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


Job Search Workshops

This series offers hands on workshops to support you on your job search efforts. It is a very practical approach to job seeking with proven techniques that will make you successful in finding a job that fits you. The clearer you are about the type of job you want, the more successful you will be in finding it.

Suzanne Keating is a professional certified coach and consultant with a proven record in leadership and career development, sales and service management, and executive coaching. She has a rich background of over 25 years as a leader in telecommunications, senior management consultant, business owner, and trainer. She holds a top secret clearance and consults extensively with leaders in five federal organizations as well as business leaders in health care and other industries.

Ms. Keating holds a master’s degree in communications from St. Louis University and a bachelor’s degree from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, PA. She is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile, Leadership Architect, and Voices, and has extensive post graduate work on leading high performance teams, emotional intelligence, facilitative leadership, Six Sigma, and customer service excellence.

Ms. Keating currently serves on boards and committees at Inova Hospital, Leadership Fairfax, the International Coach Federation, and her community civic association. She also volunteers year round with performing arts organizations including Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Arena Stage. She lives in Vienna, VA, with her spouse, Jody, and various small, white dogs that they rescue.

You can learn more about Suzanne’s work at her website:

Develop a Compelling Resume (Saturday, November 5, 10am-Noon)

A resume is a well-organized, written presentation of your relevant experience and accomplishments. It’s a marketing tool that reflects your strategy and positioning. It is not a biography or a laundry list of jobs and duties. In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • Choosing a format for your resume
  • Key elements of a resume
  • Resume review checklist
  • References
  • Cover letters

Proactive Job Search Strategies (Saturday, November 19, 10am-Noon)

Proactive approaches to the job market are generally more successful than reactive strategies. They provide greater exposure to people who might hire you and put you in competitive circumstances.

  • Researching the market
  • Informational interviews
  • Elevator pitch
  • Networking

Improve Your Interview Skills (Saturday, December 3, 10am-Noon)

Interviewing is the final marketing phase of the job search process. It pulls together what you know about your strengths and interests and what you know from the market research you have done on the marketplace. In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • Interviewing techniques
  • Types of interviews
  • Answering Interview questions
  • Interview questions you should ask
  • Thank-you letters
  • Negotiating the offer


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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