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					        HAPPENINGS AND OPPORTUNITIES
            AT ALL SOULS CHURCH
                             Thursday, November 6, 2008

                           All Souls Church , Unitarian
                              1500 Harvard Street NW
                               Washington, DC 20009
                      (Phone) 202-332-5266 (Fax) 202-332-8968
                                 www.all-souls.org

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                         Conversations in the Spirit
Every Sunday, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, congregants are invited to gather in small
groups to discuss the themes, music, texts, and sermon from the 9:30 worship service.
The Rev. Louise Green and occasional guests will facilitate. No need to sign up; drop in
whenever you want. A place to comment, question, reflect, and get to know your
neighbors in the pews.
***

                Time to review the ASC End Statements
Survey deadline extended to November 10! You have one more chance to participate in
a discussion group: Sunday, November 9, 12:45 pm. The End Statements are the core
policies of All Souls. Upon their adoption on December 8, 2002, the church decided to
review them in 2008 to see how these goals had been met and if they needed revision.
The End Statements review process will be conducted by the Board of Trustees in
collaboration with the Executive Team, the Church Council, and the congregation. The
process will include a questionnaire and discussion groups for a wide variety of ASC
stakeholders. The review will lead to a church visioning process to be held from January
to June, 2009. The ASC Ends Statements Review survey is available online. Also, paper
copies of the questionnaire will be available in Pierce Hall after Sunday services. Please
let us hear from you. Your participation is essential to the process. You can find the End
Statements and the questionnaire on our homepage (www.all-souls.org).
***

HAPPENINGS THIS WEEKEND
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

7:00–8:30 pm. Social Justice Reflections – Deepening the Dialogue. Post-election
analysis and discussion: What just happened? Your chance to dialogue in community
about the big results. Led by Rev. Louise Green.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 to SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

To raise awareness of and funds for the Darfur crisis, high schoolers pitched and
congregants painted a huge tent that will one day shelter a school in Chad for Darfurian
refugees. This weekend, the tent joins thousands of others on the Mall. The weekend
culminates in an interfaith service and, possibly, a video address from the president-elect
Barack Obama. Homestay hospitality is still needed for Unitarians coming to DC that
weekend. If you would like to participate, contact Gabrielle Farrell (gfarrell@allsouls.ws)
quickly!
***

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

White Awareness: A Spiritual Journey. First meeting of this class for White people
interested in deepening their awareness of how racism benefits white folks and their
ability to challenge such privilege. Jennifer Langer Smith and Alan Klein facilitate.
Saturdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22; 1:00–5:00 pm.
***

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Sermon: Post-election reflection. Rev. Shana Lynngood. After a long and intense
campaign season we’ll take the opportunity this Sunday to reflect on what insights can be
gleaned from the national conversation this race provoked. Although the outcome is
settled, it is clear there is much work to be done to improve the fractious mood in our
country.
***

10:30 am or 12:45 pm, Tupper Room. Whatever your gifts, talents, skills, or interests,
you are invited to attend Part II of Leading from the Heart: An All Souls Dialog on
Leadership. This is an opportunity to discuss what leadership means in a religious
community and to expand our collective thinking about leadership at All Souls Church.
No commitment to a future leadership role is required. Today we will discuss the
pathways to leadership at All Souls, explain the processes of democracy currently in
place, and explore what leadership means in our church community.
***

12:45 pm. This is your last chance to participate in a discussion group to voice your
ideas and opinions about the ASC Ends Statements, our congregation’s goals. Please
also fill out the Ends Statements Review survey available on the All Souls website
(www.all-souls.org) or in hard copy in Pierce Hall after both services. The deadline for
the surveys has been extended to November 10.
***

1:00–2:00 pm, Eaton Room. Social Justice Forum. Meet Michele Zavos, attorney with
the Zavos Law Group in Silver Spring, to discuss LGBT issues in law in the region. Do
you have questions about partnership agreements, living wills, adoption, health care
proxies, and more? Come listen to the basics on how you protect your rights, and have
the chance to ask questions of an expert in the field. Sponsored by ASC Social Justice
Ministries.
***

