Wednesday Connections

Wednesday Connections

January-April  |  September-November

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:
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.

3rd Wednesday’s WOW Chapel are intentionally intergenerational and will feature stories and songs on a social justice theme. 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.



Adult Program Classes Spring 2019

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.

A Call to Spiritual Action (NEW!)
February 27, March 13, and April 10 
Facilitated by Nattasha Bogdanova, Interfaith Minister

What is the connection between “being spiritual” and helping to heal the world of suffering? Regardless of cultural, educational, and financial differences, we all have two things in common: we all suffer, and we all have the potential to help relieve the pain of others. Heed the call of healing!

Art in the Atelier  |  Community Mosaic 
January 16 to April 17
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
February 6; April 10
Facilitated by Heartwood Commons
Cohousing is a community that values connection, health and wellness, acceptance, diversity, fun and support. Each person owns their own home while supporting one another through life changes. Heartwood Commons is a 55+ cohousing community to be built in Tulsa with designs beginning in February.

Death at any Age (NEW!)
April 17
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Clark and Life Decisions
Knowing about death from a developmental perspective can aid us to help those who are dying, or the loved ones of those who are dying.

Dementia Friendly Tulsa (NEW!)
April 10 
Presented by John and Susan Dornblaser

Dementia Friendly Tulsa teaches simple and proven best practices for our church and community to be more inclusive of people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers.

Empty Bowls
Make a difference, make a bowl. Each bowl will be auctioned off at our annual Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit our Community Resource Bank.

End of Life | 1:1 with All Souls Life Decisions
January 30, February 13, March 13, and April 10
Meet with All Souls Life Decisions, 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 your documents. 

Everyday Spiritual Practices
Facilitated by Nicole Ogundare and friends
Come, come, whoever you are! Everyday Spiritual Practices creates space to dwell together in peace, seek the truth in love, and help one another by strengthening connections while deepening your personal understanding and growth.  

Great Decisions
January 30 to April 10, except March 20
America’s largest discussion group on world affairs, modeled on the Great Decision 2019 Briefing Book.  Participants read a fact sheet on each of the eight topics, watch a video and discuss critical global issues facing America today.

How Brains Learn
January 30, March 6
Facilitated by Ken Siedel

The act of teaching is interesting, but the act of learning is profound. Youth entering today’s and tomorrow’s job market need skill sets for a future not defined by the past. How to equip brains for the future is a task worth considerable consideration. Join us for this in-depth challenging adventure to expand your understanding as to how brains learn to learn. 

Meet the Minister
January 16, February 13, March 13, April 17
Spend time with an All Souls minister and learn more about Unitarian Universalism, All Souls, and Love Beyond Belief! Either Rev. Marlin Lavanhar or Rev. Barbara Prose will lead each session. 

Renegotiating Relationships: An Interactive Experience for couples and partners.  
March 13 & 27  |  7:00 p.m.  
Carmen White Janak and Tim Janak will introduce their upcoming 8-week interactive experience for couples and partners who want to go deeper developing their relationship and aligning their goals and dreams. 

The WHY of Social Justice: How UUs understand and act on the call to build “heaven on earth.”
January 23 to February 27
Facilitated by All Souls ACTION

We will focus our thinking by reading and discussing The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice (2nd Ed) by Richard S. Gilbert. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about the justice work of All Souls. Please commit to completing the reading before each session. 

What a Long, Strange Trip It Has Been (NEW!)
February 20 and 27, March 6, 20, and 27, and April 3 
Facilitated by Pastoral Care Chaplain, Steven Williams

This six-part film series opens discussion of the history and theology of Unitarian Universalism from the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism.

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.


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 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.