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.

Registration

  • 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 (gpenn@allsouls.ws; 202.517.1465).
  • If a class reaches its maximum before you register, you can be placed on a waiting list by contacting Gary.

Fees

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.

Upcoming Events and Classes

 

Roots & Wings

Roots & Wings is a six-session exploration of All Souls, Unitarian Universalism, and your own spiritual journey. It's also a great way to bond with a smaller group of your fellow congregants. Register by clicking on the link below.

R&W (201709) Sundays, Sep. 17 - Oct. 22, 12:45-2:45 pm

R&W (201710) Mondays, Oct. 16 - Nov. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm

 

Weekend Retreat: Philosophy as a Way of Life?

The ancients believed that philosophy was not a specialized academic pursuit but rather a way of living, of thinking, and being, in daily pursuit of truth, virtue, and the good life. What would it mean to live philosophically today? Please join us for a weekend retreat--devoted to reflection, dialogue, fellowship, solitude, and silence--to explore your philosophical questions, how our lives might become philosophical, and how this may offer a distinct spiritual path. We will retreat to a quiet, beautiful, natural setting, from 5:00 pm Friday to 2:00 pm Sunday, September 29-October 1, at Dayspring Retreat Center in Germantown, Maryland. To make the most of the retreat, we will meet at church on Sunday, September 17, 1:00-3:00 pm, to begin our discussion, and on Sunday, October 15, 1:00-3:00 pm, to reflect on our new experiences and insights. Our main text will be Robert Nozick’s The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations, which should be purchased in advance. No prior study in philosophy is necessary to participate! All Souls member John Tambornino will lead the retreat, which is limited to 11 participants. The cost of $220 includes registration, Dayspring single-occupancy lodging, and meals; the book is available for about $10. Register here, and please complete the participant application.

 

Philosophical Souls

All Souls Church or a member's home
Facilitators: John Tambornino and Sara Frueh

Honoring Socrates’ belief in the rewards of the examined life and the UU commitment to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning,” Philosophical Souls holds discussions that tackle big questions in small settings. During each gathering we explore a basic philosophical or theological question. To participate, you only need what is available to us all—an open and inquiring mind. Join us for one gathering or many! No need to register. To be added to the e-mail list to be notified about topics and locations of future meetings, contact Sara (sarafrueh@gmail.com).

 

About All Souls

Learn and ask questions about Unitarian Universalism and All Souls Church. This informal session lasts about an hour.

First Sundays of the month, Longfellow Room.
No registration, no fee; just drop in.