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

7:00–8:30 pm. Social Justice Reflections – Deepening the Dialogue. What is the
importance and process of reconciliation in the work of racial justice? Led by Rev.
Louise Green and ADORE, based on the work of ASC congregant and UU consultant
Paula Cole Jones.
***

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

6:00 pm. Andy Schachter and Peter Scholl host a potluck at their home in NE for
Interweave and Lambda Souls. To RSVP, email Andy (shack1973@yahoo.com). You
will then receive an Evite with more information.
***

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Registration opens for the New Orleans Service Trips 2009. Join All Souls for our third
annual service and learning trips to New Orleans, and enjoy our community and theirs as
we help rebuild the Gulf Coast. Join us for the adult trip (Feb. 14–21; 18 and over) or for
the multigenerational trip (Apr. 4–11; adults and children 12 and over). Registration
closes for the adult trip on Dec. 15 and for the multigenerational trip on Feb. 2. Space is
limited, so register early by submitting a completed registration form and the $100/person
registration fee. Scholarships to offset costs may be available. Contact Karen Armagost
(karenarmdc@yahoo.com) or M.A. Sheehan (mas@sheehanlawgroup.com).
***
12:45 pm, Sanctuary. The Board of Trustees holds a budget hearing and review of
proposed bylaws changes. The Board urges the congregation to come hear and discuss
the proposals. Each topic will be discussed for a maximum of 45 minutes.
***

3:30 pm, River Road Unitarian Church (6301 River Rd. Bethesda) Come celebrate the
ordination of All Souls Church member Amanda Poppei. Donations are needed now
to help pay for her ordination event. Please honor Amanda, her contributions to our
community, and her future ministry by sending a check to the All Souls office, with
“Poppei Ordination” in the notes line. For more info, contact Suzanne Thurston
(suz4t@yahoo.com); RSVP to akpordination@gmail.com or call 202-544-0639.
Childcare is available–just let us know when you RSVP.
***

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

9:00 am–12:00 noon. Interested in keeping ASC’s flowers and trees alive and thriving?
Only one 2008 gardening event to go. You’ll have fun, meet other ASC folks, get
outdoors, and benefit the church. Questions? Contact Meg Staines (202-238-0044 or
mstaines@starpower.net).
***

12:00 noon–5:00 pm. If you are active in social justice work at All Souls or on the job, or
would like to be, you are invited to join the Revs. Rob Hardies and Louise Green at the
All Souls Social Justice Retreat for deep reflection. This invitation is for anyone in the
congregation interested in social justice to reflect, assess and envision collectively. We
will evaluate where we are now in the congregation and community, brainstorm around
what we are not yet doing, and do some strategic visioning about who we might become.
Our congregation has an abundance of social justice action in worship, religious
education, community organizing, advocacy, direct service and funding. In this
proliferation of ministry we have great energy, talent and leadership. What is working?
What could be even better? What do we do right now? What might we envision for the
future? We will start with guided lunch conversation at noon, dialogue through 3:45, and
conclude at 4:00 pm with a rousing Jubilee Singers concert designed by Lenard Starks
and the choir to give encouragement for the social justice journey. Please register so we
can plan for lunch by emailing Louise (lgreen@allsouls.ws) or contacting the church
office by phone (202 332 5266) or in person. All are welcome, regardless of time at All
Souls or experience in the congregation.
***

