Young Souls April Events!

(Check the YS listserv for contact info)


Young Souls April 2019 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.

 

Young Souls April Circle Suppers – Sign up here!

Circle Suppers are back! These are small dinners hosted by Young Souls at a home or at a restaurant. They are great events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. This month we have five Young Souls hosting dinners. Sign up here! You can sign up for as many as you’d like. Check out Circle Supper photos on the Young Souls Blog and Facebook. Contact Justine if you have any questions.

 

Friday, April 5th, 7pm (Dinner starts at 7:30pm) – Young Souls April Potluck – Shabbat Dinner 101/UUism 101

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! This month will be a special Young Souls event — a Shabbat Dinner 101/UUism 101 hosted by Young Soul Caroline Erickson and her housemates Jess, Gideon, and Eian at Moishe House Columbia Heights. Shabbat is a traditional communal dinner that marks the start of the Jewish sabbath, a day of rest. We’ll learn about the tradition of Shabbat and explore the parallels between Judaism and Unitarian Universalism. Details: Dinner will be provided, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Guests are asked to bring beverages and desserts. Location: check YS listserv for address. RSVP on Facebook here. Unlike previous potlucks, this is a set time: come over at 7:00pm, dinner starts at 7:30pm. Questions? Contact Laura. Spots are limited to 20 Young Souls, so please RSVP Caroline or mark yourself as “Going” on the Facebook invite.

 

Sunday, April 7th, 1:00pm – **Young Souls Leadership Information Session**

Are you interested in joining the Young Souls board? Join us after second service in the Library 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. This is a great way to to help support beloved community. Questions? Contact Neil. RSVP on Facebook here.

 

Wednesday, April 10th, 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 percent 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 Cora.

 

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 – 12:00 – Earth Day Clean Up

Young Souls is invited to join Green Souls for an Earth Day Cleanup on April 13! Green Souls will join the thousands of other volunteers to help clean up parks, streams, neighborhoods, and the Anacostia River. Volunteering will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance site. All tools (including gloves) will be provided…and volunteers get a free t-shirt! Just click the link to register yourself, then email Emily Koester to confirm that you’ve signed up with Green Souls/Young Souls.  Feel free to invite friends and family!

 

Monday, April 15th, 7:00 – 9:00 – Many Voices Reading Group

Each month, the Many Voices Reading Group discusses a short story, and during April we’ll talk about Nick White’s “Lady Tiger.” White writes lovely Southern gothic stories, often about queer men in the South. On one level, “Lady Tiger” is about Rusty and his crush on a high school softball team’s new coach, who quotes Shakespeare and loves tofu. But it’s also about how Rusty, and others on the team, are dealing with what happened before the story began: Rusty’s father abandoning Rusty and acting inappropriately with a team member.

 

The story is available here and an audio version is available from Audible. Please RSVP here or by email to  Neil, just so we have a sense of how many people are coming. We’ll meet at Neil’s place. Feel free (but not obligated) to bring snacks/drinks, and newcomers are always welcome!

Sunday, April 28th, 1:00 pm – Young Souls April Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry, a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, 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 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.

 

Young Souls April Circle Suppers – Looking for Hosts!

Circle Suppers are back and we’re looking for hosts! These are small dinners hosted by Young Souls at your home or at a restaurant. They are great events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. If you’re interested in hosting in April, just let me know when, where, and how many people you can host. Check out Circle Supper photos on Facebook and the Young Souls Blog. Contact Justine.

Young Souls March Events!

Young Souls March 2019 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.

 

Friday, March 1st, 7pm – Young Souls March Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Alice. Location: check the YS listserv for address. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Monday, March 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 – Many Voices Reading Group

The Many Voices Reading Group reads and discusses a short story each month. During March we’ll read “Bog Girl” by Karen Russell, a darkly humorous story about a boy who finds a girl buried in a bog, digs her up, falls in love with her undead body, and carries her around at school, where he haughtily shows off that he’s dating an older woman. It’s weird. It’s fun. It’s dark. And it’s available here (including in audio form) or if you’ve run out of New Yorker clicks, you can find it here. An interview with the author is available here. We’ll meet at Neil’s place (check the YS listserv for address) unless we outgrow the space. Feel free (but not obligated) to bring snacks/drinks. Please RSVP to the Facebook invite or via email, so that we’ve got a sense of how many people will show up (and whether we need to move to a bigger space).

 

Wednesday, March 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 percent 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 Cora.

