WEDNESDAY CONNECTIONS:

Wednesday Connections will resume February 8 with a new slate of classes.

Menu for February 8: Pizza, Salad, Dessert

Wednesday Connections Schedule

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 starts at 6:30 pm
Classes begin at 7 pm
Childcare is available for toddlers through 5th grade
To join us online, visit allsouls.me/wc (some classes have their own Zoom link, noted under the class description).

Please note that classes scheduled to begin february 1 will start February 8

The remainder of the class schedule will be updated soon!

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.
  • Individual Projects: bring your own project to work on in our shared artist’s space.
Great Decisions with Earl Goodman and Mack Vanderlip

Ongoing to April | Zoom only
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/greatdecisions

Great Decisions, the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) renowned nationwide group discussion program on world affairs, will kick off for the 40th year at All Souls on Wednesday, February 8 at 7  pm via Zoom with co-leaders Mack Vanderlip and Earl Goodman as moderators.

This year’s Great Decisions program includes these critically important topics each Wednesday:

  • 2/8 — Energy Geopolitics
  • 2/15 — War Crimes
  • 2/22 — China and the U.S.
  • 3/1 — Economic Warfare  
  • 3/8 — Politics in Latin America
  • 3/15 — Global Famine
  • 3/22 — Iran at a Crossroads
  • 3/29 — Climate Migration
  • 4/5 —  Review & Wrap-up, Wine & Cheese

All Wednesday night participants must register each night for the program.  A link will be sent to you each Wednesday, but the link will be the same.

We encourage you to purchase the Great Decisions 2023 Briefing Book for the write-up on each of the discussion topics.

Participants should read each topic before each meeting.  At the beginning of the meeting, we will show a 20-30 minute video on the topic (a Master Class lecture featuring an expert).  Then we will begin our discussion, for about an hour. The Master Class videos are also available on DVD from the FPA website.

In addition, you can find various random videos on this year’s topics on YouTube.

 

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!

February

Different and the Same for Adults with Rev. Barbara Prose - Begins February 1

February 1 – 15 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/different

Many of us have a habit of minimizing the differences between us. We want to avoid conflict and uncomfortable feelings. However, these patterns prevent us from knowing each other, and ourselves! In this 3-week series, we will use experiential exercises to explore who we are, how we are the same and how we are different from each other, and how each of us has been shaped by cultural forces beyond our control. As you become more self and other aware, how will you use your personal power to shape culture today?

Soul Stories with Julie Tattershall - Begins February 1

February 1-15 | In Person
Gather to share a bit of yourself and make connections as we learn to craft our own individual true stories around All Souls’ monthly themes. These workshops will be facilitated by Julie Tattershall, award-winning community theatre director. Our stories will be around five minutes and shared in an intimate performance setting after having the opportunity to workshop them twice each month. Story tellers of all levels are welcome from old pros to first-timers.

Learn from our Syrian Neighbors - February 8 & 15

February 8 & 15 | In Person
Spend two evenings in February with the Kabalans, the family from Syria that All Souls and its members are helping as they fled from the civil war in their home country.
February 8: Mohammed Kabalan will share his family’s experience in leaving Syria and coming to Tulsa.
February 15: Join Fatouh
Kabalan as she demonstrates how to make her Syrian tabouli and shares her recipe with us. All ingredients provided.

Women's Group Book Discussion - February 22

February 22 | In Person
If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories we hear. Join the Women of All Souls in mapping meaningful connection in the language of the human experience through Brene Brown’s New York Times Best Seller, Atlas of the Heart. Facilitated by Quanah Scoggins.

Foundations of Unitarian Universalism - Begins February 22

February 22-March 8 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/foundations

Join Rev. Marlin Lavanhar and Randy Lewis on this three-week exploration of the roots of Unitarianism and Universalism and how they came together to form the basis of Love Beyond Belief that we experience at All Souls today. This “Path to Membership” class is a great way to deepen your connections to fellow congregants, get to know your ministers, and learn about the exciting history of our chosen faith! 

March

Foundations of Unitarian Universalism - Continued from February

February 22 – March 8 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/foundations

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.

Meditation and Book Study with Wayne Sterba - Continued from February

February 1 – March 8 | In person
6-week series – drop-ins welcome

Explore cutting-edge research on depression and spirituality and visit grace as serendipity and as a “touch” of the Over-Soul. We will seek a personal understanding of Universal Love by exploring essays by scientists and academics who share their mystical experiences and contact with a Higher Source, and we will experiment with establishing an incipient sensitivity to Universal Love through meditation on Love as world service. Required book, available in paperback or Kindle: Spiritual Awakenings: Scientists and Academics Describe Their Experiences.