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your contributions to the new and improved annual All Souls’
Thanksgiving Neighbors-In-Need Collection of food for area families and money for
our All Souls Social Justice ministries. This year’s theme is Green Giving – Thoughtful
Giving – Thanksgiving. This tradition, begun by A. Powell Davies in the late 1940s, has
grown significantly over the years. As part of the Green Sanctuary Action Plan, ASC
Social Justice Ministries and Green Souls have given it a green makeover. Please bring
foods, if possible, that are organic, low sodium/sugar, and locally grown, and bring them
in recyclable grocery bags. You can find a list of requested healthful food on page 8 of
the November Spirit of All Souls, on the church website (www.all-souls.org), and, on
November 16, as an insert to the All Souls Weekly. We are asking those who are able to
be particularly generous this year as the need is great and growing. (People who will
attend the All Souls Justice Retreat on November 22 may bring their contributions with
them on that day.)
***

ONGOING HAPPENINGS
The All Souls Youth Choir is recruiting youth from ages 8 to 18 who love to sing.
Regular rehearsals are Sundays, 10:45 – 11:45 am. Participation in the All Souls Youth
Choir can provide a way for young people to enhance their personal growth as they learn
more about themselves, other people, and the world in which we live. Older choir
members have the opportunity to assist the directors and provide leadership within the
group. The Youth Choir draws upon music from diverse genres to promote artistic
achievement and self-confidence, understanding and respect for other people, as well as
teach appreciation of and concern for our environment. Questions about the Youth Choir
program may be directed to any of the directors: Dawn Pointer McCleskey (202-332-
7501), Nicole Rumeau (202-316-6105), or Lenard Starks (301-633-6559 or
lstarks@allsouls.ws).
***

If you have a passion for music, if you believe that music has the power to heal and
promote social change toward a better world, if you enjoy sharing music with others
through singing – consider joining the All Souls Jubilee Singers for the 2008–09 church
year. Our music promotes love, healing, care, and concern for Mother Earth and action
for social justice. The repertoire is drawn from many genres including spirituals, gospel,
blues, jazz, and styles from cultures around the world. We have some exciting
engagements on tap throughout the new season and we are looking for a few more
singers to help make this season our best ever. We rehearse weekly, on Tuesday
evenings, and provide music for services at All Souls Church once a month, usually on
the third Sunday. Contact any member of the Jubilee Singers or Lenard Starks, director,
(lstarks@allsouls.ws or 301-633-6559).
***

The All Souls Choir is a welcoming community of artistic souls committed to creating
diverse music. This is a great time to join the choir as we begin a special season filled
with musical surprises. We rehearse on Thursday evenings (yes, we have returned to
Thursdays), 7:30–9:30pm in the sanctuary. In general, we will sing the second, fourth,
and fifth Sundays of the month (with a few exceptions). We do not audition, so feel
invited just to show up to rehearsal. Contact Tom Colohan (thomascolohan@gmail.com)
with any questions or thoughts.
***

Social Justice Reflection Series: Deepening the Dialogue. Nine different conversations
and a chance to meet other All Souls members interested in social justice. Topics include
Doing Direct Service (Sept. 17), Theology of Paradise for UUs (Oct. 8), UU Classism
(Oct. 29), and Election Analysis the Day After (Nov. 5). Watch for announcements of
other topics. Every Wednesday, from September 17 to November 12, 7:00–8:30
pm. Come when you can!
***

Social Justice Ministries Direct Service Projects: New Initiatives and Annual
Favorites.
    Christ House Connection moves to fourth Saturdays. Prepare and eat lunch with
       residents of this hospital for our formerly homeless neighbors. Ann Steinecke
       (asteinecke1@yahoo.com).
    ESL Tutors and Community Hour. Sunday afternoons, 2:00–4:00 pm, eight
       weeks starting September 28 at All Souls. Marian Patten (mspatten@gmail.com).
    International Rescue Committee. All Souls match with a re-settled refugee
       family to be announced in September. Louise Green (lgreen@allsouls.ws).
    Neighbors in Need/Holiday Alternative Giving
           o Thanksgiving Food and Funds Collection. Sunday, November 23.
           o Direct Aid to Iraq/Medical Assistance for Iraqi Civilians. Sunday,
               December 14.
           o La Posada Gift Drive. Sunday, December 21.
    New Orleans Service Trips 2009. February 14–21 for adults over 18, and April
       5–11 for adults and children over 12. Gabrielle Farrell (gfarrell@allsouls.ws) or
       Louise Green (lgreen@allsouls.ws).
***

