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May 2018 Worship Schedule

May 6 -The Good Medicine of Mindfulness Poetry

May 6 -The Good Medicine of Mindfulness Poetry

Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our full self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is—even as they inspire us to …

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May 13 - A Theory of Everything

May 13 - A Theory of Everything

Rev. Knapp says, “Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking both spent a life time working on what is called a unified field theory, or, in popular parlance, “a theory of everything.” In a way, so have I. They did not find their theory.  I believe I have found mine!” WSC: Mike Huber          Speaker: Rev. Ron Knapp                     Musician: Deb Reid

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May 20 – The Road Is Long

May 20 – The Road Is Long

Linda Hallstrom, All Souls’ President-Elect, will talk about the long and winding road that finally and joyfully brought her to All Souls and Unitarian Universalism. Those who helped to guide her journey include Eliza Tupper Wilkes, Walt Whitman, and Mark Sanderson! WSC: Scott Kunze         Speaker: Linda Hallstrom                     Musician: Deb Reid  

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May 27 – Memorial Day Potluck

May 27 – Memorial Day Potluck

Gentle Yoga and a Potluck. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Mike Huber will guide a gentle chair and mat yoga session in the Sanctuary. Afterwards, we will reconvene downstairs in Eliza’s Kitchen for a potluck. Please bring a prepared dish to pass. We will provide dinnerware and drinks.

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President's Message

The All Souls 2018 Annual Meeting will be May 20th, immediately following the service. I hope everyone will plan on attending. It is a good way to find out what has been happening at All Souls during the past year. Written committee reports will be included in your meeting packet. Here are the items to be discussed:
• The treasurer's report and the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget
• Oral reports on the work of the Ministerial Task Force; an RE team update; and the accomplishments of the Facilities Committee.
• The congregation will be electing a president elect, a treasurer and an Endowment Committee member.
• Those who have served in various leadership positions and are leaving those positions will be acknowledged.

Janelle Lenser, President
All Souls Board of Directors

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OFFICE HOURS
Jennifer Stone, Office Administrator

Jen Stone, All Souls Office Administrator, will be in the office as follows during the month of April:

• Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

• Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon

• Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to noon 

Phone: 605-338-8652 or click here to email.

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Roy Zimmerman Concert

Roy Zimmerman Concert

Join us on Monday, May 28th at 7pm as we welcome musician Roy Zimmerman to All Souls. ReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in …

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Ministerial Search Update

Ministerial Search Update

Members of the Transition Team meet regularly as we seek a new minister for All Souls. We have implemented several outreach strategies in addition to posting our position on the UUA Settlement System website. Team members had a conference call with Sharon Dittmar, our UUA liaison, on April 19. She indicated that half-time positions are very hard to fill. The …

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Children's RE - May 2018

Children's RE - May 2018

  May 6 — Today we're talking about the changing of seasons. Celebrating Spring! What are the first signs of spring — cherry blossoms or lilacs or pussy willows?  Join us as we have fun while exploring these ideas. May 13 — Let's talk about families. Mother's Day is observed in May and Father's Day is observed in June. There are many …

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Offering supports REACH

Offering supports REACH

During May and June one-half of undesignated offering gifts will support REACH. REACH is a nonprofit that provides one to one tutoring for adults. The programs are free of charge and utilize volunteers who want to ensure all people in the Sioux Empire have the literacy skills they desire. REACH is dedicated to providing individualized reading, writing and life skills …

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Adult RE – “Listening to Shame”

Adult RE – “Listening to Shame”

Our Adult RE TED Talk for May is “Listening to Shame” will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. The presentation by Brene Brown highlights shame as an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of …

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Getting to Know UU’s and Membership Ingathering

Getting to Know UU’s and Membership Ingathering

On Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, following the All Souls service with Rev. Ron Knapp, Mark Sanderson will facilitate a learning session for folks interested in our Unitarian-Universalist heritage and in particular, All Souls Church.  In addition, the path to membership will be explained, and those choosing will be invited to become certified All Souls members. The following Sunday Service will include an …

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Bits 'n' Pieces 

Thank you, Kristi!

Kristi Holler, who has added her wonderful musical talent to All Souls’ services for the past six years, joined us for the last time on April 29.

Kristi will be serving as minister at two South Dakota churches – First Presbyterian in Madison and First Presbyterian in Mitchell.

Peace and joy go with you Kristi. We will miss you!

May Book Club

Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m.April 23, to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (fiction).  The selection for May is Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance (memoir).

Come One! Come All!

Our Outdoor Workday is Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
We will enjoy food, fellowship, and finishing a few of the outdoor maintenance projects on our list. Please stop by at the church that morning and lend a hand … even if only for a few minutes. We would love to see you.

Many thanks from your Facilities Team

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May Events

Date/TimeEvent

05/06/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
05/06/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service - with Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby Wilson
05/07/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Finance Committee Meeting
05/07/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Facilities Team Meeting
05/08/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Women's Group
05/12/2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Outdoor Workday
05/13/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
05/13/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service with Rev. Ron Knapp
05/13/2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Getting to Know UUs
05/14/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Board Meeting
05/16/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Men's Ungroup
05/16/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Transition Task Force Meeting
05/20/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
05/20/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service with Linda Hallstrom
05/21/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm All Team Leader Meeting
05/21/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Book Club
05/27/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Gentle Yoga & Memorial Day Potluck
05/28/2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Roy Zimmerman ReZist Memorial Day Concert

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