Our friends at Partners in Housing are in need of paper products such as paper towels, bathroom tissue, napkins, etc. They could also use cleaning supplies like dish soap, scouring powder, glass cleaner, etc. These items are stocked in the store where their families can shop free, thus helping to stretch their grocery money. A donation box is in the hall just outside the door to the great hall and your support will be appreciated.
The format for the use of King Soopers gift cards to donate money to All Souls has changed. You no longer need to have a physical gift card to designate funds for ASUUC. Go to the King Soopers website and sign in with your account or make a new account to go with your SooperCard. Once you do that, go the CommunityRewards website and search for “All Souls Unitarian.” Click the “Enroll” button, and you’re all set! Every time you shop at King Soopers, a portion of your purchase amount will be donated to ASUUC. There is no cost to you and the money is automatically donated to All Souls.
Be sure to check the Events Calendar for upcoming events and group meetings.
All Souls is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Colorado Springs Pridefest and March. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, 7/13-14. We will have a booth at the Pridefest in America the Beautiful Park both days and will be participating in the parade on Sunday morning. The Pridefest rules state that our tent must be staffed at all times that the festival is open (10am-6pm on Saturday, 7/13, and 10am-5pm Sunday, 7/14). With this in mind, we need lots of volunteers to occupy the booth during those times as well as people to carry our new banner during the parade on Sunday. Note that we need two crews during the parade, one to march and the other to staff the booth during that time. To sign up for the ASUUC tent at Pridefest, use the Signup Genius here. For a parade marching spot (Sunday), click here. The more people we have, the less each person has to put in. Walk the walk with us and support the Social Justice Action Team in this activity.
Fellow artists, come join our group. This gathering is meant to be friendly, relaxed, fun, and of course, creative! Bring in your favorite art supplies and a brown bag lunch. This month’s meeting is on 6/27. Creative time will be from 10am-11:30am, followed by a social lunch. Please email Pam Brown with your contact information (name and phone number) if you are interested. Please note that the Art club will only meet on the 4th Thursday of the month during the summer.
Ancient wisdom from many spiritual traditions tells us that what we experience in our external world is a direct reflection of our internal world. We have the option of living in a suffering state or a beautiful state; both are attainable, the choice is ours. Living in a beautiful state requires living in a higher state of consciousness; moving from I-consciousness to One-consciousness. Deeksha is a transference of energy that facilitates transformation into these higher states of consciousness. Please come join us every first and third Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the gathering space in the basement at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. From the founders of O&O Academy: “It doesn’t matter what the reasons are, all suffering is stupid.” Click here for more information.
One thing that we can all agree upon in the New Year is that we don’t take enough time for self-care and music can be a remedy for the most troubled soul. Take a little time out of your busy schedule 6-7 pm every third Wednesday of the month for All Souls’ Ukulele Club. We will watch tutorials and help one another learn how to play one of the world’s sweetest instruments. With only four strings and a bit of ambition, we will de-stress, have fun, and who knows: maybe learn how to play the ukulele. Please email ASUUC member Rosie Love with any questions.
Connecting with fellow survivors and having a safe place to release emotion and share our stories can be an essential part of healing from domestic and/or sexual violence. All Souls is providing a safe space for a secular women’s survivor support group 6-7pm every third Thursday of the month in the Small Hall. If you are interested in attending, please email ASUUC member Rosie Love to be put on the attending list. Given the sensitive nature of this group and for the safety of our survivors, the church will be locked and attendees will only be permitted entry if they are on the attending list.
Suset Marcantoni will be teaching a hula hoop class to all levels of hoopers at ASUUC. The class will run each Friday from 5:30-6:30pm. In recent years hooping has become popularized as a fitness regimen which can build strength, balance, and flexibility, while burning calories and building cardiovascular strength. A study by the American Council on Exercise found that a thirty-minute hooping workout can burn around 200 calories. All ages welcome, no experience needed. If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Classes will be limited to the first ten (10) people to sign up. Hoops are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The class is free, although donations are gladly accepted with 50% going to the cost of materials and the other 50% going to All Souls UU Church. Click here to RSVP.