Worship

Worship is the glowing center of our congregational life. Enlivened with music, story, and sacred text drawing from the world’s faith traditions, it is “time to pay attention to one’s life” – as a wise congregant once described – and to shore up strength for the week ahead. At All Souls we remind ourselves and each other that “church” is really what happens when we leave the building and use what we have received at All Souls to bless the world.




Month by month, All Souls’ services are guided by “ministry themes.”
Each Sunday, the worship leader considers the theme from a different angle than the week before.
To give you a sense of how this works, the 2021 – 2022 themes are as follows:


Worship Themes 2021 – 2022

September – Renewal / Perseverance / Resilience

October – Loss / Grief

November – Gratitude

December – Belief / Mystery

January – Hope / Joy

February – Friendship / Connection / A sense of dependability

March – Courageous Action / Embracing Our First Principle

April – The Seventh Principle – The interconnected web

May – Safety / Risk / Sanctuary

June – Emancipation / Liberty

 

Summer services start the last weekend of June and run through Labor Day.  Children from kindergarten through fourth grade gather for “Summer Fun and Games”. Children fifth grade and older are encouraged to attend the service – lighter in nature and shorter in the summertime.

Music is an important aspect of our services. Our choir is 25 voices strong (and always happy to welcome new singers!). We are a singing congregation! A wide range of musical genres enhances our worship experience.  We hope to be able to return to in-person singing once we are through the pandemic!

In the days before the pandemic a coffee hour followed the service. Newcomers were encouraged to stay and visit the Welcome Table which was staffed by congregants who looked forward to meeting you and contained materials on Unitarian Universalism and All Souls.  We are looking forward to the return of our coffee hour when we can do so safely.  

Welcome to All Souls! We look forward to welcoming you to Unity Hall on Sunday morning!