Author Archives: Diana

Forum, August 31, 10:00 am

“Half the World Away:  A Journey to the Naga Mountains”
Newlyweds Rakmi Shaiza and John Kurmann traveled to her hometown in Ukhhul, northeast India, in January.  Rakmi, who was a community organizer in Ukhrul, will talk about how her home has changed in the 13 years since she came to the U.S. as a student, and John, a community activist, will share his observations on life there.

Service, August 31, 11:15 am

“Spirituality Is Fantastic” with Barbara Bemis
The essential goal of fantasy is to lead one into greater self-understanding. If fantasy begins in another world, it is in order to reach that mysterious other world of the human soul.

Service, August 24, 11:15 am

“Come, Come Whoever You Are” with Jane Gilbreath and Kitty Degler
These words from a favorite All Souls song will lead us into Singing Meditation. The goal of Singing Meditation is to create a time and space for our souls to explore their vast potential for spiritual joy. Regardless of our spiritual backgrounds, this interfaith experience can unite us in a community of voices and hearts. So, Come, come whoever you are, and expect music and silence to soothe, energize, delight and move you.

Service, August 17, 11:15 am

“The Hero’s Journey” with Rev. Diana Hughes
Thoreau wrote that we lead lives of “quiet desperation.” Perhaps that is because we have a sense that we were made of greater stuff, meant for grander deeds. How do we reclaim our authentic path and help those we meet along the way? Sarah LaBarr will inspire us with theme songs of two of our favorite heroic journeys from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Carousel.”

Service, August 10, 11:15 am

“Lifting the Nuclear Shroud” Rev. Jim Hannah, PeaceWorks
With Aug. 6 and 9 being anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this morning we’ll take the theme, “Lifting the Nuclear Shroud,” or “The Joy and the Oy!” We lift the shroud of mourning to see clearly the possibilities of a nuclear weapons-free world.

August 2014 Newsletter

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“To Boldly Go,” Zarrin Reynolds, July 20

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“Flags! Flags! Flags!,” Rev. Anton Jacobs, July 13

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Service, August 3, 11:15 am

“The Festival of First Fruits” with Barbara Griggs & Tracy Van Quaethem
It’s high summer.  The days are long and hot and bright, the nights are filled with the chirp of cicadas; the corn is high and our gardens overflow with the first fruits of the harvest: bumper crops of plump red tomatoes, mountains of zucchini and summer squash; watermelon and peaches and berries.  Come to celebrate the ancient festival of First Fruits, or Lughnasadh, with All Souls members Tracy Van Quaethem and Barbara Griggs.

Service, July 27, 11:15 am

 “From Generation to Generation” with Carolyn MacDonald and All Souls Members
Each generation offers special gifts to others. We celebrate the connections between generations through the sharing of stories from All Souls persons representing different generations.