15 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping Your Head in the Age of Twitter: Not Being Hijacked by Hashtags” by Claudia Harris.

A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed”  — rather than selecting one charity or non-profit at the end of the month, we now give half of all of our non-pledge income for the entire month to a selected non-profit.

For the month of July 2018 , we have chosen RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).

We are breaking with our usual custom of choosing a local non-profit due to the RAICES campaign to reunite the families separated at the border and their offer of a bond check of $20 million to release all the mothers of the 2500 immigrant children who were separated from their parents.

Founded in 1986, RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is crafts and games with Kayla and Jax.

A newcomer information session will immediately follow the service — childcare provided.

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Adult Religious Education — 15 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (15 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will be watching the 2018 Ware Lecture By Brittany Packnett presented at this year’s UUA General Assembly.

Brittany Packnett is the Teach for America’s Vice President of National Community Alliances.

Cited by President Barack Obama as “a leader whose voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Ms. Packnett served on his Task Force on 21st Century Policing and on the Ferguson Commission.

Among her many other honors and accomplishments, she is also the host of the Pod Save the People podcast.

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8 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (8 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “The Day Will Come When the Church Will Break Your Heart — A Joyful Message (No, really … )” by Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Lifespan Religious Education).

Our tradition is a covenantal one — meaning that what unites us are the promises we make to each other about the ways we will be together, rather than any prescribed creed or test of faith.

Community is a vital and integral part of the spiritual practice of Unitarian Universalism.

But here’s the thing about covenants — they are made by human beings.

What calls us back when the covenant is broken, or even just dented a little.

We’ll look back to our religious forebears, and to each other, for some of the answers, or perhaps just for more and better questions.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service (activity TBA).

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Adult Religious Education — 8 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (8 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will conclude our discussion of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen.

Before the break, we got through the really depressing “this is how we got here” chapters.

Yes, five families have essentially highjacked democracy in our country and there is no turning away from that fact.

However, the rest of the book offers practical advice on “how we fix it,” as well as success stories from various states and a reminder that democracy is not a spectator sport.

Join us for a dose of hope.

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1 July 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 July 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Variations on a Theme of Independence” by Bennett Upton.

Bennett Upton (All Souls Board President) is in the pulpit this morning on this Sunday before our nation’s celebration of independence.  John Allen is the worship associate for this service.

Before and after service, the Philadelphia Center will be at All Souls offering free HIV and STI testing.  Know your status and let your friends know about this opportunity.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is origami.

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Adult Religious Education — 1 July 2018

Please join us on Sunday (1 July 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class.

We will resume our discussion of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen.

Susan Caldwell (All Souls Director of Religious Education) attended a workshop with one of the authors at the UUA General Assembly (GA) and is eager to share some of the success stories she heard.

Before the adult class hiatus, we got through the really depressing “this is how we got here” chapters (yes, five families have essentially highjacked democracy in our country and there is no turning away from that fact).

But even in this dismal week, the rest of the book offers practical advice on “how we fix it” and even a few success.

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24 June 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 June 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Stay Angry” by Melissa Gibson (All Souls member and activist).

It is healthy and understandable to be angry in these times.

How do we maintain our energy and channel our anger in such a way that we stay effective to create change where it is so badly needed?

A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed”  — Rather than selecting one charity or non-profit at the end of the month, we now give half of all of our non-pledge income for the entire month to a selected non-profit.

For the month of June, we have chosen The Philadelphia Center for sponsorship of their annual silent auction in August.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is mindfulness and meditation for all ages.

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Mindfulness for All Ages (Summer Fun for 24 June 2018)

On this Sunday (24 June 2018), our children and youth will be  practicing meditation and mindfulness for all ages.

Jennifer Russell and James Peck will facilitate a session of activities for teaching mindfulness as something accessible to all ages — at any time — in the day-to-day activities of life.

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17 June 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (17 June 2018) at 11:00 AM for “On Fathering: The Reflections of Three Men at Different Stages of Fatherhood” with John Macy, Abbas Moussaoui, and Ron Thurston.

Join John Allen and three of our members to hear their perspectives on fatherhood at different stages along the path.

Join us afterward in the social hall for a Father’s Day Lunch prepared by the children and youth.

A Reminder that “Give Away the Plate Has Changed”  — Rather than selecting one charity or non-profit at the end of the month, we now give half of all of our non-pledge income for the entire month to a selected non-profit.

For the month of June, we have chosen The Philadelphia Center for sponsorship of their annual silent auction in August.

Summer fun activities for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 AM service.  This week’s summer fun is creating a special Father’s Day lunch.

Children and youth attend the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then leave for their summer fun event.

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