We’re a different kind of religious community – compelled not by creeds, but by a common goal of global justice and personal wholeness. We celebrate the spiritual journey, and we believe that diversity is a strength. We strive to offer creative, meaningful opportunities for spiritual exploration and fulfillment. And we love visitors.
At All Souls we seek to include the full diversity of our broader community, including people with/from all socio-economic situations, gender identities, beliefs, ages, sexual orientations, mental and physical abilities, races and ethnicities. Therefore, we are examining all the ways in which we embody being a welcoming and inclusive community, and removing any barriers to this that currently exist that might prevent people from being fully welcomed into and involved in our church.
For the results of the 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting,
Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth – June 3-July 8, 2018
What if we lived life truly connected to the Creation and our Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part? In this series we will explore six essential ideas found in Creation Spirituality–a way of living within the community of earth that deepens our reverence for life, participates in the creativity of the cosmos, and develops our passion for justice and human transformation. It compels us to lead lives of spiritual inquiry, creativity, and prophetic action as our sacred work in the world.
Audio recordings of the first three sermons in this series are now available or listening and/or download on the Sunday Sermon Library page.
June 17, 2018 – Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Creation Spirituality teaches that the spiritual journey can be understood as a dance moving in and out of four mystical paths, each with their own gifts: awe and wonder; letting go; creativity; compassion and justice. These “cycles of life” are born out of the seasons of the planet and remind us that there is a time for everything and that fluctuations of the spirit are part of being human. Join us as Congregational Administrator Rick Schwarz shares how we can experience this dance both as individuals and as a congregation as we continue to move through changes on the path to growth, vibrancy, and relevance.
June 24, 2018 – Bloom Where You’re Planted According to Creation Spirituality, every one of us carries within us the capacity to be a mystic, to be creative, to be visionary, and to be an agent for positive change. It is our responsibility to say “here I am, send me” and to cultivate our capacity to benefit the earth and all it’s creatures. In this service, Rev. Rost will explore ways we can create things in this world that will cause positive ripples into the future.
June 17, 2018 – Today will be an intergenerational service. Children and youth are invited to join us in service. There is no RE or Youth Group but nursery/PreK care is available. Their sign-up sheets will be downstairs. We have purple Doodle Boxes in the Great Hall for those that like to keep their hands busy.
June 24, 2018 – It’s a Mystery Make! Will it be broken pottery mosaic, music or perhaps bath bombs?
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