First and third Sundays, the Fair Trade and Green Goods tables offer chocolate, coffee,
and other goodies alongside 100% recycled, chlorine-free paper products. Come with tote
bag in hand.
***

Black Folk Potlucks are held every third Saturday of the month for the African
American and other Black-identified attendees of All Souls Church. These social
gatherings are meant to create deeper connections among African Americans already
attending ASC and to offer a supportive welcome for those considering ASC as their
spiritual home. To be added to our mailing list, contact Waahida Mbatha
(waahida@hotmail.com or 202-290-0079).
***

Young Souls is ASC’s community of young adults. If you’re 18 to 35 (give or take), join
us at one of our social justice, spiritual, or social events. Sign up for our listserv at
http://www.all-souls.org/young-souls or e-mail Erin Powers (powers.em@gmail.com)
with any questions.
***

Poetry Group. Does poetry speak to you in a way that stirs your soul? Join Words as
Wings: Poetry for the Spirit. We will meet on the first Sunday of the month in the
church reception room. Amy Melrose (202-460-2476 or amymelrose@gmail.com).
***

Lambda Souls Interweave get-togethers, first Saturday of the month. Members of the
All Souls GLBT community and their friends are invited to join our welcoming
gatherings for fun and fellowship. On the third Sunday of every month, we have lunch
together in Pierce Hall after the second service. Look for the sign on our table. And join
our listserv on yahoo; it's how we communicate all our current events. Contact: Nada
(nadamichael@yahoo.com or 202-615-1658).
***

OPPORTUNITIES
Generosity Campaign 2009




No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.
                                                                Calvin Coolidge

The Generosity Committee honors all who have pledged for the 2009 Budget Drive. Your
generosity has moved us closer to meeting our goal for the year. Your thoughtful pledge
will allow the church to continue its inspiring music, social justice activities, and adult
and children’s education programs. Thank you for doing your part to support All Souls in
being a spirit-growing and welcoming church.

Election day reminded us that every voice counts, and the same holds true for every
financial contribution to All Souls. If you have not yet pledged, your generosity is still
needed to meet the 2009 budget goals. Members of the Generosity Committee will follow
up with those who have not pledged before wrapping up the campaign so the Board can
finalize the budget for the congregational vote on December 7. We will continue to have
pledge cards available at church, and a volunteer may contact you directly to offer
assistance.
Please send a message to the campaign co-chairs if you need to discuss your pledge:
Aaron Knight (aaronmknight@hotmail.com) or Allison Denny
(allison_denny@hotmail.com).
***

Penny Harvest. We are doing a project to give money to charity by putting penny boxes
around the church. Please contribute your loose change. You will find the penny boxes
scattered around the church. We are thinking of donating to Darfur, animal protection
and/or the environment. Thanks! – the Middle School Group (6th-8th graders)
***

New Orleans Service Trips 2009. Join All Souls for our third annual service and
learning trips to New Orleans, and enjoy our community and theirs as we help rebuild the
Gulf Coast. Join us for the adult trip (Feb. 14–21; 18 and over) or for the
multigenerational trip (Apr. 4–11; adults and children 12 and over). Registration for both
trips opens Nov. 16; it closes for the adult trip on Dec. 15 and for the multigenerational
trip on Feb. 2. Space is limited, so register early by submitting a completed registration
form and the $100/person registration fee. Scholarships to offset costs may be available.
Contact Karen Armagost (karenarmdc@yahoo.com) or M.A. Sheehan
(mas@sheehanlawgroup.com).
***

KUUMBA Players auditions are coming up in December for their spring production of
Once on This Island. All congregants and community members aged 8 and older are
encouraged to audition. Volunteers for other production roles are also needed. Find the
KUUMBA table in Pierce Hall after services or contact Anna Hargrave
(annaharg@aol.com).
***

