Gabe Night Shield from Urban Indianz Podcast and Night Shield (his record label) will come to All Souls to share his thoughts on Native American’s who don’t fit into modern American ideas of what they should be. Gabe will be sharing his journey from Rosebud to Boston to Seattle and back to South Dakota. Let us join together and find the wisdom to examine our expectations, the ability to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we make and contribute to, and the gratitude of those who bravely share the harm we cause so that we can grow deeper into our interconnections. “The only time I see Native Americans in media is either when they’re complaining about the alcoholics and the drunks, … Continued
“What does a tree, a house and a gymnasium have to do with gratitude? Come and find out on November 19 as Rev. David Jennys shares some wisdom from Colossians 2:1-7. Rev. David Jennys is a credentialed United Church of Christ (UCC) minister. He and wife relocated to South Dakota to become more involved with indigenous social justice issues. He is currently pursuing a Dr. of Ministry at Sioux Falls Seminary. His focus is church revitalization including improving communications within congregations. Since moving to South Dakota he has served as interim minister for several congregation, taught history, and currently is substituting in local schools and drives a school bus. He and his spouse also a minister live north of the … Continued
Speaker Mike Huber reflects on “Revisiting All Souls’ journey to becoming a Welcoming Congregation (not necessarily only the LBGTQ in relation to welcoming)” How did All Souls become a “Welcoming Congregation?” Did you feel welcomed the first time you attended All Souls? I didn’t. When did you feel welcome? Do we feel gratitude for our congregation, the folks who greet, fix the coffee, prepare the Order of Service, teach our children? What wisdom have I gleaned? How do I forgive when I have been wronged? Mike is a member at All Souls currently serving on the Safe Congregation Team, the Worship Team and leads the meditation group that meets on Sunday mornings at 9 am. He is active … Continued
Tao: The Watercourse Way: Guest Presenter: Rev. Ted Tollefson, M.Div., M.S. Taoism, the nature-religion of China, provides ways to reconnect body, mind, spirit, Nature. Rev. Tollefson has been serving UU congregations in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 1980. He taught World Religions at United Theological Seminary for 20 years and now teaches Psychology at Metro State University in St. Paul, MN. Currently, he’s helping to plant a new UU congregation in Red Wing, MN. He lives with his wife Kristen at Mythos Center in Frontenac, Minnesota.