Wednesday Connections

Each week through November 16, All Souls offers dinner, a short Chapel service
with incredible music, and a variety of FREE classes and programs. 
Dinner starts at 5:30 pm
$5 helps a little, $10 covers the meal, $20+ helps sustain our programs.
Volunteer at Wednesday Connections Dinner!
Shifts include 3:30 pm prep, 5:30 pm serve, & 6:30 pm clean up.
Simply show up or email Shannon Boston, sboston@allsoulschurch.org.
Chapel & Music starts at 6:30 pm
Held in the chapel & streamed on Zoom & Facebook.
Classes begin at 7 pm
Childcare is available for toddlers through 5th grade

Ongoing

The Bee! Creativity in Community - Ongoing

Weekly | In Person
An opportunity of creative expression open to all! If you enjoy creating in a group setting, please join us! Craft projects include:

  • Community Mosaics: assist Bill Westcott with a series of mosaics that will be installed at All Souls.
  • Basket Weaving: learn the ancient art of basket weaving with Linda Alred.
  • Individual Projects: bring your own project to work on in our shared artist’s space.
Wednesday Circle with Joe & Jim - Ongoing

Weekly | Hybrid | bit.ly/wednesdaycircle
Joe Nurre and Jim Gillispie moderate this conversational ministry from a spiritual point of view, governed by a commitment to our covenant. Topics change weekly and generally follow those chosen by the Circle the Sunday preceding. All are welcome to join in person or by Zoom!

 

October

Of Course You Can Meditate with Rev. Cathey Edwards - Through October 19

September 28-October 19 | Hybrid
Having effective spiritual tools is invaluable and having a learning community is essential. We all need safe places to ask questions, get support and share our experiences. Recent science proves meditation can restructure our brains, rewiring them for better concentration, more peace, greater compassion, and less stress. Join Rev. Cathey Edwards, UU minister and certified meditation teacher, for an in-person or online class. The class’s interactive format is for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Divination as a Spiritual Exercise - Begins October 5

October 5-October 26 | In Person
Divination has always been a part of human spiritual practice. As UU’s we honor the many traditions and practices of faiths and religions while discerning our own spiritual path. Join Lynn Bootes to set aside both doctrine and skepticism and explore a selected variety of divination traditions from Christian prayer practices, Transcendentalism, awareness of omens, folk practices, I Ching, tarot/hermetic traditions, and astrology.

Voting Is Power: Get Out the Vote - October 5 & 12

October 5 & 12 | In Person
Access the effective pro-democracy tool of writing “Get Out the Vote!” postcards to eligible voters in swing states. We’ll show you how and what to do before the mid-term election.

Raising & Accompanying Young People Today: A Book Talk with Rev. Marlin Lavanhar - October 12

October 12 | Hybrid
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar is the author of two pieces in the collection, Little Did I Know, along with Unitarian Universalists ministers and others who bring a precious openness and vulnerability to topics surrounding raising children and youth. Marlin will read from his works about adoption and on the death of a child and will open the floor for other topics in the collection include raising LGBTQ+ young people, parenting children with varied abilities, struggles with fertility and more.

Men, Sexuality, Abortion and Oklahoma - October 19

October 19 | In person
With Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Rev. Randy Lewis and Cory Lovell. Join us for an evening of discussion and sharing of each other’s stories about sex, pregnancy, birth, abortion, masculinity, patriarchy, spirituality, and freedom. We’ll learn together how to be allies and advocates for our families, congregation, community, and state. Sponsored by ACTION and All Souls  for Reproductive Justice.

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Amelia and Emily Nagoski - October 26

October 26 | In Person
Join the Women of all All Souls Book Club for an in depth discussion of a book Brene Brown says is a “total game changer.” Tell us what you got out of it or find out why you need to read it. Open to those who identify as women only for this meeting.

Jenk Jones: A Most Fascinating Century - October 26

October 26 | Hybrid
Jenkin “Jenk” Lloyd Jones Jr. served as reporter, editor, and publisher of the Tulsa Tribune specializing in travel and political writing during his 32 years at his family’s paper. A member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and the University of Tulsa Hall of Fame, Jenk covered eight national  conventions, has served as a docent at Gilcrease Museum and received the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation award.

Voting Is Power: Find & Research Sample Ballots - October 26

October 26 | In Person
Be informed! The VIP team will help you find your sample ballot and access the latest and most accurate information on the candidates and propositions you will be voting on.

Identity, Gender, & Sexuality (OWL for adults!) - Begins October 26

October 26-November 9 | In Person
Do you have questions about any of the letters (LGBTQIA+)? What about gender fluidity and non-binary? Language is changing quickly and it’s very  easy to feel out of step. Explore the evolving culture of gender, identity and sexuality with Randy Lewis and Religious Educator Shannon Boston in an open and non-judgmental forum.

The Spiritual Practice of Neurographica - Begins October 26

October 26-November 16 | In Person
Neurographica is a cathartic meeting with your unconscious that unfolds through drawing. Developed by a Russian psychologist in 2015, this method has grown rapidly. Linda Alred will lead you in this beautiful meditative process based in mindfulness. The drawings can resemble the neural pathways and connections in the brain. Initial supplies are provided.

November

Foundations of Unitarian Universalism - Begins November 2

November 2-16 | Hybrid
Join our ministers on this three-week exploration of the roots of Unitarianism and Universalism and how they come together to form the basis of Love Beyond Belief that we experience at All Souls today.

Starting a Pollinator Garden with Across the Prairie Nursery - November 9

November 9 | In Person
Interested in starting a native pollinator garden? Join Sarah Cross to learn about the basics around incorporating native plants in your gardens. Plus, the best methods for winter sowing and free seeds to get you started!

In Living Color: The Sabbatical Travels of Marlin & Anitra Lavanhar - November 16

November 16 | Hybrid
As part of Rev. Lavanhar’s sabbatical their family lived in a tiny village in Galicia, Spain and traveled off the beaten track in parts of Portugal and Morocco in Northern Africa. As a professional photographer, Anitra captured some of the scenes in living color and as a professional storyteller Marlin will help bring those scenes to life. One of Anitra’s fascinations were the street cats of the Mediterranean and there will be some special pictures for the  cat lovers among us.