Love is the Spirit of this Church & SERVICE is its Law.

At All Souls, service to the common good is our highest calling.
Here, you’ll find information about groups and teams you can serve through various volunteer and leadership roles and opportunities for care and connection.
Areas of opportunity include: Pastoral Care. Advocacy & Support. Social Justice.
Intercultural Work. Social Groups. Serving the Church.

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Pastoral Care

All Souls members receive pastoral care from our ministers and community.

To seek assistance from our pastoral care teams for yourself or another, contact one of the teams below.
Care Team: 24/7/365   |  (918) 724-8326 (TEAM)
To volunteer with one of our pastoral care teams or for more information, email

Care Team

The Care Team provides consistent and reliable pastoral care supporting our members spiritually and emotionally, 24/7.
Add the Care Team to your emergency call list for your family and the hospital.
Contact: 918.724.8326 (TEAM) or
Our Care Team is made up of members of the church community who have received lay pastoral care training. 

Friendly Souls

Friendly Souls supports members who may feel disconnected, by offering regular home visits.

Helping Souls

Helping Souls provide support for members in a variety of ways including transportation to doctor’s appointments, preparing meals or caring for pets while members are in the hospital, rehab, or recovering from an illness.

Life Decisions

The Life Decisions Team helps All Souls’ members prepare for death by providing information in various fields, including medicine, finances, counseling, hospice care and patients’ rights. Volunteers assist people understand and complete advance directives and other important end of life paperwork. Life Decisions works to educate and empower All Souls members and their families by providing up-to-date information in relevant fields as they define care priorities, navigate the health care system, and make vital decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Click here for online resources regarding Life Decisions and End of Life preparation.

Parish Nurses

Parish Nurses promote optimum health management of church members and their families by integrating spirituality with health education, counseling, referrals, and advocacy. Parish Nurses do not provide “hands on” acute or medical care.
Contact: or 918.743.2805 ext. 325

Shawl Ministry

The Shawl Ministry is a group of fiber artists who make a spiritual practice of creating shawls to give to people in our church community who are in need of comfort and solace. Members and friends infuse each shawl with positive intensions, prayers, hope, love, and healing. Completed shawls are blessed and sent along the way. We also make baby hats, blankets, booties and more. Knitters, crocheters, quilters and other fiber artists of all skill levels are welcome!

The Shawl Ministry is not meeting at this time. 


Spirit Song

Spirit Song offers the gift of song and spirit at the bedside of the dying. Singers and group leaders feel honored and grateful to be welcomed into a family’s intimate circle and to stand as loving witnesses to the sacred process of dying. We believe this practice is a step towards changing cultural attitudes and behaviors around death and dying. New singers are welcome.
Thursdays  |  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Advocacy & Support

All Souls Trekkers: Living Beyond Cancer

All Souls Trekkers supports cancer patients, survivors, and family to live beyond cancer through monthly educational sessions focused on self-advocacy and quality of life for all who are touched by cancer.
Wednesdays  |  5:30 pm  |  Zoom:

Diabetes Support Group

Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Join our free diabetes support group that is open to all! Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays on Zoom.

Healing and Holding Grief

Holding Grief Support Group
Meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month | 1-2:30 pm | Thoreau Lounge
“It was through the dark waters of grief that I came to touch my unlived life… there is some strange intimacy between grief and aliveness, some sacred exchange between what seems unbearable and what is most exquisitely alive.” 

Grief is all around us and within us. Who hasn’t suffered a loss of some kind? Loved ones, relationships, careers, dreams, and so on. Grief is a normal and natural part of life and yet we seldom learn what grief is all about and how to honor its sacred calling to healing and growth. In this program, we will explore  grief and loss through personal sharing, support, and education about the grief process. 

Facilitated by Chad V. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Relations
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Oklahoma
Licensed Psychologist (Health Service Provider) 

NAMI Family Support Group

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group support for the family members of a person with severe mental illness.

1st Thursday | 7 pm via Zoom
Contact to get Zoom access:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Group

Support for prostate cancer patients and survivors.

social Justice

One way we love beyond belief into action is through our work for justice in the larger community.
All Souls members are currently working toward justice in areas including advocacy with our local interfaith partners, international human rights work, anti-racism, poverty and hunger, criminal justice, environmental issues, homelessness, housing, LGBTQ rights, education, and reproductive justice.

All Souls Justice Council

The Justice Council works to coordinate all of the justice programs at All Souls with delegates from each group serving on the Council.

Meetings are open to any All Souls members; for dates and times, send a message to

All Souls International

All Souls International is the umbrella group for the Sienna Project, Sheila’s Circle, and our Partner Church teams.

Sienna Project

The Sienna Project builds schools in indigent Mayan villages in the Guatemala highlands in honor of the Lavanhar’s late daughter Sienna.
For more information ,contact Dianne Rusher at

Sheila’s Circle

Offers the opportunity to learn more about economic justice by supporting women with cottage businesses in Guatemala.

