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Wednesday Community Connections: Bringing our Community together for healing, hope, and growth.




Our Wednesday Community Connections, weekly at 6 p.m., offers a means of emotional and spiritual support. The free programs following our mid-week Meditation chapel range from watercolor with Bill Wescott to learning HOW to meditate with Rev. Cathey Edwards.

Before programs begin, we break over our own dinners at home and visit with each other. For those who are wanting to connect thier thinking to change behaviors or take action, I suggest checking out 4 Best Ways to Miss Out on Comfort Food with Nattasha Bogdanova. She’s challenging us to take a different look at emotions, their causes, and ways to regulate them. Stacie Beckert will continue her long-standing class, Yoga for Every Body. 

ACTION hosts conversation around to plan actions in response the election, meeting whatever needs arise with Turning Response into ACTION: A “What’s Next?” Conversation.

Bring your stories and your smiles for Tom Stone’s Humor for the Happy, Harried, and Hopeless/ful as we know humor can help cope with all life gives us.

Wednesday Community Connections!
Wednesdays through December 9 | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | bit.ly/WedCC
With the help of our members and friends, we’ve developed a new way to connect, recharge, and support each other. The evening will begin with a half-hour chapel service, we’re calling “Midweek Meditations,” and will move into various online activities after a brief dinner/social break. Please pre-register so we can be ready for you!

Chapel: Letting Go

“Letting Go” The Buddha taught that attachment is the root of all suffering.  While attachment can apply to material things, in Eastern thought, it is really meant to apply to ideas and expectations.  The concept of non-attachment can be found in the concept of forgiveness, which requires in part letting go of the anger and disappointment we feel when someone wrongs us, when we don’t achieve what we want, or when life does not meet our expectations.  During this chapel, led by intern minister Karyn Marsh, we will reflect upon letting go of our anger and disappointment that things did not turn out as we expected or hoped.

Joe Nurre and Dan Piazzola will lead their “Sunday Circle” on Wednesday. In this COVID-19 era, our Life Decisions team wants all our members to be prepared in the event of a health crisis and to think about end of life planning.

I am so very grateful for leadership of the All Souls community of members and friends who offer these programs, keeping us connected, resilient, and strong.


Since 2008, Karyn Bergmann Marsh has been an active member and leader of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, in Maryland, where she’s served many roles including the Membership Committee Chair, Bylaws Committee Chair, Lay Worship Associate, Board Secretary and Trustee. Raised Catholic, Karyn found Unitarian Universalism in her 20s. Prior to seminary, she was an attorney and geologist specializing in environmental restoration, both of which influence her theology. Karyn joins All Souls from her home, in an unprecedented role of starting her internship virtually as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Learn more about Karyn in this post.

Wednesday Community Connections!
Wednesdays through December 9 | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | bit.ly/WedCC
With the help of our members and friends, we’ve developed a new way to connect, recharge, and support each other. The evening will begin with a half-hour chapel service, we’re calling “Midweek Meditations,” and will move into various online activities after a brief dinner/social break. Please pre-register so we can be ready for you!
6-6:30 Midweek Meditations Chapel
6:30-7 Break and Social Time
7-8:30 Programs in Zoom Breakout Rooms
NOTE: We will not meet Thanksgiving week on November 25.

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