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January 2018 Worship Schedule

January 7 - Retrospective Inventory

January 7 - Retrospective Inventory

We welcome the New Year by looking back — as we move forward — reminiscing about loved ones and others who died the previous year. What can we learn from loved ones or noted individuals who are no longer with us? Members sharing their stories of loss, public or personal: Shelby Wentworth on Joyce Wentworth, her Mom; Gary Pabst on …

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January 14 - Grace

January 14 - Grace

Member Eric Berg will share his thoughts on Grace and how he feels it has impacted his life. Come to hear this wise one, a member of our congregation. Musician: Kristi Holler

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January 21 - The Primacy of Perception

January 21 - The Primacy of Perception

Guest Speaker: Rev. Ron Knapp We do not live in the world as it is but as it appears to be. We live in a world of perceptions. Coordinator: Sue Ann Lang             Musician: Kristi Holler

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January 28 - Translators of Cultures-Minority Youth Advocacy

January 28 - Translators of Cultures-Minority Youth Advocacy

Guest Speaker: Irina Goubanova, director and founder of Translators of Cultures/Minority Youth Advocacy. The Translators of Cultures/Minority Youth Advocacy program has been in place for ten years and has three components: (1) Translators of Cultures Youth leaders (WHS students as well as minority students who are working or attending colleges and who are WHS alumni) (2) AMMY - Adults Mentoring …

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President's Message

     Security and safety has become a top priority for people everywhere. Sioux Falls is no exception.
     All Souls was recently contacted by the local police department and subsequently met with Jen Stone, our office administrator, and myself to discuss what safety precautions we already had in place and others we might implement. 
     The officers, Lt. David McIntyre and Community Resource Officer Brady Lieuwen, had initially heard about Palabra Miel's security staff and wanted to find out more about how it functioned.
     The officers commented that many precautions we can take, or already have taken, are simple and mostly just common sense. These include:

• The office administrator (or anyone working at church during the week) should have a clear view of the parking lot and front door. Jen is doing a minor office rearrangement to make sure she has good visibility.

• When the office administrator or anyone else comes to the church to work, the person should immediately check to make sure downstairs and upstairs doors are locked.

• The cement block sometimes used to prop the front entry door open should not be left outside, but should be kept inside the door, discouraging anyone from using it to break glass and entering the church.

• Installing an intercom system so that the office administrator can communicate with a stranger approaching the door requesting services, help, or to come in.
     Lt. McIntyre added that the Multicultural Center has many programs related to safety that organizations can take advantage of.
     If All Souls is interested in doing a "site survey," in which the officers would do a walk-through of our building and make recommendations about further safety measures the church could implement, the board can contact and schedule it with Lt. McIntyre.

Janelle Lenser, All Souls President of the Board

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OFFICE HOURS
Jennifer Stone, Office Administrator
Office hours at All Souls are Monday, 10-12; Wednesday, 2-4; and Friday, 10-12.
Phone: 605-338-8652 or click here to email.

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All Souls Donates to "On Being"

One half of Sunday offerings received during January will support our sponsorship of On Being, the NPR program hosted by Krista Tippett. On Being explores questions that are central to human life and is the home of the Civil Conversations Project. During the weekly Sunday broadcast, listeners learn a little about All Souls with our tagline: “All Souls Unitarian Universalist …

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January 5 - Banquet Serving

January 5 - Banquet Serving

All Souls and Spirit of Peace, UTC, Churches will again serve together at the Banquet on Friday, January 5th.  Cooks start at 2pm.  Servers start at 5:15. Please mark your calendars and look for the famous green clipboard on Sunday mornings starting on December 10, and sign up to help cooks starting at 2pm.  or to server starting at 5:15. Sign up directly by …

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Charitable Giving and the All Souls’ Endowment Fund

Charitable Giving and the All Souls’ Endowment Fund

Your church, All Souls, has an endowment fund.  An endowment fund is a vehicle to support the long term financial stability of the Church.  Gifting opportunities to this fund include planned gifts and outright gifts of current assets.  Currently All Souls has over $20,000 in this fund.  Interest earned from the fund helps defray our annual operating expenses. The endowment committee will …

