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Two New Opportunities to Connect hosted by Francia and Mariela

Starting this Wednesday, two new intercultural programs are kicking off as part of our Wednesday Connections.  

All Souls member Francia Allen wanted to get people together for one-on-one conversations. With facilitated prompts and guidance, Francia’s goal is for people to learn more about each other’s differences, stories, and commonalities. Members of the All Souls Intercultural Team were Francia’s first group to experience the Curious Conversation setting.  

Curious Conversations

“Curious Conversations are a great chance to make a deeper connection with familiar faces.” Beau Brock

Curious Conversations 
September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 13 & December 11 
7:00 p.m. 

Foster strong and meaningful connections through one-on-one conversations guided to help find commonalities and learn about each other’s differences.   

Flourish for People of Color 

Intern Minister, Mariela Pérez Simons brings to our ministry her love of color, art, nature, photography, writing, dancing, and community-building. Connecting with the people of color in our congregation and connecting our POC community together is what her Wednesday Connections class Flourish is all about. Julia Richardson is looking forward to learning how the group will take shape. “I think it’s important for people of color to connect at the church, helping us to cross bridges and get to know each other,” Julia said. Mariela invites those interested in Flourish to meet her for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. and continue the evening in relationship with one another.  

Flourish for People of Color 
September 11, October 9, November 13 & December 11
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. 7:00 pm  |  Second Wednesdays

Flourish is a sacred circle that centers the spiritual needs of people of color and promotes deep relationship-building, belonging, exquisite self-care, healing, cultivating delight/joy, embodied practices, liberation, empowerment, and vitality. We call into this space friends and members who identify as People of Color.

Mariela is connecting with our Latinx community too

Conecciones Latinx 
September 25 & October 23  |  7:00 p.m.
A group for Latinx members and friends of All Souls to connect, collaborate, and process our UU faith in Spanish (and/or Spanglish). For all who identify as Latinx. 

Connect at Wednesday Connections

Our Wednesday Connections program feeds the mind, body, and soul! All are welcome to join us for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through December 11. Wednesday Connections also offers a mid-week Chapel service at 6:30 p.m. and free classes for adults. Childcare provided.


  1. Thank you for these wonderful opportunities. I am impressed, and hope to attend one or both sessions. I need them!

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