 

Sunday, March 17th, 1:00 pm – Young Souls March Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Saturday, March 23rd, 2:00 pm – Young Souls Hike

Meet us at the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station to join us for a walk on the Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail. Please bring a water bottle and shoes that are good to walk in. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Sunday, March 24th, 1:00 pm – New Young Souls Get-Together

Are you new to the Young Souls community? Have you been attending YS events for a while but still don’t feel that you’ve found your people, or still don’t feel fully integrated? This is the event for you! We’ll meet in Pierce Hall after the second service (look for someone holding a large Young Souls sign, or text Abby at 203-605-4704 to find the group) and decide as a group what we’d like to do. Depending on the weather, the group size, the group interest, etc., options could include – getting ice cream, taking a walk around Meridian Hill Park, heading to Karma Kitchen for some delicious pay-as-you-can Indian food, or any other ideas the group brings. Hope to see you there! RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Abby.

 

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Upcoming events in April – mark your calendars…

 

Friday, April 5th, 7pm – Young Souls April Potluck – Shabbat Dinner 101 / UUism 101

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! This month will be a special Young Souls event – a Shabbat Dinner 101 / UUism 101 on Friday, April 5th hosted by Young Soul Caroline Erickson and her housemates at Moishe House Columbia Heights. Shabbat is a traditional communal dinner that marks the start of the Jewish sabbath, a day of rest. We’ll learn about the tradition of Shabbat and explore the parallels between Judaism and Unitarian Universalism. Located a block from the church (check the YS listserv for address). RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Young Souls April Circle Suppers – Looking for hosts!

Circle Suppers are back! These are small dinners hosted by Young Souls at your home or at a restaurant. They are great events for newcomers to meet other Young Souls in smaller settings. If you’re interested in hosting in April, 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. Contact Justine.

 

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Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.). If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry, a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, 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 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.

 

Young Souls Listserv – Have you signed up?

Sign up for the Young Souls listserv here! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from event invitations 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 Justine.

 

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Young Souls February Events!

Young Souls February 2019 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.

Friday, February 1st, 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 they are great events for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Cora. Location: check the YS listserv for address. Questions? Contact Cora.

Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm – Green New Deal Livestream Watch Party

Let’s get together to learn about the Sunrise Movement’s Green New Deal! On February 5th, hubs and homes across the country will host livestream watch parties where the Sunrise team will lay out the details of their Green New Deal Strategy and officially launch their 2019 campaign to make it a reality. You won’t want to miss it! There will be exciting special guests, inspiration galore, and immediate ways for you to start taking action in your community. Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Click here to learn more about Sunrise. Location: Laura and Brian’s apartment in Columbia Heights (email Laura for address). Space is limited! Due to limited space size, please RSVP with Laura.

Saturday, February 9th, 2pm – February Hike

It’s going to be cold, but we’re heading outside anyway! Come join us for a walk in Rock Creek Park. We will meet at the Cleveland Park metro station at 2. Facebook event located here. Please bring a water bottle and good walking shoes. Contact Cora with questions.

Monday, February 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 – Many Voices Reading Group

The Many Voices Reading Group reads and discusses a new short selection each month. During February, we’ll read Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild,” in which alien-insects basically plant their developing children into men, who must host the pregnancy. So much to talk about here. Butler won tons of Hugos and Nebulas, was the first sci-fi author to win a MacArthur Genius Grant, and was amazing. Story is available here. Audio version is available here. We’ll meet at Neil’s place unless we outgrow the space. When you arrive, text Neil to be let in. Feel free (but not obligated) to bring snacks/drinks. Please RSVP to the Facebook invite or via email, so that we’ve got a sense of how many people will show up (and whether we need to move to a bigger space).

Wednesday, February 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 percent 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 Cora.

Friday, February 15th – Monday, February 18th – Winter Escape!  **Registration is Full**

Come join us on a winter escape this presidents day weekend! We will be staying in cabins Westmoreland State Park. Winter Escape offers social and spiritual activities, workshops, hiking, games, music, cooking, baking, etc. Come join the Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (ages 18-35+) in the DC area for a 4-day / 3-night fun-filled getaway! Questions? Contact winterescape11@gmail.com or check the website! **Registration is full. If you want to join, but didn’t register, then you should still sign up to be added to the waitlist.**

Sunday, February 24th, 1:00 pm – Young Souls February Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

Invitation to join the Young Souls POC Caucus

The YS POC Caucus was founded early in 2018, in recognition of the need for a Young Soul POC space. They are currently opening the group to new YS POC members! The caucus is a chance for people of color in our community to gather for fun activities (dinner parties, game nights, book circles etc.) or more serious conversations (discussions on making All Souls an inclusive and affirming space etc.).

If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and a member of the caucus will reach out to you. Please feel free to email us (youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com) or Alice Newberry, a founding member of the caucus and former YS Social Justice Chair, if you have any questions!

Young Souls Testimonials

Can you answer two questions about Young Souls? We’d like to share public information on our blog about why you joined and what’s meaningful to you about Young Souls. Click here to fill out the form! If you have any questions, please email the Young Souls Board at youngsoulsboard@googlegroups.com.

