Sunday morning is a time filled with connection and reflection at All Souls. We look forward to greeting old friends and new guests, enjoying coffee, conversation, and often lunch together, as well as stimulating forum speakers, fabulous music from our choir and musicians, thoughtful and inspiring sermons from our minister and pulpit guests, and sharing life’s joys and questions with each other. We rejoice to welcome visitors to join us for this engaging time of community and celebration.
Sunday Morning Schedule
10 a.m. UU Forum (September through May), Bragg Auditorium
10 a.m. Religious Odyssey (June through August), Simpson House
11:15 a.m. Celebration of Life Service, Bragg Auditorium
The Celebration of Life Services offer a satisfying balance of diversity and familiarity from week to week. Themes include invitations to personal introspection, depictions of the joys and challenges of living in community, testimonies that inspire and rouse us to live our faith by working for justice in the world, and wisdom from many traditions and sources that helps us grow as people of spirit. Music is also diverse, spanning classical, folk, rock, contemporary, and world music genres, and helping us to build community by singing together.
Before the service, the UU Forum provides a platform for the discussion of significant issues, especially those which involve ethical values in the contemporary world. Guest speakers are invited to lead a discussion on issues of political, educational, social or artistic significance.
The Religious Odyssey program meets during the summer. Each week a member of the congregation shares his or her personal life journey, the choices they’ve made and what they’ve come to believe. These odysseys acknowledge how our diverse paths have all led us to All Souls finding commonality in the human experience.
Conover Café is open for coffee and conversation from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday. Brightly covered tables, fresh coffee and baked goods provide the perfect backdrop for catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Children are welcome at All Souls, and young people from kindergarten through middle school attend the first segment of the Celebration of Life Service before departing for their age-appropriate classes. The religious education program, children’s choir and other youth activities run throughout the morning, starting at 10 a.m. View a complete listing of All Souls youth schedule.
Sunday Plus lunches are held several times a month in Conover Hall following the service. These meals are a great opportunity to socialize, sample members’ culinary skills, and contribute to a good cause. The meal is $7 each ($20 maximum per family), with all proceeds benefiting a different charity or church activity.