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

Sunday
  • Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 and 11:15.
  • Religious education classes for children pre-K through 12th grade begin September 18th. Youth group meets at second service. Nursery care provided for the littlest ones at the first service.
Opportunities for Service

CLICK HERE for ways you can joyfully serve!

Announcements

  • Refugees Welcome

     

  • 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

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

    Sunday School Classes at the 9:30 Service
    Youth Group at the 11:15 Service


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

     

    February 2017

    February Ministry Theme: Stewardship

    Words to Live By:

    “We make a living by what we get,
    but we make a life by what we give.” 
     ~
    Winston Churchill


     

    February 12: Music Sunday!  One service at 10:00 a.m.
    Worship Leaders:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno, Reverend Caitlin O’Brien, and Choir Director Drew Collins
    We are all in need of uplift and joy, and Music Sunday is sure to bring it!  This multigenerational worship service will celebrate Love through music and story. 

    Followed by a Midwinter Chili and Chocolate Fest!
    Watch for more information soon!

     

    February 19: “Caring for the Earth, Our Home” 
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno 
    In a moment that insists on creative activism, I’ve particularly appreciated the tweets coming from employees of the National Park Service,  public servants who dedicate their lives to stewardship of the Earth and all its sentient beings.  How might we care for the Earth in ways similar?

    Good Neighbor Offering: Federation of Southern Cooperatives

    Food Pantry Item Donation: Instant Coffee and Boxed Hot Cereal

     

    February 26: "Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times"
    Worship Leader: Mark Robels
    Guest Preacher: Joan Richards
    William Frend was one of the first English Unitarians. Dr. Richards will take her inspiration from Frend's writings as she reflects on these extraordinary times.

    Joan Richards is a professor of history at Brown University and a member of the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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

     

     

     

    Circle Suppers are coming!  Click here for more information.

     

Upcoming Events

FEB

19

SUN
Worship
9:30 AM
Worship
11:15 AM
FEB

21

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 30 minutes of silent sitting mediation, 10 minutes of walking mediation, and 15 minutes of dharma sharing, in which folks may, if they choose, share their meditation experiences. On one evening a month the sitting meditation is enhanced by the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. And on most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, an extremely gentle combination of yoga and meditation, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the current month’s schedule, please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
Women's Chalice Circle
6:30 PM
All women are invited. We light a chalice candle and have an opening reading. We practice deep listening as we discuss the chosen topic for the month and get to know each other in a meaningful way.
Contact: Shirley Clarno: shirley.clarno@gmail.com
Quiet Time with Singing Bowls
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The tones produced by Himalayan singing bowls can be a unique entry into a place of calm, peace, healing, and harmony. Each bowl, when sounded, produces from two to five separate harmonic tones, some steady tones and some warbling or fluttering tones. When two or more bowls are played together the result is a complex, interweaving dance of tones that can be profoundly relaxing and peaceful and can lead to a meditative experience.

If you have never heard several singing bowls played together, you have never really heard singing bowls.

Please consider joining John Irwin, who has been playing singing bowls for over three years, each Tuesday evening at All Souls from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a period of peace and relaxation.

All are welcome.
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22

WED
Meditation
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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 30 minutes of silent sitting mediation, 10 minutes of walking mediation, and 15 minutes of dharma sharing, in which folks may, if they choose, share their meditation experiences. On one evening a month the sitting meditation is enhanced by the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. And on most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, an extremely gentle combination of yoga and meditation, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the current month’s schedule, please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
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 in a wide array of areas. Whatever the skill: knit, crochet, needlepoint, zentangle, sewing, quilting, beadwork, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, we are willing to teach what we know to others. Perhaps you have a skill we are not familiar with and we may learn from you.

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.
Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
No audition necessary, just show up. The choir sings on two Sundays each month from September through June. Further questions may be directed to Becky Noreen: noreentowne@comcast.net
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FRI
FEB

26

SUN
Worship
9:30 AM
Worship
11:15 AM