Adopt a Lunch! We are seeking committees/covenant groups/other groups to “adopt a
lunch” on a fourth Sunday. You provide up to 18 volunteers to help prepare, serve, and
clean up lunch. We'll provide the chef (unless you want to cook as well!) and any
additional volunteers needed. Contact Kerry O'Connor (kerry.ann.oconnor@gmail.com
or 202-375-3126) for more information.
***

Work in the All Souls archives continues on most Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 2:30
pm. We welcome your participation. Or if you prefer to work at home, contact Molly
Freeman (mollyfreeperson@aol.com or 301-656-0948) to collect a file to sort. We
welcome any committee or activity paperwork you may be hoarding at home.
***

On the fourth Saturday of every month, 11:00 am–2:00 pm, All Souls volunteers prepare
lunch for the residents of Christ House, an in-patient health care facility for homeless
men. After enjoying the meal together, volunteers and residents enjoy card games and
conversation. Contact Ann Steinecke (asteinecke1@yahoo.com).
***

Social Justice Ministries Direct Service: Call for ESL Tutors and Teachers. Sundays
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, beginning September 28, for eight weeks at All Souls Lower
Level. Discover personal creativity, the satisfaction of working side by side with
neighborhood immigrants, and the joy of teaching. Every volunteer receives a day of
training on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Eaton Room,
developed and taught by ESL professionals. That support will continue each Sunday
through suggestions for lessons and short sessions with volunteers as a group to share
ideas. Added bonus: Immigrants and volunteers celebrate our cultures in a social hour
beginning at 3:00 pm. Applications available from mspatten@gmail.com.
***

Check out ASC’s Ride Share program. Find yourself a rider or driver on the poster
located in the hallway between the Sanctuary and Pierce Hall, near the name tags.
***

Want to help our Green projects? We have lots of projects going on at church! Join the
Seventh Principle Committee (Green Souls). Two featured projects: Knowledgeable in
green buildings? Want to help our RE Green Sanctuary project? We could use you!
Contact Lina Parikh (lparikh@yahoo.com).
***

Attention all ministry teams and groups. The church archivists need your internal
documentation, activity notes, event programs, and all other relevant documents. Because
computer files are impermanent, please print the documents, put them in an envelope, and
place them in the archives box in the volunteer office. Don’t worry about significance –
all of it matters! This is an historic period of growth at All Souls. Let’s have it on record
for posterity. Contact Molly Freeman (mollyfreeperson@aol.com).
***

If you are certified in CPR and/or interested in identifying a group of people ready to
assist in a medical emergency, Nancy Simon would like to hear from you. We are
looking into the possibility of having training sessions in the use of AED and CPR.
Contact Nancy (Whittsimon@aol.com).
***

If you are interested in climbing the bell tower on any given Sunday morning to toll the
Revere bell in remembrance of all those who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, contact
Stacy Jarboe (sejarboe@comcast.net).
***

Sign up/renew with eScrip now. Free money for All Souls! If you're a Safeway Club
Card holder, you can get the grocery chain to donate to All Souls every time you shop by
registering as a supporter of All Souls Church Unitarian at www.eScrip.com. You can
also register credit or debit cards to generate contributions from other merchants. If you
signed up in past years, you need to renew on the eScrip web site by November 1.
Contact Carol Falk (202-483-5607 or falkjohnson@gmail.com).
***

Calling All Fundraisers. Do you have a passion for All Souls and a desire to assure that
our important ministries are adequately funded? Do you have experience or interest in
fundraising? All Souls has won a grant from the denomination to have a fundraising
consultant help us develop an overall fundraising plan and revitalize our fundraising
team. We want you to be part of that team! If you’re interested, please contact Rev.
Hardies (rhardies@allsouls.ws).
***

