ASUUC ReflectionsReading or watching past services provide a way to go back to something missed or review something you want to think more about. Visitors have a chance to experience All Souls UU Church before they come to a service. These resources posted are for personal use only. Please contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to use these resources in your congregation. Enjoy!
|Thanksgiving||Jo Winn||November 26, 2023||Thanksgiving|
|Soil Communion||Rev. Ron Phares||November 19, 2023||Rev. Ron Phares leads us in today’s Call to All Souls, the Ritual of Preparation and Centering, the “Soil Communion” Ceremony, and the Benediction.||Soil Communion|
|Defiant Queer Joy||Rev. Sean Neil-Barron||November 12, 2023||Today’s reflection, by guest speaker Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, is “Defiant Queer Joy.”||Defiant Queer Joy|
|Roots & Wings||Rev. Ron Phares||November 5, 2023||Roots & Wings||Roots & Wings|
|We Celebrate All Souls/Samhain||Rev. Ron Phares||October 29, 2023||Today’s ceremony/homily by Rev. Ron Phares is a “Celebration of All Souls/Samhain.”||All Souls/Samhain|
|The Ancestors||Rev. Ron Phares||October 22, 2023||Today’s reflection by Rev. Ron Phares is “Ancestors.”||Ancestors||The Ancestors|
|For Such A Time As This||Rev. Dr. Terrlynn L. Curry Avery, Ph.D., MDiv||October 15, 2023||Today’s sermon is “For Such A Time As This” given by our special guest Rev. Dr. Terrlynn L. Curry Avery, Ph.D., MDiv, author of “Dismantling Racism: Healing Separation from the Inside Out”.||For Such as Time as This|
|The Others||Rev. Ron Phares||October 8, 2023||Rev. Ron Phares reflects on “The Others” after giving his “Call to All Souls”.||The Others||The Others|
|Covenant||Rev. Ron Phares||October 1, 2023||Rev. Ron introduces us to “Our Collective Vision of Beloved Community” which states that All Souls is a community with a common purpose to foster an atmosphere where the Unitarian Universalist Principles may be learned and practiced, and lists several practices which we should all covenant to.||Video:Covenant||Pinky Swear Covenant and ASUUC|
|Open-Hearted Community||Rev. Ron Phares||September 24, 2023||Rev. Ron Phares reflects on an “Open Hearted Community” after giving his “Call to All Souls”. |
This weeks service leader, Lynne Casebeer, also provides a reflection on an “Open Hearted Community”.
|Video:Open-Hearted Community||Open Hearted, not Like Minded|
|Connection Centered Community||Rev. Ron Phares||September 17, 2023||Rev. Ron Phares gives his “Call to All Souls”. |
This weeks service leader, Justin Lincoln, and Rev. Ron Phares share their reflections on a “Connection Centered Community”.
|Video:Connection Centered Community|
|Water Communion||Rev. Ron Phares||September 10. 2023||On Sunday, September 10th, lead by Rev. Ron Phares, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church celebrated the beginning of the liturgical year with the traditional UU in-gathering ceremony of Water Communion. This is a ritualized celebration of community wherein each congregant is invited to bring water to pour into a common basin, and name with one or two descriptive words the character of the experience around the retrieving of the water. The idea is that each and all of these individual characteristics mingle into one cohesive substance. Individual waters become one water. Individual lives contribute to and become one community. It is a profound and invigorating way to begin our year together.||Video:Water Communion||Water Communion '23|
|What We Have Learned About Working from Our Work Experience||Arran Huckstep, Jo Winn, and Justin Lincoln||September 3, 2023||Join us this Labor Day weekend as Arran Huckstep, Jo Winn, and Justin Lincoln share what they have learned from their work experiences about what makes work drudgery or fulfillment, and what this might suggest for changes in regulation.||Video:What We Have Learned About Working|
|Making Space: Deconstructing Expectation||Rev. Ron Phares||August 27, 2023||In this reflection, Re. Ron Phares (With responses from the RE kids) asks the congregation to look for, and do, "the good stuff".||Video:Making Space||Making Space Deconstructing Expectation|
|Connection Centered Community||Rev. Ron Phares||August 20, 2023||In this reflection, Rev. Ron Phares explores some of his expectations in moving forward with All Souls.||Video:Connection Centered Community||A Connection Centered Community|
|Getting To Know You||Rev. Ron Phares||August 13, 2023||In this first message as settled minister of All Souls, Rev. Ron Phares queries the congregation of All Souls as to what the congregation yearns for and as to what gifts the congregation brings to All Souls.||Video:Getting to Know You||About the Minister|