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Young Souls June 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 youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

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.

 

Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10 – Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Want to learn to fight white supremacy? Join us for Jubilee Anti-Racism Training June 8-10, 2018. Jubilee helps us identify how white supremacy prevents us from experiencing our common humanity. Jubilee examines white supremacy’s reach into our institutions, our lives, and our interpersonal relationships. It teaches us how to build a new culture of solidarity and empathy.  The Beckner Advancement Fund generously provided for scholarships for 10 Young Souls to attend Jubilee! More information about how to receive the scholarship soon! The workshop requires a weekend commitment but it’s worth every minute. It’s $160 per participant (includes cost for trainers, meals and materials). We welcome contributions in support of this work. Fri., Jun. 8 (6–10 pm); Sat., Jun. 9 (9 am – 9 pm); Sun., Jun. 10 (8:30 am – 5 pm), All Souls Church, Washington, DC.  Register here: https://tinyurl.com/ysjubilee2018  Contact Andrew Hall.  Facebook event.

 

Wednesday, June 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. Last Vespers service before the summer break. Questions? Contact Claire.

 

**Friday June 15th, 7pm – Young Souls End of the Year Party!**

Come to the Young Souls End of the Year Party! Join us on Friday June 15th at 7pm at Alice’s house (check YS listserv for address) as we celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new Young Souls board members. RSVP on Facebook here. This is a great event for newcomers to attend and meet other Young Souls. It’s a potluck, so please bring drinks and/or food to share. For more information, contact outgoing YS Board President, Alice. Let’s celebrate!

 

Wednesday, June 20th,  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, June 20th, we will reset to the First Principle: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” 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, TBD, 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 Seventh Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Location and date: TBD. For more information feel free to email Nick Ford.

 

Sunday, June 24th 12pm – Young Souls June Brunch

Join us in Pierce Hall after service to go to brunch. Location: TBD. RSVP on Facebook here. Contact Claire with questions.

 

Young Souls July Circle Suppers – Looking for hosts!

We’re looking for hosts for July 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.

 

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 souls-in-the-center-leadership@googlegroups.com 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 young-souls@googlegroups.com. Questions? Contact Alice Goldberg.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Young Souls Hike October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join other Young Souls for an outdoor hike. Just bring a water bottle! Location: Rock Creek Park, meeting at the Cleveland Park metro station. Facebook event located here. Contact Cora with questions at coraghenry@gmail.com.
  • YS Happy Hour with Rev. Rob Hardies October 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Rev. Rob Hardies will be joining Young Souls for happy hour! Come join us for pizza and fellowship with our Senior Minister from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Location: All Souls Bar (725 T St NW). Questions? Contact Claire at claire.adrian.tucci@gmail.com.
  • YS Fall Retreat!! November 16, 2018 – November 18, 2018 Fall Retreat is a weekend getaway to the Shenandoah River Valley State Park. Join other Young Souls for a weekend of spirituality, community, and fun! Stalwarts and newbies alike can meet new friends and deepen current relationships. There are only a few spots left! Register here. Questions? Contact Amber at aljames.cu@gmail.com. We're also looking for…
  • Young Souls 7 Principles Discussion November 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Meridian Hill Park, 2400 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA 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…
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