Contact for more information.

Partner Church

All Souls has a partnership with a Unitarian church in Énlaka, a beautiful Unitarian village in the hills of Romania. Our membership is enriched by this relationship and our cultural exchanges and visits.

For more information, contact

All Souls ACTION

Allied Communities of Tulsa Inspiring Our Neighborhoods.
ACTION All Souls works within the ACTION coalition for an engaged, equitable community where all people have power to influence public decisions. We identify and explore the challenges affecting our city by listening to people, researching issues, strategizing for change, and standing together in solidarity.

All Souls is a member institution of ACTION Tulsa. Learn more at

Community Resource Bank (CRB)

The CRB responds to food insecurity by distributing food to our partner schools and partner agencies.

Meets many times each month. The CRB is a proud partner agency of Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Criminal Justice League

The All Souls Criminal Justice League works to transform the Tulsa criminal justice system to a restorative model and to identify, support and partner with agencies in Tulsa City/County that address criminal justice issues.

If you’d like to learn more or to help, you can email

Green Team

Green Team works toward environmental justice by supporting Earth-friendly practices in our church and community.


Work with community partners, represent All Souls at Tulsa Pride, address LGTBQ+ issues, and participate in LGTBQ+ events.
Events throughout the church year

Partners In Education (PIE)

Partners In Education offers opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of students in our partner schools.

Volunteers needed to sign up to be a positive and caring person in the lives of Tulsa students. Email to get started as a volunteer!

PIE makes a difference in children’s lives by actively supporting the children, families, and staff at our partner schools: Unity Learning Academy and Monroe Demonstration Academy. Volunteer opportunities include special projects and enrichment activities with children such as: lunch or reading buddies, math tutors, field trip chaperones and drivers, volunteers, and class aids. Contact:

PIE Volunteer Opportunities

Please note:  All volunteers must have a completed Background Questionnaire (required yearly for anyone volunteering  in TPS.) on file at the school site.
To help with these opportunities, please email

Monroe Academy

  • READING BUDDIES – 45 minutes a week.
  • INCENTIVE STORE CLERKS, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., two Fridays a month.

Contact to help out at Monroe! 

Unity Volunteer Opportunities Galore!    
  • A NEW CHAPTER OF READING BUDDIES – “Walk to Read” small-group sessions with a volunteer, 30 minutes minimum, once a week. Training required.
  • ARTS CHAPERONES: Go to an arts event once a month with students for Any Given Child productions. Meet them at the venue.
  • A NEW TWIST INCENTIVE STORE: Help students cash in their earned Kindness Coupons at a table in the foyer. Weekly. 60 minutes.

If you would like to take advantage of one of these opportunities, contact Jenny Clyde, All Souls’ Unity coordinator,

Refugee Relief Team

This new, globally oriented human rights initiative was formed in September 2021 in response to the influx of 1800+ Afghan refugees being resettled in Oklahoma following a chaotic closure of the Afghanistan war. In anticipation of additional refugees from other countries, this team adjusted its scope to become inclusive of refugees from any country looking to resettle in the greater Tulsa area. As we assist refugees in transitioning their lives in Tulsa, this program has high potential to naturally expand into immigration advocacy supporting their path towards US citizenship.
To get involved with projects, email


Reproductive Justice

All Souls Reproductive Justice team works to ensure that all people have the power and resources to make sexual and reproductive health decisions with self-determination. We support body autonomy, sex education, contraception, healthcare, and creating the families we want.

Voting is Power

Voting is Power (ViP) engages and empowers potential voters at All Souls, in Tulsa, and in communities across the country that are impacted by voter suppression. We do this through Voter Education, Voter Mobilization/Registration efforts, outreach to targets of voter suppression in other states through our partner organizations and building coalitions with other organizations in Tulsa. The ViP group serves as a broad gathering place for all who are interested in at least one area of voting rights and who want to learn more, and our committee structure also allows for more detailed planning in groups for those with narrower focus.
Keep informed and get involved by emailing or joining the our UU the Vote-All Souls Tulsa Facebook Group!

social connection

Day Alliance

Day Alliance offers closer fellowship and cooperation through monthly luncheon meetings and programs of current interest. Its members aid in service to the church and community, particularly through Memorial receptions. Membership is open to all members and friends of All Souls by payment of annual dues according to the bylaws.
Day Alliance is our longest-standing group, originally formed in 1921 as the Women’s Alliance! Day Alliance is open to all. Join them for lunch and special programs that are engaging, fun, and educational.

Third Thursdays  |  11:30 am

Friday Night Adventurers (FNA)

FNA meets most Fridays for dinner, adventure, and deeper connection and friendship. Contact Rick for the location.
Weekly  |  Location and time varies. Facilitated by Rick Gardner
Contact: or call 918.706.5945


Work with community partners, represent All Souls at Tulsa Pride, address LGTBQ+ issues, and participate in LGTBQ+ events.
Events throughout the church year.

