Young Souls June 2022 Events & Announcements

Young Souls June 2022 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Join the Young Souls Board

Serving as a leader with Young Souls is a wonderful chance to make new connections, support events that you’ve enjoyed during the past years, and put your own spin on Young Souls and what it does. It’s also an opportunity to be more involved with the life of All Souls Church. There are 6 positions in total, which are President, Vice-President, Communications Chair, Social Chair, Social Justice Chair, Membership and Welcoming Chair, and Spiritual Chair. More information about each position can be found here. The time commitment is typically 2 – 5 hours a month, depending on the role and time of year. Nominations for Board positions are due by June 20, 2022. You can nominate yourself or someone else for leadership by completing this form. We welcome new members to the board, as this is also a great way to get involved in the community and have fun!

After Church Service Brunch at Busboys and Poets – Sunday, June 5th at 12:00 PM

Join us after worship for brunch! We’ll walk together from All Souls to Busboys & Poets. Sign up for this and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. Add this event to your calendar here.

Young Souls At Pride Parade – Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 PM

Let’s celebrate Pride together! Be prepared to experience one of the largest Pride Parades to ever take place in the United States Capitol. We will meet at a Young Souls Apartment in U St. around 1:00 PM for lunch/snacks/drinks first before walking over together to the parade at 2:30 PM. Sign-up for this and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here

Brunch & Explore @ Pride Festival – Sunday, June 12th at 11:45 AM

Get some food with Young Souls at the Pride Festival and explore entertainment on three stages and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors. We’ll meet at church first after service and head towards the metro (you can also meet us at the Archives Metro if that’s easier for you). Sign-up for this and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here

Happy Hour at El Chucho – Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 PM 

Join us for happy hour @ El Chucho where you can hear from current Young Souls Leadership from this past year about the leadership experiences of the group and get info on joining the board next year. Arrive by 6:15 PM. Happy hour prices end at 6:00 PM at El Chucho. Sign-up for this and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here

Young Souls Potluck – Saturday, June 18th at 6:30 PM

Potluck-style dinner in Columbia Heights! The main course will be available and you bring appetizers, salads, or other side dishes and delicious treats! This is a great evening event to converse and meet other Young Souls. Sign-up for this and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here

Young Souls Fall Retreat – Mark your calendars! – October 21 – 23

Fall Retreat is a weekend getaway to the Lake Anna State Park in Virginia. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. Keep an eye out for an email about registration in July. 

An important Note on Young Souls Events & COVID-19 

We require all participants to be vaccinated to attend any Young Souls event. The event organizer will determine the masking requirement and communicate it to you in advance. If you have any questions about this, please email us at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Happy Pride Month! 

Young Souls April 2022 Events

Young Souls October 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

 An important Note on Young Souls Events 

Along with the re-opening of the church, we’re excited to be planning hosting some great events in September! Due to the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and with the desire to keep our events safe, we’ll be requiring all participants to show proof of vaccination (the card itself or a photo of it) to the organizer at any Young Souls event. The masking requirement will be determined by the event organizer and communicated to you in advance. If you have any questions about this, please email us at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

Young Souls Fall Retreat – Registration is now open! – November 12th – 14th

Fall Retreat is a weekend getaway to the Shenandoah River Valley State Park. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/YSFallRetreat2021

Questions? Contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Happy Hour at El Chucho & All Souls Vespers ServiceWednesday, April 13th at 5:15 PM 

We’re bringing back our traditional happy hour and vespers outing! This is an excellent event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. Arrive anytime, but happy hour prices end at 6:00PM at El Chucho. For those interested, we’ll walk over to Vespers around 7:10PM from happy hour.

Rock Creek Bike Ride After Church – Sunday, April 17 at 1:00PM

Ride with Young Souls in Rock Creek Park! We will leave after the service around 1pm so that folks have a minute to grab lunch or snacks for a picnic nearby (ex each Peach, pico tacos, potters house, etc). We will ride out rock creek aiming for Meadowbrook park / east west highway, though could stop earlier based on the needs of the group. The bike ride will be around 15 miles round trip of biking north in rock creek on mostly flat terrain.

Happy Hour at Bar Charley – Thursday, April 21st at 5:45 PM 

Miss our first happy hour of the month? You’re in luck because we are doing two happy hours this month! This means double the opportunities to meet new and old members of Young Souls. Meet at Bar Charley at 5:45 PM.

After Church Service Brunches – Sunday, April 24th at 11:45 AM

Join us after worship for brunch! We’ll walk together from All Souls to Busboys & Poets.

