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 through Sept 7
Children pre-K through 5th grade participate in "Summer Fun & Games" during the service
Nursery Care is provided for infants and toddlers
Please bring a flower from your garden to add to the community vase that we create for the summer worship services
"All Labor Has Dignity”
Worship Leader & Reflection: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
September Ministry Theme:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Words to Live By: We, the congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
September 7 – 10 a.m. followed by the 4th Annual “Pies for Peace”
Gather the Waters: We Begin Again in Love
Worship Leaders: Reverend Carolyn Patierno, Reverend Caitlin O’Brien, and Ministerial Intern Rebecca Bryan. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Elizabeth Bull.
Our annual Water Communion is led in the spirit of re-creation and recommitment. Ritual is a container for joy and a salve for brokenness. Bring water to add to the common bowl—water from your home or travels.
This year’s Pies for Peace beneficiary is “Seeds of Peace.” http://www.seedsofpeace.org/mission#sthash.LfLWLQAg.dpuf For more information see the newsletter page 7.
Dedicated Offering – Religious Education Scholarships
Again this year there will be a $100 registration fee for each child enrolled in our religious education program with a $200 cap per family. No one will be turned away, of course. We extend an invitation to the congregation to support this ministry through the “Religious Education Scholarship Fund.” Envelopes will be in the September 7 & 14 orders of service for those who are willing and able to make a contribution. If you would like to donate by check, please put “RE Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.
September 14 – 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. First Day of Religious Education Classes
“The Spiritual Muscle of Inherent Worth and Dignity”
Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno
Our first principle is a spiritual practice and like most spiritual practices, it is easier said than done. Honoring the inherent worth and dignity of all through it all. How?
Between services: Congregational Dialogue: See newsletter page 3 for details
11 a.m. Religious Education Kick-off Breakfast and Parent Orientation
September 21 – One service at 10 a.m.
Worship Leader: Barb May • Guest preacher: Len Salter
By honoring the worth and dignity of my wife’s family, we were able to turn their forbiddance into acceptance. By showing them on their terms that our love is valid and true, they graced us with their blessing and welcomed us into the fold.
Special Congregational Meeting following the service. See page 4 of newsletter for Call to Meeting.
September 28 – 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.
“Coming to Life”
Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno; Preacher: Rebecca Bryan
This summer a UU worship service in New Orleans was interrupted by a vocal group of pro-life advocates. What does it mean when our principles are applied in real life situations? One mother’s perspective.