We have donation bins in the front hall to assist our neighbors through Westside Cares, Partners in Housing, and Care and Share.
Please bring something from your pantry or closet to church on Sundays and drop it in the designted bin. Needed goods are listed above each bin. Our neighbors appreciate your generosity.
Worship Support Volunteers Needed
Our A/V Team needs more folks to run the slide show and live-stream the A/V feed to our remote audience. Training will be provided. If you’re interested, email Rick Schwartz, Production Coordinator.
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.
March 19 and April 16, in the Great Hall at 1:00 PM (following the service).
The Buildings and Grounds team has scheduled two after Sunday service forums to discuss a variety of church construction studies and projects
Among the projects to be discussed:
The funding grant request to the State Historic Fund, for renovation of the building exterior
The repairs to the west ramp
Possible upgrades to the playground: Photovoltaic solar panels, gazebo, new playground equipment, and other uses in the playground area
It is time again for our NavAd community to come together, show up for each other, and be the support system that makes our little community thrive. In honor of Ramadan and Islamic tradition, we have some special activities, discussions, (and treats!) planned for our session. We hope you all can make it!
Our session will follow an HPCUU worship service at 3:30 and Q&A session with the Board re: dissolvement of the church. To hold space for extended fellowship after, NavAd will meet in the back of the Fellowship Hall, behind the accordion door. Now more than ever it is so important that we hold onto the super-power of community. We look forward to being with you. This is taking place at High Plains UU Church, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Volunteer Team Fair
Save extra time after the church service on Sunday, April 2 for the VTF, which will be held in the Small Hall after service. Here you will get all the options for participating in the church in a significant way that does not involve money, but rather your time and talent!
Look for more in the upcoming weeks. Teams wishing to participate need to contact the Council Lead, BOT-VP@asuuc.net
Coffee Morning at La Tartine!
Join your HiP (High Plains Church UU) friends for coffee and a visit every 2nd Friday of the month 10am – Friday the 14th for April! We meet at La Tartine – a cozy café offering breakfast, lunch and delicious pastries at 1420 Kelly Johnson Blvd. This is a purely social time to visit over a cup of coffee and a yummy treat – AND ALL ARE WELCOME! Laughter and lively conversation are always on the menu!
Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of fantastic UUs. We are encouraging Members and Friends to consider the opportunity to meet LOTS and LOTS of like-minded people from all over the United states at General Assembly, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, in June.
Click on this link to get the details of the informative and exciting opportunities that will be presented at General Assembly.
All Souls is allowed three voting delegates. If you are interested in being a delegate, please let the Board know by Sunday, March 19.
Delegates will represent the viewpoint of our congregation during the vote for proposals and adoptions of policy.
UU Science Group
We discuss a variety of Science related topics, from journals, newspapers or just anyone’s scientific curiosity. Please join us in a relaxed atmosphere and on zoom, you never know what you can learn! First and Third Wednesdays 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM in the Small Hall and on Zoom. For more info, or to RSVP, e-mail Marion Ceruzzi
Shining Mountain Sangha – Inspired by the Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
Shining Mountain Sangha has gathered at All Souls every week for 20 years. We meet every Wednesday at 6:30 AM in the Small Hall.
We wish to extend an invitation to our friends at All Souls to join with us in our one-hour guided, walking, and sitting meditations. You are welcome to join us for coffee and conversation after our meditation.
Please contact Paul Malek for more information before attending. Reach him at email@example.com or 719-358-1969.
Goddess Grace Meditation
Goddess Grace is a fun moving meditation which weaves together movements from yoga, belly dance, other dance forms, and Tai Chi. It invokes 26 goddesses from around the world. The form stretches and tones the entire body while instilling a positive self-image and inspiring personal and social transformation. For more details and to reserve a spot please contact Janice and leave a phone number. We will meet next on March 9, 2023. Hope to see you!
All Souls Hiking Affinity Group
The ASUUC hiking group currently hikes weekly. Hikes generally last 90 minutes to 2 hours and are easy to moderate in difficulty. We hike local trails and open spaces requiring a drive of no more than 20-30 minutes, depending on where you live in Colorado Springs. As the weather warms, the hikes will likely take place in the mornings and may include trails in Woodland Park, Divide, Monument, and Larkspur. Carpooling is encouraged as trailhead parking is somewhat limited. If the weather precludes the scheduled hike, you will be notified via email with an alternate plan. Hiking is at your own risk! Contact Patty Wiley to receive information about the next hike.
Radical Self-Acceptance Group
The Radical Self-Acceptance group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm. We are currently discussing the book Welcoming the Unwelcome by Peña Chodran. FMI, contact Judie McMath.
ASUUC Men’s group is still active and meeting every third Thursday of the month either at the church or another location. We welcome men to join discussions regarding men’s issues and fraternization in a confidential environment. To subscribe to the email list, email Ed Benn.
We offer the opportunity for all who identify as male and want to share in a safe space. If you have any questions, please contact Larry Norfleet, Ed Benn, and Rich Lins.
Dinner and social hour will begin at 6PM and the meeting is from 7 – 9pm.
To honor Valentine’s Day, the February topic will be Love in the Age of Covid. We will offer a zoom option. If you are interested in attending remotely, please contact one of us so that we can forward the id and password.
Environmental Programs and Social Action Opportunities
From February to April 2023, High Plains Church will offer services and programs, as well as educational and social action opportunities, on environmental issues. Recycling collection opportunities for particularly difficult items will also be available. We invite you and interested friends to join us for any of the activities listed below. All forums and services will be held in the HPCUU Sanctuary on the Unity Campus, 1945 Mesa Road.
February 12: Forum: UUA’s Call for Environmental Justice and Overview of three-month exploration
February 17: Guided Tour of Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, 3:30 to 5PM
February 19: Worship: What a Future Without Plastics Looks Like, plus the Story of Stuff
March 5: Worship: Water Conservation in a Time of Scarcity
March 12: Forum: Environmental Health Issues
March 19: Worship: Who’s Working on Environmental Issues and What do They Say
April 2: Worship: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
April 8: Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
April 15 (9 AM-Noon): Great American Cleanup at the Bear Creek Nature Center
April 16: Worship: Wildfire Awareness, Mitigation, and Safety