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.

Announcements

  • Proposed Addition - Video

    Click here to view the video created by our architect Dan Glynn and his team that shows the proposed addition to All Souls. There will be opportunities for questions and comments after upcoming Sunday services and a congregational vote on whether we go forward with this proposal at our congregational meeting on Sunday June 19th. 

  • 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

     

    September Ministry Theme: Welcome Home

    Words to Live By:
    "It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away,
    so that when I've gone and come back,
    I'll find it at home."
    – Rumi

     

    September 18 “Arriving at Your Own Door” 
    Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.  
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    How might we feel more at home with our own selves in order to feel more comfortable everywhere else?  What does the journey home to our selves entail?

    Religious Education classes begin. 

    Dedicated Offering:  Religious Education Scholarship Fund

     

    September 25 “When Home is But a Dream”
    Services at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. 
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Guest Preacher: David Gonzalez-Rice
    David is the Homeless Hospitality Center’s Housing Support Team Manager. David will share his deepest concerns as well as what has surprised him about this work. He has been a member of All Souls since 2012. 

     

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

     

     

Upcoming Events

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Update re: 2017 UUA General Assembly
Program Proposal Form Available
2017 UUA General Assembly: June 21-25 in New Orleans, LA
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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
Gardening at All Souls
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
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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
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