Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Our vision is to be a beacon of religious freedom for all, welcoming and celebrating diversity. Grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles, we support individual spiritual journeys, lifelong learning and creative expression. Together, through personal and social action, we transform our community and our world.
Our mission is to promote spiritual growth and intellectual freedom through worship, drawing on wisdom from many traditions, lifelong religious education, music, arts, and creative expression, social and environmental activism, and fair and democratic governance.
Upcoming Events at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Past Events at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Join us for our monthly vegetarian potluck, to learn about Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indianapolis, and to tap into all the incredible work we are doing to respond to climate change!
Because much of our team is in Washington D.C. this Monday, we’ll be delaying our monthly meeting until the third Monday of the month, June 17th. It has been a month packed with events, which I can’t wait for us to talk about together. Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, author of “A case for a Carbon Tax” will be our monthly speaker.
Tags: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indianapolis, June Vegetarian Potluck and Gathering
Join us for our vegetarian potluck and monthly meeting.
We will listen to the CCL national call with Amanda Ripley, a reporter who practices “solutions journalism” that digs below oversimplified narratives to get to the deeper truths about people and society. In the process, she has come across a way to address conflict that results in a more satisfying outcome: Complicate the narrative. As we engage in the difficult conversations needed to arrive at solutions to preserve a livable world, Amanda offers the tools to disrupt the intractable conflict that impedes our progress. Amanda has written for The Atlantic, Time magazine, Slate and the Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.
Tags: vegetarian potluck, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indiana, monthly meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
Seating is first-come, first-served … and disappear quickly! Arrive early; doors open at 6:30 pm.
Experience the Magic of Winter Solstice
Indianapolis area congregations come together in an earth-affirming celebration of the return of the Light–the only one of its kind in central Indiana.
The 14th Indianapolis Winter Solstice Celebration will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, on
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.
The event is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
This family-friendly, non-denominational event celebrates the return of the sun, weaving stories and songs together for a night that ranges from meditative to raucous … all of it deeply powerful and joyous. It’s more than a performance, it’s more than a worship service. It’s a feast of sound and spirit.
While many are caught up in the hectic pace of the holiday season this time of year, Indianapolis area congregations and community members are preparing to honor the return of the Light on the longest night year.
The celebration is based on the Winter Solstice Singing Ritual by
Julie Forrest Middleton and Stasa Morgan Appel. This year, the Solstice Choir is conducted by Pam Blevins Hinkle, former conductor of the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, director of the Spirit & Place Festival, and co-leader of Song Squad. Lē Weaver provides original music, with sanctuary and altar design by local artists Stephanie Lewis Robertson, Kate Oberreich, and others.
If you’ve never attended, let us tell you a little about the event. Setting the mood is …
• the fantastic space in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
• twinkle lights and candle light
• instruments ranging from djembe (African drum) to cello and synthesizer
• a celebration choir, conducted by Pam Blevins Hinkle
• original music by Le Weaver
• spectacular visuals by Stephanie Lewis Robertson and Kate Oberreich
• based on a beautiful ritual published by Emerald Earth Publishing
Oh, and we can’t forget the fun feast afterwards. Everyone pitches in for the feast, bringing delicious finger food to share while connecting with other attendees.
Volunteer to help out that evening. Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5PXW3C2
The Indy Winter Solstice Celebration is a collaboration among Central Indiana Unitarian Universalists—All Souls Unitarian Church, Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church, Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church, Sacred Path Unitarian Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, and Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Hendricks County—along with CircleWebWorks, and Zemlin Photo.
For more information about the Indy Winter Solstice Celebration, visit the event website: http://www.indysolstice.com/
See photos from Zemlin Photo from the 2014 Indy Winter Solstice Celebration (by Karl Zemlin): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.741502092599539.1073741861.116121241804297&type=3
Tags: Indy Winter Solstice Celebration, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Join us on Thursday, November 15th for the wrap-up of the Indy Community Innovation Lab. We’ll be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (615 W 43rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208) from 5:30-7:30 pm. Reception with food begins at 5:00 pm.
For the last 18 months, we’ve explored how the arts and artistic practices can help catalyze new thinking to spur innovative solutions to some of our more pressing social concerns. Working with EMC Arts, a New York City based consulting firm, we delved into how to support formerly incarcerated men and women, as well as youth aging out of foster care as they transition into the wider community. A few of the questions we asked during this process include:
– What do they need to be able “to make it”?
– How can community support this transition?
– What works, doesn’t work?
– What are we not seeing and understanding about the obstacles and opportunities?
– And more…
What emerged were 6 different pilot initiatives ranging from entrepreneurship opportunities in the arts, healing circles to address unrequited grief, the power of storytelling and so much more!
So, join us on November 15th to get insight into the process, our learnings and how you can support these efforts as they continue to evolve and move forward.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
Finally, we would greatly appreciate it if you would RSVP so that we can have an accurate head count for the reception.
This project is a collaboration with EmcArts, Groundwork Indy, Kheprw Institute and Spirit and Place.
Tags: Indy Community Innovation Lab, EMC Arts, how to support formerly incarcerated men and women, as well as youth aging out of foster care as they transition into the wider community
Open to all Social Entrepreneurs and those interested in Social Enterprise. Six different topics covered by experienced coaches. Each participant can choose three different 20 minute coaching sessions. Lunch provided (Box lunch with vegetarian option available) $9 for members and $13 for non-members.
Tags: Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprise