Adult Spiritual Development

The All Souls Adult Spiritual Development program brings people together in different places and formats, like different threads, to form a spiritual, intellectual, communal tapestry for our daily lives. ASD offerings fall into five categories. Click on each to be brought directly to that section.


  • To register, unless otherwise indicated, click on the linked class title.
  • If there is a fee, you can pay as you register online. We turn nobody away; if you'd like a waiver of the fee, please contact Gary Penn (; 202.517.1465).
  • If a class reaches its maximum before you register, you can be placed on a waiting list by contacting Gary.


All ASD offerings, other than those related to membership or fellowship, have fees. Fees cover some portion of the cost of the whole program, but most of the cost is covered by congregant annual pledges. We encourage everyone (member or not) who takes an ASD class to pledge annually.

Spiritual Growth and Transformation


What!? Me Move? Putting in place a plan for aging in place

In this four-session workshop, Iona experts and trusted partners help participants better understand how to establish a good aging plan.

  • Aging in place: Long-term care options and housing. What advance planning do you need to age in place? What legal and financial considerations are involved in long-term care decisions? How do you do a self-inventory of preferences? What connections and resources do you need for a personal long-term care plan?
  • Legal matters: Essential legal planning made easy. How do you navigate your legal rights and opportunities? What legal documents do you need now and in the future?
  • Financial matters: Preparing for now and the future. How do you prepare an aging plan that includes long-term housing needs within your financial resources? We’ll have two break-out sessions for homeowners and renters.
  • Aging in community: Successful aging. Planning ahead is daunting; taking action can be even more challenging. How do you stay engaged in fulfilling relationships as you age? How do you find the support you need to make essential changes for successful aging.

When: Sundays, Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where: All Souls classroom 5 (downstairs)
Cost: $35
Sponsors: Iona Take Charge/Age Well Academy, Mount Pleasant Village, and All Souls Church Unitarian


All Souls Bible Discussion Group

Gather with fellow UUs interested in Bible history and literacy, as we journey through Christianity’s canonical scriptures, from the Gospel of Matthew to the Book of Revelation.

When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 2016-May 2017
Where: All Souls
Cost: free. No need to register; just drop in.
Facilitators: Jose Luis Sanchez ( and Dana E. Connors (


Philosophical Souls

When: 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00–8:30 PM
Where: All Souls Church or a member's home
Facilitators: John Tambornino and Sara Frueh

Honoring Socrates’ belief in the unique rewards of the examined life, Philosophical Souls holds monthly discussions to tackle big questions in small settings. To participate, you only need what is available to us all—an open and inquiring mind. During each gathering we will explore a basic philosophical or theological question. Join us for one gathering or many! No need to register. To be added to the mailing list to be notified about future meetings, e-mail Sara (


Welcoming, Diverse, Vibrant Community


Roots and Wings

This six-session course introduces members, new and old, to the history of our church and denomination. Contact Membership Director Heather Kramer ( for more information.

Stay tuned for next scheduled class
Where: All Souls
Cost: free
Limited to 15


About All Souls

Location varies
Several Sundays throughout the year. Look for dates in weekly announcements.
Learn and ask questions about Unitarian Universalism and All Souls Church. This informal session lasts about an hour.
No registration, no fee; just drop in.


Service and Prophetic Action


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