FUTURES Exhibit at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building – Sunday, May 1st at 1:30 PM

Join us as we take a trip to the FUTURES exhibit at the Smithsonian! FUTURES is a building-wide exhibit is filled with site-specific art installations, interactives, working experiments, and more. There’s so much to see and it’s lots of fun, so let’s enjoy it together!

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls October 2021 Events & Fall Retreat Registration

Young Souls October 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

 An important Note on Young Souls Events 

Along with the re-opening of the church, we’re excited to be planning hosting some great events in September! Due to the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and with the desire to keep our events safe, we’ll be requiring all participants to show proof of vaccination (the card itself or a photo of it) to the organizer at any Young Souls event. The masking requirement will be determined by the event organizer and communicated to you in advance. If you have any questions about this, please email us at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

Young Souls Fall Retreat – Registration is now open! – November 12th – 14th

Fall Retreat is a weekend getaway to the Shenandoah River Valley State Park. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/YSFallRetreat2021

Questions? Contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

All Souls Church Service – Sunday, October 10th at 10:30 AM

After 18 months, the church has reopened its doors to the community. Join All Souls on October 10th at 10:30 AM for the service “The Courage to Feel.” Recent studies about the effects of trauma on the body and our emotions can provide us with insight into how to feel our way into a new and stronger normal. Register here for service. You can read more information about the re-opening plan here

After Church Service Brunches – Sunday, October 10th at 11:45 AM

We’re bringing back Young Souls Brunches! Join us for brunch near the church after service at 11:45 AM. Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet.

Add this event to your calendar: 

  • Sunday, October 10th brunch calendar event here

Rock Creek Park Hike – Monday, October 11th at 11:30 AM EST

Let’s go on a hike in Rock Creek Park! We’ll meet at Peirce Mill on Monday, October 11th at 11:30 am. We’ll go on a hike for about one to two hours, depending on group interest. If you’re new to Young Souls, this is a great way to meet others in person. And if you’ve been in Young Souls for a while, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with Young Souls friends again in person. It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day, so let’s honor the history of Native Americans in Rock Creek Park by taking some time in advance to read more about the history (you can start by checking out this page on the National Park Service website). Add this event to your calendar here. Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet.

Circus Murder Mystery Potluck Dinner & Cookie Decorating – Saturday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM EST

Do you love mysteries and games? Celebrate the Halloween season by joining me for a fun-filled murder mystery dinner party where you determine who killed one of the barnum brothers. This is a potluck dinner where you will bring a dish, drink, or appetizer. There will also be Halloween cookie decorating. Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here.

Halloween Fun at Meridian Hill Park – Saturday, October 30th at 2:00 PM EST

Celebrate spooky season together with Halloween-themed activities. Bonus points if you dress up! Add this event to your calendar here

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls August 2021 Events & Church Reopening

Young Souls August 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

All Souls Church Reopening

After 18 months, the church is reopening its doors again for visitors. There will be a homecoming service on September 12th and September 19th, which will include an enthusiastic “Welcome Back to All Souls,” fantastic music, and two different, but related messages exploring September’s monthly theme of “Reunion.” We’ll send the registration link for the service once it’s available, and you can read more information about the re-opening plan here.

An important Note on Young Souls Events 

Along with the re-opening of the church, we’re excited to be planning some great events in August and September! Due to the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and with the desire to keep our events safe, we’ll be requiring all participants to show proof of vaccination (the card itself or a photo of it) to the organizer at any Young Souls event. The masking requirement will be determined by the event organizer and communicated to you in advance. If you have any questions about this, please email us at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

Arlington County Fair – Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 PM EST

Ready for great food, entertainment, and fun? The Arlington County Fair is a non-profit volunteer-driven event that embraces a diverse community by educating, entertaining and showcasing the best of Arlington. Meet us at the Virginia Square-GMU Metro Station at 7:00 PM and we’ll take a ride share or bus to the fair! Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here

Young Souls at March on For Voting Rights – Saturday, August 28 at 12:00 PM EST

Join Young Souls for the March On for Voting Rights. It is a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all. On August 28, the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington, we will march on cities across America to demand that the vision of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech be deferred no longer. We invite all Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections to join us. Marches will take place in states where voter suppression efforts are already imperiling our democracy: Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; in Washington, D.C.; and across the country. Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Add this event to your calendar here.

Sunday Brunch at Lapis – Sunday, August 29 at 12:15 PM EST

We’re bringing back Young Souls Brunches! Join us for outdoor brunch at Lapis, an Afghan bistro in Adams Morgan. You can check out the menu here. Please note that we have a reservation for eight people, so if you sign-up and your plans change, let us know at least 24 – 48 hours in advance so we can invite others! Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. *Advance Sign-Up is Required. Add this event to your calendar here.