Men of All Souls Group

The mission of this group is to create and foster a strong organization for men, those who identify as men, 17 and older, and are interested in men’s issues. Events and meet ups throughout the year.

The men’s group meets on Zoom each Tuesday evening at 7 pm, with hybrid meetings the first Tuesday of the month. Zoom:

Supper Club

Supper Club offers monthly potluck events and lively conversation.
Second Saturdays in the evenings. Hosted in member’s homes.
Contact: Jennifer Lawrence,

Unitarian Universalist Parents (UUPs)

UUPs is parents, grandparents, and caregivers working together to support each other. Activities include retreats, social action, the events for the whole family.
Meeting times and events to be announced.

Women of All Souls

The Women of All Souls group hosts events for women to be together, learn from each other, and grow as a community.
Engage with others on women’s issues, interests, creative expressions, social justice, and share in the ups and downs we all experience. Open to all who identify as women, gender non-conforming, and all ages. Facilitated by Quanah Scoggins,

The women’s group meets the second Tuesday of each month on Zoom at

Young at Heart

Young at Heart provides opportunities for mostly retired men and women to have lunch together, socialize over games, and stay current on church events and the community. All ages are welcome. Meets 1st Thursdays with lunch at 11:30 and games at 1 pm. Facilitated by Lynne Bootes, 909-730-7137


Serving the Church

Support the church with your time and talents.

Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to the church and help further our work of love beyond belief.


Help produce and broadcast our services.
Tell the stories of All Souls and the UU faith! Opportunities for writers, photographers, and more.

Book Store

The Book Store supports the church operating fund by offering access to books and other materials for the membership that reflect the diversity of All Souls. Inventory is determined by the Book Store volunteers as well as recommendations from the All Souls staff and members. We pride our selections by All Souls authors.
Contact: Dale Watts or email

Building & Repair Team

Thursdays | 10 am | All Souls
Work on a variety of projects to beautify and repair our church building. All experience levels welcome. Contact Jerry Burleson,

Children’s & Youth Programs

Teach and assist in our Children’s & Youth Religious Education classes K through high school. Children’s and Youth volunteers must complete a background check and have been involved with the church for a minimum of six months.

Garden & Grounds Team

Grounding in the Garden (Open to all!)
Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, & 4th)  |  Starting at 8 am | 50° or above
1st Wednesday Garden Planning  | 1:30 pm, Room120
All are welcome to join the Garden Team for gardening and planning each month. On gardening days, come prepared to get your hands dirty as we beautify our grounds and gardens! Direction and tools provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own. On planning days, bring your ideas and learn from our garden team, including horticulturalist, Terry Lastinger. Contact Kathy Hinkle for questions or more information.

We welcome past Garden Committee members and brand-new folks! The Garden Team is great for those who have downsized in their lives and no longer garden at home, who enjoy being in nature and sharing what they can do, to those with little or no experience but who enjoy learning by doing and have a lifetime of gardening ahead. And, just as important, those who may no longer be able to do the physical activity but will share their ideas and assist with tasks such as Record Keeping, Garden Book, and Tracking Donations!

We have a remarkable teacher, retired TCC Horticulture instructor, Terry Lastinger as well as the hands-on assistance from the Building & Grounds staff.

Memorial Garden & Pet Memorial Featured In Tulsa Pets

In January 2024, Tulsa Pets Magazine featured our memorial garden and recently dedicated pet memorial in their magazine! Click here to read the article.

Generosity Committee

Vision: To change lives for the better through the generosity of the Church.
Mission: Encourage and guide intelligent giving to support positive change predominantly locally, then considers state, national and international depending on priority.
Contact to inquire about joining this committee or to learn more.

In December 2004, All Souls members voted to model generosity, abundance, and possibility by giving our entire Sunday collections to agencies or programs supporting work or issues important to our congregation. The Board of Trustees commissioned a standing committee, the Generosity Committee, to work with the ministerial staff and Worship Team to develop a process for identifying possible recipients.

Memorial Guild

Our Memorial Guild members support our ministers in doing the sacred work of honoring loved ones who have passed. Contact Randy Lewis at to learn more or to sign up.

Shuttle Drivers

Shuttle guests to church on Sunday mornings and for special events. Serve the church by driving the shuttle by singing up for for one shift a month or more. Shuttle drivers must be insured, have a valid drivers liscense and be at least 25.

Welcoming Souls

Be a smiling face and welcome visitors, as a greeter, usher at Sunday services, assistant with Wednesday Connections, and help make memorials and life events memorable as part of our Welcoming Souls team!

Welcoming souls under the Membership Department is considered the ‘face of the church’. We welcome all who enter the church as well as those who attend on Zoom and Facebook. We support the Church with Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Desk attendants, Docents, Service Chat Hosts, Pre/Post Service Chat Hosts, Facebook Chat Host, assistance to the Ministers, and programs for visitors and new members.

 Being a Welcoming Souls is a great way to get to know our members.