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

  • All Souls / New London is on the bus and headed to Boston!

    This march is being organized in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Here’s what the organizers have said:

    On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.

    Details:

    The bus will pick up and drop off at All Souls

    Pick up: 8:00 a.m.
    Drop off: 7:00 p.m.

    $45 Checks should be made out to “All Souls” with “Boston March” in the memo.

    There are 55 seats on the bus. First come, first served.
    To reserve your seat call / email: office@allsouls.net or 860.443.0316


    Questions: Ron Ward at ron2get@gmail.com or 860.857.4052

  • 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
    (except as noted below)

    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

     

    January 2017

    January Ministry Theme: Resolution

    Words to Live By:
    “Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another
    as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”  

    ~Goran Persson

     

     

    January 22: “Reflections on the March for Women’s Lives” 9:30 and 11:15 
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    I will have just returned from the March in Boston the day before.  There will not likely be resolution, but we are resolute!

    Open House - come see what we've done at 25 Jay Street
    our House of Hospitality for refugee resettlement
    10:30 - 11:15 - between services today!

     

    January 29: “The Elephant in the Room” 9:30 and 11:15  
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Guest Preacher:  Reverend Tom Schade

    Did the truth of one story save Unitarianism? And what happened when we measured it against our own experience? And what have we learned?

    Reverend Tom Schade is one of Unitarian Universalism’s most insightful public theologians.  His blog, “The Lively Tradition,” considers Unitarian Universalism's Public Ministry and Public Theology. Also, by necessity, UU growth.  He served the First Unitarian Church of Worcester and is now retired from parish ministry.  

     

     

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

     

     

     

Upcoming Events

JAN

24

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.
JAN

25

WED
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
JAN

27

FRI
Updates re: 2017 UUA General Assembly
Exhibit Hall Reservation Deadline
Sponsorship and Advertising Deadline
2017 UUA General Assembly: June 21-25 | New Orleans, LA
Alanon
7:00 PM
JAN

29

SUN
Worship
9:30 AM
Worship
11:15 AM