Programs


FAMILY, CHILDREN’S & YOUTH PROGRAMS

The mission of the All Souls Family, Children’s and Youth Programs is to foster the lifelong exploration of religious thought and values through a program that promotes spiritual development by means of free inquiry, mutual respect, and responsible behavior.

2023-2024 Children’s & Youth Registration

We are creating innovative, safe, and meaningful programs for all ages, and it is important that each family register annually for these programs. Children and youth who attend regularly build deeper connections, and derive greater benefits from their lessons and shared community. Please keep us up to date on your information so that we can share the same with you!

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ASK: All Souls Kids

Dive in to our interactive space where you can learn what All Souls has to offer our children and youth. Learn about the who, what, when, and how of All Souls Kids!

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Church Out of the Box

You can still be a part of All Souls even if you are joining us from home! Watch your favorite service online for the Story for All Ages & check out our interactive, online space to engage children on our Google classroom, allsoulschurch.org/ask.

Church out of the Box! Shannon Boston invites you to our online family chapel experience with hymns, songs, prayer, and children’s story! Watch ON DEMAND on our YouTube Playlist!

Middle School, High School & Coming of Age

Middle School
In middle school we focus on increasing our understanding of ourselves and each other, exploring, embracing and celebrating our diversity with the curriculum “Crossing Paths” which is built on inter-faith engagement while focusing on UU identity formation.

Coming of Age
In Coming of Age, our 9th graders learn about themselves, belief systems and UU history to develop their own Credo, which they deliver to the congregation on Coming of Age Sunday in the Spring after their pilgrimage to Boston.

High School
Our high school youth meet throughout the year to discuss the theme of the month and current events in an all-inclusive environment. They focus on what is important to them with an innate interest in Community Service, Social Action, World Religions, Racial, Cultural, Religious, and Environmental Justice issues, along with finding their own spark as they discover the world around them.

Youth Sunday
One Sunday a year, we entrust our high school youth with creating a Youth Sunday service. The youth will create, select, and perform every bit of the service; from music to prayer to our Seniors sharing their sermons. This inspiring service will fill you with hope.

Because we are a church that aspires to Love Beyond Belief, ASK does not privilege any particular religious beliefs or truth claims. Instead, we present children with a wide range of stories and ideas from different cultures and traditions including Unitarian Universalist teachings and the world’s religions. We engage parents  with their children’s faith formation through cooperative work in the program, offering classes and discussion groups geared to supporting their role as religious educators, and providing opportunities for adults to continue to learn and grow as well.

OWL: Our Whole Lives

OWL’s comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality. Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.

K, 1st & 2nd Grade
Mandatory Parent Meeting: January 22, 2023, 11:30-12:30 pm in the Thoreau Lounge
Class meets Sundays, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm, eight Sundays, between January 29 and April 5
Cost: Members = $25 (scholarships for members are available if needed)
Not-yet-members = $75  

7th-9th Grade
Mandatory Parent Meeting: February 1 from 6:30 – 8 pm in Room 129
Class meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, ten Wednesdays, between February 8 and April 26
Cost: Members = $75 (scholarships for members are available if needed)
Yet-to-be-members = $175 (yes, it’s steep, but well, well worth it

For more information or to get on the list, please email Shannon Boston.

POP! Parents of Pre-Schoolers

What is POP?
POP (Parents of Preschoolers) is an easy video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism and designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5.
By engaging with POP videos, parents and caregivers will learn to understand their child’s spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see themselves as spiritual teachers 

How does POP work?
Each month, three short videos and worksheets will be shared with registered families.  Enjoy working through the month’s videos and worksheet content at your own pace. At the end of the month, we’ll gather on Zoom with All Souls Religious Educator Shannon Boston, and fellow-parents and caregivers to check in and share what you have learned and experienced. The schedule of the monthly zoom will be determined by the group.