Looking for Counters. All Souls is looking for Counters after the Sunday service.
Counters work together in teams to count and document the congregation’s contributions
after service on Sundays. The counting lasts about 30 minutes and is a good way to
participate in the church and meet others. Counters normally volunteer to count either
once a month or once every other month. Contact David Reynolds (202-290-2728 or
davidjamesreynolds@yahoo.com).
***

ADULT SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
All Souls Adult Spiritual Development classes are open to all who are interested and are
a great means to explore a wide range of issues, including theology, spiritual practice,
culture, and social justice, while getting to know others at All Souls. This last fall
semester, the ASD committee hosted a dozen classes that encouraged spiritual growth,
pushed social justice, deepened our understanding of religious and spiritual theologies,
and raised our appreciation of the arts and humanities. We would like to thank all of the
class facilitators for their time and a job well done, and hear perspectives on the classes
and the ASD program overall.

To register for classes, visit the All Souls website’s registration page (http://www.all-
souls.org/groupus/asd.php#registration) or contact Matt Costello (202-256-2082 or
mcostello@gmail.com).
***

Getting in Tune with Nature. This four-session course seeks to deepen our connection
to the natural world around us through readings, songs, discussions, activities,
observations, and personal experiences. Although each week will have a different theme,
easy and fun assignments assure continuity throughout the course. In the first session,
The Sense of Wonder, taught by Cris Fleming, we will explore nature writings such as
Rachel Carson’s book of the same name and will do some simple activities to develop
our own sense of wonder. In the second session, Nature in UU Hymns, taught by Molly
Freeman and Cris, we’ll examine the words and music of several songs in our UU
hymnal. The third session, Sun and Moon Cycles, seeks to expand our awareness of the
movements of these heavenly bodies and is taught by Marney Bruce and Cris. The last
session, Sacred Times and Sacred Places, taught by Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Cris,
will include discussions and experiences to help us create the sacred in our own busy
lives and actions. Cris Fleming has been a member of All Souls Church for a year and a
half. She is a naturalist, botanist, teacher, and field trip leader for several organizations.
Molly Freeman has been an All Souls member for more than 50 years and has watched
hymnal development through four different hymnals. Marney Bruce is a UU who has
become a nature enthusiast through years of observation. Melanie Choukas-Bradley grew
up in Vermont and developed a love of nature at an early age. She is a natural history
author, teacher, and field trip leader who has been a member of All Souls for a year and a
half. 8–16 participants. Four consecutive Wednesday nights, Oct. 22–Nov. 12; 7:00–9:00
pm. Suggested donation: $15–$25.
***

Introduction to Music and Transformation. This course explores consciousness
through experiences in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), mandala, prayer, meditation,
and discussion. The workshop is based on a cycle of transformation: Surrender, Mystery,
Abyss, Hope, Discovery, and Renewal. Participants learn ways to use music and creative
arts to facilitate spiritual connection and growth to others. Facilitator Mary J. Morreale
states: “I have been drawn to the process of transformation throughout my work and life.
This workshop has been uniquely designed from years of study in spirituality,
consciousness, music, and imagery, as well as from my experience in music ministry and
music therapy. I believe that we are ever growing and changing, even when we are
unaware of the process of transformation within us.” Tuesdays Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18;
7:00–9:00 pm and Wednesdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19; 10:00 am–12 noon. Suggested
donation: $30.
***

Loss, Grief, and Bereavement. In a society where being young, healthy, wealthy,
successful, and wise are highly valued traits, we often avoid dealing with real-life issues
we all must face: loss, grief, mourning, and bereavement. Come learn the different
meanings of these terms and how they manifest in our lives. Did you know, for example,
there are eight different types of loss, each able to initiate a grieving process; that
grieving can last our entire lives; that loss can lead to a sense of gain? Walter LeFlore,
our intern-minister, facilitates; 6–15 participants. Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19; 7:00–9:00
pm and Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18; 10:00 am–12:00 noon. Suggested donation: $15 for
pledging members/$25 for guests and non-pledging members.
***

