Wednesday Connections

Wednesday Connections

September-November | February-April

Our intergenerational Wednesday Connections program feeds the body, mind, and soul!

All are welcome to dinner and WOW Chapel, and we have a host of classes, groups, and spiritual practices for all ages.

Opportunities for children and youth include:
All Souls Camp Fire Club, pre-k through 12
th grade   |   5:30-7:00 p.m.
Cherub Choir, 1st through 3rd grade  |  6:00-6:45 p.m.
Children’s Choir, 4
th through 7th grade   |   7:00-8:00 p.m.
Youth Group, 9
th through 12th grade   |   6:00-8:30 p.m.

Childcare | 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Childcare is available for children in the 5th grade or younger and check-in at the Family Room Desk for all children’s and youth programs is required. No child should be left unattended in the building at any time.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Dinner in Emerson Hall: Join staff, ministers and friends and get to know the people you see on Sunday mornings. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Dinner: soup, salad, bread, and dessert

Adult $5, Children ages 4 to 11 $3, age 3 and under free, Family $15

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Worship on Wednesdays (WOW) in the Chapel. Join us for an intimate service featuring local live music, with a short message from one of our ministers.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.



Adult Program Classes Spring 2018

Wednesday Connections classes and spiritual practices to engage the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Classes are open to all but some classes require registration and/or a fee.

For questions, contact Paula Vella at or 918.743.2805, ext. 327.

Classes are listed in alphabetical order.

Room assignments are posted by the Welcome Table in the Foyer and in the Family Room each Wednesday evening.

All Souls Reads Book Discussion
February 14; March 14; April 11
Facilitated by Rev. Gerald Davis

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 Story located in Sonen Library. All Souls Reads also meets on the second Sunday of the month.


Book List

February 11 & 14
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Book Store: Hardcover $19

March 11 & 14
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Available in both Hardcover and Paperback.
Book Store: Hardcover $20, Paperback $13 

April 8 & 11
The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Book Store: Hardcover $20, Paperback $13

May 13
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Book Store: Paperback $11

Author Talk and Book Signing with Steve Watkins 
March 14
Presented by All Souls International

Author Steve Watkins will discuss his highly-acclaimed book Pilgrim Strong, which chronicles his 500-mile pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. Steve invites us along on his journey, inspires us to ask the big questions, and to take an honest look at life.

Cohousing: A New Way of Living
February 14; March 21
Facilitated by Green Country Cohousing

Cohousing is an intentional community of adults who want to create and live in a vibrant community where neighbors know and care about one another. Learn about the cohousing community in Tulsa which values connection, sustainability, acceptance, diversity, health, wellness, fun, and support in private homes and shared spaces. 

Empty Bowls
Facilitated by Kristin Miller

Make a Difference, make a bowl and allow your creativity to flow! Each bowl you make will be auctioned at our annual Empty Bowls dinner on May 2. Proceeds benefit our Community Resource Bank and food ministry. Clay, glazes, and professional guidance are provided.

End of Life | 1:1 with All Souls Life Decisions
February 28 & March 28
+ Sunday, March 11 | 10 to 2:30 p.m.

You have a tornado emergency plan but do you have a healthcare emergency plan? All Souls Life Decisions group wants you to be prepared. Meet with them one-on-one to help you prepare for a healthcare crisis. Begin to discuss decisions, get help completing an Advanced Directive and other tools, or update documents you prepared several years ago.

Everyday Spiritual Practices
Weekly except March 21
Facilitated by Nicole Ogundare and friends

Come, come, whoever you are! Everyday spiritual practices allow you to deepen your sense of inner peace for yourself and to share with others.

Financial Peace University
Weekly except February 7 & March 21
Cost: $109; Scholarships available
Couples can attend together and share materialsScholarships available
Facilitated by Kody and John Burns
Registration required:

Learn to control your money and prepare for the future with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Through a series of videos, Dave Ramsey teaches how to get out of debt and build wealth. Participants of the program average $5300 debt paid off and $2700 saved in the first 90 days!