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Getting to Know UUS

Getting to Know UUs

Getting to Know UUs, the first of a series of bi-monthly gatherings, will be conducted by Mark Sanderson on Sunday, January 14, from 11:00 am to noon following the morning worship service.  
Class Agenda:
·  Sharing our Life/Spiritual Journey…how we got here.
·  Unitarian Universalism, an historical overview
·  All Souls: Who we are, over 100 years in Sioux Falls  Material for further study will be given to …

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January 2017 Children's RE

January 2017 Children's RE

January 7, 2018 - Chalice story Join us for a Chalice story! Our church is a place where we meet new friends and see old friends. We hope that children will find a sense of self and belonging growing from their experiences in RE class. January 14, 2018 - Jigsaw Puzzle Join us for a jigsaw puzzle. Today’s theme is, …

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Ministerial Search is Approved

Ministerial Search is Approved

The Board has approved seeking and contracting with a half-time contract/consulting minister. The Transition Task Force has started the UUA ministerial search process. Task Force members are Linda Hallstrom, Joy Hembel, Peter Holland, Terry Lang, Janelle Lenser (ad hoc member, and Mariah Lockard.

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January 2018 Book Club

January 2018 Book Club

Book Club meets in the community room at 900 East 14 Street at 7:00 p.m., January 22, to discuss Two Old Women by Velma Wallis (fiction) with leader Linda Hallstrom.  February 26 book club will feature Letters from Yellowstone by Diane Smith (fiction). Leader: Pat Loughead In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, check All Souls’ Facebook page. An …

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Bits 'n' Pieces 

500 Facebook Followers!

Our All Souls Facebook page now has 500 followers. Be sure to “like” us to stay current with all of our news and events on our public Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AllSoulsUUSiouxFalls/

Thanks to Kevin Kolb for maintaining our Facebook presence!

January 28 Semi-Annual Meeting: Planning for Facility Improvements

Buildings will hold up for a long time if they are maintained well. But such stewardship requires planning. Over the summer and fall, the Facilities and Finance Teams have considered All Soul’s facility needs and developed a five-year capital improvement plan. The Board has approved the presentation of the plan to members at the January 28th Mid-year Member Meeting (held following the Sunday Service). The Board’s recommendation is for approval.  

 All members are invited to a Preview and Input Session on Sunday, January 14, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 in the Church’s Library-Conference Room. The plan will be presented, questions and input will be welcomed. Coffee and refreshments served.

 --Joy Hembel, Facilities Chair; Susan Randall, Treasurer

Thank You Received for Donation

All Souls recently received a Thank You letter from the UUA acknowledging our gift of $212.25 to the Disaster Relief Fund.  This gift was ½ of the collection plate un-designated gifts received in September when the trauma of hurricanes was affecting many in our world. The text of the letter is below.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your generous gift of $212.25 on October 16, 2017 in response to recent natural disasters—from hurricanes in the Southeastern US and Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, as well as extensive wildfires in Northern California.

Thanks to you and nearly 3,000 UUs plus more than 150 UU congregations around the country, we've collected more than $700,000 for disaster relief.

These funds are being distributed to local UU congregations to help them repair damage they incurred, and to provide financial assistance to their members, as well as support other local organizations on the ground doing important recovery work. Any remaining funds will be used for future disasters impacting Unitarian Universalist congregations.

Your gift is already making a difference and benefitting people whose lives have been turned upside down.

Thank you again for your generosity.

In faith,

Mary Katherine Morn
Director Stewardship and Development and 
Special Adviser to the President

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January Events

Date/TimeEvent

01/05/2018 2:00 pm Banquet Serving
01/07/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
01/07/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service
01/08/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Finance Committee Meeting
01/08/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Board Meeting
01/09/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Women's Group
01/10/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Endowment Committee Meeting
01/10/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Quarterly Meeting - Care Team
01/14/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
01/14/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service
01/14/2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CIP Informational Meeting
01/15/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm All Team Leader Meeting
01/15/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting
01/17/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Men's Ungroup
01/21/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
01/21/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service
01/22/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Book Club - location change
01/24/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Endowment Giving
01/28/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
01/28/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service
01/28/2018 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Semi-annual Meeting

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