November 2019 Events


Young Souls November 2019 Events


Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar

If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com
 
 
 
Friday, November 2nd: Young Souls Potluck
Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. Location TBD. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.
 
 
Sunday, November 3rd: Heiwa Peace Visitors 
The Heiwa Peace Project is hosting visitors from Japan in early November. This year, there are many young adults coming. Young souls are invited to participate in the following events: 
Lunch in Pierce Hall with the Heiwa visitors.
 There will be a few tables reserved for young adults to sit and eat together. 
 Sunday November 3rd: Peace Program 
There will be a short presentation by one of our Japanese guests followed by small group discussions about the themes of the Sunday service. 
Dinner! 
All Souls Host Families are hosting dinners at their homes at 6 pm.  We would welcome several YS members who would want to attend one of the dinners where there are Young Japanese.  We will only have a limited number of spaces.
 
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Chuck to RSVP at cwooldridge108@comcast.net
 
 
Saturday, November 9th, 1:00-4:00pm- Intro to Nonviolent Communication Workshop
The Nonviolent Communication approach emphasizes deep listening and sees nonviolent communication as the start of nonviolent living. Feel free to learn more about it here. We will meet in the Dining Room at All Souls. Please RSVP to Lena Easton-Calabria at lenaec@ymail.com.  
 
Wednesday, November 13th 5:30-7:30 pm- Young Souls Happy Hour 
Join us for our monthly happy hour! This month we’re hosting This is also an excellent opportunity for newcomers to meet other young souls. Location TBD.  RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  
 
Fall Retreat November 15-17!
There are still a few spots left for fall retreat! We will be getting away from city life and headed to Shenandoah State Park for a weekend in community. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com
 
Saturday November 16th 1:00pm – Hike!
We will be doing a short hike at Rock Creek Park starting at 1:0pm. RSVP here.  Contact Emily with questions at Emilypolvado@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, November 24th  1:00pm – Young Souls Brunch
We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. Location TBD.  RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  
 
 
 
Invitation to join the Young Souls BIPOC Caucus
The YS BIPOC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul BIPOC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS BIPOC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, email Alice (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!
 
Seeking Ushers for Sunday services
Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.
 
 
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For more information about Young Souls, visit our blog: https://youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com/

October 2019 Events


Young Souls October 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar

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

Tuesday, October 1st, Save the Date: Fall Retreat Registration

This year, Fall Retreat is November 15-17! A link will be sent out to all young souls with registration information along with info on transportation and costs. Only 38 spots are available and they go fast so don’t wait to register! 

Friday, October 4th- Young Souls Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. Please see listserv for the address. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

 Wednesday, October 9th 5:30-7:30 pm- Young Souls Happy Hour 

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to meet other young souls. We will be meeting at Mola, 3155 Mt.Pleasant St. NW RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Sunday, October 13, 1:00pm  – Hike!

Come join us on our October hike! We’ll be going to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland for 3 hour hike, and then afterwards going to nearby Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard for rest and refreshments!  We will leave to carpool to the hike site at the conclusion of the 11:15 church service. Questions? Contact Emily at Emilypolvado@gmail.com

Saturday, October 19th 10am-2:30pm – Race Equity for Radical Friendships Workshop

Join fellow Young Souls for a discussion-based workshop about race, microaggressions, and how we can accountably build Beloved Community by living the Eighth Principle. After receiving rave reviews on their workshop at the 2019 Winter Escape, Esther Gross and Abby Jones are back (and joined by Jeremy Neff) to facilitate this workshop. There will be facilitated discussions, case studies inspired by events that occurred in Young Souls spaces, and depending on attendance and interest, we may break into caucus groups by identity. Homemade lunch will also be served! This is a fantastic opportunity for Young Souls to do intersectional anti-racism/anti-oppression work in our community. Register here. Questions? Contact Abby at abigail.jones313@gmail.com, Esther at esther.e.gross@gmail.com, or Jeremy at jeremy.m.neff@gmail.com

Sunday, October 20th 1:00pm – Young Souls Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. Brunch will be held at Dos Gringos, 3116 Mt.Pleasant St. NW. Just a short walk from All Souls!  RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Learn to save a life in the case of an opioid overdose with HIPS on October 21st. 

Join the wonderful activist team at HIPS and other members of our community as we learn how to recognize signs of opioid overdose and administer the lifesaving drug, Naloxone. If you’d like to learn how to do your part in the fight against opioid addiction and possibly save a life, meet in Pierce hall, 7pm-9pm on October 21st. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.   