September 2021: Family Culture: What do we value?, Show & Tell, Doing together

October 2021: Living with Preschoolers: A Deeper Meaning, Patterns, Methods of Connection

November 2021: Building Rituals: The Elements of CALM, A CALM Ritual, Finding your CALM

December 2021: Storytelling: Tell Me Again, Your Sacred Stories, Once Upon A Time  

January 2022: At the Table: Why We Gather, Questions, We Are Makers   

February 2022: Let’s Play: Pete and Repeat, Light Bright, Imagine This

March 2022: Sleep Tight: The Witching Hour, Comfort and Connection, Say the Magic Words

April 2022: Teaching and Learning: Who Were You; Eat, Play, Rest, How to Be

May 2022: What’s Next?: Reflecting, To Be Continued, Onward

 

UUPs - Unitarian Universalist Parents

This lively group supports parents and caregivers from pregnancy through empty nest with monthly meetings, educational opportunities and community activities. For information contact sboston@allsoulschurch.org or visit allsoulschurch.org/programs/church-of-play.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Programs—including Wednesday Connections classes, Sunday discussion groups, and special events—are intentional, inclusive, and inspiring. We strive to cultivate a community of people who lead in all aspects of their lives, and to be living “beacons” for religious freedom, We encourage personal growth, diversity, and justice in our community and beyond.

All Souls Reads with Rev. Gerald Davis

All Souls Reads
Select Sundays | 1:30 p.m. | allsouls.me/asr
All Souls Reads is a book discussion group that explores the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppressive circumstance. Rev. Gerald Davis facilitates each month. 

Upcoming Discussions

November 12, 2023 – Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
January 14, 2024 – On Repentance and Repair by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
March 10, 2024 – Brotherless Night by V.V. Ganeshananthan
May 19, 2024 – Above Ground – by Clint Smith

Past discussions

September 10, 2023—The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
March 12, 2023—Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
May 7, 2023—The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
January 8, 2023—Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James
November 13, 2022—All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack,  A Black Family Keepsake by Toya Miles
September 11, 2022—Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
April 10, 2022—The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans and How We Can Fix It by Dorothy A. Brown
March 13, 2022—Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet and How We Fight Back by Kate Aronoff
February 13, 2022—Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir by Ursula Burns
January 9, 2022—The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
December 19, 2021—Black Bottom Saints: A Novel by Alice Randall
November 14, 2021—Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin DiAngelo
October 10, 2021—Breathe: A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry

All books are available at Fulton Street Books & Coffee. Support your local Black-owned and operated businesses! https://bookshop.org/shop/fultonstreet

REWIRE & SHADZ: Racial Identity Work
REWIRE & SHADZ: RACIAL IDENTITY WORK

Shādz
5-month series meets on Zoom, 7 to 8:30 pm!
Shādz meets twice monthly and is a racial identity group for people of color which equips participants with tools to effectively challenge racism and develop allies across racial lines. Led by trained Shādz facilitators Dorothy Checotah, Jeenee Lee, and Carlos Moreno.

Shādz cost & registration
Sponsor $50: includes additional donation to support those in financial need to participate.
Sustainer $25: Base costs for program.
Supporter, no fee: participate in and support the program.

To register for Shādz email Corey Smith, csmith@allsoulschurch.org.

Spring 2023 meeting schedule
March 2, 16 & 30
April 13 & 27
May 11 & 25
June 8 & 22
July 6 & 20

REWIRE
Led by trained Rewire facilitators
8-month series, first Mondays on Zoom, 6 to 7:30 pm
Rewire is a racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism. In this new iteration, explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice.

REWIRE cost & registration
All Souls Members: $75
Yet-to-be Members: $150
Scholarships based on need available for members only. Become a member here.

To register for REWIRE, email Shannon Boston, sboston@allsoulschurch.org.

