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.

“Science and Spirituality,” June 29, Keely Schneider

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Service, July 13, 10:00 am

“Flags! Flags! Flags! with Rev. Anton Jacobs

Rev. Anton Jacobs is back by popular demand. You may remember that Anton was a favorite guest speaker a few years back as he ministered to All Souls during a difficult time for us. Anton says, “We’re watching an orgy of flagdom in connection with the World Cup and July 14 is Bastille Day. The gist of what I’ll be doing is affirming that what really counts is not the flag that flies over a land but the reality of freedom, peace and justice in the land.”

Service, July 20, 11:15 am

“To Boldly Go: A Journey into the Spirituality of Science Fiction” with Zarrin Reynolds 
Geeks unite as we examine the spiritual and life lessons to be learned from sci-don literature, movies and television.  Certified geekhood not required, but a questing mind and a laughing heart are a must!

Odyssey, July 6, 10:00 am, Simpson House

“What’s It like to Visit Transylvania?”
We’ll have a selection of people who first went to visit our partner village in ’91, ’94, ’04, ’12, and ’13–and they’ll share what that experience was like.   Maybe after this session with your friends, you’ll decide to put out $3000 for a new experience!  If you are interested, email  or

Service, July 6, 11:15 am

“First Freedom – Freedom of Religion” with Barbara Griggs & Friends
What were our Founding Fathers thinking when they forged the First Amendment?  What were the religious perspectives of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Madison; and what did they bring to the creation of the Federal Government’s relationship with religion in our new country?