Welcome to the Holidays at All Souls Church

Join us this holiday season to deepen your spirit, find peace, and cultivate joy and generosity. In addition to a three-sermon series by Rev. Hardies called Simple Gifts, this season features the Rachmaninoff Vespers, holiday caroling, the children’s pageant, Solstice, our Christmas Eve celebrations, and more. Please join us!

Sun., Dec. 23. Simple Gifts III: Night Vision. Rev. Hardies

Services at 9:30 and 11:15 am
The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. The darkness has much to teach about hope and fear, but first we must learn to see in the dark.

 

Mon., Dec. 24. Christmas Eve at All Souls

7:00 pm. Family Candlelight Service
Our early Christmas service is designed especially for families with young children—as well as the young at heart of all ages! This year features a dramatic reading of a classic Christmas story. The Jubilee Singers and Children’s Choir will sing. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing Alleluia.

10:00 pm. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Join Rev. Hardies and the All Souls Choir in welcoming Christmas into the world and into our hearts during this candlelit service of lessons and carols. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing Alleluia.

 

Sun., Dec. 30. Watchnight. Rev. Braxton
One service only at 10:15 am
Looking back into historical time, African American communities approached the New Year with a sense of awe, reverence, and wonder, not knowing what the future would bring. Today our country is in a Watchnight moment, and we explore the sustaining spiritual and religious traditions of the past in our own faithful present.