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2016 Young Souls November Events

Keep track of all Young Souls events through our Young Souls Google Calendar!

Would you like to host a Young Souls event? Send your idea to the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

(Check the monthly email for contact information for each event.)

Friday, Nov. 4th, 7pm – Young Souls November Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck!  The event is held at a home of one of our members and usually has between 35-55 attendees. Please bring a dish or drink to share. This is an adult-oriented get-together, but Young Souls with children are welcome to bring them along. Location this month is Steven Solis’ house (check the monthly email for address). RSVP on Facebook here.

Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2pm – 4pm – Green Souls Boat Tour of the Anacostia

Led by experts from the Anacostia Watershed Society, a leading partner in the program to make the Anacostia swimmable by 2025. The tour will leave from DC Pumphouse (1402 1st St SE, DC; Navy Yard). Please plan to arrive by 1:45 at the Pumphouse. There is no cost to attend. RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044dacac22a13-anacostia1.

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 5:30pm – YS Happy Hour

Join us for our third monthly Happy Hour! This is an excellent event for newcomers to attend and meet the group at large. Local 16 donates 10% of our checks back to All Souls. Those interested will walk to Vespers after. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here.

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm – Vespers

All Souls Vespers services take place on the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, Nov. 13th, after 2nd Service – Young Souls and Souls in the Center Transition Meeting

Are you over 30? Our survey results and our recent ideation meeting both spoke strongly to the fact that there are a contingency of us on the upper end of the Young Souls age range who would like to explore what a transition process to Souls in the Center could look like. So, on November 13th, after 2nd service, Young Souls and Souls in the Center will be having a joint discussion on the transition from Young Souls to Souls in the Center and what those of us who are transitioning can do to help! All Young Souls over the age of 30 are welcome to participate in this discussion. Bring your best ideas, or just come to listen about some of the ideas that have already been floating around! Location: All Souls, Room TBA. RSVP on Facebook here.

Friday, Nov. 18 – 20th, Young Souls Fall Retreat

Young Souls Fall Retreat registration is already full! Fall Retreat is a one weekend getaway to the Shenandoah River Valley State Park from Friday November 18-20th. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. Thank you to all of the lady-lay-leaders who stepped up to help this year (Sophia, Dora, Rikki, Kym, Claire, & Kristin)–y’all are awesome!

Sunday, Nov. 20th, All Souls’ Neighbors-In-Need Food and Fund Drive

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving we make our annual offering of food and funds. Help raise money for All Souls’ social justice programs and collect food for 500 families in need. There are 3 ways to help: 1. Bring food items to donate with you to All Souls on Nov. 20th (a specific list will be sent out by All Souls closer to the date). 2. Make a financial contribution during a special Nov. 20th offering 3. Volunteer to help with the food drive on Nov. 20th. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Thursday, Nov. 24th – Young Souls Friendsgiving

Are you going to be in town for Thanksgiving? Does the idea of wine, cranberry sauce, stuffing and turkey (or tofurkey??) with friends sound appealing? We would like to organize a Young Souls Friendsgiving, and YOU are invited! At least one Young Soul has already offered to host, so there are a limited number of seats available. However, we think there may be others out there who are considering the same thing and wanted to open it up to as many people as possible! Gobble, gobble.

Sunday, Nov. 27th, 1pm – Young Souls November Brunch

Join us on Sunday November 27th at 1pm for our monthly Young Souls brunch! We’ll meet in Pierce Hall after service and walk over as a group to brunch. Location: Acre 121 (1400 Irving St NW). RSVP on Facebook here.

Monday, Nov. 28th – 6pm – YS Social Justice Task Force Meeting

Come join the YS Social Justice Task Force for a discussion of upcoming social justice events at the church and in our area. We’ll be meeting at All Souls. New members and regular members always welcome.

Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 7pm Young Souls Artist Salon

Join like minded Young Souls for an evening of creativity and entertainment! Share your artistic side by bringing a poem, short story, original song, visual art piece, or any other creative medium. This is a monthly safe space where we can enjoy each others work in an informal setting. You can share your art piece, receive feedback (if you would like), and talk about your creative endeavors with the group. Please bring your original art piece and something to eat or drink to share if you would like.

Mondays – Young Souls Classic Movie Night

Every Monday watch a critically acclaimed film. Popcorn and a movie inspired cocktail will be served. Showtime is at 7:30pm.

Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club

The YS Book Club will read Bad Feminist by Roxana Gay in November. “A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation.” The YS book club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm.