Virtual UU & Global Trivia – Thursday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM EST

Pub night out has gone virtual! Join us for a fun trivia session, feel the spirit of friendly competition, and test your knowledge on all things Unitarian Universalist and Global! Add this event to your calendar here.

Come from Away Concert – Friday, September 10 at 6:00 PM EST

Broadway cast of “Come from Away” is coming to DC for a Friday, Sept 10 concert performance of the show at the Lincoln Memorial. It’s a free event, so just bring a picnic blanket and we’ll stake out a space ahead before it starts. Add this event to your calendar here

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls May 2021 Events

Young Souls May 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls Board elections are coming up at the end of this month. 

Young Souls Board elections are coming up at the end of this month. Joining the board is a fantastic way to give back to the Young Souls community and help foster the type of young adult spiritual & social environment that drew you to the group.  As we transition to a hybrid in-person/virtual model and expect to return to weekly services when the church tentatively opens up in September, now is an exciting time to be part of the Leadership Team, even if you are new to the group! An info session will be May 17 at 7 pm via Zoom.

Young Souls May Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

Later this month we will have boisterous board games and provocative podcast discussions hosted by Zach Morris. New members are always welcome to these events!

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

We have so many fun in-person events this month including a picnic, dessert crawl, and a trip to the zoo. Sign up for these and other fun events on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service in a couple weeks. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls 2021 April Events

Young Souls April 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls Phone Tree – April 2021

It’s time for another round of the Young Souls Phone Tree! While we’re still eagerly waiting for everyone to receive their vaccine, let’s connect with each other with a good old fashioned phone call. After a year of endless zoom calls, just a simple phone call can help lift our spirits and get us excited about better days ahead! This is a great way to meet new people and stay in touch with friends in the Young Souls community without adding to your Zoom fatigue. Sign up here by Wednesday, April 7th. Questions? Email Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com

Arlington Treasure Hunt – Presented by Phoenix Bikes – Sunday, May 2 – 12:30 pm

Using an online event site, you will be guided to each restaurant location to gather clues to win prizes, learn little-known facts about local shops, and taste delicious treats along the way. This ride has been designed to be flexible and social-distance-friendly, so that it can be done alone or with family, on bike or any other way you roll, over an afternoon or throughout the weekend. It’s all about having fun and celebrating local spots that make Arlington our vibrant hometown! And, the best part is that all proceeds support Phoenix Bikes‘ youth and community programs. Cost: $35.00. Sign up here by Thursday, April 29.  Questions? Email Steph at stephanie.v.shelton@gmail.com.

Yoga and Art – Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ($20 registration fee for series)  

This four-week series will help develop or strengthen fearlessness as you explore your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, instructor Meg Artley, E-RYT 500 and aspiring artist, creates a safe space for participants to embrace play and process rather than perfection in their creative work. Each class will include gentle movements done in a chair to relax the body; breathing and meditative techniques to calm the mind; and a creative prompt/artistic technique/introduction to an artist’s work to get the juices flowing. Participants will be given an assignment to work on at home along with specific techniques to try or to build upon, or resources for further investigation. Once the class is underway, time will also be spent sharing creative pieces or processes that participants want to share with the group. Pique your interest? Feel free to join our merry creative band. Please bring a journal or sketchbook and a writing/drawing instrument to the first class. Sign up here.

Jubilee Three Anti-Racism Training – Friday, April 30, 6:00 pm – Sunday, May 2, 6:00 pm

Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Are you ready to take a leading role to nurture a multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Come Join Us for this Life-Changing Weekend! Sign up here.

Young Souls April Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

It’s a new year and what better time to make some new friends or rekindle old friendships? We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome!

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

Wanna host a virtual or socially-distanced event?! Read this ideas document and sign up directly as a host on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 PM

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service in a couple weeks. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/

Young Souls March 2021 Events

Young Souls March 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls TED Talks Series

Join us throughout the month of March as we gather on zoom to watch TED Talks! We have a great lineup: How trees talk to each other, how to spot a liar, does grammar matter, 3 secrets of resilient people, your elusive creative genius, the power of introverts, and the urgency of intersectionality. Take a look at the schedule and sign up here. If you have any questions, email Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com. Looking forward to learning together!

Trans+ Souls Hang Out

We are All Souls congregants who may name ourselves in many ways: we are transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, gender fluid, intersex, two spirit, agender, bigender, transsexual, and/or otherwise marginalized in terms of gender identity. We invite trans+ folks into community building and conversation together.

