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
    (unless 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

     

    April 2017
    April Ministry Theme: Awakening

    Words to Live By:
    "A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
    To live is to be slowly born."
    - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    April 23 White Supremacy: What is the quality of your struggle?
    ONE SERVICE at 10 A.M..
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno

    All Souls will take part in a movement-wide teach-in on white supremacy.  The term is difficult.  And yet ... 
     
    And yet, we have all been raised in a culture where white has been considered better ... supreme.   And we have to do better than that if we are to realize our vision of Beloved Community.
     
    Over 500 congregations will be opening hearts and minds to new understanding.  Some of it may be uncomfortable.  Some of it may be it painful.  But all of it will lead us to freedom within our own souls and hearts and minds.  And yes, within our congregation.
     
    This effort is multigenerational.  The children & youth will be in Unity Hall through the Story for All Ages and then will proceed to classrooms to engage in the topic.  The conversation and worship will continue in Unity Hall for the adults.
     
    Souls who identify as People of Color/Indigenous (POCI) will gather together led in conversation by Royce James, All Souls congregant and one of the leaders of Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective (BLUU).  This from Royce: Community does not mean consensus. We are all individuals with many differences yet have come together in our faith as POCI Unitarian Universalist. Within our community some may have felt compelled to place our spiritual needs to one side for our UU Principles.  Together, we will explore this and the merger of our spirit with our UU principles. As we are a village, POCI children and youth are of course welcome to join us or attend RE to participate in the #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn with other youth.
     

    Please come, dear Souls.   Bring your open hearts and minds. 

    April 30 “Awakening Your Resilience Contingency Plan”  9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Guest Preacher: Reverend Marta Valentin
    If there is anything we are being asked to be these days, it’s resilient. However, when it’s hard to find and exercise your resilience muscle, what is your contingency plan? A constant awakening to your inherent power is a good place to start, because both resilience and awakening mirror the human capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened by, and even transformed by adversity.

    The Rev. Marta I. Valentín currently ministers with the good people at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Medford, MA. She also worked for the UUA’s former staff group, Identity-based Ministries, Public Information Office.

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

     

     

     

    Circle Suppers are back!  Click here for more information.

     

Upcoming Events

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FRI
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SAT
5th Saturday Community Meal
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Two shifts: 9 am-noon and noon-2:30 pm. New volunteers will be welcomed and trained. Meals are served in the meal center at Montauk Ave. Contact Carol Irwin if you would like to help. Thanks!
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SUN
Worship
9:30 AM
Worship
11:15 AM
MAY

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MON
Parent Leadership Training Series
6:00 PM
This intensive eight-session series is deigned to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT) as well as prepare them for a variety of roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Registration is required. To Register Call: 860-739-3089
MAY

02

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
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.
MAY

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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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THU
MAY

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FRI