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This Week at All Souls

This week's summer service Sunday morning at 9:30 is the Wisdom of Native Americans

Sign up the kids for ASC Summer Kids Camp - Just $20 per family! Monday August 18 through Friday August 22



We need your contributions for our Annual Back Pack Drive for Needy Children
Sunday Service
All Souls Church
 

Sunday, August 17

9:30 am
 

The Wisdom of Native Amricans


Larry Fogg will bring his insight to the often overlooked insights and wisdom of Native Americans. This is non-traditional western theology, from the original western theologians.


 

Back Pack Drive Reminder


 

We are in the middle of our back pack and school supply drive.  After service on Sunday, August 24, we will fill the donated backpacks with supplies and donate them to needy children.  Backpacks, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, crayons, safety scissors, washable markers, glue sticks, rulers, pink erasers, calculators, index cards and pens ...  all donations are helpful.  If you have a backpack that is like new - barely used, clean, with no tears or odors - we will gladly accept that as well.

Just one backpack can mean a world of difference for one child.

Any donations can be left in the church office. Joe Maloney of the Social Action Committee is coordinating the drive.
Thanks!
  

 

 


 

 
 
 
Summer Kids Camp
at ASC

Monday August 18 through
Friday August 22
9 am - 12 noon

Navigator Scouts
Sunday August 17
1:45 pm
  

this Week at All Souls

This week's summer service Sunday morning at 9:30 is Addiction: A Family Disease

More and more we understand addiction as disease not moral failing. Come for a heartfelt, thoughtful, and informed service on a subject that touches nearly every family.



Reminder about our Annual Back Pack Drive for Needy Children
Sunday Service
All Souls Church
 

Sunday, August 10

9:30 am
 

Addiction: A Family Disease

More and more we understand addiction as disease not moral failing. Come for a heartfelt, thoughtful, and informed service on a subject that touches nearly every family.




Back Pack Drive Reminder

We are in the middle of our back pack and school supply drive.  After service on Sunday, August 24, we will fill the donated backpacks with supplies and donate them to needy children.  Backpacks, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, crayons, safety scissors, washable markers, glue sticks, rulers, pink erasers, calculators, index cards and pens ...  all donations are helpful.  If you have a backpack that is like new - barely used, clean, with no tears or odors - we will gladly accept that as well.

Just one backpack means the world of difference for one child.

Any donations can be left in the church office. Lyn Steiner and the Social Action Committee are coordinating the drive.
Thanks!
 

This Week At All Souls July 31

 All Souls is now on its Summer Schedule. Sunday Service is at 9:30 am. 
This week's service is 'Old Church New Church' with Christana Wille McKnight.

Civil Disobedience by UU clery and faith leaders today at the White House

Reminder about our Back Pack Drive
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Sunday Service
 

Sunday, August 3

9:30 am

Christana Wille McKnight:

Old Church New Church


The Blessings of Starting from Scratch: Our speaker today entered her present church with essentially the mandate to rebuild it. And she has. Today Christana will challenge us by simply sharing her story of creating an Invitational, "Yes" oriented church; a church that is both open and oddly knows what it is. Come today to hear this dynamic young minister explain why modern church life is more like playing tennis than playing croquet. (Worship Assistant Gene Ward)

 

Back Pack Drive Reminder

We are in the middle of our back pack and school supply drive.  In late August, we will fill the donated backpacks with supplies and donate them to needy children.  Any items for the drive can be left in the church office.
Thanks!
 
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Standing on the side of love at the White House

July 31 to August 2


Thirty-five Unitarian Universalist clergy and faith leaders from 20 states will commit civil disobedience in front of the White House, along with over 120 pastors, rabbis, ministers, faith leaders and immigrant rights leaders from around the country. They will be joined by hundreds of others, including dozens of UUs, there to support the Pray for Relief — Not One More Family Separated Summit on July 31st – August 2nd urging President Obama to take executive action to stop the deportations. Standing on the Side of Love will be putting love into action!

Laura Wagner of UU Mass Action is there - and will be posting updates on the UU Mass Action Facebook Page HERE

 
Calendar
side of love

Calendar


Thursday, July 31
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

Friday, August 1
6:30 pm TOPS
7:30 pm Twelve Step

Sunday, August 3
9:30 am Summer Service
7 pm Drumming
7 pm GA in PH

Monday, August 4
7 pm Quincy Bay AA

Tuesday, August 5
11:30 am Women's Sharing Circle
8 pm AA

Wednesday, August 6
6 pm AWOL

Thursday, August 7
6:30 pm Yoga Circle
7:30 pm Gay Men's Discussion Group

This Week at All Souls July 24

GA follow-up after summer service this Sunday
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GA Follow - up

This Sunday July 27 

general assembly Nancy Pierce UUA photo

DEAR ALL SOULS FAMILY:

It was wonderful to have had so many of us from All Souls attend GA (the Unitarian Universalist Association’s national gathering, aka “General Assembly”) held in Providence earlier this summer!   In addition to the nearly 30 people who attended the service on Sunday, Don Swanson, Diana Althouse, Linda Steiner, Mary Mitchell, Tom Bularzik, and your Minister were there for the four days preceding the service.  We met recently to discuss what we learned and experienced during our time there.  What follows are basically the high points of what we learned at GA that might be useful to us here at All Souls.

First, we experienced a new style of worship, a popular growing model that weaves in a more emotional way, music, to words overlaid by music, and sharing that seemed of interest.  In design, it eliminates some of the predictable and somewhat stilted ways worship can be in practice.  We will be experimenting with this in the fall.
Second, others were struck by the very organized way one church in Delaware energizes its members, trains people, and in general organizes and maximizes the church’s power and order.  We will look to employ some of these organizing tools to better maximize our mission.

Third, some of us really found refreshing the way holding up a vision of “Standing on the Side of Love” met with empowering people spiritually, and engaging them politically.  We in the Social Action world will be bringing forth more of what the UUA does regarding Living Wages, and how we as a broad movement can and should battle against, and speak up lovingly regarding inequality.

That said, there was one thing that was shared by the six of us who attended most of the GA.  And it was simple.  We were all impressed by the UUA’s capacity to put on such an event, to show how a church can really and genuinely be democratic, and to truly be committed in fresh ways to keep our movement transformative and engaged.  We all felt a desire to walk back into ASC with a commitment to extend that vision and feeling forward.

Many other ideas and perspectives were shared and absorbed by us during the five-day program.  Some of us took notes that we would be happy to share.  We will be available after the summer service on Sunday, July 27th to talk to people about our experience.  We welcome your questions and comments!

MARY, DON, TOM, LINDA, DIANA, and REV. STEVE

ALSO – Judy Ranney is in town for a visit and plans to attend Summer Worship at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 27th.  If you need another reason to rouse yourself to come to church, this is it!   We have greatly missed Judy’s presence in our midst!
 

The Summer Chimes



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