White Awareness: A Spiritual Journey. This study and support group for White people
deepens our awareness of how racism benefits white folks and how we can challenge
that. Using articles and videos of other White folks’ journeys of understanding, we see
how white privilege manifests in our lives. We brainstorm strategies for building
multicultural organizations, communities, and congregations. We consider ways to heal
anger, shame, and guilt around racism. Jennifer Langer Smith and Alan Klein facilitate.
Saturdays, Nov. 8–22; 1:00–5:00 PM.
***
Chi Kung. Chi Kung (also spelled Qigong) is an ancient Chinese healing art that
encompasses many eastern traditions. Crafted and honed since the 5th century AD in the
Shaolin Temples of southern China, this form of Lohan Chi Kung combines yoga, Tai
Chi, ballet, and Buddhist chanting. Movements flow from one to the next in a prescribed
series, and leave the practitioner with a great sense of health and well-being. Chi Kung
helps improve breathing, brain function, coordination, balance, and muscle tone. All ages
and level of physical ability are welcome. Dr. Nathan Peabody (drnatep@gmail.com) has
studied Chi Kung for 12 years from Chinese and Hawaiian masters. Saturdays, 10:00–
11:00 am and Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30 pm, All Souls gymnasium. Suggested donation:
$10 per class ($5 for dues paying All Souls members).
***

OTHER CONGREGATIONS; OTHER EVENTS
Monday evenings, November 10–24, Washington Ethical Society (7750 16th Street
NW). The Parent Encouragement Program, a local nonprofit that has offered parenting
education and support in the DC area since 1982, presents a three-week course on
Managing Anger. Visit www.PEPparent.org or call 301-929-8824.
***

Wednesday, November 12, 7:15 pm, Washington Ethical Society (7750 Sixteenth St.,
NW (between Kalmia and Jonquil with on-street parking). Spark! Program, Integrating
DC Neighborhoods. The executive director of IMPACT Silver Spring, the former
president of Neighbors, Inc. (an activist citizen group celebrating 50 years of building
integrated neighborhoods), and a scholar on the issues of race, class, and architecture will
lead a discussion that touches every aspect of your life and your family’s lives in the
Capitol area. You’re invited to listen, talk back, and join the reception following the
program. $15, adults. $10, seniors and students. The Washington Ethical Society is the
newest member of our UU family.
***

Friday, November 14, Landmark E Street Cinema (555 11th St. NW). Churches,
mosques, synagogues, and interfaith groups across the country are coming out to see
Pray the Devil Back to Hell, winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 2008 Tribeca
Film Festival. The film chronicles the amazing true story of Christian and Muslim
women who joined hands to depose Liberia’s dictator, end its civil war, usher in peace,
and help elect Africa’s first woman head of state. The film dramatically demonstrates
how ordinary people of many faiths can do the extraordinary when they work together.
The film opens November 14, and there is a special interfaith screening on Saturday,
November 15. For info or to RSVP, contact WashingtonDCRSVP@gmail.com.
***

Sunday, November 16, 4:00 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444
Arlington Blvd.) The UUCA Adult Choir and Chamber Orchestra will perform
Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major, “Autumn” from Vivaldi's “The Seasons”, and additional
vocal solos from the Baroque era. The concert is free, with a freewill offering requested.
Contact 703-892-2135 or musdir@uucava.org.
***

Monday November 17, 7:00 pm, Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW).
Terry Tempest Williams will read and discuss her new book, Finding Beauty in a
Broken World, an exploration of beauty, community, and meaning in an increasingly
torn-apart world.
***