Great Decisions
Weekly except March 21
Facilitated by Earl Goodman

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion group on world affairs, modeled on the Great Decision 2017 Briefing Book. Participants read a fact sheet on each of the eight topics, watch a video and discuss critical global issues facing America today.

Healing Through Chakras
February 28 to April 18
Facilitated by Nattasha Bogdanova, Ordained Interfaith Minister

We are not just our bodies. Learn how our emotions, thoughts, and energy affect our life and how to use this knowledge on the healing journey.

Killers of the Flower Moon
March 7

Continue the conversation with Rev. Barbara Prose about remembering and responsibility to respond to the wrongs of the past. She'll lead a discussion about her sermon from last Native American Heritage Month inspired by David Grann's non-fiction book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI    

Origami: The art of paper folding
February 14 to April 18
Facilitated by Norm DeMoss

Origami is the art of paper folding into beautiful shapes. In this comprehensive class, learn the basics and develop your skills. Origami paper and instruction provided.

Redefining Masculinity
Weekly except February 14 & April 18
Presented by the All Souls Men’s Group
Registration required | Click here to register | Limited to 15 men and those who identify as men

Our assumptions about how men have related to women is being called into question. Discover how you may redefine your masculinity to be in right relationship with women. Redefining Masculinity is a nine-session learning and discussion series.

Parenting Book Discussion
February 14, March 14, & April 11
Presented by Unitarian Universalists Parents (UUPs)

Be inspired, challenged, and uplifted in your parenting journey as we read and discuss selections from classic and modern books. Topics will range from broaching the subject of difficult events with children to helpful tips for clean-up time. Parents and caregivers of children and young adults of all ages welcome.

Soulful Circle Introduction
February 21

Invest time in your own spiritual growth and explore All Souls’ themes in a Soulful Circle. Soulful Circles are small groups which meet for deeper connection and reflection. Soulful Circles are a safe space without assumptions about religious perspective, culture, or tradition and are a powerful way to experience love beyond belief!

Twilight Zone Cinema
To Be Announced 

Writer’s Workshop
Facilitated by Katja Blum

A creative writing class exploring a variety of writing prompts and inspirational exercises. Create roadmaps for turning inspiration into a piece of prose or poetry. Weekly workshop attendance is helpful but not required.

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.

All Souls Intercultural Work

New groups forming. Sign up by emailing
$40 All Souls members (scholarships available) | $75 non-members
Facilitated by Kelli McLoud-Schingen and Clarissa Jones

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.  

New groups forming. Sign up by emailing
$40 All Souls members (scholarships available) | $75 non-members
Facilitated by 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. 

Cross-Cultural Dialogue
To Be Announced
Open to alumni and/or participants of REWIRE and Shādz

Open to alumni and/or participants of Rewire and Shādz Cross-Cultural Dialogue programs provides opportunities for relationship building in a mixed-cultural context. Participants develop a deeper awareness of the impact of race and culture on their sense of self and others. Learn communication skills to resist racism at home, at work, and in the community. By intentionally nurturing cross-cultural relationships, participants also develop the skills and consciousness to be effective leaders of our increasingly diverse congregation. 

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI)
$20 | Schedule your IDI by emailing

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 register for any of the intercultural course work, contact Paula Vella at or 918.743.2363 ext. 327.


Ongoing Wednesday Evening Spiritual Practices

Presidents' Room
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. Facilitated by Stacie Beckert.


Childcare | Wednesday Connections

  • Wednesday Connections Dinner is a family affair and childcare will open after dinner at 6:15 p.m. 
  • Children must be checked-in by an accompanying adult in the Family Room. 
  • Childcare for children in kindergarten through 5th grade is available from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
  • No child should ever be left unattended in the building

For more information on Adult Programs, contact Shannon Boston, Executive Director of Lifespan Religious Education, at, 918.743.2805, ext. 321, or Paula Vella, Adult Programs Coordinator, at,  918.743.2805, ext. 223.