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2015 Generosity Campaign

At the two services on Generosity Sunday (Oct. 19), we visibly demonstrated our congregation’s magnanimity by carrying our pledges down the aisle and placing them in the offering basket. We gathered to celebrate our financial support for the church’s work, including Sunday services, music, social justice programs, adult and children’s religious education, building maintenance and repair, and our wonderful ministers and staff.

If you’ve already submitted your 2015 pledge, thank you! If you haven't yet, you can do so by filling out a pledge card on Sunday or by going to our Generosity page. The Fair Share Guideline chart on that page can help you choose a comfortable giving level.

Why are pledges so important? Pledges allow the church to plan and establish a budget for the year. Nearly 80% of the budget for All Souls is supported by pledges. Each of us is called to make a pledge that is thoughtful and generous based on our financial situation and proportional to our income. Each and every pledge makes a difference. Pledges can be fulfilled in as many payments as you wish throughout the calendar year of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and can be paid in a variety of ways. A pledge can be adjusted up or down if circumstances change during the year.

Thank you all for your financial commitment to All Souls for 2015.

The Conversation

Buy tickets for The Conversation

All Souls Church Unitarian proudly presents The Conversation: Stories of Hope, Heart and Wholeness, featuring classical soprano, Marlissa Hudson, and jazz vocalist, Rochelle Rice, joined by guest musicians: folk/rock/bluegrass/classical string quartet, Invoke, as well as jazz pianist Allyn Johnson, drummer Ele Rubenstein and bassist Eliot Seppa. The singers will share a chronicle of their lives alongside musical selections ranging from classical art song to opera to spirituals to jazz and original compositions that exemplify those stories. Through unique arrangements and adventurous artistry, The Conversation hopes to celebrate the beauty of a variety of musical genres, and the unusual places they intersect. Sat., Nov. 22, 7:00 pm, in the All Souls Church sanctuary. Tickets are $10-$20; click on the image to buy tickets online.

Buy tickets for The Conversation

Third Century Challenge Construction Updates

Construction at All Souls
New sconces on the terrace
Pierce Hall coffee machine

Watch a slideshow of the renovation project's progress.

Tours of the renovated areas of the church have ended. Please continue to read these updates to stay informed as the renovation project progresses toward a Spring completion date. Once the project is completed, there will be a grand celebration with tours.

Casey Trees will be conducting a tree planting on Saturday, November 1. Congregant Jen Bolick is managing this effort. Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based organization committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the city.

The new heating systems will be turned on beginning Monday, October 27 and there will be heat in the sanctuary by Sunday, November 2.

The newly renovated first floor bathrooms (where the ministers’ offices were located) will be operational starting November 9. Renovations will begin the same week on the old bathrooms along the 15th Street corridor, which will be closed until further notice.

The construction wall around the gym will come down in December and the new classrooms can be set up for use beginning at the start of the new year.

It is anticipated that the new kitchen will be completed by the first of the year. Since the new coffee machines require potable water from the kitchen, they won’t be set up until the kitchen work is finished.

Over the next two weeks…

  • The first floor floors will be stained (expect some smells).
  • Pavers will be installed in the terrace.
  • Dirt will be placed in the new terrace tree boxes.
  • Skylights will be installed in the terrace.
  • Gutter work above the office building and sanctuary will be completed.
  • Phase 1 mill work and door installation will be completed.

In the course of the renovation, contractors discovered structural problems with our steeple. As a temporary measure, the steeple will need to be wrapped in steel mesh to prevent further damage and to protect against falling pieces. Eventually, costly restoration will be required, but the mesh will suffice for several years until funds are available for more extensive work.

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