Young Souls February 2018 Events
Keep track of all events on the Young Souls Google Calendar.
If you’d like to organize a Young Souls event, send your idea to the Young Souls Board at email@example.com.
Young Souls Identity Group Caucuses – Join a Caucus!
A caucus is a safe space where individuals can strategize and work/socialize with their own racial/ethnic/identity group. Some groups focus on individual development; others on taking action; and several that do a combination. If you are interested in starting a caucus, participating in one, or have questions please email Alice Kurima Newberry. NOTE: a women’s caucus, mental health caucus, and people of color caucus have some people interested already! BONUS: there are a few up and coming things to mark your calendars for such as the caucus groups. You can read the SJTF Newsletter here.
Young Souls March Circle Suppers – Looking for Hosts!
In 2018 the Young Souls Circle Suppers will be organized quarterly. We are now looking for hosts for the month of March! 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’re interested in hosting a Circle Supper either at your home or a restaurant, contact Justine Rothbart.
Friday, January 26th, 6:45pm The Last Jedi with Souls in the Center Movie Club
Friends – We at Souls in the Center are starting a movie club for those who are interested in watching a show in a theater, and then having a quick drink or snack or coffee to discuss it (sort of like book club, but without… books). Join this separate listserv here for movie announcements only. Anyone can: Choose a movie, time and place, and scope a nearby place to grab a quick something and have a quick conversation (honestly my favorite part!). Be sure to find the link for those interested to buy the tickets, and you are on! After joining the listserv above, send the plan to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or put on our Facebook page. Over the next month or two, we will be throwing out a few movies clustered around the Oscar nominations and any other interesting films. Feel free to do the same, especially since everyone’s schedule is so hectic it may take a few times for something to work for a movie you would like to see. We’ll aim for Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and Saturday early-ish times, as schedules, lives permit. This Friday, join me, the last person in the galaxy who hasn’t yet, to watch The Last Jedi. We’ll be catching the 6:45pm show at Atlantic Plumbing on Friday, Jan 26. If there is energy, we’ll head to Hazel for a quick drink after to talk about the movie or just unwind about your week. See you there! Let SITC’s Pooja know any questions or thoughts. We’d love for Young Souls to join too!
Friday, February 2nd, 7pm – Young Souls February 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 Erika and Tom Loke. Location: Check the listserv for address. If you are driving, there is ample parking on Lincoln Ave and other side streets. The driveway should only be used for loading and unloading. If you are taking public transportation, their place is a 20 minute walk up Carroll Avenue from the Takoma Metro Station. One can take the Route 12 Ride On bus (towards Silver Spring,& you can use your smartcard to pay) from Takoma Station to the Carroll Ave & Lincoln Ave bus stop (5 minute ride). Alternatively, hitch a ride on the Claire-Taxi (read: Claire will pick people up from the metro station and drive them to Erika & Toms.) Visit the Young Souls Blog to see photos of previous potlucks. Questions? Contact Claire.
Wednesday, February 14th, 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.
February 16th- 17th and 8 follow up sessions – Beloved Conversations
All Souls is excited to announce the start of “Beloved Conversations,” a powerful pathway for spiritual-growth and relationship building that moves our dream of beloved community forward. A transformative curriculum grounded in spiritual practice and our UU faith, “Beloved Conversations” creates a learning laboratory for how to live healthily in a multi-racial, multicultural, theologically diverse community, and how to use those learnings to work for a racially just world, both within and beyond the congregation. For more info click here or contact Rev. Rebecca Parker at email@example.com.
February 16th – 19th – Winter Escape 2018!
Join us on the annual 4-day, 3-night fun-filled getaway for UU young adults (ages 18-35+) in the DC area. Winter Escape attendees typically come from All Souls, UUCA (Arlington), MVUC (Mount Vernon), River Road, Silver Spring, and other area congregations. This year’s retreat is at the beautiful Westmoreland State Park (VA) (the same location as WE ’17). The event will be held over President’s Day weekend. The cost of registration is $89/person and is fully refundable before 1/14. Click here to find out more info about the retreat. To register for a spot on Winter Escape 2018, click here! We are excited to continue the fun of this great, inter-congregational retreat… hope to see you at Winter Escape! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 21st, 6:30pm – Young Souls UU Principles Discussion Group
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Principles of Unitarian Universalism? Every third Wednesday of the month we will gather to discuss these 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, February 21st, we will cover the 6th principle: “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all” 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!
Saturday, February 24, 5pm – 8pm – Young Souls and Souls in the Center Have Wine and Cheese
Join us for what will be a fun joint event. This is a great way for Young Souls to meet others in Souls in the Center! Here’s the idea for how this works: everyone brings a bottle of wine and/or cheese/crackers/other appetizer. Non-alcoholic wines or juices in wine-like bottles are fair game. Leave price tag on wine or add one. Wines will be classified in a few groups based on what shows up (by grape, origin, or something), with each group on a different table along with small cups. Wines get covered with paper bags and numbered. Everyone samples and rates as many wines as desired, using an online poll. After an hour or two, we reveal the wines and their collective ratings. RSVP on Facebook here or here in our trusty google doc. Hosted by Katrina & Nabil at their home. Location: Check the listserv for address. Click here for more info about Souls in the Center. Questions? Contact Bruce.
Saturday, February 24, 7pm – Young Souls UU Principles Discussion Weekend Edition!
Are you interested in the ongoing UU Principles discussion groups, but haven’t had the time to attend? We are meeting for a second time on the weekend for the Young Souls UU Principles Discussion Group! The event will start around 7:00 in the evening and will be a potluck style dinner and conversation about Unitarian Universalist core beliefs. For this meeting we will focus on the Fourth Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. RSVP on Facebook here. Location: Check the listserv for address. For more information feel free to email Nick Ford.
Sunday, February 25th, 1pm – Young Souls February Brunch
Join us on Sunday February 25th at 1pm for our monthly Young Souls brunch! Location TBD. Have ideas? Send them to Claire. RSVP on Facebook here.
Sundays March-May, Coming of Age Mentors Needed!
Interested in serving as a mentor for the youth group’s coming of age program? During this mentors develop a relationship with one of the Coming of Age participants. Youth-Mentor relationship is structured around shared learning of UU history and theology, private discussion (also during CoA sessions) of specific spiritual questions, advising the youth as they prepare their CoA Credos (belief statements), presented in lieu of a sermon during CoA services (9:30a and 11:15a) on Sunday, May 6th. Sound amazing? Email James at email@example.com for more info and logistical details.
Thursdays – Young Souls Book Club
In February the Young Souls Book Club will read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, the “compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime bestseller about Trevor Noah’s coming-of-age (as the son of a black mother and a white father) during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.” 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 Listserv – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Contact YS President Alice Goldberg.