We meet online the first Wednesday of every other month (January/March/May/July/September/November), 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Contact Shige Sakurai (they/them) at ministry@sakurai.org for information and to get the Zoom link.

Connecting Racial Justice at All Souls in the Past, Present, and Future: An Intergenerational Panel and Dialogue- March 7 @ 12:00 – 1:15 PM

How can lessons from the past guide us as Unitarian Universalists in fostering racial and social justice in our congregation, our community, and nationally?

In honor of the All Souls 200th anniversary year, join Young Souls and Silver Souls for an intergenerational panel and dialogue on racial justice in the past, present, and future. All Souls elders and other members will share personal experiences about the church’s historic moments in the fight for racial justice and how this connects to present-day efforts to achieve racial equity. They will also share reflections on how their unitarian universalist identity has influenced their racial equity and justice journey. Afterward, attendees can participate in small group discussions to reflect on the 8th principle and how we can foster racial justice and dismantle racism in ourselves, our institutions, and our communities. Sign up here.

Migrant Solidarity Team Zoom Discussion- March 4 @ 7:30 pm 

All Souls has partnered for years with AsylumWorks to serve hundreds of asylum seekers from dozens of countries as they seek to rebuild their lives in our community.  AsylumWorks founder and director Joan Hodges-Wu will explain the purpose and programs of AsylumWorks, after which asylum-seeking clients will present their personal stories, and we’ll open a space for questions and answers.

Please use the link below to RSVP:

Young Souls March Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

It’s a new year and what better time to make some new friends or rekindle old friendships? We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome!

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

Wanna host a virtual or socially-distanced event?! Read this ideas document and sign up directly as a host on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 PM

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service in a couple weeks. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

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For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls February 2021 Events

Young Souls February 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls “Pal-entine’s Day” card exchange-

Do you like getting fun mail? We do! Let’s use Valentine’s day as a reason to send each other fun little notes and support the post office. Sign up to get a random “pal-entine” to whom you can send a cute card or a note, and you will be assigned to someone else as well.

Ideas: send a haiku, draw a  picture of something you love, or make a collage! Sign up here by February 8th.

Connecting Racial Justice at All Souls in the Past, Present, and Future: An Intergenerational Panel and Dialogue- March 7 @ 12:00 – 1:15 PM

How can lessons from the past guide us as Unitarian Universalists in fostering racial and social justice in our congregation, our community, and nationally?

In honor of the All Souls 200th anniversary year, join Young Souls and Silver Souls for an intergenerational panel and dialogue on racial justice in the past, present, and future. All Souls elders and other members will share personal experiences about the church’s historic moments in the fight for racial justice and how this connects to present-day efforts to achieve racial equity. They will also share reflections on how their unitarian universalist identity has influenced their racial equity and justice journey. Afterward, attendees can participate in small group discussions to reflect on the 8th principle and how we can foster racial justice and dismantle racism in ourselves, our institutions, and our communities.

Young Souls February Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

It’s a new year and what better time to make some new friends or rekindle old friendships? We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome! Some upcoming virtual activities include:

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

Wanna host a virtual or socially-distanced event?! Read this ideas document and sign up directly as a host on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 PM

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service in a couple weeks. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

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For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

Young Souls January 2021 Events

Young Souls January 2021 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls Virtual Party! Friday, January 22nd from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Are you missing the Young Souls Friday potlucks or looking to meet new people? Let’s celebrate the new year with a Young Souls party! Come join Young Souls on a virtual party platform, Remo, on Friday, January 22nd from 7:30 – 9:30pm EST. This platform will allow us to mingle, by hopping around to different tables, as if we were at a real party! This is a great chance to reconnect with Young Souls friends and to meet new friends. Keep an eye out on the YS listserv for a link and more info on how to join the party. If you have any questions, email Lena at eastoncalabria@gmail.com or Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Young Souls January Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

It’s a new year and what better time to make some new friends or rekindle old friendships? We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome! Some upcoming virtual activities include:

  • January 18 @ 7 pm: BIPOC Hangout – Casual social space for Black, Indigenous and other people of color Young Souls to hang out, chat about experiences in and outside of the church and play games!
  • January 28 @ 7 pm: Bake a dessert while hanging out on Zoom!
  • January 29 @ 7 pm: PowerPoint Party- Everyone (who wants to) prepares a short (3 min) PowerPoint on a topic they’re enthusiastic about, whether it’s cooking, conspiracies, fun facts, knitting, etc. Otherwise, just join in to listen and ask questions!

