Mothers’ Day Flower Communion

Join us Sunday, May 12, for our annual Mothers’ Day Flower Communion. Bring a flower from your garden to share with the congregation and take another flower home with you. This beautiful tradition was started by Rev. Dr. Norbert Capek and his wife, Rev. Maya Capek, in 1923 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. When the Nazis took control of Prague in 1940, they found Rev. Capek’s message of the inherent worth and beauty of every human person to be dangerously subversive. Rev. Capek was sent to the concentration camp at Dachau, where he was killed the next year. We celebrate the Flower Communion not only as a way to symbolize the beauty of our diversity, but also to help us remember that we must keep working for human freedom, equality, worth and dignity as Rev. Capek did.

Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 19, when our next Congregational Meeting will take place at 10:50 am, immediately following the 10 am service in the Sanctuary. We will be voting to elect new Board of Trustees members, so it’s important that all voting members attend. Be looking for our Annual Report which will be posted soon!

Be Prepared for Stormy Weather

That time of year is upon is, when severe weather can happen at any time. We want to keep you safe when you’re with us at All Souls.

Things to Know:

  • Storm sirens are audible from Emerson Hall and throughout the building. Be alert for sirens during inclement weather.
  • The primary storm shelter is located in the main hallway next to the Sanctuary, where the program bulletin boards are found.
  • The secondary storm shelter is located on the bottom floor, in the “Big Bang” hallway that leads to the Sponge Room and Presidents’ Room.

Together, we’ll weather whatever Mother Nature sends our way!

Get Involved

Join one of the committees that makes All Souls happen! All meetings take place in the Alliance Room.

  • Adults Programs Exploration Committee: Wednesday, May 1 | 6 pm
  • Children’s Program Exploration Committee: Wednesday, May 8 | 6pm
  • Youth Program Exploration Committee: Wednesday, May 15 | 6 pm

Please RSVP for childcare and pizza to Shannon Boston at

Ways to connect this month

  • Young At Heart Lunch and Games:
    Thursday, May 2 | 11:30 am | Alliance Room | Games at 1 pm | Family Room (in the Religious Education wing).
    This friendly group meets from September to June for lunch, fellowship, and friendly table games. Contact Lynn Bootes at for more information.
  • Grounding in the Garden:
    Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we beautify our grounds and gardens! As always, you are welcome to volunteer in the garden at a time/day that works for you. For information, contact Kathy Hinkle at
  • UUPs (Unitarian Universalist Parents) Touchstones:
    Sundays | 11 am | Thoreau Lounge.
    Join parents and caregivers to discuss current family topics/ issues, ask questions, and find support. Open to parents and caregivers with kids of any age, and parents-to-be!
  • Day Alliance:
    Thursday, May 16 | 11:30 am | Emerson Hall.
    Day Alliance offers fellowship, fun and learning through monthly luncheon meetings and programs that cover a wide variety of topics. Contact to learn more or to reserve your seat.
  • All Souls Reads with Rev. Gerald Davis:
    Sunday, May 19 | 1:30 pm | In person or online at
    All Souls Reads is a book discussion group that explores the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppressive circumstance. May’s selection is Above Ground by Clint Smith.

More in May

  • Volunteer Appreciation: Our volunteers are the backbone of our church, and we look forward to honoring you with a party in May! Details TBA.
  • Graduation Sunday: Graduates, wear your cap and gown on Sunday, May 19 as we celebrate you!
  • Building Closed: Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Wednesday Community Connections

We’re taking off the month of May, but Wednesday Community Connections returns June 5 for six weeks of summer classes! What activities do you want to do? Which classes do you want to lead? Let’s get together to discuss! Contact Quanah Scoggins at

Summer classes run June 5 – July 10: Chapel will be open for meditation starting at 6:30 pm, and classes are from 7 – 8:30 pm. Beverages and tables will be available in Emerson Hall beginning at 5:30 for folks to bring and share dinners.

Register your spot for Camp OlympUUs this summer at Camp starts June 17-21 from 12:30pm-4:30pm.Join Us This Summer for Camp OlympUUs!

All Souls Summer Camp for Campers (entering 1st-6th), Mini Campers (pre-K through kinder) and Junior Councilors (entering 7th-12th) will take place Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm each day. Learn about mythology, practice archery, make togas, and many other fun, educational, and creative activities. Cost for Campers and Mini-Campers: $100; for Junior Councilors: $50. Scholarships available for members-in need and volunteers. Contact Shannon for more info: