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

Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

Sunday
  • Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 and 11:15 unless noted otherwise.
  • Faith Formation classes for grades pre-K through 8 are at the first service. High school youth group meets at the 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

  • An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism from the Unitarian Universalist Association

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  • 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
    Perry Montrose, Director of Faith Formation
    Tonya Laymon, Choir Director

    Sunday Services
    9:30 and 11:15 a.m.|
    (unless noted below)


    Faith Formation classes grades pre-K through 8th
    grade during the 9:30 service. High school
    youth group meets during the second service.

    Nursery Care is provided for infants
    and toddlers during the first service.

     

    February Ministry Theme:  Covenant

    Words to live by:
    “When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them." Martin Buber

     

    February 23:  “Why We Seek a Spiritual Home”
    Two Services:  9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader:  Reverend Caitlin O’Brien
    Guest Preacher:  Mariela Perez-Simons

    Mariela Pérez-Simons was born in Cuba and migrated to the U.S. as an asylum seeker in 1995.  Mariela was raised as a communist atheist because religion was forbidden in Cuba during her childhood. She'll share with us her journey seeking a spiritual home and finding it in Unitarian Universalism. 

     

    March Ministry Theme: Faith

     

    March 1: “What Do We Mean When We Talk About ‘Faith’?”
    Two Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno

    Former UUA President William Sinkford suggested that UUs cultivate a “language of reverence”. We’ve been cultivating for quite some time. What does that language sound like? We’ll begin this month-long examination of faith by exploring what “faith” means.

     

     

    March 8: “That Old Time Religion: The Faith of the Universalist”
    Two Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Reverend Carolyn Patierno

    This year marks the 250th anniversary of American Universalism. Once thought of as a heretical and radical faith, its saving message is no less powerful for time gone by. How might we center that saving message over two centuries later?

     

     

    March 15: “Looking Cancer in the Eye”
    Two Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Reverend Caitlin O’Brien

    My philosophy of life and death has to address the fact that, among other perils of living, more than one third of us will develop a cancer from within. What is its source? Biologically speaking, what strengthens or weakens it? And spiritually speaking, what is the most balanced way I might relate to it? We’ll look carefully and tread lightly, together.

    Dedicated Offering: General Assembly scholarship. All Souls is given five delegates for GA. These monies will subsidize their registration fees.


    Community Offering: in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll collect menstrual supplies to be given to the Visiting Nurses Association and the New London Public Schools.

     

     

    March 22: “Tending the Stories”
    Two Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
    Worship Leader: Ann Kadlecek, Ministerial Intern

    We all carry stories about how the world is, who we are, what matters most, and where we can place our trust. These stories become lenses through which we perceive and interpret experiences, and ultimately shape our sense of identity and our faith. How might tending our stories help us navigate all the twists and turns and re-imaginings, on this journey that is our life?

     

     

    March 29: Youth Led Service
    One Service: 10 a.m.
    Worship Leaders: Youth Group

    Our youth are deeply affected by gun violence and its effect shows up daily in their lives, as schools prepare for the unthinkable. Our Youth Group will take a deep look at what causes gun violence, how we are learning to cope with the fear it creates, and what can be done to stop it. Join them on a journey to find where the hope for a less violent society resides.

     

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

     

    Next Circle Supper is Saturday March 21.
    Click here for more information.

     

     

  • Capital Campaign - We Are Building a New Way
  • Refugees Welcome

     

  • We Are a Sanctuary Congregation

Upcoming Events

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MON
Book Group
1:00 PM
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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 silent sitting mediation, walking mediation, and dharma sharing, in which folks may share their meditation experiences. On most second Wednesdays, our coordinator offers guided meditation with the body, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information please contact Pamala Lewis: pamalalewis@comcast.net or Jean Jerbert: j.jerbert@yahoo.com
NAMI
6:00 PM
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WED
Meditation
5:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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. Whatever the skill: knit, crochet, needlepoint, zentangle, sewing, quilting, beadwork, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, we are willing to teach what we know to others.

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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THU
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FRI
Alanon
7:00 PM
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SAT
5th Saturday Community Meal
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Two shifts: 9 am-noon and noon-2:30 pm. New volunteers will be welcomed and trained. Meals are served in the meal center at Montauk Ave. Contact Carol Irwin if you would like to help. Thanks!
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