(Check the monthly email for contact information for events)
Young Souls December 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.
NEW LISTSERV IS LIVE – Have you signed up?
Sign up for the new Young Souls listserv here! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from invitations to events, rapid response protests, to housing availability and requests. Remember to follow our communication covenants and guidelines and be sure your “Display Name” is your full first and last name. After signing up, you can post to the listserv directly by emailing email@example.com. Questions? Contact YS President Alice Goldberg.
Friday, December 1st, 7pm – Young Souls December 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. Location: Check the YS listserv for address. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Alice G, Kristin Z, Ben W-M, and their housemates. Visit the Young Souls Blog to see photos of previous potlucks. Questions? Contact Claire.
Thursday, December 7th- Young Souls Social Justice Task Force Meeting
Join us for our monthly Young Souls social justice task force meeting! Feel free to bring some food/drinks. We’ll be going over social justice initiatives locally and how we want to be involved using the tools/passions we have. Location: TBD! Questions? Contact Alice Kurima Newberry. Click here to sign up for the Social Justice Task Force e-list and receive AWESOME goodies in your inbox.
Sunday, December 10th, After Second Service – All Souls Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting for the congregation is fast approaching! Be sure to mark your calendars! We will be voting on stuff like adopting the 8th Principle and other potential changes in policies. Please note you must be a member who has made a donation of record to vote. Location: All Souls Sanctuary.
Wednesday, December 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.
Sunday, December 17th, 1pm – Young Souls December Brunch
Join us on Sunday December 17th at 1pm for our monthly Young Souls brunch! We’ll meet in Pierce Hall after the service. Location: We’ll be in the dining room after second service. There will be bagels, cream cheese (including vegan options), juice, and fruit. Please bring $5 cash or venmo to claire. RSVP on the google doc so that we know how much food to buy. Facebook event here. Questions? Contact Claire.
Wednesday, December 20th, 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, December 20th, we will cover the fifth principle: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” 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: Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library- 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. RSVP on Facebook here. Contact Nick Ford for more details or with any questions!
Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club
In December the Young Souls Book Club will read The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times. Ta Nehisi grew up in 1980s Baltimore when the city was on the verge of chaos: drugs, gangs and the constant threat of violence haunted the young black man’s life wherever he went…An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us.” YS Book Club meets every Thursday at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Lauren.
Young Souls Blog – youngsoulsatallsouls.wordpress.com
We’re looking for new blog posts! Do you have a blog post idea for the Young Souls Blog? We’re looking for new writers to contribute. You could write about a Young Souls event, an All Souls event, or any other topic! Previous blog posts have been about spiritual resources in the DC area, Classic Movie Nights, and the history of the All Souls neighborhood. Contact Justine Rothbart if you’re interested!
Young Souls Circle Suppers
Next year the Young Souls Circle Suppers will be organized quarterly. The next month for Circle Suppers will be March 2018! These are wonderful events for newcomers to meet fellow Young Souls in smaller settings. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook. Questions? Contact Justine Rothbart.
SAVE THE DATE: January 12th-14th – Jubilee Anti-Racism Training
This training builds awareness of racism in our society and in ourselves. It’s strongly recommended for folks interested in leadership with in the church and organizations in general. Email Alice Goldberg with questions.
ON OUR PLATE: Likely Saturday Jan 27th – Full Church Council Meeting
Find out the strategic plan for the church and how to plug in! The church council is made up of lay leaders within the church from each committee and affinity group, and is an open discussion for all members of the church. Email Alice Goldberg with questions.
Young Souls November Circle Suppers and Friendsgivings! – Sign up here!
Sign up for November Circle Suppers! We only have a couple hosts this month, so make sure to sign up quickly! These are wonderful events for newcomers to meet fellow Young Souls in smaller settings. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook. If you’d still like to host a Circle Supper or Friendsgiving in November, please contact Justine Rothbart.
Photos from the Young Souls Fall Retreat at Shenandoah River State Park in November 2017! (Thanks, Benny Johnson, for the great photos!)