Rev. Anastassia Zinke returns!
Join us in saying "Thank you, Rev. Bill" on his last Sunday before Rev. Anastassia's return!
A multi-generational service including a Backpack Blessing and Water Communion. The sermon will be the first in a five-part series on the theme of Wells.
Let's celebrate our natural religious curiosity by answering questions given by the congregation!
Julica Hermann de la Fuente is in our pulpit for one last time this summer to complete the series on exploring the Cycle of Change. This time around, we won't just talk and think about change, we will also experience it together. Join us for a celebration of the power of community through music as we experience what it's like to hang together through change.
How do you find comfort amindst chaos? Where do you turn to feel safe and peaceful when the world is harsh and cruel? Let's explore the symbol of water as a rejuvenating source.
What can we learn from Unitarian and Universalist history that can inform how we engage with major justice issues of today? How has our history shaped where we are called to move in this moment in history?
Coming of Age is the UU-affirmation program to help our youth ponder the questions of the universe and share their perspective with the congregation.
The first step is usually the hardest one to take. The issues closest to us are usually the most challenging to address. How can we start close in and grow out in our own lives? In our lives together as a community? Why is this our best path to growth and wholeness?
This Sunday, we welcome our incoming Minister of Congregational Life, Rev. Kayla Parker. Kayla will be providing pastoral care, directing adult programming within the congregation, and growing our engagement outside the congregation.
We don’t always have to fight for all the good that comes our way; sometimes Beloved Community perches itself near us. Sometimes, gloriously, we have open minds and loving hearts and discover that we have found ourselves unexpectedly in Beloved Community. Rev. Anastassia preaching.
Sometimes Beloved Community is created by an opening of heart spirit within our souls. We may feel love and compassion suddenly open our heart, but we are each capable every day of doing this important soul work. Rev. Anastassia preaching.
“Beloved Relationship: Transcending the Walls”: The Beloved Community is so precious because human beings require both connection and a feeling of significance, yet the world – its inequities, injustices, and sometimes just simple hatred -- seem to keep Beloved Community beyond our reach. We sometimes do not have the strength to remake the world, but we can still build relationships of Beloved Community that transcend these barriers. Rev. Anastassia preaching.
Rev. Dr. David Eaton said that we should seek out and find the Beloved Community, and if we cannot find it, then we should create it. We have created a type of Beloved Community at All Souls: a place where we know and are known, forgive and are forgiven, where we are challenged to live our values, and where our memories are formed. If the walls of our church could speak, they would bear witness to acts of covenant, presence, and ritual. These three form the bonds that keep love in. Rev. Anastassia preaching, featuring Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout with the All Souls Choir.
On this Easter Sunday, we recognize the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. We know that human beings both require and desire connection with one another, yet our cultures, our fears, even our laws sometimes insist on dividing us. This Easter Sunday, we will remember human examples of people who transgress false boundaries to establish relationship. During the service, we will enact our Flower Communion ritual. We invite each person to bring a flower to contribute. Rev. Anastassia preaching, with Alex Mulligan, guest musicians, and the All Souls Choir performing music from Glory and Hamilton
Let's go to the heart of honesty by exploring where we are honest with ourselves and where we are truthful in relationships. We will explore ways to develop honesty authentically within ourselves. How do we honor our inner truth? And there are times when being honest with others can feel like a risk. How do we discern where to be honest and where to keep out thoughts to ourselves? Rev. Lane Campbell, Minister of Religious Education, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio preaching, with the All Souls Choir.
Dottie Huffman joined All Souls Unitarian Church in 1948. Over the past 70 years, she has generously given herself to our community – through her presence, her music, and her leadership. Together lets celebrate a life well-led, and hear some of the organ music she wrote and loved.
Every life leaves an imprint. What do you want your legacy to be? How would you define a life well-led? Come hear Rev. Anastassia share how generosity should be at the core of any legacy we attempt to build.
What is the key to spiritual connection? Mystics across religious traditions have found the key to unlocking intoxicating experiences of complete oneness. How can we open ourselves to such connection – with the beauty of the world, with the deep core of your being, with God?
To whom in your life have you given the key to your home? What about the key to your heart? Come unlock the secret to making this connection last a lifetime.
In this youth-led service, come hear our youth share their thoughts and insights about what they desire – for themselves and our shared world.