Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Coming Week
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9

The Young Souls Book Club’s February read is R.J. Palacio’s Wonder. The Washington Post says: “The lesson from this book is that we should always choose to be more kind than is necessary. It isn’t just that we should choose kindness, but we should be more kind than we have to be.” Contact Reeve ( Thursdays, 7:30 pm.

Friday, February 10

Movie and Games Night sponsored by the CYRE program. Games in the library, pizza and popcorn, heart cookies, comradery, and Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved “Ponyo,” a wonderful movie about friendship for all ages on the big screen in the lobby. Share the love, enjoy some community time. Fri., Feb. 10, 6-8:30 pm.

Saturday, February 11

Joining All Souls. Three-hour session to learn all about the church and UUism. At the end, you may sign the book, becoming an official member of All Souls. Register here

Sunday, February 12

9:30 and 11:15 am. Worship service: The Difference Between Day and Night. Rev. Hardies. Compassion is an essential ingredient in the Beloved Community. In these dark times, our ability to summon compassion could mean the difference between a long, dark night and the dawning of a new day.

Lunch. Stay for lunch after 2nd service.

Heiwa Peace Pilgrimage information session. Interested in this November's pilgrimage to Japan? Come learn more today or Feb. 26 or Mar. 12. Questions? Contact Chuck Wooldridge ( 12:30, Tupper Room.

Young Souls “Right Fit” Events Discussion + Ideation. Only 17% of Young Souls think our mix of activities is juuuuust right, so... room for growth! We need YOUR ideas! Come chat, brainstorm, eat, relax. Bringing a contribution of food is encouraged (fruit, snacks, etc.), and other light refreshments will be available. We’ll have a “right fit” events discussion followed by open ideation on any topic relevant to Young Souls. RSVP on Facebook. 12:45 pm

Mindful Souls. 12:45 pm, classroom 2. 

Monday, February 13

Classic Movie Mondays. Watch a critically acclaimed film while enjoying popcorn and a movie-inspired cocktail. Co-hosted with Souls in the Center. Contact Reeve ( for more info or check out this blog post! Mondays, show time at 7:30 pm. 

Tuesday, February 14

Help make the UU voice heard on Capitol Hill: Join the UUSJ Advocacy Corps! Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) ( ) invites UUs to join them in visiting members of Congress to address issues of immigration, environmental justice, income inequality, and others. The UU liberal religious voice must be heard, especially in light of concerns that the 115th Congress and the new administration will turn back progress made in these social justice and policy areas. RSVP to Lavona Grow ( ). 9:30am–2:00pm.

New Testament Discussion Group discusses 1st Corinthians 11-16 and 2nd Corinthians 1. Everyone's welcome. For more info, contact José Luis Sánchez ( Every Tuesday, 7-9 pm, library.

Adult Spiritual Development
Find info and registration links at

The ASD Committee is looking for people with ideas about classes, workshops, field trips, and other ways to fulfill the church’s goal of “spiritual growth and transformation.” Meet and work with other members to support ASC’s adult programs. All are welcome.

The Corruption of Our Democracy. Wednesdays, Feb. 1 and 15, 6:30-8pm, Eaton.

From Rights to Justice: An Interactive Workshop on Unitarian Universalism and Reproductive Justice. Explore reproductive justice within the context of broader rights and justice. Sun., Feb. 26, 12:45-2:30pm.

Roots and Wings. Learn in depth about All Souls Church and Unitarian Universalism. Six Tuesdays, Feb. 28 - Apr. 4, 7-9pm, Eaton Room.

Howard Zinn's A Power Governments Cannot Suppress. 3 Wednesdays, Mar. 15, 22, 29, 7-9pm, Longfellow.

Table reading and exploration of Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes, his contemporary adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone. Sat., Mar. 25, 10am-3:30pm (with lunch break).

My Vocation: Do I Really Have One of Those? Explore the meaning of vocation and calling and how they reveal themselves in your life. 4 Mondays, Apr. 17, 24, May 1, 8, plus half-day retreat on Sat., May 13.

New Testament Discussion Group. Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, through May 3. This week:  1st Corinthians 11-16 and 2nd Corinthians 1.

Feminine Power book club: Regena Thomashauer's Pussy: A Reclamation Story. Thursday evenings, 7pm, Tupper.

Coming soon: resilience discussion, Chomsky's Who Rules the World?, Philosophy as a Way of Life weekend retreat, and more.  
Social Justice series from the UUA Central East Region
Seminary for a Day: Revolutionary Love with the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis. This new year demands of us—more than resolutions—a prophetic commitment of heart, mind, body, and spirit. There is a determined and hopeful spirit stirring in our beloved religious communities and in our country. Together we will rise to be part of a moral revolution for justice, equality, and freedom. Join us as we strategize across generations at Revolutionary Love: Tools, Tactics, & Truth Telling to Engage in Faithful Resistance. Register here. Sat., Feb. 18, Cedar Lane UU.

Courage for Racial Justice with Chris Crass, Anti-Racism Movement Builder. We will deepen our commitment to work for racial justice; reflect on our particular roles, responsibilities, and opportunities as white people; and find the emotional and spiritual resources to sustain our action. Event open to everyone. Register here. Sat. Mar. 11, All Souls Church.

Building Authentic Diversity with Revs. Rob Keithan and Rebekah Montgomery. We’ll build an analytic framework and concrete skills for effectively developing relationships across differences, focusing on change in a congregational context. Participation is open to everyone regardless of previous experience with this kind of work. Register here. Sat., Apr. 15, Fairfax UU.


Do you speak American Sign Language? Have an interest in offering equal access to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing? Want to help make a difference in the church? We are forming a committee that will provide access to church services and programming for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Interested? Contact Office Manager Rose Eaton ( or Rev. Rebecca Parker (

All Souls needs someone to serve as assistant secretary. This is one of several church officer positions with established responsibilities. The assistant secretary takes minutes of three church council meetings a year, has a lead role in two Find Your Ministry fairs, attends Church Council planning meetings, supports the church moderator, and fills in for the board secretary as needed. If you’re interested, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair Mary Topolinski (

The ASD Committee is looking for people with ideas about classes, workshops, field trips, and other ways to fulfill the church’s goal of “spiritual growth and transformation.” Meet and work with other members to support ASC’s adult programs. Contact Gary Penn (

Help spread the word! ASC ESL (English as Second Language) program’s spring semester has begun. Spring classes meet weekly from 1-2:45pm in the church through May 7. Interested adult students can register in person at church at 1pm and join class that same day. The suggested donation for the semester, including materials, is $30 for new students and $20 for returning students. Flyers are available at the front desk or online at

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