Young Souls July Events!

(Check the monthly email for contact information for events) 

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Young Souls July 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

Tuesday, July 4th, 4pm – Young Souls watch 4th of July Fireworks!!

Fireworks are fun to watch, and even more fun to watch with a group of friends. This event is in its very beginning phases of planning/development, so please stay tuned to this event for developments as they happen. Also, any venue suggestions are more than welcome. The long and short of it is: Fireworks are pretty, and Young Souls are awesome. So let’s combine these things for a pretty awesome July Fourth celebration! RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Tiffany Jolliff.

Friday, July 7th, 7pm – Young Souls July 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: We’re still looking for a potluck location! Contact Claire if you’d like to host the July potluck. Visit the Young Souls Blog to see photos of previous potlucks. Please contact Claire with any questions!

Sunday, July 9th, 12 – 3pm – Joining All Souls

Interested in becoming a member of All Souls? The next session will be held on Sunday July 9th at 12:00. This session, offered several times throughout the year, provides prospective members with the opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, All Souls Church, and what being a member means. At the end, they may sign the Membership Book, make their pledge of financial contribution, and have their picture taken for the member directory. Click here to register. Location: Eaton Room, All Souls.

Wednesday, July 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% of our checks back to All Souls. Location: Local 16 (1602 U St. NW). RSVP on Facebook here. There will be no Vespers service in July or August. Questions? Contact Claire.

Sunday, July 16th, 12pm – Young Souls July Brunch

Join us on Sunday July 16th at 12pm 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 Claire.

Wednesday- July 19th, 6:30pm- Young Souls 7 Principles Discussion Group

Have you ever wanted to know more about the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism? Every third Wednesday of the month we will gather to discuss these 7 basic tenants of the Unitarian Universalist faith. We’ll talk about the actual language of the principle, historical UU perspectives, and our own experiences in relation to the month’s principle. On Wednesday, July 19th, our inaugural meeting will cover the First Principle: “The Inherent worth and dignity of every person.” Snacks, friendship, and a backup location in case of weather will all be provided. All are welcome, and those who are either new to the community or excited about the faith are especially encouraged to come. Bring your curiosity and join us as we delve into this intentional exploration of UU beliefs! Location: Meridian Hill Park, meet at the Joan of Arc statue. If needed, a rain location will be posted on the Facebook group and sent to the Young Souls listserv. RSVP on Facebook here. Contact Nick Ford for more details or with any questions!

Thursday- July 27th, 6:30 PM Square Dance Lessons!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to square dance? Ever heard of square dancing? Well if you like moving to old-time fiddle and banjo music, come on down to the All Souls gymnasium at 6:30 PM, July 27th and learn the basics of square dancing! You may have been to the St. Stephen’s Church monthly square dance, and if you’ve enjoyed that, you’ll definitely enjoy learning some of the tips and tricks of the square dancing trade! No experience is necessary, no formal dress, just come as you are and enjoy learning some fun moves and figures! The event will be open to the greater All Souls community, is appropriate for all ages, and will be included in the church bulletin, so feel free to invite families, friends, parents, or even your grandparents! Snacks and water will be provided. RSVP on Facebook here. Location: All Souls gymnasium. Contact Nick Ford for more details or any questions!

Friday- July 28th, 6:30pm – Young Souls Social Justice Task Force Meeting & Discussion

Get to learn from one another and become part of a community that #resists injustice! We’ll be working on generating just allyship, understanding capacity by adding ways into the community, and working on broadening our understandings of privilege while also learning and friending! All are welcome! We’ll be continuing safe space practices. Contact Alice Kurima Newberry if you’re interested.

Young Souls July Circle Suppers – Sign up here!

Circle Suppers are back! In July we have 7 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 Justine.

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

In July the Young Souls Book Club will read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. “The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.” YS book club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Reeve.

Interested in joining Rainbow Souls?

Rainbow Souls is a group of LGBTQIA2S+ people and allies that are a part of the All Souls community. The Rainbow Souls group meets on the third Sunday of the month. During the summer, we meet after service at 11:45 in the Tupper Room. Right now, we are looking for folks that are willing to help serve as group coordinators and in other leadership roles. If you’re interested, please contact: David Thurston, David Corsar, or Hayden Mora. Join the Rainbow Souls Facebook group here.

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

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