Sign up for Young Souls Circle Suppers! These are wonderful events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. It’s still not too late to host. Contact Justine if you’d like to host a dinner at your home or at a restaurant. Just let me know when, where, and how many people. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook.
Two more events in May!
Sunday, May 13th, 2pm – Young Souls Board Game Afternoon
I want this to be an all afternoon event so everyone has an opportunity to stop by and play. We got all kinds of board games including classics, and advanced board games and also Cards. Feel free to bring your own as well! There will be snacks and refreshments available. Hosted by Alex Shields. Location: Check YS listserv for address. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Alex.
Sunday, May 20th, 1:45 or 3:15pm – Young Souls Escape Room “Night”
I’ve done 4 escape rooms in my life – a jazz murder mystery in NOLA, a disease-fighting team adventure, a murderous clown escape, and a kidnapping theme where I was chained to a toilet in the pitch black. All of them were thrilling and complex, a great way to stimulate our minds and test our survival/riddle skills. We will do The Alchemist room at Insomnia Escape on May 20th at 1:45pm or 3:15pm, the day after my birthday!! If you’re participating, let me know and we’ll purchase the tickets and make the reservation. https://insomniaescaperoomdc.com/secret-society/ Location: 2300 Wisconsin Ave. NW #200B. Facebook event here. If you have any questions or will like to RSVP, please contact Amber.
(Check YS listserv for contact information)
Young Souls May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Souls May Circle Suppers – Looking for hosts!
We’re looking for hosts for May Circle Suppers! These are wonderful events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. You can host at your home or at a restaurant. Just let me know when, where, and how many people you can host. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook. Want to host? Contact Justine by April 30th.
Friday, May 4th, 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. Hosted by Andrew Adrian and Claire Adrian-Tucci Location: Check listserv for address. Hosts have two purrrrfect cats. Questions? Contact Claire.
Wednesday, May 9th, 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, May 16th, 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, May 16th, we will cover the Eighth Principle: “Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” 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!
Sunday, May 20th, 1pm – 3pm – Silver Souls Tea
The Silver Souls request the pleasure of your company for afternoon tea. Fine teas, delicate finger sandwiches, and scrumptious desserts shall be enjoyed. Money raised will go towards refurbishing the Eaton Room. Buy your tickets by Wed., May 9th here or at the Silver Souls table in Pierce Hall after services. $25 donation/$10 for children/students. Note: the Silver Souls are recruiting volunteers for this event. This is the most fun volunteer shift the church has to offer. Questions? Doubts? Contact Claire.
Saturday, May 26th, 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 Sixth Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. RSVP on Facebook here. Location: 1002 Girard Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. For more information feel free to email Nick Ford.
Sunday, May 27th 1pm – Young Souls May Brunch
Join us in Pierce Hall after service to go to brunch. Location: TBD. RSVP on Facebook here. Contact Claire with questions.
June 1st – 3rd – Weekend on the Bay
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, 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 http://www.all-souls.org/wob.
Volunteer to Organize Weekend on the Bay
Have you attended Fall Retreat or Winter Escape and totally loved it?! If so, you should consider helping to organize Weekend on the Bay, our congregation-wide summer retreat from June 1-3. Contact Maxine at email@example.com for more info and for information on ways to get involved!
Friday June 15th, 7pm – Young Souls End of the Year Party! — Mark Your Calendars
Mark your calendars for the Young Souls End of the Year Party! Join us on Friday June 15th at 7pm at Alice’s house (check listserv for address) as we celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new Young Souls board members. RSVP on Facebook here. For more information, contact outgoing YS Board President, Alice.
Interested in joining Souls in the Center?
Souls in the Center is a fellowship of members and friends of All Souls from ages thirty+. Get on top of the news by clicking here to join the listserv; here to join the Facebook group and here to add the Google Calendar. We also started a Movie Club – join here for that! Questions? Contact Souls in the Center Leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pooja Jhunjhunwala.
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 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 email@example.com. Questions? Contact YS President Alice Goldberg.
Thanks to everyone who hosted a circle supper in March! We’ll be organizing them again in May. If you’d like to host or if you have any questions, contact Justine.
Hello Young Souls,
The year for the 2017-18 Young Souls Board is drawing to a close. We are looking for some fresh minds and souls to step up and lead our group for the 2018-19 year!
Sunday April 15, 1:30pm, Leadership in Young Souls Discussion
Want to learn more about leadership with the Young Souls? Join us after Brunch/All Souls Lunch (room TBD) to discuss what leadership on the Young Souls Board is like and opportunities for growth as we embark on a new year within All Souls Church.
Our nomination process is as follows:
Please nominate folks by April 20th, 2018.You can nominate yourself or someone else for leadership (please verify with nominee that they are interested before nominating them). Use this form to complete the nomination.
You must be a member of the church to run for leadership, unless you get special permission and do not have a challenger for the same position who is a member. The last day to join the church before the nomination window closes is April 18th.
Please take the time to write a brief bio and submit a headshot on the nomination form.
A list of nominees is sent to the All Souls Board of Trustees and the Committee on Right Relations to double check that nominees are eligible for leadership roles within the church.
The Young Souls Board receives a final list of nominees and gathers remaining bios/headshots. The general membership listserv will receive the list of nominees with bios and headshots.
The Young Souls Board publishes a final ballot via the All Souls website so that members of the church who identify as Young Souls can vote in the election.
We always have space for additional leadership opportunities, so there is no reason to campaign. If that’s unclear, please do not campaign for these roles.
Alice Goldberg, outgoing President of the Young Souls, and Jason Michalek, outgoing Membership and Welcoming Chair, are managing the logistics for the election. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with any questions or comments and we will get back to you ASAP.
Thanks, and happy Spring Elections!
Alice G & Jason
PS: Being on the Young Souls Board has been an incredibly rewarding experience – I’ve gotten to meet, collaborate, and build friendships through joyful times and through the challenges that we are facing as a congregation today. The talented and dynamic folks I have the privilege to meet through the Young Souls give me such hope, and I would not take back a single hour that I spent helping to sustain this wonderful group’s activities. It’s a ton of fun and I highly recommend leadership with the Young Souls group! 🙂 -Alice G