  • REWIRE 1: In small groups, meeting monthly, over an 8 month period, participants are invited to explore their own racial identity formation, break through conditioned ways of perceiving, feeling and thinking about race, and begin exploring how to be effective allies for racial justice.  
  • REWIRE 2: In small groups, meeting monthly, over an 8 month period, participants continue the exploration of their own racial identity formation, learn to use their own stories as teaching tools and embrace being effective allies for racial justice in their daily lives.   
  • REWIRE Facilitator Training: Participating in REWIRE is a way to unlearn and uproot racism, personally and systemically.  Thanks to the increased demand, we have been focused on training facilitators and are very proud of our new 6-hour facilitator training module. 
    • The price for the Facilitator Training is $150 for All Souls Tulsa or Everywhere Members and Friends and $250 for non-members. Scholarships are possible for members and friends, so please apply.

Learn more about REWIRE at rewireinfo.org.

Sunday Circle

Sundays  |  3 p.m.  |  Register to join: bit.ly/sundaycircle
Members Joe Nurre & Dan Piazzola moderate this conversational ministry from a spiritual point of view, governed by a commitment to our covenant.

Sunday Salon

Sundays  |  9 a.m.  |  Register to join: bit.ly/asucsundaysalon
Member Joe Nurre moderates this weekly forum on current events. All opinions are respected, few questions are answered, and all answers are questioned.

UU Wellspring

UU Wellspring, a small, committed group, creates space for deep listening, daily spiritual practice, deeper understanding of UU history and theology, living your faith, and spiritual companionship. Next Wellspring group begins Fall 2023.

Wednesday Connections

Fall Schedule: September 28-November 16, 2022
Chapel & Classes are online, in person, or both! Connect with others online via Zoom!

Here’s a full list of classes and descriptions.

Teach a class or make a suggestion!
If you have an idea for a class, would like to take a specific class, or would love to lead a class, contact Shannon Boston, sboston@allsoulschurch.org.

Wednesday Connections classes are for adults & are free!
Childcare offered from 7 to 8:30 pm.

 

INTERCULTURAL WORK

Join the movement to unlearn and uproot racism, personally and systemically.      

As we become more racially conscious as a congregation and a country, you may be feeling it’s time for you to engage.
If so, please consider signing up for REWIRE, a racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism or connecting with other people of color around racial identity in our Shādz program 

All Souls Reads with Rev. Gerald Davis

All Souls Reads
Select Sundays | 1:30 p.m. | allsouls.me/asr
All Souls Reads is a book discussion group that explores the human condition when encountering and overcoming oppressive circumstance. Rev. Gerald Davis facilitates each month. 

September 10, 2023—The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Past discussions

March 12, 2023—Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
May 7, 2023—The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
November 13, 2022—All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack,  A Black Family Keepsake by Toya Miles
January 8, 2023—Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James
September 11, 2022—Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

April 10, 2022—The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans and How We Can Fix It by Dorothy A. Brown
March 13, 2022—Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet and How We Fight Back by Kate Aronoff
February 13, 2022—Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir by Ursula Burns
January 9, 2022—The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
December 19, 2021—Black Bottom Saints: A Novel by Alice Randall
November 14, 2021—Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin DiAngelo
October 10, 2021—Breathe: A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry

* All books are available at Fulton Street Books & Coffee. Support your local Black-owned and operated businesses! https://bookshop.org/shop/fultonstreet

REWIRE & SHADZ: Racial Identity Work
REWIRE & SHADZ: RACIAL IDENTITY WORK

Shādz
5-month series meets on Zoom, 7 to 8:30 pm!
Shādz meets twice monthly and is a racial identity group for people of color which equips participants with tools to effectively challenge racism and develop allies across racial lines. Led by trained Shādz facilitators Dorothy Checotah, Jeenee Lee, and Carlos Moreno.

Shādz cost & registration
Sponsor $50: includes additional donation to support those in financial need to participate.
Sustainer $25: Base costs for program.
Supporter, no fee: participate in and support the program.

To register for Shādz email Corey Smith, csmith@allsoulschurch.org.

Spring 2023 meeting schedule
March 2, 16 & 30
April 13 & 27
May 11 & 25
June 8 & 22
July 6 & 20

REWIRE
Led by trained Rewire facilitators
8-month series, first Mondays on Zoom, 6 to 7:30 pm
Rewire is a racial identity group for white people to unlearn racism. In this new iteration, explore racial identity formation and learn how to be effective allies for racial justice.

