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 Fall 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
September 19; October 17; November 14; December 1
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

September  |  The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison 
October  |  The World of Africa by W.E.B. Dubois 
November  |  The Faraway Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American by Lauren Markham 
December  |  There There by Tommy Orange 
January  |  Fire in Beuhal by Rilla Askew 
February  |  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jasmine Ward 
March  |  The Hate You Give by Angela Thomas 
April  |  The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein 

For Book Store orders, email Dale Watts at

Art in the Atelier 
Facilitated by Norm DeMoss and Bill Westcott
Join Norm DeMoss to learn the ancient art of origami and Bill Westcott to work on our community mosaic that will add beauty and light to our church for years to come. Drop ins are always welcome. 

Cohousing: A New Way of Living
October 3; November 7 
Presented 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. 

End of Life | 1:1 with All Souls Life Decisions
October 10 and 31 
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
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.

Masks We Wear and How to Become Your True Self
Weekly through October 31
Facilitated by Nattasha Bogdanova
Ancient wisdom teaches that humans respond to childhood trauma in five clearly defined ways called defense systems, which affect our behavior, self-expression, and even the shape of our physical body. In this 6-lesson workshop, we will examine each defense system, ways they serve and harm us, and how to release them in order to become our true selves.

Redefining Masculinity
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.

Soulful Circle Introduction
September 26 and October 24
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!

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
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.  

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