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Jun 18, 2017
Although cultures around the globe have recognized transgender persons historically, modern awareness of transgender identities is so quickly on the rise in the United States, sometimes we are behind the learning curve. Learn some of the basics around sex and gender, and what genetic science and cultural studies are revealing to us. 
 
Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.
 
All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

 

May 28, 2017

Higginson was an inheritor of Boston Brahman privilege, yet he lived his life advocating for those whose rights were denied. Come hear the story of this extraordinary Unitarian ancestor of ours. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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May 21, 2017

Rev. Anastassia Zinke, preaching.

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

May 14, 2017

Sometimes the deep calling of purpose is embedded in our own lives. What are we meant to be attentive to? In times of difficulty, where can we discover the values that help us lead meaningful, affirming lives? Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Apr 30, 2017

Last year, Kheprw Institute and Spirit & Place Festival partnered to host an eight-month series about gentrification, bringing together more than 400 participants from across Indianapolis. It can be difficult to have honest conversations about gentrification because of how mired it is with issues of class, politics, and race. Imhotep Adisa and Alvin Sangsuwangul will share their takeaways from the series and offer hard questions, readings, and resources for greater understanding and action.

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Apr 23, 2017

During this Earth Day Celebration Sunday, let us re-hear and celebrate ancient stories from around the world teach us about our place in the circle of life.  Let us allow these stories to restore our role as stewards of the earth. Rev. Zinke preaching.

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Apr 16, 2017

On this Easter Sunday, let us consider the gospel story of Jesus turning over the tables in the temple.  How can we understand this story as one of restoration? What values are at the center of this story?

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Apr 9, 2017

As a small association of congregations, it can be easy to assume that the UUA does “not really matter.” Historically, we have always made a difference, even with our small numbers. The same is still true today. As Congregational Life Staff for the MidAmerica Region of the UUA, Rev. Sharon Dittmar regularly observes the difference our congregations make, especially in our evolving political landscape. Rev. Dittmar shares thoughts about what we do well, and what we can do better for our faith and our communities, as well as the important role that All Souls plays in Indianapolis.

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Apr 2, 2017

Many of us lose important relationships over the course of our lives. Often this is because we drift away, but sometimes a rupture or injustice lies at the origin of this loss. Today, we will restore our legacy as biblical interpreters, and read passages as a guide on how we can restore relationships we thought were beyond reconstruction. Rev. Zinke preaching.

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Mar 26, 2017

Binary thinking is ingrained in us from a young age, especially when it comes to gender. Guest speaker Theo Ciccarelli Cornetta grows your understanding of transgender identities, needs, and justice-making asks.

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Mar 26, 2017

How we talk about issues of racism and oppression can be more important than what we say.  Join us as we consider how to bring more joy and justice to our world. Julica is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry, currently attending Meadville Lombard Theological School. She also serves as a Retreat Leader for the Beloved Conversations program, and is passionate about working with UU congregations across the country on multicultural competency development and racial justice.

Mar 5, 2017

Those who have lived a whole-hearted life often approach death without regret.  At the center of whole-hearted living is making the courageous choice of joy. Let us learn how to choose joy. Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Feb 19, 2017

Over half of Unitarian Universalists have felt that our congregations have provided a type of spiritual sanctuary from a narrow, judgmental religious onslaught. We made it safe to be religious and/or moral without belief or Christian identification. How can we expand our understanding of refuge so that it can include more of our neighbors?  Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Feb 12, 2017

Our youth this year have been engaging in the study of racialization. Hear them share their insights, concerns, passions, and inquiries during this youth-led service. 

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Feb 5, 2017

Because Unitarian Universalism is a non-confessional faith, we often overlook the fact that the vast majority of us hold certain core beliefs, among them that there is no comparable afterlife. Beliefs, such as this one, have shaped our perceptions and have encouraged us to be justice makers. Rev. Anastassia Zinke, preaching.

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Jan 29, 2017

Anita Joshi MD, member of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, discusses the Hindu principle of Ahimsa. Dr. Joshi is a pediatrician and teaches the middle school youth at the Temple.

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Jan 22, 2017

Standing Rock is a community gathered for prayer and non-violent resistance. Rev. Anastassia speaks about her experiences there, and why it has affirmed the power and and effectiveness of non-violence.

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Jan 15, 2017

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was in his Ph.D. program, he briefly  considered converting to Unitarianism, but did not.  As he entered the Civil Rights movement, he found a new level of spiritual connection that was more in the vein of Universalism.  This new gift led him to non-violence.  Let's discover and walk this path for ourselves.  Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Jan 1, 2017

As we enter 2017 and January's theme of non-violence, we reflect on what it means to be an "Instrument of Peace," first to ourselves and then to others. We question how we tune and harmonize peaceful rhythms in our own lives so as to continue to drum the beat of change in the world. We will look at the spiritual practices of Gandhi and other spiritual changemakers to help us in contemplating our own journey.  Cindy Budyn, preaching.

Dec 25, 2016

Unitarian Universalists have long emphasized the humanity and teachings of Jesus, but for many of us it is difficult to see past the traditional portrayals of Jesus as a divine being. Two religious teachers who bring a Buddhist perspective-Thich Nhat Hanh and Paul F. Knitter can help us approach Jesus again. Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Dec 18, 2016

Impromptu sermon by Anastassia Zinke and reflections on UU quotes and principles from members of the congregation.

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Dec 4, 2016

Rev. Barbara Child, preaching.

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Nov 27, 2016

Many of us learned democracy through the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird. Step into the past as youth are invited to bring this theatrical service to life. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Nov 20, 2016

Terry Tempest Williams believes that the human heart is the first home of democracy; that the heart is where we embrace our questions. What is a living democracy? How can it heal the heart and soul of a broken and beautiful world? How does UUism figure in its future possibilities? What does it mean to participate in the living heart of democracy? Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Nov 13, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the Golden Rule, "Treat others the way that you would like to be treated." This is a powerful philosophy, and can often function as a compassionate check on our individual words and actions in many situations. However, in today's rapidly diversifying world, is it enough? Guest speaker Aaron Kesher from Minneapolis-based deepSEE Consulting addresses this topic in connection with the larger idea of cultural competence, one definition of which is "the conscious mitigation of unconscious bias." No matter who we are, gaining a deeper understanding of our own cultural selves can and will lead to more effective, comfortable, and authentic communication with those who are different than us, whatever form those differences may take.

(Due to the longer than usual service, the speech was not captured in its entirety)

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