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Reopening Plan

The Board of Trustees is considering the option of resuming modified in-person Sunday services in August. COVID positivity rates have been low , hospitalizations have dropped immensely, and vaccination rates are climbing. Before a final decision is made, the Transition Team will provide feedback, and the incoming Interim Minister (when that hire is complete) will be consulted. Resumption of in-person services, when it happens, would be with these guidelines: 1) wearing of masks would be required inside the church building; 2) socially distanced seating would be available in the Small Hall; 3) all Fellowship activities would occur outside the church building; 4) there would be no congregational singing; and 5) there would be no passing of baskets (for example, during the Offertory). In addition, steps would be taken to protect the health of the unvaccinated children attending RE classes; and Zoom and/or live-streaming options would be available for all who prefer not to attend the in-person service.
The Building and Grounds Team has been busily preparing the church building for a safe return to in-person services and other church activities. As noted before, the church is now available for use by existing affinity groups as long as those groups 1) follow safety protocols and 2) schedule their church use ahead of time through the church office. A decision is still to be made on the use of church spaces by outside groups; such use is currently prohibited.

 

Adult RE

On behalf of all the co-leaders of our Faith Forward Adult RE program this year, thank you to all our participants that made this rookie year such a fun and meaningful time together. If there are any workshops you missed and would like to view from our Private YouTube channel, please reach out to Dee at for access. Available workshops to view are:
May: Sustaining Spiritual Practices
April: The Seasons & Seasonings of our Spiritual Lives
March: UU Theology: Our 6 Sources
February: UU History 101 Part 3: ASUUC & Transcendentalism

 

Services available in the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Springs Resources are available at HELPCOS, a list of services available in the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.  Check here for those experiencing homelessness.

 

Partners in Housing

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.

 

King Soopers Rewards

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. 

 

Events and Events Calendar  

ASUUC Green Sanctuary Team is Forming

Evony McKenna shared a bit about the Green Sanctuary process in the Congregational Meeting Packet and at the Congregational Meeting. This team will work on assessment and planning for mitigation of climate change as well as either working with an ecosystem or a front-line community impacted by climate change. This involves building a team and educating the congregation, assessing the congregation and community, creating an action plan, creating a final report, and ultimately becoming accredited as a Green Sanctuary. Would you like to be involved in moving our congregation to become a Green Sanctuary? We are forming a team to work on this. We hope to have an organizational meeting towards the end of July. Please email Evony McKenna if you’d like to be included in this important work.

Sunday Morning Listening Circles

Karla Crescenta will facilitate two Sunday morning Listening Circles in All Souls’ Garden, July 11 and August 8 8:30-9:30am. BYO chair, hat and water. All ages and genders are welcome. For more information contact Karla.

 

Radical Self-Acceptance Group

The Radical Self-Acceptance group every Thursday at 11:00 am. We are currently discussing the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  Join us via ZOOM.  FMI, contact Judie McMath.
 

Men’s Group

The ASUUC Men’s Group is open to anyone at All Souls who identifies as male. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month. For more information, please email Ed Benn.

Community Caring Team

Thank you to the volunteers who donated up to 50 multi-item snack and drink packages for our house-less neighbors with COVID-19 who are currently sheltered at the City Auditorium.   A special thanks to the Community Caring Team members who picked up items from other donors and delivered them to the church.  Good work friends!

 

Fundemic Fundraiser

The first part of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church annual fundraiser is now over.  Thanks to everyone that participated in the Online Auction. The second part, our traditional Auction Night, will happen in 2021 whenever we can hold it safely at the church.  Keep checking back for details!

 

Calling for RE Volunteers

All are invited to our volunteer information/orientation sessions! A lot of our past RE volunteers are educators and currently employed in the school systems. As you can imagine, they are very overwhelmed this year, understandably, and cannot commit to helping out in RE this year. However, we cannot run our program without volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering this year in e-RE, contact Dee.

 

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