REWIRE cost & registration
All Souls Members: $75
Yet-to-be Members: $150
Scholarships based on need available for members only. Become a member here.

To register for REWIRE, email Shannon Boston, sboston@allsoulschurch.org.

  • REWIRE 1: In small groups, meeting monthly, over an 8 month period, participants are invited to explore their own racial identity formation, break through conditioned ways of perceiving, feeling and thinking about race, and begin exploring how to be effective allies for racial justice.  
  • REWIRE 2: In small groups, meeting monthly, over an 8 month period, participants continue the exploration of their own racial identity formation, learn to use their own stories as teaching tools and embrace being effective allies for racial justice in their daily lives.   
  • REWIRE Facilitator Training: Participating in REWIRE is a way to unlearn and uproot racism, personally and systemically.  Thanks to the increased demand, we have been focused on training facilitators and are very proud of our new 6-hour facilitator training module. 
    • The price for the Facilitator Training is $150 for All Souls Tulsa or Everywhere Members and Friends and $250 for non-members. Scholarships are possible for members and friends, so please apply.

Learn more about REWIRE at rewireinfo.org.

Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Events to be announced. Open to alumni of Rewire and Shādz

Learn and use communication skills to resist racism at home, at work, and in the community. By intentionally nurturing cross-cultural relationships, participants also develop the skills and consciousness to be effective leaders of our increasingly diverse congregation. 

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI)

$25  |  Schedule your IDI, email officeadmin@allsoulschurch.org

The IDI is a cross-culturally valid, reliable, and generalizable measure of intercultural competence and is the only theory-based assessment of intercultural competence. The assesment includes a meeting with a minister to review the results.

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Music & Choirs

We celebrate music’s power to stir and express the deepest feelings of our hearts in a way that, indeed, seems to know no linguistic barrier. Music is one of the most powerful ways we experience Love Beyond Belief together.

All Souls is one of a few churches in Oklahoma with a fully-graded choir program—with choirs for young children through adults!

David B. Smith, Executive Director of Ministry, Youth Choir & New Dimensions Chorale Director
Rick Fortner, Director of Music, Adult Choir & Chamber Choir Director
Libby Sublett, Cherub & Children’s Choir Director
Matt Edwards, Percussionist

All Souls musicians and choir members strive for excellence. Wherever you feel your talent or experience level lies, there is a place for you!

 

Adult Music Program

Adult Choir

From sacred to popular Jazz, our music is as diverse as our singers and their ranges. All Souls Adult Choir is open to everyone. A vocal assessment is required.

New Dimensions Chorale

Originating from New Dimensions with Carlton Pearson, the Chorale’s repertoire represents Gospel, pop, and sacred music. Often, New Dimensions Chorale accompanies local singers and spoken word artists creating a powerful experience!

Chamber Choir (Formerly YAVE)

Chamber choir is open to all. The repertoire is eclectic including gospel, jazz, and pop, and occasional classical and sacred music. The chamber choir often performs with professional instrumental and vocal musicians from the greater Tulsa area.

A commitment to regular rehearsals and performances is required for all choirs.

Cherubs, Children's and Youth Music Program (CCYC)

As an extension of our Children’s Religious Exploration, our CCYC program offers a high-quality music education and opportunities for children to learn about their own talents, interests, and forms of self-expression. CCYC fosters personal growth and the development of life skills through travel, study, teamwork, and excellence in performance.

Children in 1st grade and older are welcome to join our three CCYC choirs:

Sundays

Cherub Choir: 1-3rd grades (K through special arrangement)
10 am after the Story for All Ages

Children’s Choir: 4th-7th grades
11:30 am

Youth Choir: 8th-12th grades
1:30 – 3 pm

Youth Band: 9th-12th grades
3 – 4 pm

CCYC Choir Board

The CCYC Board consists of parent volunteers who oversee event planning, coordinate trip funding, and assist the choir director in annual fundraising events. Parent support is a vital part of the Children’s and Youth Choir program.