Young Souls September 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.
Friday, September 1st – NEW LISTSERV IS LIVE
After months of deliberation and democratic changes in posting policies, our new open listserv will go live! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from invitations to events, rapid response protests, to housing availability and requests. Posts made to the new listserv will be immediate again; in order to encourage posts and replies in line with our covenants and guidelines, the YS Board reserves the ability to suspend or remove posting privileges if covenants are broken.<<CLICK HERE TO ADD YOURSELF TO THE NEW LISTSERV>> Be sure to 2x check that your display name is your first and last name and type in “I Agree” to the question response box to indicate you agree to our posting guidelines found here. Questions? Contact YS President Alice Goldberg.
Thursday, September 7th, 7:15pm – Fall Retreat Discussion Meeting
Do you want to help organize fall retreat 2017? We need help to make this event a big success, so if you want to help with anything from the food, the worship activities, to workshops and music, please come out and help us delegate some of the work. Location: 1702 ½ 10th St. NW, Washington DC 20001. Contact Alice G and Martha Durkee-Newman if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, September 8th, 7pm – Young Souls September 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. Hosted by Alice G, Kristin Z, Ben W-M, and their housemates. Location: Check the listserv for address. Visit the Young Souls Blog to see photos of previous potlucks. Questions? Contact Claire.
Saturday, September 9th – Young Souls Beach Day! – Rescheduled!
Take a break from DC and let’s head out to the beach. We will meet at the church at 8am and depart for Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. Please contact Claire by email or the facebook event if you are interested in coming so that we coordinate drivers/passengers/etc. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Claire.
Wednesday, September 13th, 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 Claire.
Wednesday, September 13th, 7pm – U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Public Program
“How Did Ordinary Citizens Become Murderers?” This is a free public program event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. For tickets, visit the event website. “In the Holocaust era, countless ordinary people acted in ways that aided the persecution and murder of Jews and other targeted groups within Nazi Germany and across Europe. The Museum’s current special exhibition, Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust, examines one vexing question: what prompted average people to commit extraordinary crimes in support of the Nazi cause?” Danny Lambert will be attending and hopes to see you there so we can share this enlightening experience together. Register with the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and let Danny know you are coming. Email Danny.
Sunday, September 17th, 1pm – Young Souls September Brunch
Join us on Sunday September 17th 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: TBD. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Claire.
Wednesday, September 20th, 6pm – 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, September 20th, we will cover the Third Principle: “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations” Snacks and, friendship will 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: Conference Room #2- Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. RSVP on Facebook here. Contact Nick Ford for more details or with any questions!
Sunday, September 24th – Find Your Ministry Fair
Young Souls will have a booth at the “Find Your Ministry Fair” at All Souls (Pierce Hall) on September 24th after both services. We need assistance setting up around 10:00 AM and also some Young Souls who would like to talk about what they like about being a part of our group! If you are able, please bring a baked good we can give away at the table. If you want to help out, please email Daniel Martin or just show up and we’ll find something for you to do!
Young Souls September Circle Suppers – Sign up here!
Circle Suppers are back! In September we have seven 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. Questions? Contact Alice Goldberg. Want to learn more about Classic Movie Mondays? Check out this blog post!
Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club
In September the Young Souls Book Club will read Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra. “Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to respond to virtuoso language exercises and short narrative passages through multiple-choice questions that are thought-provoking, usually unanswerable, and often absurd.” YS book club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Alice Goldberg.
Young Souls Fall Retreat – Mark your calendars! – Nov. 3rd – 5th
Fall Retreat is a weekend getaway to the Shenandoah River Valley State Park from November 3rd – 5th. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. The sign-up sheet will be posted at a later time, so keep an eye out for it! Contact Alice G or Martha Durkee-Newman if you have any questions.
Interested in joining Souls in the Center? Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirtyish+, who look to celebrate and strengthen the beloved community with activities of all types. Souls in the Center is planning events for September and beyond. We already have a Nerd Day (September 9, details here); a Happy Hour (September 21, details here) and will be planning other events TBD. We urge you to join us at our General meeting on October 1, after second service, to get involved! We will announce a meeting room soon. This is a perfect time to get involved as we are looking for social chairs, and to plug in folks for larger spiritual and advocacy events. 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. Would love to hear from you!