Welcome to the Holidays at All Souls Church

Join us this holiday season to deepen your spirit, find peace, and cultivate joy and generosity. In addition to a three-sermon series by Rev. Hardies called Simple Gifts, this season features the Rachmaninoff Vespers, holiday caroling, the children’s pageant, Solstice, our Christmas Eve celebrations, and more. Please join us!

Sun., Dec. 9. Simple Gifts II: Breath of Life. Rev. Hardies
Services at 9:30 and 11:15 am
Our breath is the one spiritual teacher that accompanies us from birth to death. How do we harness the power of our own breath to calm us, center us, and call us back to the source of life?
Bring an unwrapped gift this Sunday for the children of La Clinica del Pueblo.

Wed., Dec. 12. December Vespers
Service at 7:30 pm
Take a break from the holiday frenzy and join us for our mid-week contemplative service of silence, prayer and chant.

Sun., Dec. 16. The All Souls Christmas Pageant
Services at 9:30 and 11:15 am
On this Sunday, Rev. Hardies will be joined by the children of the church to tell a very special story set to some very special music. An All Souls tradition.
Register your children here to be part of the pageant. There is a mandatory rehearsal on Sat. Dec. 15 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.
Bring an unwrapped gift this Sunday for the children of La Clinica del Pueblo.

Mon., Dec. 17. Holiday Caroling in Columbia Heights
Meet in Pierce Hall at 6:00 pm
Spread some holiday cheer in our neighborhood! Join musicians from the choirs for caroling throughout Columbia Heights, then come back to Pierce Hall for hot chocolate. All ages are welcome.

Sun., Dec. 23. Simple Gifts III: Night Vision. Rev. Hardies
Services at 9:30 and 11:15 am
The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. The darkness has much to teach about hope and fear, but first we must learn to see in the dark.

 

Mon., Dec. 24. Christmas Eve at All Souls

7:00 pm. Family Candlelight Service
Our early Christmas service is designed especially for families with young children—as well as the young at heart of all ages! This year features a dramatic reading of a classic Christmas story. The Jubilee Singers and Children’s Choir will sing. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing Alleluia.

10:00 pm. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Join Rev. Hardies and the All Souls Choir in welcoming Christmas into the world and into our hearts during this candlelit service of lessons and carols. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing Alleluia.

 

Sun., Dec. 30. Watchnight. Rev. Braxton
One service only at 10:15 am
Looking back into historical time, African American communities approached the New Year with a sense of awe, reverence, and wonder, not knowing what the future would bring. Today our country is in a Watchnight moment, and we explore the sustaining spiritual and religious traditions of the past in our own faithful present.