Central Indiana UU Mission Team

Central Indiana UU Mission Team Update – October 2015

Submitted By Marty Miles

The Central IN UU Mission Team has not met as a group recently. But team members and others from Sacred Path have been very involved in planning and implementing related events such as the joint UU presence at the IndyPride parade and the Festival of Faiths. The event with Emerson Ave. Baptist that Lori facilitated was also directly in line with the team’s mission.

I think we need to revisit the work we did at the retreat in January, and particularly these next steps we identified:

Important Next Steps

  • Identify Service Sunday projects that could address some of the other areas we feel called to serve (and take the burden off the Worship team to do all the set-up) – WHO?
  • Identify more projects that could be multi-generational
  • Identify a process to further discern what an issue might be for eventual Sacred Path focus, and how we might better understand its systemic aspects – CSC/Marty/?
  • Identify areas of need (pastoral / administrative) – and inventory skills/interests of Sacred Path community – WHO?
  • Review committee membership – where is “churn” and leadership development needed? – CSC?
  • Move on immediate next steps related to Central IN UU work, e.g., formalizing some CINUU structure? Lori / Marty / ?

I would also add to that some serious conversation about whether and how we might get involved in some specific initiatives of IndyCAN or the “Black lives matter” movement.

H-UULTI Update – March 2015

Submitted By Lori Sirtosky

Our next in-person Community of Practice session is this month at UUI. Anna and Lori are participating this semester.

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Citywide OWL Team Update – March 2015

Submitted By Cindy Tow

The citywide OWL team met this month and created some formal positions for the team.

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Central Indiana UU Mission Team Update – February 2015

Submitted By Marty Miles

The Central Indiana UU Mission Team did not meet as a group in January. But we will regroup in March to confirm priorities for the year, now that our January 18 congregational meeting affirmed that we want to maintain this focus.

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H-UULTI Update – February 2015

Submitted By Lori Stone Sirtosky

On February 7, we will hold our first in-person Community of Practice session of the spring semester. Anna Styers-Barnett and I are the only two Sacred Path members who could make this term work with various scheduling concerns and other time commitments. We are studying adaptive leadership, which is a follow-up to the Healthy Leadership 101 class from last fall. Other classes we are taking include Building a Faithful UU Identity and Small Congregations.

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Citywide OWL Team Update – February 2015

Submitted By Cindy Tow

The first official “Indy Citywide OWL” class is in session! We have 10 individuals taking the Junior High (7th – 9th grade) Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education class.

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Central Indiana UU Mission Team Update – January 2015

Submitted By Marty Miles

The Central Indiana UU Mission Team did not meet in December. But the 2014 Winter Solstice celebration and choir, the leadership of which included several Sacred Path UU members, contributed greatly to the goals of strengthening the Central IN UU community by coming together in worship and mission.

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H-UULTI Update – January 2015

Submitted By Lori Stone Sirtosky

We continue to build relationships and strengthen our leadership skills alongside other Unitarian Universalists in central Indiana.

In January, Sacred Path will participate in the Hybrid-Online UU Leadership Team Institute. Eight Sacred Path folks participated last fall along with members from three other area congregations to create a learning community of 19 people.

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Citywide OWL Update – January 2015

Submitted By Cindy Tow

We successfully held our first fundraiser on December 20th, a chili supper preceding the annual Winter Solstice Celebration. The funds raised during this event will be used for supplies and scholarships for OWL classes.

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Central Indiana UU Mission Team Update – December 2014

Submitted By Marty Miles

There are no substantive updates to the November report. Preparations continue with great energy for the Winter Solstice event!