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.


  • 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.

Upcoming Events and Classes

UU4Core I: Unitarian Universalist History and Theology (Fall 2017)

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, All Souls Theologian-in-Residence

Tuesdays, Oct. 3—Nov. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm

This six-session course will explore key theological questions—from the question of God (or no-God), to the understanding of what it is to be human, to the problem of evil and the struggle for wholeness and liberation, to the purpose of life together in sacred community, and more, with attention to significant historical foundations for UU perspectives on those questions. Each of us will be invited to reflect on our personal theology in the context of UU heritage and our personal history, identity, life-experiences, and engagement with critical issues in our lives and world.



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


Intro to Adult “Our Whole Lives” (OWL) workshops

We’ll discuss values, communication skills, and spirituality as we build understanding of healthy sexual relationships, with attention to UU/OWL values and how they inform our notions and experience of our sexual being. Participants can attend any one of these sessions—or all of them. 12:45-3:45 pm, Tupper Room. Click below to register for workshops.

Workshop 1: Sexuality and Communication (Sep. 17)

Workshop 2: Sexual Diversity (Oct. 8)

Workshop 3: Sexuality and Aging (Nov. 5)


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 (


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.