The Young Adult Group of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444
Arlington Blvd.) invites All Souls to the following November activities:
     Sun., Nov. 9, Whitlow's (2854 Wilson Blvd, Clarendon area of Arlington).
       Brunch. All ages welcome. Meet in UUCA foyer at 12:45 pm.
     Sun., Nov. 16. Join us for a relaxing hike. Meet in foyer at 12:15 pm. Bring
       lunch/snacks, water, sturdy shoes, layered clothing for changeable weather
       including a rain jacket.
     Sat., Nov. 22, 5:30 pm. Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street,
       Alexandria). Social night: Fotoweek Celebration. Young Adult host will be
       wearing a UUCA/YAG nametag.
RSVP to yag@uucava.org or UUCA_YALeadershipTeam@googlegroups.com.
***

The Center for Inquiry, a science and secular humanism organization, offers Perplexed
Parenthood, a parenting group to discuss raising children outside of religion. The group
meets the third Saturday of the month from 12:00 noon–1:30 pm at 621 Pennsylvania
Ave SE, a half block east of the Eastern Market Metro Station. Contact Anna Holster
(aholster@centerforinquiry.net or 202-546-2331).
***

Keep up with events sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, Inc.
of the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Region. Click on “calendar” at
www.uusj.org.
***

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Keep up with all All Souls events at our homepage (www.all-souls.org). Click on “View
ASC’s Event Calendar”.
***

You can sign in as a member on All Souls’ webpage. Click on the text in the upper
right-hand corner.
***
Please use the recycling bins at the 16th Street and Harvard Street doors to recycle your
orders of service and Weekly bulletins.
***

Cassette tapes you are finished with may be recycled – bring to taping table.
***

All souls membership directory. Help us keep the information in the All Souls
Membership Directory as accurate as possible. If you have a new address, phone number,
or e-mail, fill out a change-of-information form at the front desk or e-mail Alicia Dixon
(adixon@allsouls.ws). Please type “Change of Information” in the subject line. If you
recently submitted a pledge card, we will get your new information from there.
***

We now have wireless access throughout the entire church. Ask for the password at
the front desk.
***

GETTING STARTED AT ALL SOULS
The Welcoming and Membership Committee invites those interested in learning more
about and/or joining ASC to the following sessions. All are welcome to attend these
sessions. Attendance does not constitute a commitment to join All Souls. Contact Joyce
Palmer, Director of Membership and Lay Ministries (jpalmer@allsouls.ws or 202-332-
5266 x 108).

Step 1. Introduction. Join us to learn about UUs and ASC. After both services, Oct. 19;
Nov. 16.

Step 2. Orientation. Those interested in joining ASC are invited to this three-hour
session where you will explore your spirituality, learn about ASC, and tour the church.
Those who wish to join can sign the book of members. Sat., Oct. 25, 9:00 am; Wed., Dec.
3, 6:30 pm.

Step 3. New Member Sunday. New members are formally introduced to the
congregation during this special Sunday Service.
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HOW TO GET TO ALL SOULS
All Souls is easy to get to by public transportation.

Bus. Four bus lines stop within one block of All Souls. Visit www.wmata.com and use
the Ride Guide to find exact routes and schedules.
Metrorail. The closest metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow lines).
Take the exit to the left. Walk south two blocks on 14th Street and turn right onto
Harvard Street. The church is one block west on the left-hand side of the street at 15th
and Harvard. We are the only church in the area with a clock on its bell tower.

Bike. We have a bike rack on the patio.

Car. If you must drive, pay attention to the parking regulations. You can also park under
the Target/Best Buy complex on 14th Street.

Check out ASC’s Ride Share program. Sign up on the map/poster located in the
stairwell outside the sanctuary.
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SUBMISSIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
To submit an announcement or article for Happenings, e-mail it to
happenings@allsouls.ws; for the Weekly, to weekly@allsouls.ws; for The Spirit of All
Souls, to spirit@allsouls.ws. Send other questions and comments to Gary Penn
(gpenn@allsouls.ws).

Deadlines
Happenings and Weekly: Wednesday at 12:00 noon.
Spirit: Third Friday of the preceding month.
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To subscribe or unsubscribe, find the News List link on our homepage.
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