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

  • 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

  • Feeling alone? Hopeless? Scared?

    Beloved Souls,

    For you who are concerned for your neighbor, yourself, your country, you know where to find kindred souls: All Souls, 19 Jay Street, New London.

    Bring friends who may, like you, need to answer the call of love ... and resistance.

    See you at All Souls where .... all souls are welcome!

     

     

  • 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
    (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

     

    December Ministry Theme: Reverence

    Words to Live By:

    By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
    By practicing reverence for life, we become good, deep, and alive.

    -- Albert Schweitzer

     

    December 4 “We Are What We Revere: Who Are We?” 9:30 and 11:15
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
    Good to get clear on this front. Reverence. Let’s settle into it, listen to its music, and be
    assured that life is “good, deep” and that we are alive.

    American Sign Language Interpretation provided.

     

    December 11 “Paper Bag Pageant: A Living Nativity Story”
    One service at 10 a.m.

    Worship Leader: Reverend Caitlin O'Brien 
    This service will be a multigenerational extravaganza, retelling the ancient and familiar story of Jesus’ birth. The congregation is invited to participate in the telling of the story. Costumes – nothing fancy – will be provided in a – you guessed it – paper bag, labeled for the various characters: sheep, shepherds, angels, wise people, pigs, camels etc. As you arrive, you are invited to pick a bag and put on the costume. The Narrators will call each group forward at the right time. For those who wish to remain in their seats we will have animal masks or stars – so everyone can take part.

     

    December 18 Winter Solstice Service  
    One service at 4:30 p.m.

    No morning service or religious education classes

    Worship Leader: Suzanne Wingrove-Haugland
    Winter solstice is a celebration of ancient wisdom. Suzanne Wingrove-Haugland’s Solstice Cycle ritual accompanies the songs that have become All Souls favorites. We journey together through the darkness and emerge renewed into the light. Come and celebrate! Children 3rd grade and up are encouraged to attend the Solstice Service.

    Childcare will be available for infants through 2nd grade.

     

    December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

    Child care available for the 4:00 service. Our offering on Christmas Eve supports the Minister's Discretionary Fund.

     

    December 25: No Worship Service

     

    January 1   Sing in the New Year! Hymn Sing
    One service at 11:00 a.m.

    We will sing for a half-hour and then break bread together at a festive Potluck Brunch.
    Maria Bareiss is organizing the meal so it promises to be one of joy and fun for all.

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

Upcoming Events

DEC

06

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
Blue Chistmas Soup & Recoup
6:00 PM
Is the season not an easy one for you? Join others who are similarly struggling. Have a bowl of soup and we’ll sit together in supportive solidarity.
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.
DEC

07

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
DEC

09

FRI
Alanon
7:00 PM
Songs of Hope & Resistance
7:30 PM
All Souls Congregation presents an evening of "Songs of Hope & Resistance" featuring regional singer-songwriters performing in support of social justice. Sponsored by All Souls' Friday Night Folk series.

$10 suggested donation
Doors open at 7:00pm
Proceeds to benefit the Immigration Advocacy & Support Center, New London, CT

Featured singer-songwriters:

Paul & Cathy Carolan
Nick Evento
Anna May
Hugh Birdsall
Ben & Nancy Parent
Sandy Allen
Golden Ratio
Craig Edwards
Arlene Wow!
Carl Franklin
David Gonzalez-Rice
Geoff Kaufman
DEC

10

SAT
Community Meal, NL Meal Center
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Prepping and serving lunch 9-11:30 and 11:30 -1:30. Please call Carol Irwin at 860-822-3391, email meals@allsouls.net, or just show up and help. Youth 14 and older are welcome.
DEC

11

SUN
Paper Bag Pageant: A Living Nativity Story
10:00 AM
This service will be a multigenerational extravaganza, retelling the ancient and familiar story of Jesus’ birth. The congregation is invited to participate in the telling of the story. Costumes – nothing fancy – will be provided in a – you guessed it – paper bag, labeled for the various characters: sheep, shepherds, angels, wise people, pigs, camels etc. As you arrive, you are invited to pick a bag and put on the costume. The Narrators will call each group forward at the right time. For those who wish to remain in their seats we will have animal masks or stars – so everyone can take part.
DEC

12

MON
Facilities Committee
7:00 PM
Ackerman Room
DEC

13

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
Harbor Moon CUUPS Full Moon Potluck
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ritual: “A Norse Yule” led by Michael Hart.

Discover the Nordic historical and mythological connections to our seasonal Solstice celebrations as we Bless a Yule Log and welcome another Turn on the Wheel of the Year!

Supper served at 5:45, with short ritual or activity beginning promptly at 6:30 pm. Drumming circle to follow. Family friendly, good food, good conversation! Donations toward supplies accepted.

Merry Meet & Blessed Be! Contact: Joanie DiMartino: joanie.dimartino@att.net
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.