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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:

Mindful Parenting Potluck April 29, 11:30, Beattie Room:
Parents and caregivers of younger children will meet for our monthly potluck and activities on Sunday, April 29. Our schedule is slightly different this month. Adults and children will potluck together from 11:30am-12pm in the Beattie Room. We will go to the Atrium for treats from 12-12:30pm. At 12:30 children will move to Room 6 with their child care workers, while adults return to the Beattie Room to explore connection and community through games and activities. All are welcome!

Reinventing Retirement Monthly Group:   This newly formed group is for retirees and soon-to-be
retirees who are looking for a regular place to share stories, ideas, and resources while strengthening a sense of community and support. Open to any retiree or soon-to-be retired person. Brown bag lunch the last Thursday of the month, beginning February 22. 11:30am-12pm, lunch, check-in and chat; 12-1:30pm facilitated discussion.

New Lifespan Class: Gentle Yoga! Member Ellen Syphers will begin leading a weekly yoga class
Tuesday 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.

Reinventing Retirement Monthly Group. This newly formed group is for retirees who are looking for a regular place to share stories, ideas and resources, while strengthening a sense of community and support. Open to any retiree. Brown bag lunch the last Thursday of the month, March 29 and April 26. 11:30am-12pm: lunch, check-in, and chat; 12-1:30pm: facilitated discussion.

May 13-20:  All Souls hosts homeless families with children at our church in cooperation with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN).  Volunteers are needed to provide food for evening meals, serve as hosts for the evening meals, drive the van from All Souls to the Family Promise Day Center daily, morning and evening, stay overnight at church each night, or help with setting up the bedrooms on May 13 or cleaning up the rooms on May 20.  Sign up to help in Harris Hall during Coffee Hour each Sunday beginning on April 15.

Women’s Retreat: May 18-20 at Lutheran Hills. A time for Reflection and Renewal. $115.00 includes
lodging, food, and materials. Limited scholarships available. For more information or to register,


 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