Young Souls May 2017 Events
Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar.
Would you like to organize a Young Souls event? Send your idea to the Young Souls Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday (Tomorrow!) April 27th, 7pm – Young Souls Bucket Drum Rehearsal – Climate March
We will be building bucket drums from 7-7:45pm, learning basic beats from 7:45-8:15pm, and workshopping new chants specific to the Climate March from 8:15-9:15pm. Location: 7 Drum City (1506 N Capitol St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here. Please order parts for your bucket drum building here. Questions? Contact YS Social Chair Alice.
Friday, April 28th – Monday May 1st – 2017-2018 Young Souls Board Elections
Be on the lookout for a link to vote for any “contested” positions for the 2017-2018 Young Souls Board that will be sent over the listserv. Young Souls who are members of All Souls Church, Unitarian are eligible to vote. For more information, please contact 2016-2017 YS Board President, Ben Whelan-Morin.
Saturday April 29th, 9:45am – Young Souls Climate March Meet Up
We will meet close to the march location about in advance so that we have time to review our chants/beats. The exact location is in flux currently, so be flexible! If you are unable to make it to the rehearsal and feel confident you can pick up the beats, BYOB (bring your own bucket – how to build a bucket) and join the bucket-drummers! Also, we’d love to have you come regardless of your bucket-drumming status – the more the merrier! The location will change throughout the day so join the whatsapp group chat here. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact YS Social Chair Alice.
Friday, May 5th, 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 is a great event for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Location: 1348 Parkwood Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20010. Visit the Young Souls Blog to see photos of previous potlucks. Please contact Alice with any questions!
Wednesday, May 10th, 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% 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 YS Social Chair Alice.
Wednesday, May 17th, 6pm – Young Souls Social Justice Task Force Meeting
Come join for a discussion of upcoming events and plug the events that you are working on. We usually have somewhere between 4-10 people at each meeting, with a mix of both new Young Souls and longtime Young Souls members. Come educate us on what you are working on and where you could use the most help and let new people know how they can get involved. Location: All Souls, Room TBD. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Annie.
Friday, May 19th – Sun., May 21st – Jubilee People of Color Collaboration and Anti-Racism Training
This Jubilee Anti-Racism Training is a space for diverse communities of color to facilitate conversation and build unity. Discuss unique perspectives, similar experiences with racism, and work to break down barriers. Cost is $150. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants, so register today!
Friday, May 19th – Sun., May 21st – Jubilee Refresher and Enhancer Training for White Allies
Building on the success of the Jubilee Anti-Racism Training, All Souls is hosting an advanced, action-focused session for white people who have previously attended a Jubilee training. This training will be done in partnership with a Jubilee for People of Color held the same weekend. Cost is $150. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants, so register today!
Sunday, May 21st, 1pm – Young Souls May Brunch
Join us on Sunday May 21st at 1pm for our monthly Young Souls brunch! We’ll meet in Pierce Hall after the service and walk over as a group to brunch. Location: Lou’s City Bar (1400 Irving St NW). RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact the YS Social Chair, Alice Goldberg.
Classic Movie Mondays
Watch a critically acclaimed film. Popcorn and a movie inspired cocktail will be served. Showtime is at 7:30pm. Co-hosted with Souls in the Center. Contact Reeve for more information. Want to learn more about Classic Movie Mondays? Check out this blog post!
Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club
We’re switching it up this month. We’ll partake in a dramatic reading of Hamlet during the first half of May and then read John Lewis’s graphic novel, March (Books 1-3), during the second half. The YS book club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Reeve.
Young Souls May Circle Suppers – Sign up!
Circle Suppers are back! This month we have 11 wonderful Young Souls opening up their homes or going to a restaurant for a Young Souls Circle Supper. These are great events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. Sign up here to attend a Young Souls Circle Supper! Take a look at photos from previous Circle Suppers on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook. Questions? Contact YS Communications Chair, Justine Rothbart.
Date TBD – Young Souls Ideation Discussion on Safe Spaces
Is Young Souls upholding its commitment to be a safe space? Does our safe spaces statement adequately reflect the needs of our populations and ensure that we are alway an inclusive and welcoming space? Join us to share your thoughts and also to hear from Jessica Raven, Executive Director of the DC Collective Action for Safe Spaces to help us improve our ability to provide a safe space for all. This is your in-person opportunity to provide to provide feedback and help revise our official Young Souls Safe and Transformative Space Statement and our Listserv Use Guideline. These statements will be available online for review and comment from folks unable to attend the in-person meeting. As usual, the first half will focus on the theme, and we will open up the second half for any other ideas to be put on the table. The time and date are TBD – so keep an eye out for more information. For more information, you can email Ben Whelan-Morin, YS Board President.
June 2nd – 4th – Weekend on the Bay 2017
Join the All Souls congregation for a weekend getaway at Camp Tockwogh (about two hours from DC on the Eastern Shore). There will be activities for infants through Silver Souls: campfires, workshops, vespers, a talent show, water sports, archery, hiking, gaga ball, and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. This will be a great way for Young Souls to spend time with people of all ages from the All Souls community. Online registration for Weekend on the Bay is open at www.all-souls.org/wob-2017.
Friday, June 9th, 7pm – Young Souls end-of-year party – Mark your calendars!
Mark your calendars for the Young Souls end-of-year party! Join us on Friday, June 9th, at 7pm at 4322 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, as we celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new Young Souls board members. RSVP on Facebook here. For more information, contact YS Board President, Ben Whelan-Morin.
Interested in joining Souls in the Center?
Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty to fifty-something who look to celebrate and strengthen the beloved community with activities of all types. Click here to join the listserv. Click here to join the Facebook group. Click here to add the Google Calendar. Questions? Contact Souls in the Center Leadership at email@example.com.
All Souls Social Justice Ministries
Interested in getting more involved in social justice ministries at All Souls? Learn more about All Souls’ current ministry programs, including the Reeb Voting Rights project, All Souls’ Housing Ministry, Green Souls, All Souls’ ESL program, Haitian NGO Empowerment Collation, All Souls’ Refugee Support Initiative, and others.
Volunteer for a role at All Souls
Click here to see a list of current needs at All Souls: volunteer needs include ESL teachers, Worship Associates, ESL tutors, Caring Souls (make and deliver food, provide transportation, and provide other assistance to congregants – especially older congregants), and others.