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 10:00 a.m. from now through September 11th. We resume two services, 9:30 & 11:15, on September 18.
  • Religious education classes for children pre-K through 12th grade begin September 18th. 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 10:00 a.m.
    (from now through September 11th)
    Two services beginning September 18


    Nursery Care is provided for infants
    and toddlers during the service

    Summer Fun & Games for children up to 5th grade. Children and youth entering 6th grade and older are encouraged to attend summer worship services with their families.
     

    September Ministry Theme: Welcome Home

     

    September 4  “Labor and Love” 
    One service at 10:00 a.m.
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    What if your labor is not what you love?  What if “do what you love” just isn’t in the cards?  A Labor Day reflection.  

     

    September 11 “Gathering the Waters” and Pies for Peace.  
    One service at 10:00 a.m.

    Worship leaders:  Reverend Carolyn Patierno and Reverend Caitlin O’Brien
    At the start of the new church season, all are invited to bring a small vessel of water either from home or from summer travels to pour into a common bowl.  We will enter into the time-honored ritual that is the Water Communion.  Rife with meaning, this service signals a new beginning in strength and connection.  

    After the service, we will enjoy the Sixth Annual Pies for Peace.   What began on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 continues on as a way to shine the light on the sweetness and power of community as we also raise funds for a worthy, peace-centered organization.  This year the recipient is The Sandy Hook Promise.

    For those who are new to Pies for Peace:  all are invited to bring a homemade pie to church.   Fruit, custard, cream, savory, nonallergenic pies – all are welcome!

     

    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 after every Sunday service, rain or shine.

     

     

Upcoming Events

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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
Himalayan Singing Bowl Concert
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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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
Journey Within
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
All are welcome. Journey Within is a weekly support group that explores our relationship with ourselves as it relates to food, exercise and all other aspects of self-care. Our goal is to work on the challenges that block us from becoming our best selves. If you would like a safe place to develop more commitment around how you treat your mind, body and soul, then join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact: Sue Laires: susan@lairesdesign.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.
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Worship Team
5:30 PM
Humanist Discussion Group
7:00 PM
New date (1st Thursday) and place (Nash Room)
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