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October 2017 Worship Schedule

October 1 - Supportive Conversations

October 1 - Supportive Conversations

Supportive Conversations: Speaking lovingly and respectfully with words that invite dialogue. "Privilege & Sensitivity, Part I" will be the topic in this guided circle discussion and debriefing until 11 am. There will be coffee after this first discussion with a second circle discussion of "Privilege & Sensitivity, Part II" to follow.

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Sunday, October 8 - Lakota, Dakota, Nakota: Past. Present, Future

Sunday, October 8 - Lakota, Dakota, Nakota: Past. Present, Future

Lakota, Dakota, Nakota: Past. Present, Future : Reflections Guest Presenters: Jerry Fogg, artist, and Anna Brokenleg Keller, educator This service honors Native American Day and invites us to consider the land-people relations of our past, present and future.  

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Sunday, October 15 - Journey

Sunday, October 15 - Journey

Journey Guest Presenter: Rev. Walt Geiszler, retired pastor A North Dakota farm boy leaves the farm. He becomes a teacher and then a preacher. Rev Geiszler will look at how past crisis times in his life shaped him into the person he is today. Walt served as the founding pastor of New Joy Community Church (United Church of Christ) from …

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Sunday, October 22 - How would you approach life when time is short?

Sunday, October 22 - How would you approach life when time is short?

How would you approach life when time is short? Rev. Laura Hoffman, a chaplain at the Avera Dougherty Hospice and in training to become a certified educator in Clinical Pastoral Education, will address the topic “How would you approach life when time is short?

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Sunday, October 29 - Worship

Sunday, October 29 - Worship

Please join us on Sunday for worship services. We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion. Speaker and topic to be announced. Fellowship in Eliza's Kitchen following services.

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President's Message

As All Souls Board members, we are mindful of the fact that we have been elected to represent the interests of all members. We work hard to balance the various needs and viewpoints of the All Souls family. The board also seeks to have an open relationship with members. This includes inputs on agenda items members deem important for discussion and consideration.

The board's mission is to address a variety of issues that have to do with the operation and overall "health" of our congregation. These issues may include the hiring of staff, prudent management of our budget, the oversight of our rental house and maintenance of our church building, and long-range planning, among other things.

The board, along with All Team Leaders and committee members contribute many generous hours of diligent work every week to ensure that we all have a place to call our spiritual home. For this I am grateful.

Janelle Lenser, All Souls President of the Board

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Here are a few reminders about the Board:

• Date and time of all meetings are published on the All Souls calendar, listed in the weekly order of Service, and reported in the weekly "Happenings" email.

• Board meetings are open with members and friends invited to attend and observe. 

• A copy of the Board agenda will be posted on the bulletin board in Eliza's Kitchen the day before a meeting

• Minutes of each Board meeting, once approved, will be posted on the bulletin board in Eliza's Kitchen.

If you have questions or concerns for the Board, please contact All Souls' President Janelle Lenser.

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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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Child Care and Children’s Religious Education

Child Care and Children’s Religious Education

Two childcare employees have been hired and four volunteer teachers have signed on to launch our fall program. Beginning Sunday, October 1, child care for ages infant through six will be available. Enrollment for Children’s RE for youngsters ages 3 to 11 will also be held on October 1 and introductory activities, led by teacher Ann …

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Tue., Oct. 3 – Mayor’s Proclamation of Native American Day

Tue., Oct. 3 – Mayor’s Proclamation of Native American Day

All Souls friend Jerry Fogg will offer a prayer and smudging as invocation at the City Council meeting this Tuesday followed by the Mayor’s proclamation of Native American Day in Sioux Falls (for Monday, October 9 which the much of the nation calls Columbus Day).  Accepting the proclamation will be Lakota-Dakota-Nakota representatives from Sioux Falls. All Souls members are encouraged …

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Sunday Meditation Class

Sunday Meditation Class

Come join us at 9:00 AM on Sundays downstairs for a 30 minute meditation class and practice. We will be discussing meditation, possibly doing some very light stretching to begin, and then practicing a guided or silent meditation for 15 minutes or more. Mike Huber and Amanda Johnson will be leading the class and meditation, and others are welcome to …

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Care Team – Donate a Care Meal

Care Team – Donate a Care Meal

Support the All Souls Care team – prepare and donate a Care Meal, a home-cooked creation– frozen and ready to give to a member/friend in need. --The following information and empty food containers are on the resource table in Eliza’s Kitchen— Here’s How : Take a container home or use your own, fill with nutritious home-cooked food (soup, goulash, stew, family favorite – desserts …

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Path to Membership Class

Path to Membership Class

Visitors and friends of All Souls UU Church are cordially invited to attend a two hour session, Sunday, October 29, from 2-4pm.  Mark Sanderson, long-time All Souls member, will present and facilitate this session. Participants will begin by sharing our faith journeys – how did we end up here, now – a comfortable introduction to others. Mark will present a brief history …

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Another Unistar Experience

Another Unistar Experience

Submitted by: Mark Sanderson For those who may not know, Unistar is a rustic and  beautiful camp for UU individuals , families, and other like-minded people, nestled in the Chippewa National Forest of Star Island, surrounded by the clear waters of Cass Lake in Northern Minnesota. The lake encourages water activities; the forest trails attract hikers; sunrises and sunsets invite …

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Bits 'n' Pieces 

Children's RE Sunday, October 8
Children will observe Native American Day by learning some Lakota, coloring tribal flags, listening to Indian folklore stories, and doing something in the garden (weather permitting). It will be WASH TAY!

Pizza Night
Join us on Wednesday October 4 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for All Souls Pizza Night for conversation and fellowship. This is also a second opportunity to enroll your child in Children's RE. This will be held at All Souls Church.

Thank  You From LDN Spiritual Group

All Souls recently donated $100 to the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Spiritual Group for botanicals. The donation came from the All Souls Sunday offering and was authorized by the Board.

In response, our congregation received the following thank you message from the LDN Spiritual Group at the SD State Penitentiary, Jamison Annex:

“The LDN Council would like to thank you for your generous donation. We appreciate it very much.”

Signed by the LDN Officers and Pipe Carrier

The art card carrying this message is posted on the bulletin board in Eliza’s Kitchen. Thank you to all of you who made this gift possible.

Baby Steps

During October one-half of All Souls' Sunday offering will go to the Baby Steps program.

Offered through Urban Indian Health, Baby Steps is a prenatal support program for pregnant women and their partners. Participants meet monthly during pregnancy. The program includes:

• Monthly Prenatal Visits

• Information about pregnancy

• Family planning information

• Breastfeeding information

• Listening to baby’s heartbeat

• Ultrasounds

• Traditional crafts

Supporting Dreamers

All Souls members and friends were among the attendees at a vigil supporting the Dreamers, held at Meldrum Park on September 5.

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October Events

10/01/2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation Class
10/01/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service - Privilege & Sensitivity
10/03/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mayor's Proclamation of Native American Day
10/04/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm All Souls – Pizza Night
10/04/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Enroll for Childrens RE
10/08/2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation Class
10/08/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service - Lakota, Dakota, Nakota. Past. Present, Future
10/09/2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm All Souls' Finance Committee Meeting
10/09/2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Worship Committee 
10/09/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Board Meeting 
10/10/2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Women's Group  at CRAVE
10/11/2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Endowment Committee 
10/15/2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation Class
10/15/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service - JOURNEY
10/16/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting 
10/18/20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm All Team Leaders' Meeting
10/22/2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation Class
10/22/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service 
10/29/2017 9:00 am - 9:30 am Guided Meditation Class
10/29/2017 10:00 am - 11:15 am Worship Service

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