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

The Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook has landed!

Click here to read and download the cookbook. 


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 curate our collection and select only our favorite recipes for this cookbook.


Thank you to the seventeen Young Souls who submitted their favorite recipes to this cookbook! This was a huge collaborative effort and I appreciate everyone who participated. Names and email addresses of those who recommended the recipes are included on each recipe. The goal is for this to create more connections and conversations, so don’t hesitate to reach out to someone and say, “Thanks for the recipe recommendation. I made it yesterday, and I love it!”


This cookbook is unique because there are special “Cookbook Interviews” from Young Souls interspersed throughout the recipes. These interviews explore different topics about food, such as, baking during the pandemic, vegan eating, food experiences while serving in the Peace Corps, and more!
Cooking can (sometimes) be calming and relaxing, so I hope this cookbook provides some calm during this chaotic year of 2020. We have several soup recipes which are perfect for this time of year as we head into the colder months. There are also many recipes that can be used for your zoomgivings!


Thanks again to everyone who participated in creating this cookbook. Please share widely with your friends, family, and anyone else who would like this! I hope you enjoy the Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook!
Bon Appétit!
— Justine


If you have any questions or comments, please email Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com.

November 2020 Events

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

As the temperatures and leaves fall, we are amping up our virtual events! Wanna get together for Friendsgiving or after the presidential election? Maybe discuss some thoughts about a great book? Play some games on Jackbox? Well, you’re in luck! We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom. New members welcome!

Virtual Friendsgiving, Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 pm

For those of us who are unable to travel for Thanksgiving, you may be jazzed to know the classic millennial tradition is coming to Young Souls! A Thanksgiving celebration among friends, Zoom edition. BYOT (turkey, tofurky, turducken, etc). 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 November. Some activities include:

  • November 21st, 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. The rain rescheduling date will be December 5th. 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, November 11 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.

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

October 2020 Events

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 Quarantine Cookbook

Get your chef hat on and your oven mitts ready, because it’s time to start cooking! With more people cooking at home during the pandemic, we thought it would be fun to exchange recipes by making a Young Souls Quarantine Cookbook! Send in 1 or 2 recipes and include a short blurb about how you found this recipe or why you chose that one to share. Email your recipes to Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com by Friday, October 16th. 

It’s time for Round #4 of the Young Souls Phone Tree!

Are you retro-chic or getting Zoom-ed out? Is your ‘Zoom shirt’ routine a bit stale? Sign up for Round #4 the Young Souls Phone Tree! As we continue to be physically separate, it’s important now more than ever to continue to keep up our connections with our (new and old) friends in Young Souls. The Young Souls Phone Tree is a one-time 15 minute (or longer) check-in phone call where we can have a one-on-one conversation with another person in Young Souls. So far, over 40 Young Souls have participated! Sign up here by Friday, October 9th, and you’ll receive a phone call shortly after. Questions? E-mail Justine at justine.rothbart@gmail.com.

Young Souls October Virtual Circle Suppers and Hangouts – Physically Separate, But Socially Together Sign up here!

Wanna watch a movie? Maybe bake some cookies with friends while catching up on each other’s lives? Well, you’re in luck. We are hosting these activities and more using the magic of Zoom.

Other examples include virtual circle suppers, book discussions, and more. More events are trickling in, so please check the sign up page a couple times this month for updates.

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     October. We are playing it safe by hosting outdoors BYOB hangouts and brunches. New YS folx are encouraged to participate.

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, October 14 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.

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