Exploration of the Enneagram with Lindsay Barbour - Begins March 1

March 1, 8, 22, & 29 | In Person
The Enneagram is a tool that can be used to connect deeply with others and ourselves, developing an understanding of the nine ways of seeing the world and interpreting reality. As we explore our shadow sides, we can become consciously aware of our patterns of behavior and perhaps choose differently out of a place of wholeness. The Narrative Enneagram incorporates psychology, spirituality, and somatics. As preparation for joining the class, here is a link to an Enneagram typing test that costs $10: www.narrativeenneagram.org/enneagram-test/.

Soul Stories with Julie Tattershall - Begins March 1

March 1, 8 & 22 | In person
Gather to share a bit of yourself and make connections as we learn to craft our own individual true stories around All Souls’ monthly themes. These workshops will be facilitated by Julie Tattershall, award-winning community theatre director. Our stories will be around five minutes and shared in an intimate performance setting after having the opportunity to workshop them twice each month. Story tellers of all levels are welcome from old pros to first-timers.

Recovering From Religious Wounds with Rev. Randy Lewis - Begins March 22

March 22 – April 5 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/recovering

In this class, participants will share and support one another with healing from painful religious experiences and explore faith development and grief as it relates to these experiences. This important process may continue in other forms as participants’ needs dictate.

SACReD: Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity with ASRJ - Begins March 22

Maqrch 22 – April 26 | In person

Join SACReD, a new, national interfaith initiative created through a unique collaboration of individuals and organizations which has an overall goal of cultural and political transformation. Since the late 1960s All Souls has had an active group of courageous women and men who planned, advocated, protested, and WORKED for Reproductive Justice. Their actions gave rise to Oklahoma Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Roe Fund Oklahoma, Tulsa Women’s Clinic, and the Roe v Wade ruling in 1972. The rights they fought for fell in the Summer of 2022 with the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Today’s All Souls for Reproductive Justice (ASRJ) Team is active again to right this wrong. Join us for this 6-week series which will guide participants to:

  1. Create and hold space for courageous conversations free from shame, judgement, and stigma
  2. Engage faith, spirituality, and theology through the Reproductive Justice framework to develop a compassionate approach to reproductive decision-making
  3. Apply the Reproductive Justice framework to historical and current events
  4. Promote the values and work of SACReD throughout the congregation and broader community following the energy and interest of the congregation.

April

Recovering From Religious Wounds with Rev. Randy Lewis - Continued from March

March 22 – April 5 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/recovering

In this class, participants will share and support one another with healing from painful religious experiences and explore faith development and grief as it relates to these experiences. This important process may continue in other forms as participants’ needs dictate.

SACReD: Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity with ASRJ - Continued from March

Maqrch 22 – April 26 | In person

Join SACReD, a new, national interfaith initiative created through a unique collaboration of individuals and organizations which has an overall goal of cultural and political transformation. Since the late 1960s All Souls has had an active group of courageous women and men who planned, advocated, protested, and WORKED for Reproductive Justice. Their actions gave rise to Oklahoma Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Roe Fund Oklahoma, Tulsa Women’s Clinic, and the Roe v Wade ruling in 1972. The rights they fought for fell in the Summer of 2022 with the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Today’s All Souls for Reproductive Justice (ASRJ) Team is active again to right this wrong. Join us for this 6-week series which will guide participants to:

  1. Create and hold space for courageous conversations free from shame, judgement, and stigma
  2. Engage faith, spirituality, and theology through the Reproductive Justice framework to develop a compassionate approach to reproductive decision-making
  3. Apply the Reproductive Justice framework to historical and current events
  4. Promote the values and work of SACReD throughout the congregation and broader community following the energy and interest of the congregation.
Soul Stories with Julie Tattershall - Begins April 5

April 5 – 19 | In person
Gather to share a bit of yourself and make connections as we learn to craft our own individual true stories around All Souls’ monthly themes. These workshops will be facilitated by Julie Tattershall, award-winning community theatre director. Our stories will be around five minutes and shared in an intimate performance setting after having the opportunity to workshop them twice each month. Story tellers of all levels are welcome from old pros to first-timers.

Reimagining Your Own Theology with Rev. Marlin Lavanhar - Begins April 12

April 12 – 26 | Hybrid
Meets on Zoom at allsouls.me/reimagining

Most Unitarian Universalists can easily say what they don’t believe, but how many can clearly state what they do believe? Many people who have found the UU faith have come from other faith traditions, or from none at all. In this series we will begin an exploration of individual beliefs and the “big questions” seeking a deepening and expanding understanding of ourselves and our world.

Dancing on Broadway with Liz Carr! - April 26

April 26 | Hybrid

Join us for a fun evening of show tunes and simple choreography. We’re sure to be “One Singular Sensation” in this interactive, all-ages, come-as-you-are, toe-tapping good time. Come ready to dance!