Wednesday Connections

Wednesday Connections

September-November | January-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 is available for children, 5th grade and younger, for adults attending Wednesday Connections activities   |   5:30-8:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

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.

$10 Adults, $5 kids, ages 4 to 11 (Ages 3 and under free), $25 Family


6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Chapel

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 2017

Wednesday Connections classes and spiritual practices to engage the whole person – body, mind and spirit. 

Artists Atelier: Open Studio
Weekly starting September 20
This year, the Artists Atelier will feature 4 to 6 different art projects to satisfy your creative juices. Scheduled so far is Bottle Slumping, Dia de los Muertos, a community mosaic and arts and crafts. 

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All Souls Reads Book Discussion
Facilitated by Rev. Gerald Davis 
October 11, November 15, December 6 
Also offered on the Second Sunday of the month. Refer to Sunday Classes and Discussion groups for book selections listed on page 10 of your Adult Programs Handbook.

All Souls Reads selects books which explore the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppressive circumstances. 

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Cinema 

November 8   |   An intercultural movie. Hosted by REWIRE 

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Everyday Spiritual Practices
Facilitated by Nicole Ogundare and friends  
Weekly starting September 20 
Are you spiritual but not religious? Looking for a practice? Experience everyday practices to how to deepen your sense of inner peace and explore paths to enlightenment for yourself and others. 

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Introduction to Redefining Masculinity 
Preview the “Redefining Masculinity” project of the All Souls Men’ Group. This series of 9 discussion sessions for those who identify as men, is intended to inform, evaluate, empower and mobilize to promote healthy and respectful social norms. The full series will begin in January, 2018.  

November 8   |   What Women Experience: A Panel of All Souls Women Speak   |   Facilitated by Bill Westcott. 

Monthly Theme Talks With Minsters
Facilitated by All Souls Ministers  

November 1: Forgiveness
December 6: Hope

Each month our ministers will share their views and invite discussion on our church-wide themes. 

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Soulful Circle Samplers 
November 15 
Soulful Circle is a spiritual practice to assist your spiritual growth. The small groups promote deeper connections and understanding and are a powerful way to experience love be-yond belief through the gift of one another’s presence and connection soul to soul. 

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Best of TED Talks
Facilitated by Roni Jackson-Kerr  
Weekly 
Participants will view a TED Talk and discuss how the talk relates to their lives. The class will determine the topic for the following week. 

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Writer’s Workshop
Facilitated by Katja Blum 
Weekly starting September 20 
A creative writing class exploring a variety of writing prompts and inspirational exercises. You will create roadmaps for turning inspiration into a piece of prose or poetry. Weekly workshop attendance is helpful but not required.

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From Masks to True Self 
Facilitated by Nattasha Bogdanov– Ordained Interfaith Minister
October 11 to November 15 
Ancient wisdom teaches that we respond to childhood trauma in 5 defined defense systems which affect our behavior, self-expression and the shape of our physical body. This class will explore how to release these to be-come our true selves.  

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OWL
Facilitated by Steven Williams and Karyn Fox
October 18 to November 15 
Registration is required by October 11. Register here
$25 for All Souls Members / $50 for non-members  
This introduction to Sexuality Education for Adults explores sexuality through individual’s values and experiences. Strengthen communication skills and increase your under-standing of healthy relationships, sexual diversity, and sexuality throughout the life cycle.

October 18   |   Workshop One: Sexuality and Values 

October 25   |   Workshop Two: Sexuality and Communication 

November 1   |   Workshop Three: Sexuality and Spirituality 

November 8   |   Workshop Four: Discovering the Sexual Self 

November 15   |   Workshop Five: Experiencing the Sexual Other 

Starting in November

Hymnal 101 
Facilitated by Susan Swatek 
November 1, 8, and 15 
Do you read ahead when you're singing a hymn to see if you agree with the lyrics? Unitarian Universalism places value on the written words in the Holy Books of the world’s religions, but UU’s do not have a unifying Holy Book. What do we have? The UU hymnal. Come learn about “our” Good Book and its evolution. 

Starting in December

Holiday Memorial Chapel 
December 13   |   6:30 to 7:15 
Honor your loved ones who have died in the last year. The Holiday Memorial Chapel holds space for our family & friends who are no longer with you. If you would like the name of your loved on to be read during the memorial Chapel, please call the church office by Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. 


 

REWIRE 
$40 All Souls members / $75 non-members 
REWIRE is a racial identify group for white people to unlearn racism. Participants explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice over 10 months. 
Sign up for 2018 REWIRE Group. 

Contact Paula Vella at execassist@allsoulschurch.org

SHADZ
Shadz (Formerly Mosaic) is a racial identity group for people of color which equips participants with tools to effectively challenge racism and develop allies across racial lines. 
Sign up for 2018 SHADZ Group. 
Contact Paula Vella at execassist@allsoulschurch.org

 

 

 


 

Ongoing Wednesday Evening Spiritual Practices

Yoga
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 sboston@allsoulschurch.org, 918.743.2805, ext. 321, or Paula Vella, Adult Programs Coordinator, at pvella@allsoulschurch.org,  918.743.2805, ext. 223.