Young Souls Fall Retreat Registration 2016!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Fall Retreat 2016 Registration! Fall Retreat is a 1 weekend getaway to the Shenendoah River Valley State Park from Friday November 18-20th. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. Plan to arrive Fri. eve for late vespers and stay through Sun. early afternoon for morning service and optional hiking/other activities. Sat. will be full of workshops and other indoor/outdoor fun, all organized by fellow Young Souls. This weekend is volunteer-driven, so consider helping plan an activity. The link is below!
The cost for registration is $75, which you pay for at the time of registration. There are some scholarships available, so if you are in need, please select that option!
Sorry I’m a little late on getting the link registration out, and I hope to see you in a month!

October Update – Fall Retreat Registration

NEW October 18th, 9amFall Retreat Registration Goes Live!
Our Young Souls Fall Retreat is just around the corner from November 18th-20th in Shenandoah River Valley State Park! We will open up registration for this event on October 18th. Last year, Fall Retreat spots were filled in just one day so be sure to mark your calendars so that you are one of the first to register! The registration page will be sent out over the Events and regular Young Souls listservs and posted in the Facebook event page here and on our Facebook group here.

** The YS Social Justice Digest: Upcoming Opportunities **

Check the monthly e-mail for contact information for each event. 

 

This month’s Young Souls Social Justice Digest is being brought to you by the REEB VOTING RIGHTS PROJECT.

For an overview of what the Reeb project is and our church’s history with voting rights, please feel free to check out http://www.all-souls.org/voting-rights.

We encourage all YS to double check that you are registered to vote!  Here is a video, shared by YS Alice Goldberg, of how to register to vote in every state: https://www.youtube.com/c/howtovoteineverystate.

Thank you to all those who have attended Justice For #TerrenceSterling protests in DC and those who continue to stand for justice here in DC.

10/5 – 7:30 – 9pm – Black Lives Matter Panel and Q&A

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington is hosting a Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion and Q&A in conjunction with Black Lives Matter – DC. This event is open to the public. UUCA is committed to social justice, and the dismantling of institutionalized racism in our country. We welcome you to join us for this important conversation.

Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802132973403671/

10/7 – 10/9 – Reeb Trip to North Carolina

A Young Souls contingent is going to Raleigh and Durham with the All Souls Reeb Project to register suppressed communities to vote! The bus leaves at noon from All Souls on Friday the 5th and will return Sunday. Young Souls will all be stationed in Raleigh and will have an evening party on Saturday with the young adult group from the UU Fellowship of Raleigh. Most importantly, we will be doing the extremely important work of registering people to vote in a state that has shown relentless commitment to voter suppression in communities of color. Registration for this event has closed.

10/10, 6pm – 9pm – Voting Rights Phone Bank

We will make phone calls to provide information about voting to communities whose voices are being suppressed. Scripts will be provided by the Reeb Voting Rights Project team. Please bring a cell phone and a snack or drink to share. Socializing from 6-6:30pm, and calls from 6:30-9pm. We’ll have bells to ring every time we talk to and empower someone on the other line! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reeb-voter-registration-phone-…. Questions? Contact YS Social Chair Alice.

10/13 – 6pm – 9pm – Voting Rights Phone Bank 

We will make phone calls to provide information about voting to communities whose voices are being suppressed. Scripts will be provided by the Reeb Voting Rights Project team. Please bring a cell phone and a snack or drink to share. Socializing from 6-6:30pm, and calls from 6:30-9pm. We’ll have bells to ring every time we talk to and empower someone on the other line! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oct-13-reeb-voter-registration-phone-bank-tickets-28311041086. Questions? Contact Mia Katan.

10/15 – It Takes a Nation – Art, Coffee, and Discussion

American University is having a showcase of art about systemic racism titled “It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice.” We will organize rides to get to the exhibition when it opens at 11am and after the experience, have a dialogue about it. Entry to the exhibition is free. We will carpool over from the church, meeting at 10:30am. If you are getting a ride, please prepare to help your driver pay for parking ($2/hour). Once we know how many people are coming, we will decide who can drive the group over. This event is meant to be an intersection of our Social Justice and Spiritual work as Unitarian Universalists while providing a safe social space for productive and reflective dialogue. https://www.facebook.com/events/1736114099984478/.  Questions?  Contact YS Social Chair Alice.

10/20 – 6pm – 7:15 – Young Souls Social Justice Task Force Meeting at All Souls

Please contact Annie Weinberg with any questions.

10/29, 10am-3pm – Voting Rights MEGA Phone Bank

Join other members of All Souls at the church’s MEGA Phone Bank to contact people in North Carolina and get out the vote! We’ll ring the bell every time we have a successful conversation with someone and it will be super fun! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/205621853190840/. Questions? Contact Rev. Rob Keithan. This event will be held at All Souls Church.

 
 

Our next Social Justice Task Force meeting will be held Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 – 7:15. pm at All Souls Church.

All my best,

Annie