Welcome



All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a liberal religious congregation that nurtures lifelong spiritual development. 
We covenant to create a welcoming, caring, justice-seeking community within and beyond these walls.

 

Contact Us

All Souls New London
19 Jay St.
New London, Connecticut 06320
Phone 860-443-0316

Regular Schedule

Sunday
  • Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 and 11:15.
  • Religious education classes for children pre-K through 12th grade begin September 18th. Youth group meets at second service. Nursery care provided for the littlest ones at the first service.
Opportunities for Service

CLICK HERE for ways you can joyfully serve!

Announcements

  • Refugees Welcome

     

  • Sunday Services Schedule

     

     

    Welcome to All Souls New London
    A UUA Breakthrough Congregation
    A Welcoming Congregation
    Reverend Carolyn Patierno, Senior Minister
    Reverend Caitlin O'Brien, Associate Minister

    Sunday Services
    9:30 and 11:15

     

    Sunday School Classes at the 9:30 Service
    Youth Group at the 11:15 Service


    Nursery Care is provided for infants
    and toddlers during the first service

     

    March 2017
    March Ministry Theme: Vulnerability

     

    March 5 “The Power of Vulnerability”
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Brené Brown has based her life’s work on, as she names it, “the power of vulnerability.”  Using her work as a springboard, we’ll explore vulnerability’s positive role in our lives. 

     

    March 12 "A Universalist Hope in a Divided Age"
    Daylight savings begins – Spring ahead!
    Worship Leader:  Joanie DiMartino
    Guest preacher:  Reverend Sarah Lenzi
    In a time of great division and challenge, what are we Unitarian Universalists called to do? Join us as we explore how our inherited Universalist beliefs can help us move forward with hope.

    The Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi currently serves the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley in Westchester, NY. The shared ministry of UUCHV is all about creating community, deepening spiritual lives, and furthering justice in the world.

     

    March 19 “Lot’s Wife:  The Women Who Turned Back”
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    As March is Women’s History Month, let’s consider the women who are often nameless but whose stories live on in the Bible.  We’ll consider them through the lens of their vulnerabilities and their strengths and in doing so, we’ll consider our own. 

    Good Neighbor Offering: SisterSong

    Food Pantry Donation: Condiments, Dried Spices, and Herbs

     

    March 26 “The Still, Small Voice”
    Worship Leader:
    Guest Preacher:  Suzanne Wingrove-Haugland
    The Still, Small Voice—When we are most vulnerable, how do we seek inspiration? If we call out to God, is there a response?  If so, from where does it come?  Guest preacher Suzanne Wingrove-Haugland examines our inner connection to divinity.

    Suzanne is a shaman and graduate of the Priestess Path Women’s Mystery School.  She has been a member of All Souls since 2004.

    Black Lives Matter Public Witness
    between Sunday services, rain or shine.

     

     

     

    Circle Suppers are coming!  Click here for more information.

     

Upcoming Events

FEB

28

TUE
Meditation
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Everyone is most welcome! The Meditation Group meets twice weekly: at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Basic guidelines are offered to all newcomers, and guided mediation is offered during some of the sessions.

Each session includes 30 minutes of silent sitting mediation, 10 minutes of walking mediation, and 15 minutes of dharma sharing, in which folks may, if they choose, share their meditation experiences. On one evening a month the sitting meditation is enhanced by the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. And on most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, an extremely gentle combination of yoga and meditation, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the current month’s schedule, please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
Quiet Time with Singing Bowls
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The tones produced by Himalayan singing bowls can be a unique entry into a place of calm, peace, healing, and harmony. Each bowl, when sounded, produces from two to five separate harmonic tones, some steady tones and some warbling or fluttering tones. When two or more bowls are played together the result is a complex, interweaving dance of tones that can be profoundly relaxing and peaceful and can lead to a meditative experience.

If you have never heard several singing bowls played together, you have never really heard singing bowls.

Please consider joining John Irwin, who has been playing singing bowls for over three years, each Tuesday evening at All Souls from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a period of peace and relaxation.

All are welcome.
MAR

01

WED
Updates re: 2017 UUA General Assembly
Registration Open
Housing Reservations Open
Financial Aid Applications Available
2017 UUA General Assembly: June 21-25 | New Orleans, LA
Meditation
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Everyone is most welcome! The Meditation Group meets twice weekly: at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Basic guidelines are offered to all newcomers, and guided mediation is offered during some of the sessions.

Each session includes 30 minutes of silent sitting mediation, 10 minutes of walking mediation, and 15 minutes of dharma sharing, in which folks may, if they choose, share their meditation experiences. On one evening a month the sitting meditation is enhanced by the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. And on most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, an extremely gentle combination of yoga and meditation, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the current month’s schedule, please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
Craft Circle
7:00 PM
We are an inclusive social group of adults interested in crafts. We gather with each other on Wednesday evenings to work on our own current personal projects in a wide array of areas. Whatever the skill: knit, crochet, needlepoint, zentangle, sewing, quilting, beadwork, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, we are willing to teach what we know to others. Perhaps you have a skill we are not familiar with and we may learn from you.

Childcare is not provided. Come and be with us as your schedule permits: once a week or once a month, whatever works for you.
Contact: Carol Bunting - cbeema@sbcglobal.net
Kate Treadwell-Hill - treadhill@gmail.com

Note: Members of our group are highly sensitive to perfume. Please refrain from wearing scent.
Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
No audition necessary, just show up. The choir sings on two Sundays each month from September through June. Further questions may be directed to Becky Noreen: noreentowne@comcast.net
MAR

02

THU
Worship Team
6:00 PM
Humanist Discussion Group
7:00 PM
New date (1st Thursday) and place (Nash Room)
MAR

03

FRI
MAR

05

SUN
Worship
9:30 AM
Worship
11:15 AM
MAR

07

TUE
Meditation
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Everyone is most welcome! The Meditation Group meets twice weekly: at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Basic guidelines are offered to all newcomers, and guided mediation is offered during some of the sessions.

Each session includes 30 minutes of silent sitting mediation, 10 minutes of walking mediation, and 15 minutes of dharma sharing, in which folks may, if they choose, share their meditation experiences. On one evening a month the sitting meditation is enhanced by the playing of Tibetan prayer bowls. And on most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, an extremely gentle combination of yoga and meditation, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information about the current month’s schedule, please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
Quiet Time with Singing Bowls
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The tones produced by Himalayan singing bowls can be a unique entry into a place of calm, peace, healing, and harmony. Each bowl, when sounded, produces from two to five separate harmonic tones, some steady tones and some warbling or fluttering tones. When two or more bowls are played together the result is a complex, interweaving dance of tones that can be profoundly relaxing and peaceful and can lead to a meditative experience.

If you have never heard several singing bowls played together, you have never really heard singing bowls.

Please consider joining John Irwin, who has been playing singing bowls for over three years, each Tuesday evening at All Souls from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a period of peace and relaxation.

All are welcome.