Corona virus update from Rev. Rob

The following email was sent from Rev. Rob and Traci Hughes, Executive Director on March 12th.

Dear All Souls, 

As we contend with an ever-evolving response to COVID19, our primary objective is to take care of one another and the larger community. As you may be aware, the Mayor of the District of Columbia yesterday declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency. The DC Department of Health recommends that non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions be postponed or cancelled through March 31. The Unitarian Universalist Association now advises that churches cancel all gatherings of 25 people or more. What is most critical at this time is that we all do our part to help stem the spread of COVID19. It is with the health and safety of our staff, congregation, loved ones, and the larger community in mind that we have made the decision to close the church building and hold worship online through the end of the monthWe want to reassure you that the ministry of the church will continue during the building closure and that your church is here for you during this uncertain timeOnline worship – The staff is developing an intimate, online worship experience to share with you on Sunday morning. By 9:00 am this Sunday you will receive an email with a link to a pre-recorded worship experience led by Rev. Rob Hardies, Rev. Tony Coleman, Jen Hayman, and Rochelle Rice. You may also access this worship experience through the church’s Facebook page. Worship experiences will be provided online every Sunday the church building is closed. 

Congregational care and support – Our congregational care team is ready is ready and willing to help. If you are in need of pastoral or spiritual care, please reach out to our Minister of Congregational Care, Rev. Tony Coleman (tcoleman@allsouls.ws); our chaplain Christin Green (cgreen@allsouls.ws); Rev. Rob Keithan (rkeithan@allsouls.ws); or me (rhardies@allsouls.ws). Furthermore, the congregational care team will be creating opportunities for congregants to connect through Zoom in order to check-in and support one another. We’ll be sending you more details about these online support groups next week. Religious education for children and youth – Dolores Miller and James Ploeser will soon send an email updating families and teachers about interim solutions for our RE program. 

Church meetings and business – Because the church building will be closed through March 31, we encourage you to convene church committees, affinity groups, and classes via Zoom or another online platform. Please contact your committee chair or group leader about meeting information. To gain access to a church Zoom account for your meeting, please contact Executive Director Traci Hughes (executivedirector@allsouls.ws). Finally, just as your church will be here for you, we ask that you please be here for the church. Our full-time staff will be working throughout the building closure, and we will also pay our part-time hourly employees through the closure. Your generous support of the church will keep our community strong through this difficult time. You can make a contribution online or by texting ‘ascu’ to 73256 and following the directions. You can let us know how you plan to support the church in FY 2020-21 by filling out this commitment card. Friends, trust and believe that we will get through this together. Thank you for your care for one another and for our congregation. 

Love,

Rev Rob and Traci

Young Souls March Events

Young Souls March 2020 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

Young Souls March Circle Suppers – Sign up here! 

Circle Suppers are back! These are wonderful events for newcomers to meet fellow Young Souls in smaller settings. Sign up for March Circle Suppers here. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook.

Friday, March 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. Hosted by Ben Whelan-Morin, see the listserv for the address.  Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at  Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 8, 1:00 pm – Young Souls Hike

Join us for our monthly hiking event! We will meet at Pierce Hall at the conclusion of the 11:15 service. We will go to Rock Creek Park’s Western Ridge Trail and end at Astrolabe Brewing Co. Please drive if you can! Trail info here and driving directions here.  Questions? Please contact Emily at Emilypolvado@gmail.com. RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 11th 5:30-7:30pm- 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 meet at Local 16, 1602 U St. NW.. RSVP on Facebook. 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!

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

Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. Meet at the back door of Pierce Hall and we’ll walk to a nearby brunch spot together.  RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Saturday March 21st, 7:00-10:00 pm Young Souls Attend the Suffragist Ball! 

All Souls Church is hosting a Suffragist Ball in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Let’s attend together! Get your ticket here and RSVP on Facebook. There will be dancing and fun, you don’t want to miss out. Questions? Contact Claire at claire.adrian.tucci@gmail.com

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

Young Souls Feb 2020 Events

Young Souls February 2020 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, February 7th: 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. Hosted by Jaya, please see the 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, February 12th 5:30-7:30pm- 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 meet at  Local 16. RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Sunday, February 16, 12:15pm – Young Souls Hike

A cold beer is even better at the end of a great day outside! Join us for a guided hike of the Piedmont Overlook Loop in Sky Meadows State Park, a gem of a park nestled into the Blue Ridge mountains. This hike is just over 5 miles, and includes spectacular views of the Piedmont and a section of the fabled Appalachian Trail. When we get back to the trailhead, we’re not done! We’ll drive a short distance to another peak Blue Ridge experience: the farm-to-pint brewing of Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont, Virginia. This 400 acre farm grows many of the ingredients that go into their excellent beers, and their taproom has gorgeous outdoor patio with more spectacular views. Please plan on packing your own lunch and snacks for this trip. Questions? Please contact Emily at Emilypolvado@gmail.com. RSVP on Facebook.

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!

Sunday, February 23rd, 1:00pm – Young Souls Brunch

Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. Meet at the back door of Pierce Hall and we’ll walk to a nearby brunch spot together.  RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

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

Young Souls December Events


Young Souls December 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, December 13th: 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. Hosted at Matt and Jeremy’s house, check the 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, November 11th 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. At Local 16, 1602 U St. NW.  RSVP on Facebook. Questions? Contact Matt at Mattkriegervii@gmail.com.  

Sunday,  December 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. Dos Gringo, 3116 Mt Pleasant St NW.  RSVP on Facebook. 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.

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

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.

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