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June 2018 Worship Schedule

June 3 - Wild and Precious Life

June 3 - Wild and Precious Life

This week’s topic is “Wild and Precious Life.”  This service will ask several All Souls members to take the final line from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver and share with the congregation.  “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Speakers: All Souls Members      WSC: Peter Holland       Music: …

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June 10 - Living the Sixth Principal with Pride

June 10 - Living the Sixth Principal with Pride

Speaker Carter Smith of Sioux City will speak on “Living the Sixth Principal with Pride.” Bio: Carter Smith was born and raised on a farm in rural Minnesota, where he participated in the day to day operations of the farm, while attending public school as a closeted individual.  The local climate caused Carter to decide to remain in the closet, and he moved south after graduating High School, to attend the University of South Dakota (USD).  ​Carter has since remained in the Siouxland area, and worked …

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June 17 - Origin and Deeper Meanings on Summer Solstice

June 17 - Origin and Deeper Meanings on Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Evening Sky Orange Sky Sunset Sea Join us as speaker Betsy Lang discusses, “Origin and Deeper Meanings on Summer Solstice.” We all know that the Summer Solstice on June 21st is the day with the longest amount of daylight. But what is the origin and deeper meaning? Today we will delve deeper into it’s roots covering not only Indigenous rituals …

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June 24 - Live Broadcast of the UU General Assembly Sunday Service

June 24 - Live Broadcast of the UU General Assembly Sunday Service

Our June 24 service will be a Live Broadcast of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) General Assembly Sunday Service from Kansas City.  Note Service time is 9:00AM. Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center (All Souls will Live-Stream on our projection screen) on Sunday, June 24, …

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President's Message

As my year as president of the board of All Souls comes to a close, I reflect on the necessity of service and volunteerism to nurture and strengthen our church community. To see the value of serving All Souls, one must be able to see the connection between maintaining All Souls as a healthy, vibrant spiritual community and the inspired, dedicated work it requires to keep it that way. We all share this responsibility.

 We have been fortunate to have outstanding, energized Facilities overseers, who work diligently to maintain our church and rental house in good condition; a Religious Education team that plans curriculum and activities for our children; a Worship Committee that makes sure we have meaningful content in our services on Sunday morning; coffee makers caregivers, and greeters; cleaners, fundraisers, newsletter and “What’s Happening?” informants.

 We owe our church’s survival and steadfast presence in Sioux Falls to our volunteers over the years.

 Not so long ago we had a Strategic Planning meeting led by a district staff person.  At that time, we came to a consensus on two major priorities that would nudge All Souls forward into a hopeful future. Those were simply: Hiring a half-time minister and growing our membership. These goals are strongly linked to one another, in a “chicken and egg” sort of way.

 As religious liberals, we are fortunate to call All Souls our spiritual home.  In order to thrive, we must be willing to offer our time and talents. And if we still aspire to consistent, ongoing ministerial leadership, we may want to consider increased financial support.

 Who are we? What do we want to become? What impact do we want to have on our community? How best can we support one another? Our services and financial gifts to All Souls will determine the answers.

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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Membership Approves 2019 Budget

Membership Approves 2019 Budget

All Souls’ membership approved the FY19 budget at the annual meeting on May 20. The budget shows a reduction of approximately $20,000 in pledges.  To adjust for the reduction, the Board recommended moving funds from the ministerial salary to the Worship Team to contract with interim visiting ministers. The motion to revise the budget was approved. Other oral reports included …

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New officers elected at Annual Meeting

New officers elected at Annual Meeting

On Sunday, May 20th All Souls Annual Meeting was held after services. Various reports were presented and new officers were elected. It was noted that Janelle Lenser would be retiring and that Linda Hallstrom would be the 2018-19 president of All Souls. Members of All Souls approved the FY19 slate of officers at our annual meeting: President-Elect, Mariah Lockard Treasurer, …

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Summer Childcare

Summer Childcare

We are in the process of hiring a childcare provider for the summer to supervise children in the library (located at the back of the sanctuary). Until someone is hired, we invite parents and young children to take a "grab bag" to look at during service (bags are located in the library) or feel free to sit in the library together for …

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The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum

The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum

Two events during June focus on the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum. One event explores the history of the institution; a second event honors those who are buried in the asylum cemetery. Both events honor and remember the suffering of 400 native inmates, of which 120 died while in the asylum between 1902-1933. Healing Our Shared Past, Present, and Future: The …

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All Souls plans Pride Week participation

All Souls plans Pride Week participation

All Souls has a long-standing tradition of participating in the annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival. In order to maintain our tradition, we need several volunteers: Gary Pabst has volunteered to coordinate our Pride Festival booth. Thank you, Gary! We need people to set up the All Souls booth at Terrace Park before noon on June 16. We need people to take down the booth and return materials …

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Bits 'n' Pieces 

Welcome, Roberta

Roberta Hodgson became a member of All Souls during an Ingathering at our May 20 service.

Roberta was born in Sioux Falls and raised in a tiny town in the northwest corner of Iowa. After graduating high school, she attended Hawkeye Community College and graduated with an Associate of Applied Arts degree majoring in Photojournalism.

She has worked at several newspapers in the tristate area, either as a co-photographer or as the head photographer. Due to lack of financial stability in photojournalism, Roberta chose a new route. She moved back to her hometown and began working with teens with mild mental retardation and severe behavior disorders. Although very rewarding, the path became very challenging both mentally and physically. Roberta is now a machinist Roberta says, “Although a dirty job at times, I generally love it! We manufacture parts for John Deere, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar etc”

Roberta enjoys music, gardening, art (photography), visiting with friends and family, volunteering, playing with her dogs, and attending UU every Sunday that she can. Welcome!

Farewell, Susan and Mark

Since 1979, All Souls has been the beneficiary of Susan Randall and Mark Sanderson's good will as they have volunteered for many positions and committees within the church. We thank them for their many years of service. They will be missed.

Join us at Joy Hembel & Paul Thompson's house for a Farewell Open House party for Susan and Mark. It will be from 6-8pm on Tuesday, June 12th. Please come and wish them well!

Please check your May 31 email for more details and the address of this event.

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June Events

Date/TimeEvent

06/03/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
06/03/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service with Peter Holland
06/04/2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Book Club - Movie Night: "A Man Called Ove"
06/10/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
06/10/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service Carter Smith & PRIDE Celebration
06/11/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Board Meeting
06/12/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Farewell to Susan and Mark
06/16/2018 12:00 am PRIDE Festival
06/17/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
06/17/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service with Betsy Lang
06/18/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm All Team Leader Meeting
06/24/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
06/24/2018 9:00 am - 10:15 am Live Broadcast of UU General Assembly - 9 AM
07/01/2018 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation
07/01/2018 10:00 am - 11:15 am Potluck

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