Sunday, February 23

Traditional & Contemporary with Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar
10 & 11:30 a.m.

The Point, Humanist Hour with Jan Peppler, Ph.D.
11:30 a.m.

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We need not worship alike to love alike.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church does not follow a particular doctrine or creed, but follows the Unitarian Universalist theology of radical acceptance and inclusiveness. Love and community are at the heart of each service. Ministers and guest speakers draw wisdom from the world’s religions, philosophy, literature, science, poetry and the natural world in order to deliver messages relevant to our times. 

Our covenant, a promise we make to each other, unifies All Souls members across a wide variety of perspectives and beliefs. It is spoken aloud at every service.

Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant, to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.

Sunday Messages

What Cake Would Jesus Bake?

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar,
10 a.m. Traditional
11:30 a.m. Contemporary

There is a long history of using the Bible to further discrimination. During the years of legalized slavery, many Christians used biblical explanations to justify their “right” to own slaves. Today religious freedom is, again, being weaponized as a tool of discrimination and political gain by those who want to deny the rights of LGBT people, women, Muslims, immigrants and others. As All Souls stands firmly on the side of freedom of religion, what do we have to say to those who are using such language in ways that harm others? As we continue to celebrate black history and our theme of “choosing freedom” let’s look to the past to see how we can live more freely and stand on the side of liberty in our own times. 

 

The World Needs Your Courage

Jan Peppler, Ph.D.
11:30 a.m. The Point, Humanist Hour

Courage isn’t reserved for the few. Every day we are each face the need to be courageous in both small and big ways. The courage to step up, to surrender, to do the right thing, to choose love over fear, and—perhaps scariest of all—the courage to be the person we are meant to be. This is what the world needs more than anything: You. Authentic, Courageous, You.

TRADITIONAL

10:00 a.m.   |   Sanctuary

A service with hymns, choirs, pipe organ and ministers in robes. 

Contemporary

11:30 a.m.   |   Sanctuary

A service with amplified music, drums and personal connection. 

The Point, Humanist Hour

11:30 a.m.   |   Emerson Hall

This service takes place in a more casual atmosphere and offers a non-theistic message. 

SUNDAY PROGRAMS

SUNDAY SALON | 9 to 10 a.m.

A weekly forum of current events inspired by news, trends, politics, government, economics, society, science, and technology. All opinions are respected, few questions are answered, and all answers are questioned. Facilitated discussion. Open to all.

Social Justice Speaks | 10 &11 a.m.

Learn about the programs and projects of our social justice groups and organizations in our community. Each week will highlight a different group, discussion or question in our journey to improve our community and our world. See the upcoming schedule on our Programs page.

 

SUNDAY CIRCLES | 10 to 11 a.m. & 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Conversational ministry with gently moderated discussion governed by commitment to our covenant. Ordinary words or themes are approached from a spiritual point of view. Each week, participants determine the topic for the following week’s conversation.

PATH TO MEMBERSHIP

Each series consists of 4 sessions.

Beginning on the first Sunday of the month: 
January and April  |  10 a.m.
February  |  11:30 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings:
February 19-March 11  |  7 p.m.

This four-part series introduces you to Unitarian Universalism, Love Beyond Belief and the meaning of membership.

Hear the modern-day stories that shape All Souls and how Unitarian Universalism intersects with the history of the United States, 20th Century humanism, and our vision for the future.

Learn more about becoming a member.

Joining Sundays | 1st & 2nd Sundays

First Sundays |  9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Second Sundays  |  12:30 p.m.

Meet with a minister and join the All Souls family.

Learn more about becoming a member.

Worship On Wednesdays (WOW) Chapel

Join us in an intimate service at 6:30 p.m. (September-May)

Live music and a short message, held in community, helps get you through the week.

Learn more about this Chapel and Wednesday Connections dinner and classes.

HISTORY TOURS

Travel through Tulsa as you hear stories about All Souls 99-year history. The History Tour is led by a minister or All Souls docent.

Click on date below to register: 
April 19  |  1 to 3 p.m. 

First come, first serve. 

SIMPLE GIFTS BUILDING TOURS

Walk through our building as you deepen your understanding of our many ministries and programs. Open closet doors! We promise to share some of our secrets and the meaning behind our Simple Gifts, Too painting.

View the calendar for upcoming dates and times. 

ALL SOULS READS with Rev. Gerald Davis

Second Sundays  |  1:30 to 3 p.m.
Third Wednesdays  |  7 p.m. 

All Souls Reads is a book discussion group which explores the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppression. You may attend either or both monthly book discussion groups. Pre-reading the selection is not a requirement. Books can be purchased at the All Souls Book Store. Sales support our Adult Programs.

January  |  Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler
February  |  Restorative Justice in Urban Schools: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline by Anita Wadhwa
March  |  Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo
April  |  Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
May 17  |  In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende *Note: not second Sunday

Children's & Youth

Our families are the heart of our church. Everyone is welcome.

We have professional teachers in all our classrooms, who are eager to welcome your child just as they are.

Our children’s and youth programs prepare our children for the world they will inherit; by nurturing their spiritual lives, encouraging religious exploration, ethical development, and community values.

All programs—for children, youth, and adults—promote learning and personal development by means of free inquiry, mutual respect, and responsible behavior.

Families check in together in the foyer or in the Family Room.

We have three, simple rules:
1. Do no harm in word or deed.
2. Respect yourself and all others.
3. Everyone gets to play and have their say.

Learn more about our Children’s and Youth Age Appropriate Programs and see what's happening this week in CYP!

 

2019-2020 Themes

September through May, our services are organized around nine themes which provide a shared focus—
giving our congregation the opportunity to gain greater clarity, meaning, and depth.

Sept: Fulfilling Vision  |  Oct: Overcoming Evil  |  Nov: Creating Covenant  |  Dec: Seeking God/Source  |  Jan: Saving Creation  |  Feb: Choosing Freedom  |  Mar: Whose Authority?  |  Apr: Risking Redemption  |  May: Just Mercy