Happenings

Young Souls Brunch

Our monthly brunch after church. Join us at Pho 14 or meet in Pierce Hall after the Find Your Ministry Fair to walk over together.

When: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Where: 
Pho 14
Contact name: 
Claire Tucci

Abolitionist Lucretia Mott at All Souls

On a cold night in January 1843, exactly 175 years ago, eminent Philadelphia Quaker Lucretia Mott was invited to First Unitarian (now All Souls) Church, to speak to lawmakers on emancipation. New Englander John Quincy Adams, the former president and a founder of First Unitarian, wished to gather Southern slave owners in Congress to hear the radiant anti-slavery speaker in person. Lucretia Mott was the most famous American woman before the Civil War and, in the packed church, her mesmerizing voice melted the harsh sectional divide for that one magical night. Ralph Waldo Emerson, a Unitarian, was there, amazed and swept away with everyone else. He wrote home about it the next day. Her talk made the newspapers. It was the first time in American history that powerful men came to listen to a woman’s voice on the issue tearing the country apart, long before the Civil War broke out.

Jamie Stiehm is a Washington columnist and a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun. She is a widely published journalist and an expert on woman suffrage.

1:15 pm

When: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: 
Eaton Room

Monthly Board of Trustees meeting

The trustees and officers of All Souls Church Unitarian meet each month with the staff Executive Team (Senior Minister Rob Hardies, Associate Minister Susan Moore, Executive Director Katie Loughary) to monitor the operation of the church and develop and set policy as needed. Church members are invited to attend and observe the meetings. All meetings start at 7:00 pm. The 2018 meetings take place on the following dates:

  • January 31 (note change from 1/24)
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 19
When: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Where: 
Library
Contact name: 
Board President Thurman Rhodes
Contact email: 

Philosophical Souls: Vitality

The Philosophical Souls begin this new year in life by thinking about life itself: vitality. What is it to be truly alive? What makes us come alive, and what deadens us to life? Does achieving vitality involve embodying certain values? How do we reconcile our pursuit of vitality and challenge the forces that diminish it, with acceptance of the stages of life marked by its loss? Join us for these and your questions! Contact Sara to RSVP and get location details. All are welcome! 6:30 pm.

When: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Where: 
Apartment near Dupont Circle
Contact name: 
Sara Frueh
Contact email: 

Reeb 5th Annual NC Moral March Trip

Let justice roll down the highways to NC! Join Reeb Voting Rights for our 5th annual pilgrimage to NC to support prophetic resistance leader Rev. Barber and the Moral March. Our tradition of participating in the march began after Rev. Barber delivered a national call for support - coinciding with heavy voter suppression in NC after the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. This year we are also invited directly by the President of the NC NAACP, Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, to participate in a rousing service Friday night as well, a wonderful opportunity to deepen our partnerships in NC and show that our work is having an impact. We will leave on February 9 directly from All Souls, attend the service and then wake up to ready to march! Then we will buttress a gerrymandering-focused phone bank led by our long-time partner Democracy NC, replete with warm food and drink. After that, we turn back around & sleep in our own beds Saturday night, sated by justice. How much better does it get? Come join the justice train! Sign up in Pierce hall today or online.
When: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 and Saturday, February 10, 2018
Contact name: 
Denise Woods
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