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

Wanna host a virtual or socially-distanced event?! Read this ideas document and sign up directly as a host on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 pm

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service in a couple weeks. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

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For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/ 

December 2020 Events

Young Souls December 2020 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar and our Facebook Group

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com

Curious to learn more about Young Souls? Check out this short video!

Young Souls Caring Cards – Holiday Edition

This year’s holiday season looks a little different. Many of us will be seeing our friends and family over zoom instead of in person. To help our community foster connection during this time, let’s do another round of the Young Souls Caring Cards – Holiday Edition! You will be paired with someone in Young Souls – you might have met them before in person, or not, but this will give you a chance to possibly connect with a new friend within the Young Souls community. Writing letters to each other is a fun way to keep up our connections and say “I’m thinking of you.” Sign up here by Wednesday, December 9th and you’ll receive information about your match shortly after. Questions? Contact Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com

Young Souls Cookie Exchange (by mail) – sign up by December 10th

Stuck in place for the holidays? Sign up here by Thursday, December 10th to send and receive cookies (or other holiday sweet treats—interpret as broadly as you’d like!) with fellow Young Souls via mail to help brighten up your December! Questions? Contact Maggie Kane at maggieckane@gmail.com

Young Souls Book Swap

Looking to get rid of a few books from your bookshelf? Let’s do a Young Souls Book Swap! Add the titles of your books you’d like to get rid of to this spreadsheet. If you’re interested in receiving a book, add your name to the column highlighted in gray. The donor will then mail the book to you! Feel free to write a short letter introducing yourself or talking a little about the book. Keep checking back on the spreadsheet throughout the month of December to see if new books have been added. Happy reading! Questions? Contact justine.rothbart@gmail.com.

The Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook

Have you seen the new Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook yet? This year many people have discovered (or rediscovered) their joy for cooking. The pandemic has forced us to eat more at home and to become more creative with our recipes. Instead of searching through the endless choice of recipes on the internet, we’ve decided to create our own Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook! Read and download the cookbook here. Questions? Contact Justine Rothbart at justine.rothbart@gmail.com. Bon Appétit!

Young Souls Virtual Check-In, Sundays, 11:45 am (right after the live All Souls service)  

Are you new to Young Souls or a seasoned member? Either way, please join us for a weekly check-in call via zoom! Please see the listserv for the zoom link. We are also looking for facilitators for the call. If interested, sign up here. Questions? Please contact Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com.

Young Souls December Virtual Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together – Sign up here!

Winter is right around the corner and we are amping up our virtual events!  Maybe discuss some thoughts about a great book? Virtual baking event? Well, you’re in luck! We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome! Some upcoming virtual activities include:

  • December 13th @ 7, Book Club Event: We’ll be discussing Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. Sign up here.

Socially-distanced and Totally Fun Events Coming Your Way – check it out!

We listened to your feedback and have decided to host some sweet in-person events for     December. Some activities include:

  • December 5th @ 6, Matt and Jaya will be hosting an interactions-based, boundary-breaking activity similar to this one. There will be a firepit. BYOB if you want to! We’ll be socially distant and masked. Sign up here.
  • Every Saturday, Ward I mutual aid needs help unloading a truck full of produce at the church, and Young Souls has volunteered to help! We need 4-5 people each week, and the work should only take 20-30 minutes! Email Jaya to join. 

Want to host your own virtual or outdoor thang-a-majang? 

Wanna host a virtual or socially-distanced event?! Read this ideas document and sign up directly as a host on the Events Spreadsheet. Questions or need some resources? Email Zach at zachmorrice@gmail.com

Vespers, Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm

All Souls is hosting a virtual vespers service next Wednesday. What is a vesper, you ask? Well, at All Souls it is a worship service modeled after the traditional Taizé worship service, which uses silence, scripture, prayer, and repetitive singing of short chants and rounds to quiet the mind and promote deep meditation. Come with an open mind and leave with a greater sense of peace. More info can be found here.

Young Souls Phone Tree – Christmas Edition

Christmas this year will be different. Many of us will be seeing our friends and family on zoom, instead of in person. We might be feeling a little more disconnected and sad that we can’t celebrate our regular traditions. For those of you who would like to connect and chat on the phone with other Young Souls on Christmas Day (December 25th), you can sign up for the Young Souls Phone Tree – Christmas Edition! Just a simple phone call can help lift your spirits, even on this unusual Christmas Day. Sign up here by Tuesday, December 22nd and you’ll receive your match the next day. Questions? Contact Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com.

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