Welcome



All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a liberal religious congregation that nurtures lifelong spiritual development. 
We covenant to create a welcoming, caring, justice-seeking community within and beyond these walls.

 

Contact Us

All Souls New London
19 Jay St.
New London, Connecticut 06320
Phone 860-443-0316

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

Sunday
  • Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 and 11:15. Religious Education classes during the 9:30 service. Youth group meets during the second service.
Opportunities for Service

CLICK HERE for ways you can joyfully serve!

Announcements

  • We Are a Sanctuary Congregation

  • Sunday Services Schedule

     

    Welcome to All Souls New London
    A UUA Breakthrough Congregation
    A Welcoming Congregation

    Reverend Carolyn Patierno, Senior Minister
    Reverend Caitlin O'Brien, Associate Minister
    Perry Montrose, Director of Faith Formation

    Sunday Services
    9:30 and 11:15 am
    (except as noted below)


    Nursery Care is provided for infants
    and toddlers during the first service.


    Faith Formation Classes are offered during the first service.
    Youth Group meets during the second service.

     

    December
    December Ministry Theme: The Wholly Family

    "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,
    but of respect and joy in each other’s life."
    Richard Bach

     

     

    December 16: Paper Bag Pageant—No Faith Formation Classes

    One Service: 10 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Perry Montrose

    A multigenerational extravaganza, retelling the ancient and familiar story of Jesus’ birth. All are invited to participate. Costumes – nothing fancy – will be provided in a – you guessed it – paper bag, labeled for the cast of characters. As you arrive, you are invited to pick a bag and put on the costume. For those who wish to remain seated there will be animal masks or stars.

    New London Food Pantry Offering: Boxed mixes: pancakes, muffin, cake

     

    December 23: “The Gift of the Magi”—No Faith Formation Classes

    One Service: 10:00 a.m.

    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Musicians: Jonathan Towne, Becky Noreen, and The Carolans

    The O. Henry short story is one of giving and receiving with grace and love. It is the perfect story to consider on the eve of Christmas Eve. We will do so with music and joy.

     

    December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Two Services: 4:30 & 7 p.m.

    The lights dim and we gather to celebrate the ancient story’s beauty and resonance. Hope born again!

     

    Good Neighbor Offering: Ministers’ Discretionary Fund -  See page 8 of our newsletter.

     

    December 30: “Love the Hell Out of This World,” —No Faith Formation Classes

    One Service: 10 a.m.

    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Guest Preacher: Matt Meyer

    When the culture around us doesn’t encourage us to be our best selves, how do we model the kind of world we want to live in? Matt will reflect on the good and bad of middle school, the time he picked the very best costume for a high-stakes fifth grade costume party, and how we find the skills for beloved community. Matt is a musician and community organizer who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drum-ming and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. Matt serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston and is a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative in Roxbury.

     

    Black Lives Matter Public Witness
    between Sunday services, rain or shine.

     

  • Refugees Welcome

     

Upcoming Events

DEC

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FRI
DEC

15

SAT
Community Meal
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Help prepare meal at New London Meal Center, 12 Montauk Ave.
Facilities Work Party
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Addiction Ministry Meeting
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
DEC

18

TUE
Meditation
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Everyone is most welcome! The Meditation Group meets twice weekly: at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Basic guidelines are offered to all newcomers, and guided mediation is offered during some of the sessions.

Each session includes silent sitting mediation, walking mediation, and dharma sharing, in which folks may share their meditation experiences. On most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
DEC

19

WED
Fresh New London
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meditation
5:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Craft Circle
7:00 PM
We are an inclusive social group of adults interested in crafts. We gather with each other on Wednesday evenings to work on our own current personal projects. Whatever the skill: knit, crochet, needlepoint, zentangle, sewing, quilting, beadwork, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, we are willing to teach what we know to others.

Childcare is not provided. Come and be with us as your schedule permits: once a week or once a month, whatever works for you.
Contact: Carol Bunting - cbeema@sbcglobal.net
Kate Treadwell-Hill - treadhill@gmail.com

Note: Members of our group are highly sensitive to perfume. Please refrain from wearing scent.