New Age Spirituality Book Club: Books relating to “New Age” spirituality and unusual phenomenon are chosen, read and discussed by the group.  Meets  4th Sunday, 12:00 p.m., Backus Library.  Contact: Sharon Harris

Sharing Our Lives: This group discusses general topics chosen from a Small Groups Handbook that the UUA provides or selected by the group. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m, Backus Library.  Contact: Mike Vlantis or Linda Burns

Soul Sisters: A group for women who seek to form supportive relationships and share their lives.  Meets 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. at Lulu’s Bakehouse, W. 86th Street.  Contact:  Barb Howe

Zest in Living:  Zest is about living life with gusto.  We laugh, we listen, we share our life experiences as we explore a wide range of topics of living. Meets 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m., member’s home near 71st and Keystone.  Contact:  Don Killingbeck