To build the Beloved Community, All Souls cultivates and celebrates . . .
Calling All Souls to join the March for Our Lives! Led by the students from Parkland, FL, the March for Our Lives is a national mobilization to end gun violence and school shootings. The All Souls Youth Group, Music Ministry, and Social Justice Ministry have partnered on a series of events to mobilize together. First, there’s Signs and Song on Friday evening, March 23. Come meet other youth and adult UUs from the Washington area and across the country, make signs for the March, and raise our voices in song! Reception and sign-making, 6:00-9:00 pm. Family-friendly Singing for Our Lives concert and community sing, 7:00-8:00 pm. On Saturday, March 24, everyone is invited to meet at All Souls in the 9:00-10:15 am range for solidarity, a light breakfast, and additional sign-making. Get more information and RSVP to any of these events.
All Souls is excited to announce the start of a powerful pathway for spiritual growth and relationship building that advances our dream of beloved community. A transformative curriculum grounded in spiritual practice and our UU faith, Beloved Conversations is a learning laboratory for how to live healthily in a multiracial, multicultural, theologically diverse community, and how to work for a racially just world, both within and beyond our congregation. Led by Dr. Mark Hicks, Meadville Lombard Professor of Religious Education, Beloved Conversations opens with a 1.5-day immersive retreat at All Souls (Fri., Apr. 13, 6:00-9:30 pm & Sat., Apr. 14, 9:00 am-4:45 pm). A light dinner and lunch will be served. After the retreat, small groups of 10-15 people will meet for four two-hour weekly sessions, either on Monday evenings or Wednesday evenings. Click on the group that fits your schedule to register.