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Upcoming Activities

Adult Forum:  Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:25, Beattie Room (upstairs), facilitated by Charlie Baldwin and guest presenters.  Lively discussions and presentations on timely topics of interest.  All are welcome.  No need to register.  The Adult Forum is looking for speakers and topics to explore during Sunday morning.  The group is interested in a range of topics.  Pass on your ideas to Charlie Baldwin (he is here every Sunday morning by 9 am) or Nancy at 

Sunday Morning Meditation
The Sunday morning Meditation Group is becoming active again! Join us for a quiet time of meditation, contemplation, and a short discussion. We meet each week at 9:30am in Room 4. All are welcome. For more information contact Ellie Bachmann (317-257-6317).

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.

Adult Programs:

New Lifespan Class: Gentle Yoga! Member Ellen Syphers will begin leading a weekly yoga clasTuesday mornings, 10-11:15am, beginning March 6. The class is open to all interested in yoga postures, breath work, and guided relaxation. Chairs will be available, and postures can be adapted for all bodies. Ellen has practiced yoga for over 35 years. She is 200-hour certified through Cityoga and 500-hour certified through Heartland Yoga with an emphasis on therapeutic yoga. Drop-in; bring your yoga mat or we will have a few mats available to use; $5 per class.

June 18 to July 27:  Freedom School at All Souls.  Opportunities to Serve with Freedom School!
We are so grateful for the ways in which this congregation continues to step up and support our Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School®!  Can you help with afternoon enrichment activities for the youth at our Freedom School? What skills or interests could you share with them? What exciting and fun activities could you lead? In what ways can you make this program truly special for them? Please reach out to Rev. Elizabeth at with your ideas!

Volunteers are also needed for our food service. Two shifts are available daily: breakfast from 7:30-8:45am, and lunch from 11:30am-12:45pm. It’s easy and fun to do, and you can get to know our scholars a little better!  For more information or questions, contact MaryAnne Mathews ( Sign up link is

June 30:  Workshop, led by Julica Herrman de la Fuente, 2-5 p.m.  Childcare Provided

June 30:  7:00 p.m.  At All Souls.  Left Hander in London – The Earthquake, New and Improved Saturday, June 30, 2018 – 7pm Tickets are $15.00 and are available here or at the door. Proceeds benefit Black Lives UU.

Left Hander in London: The Earthquake is a must see! And the book is a must read afterward. Get ready to laugh, sing, be a little shocked. Maybe even shed a tear – hopefully just from laughing too hard. Additional information on the facebook event. Homemade desserts and beverages will be for sale.

About the ARTIST JJ Marie Gufreda is a Christian, a loving spouse and parent of three children and “Nonna” to four grandchildren. JJ is a successful businessperson, serving the past 20 years as President of GEI Inc., an Operations and Process Improvement and Diversity Consulting firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the President of the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce for six years and has spoken at several companies, churches, and organizations. She has been a frequent LGBT advocate at the Indiana Statehouse.

July 8: Summer Condensed Course: Exploring UU and Path to Membership on July 8 at 1pm To accelerate your learning about Unitarian Universalism in general and All Souls in particular, join us for Exploring UU and Path to Membership. Our sabbatical minister, Bill Breeden, will be offering this combo summer course on Sunday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Beattie Room. Refreshments will be provided.

Beginning with gathering time, welcoming words, and sharing our stories, the course will offer a great way to accelerate your knowledge about the history of Unitarian Universalism and get answers to your questions about All Souls. It’s designed for curious people who are searching for their own unique spiritual path and are new to All Souls and UU. All Souls members who attend usually learn a thing or two as well. Come as you are! If you will need child care, let us know when you RSVP. RSVP to Glennda McGann, membership development coordinator, at by July 3. We are looking for a minimum of four attendees to conduct the session, so reserve your spot today. See you there! Thanks for your interest in All Souls!

July 21:  Workshop, led by Julica Herrman de la Fuente, 2-5 p.m.  Childcare Provided


 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 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