Adult Programs

Adult Programs

All Souls offers a variety of classes and small groups designed to engage and support the growth of all of our members and friends. Classes and groups are open and free to the public, as well as to members and friends of the congregation.

All Souls is an embodiment and celebration of the world as we hope it will one day become – with a climate of profound hospitality, love, and acceptance radiating from our campus and our members.

DISCUSSION GROUPS – Open to members and visitors

  • Sunday Salon, 9:00 a.m. in Room 207
    Join in a lively discussion centered around current events in our world.
  • Sunday Circles, 10:00 a.m. in Room 207, 11:30 a.m. in Room 203
    Making Spiritual Connections. Join seekers of all ages (15+) for discussions of spirituality guided by themes and your questions and ideas.

 


Path to Membership

Path to Membership is a series of 4 classes offered throughout the year for anyone interested in learning more about our church and community. The classes begin with an introduction to All Souls and our vision of Love Beyond Belief, continues with a 2-part exploration of the history, theology, and modern day stories that have shaped All Souls, and concludes with a Soulful Circle, a chance to connect with your own wisdom in a circle of mutual trust and respect. The 4 classes are most effective taken in order.

Upcoming Series:

Each series begins with the first class on the following dates. Each series has four sessions.

Series 1: 
Begins Sunday, January 8, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. | Room 206

Series 2:
Begins Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. | Room 206             

Series 3:  
Begins Sunday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Room 206

Series 4:
Begins Sunday, April 2, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. | Room 206

Intro to All Souls: This class is an introduction to All Souls and our vision of Love Beyond Belief.

Understanding All Souls, Session I: An exploration of the history, theology, and modern day stories that have shaped All Souls and our vision of Love Beyond Belief, focusing on the roots of Unitarianism, Universalism and Transcendentalism in the United States.

Understanding All Souls, Session II: An exploration of the history, theology, and modern day stories that have shaped All Souls and our vision of Love Beyond Belief, including 20th Century humanism, and the history of All Souls up to the present day.

Soulful Circles: Explore spiritual themes and invest time in your own spiritual growth in a circle of mutual trust and respect. Small groups meet once a month to listen, share, connect, and reflect. 

 


Path to Leadership

Become an effective leader in all aspects of you life with Path to Leadership. There are four tracks of multiple classes to help you lead effectively in the multifaith and multicultural world we live in today. Each track encompasses a wide array of issues and skills.
Contact: Shannon Boston | sboston@allsoulschurch.org

THEOLOGY OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AND PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Make meaning of your own experiences, identify your own path, and study the evolution of theology up to the present.  

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY
Work with a social justice team to address the issues of our times. Learn how to speak persuasively, practice public speakingand gain experience in organizing and fundraising.

INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS
Explore your own identity and learn to navigate cultural differences. Gain the skills needed to lead in an increasingly diverse world. Coursework includes racial identity groups, the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Gain experience in cross-racial dialog, and conflict management. 

COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATION BUILDING AT ALL SOULS
Develop and practice skills needed to lead intentional and inclusive communities. Coursework includes a focus on managing All Souls systems and processes. 

For more information on Adult Programs, contact Shannon Boston, Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration, at sboston@allsoulschurch.org, 918.743.2805, ext. 321, or Paula Vella, Adult Programs Coordinator, at pvella@allsoulschurch.org, 918.743.2805, ext. 223.

 


 

Racial Identity Work

Shadz (Formerly Mosaic) is a racial identity group for people of color which equips participants with tools to effectively challenge racism and develop allies across racial lines. Registration required. Email execassist@allsoulschurch.org.

Rewire is a racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism. Participants explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice. Registration required. Email execassist@allsoulschurch.org.