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.

Compassionate Communication
Mondays  |  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  |  Room 120
Open to all  
Faciliated by John Biedler
Learn to stay tranquil during conflicts and upsets and find peace in everyday life and relationships through the principles of Non-violent Communication.

Community Meditation: Bridging to the Oversoul
Wednesdays  |  7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  |  Majestic Theater
Open to all  |  Facilitated by Wayne Sterba
In Transcendentalism, Oversoul is the vital force in the universe in which all souls participate and therefore transcends individual consciousness. Every individual is connected to every other living entity in the universe.  Come experience and learn this form of meditation. No experience needed—only a willing heart. 

Yoga
Wednesdays  |  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  |  Presidents’ Room
Open to all  |  Facilitated by Stacie Beckert
This intergenerational yoga class introduces Pranayama-conscious breath work, Asana-physical postures, and six other aspects of yoga. Designed for all body types and conditions.

 


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.

 


Path to Leadership

Adult Programs—including Wednesday Connections classes, Sunday discussion groups, and special events—are intentional, inclusive, and inspiring. We strive to cultivate a community of people who lead in all aspects of their lives, to be living “beacons” for religious freedom, personal growth, diversity, and justice in our community and beyond. Contact: Shannon Boston | sboston@allsoulschurch.org

Leadership All Souls
Leadership All Souls is an intensive 9-month program that focuses on understanding our liberal and religious tradition, developing spiritual maturity, honing leadership skills, learning the inner-workings of the church, and offering service to the community. For more information about Leadership All Souls and to apply for the next Leadership All Souls Class that will start in September 2019, email sboston@allsoulschurch.org. 

Leadership Dinners
Leadership Dinners are held quarterly. If you are currently a leader or are interested in serving the church in a leadership role, you are invited. Ministers share updates, encourage conversations, and answer questions. Dinners will be held on January 31 and April 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Register on myAllSouls.org.

Community Outreach & Volunteering 
Volunteering with our teams, committees, and boards allows you to use your leadership skills in service to our congregation and community. Opportunities throughout the year range from participating in local parades, volunteering with our food ministry, supporting our partner schools, and engaging in national and international service. 

To learn more about and to sign up for any of these leadership opportunities, or, if you have ideas for classes or workshops which align with All Souls mission and vision, contact Shannon Boston at sboston@allsoulschurch.org.


 

Racial Identity Work

Shadz (Formerly Mosaic)  |  New groups forming
Email sboston@allsoulschurch.org to sign up
$40 All Souls members (scholarships available)
$75 non-members
Led by trained Shādz facilitators

Shādz is a monthly, nine-session, racial identity group for people of color which equips participants with tools to effectively challenge racism and develop allies across racial lines.

REWIRE  |  New groups forming
Email sboston@allsoulschurch.org to sign up
$40 All Souls members (scholarships available)
$75 non-members
Led by trained Rewire facilitators

Rewire is a monthly, ten-session racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism. Participants explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice.

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI)
$20  |  Schedule your IDI today
Email sboston@allsoulschurch.org to get started

The IDI is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence. In contrast to many personal characteristic instruments, the IDI is a cross-culturally valid, reliable, and generalizable measure of intercultural competence and is the only theory-based assessment of intercultural competence. Rev. Barbara Prose will meet with individuals to review the results.

For more information on any of these programs, or to register for any of the intercultural course work, contact Shannon Boston at 918.743.2363 ext. 321. or sboston@allsoulschurch.org.