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.

 

Young Souls Listserv – Have you signed up?

Sign up for the Young Souls listserv here! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from event invitations 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 Justine.

Young Souls January Events!

Young Souls January 2019 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.

 

Wednesday, January 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 percent 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 Cora.

 

Friday, January 11th, 7pm – Young Souls January Potluck

Join us for our monthly Young Souls potluck! Potlucks are held at a home of one of our members, and they are great events for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Claire Adrian-Tucci and Andrew Adrian. Location: (check the YS listserv for address). Hosts have two friendly cats. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Friday, January 18th – Sunday, January 21st – Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

The next Jubilee Anti-Racism Training has been scheduled for MLK weekend in January! Most of the Young Souls Board has now taken the training–please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions about the experience.

 

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. The workshop requires a weekend commitment; and it is worth every minute of that commitment. $160 per participant (includes cost for trainers, meals and materials). Location: All Souls. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants, so sign up today! Registration deadline is January 15, 2019. Schedule: Friday, January 18th (6:00pm to 10:00pm); Saturday, January 19th recessed for the Women’s March; Sunday, January 20th (8:30am to 8:00pm); Monday, January 21st (8:30 to 4:00).

Register here: https://www.uua.org/central-east/events/region/jubilee-workshop-dc-119. RSVP on Facebook here (if you so choose, it’s a thing you can do, not a requirement for registration :)): Questions? Contact Maia.

Sunday, January 20th – Volunteer for Sunday Lunch Ministry

Come volunteer, together! The lunch ministry will be preparing lunch for the congregation on Sunday, January 20th. If you won’t be at Jubilee Anti-Racism Training, come help out for a shift (or more!). We will need help starting at 9 until 2:30. Please sign up for a shift here and RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact claire.

Sunday, January 27th, after both services – Find Your Ministry Fair

Stop by the Young Souls table at the Find Your Ministry Fair! Come see what ministries are active within the church and talk to lay leaders about what’s available for opportunities! Location: Pierce Hall. There will be table space for every active ministry, with contact information for all, even if there is not a representative. Coffee hour will be in the lobby on this day.

 

Sunday, January 27th, 1:00 pm – Young Souls January Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall and walk to a nearby restaurant after we’ve had a chance to check out the Find Your Ministry Fair. Brunch is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

Friday, February 15th – Monday, February 18th – Winter Escape!  **Registration is Full**

Come join us on a winter escape this presidents day weekend! We will be staying in cabins Westmoreland State Park. Winter Escape offers social and spiritual activities, workshops, hiking, games, music, cooking, baking, etc. Come join the Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (ages 18-35+) in the DC area for a 4-day / 3-night fun-filled getaway! Questions? Contact winterescape11@gmail.com or check the website! **Registration is full. If you want to join, but didn’t register, then you should still sign up to be added to the waitlist.**

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.

 

Young Souls Listserv – Have you signed up?

Sign up for the Young Souls listserv here! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from event invitations 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 Justine.

Young Souls December Events!

Young Souls December 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.

 

Friday, December 7th, 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 they are great events for newcomers. Please bring a dish or drink to share with everyone. RSVP on Facebook here. Hosted by Jess and Michael. Location: check the YS listserv for address. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Saturday, December 8th, 1pm- Christmas Tree Decoration

All Souls is starting a new tradition, each year a different lay group will take leadership for decorating the church tree! Come join us to help decorate the 15 foot tree! We will meet in the sanctuary at 1pm. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Claire.

 

Wednesday, December 12th, 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 percent 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 Cora.

 

Sunday, December 16th, 1:00 pm – Young Souls December Brunch

We will meet in Pierce Hall after service and walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy brunch together. This is an excellent event to attend if you are new. RSVP on Facebook here. Questions? Contact Cora.

 

Thursday, December 20th, 7pm – Film Screening: Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons

We will meet in the Eaton room (second floor of All Souls, ADA accessible) for a screening of Brave New Films’ new short documentary. Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons follows the transformative stories of several former gang members as they share their adverse childhood experiences, gang involvement, and the hope they now have through the healing power of therapy. The documentary is 23 minutes long, after which we will discuss the film. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Maia and Heather with questions!

**Save the date: Winter Escape! Feb 15th – 18th, 2019**

Come join us on a winter escape this presidents day weekend! We will be staying in cabins Westmoreland State Park. Winter Escape offers social and spiritual activities, workshops, hiking, games, music, cooking, baking, etc. Come join the Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (ages 18-35+) in the DC area for a 4-day / 3-night fun-filled getaway! Questions? Contact winterescape11@gmail.com or check the website!

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.

 

Young Souls Listserv – Have you signed up?

Sign up for the Young Souls listserv here! We have set up a new free-posting listserv for everything from event invitations 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 Justine.