Invitation to join the Young Souls BIPOC Caucus

The YS BIPOC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul BIPOC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS BIPOC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, email Alice (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Seeking Ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

Young Souls September Events!


Young Souls September 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar

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

Friday September 6th 7:00pm – Young Souls Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. This month, the potluck is hosted by Annmarie Dinan Hansen. See listserv for the address. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

Monday, September 16th 5:30-7:30 pm- Young Souls Happy Hour with Tony Coleman

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This month we’re hosting Tony Coleman, All Souls’ new Minister of Congregational Care and the new staff liaison to Young Souls. We’re really excited to have Tony, so be sure to come out and introduce yourself or say hello! This is also an excellent opportunity for newcomers to meet other young souls. We will be meeting at El Chucho, 3313 11th Street NW. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Saturday, September 14th Hike- 11:00am Metropolitan Branch Trail and Red Bear Brewing

Come join us on our September hike!  We will start at the Silver Spring metro station and walk to NoMA-Gallaudet station via the Metropolitan Branch Trail. We will then walk from NoMA to Red Bear Brewing. People are welcome to join one way or round trip back to Silver Spring. Trail info here and Brewery info here.   Questions? Contact Emily at Emilypolvado@gmail.com

Sunday, September 15th 1:00pm – Young Souls Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Saturday, September 28th 10:00am – Young Souls Visit National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Young Souls board has reserved a block of 40 tickets to the NMAAHC for Saturday, September 28th at 10am. The NMAAHC is a phenomenal new museum that both zooms in on African American history and culture and explores how that history and culture has shaped, and continues to shape, the United States as a whole. Don’t miss this opportunity to go in community with other Young Souls, especially if you haven’t yet gotten a chance to go! Tickets are free, but since there are a limited number you must reserve your ticket(s) here. Questions? Contact Neil at neil.manzullo@gmail.com

Invitation to join the Young Souls BIPOC Caucus

The YS BIPOC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul BIPOC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS BIPOC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, email Alice (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Seeking Ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

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August Events 2019


Young Souls August 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar

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

Friday August 2nd, 7:00pm – Young Souls Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. This month, the potluck is hosted by Matt, Esther, and Elena. Please see the listserv for the address. Metro and bus accessible. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 14th 5:30-7:30 pm- Young Souls Happy Hour with Green Souls!

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This is a special collaborative event with our friends at Green Souls and an excellent opportunity for newcomers to meet other young souls! We will be meeting at Smitty’s, located at 3549 Georgia Ave NW. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Saturday,  10 August 11:00am – Hike

Come join us on our August hike! We will meet at lock 5 at 11:00 and walk to Georgetown walking a mix of the towpath and Capital Crescent Trail. We will have Belgian beers and food at Sovereign for brunch before walking back to lock 5. People are free to join round trip or one way. Parking will be at lock 5 or lock 6. Lock 5 is 0.2 miles down the towpath from lock 6. We will gather at lock 5.l Approx 4.5 miles one way. Could up to 9 if you choose to walk back. Trails info here and here. Questions? Contact Emily at Emilypolvado@gmail.com

Sunday, August 18th 1:00pm – Young Souls Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Saturday, August 24th- 2nd Annual All hands, All Souls In service Day 10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for a day of volunteerism and community building at the church, as we prepare the building, grounds, and programs for the new church year. It is our hope that this day of service will help us grow as a community, and put practice to nurturing our Beloved Community. This day is an opportunity to reconnect with fellow church members and congregants within our spiritual home. It’s an opportunity for spiritual renewal in preparation for the external service we do within the greater community. It’s an opportunity to help continue the healing process while engaging ourselves. Sign up  to volunteer in various areas across the church.

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Interested in joining Souls in the Center? Looking for leadership fun?

Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty+. Announcement: We are looking for new leadership at Souls in the Center! Specifically, we are looking for a communications guru and a few social chairs, to help plan and host small events every month starting in September.  It’s a low stakes job commitment-wise, but lets you be creative and meet fun people. Any questions? Email us at souls-in-the-center-leadership@googlegroups.com.  

While our regularly scheduled Happy Hour will be on hiatus until September, and potlucks may be sparse, you can still be on the lookout for games days, movie club days and other ad hoc meetups by clicking here to join the listserv; here to join the Facebook group and here to add the Google Calendar. We also started a Movie Club – join here for that! 

