Sunday, February 16

Throwback Sunday with Rev. Prose in Traditional  |  10 a.m.
Contemporary with Carlton Pearson  |  11:30 a.m.
The Point with Rev. Marlin Lavanhar  |  11:30 a.m.

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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

City of Light

Rev. Barbara Prose,
Throwback to Rev. John B. Wolf
10 a.m. Traditional 

In an election year, 32 years ago, John Wolf preached this sermon and said, “If the people of this country do not feel manipulated, if their basic instincts for fair play and for justice are not confounded, then something ominous has to have happened. Human nature being what it is, as Emerson says, we have a natural affinity for truth. But we smother those natural instincts when we are so offended by what we hear being said that we despair that anything we do makes any difference, that the truth doesn’t matter, that the powers that be are in control and the ends justify the means. And when no one rises up to challenge the offenses, apathy can turn to bitterness. And bitterness easily turns to hate.” 

Sound familiar? 

Join me this President’s Day weekend, to hear how John found his way, from there, or here—back to faith, hope and love—back to freedom, reason and tolerance. 

We have lived through perilous times before. No one said it better than the poet Langston Hughes, who John quotes in this sermon. 

We the people must redeem America. We the people must redeem the land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The mountains and the endless plain.  

All, all the stretch of these great states. And the faith, the great faith we have lost—and make America America again!” 


Free at Last and Freedom that Lasts!

Carlton D. Pearson
11:30 a.m. Contemporary

As an African American who is approaching my 67th year on the planet— and in light of the very dark history of people of color in this country and the sad and senseless pain of the past—I realize more than ever the importance of owning my personal and powerful freedom to choose my attitude, responses and reactions toward my intrinsic and innate sense and source of freedom. Everything is consciousness and consciousness is not defined by or confined to circumstances. Attitude determines altitude!  

Freedom Fights

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar
11:30 a.m. The Point, Humanist Hour

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” These words from Fredrick Douglass seem quite fitting for the current state of the American republic. We are a county that was founded on the principle of freedom and yet freedom, and its synonym liberty, have often been a source of conflict and confusion throughout the American experiment in democracy.  

Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is celebrated on Monday, once wrote: “We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.” Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass were both fighting for the freedom of people to be able to benefit from their own labor. Their opponents were fighting for the freedom to benefit from someone else’s labor. Despite their diametrically opposing definitions and goals, each side claimed to be fighting for freedom. As a community of free-thinkers we can learn a lot from this history about the nature of our own freedom today. Join me as we continue to explore this month’s theme of Choosing Freedom and celebrate Black History Month in a way that uplifts and enlightens us all. 


10:00 a.m.   |   Sanctuary

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


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 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.


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.


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: 
February 9  |  1 to 3 p.m.
April 19  |  1 to 3 p.m.

First come, first serve. 


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