Homecoming Sunday Community
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One Community, Many Paths at All Souls

This Sunday, September 8, is our annual Homecoming Sunday. Our three services will return as our Trading Places Summer Series closed last week with Carlton Pearson.

We are grateful to have welcomed several new members this past year into our community of All Souls members who have been here for years, some even half centuries!

What people often want to understand about our Unitarian Church is how Humanists and Naturalists, Christians, Jews and Buddhists and people of multiple faiths and philosophies have created such a vibrant congregation in the heart of the Bible Belt.

It’s not always easy to explain, but I’ll give it a go in our three services on Homecoming Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Traditional, 11:30 a.m. Contemporary, and 11:30 a.m. The Point, Humanist Hour.

Spiritual Crossroads

It seems as if humanity is at a spiritual crossroads in which one fork leads to more fear and division and the other leads to more love and greater cooperation. In an effort to grow love and cooperation All Souls has discovered that in a pluralistic society different spiritual languages and styles of services are helpful to various people to open doors to an experience of wholeness and love beyond belief.

Each of our three services provide a different spiritual language and style and yet, in their own ways, each lifts up enduring wisdom and offers love beyond belief. In whichever style or language, a primary aim of All Souls is to freely cultivate compassion, courage and connection in individuals and the human family.

If you’ve been gone over the summer, “Welcome Home!” If you’ve never been here before, we want to welcome you home too. And, to our beloved Virtual Members, Welcome Home to your favorite live stream service. We hope you join us.

We also welcome you to invite someone to experience All Souls this Sunday. Invite and share with your friends on Facebook or bring them along! There is truly something for everyone at All Souls.

Additional ways to connect on Homecoming Sunday!

Social Justice Speaks10:00 & 11:00 a.m. |  Facilitated by Deedee Cox and Chalmer LabigBrandy Bissell of New Hope Oklahoma will speak on the many programs they offer for children of incarcerated parents and how they are working  with the All Souls Criminal Justice Outreach. Social Justice Speaks highlights a different discussion or question in our journey to improve our community and our world.
All Souls Building TourSeptember 8  |  1:00 p.m. |  Meet in the foyerAll Souls Docents will help you expand your awareness and understanding of our many ministries and programs. Learn more about the theology and history of our church and the meaning behind our Simple Gifts, Too painting. Contact Nefertiti Sanders at nsanders@allsoulschurch.org for more information. 

All Souls Reads with Rev. Gerald Davis
September 8  |  1:30 p.m.  |  Second Sundays
September 18  | 7:00 p.m.  | Third Wednesdays
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo 
All Souls Reads is a book discussion group which selects literature that explores the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppressive circumstance. Books can be purchased at the Book Store located in Sonen Library.

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