Seeking Ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

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

Young Souls July Events!


Young Souls July 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar

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

Tuesday, July 9th, 6:00pm – Young Souls Visit “Votes for Women” Exhibit

To celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, let’s go to the National Portrait Gallery to see the exhibit “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.” This exhibit outlines the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and today.

Let’s meet in the National Portrait Gallery courtyard at 6:00 pm. We’ll have an hour to explore the exhibit and then we’ll go to dinner at Wok and Roll. (Did you know? Wok and Roll is the site of the Mary Surratt Boarding House – where John Wilkes Booth and other conspirators met to plan Lincoln’s assassination.)

Questions? Contact Justine Rothbart at justine.rothbart@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, July 10th, 5:30-7:30 pm- Young Souls Happy Hour 

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This is an excellent event for newcomers to attend and meet    other Young Souls. Local 16 donates 10 percent of our checks back to All Souls. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Friday, July 12th, 7:00pm – Young Souls Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. This month, the potluck is hosted by Jess and Michael. Please see the listserv for the address and transportation information.

Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

Friday July 19- Sunday July 21- Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Do you wish to nurture our congregation’s multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives.

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. The workshop requires a weekend commitment; and it is worth every minute of that commitment. Register here. Questions? Contact Social Justice chair Jeremey at jeremy.m.neff@gmail.com. 

Sunday, July 21st, 1:00pm – Young Souls July Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Interested in joining Souls in the Center? Looking for leadership fun?

Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty+. Announcement: We are looking for new leadership at Souls in the Center! Specifically, we are looking for a communications guru and a few social chairs, to help plan and host small events every month starting in September.  It’s a low stakes job commitment-wise, but lets you be creative and meet fun people. Any questions? Email us at souls-in-the-center-leadership@googlegroups.com.  

While our regularly scheduled Happy Hour will be on hiatus until September, and potlucks may be sparse, you can still be on the lookout for games days, movie club days and other ad hoc meetups by clicking here to join the listserv; here to join the Facebook group and here to add the Google Calendar. We also started a Movie Club – join here for that! 

Seeking ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

Young Souls June Events!

Young Souls June 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar.

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

 

New Young Souls Board Members!

Congratulations to our new Young Souls Board Members! We’re really excited for this upcoming year. Here’s a list of the 2019 – 2020 Board Members: Abby Jones (President), Esther Gross (Vice President), Claire Adrian-Tucci (Communications Chair), Jeremy Neff (Social Justice Chair), Elena Price (Social Co-Chair), Matt Krieger (Social Co-Chair), Lena Easton-Calabria (Spiritual Chair), and Zach Morris (Membership and Welcoming Chair). To contact the YS Board, please email: youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

 

May 31st – June 2nd – Weekend on the Bay

Join in for some fun at Camp Tockwogh (about two hours from DC on the Eastern Shore). We want to bring in a robust YS community this year! There will be activities: campfires, workshops, vespers, a talent show, water sports, archery, hiking, and plenty of time to relax, self-organize and enjoy the beautiful setting. RSVP on FB here and register/find more info here: http://www.all-souls.org/wob. Questions? Email Martha or Alice: mwdneuman@gmail.com, alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com. We’ll be setting up carpools once we get a better sense of who is going!

 

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Proclaiming our Faith in RJ: Mobilizing the DC Faith Community for Reproductive Justice

Despite being the nation’s capital and our long stretch of economic growth, Washington, DC has some of the worst statistics of any major city related to reproductive justice. Far too many women of color, children, and youth aren’t getting the support and resources they need. Join the All Souls Reproductive Justice Initiative, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, The DC Abortion Fund, the Latin American Youth Center, and a panel of local advocates to learn about reproductive justice issues in DC including child care, maternal health, sex education, and access to abortion and discuss what we can do as activists and faith communities to make a difference. This event is the first step in our effort to build a DC network of faith-based activists for reproductive justice. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided! RSVP by visiting: http://bit.ly/DCforRJ. Location: All Souls Church Unitarian 1500 Harvard St. NW. Questions? Contact Danielle Garrett at laurendgarrett@gmail.com. Learn more about the All Souls Reproductive Justice Initiative here.

 

****Friday June 7th, 7pm – Young Souls End of the Year Party!****

Come to the Young Souls End of the Year Party! Join us on Friday June 7th at 7pm at Abby’s house (check the YS listserv for address) as we celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new Young Souls board members. RSVP on Facebook here. This is a great event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. It’s a potluck, so please bring drinks and/or food to share. Questions? Contact Cora at coraghenry@gmail.com. Let’s celebrate!

Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30pm – Young Souls Happy Hour

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This is an excellent event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. Local 16 donates 10 percent of our checks back to All Souls. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here. For those interested, we’ll walk over to Vespers after the happy hour. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 23rd, 12:00pm – Young Souls June Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

 

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Interested in joining Souls in the Center?

Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty+. Get on top of the news by clicking here to join the listserv; here to join the Facebook group and here to add the Google Calendar. We also started a Movie Club – join here for that!  Questions? Contact Souls in the Center Leadership at souls-in-the-center-leadership@googlegroups.com.

Seeking ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

Young Souls May Events!

Young Souls May 2019 Events

Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar.

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

Friday, May 3rd, 7pm – Young Souls May Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Matt, Esther, and Elena. Location: check the YS listserv. Questions? Contact Cora at coraghenry@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 8th, 5:30pm – Young Souls Happy Hour

Join us for our monthly happy hour! This is an excellent event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. Local 16 donates 10 percent of our checks back to All Souls. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here. For those interested, we’ll walk over to Vespers after the happy hour. Questions? Contact Cora at coraghenry@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 11th, 2:00 pm – Young Souls May Hike

We’ll meet at the Smithsonian Metro stop and head over to Hains Point on the East Potomac Park between the Washington Channel and Potomac River. Please bring a water bottle and shoes that are good for walking. Important note: Last time we did this walk we somehow wound up in an ice cream store at the end; it’s possible we’ll have the same trouble with maps again this time. Facebook event here, and contact coraghenry@gmail.com if you have questions.

Sunday, May 19th, 1:00pm – Young Souls May Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora at coraghenry@gmail.com.

 

Monday, May 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 – Many Voices Reading Group — DATE CHANGE FROM MAY 13th!

Each month, a group of Young Souls gathers to talk about a short story. During May, we’ll read an early Afrofuturist story: W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Comet,” about the only two survivors of a comet that hit NYC. The story’s about race and religion, and is a super interesting and very early (1920!) sci-fi piece. The story is available here in text form, and an audio version is available here. Please RSVP here or by email to neil.manzullo@gmail.com, just so we have a sense of how many people are coming. We’ll meet at Neil’s place (check the YS listserv for address). Feel free (but not obligated) to bring snacks/drinks, and newcomers are always welcome!

 

Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30 pm- Happy Hour with Rev. Rebecca

Did you know that Rev. Rebecca Parker is the official staff liaison for young souls?! Come, have a drink and celebrate all of her support. We will be meeting at All Souls Bar (3125, 725 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001) and will order pizza  from the restaurant next door. Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Claire at claire.adrian.tucci@gmail.com

 

May 31st – June 2nd – Weekend on the Bay

Join in for some fun at Camp Tockwogh (about two hours from DC on the Eastern Shore). We want to bring in a robust YS community this year! Registration is now open! There will be activities: campfires, workshops, vespers, a talent show, water sports, archery, hiking, and plenty of time to relax, self-organize and enjoy the beautiful setting. Let’s turn it up this year! RSVP on FB here and register/find more info here: http://www.all-souls.org/wob. Questions? Email Martha or Alice: mwdneuman@gmail.com, alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com. We’ll be setting up carpools once we get a better sense of who is going!

 

**Friday June 7th, 7pm – Young Souls End of the Year Party!**

Come to the Young Souls End of the Year Party! Join us on Friday June 7th at 7pm at Abby’s house (check the YS listserv for address) as we celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new Young Souls board members. RSVP on Facebook here. This is a great event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. It’s a potluck, so please bring drinks and/or food to share. Questions? Contact Cora at coraghenry@gmail.com. Let’s celebrate!

 

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry (alicekurimanewberry@gmail.com), a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Interested in joining Souls in the Center?

Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty+. Get on top of the news by clicking here to join the listserv; here to join the Facebook group and here to add the Google Calendar. We also started a Movie Club – join here for that!  Questions? Contact Souls in the Center Leadership at souls-in-the-center-leadership@googlegroups.com.

Seeking ushers for Sunday services

Ushers welcome congregants and visitors, hand out the orders of service, and help everything run smoothly and safely. The commitment is only one service each month, so it’s a great way to get involved. Contact Mark Matthews at (markhowardmatthews@gmail.com) to learn more or sign up.

 

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