Beloved Conversations is a powerful pathway for spiritual-growth and relationship building that advances our dream of beloved community, a transformative curriculum grounded in spiritual practice and our UU faith, and a learning laboratory for how to live healthily in a multi-racial, multicultural, theologically diverse community. Led by Dr. Mark Hicks, Meadville Lombard Professor of Religious Education, Beloved Conversations will open with a 1.5-day immersive retreat at All Souls, on February 22—23 (where we’ll be joined by friends from the Washington Ethical Society), to be followed by eight 2-hour sessions, every week, in small cohorts of 10-15 people (choose Sundays or Mondays when you register). Your participation is invited and encouraged! For more information, contact Rev. Rebecca Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Immerse yourself in Unitarian Universalist history, theology, and spiritual practice on a pilgrimage to Boston with Rev. Robert Hardies and Rev. Rebecca Parker. We’ll combine visits to Unitarian sacred sites with the study of key texts and exploration of UU spiritual practices. We’ll learn about Thoreau on the shores of Walden Pond, study Emerson in his native Concord, explore the foundations of our faith at the Arlington Street Church (Unitarian Universalism’s “mother church”), and learn more about All Souls’ founder John Quincy Adams at the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA. And much more! This five-day trip is from April 24 through 28, 2019. More information and registration here.
May 31–June 2, 2019
Kick off your summer with a multigenerational group of All Souls in a relaxing, fun-filled weekend of community building and worship on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
Come share worship, meals, campfires, board games, yoga, communal song, storytelling, meditation, origami, tie dying. Learn to build a solar cooker and help design a Weekend on the Bay medallion.
Fun for all ages!
New this year: Housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with a flat rate for all accommodations. So sign up early! Registration opens Friday, February 15.