Wednesday Connections

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Wednesday Connections

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

Fall 2019: September 4 - December 18, 2019  |  Spring 2020: January 8 - April 22, 2020


Dinner  |  5:30 to 7:15 p.m. 

Vegetarian and Meat entree, salad, bread, and dessert  |  Adult $5, Children ages 4 to 11 $3, age 3 and under free, Family $15

Childcare  |  5:30 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.

WOW Chapel  |  6:30 to 6:55 p.m.

Wednesday Connections WOW Chapel is a short, intimate, and informal midweek service which includes a variety of musical styles. 

Classes  |  See listing for times

Opportunities for children and youth include:

Cherub Choir: K–3rd Grade  | Wednesdays, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. (Oct-Dec)
Children’s Choir: 4th–7th Grades  |  Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Youth Programs 


Adult Program Classes Fall 2019

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. For questions, contact the church office at

100 Stories Project  |  Meaningful conversations
October 2  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Bonita James 
Building up to our Centennial in 2021, we want to gather 100 stories for 100 years! Bonita will guide you through developing prompts, questions, or an outline for your conversation at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Using what you learned, your conversation with a friend or family member will be even more engaging and meaningful! Schedule your conversation on either Thursday or Saturday now through December by emailing! 

All Souls Reads with Rev. Gerald Davis
September 18; October 16; November 20; & December 18  |  7:00 p.m. 
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 Store located in Sonen Library. All Souls Reads also meets on the second Sunday of the month.

September: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism                           by Robin DiAngelo  
October: The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
November: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover 
December: Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Art in the Atelier 
Weekly  |  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  |  Drop-ins welcome
Different projects are always underway. Come play with our art supplies and make something beautiful or just enjoy the process. 

Cohousing: A New Community Way of Living Coming to Tulsa  
October 2  |  7:00 p.m.
UUs across the country are leading the way in creating cozy cohousing neighborhoods where neighbors own their own homes, share amenities, and become friends who celebrate and support one another. Heartwood Commons, Tulsa’s first cohousing community for proactive adults 55+, is on schedule to begin construction next spring. Come see our floor plans and community plans and learn how you can be part of this exciting neighborhood that promotes a healthy lifestyle and meaningful connections.  

Coming Out Stories | LGBTQ+ Community
October 9  |  7:00 p.m.  
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, our LGBTQ+ community is invited to come together to share their coming out stories of discovery, rejection and acceptance and to listen to each other.  

Community Meditation: Bridging to the Oversoul
Weekly  | 7:30 to 8:30p.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.  Experience and learn this form of meditation. Note: Will not meet on October 30 and November 27.

Conecciones Latinx 
September 25, & October 23  |  7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  |  Fourth Wednesdays
Facilitated by Mariela Pérez Simons, Intern Minister
A group for Latinx members and friends of All Souls to connect, collaborate, and process our UU faith in Spanish (and/or Spanglish). We call into this space those who identify as Latinx.

Curious Conversations 
September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 13, & December 11  |  7:15 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Francia Allen
Foster strong and meaningful connections through one-on-one conversations guided to help find commonalities and learn about each other’s differences. 

End of Life | 1:1 with All Souls Life Decisions  
September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11  7:00 p.m.  |  2nd Wednesdays
Facilitated by All Souls Life Decisions Group
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. 

Flourish for People of Color
September 11, October 9, November 6, & December 11   |  7:00 p.m.  |  2nd Wednesdays
Facilitated by Mariela Pérez Simons, Intern Minister
Flourish is a sacred circle that centers the spiritual needs of people of color and promotes deep relationship-building, belonging, exquisite self-care, healing, cultivating delight/joy, embodied practices, liberation, empowerment, and vitality. We call into this space friends and members who identify as people of color. 

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again:
Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond 
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, and & November 6 7:00 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Claudia Arthrell
Because self expression is something that never stops, take this opportunity to explore your creativity, focus on unlocking your dreams, and design your future.

I’m a UU. Now What?  
September 25 & October 23  |  7:00 p.m.  Facilitated by Nicole Ogundare 
Whether you’ve been a member for one week, or 25 years, come get connected and plugged in with Membership Manager, Nicole Ogundare and the All Souls Ministers! There are many PATHS to stay connected to this beloved community and they are here to help you find yours.  

Japan to Jerusalem: Around the World by Mountain Bike with Rev. Marlin Lavanhar
September 11  |  7:00 p.m.  
Rev. Lavanhar will take you along with him on his three year around the world mountain bike odyssey. You do not really know Marlin until you watch him relive the adventure he took while in his twenties. You will travel over the Himalayas and into the homes, huts and haunts of desert nomads, Chinese cave-dwellers, Hindu Holy men, matrilineal tribes and through some of the roughest terrain and most beautiful scenery on earth. Through colorful stories and stunning photographs Marlin shares a contagious enthusiasm for the people and cultures of the world.  

Meet the Ministers 
7:00 p.m.  |  Dates and speakers below
Spend time with an All Souls minister and learn more about Unitarian Universalism, All Souls, and Love Beyond Belief! A different minister will lead each session.

September 25  |  Yadenee Hailu, Assistant Minister
October 23  |  Rev. Barbara Prose
November 13  |  Rev. Marlin Lavanhar & Carlton Pearson on the topic of Unicostalism 

Movies & Conversation  
Most Wednesdays  |  6:00 p.m.  |  Dates & Titles below
Watch meaningful movies that will show you another perspective, deepen your knowledge about a current issue, or feed your hunger for knowledge. If you or your group would like to host a movie and discussion, please email 

September 4 |  Loving hosted by REWIRE facilitators
September 25  |  But, I’m a Cheerleader hosted by LGBTQ+ Team

Mythic Journey for Men with Rev. Marlin Lavanhar 
September 25  |  7:00 p.m.
At the 2019 All Souls Men’s Retreat, Marlin began powerful storytelling with men that captured the imagination and took everyone deep into dialogue with one another. He will continue this mythic journey as part of our Wednesday Connections program. Open to all men and all who identify as male. Marlin says, “There are times when men need to be in dialogue together with other men because it offers a uniquely healing environment. The art of thinking mythologically has been lost in many ways. Come explore how Marlin weaves ancient stories and individual experiences of men in unforgettable ways.

Planning Your Own Memorial & More  
October 9 & 16  |  7:00 p.m.  Facilitated by Caroline Johnson
The first time your story has been told from beginning to end. Plan your memorial service now­—gather your thoughts, words, music, photographs and memories, with Caroline Johnson as your guide. First class will focus on your service; second class, on your obituary. 

Religious Naturalism 
November 20  |  7:00 p.m.  Facilitated by Mariela Pérez Simons, Intern Minister 
“A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.”—Carl Sagan. That “religion” has actually emerged, and it’s called Religious Naturalism. Join us for this introduction to Religious Naturalism, a compelling theological framework / spiritual orientation for twenty-first century Unitarian Universalists.  

Soulful Circles 
September 4, October 2, November 6 & December 4  7:00 p.m.  |  Led by Soulful Circle facilitators 
Invest time in your own spiritual growth and explore All Souls’ monthly theme 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! 

Write to the Heart of It 
September 25 & October 23  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Facilitated by Kate Starr  |  4th Wednesdays
Use the art of prose, poetry and comedy as forms of spiritual practice and discover truths that are both personal and universal, sacred and secular, profound and profane. 

Weekly  |  7:00 p.m.  |  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. 


Ongoing Wednesday Evening Spiritual Practices

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. 

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 at 5:30 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 5:30 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.