May 6 -The Good Medicine of Mindfulness Poetry

May 3, 2018

Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our full self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is—even ...


May 13 – A Theory of Everything

May 3, 2018

Rev. Knapp says, “Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking both spent a life time working on what is called a unified field theory, or, in popular parlance, “a theory of everything.” In a way, so have I. They did not find their theory.  I believe I have found mine!” WSC: Mike Huber          Speaker: Rev. Ron Knapp               ...


May 20 – The Road Is Long

May 3, 2018

Linda Hallstrom, All Souls’ President-Elect, will talk about the long and winding road that finally and joyfully brought her to All Souls and Unitarian Universalism. Those who helped to guide her journey include Eliza Tupper Wilkes, Walt Whitman, and Mark Sanderson! WSC: Scott Kunze         Speaker: Linda Hallstrom                     Musician: Deb Reid  


May 27 – Memorial Day Potluck

May 3, 2018

Gentle Yoga and a Potluck. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Mike Huber will guide a gentle chair and mat yoga session in the Sanctuary. Afterwards, we will reconvene downstairs in Eliza’s Kitchen for a potluck. Please bring a prepared dish to pass. We will provide dinnerware and drinks.


All Souls 2018 Annual Meeting will be May 20

May 3, 2018

The All Souls 2018 Annual Meeting will be May 20th, immediately following the service. I hope everyone will plan on attending. It is a good way to find out what has been happening at All Souls during the past year. Written committee reports will be included in your meeting packet. Here are the items to be ...


Ministerial Search Update

May 3, 2018

Members of the Transition Team meet regularly as we seek a new minister for All Souls. We have implemented several outreach strategies in addition to posting our position on the UUA Settlement System website. Team members had a conference call with Sharon Dittmar, our UUA liaison, on April 19. She indicated that half-time positions are very ...


Children’s RE – May 2018

May 3, 2018

  May 6 — Today we’re talking about the changing of seasons. Celebrating Spring! What are the first signs of spring — cherry blossoms or lilacs or pussy willows?  Join us as we have fun while exploring these ideas. May 13 — Let’s talk about families. Mother’s Day is observed in May and Father’s Day is observed in June. ...


Offering supports REACH

May 3, 2018

During May and June one-half of undesignated offering gifts will support REACH. REACH is a nonprofit that provides one to one tutoring for adults. The programs are free of charge and utilize volunteers who want to ensure all people in the Sioux Empire have the literacy skills they desire. REACH is dedicated to providing individualized reading, writing ...


Adult RE – “Listening to Shame”

May 3, 2018

Our Adult RE TED Talk for May is “Listening to Shame” will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. The presentation by Brene Brown highlights shame as an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Brene Brown is a research professor ...


Getting to Know UU’s and Membership Ingathering

May 3, 2018

On Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, following the All Souls service with Rev. Ron Knapp, Mark Sanderson will facilitate a learning session for folks interested in our Unitarian-Universalist heritage and in particular, All Souls Church.  In addition, the path to membership will be explained, and those choosing will be invited to become certified All Souls members. The ...


Roy Zimmerman Concert

May 3, 2018

Join us on Monday, May 28th at 7pm as we welcome musician Roy Zimmerman to All Souls. ReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the ...


Cliff Notes on UUism

March 31, 2018

Unitarian Universalism has a rich history and many prominent figures in the founding of our country were U’s or U’s.  Mark Sanderson is willing to share an overview of Unitarian Universalism as a session of Adult RE.  Join us April 11th at 7:00 for this interesting presentation and discussion.


Inside Work Day April 28

March 31, 2018

How many Unitarian Universalists does it take to change a light bulb? Inside Work Day Saturday,  9:00 a.m. – 12 noon Report for duty, food, and fun and find out. We have a few tasks that need doing around our church and warmly welcome your participation. From changing light bulbs to cleaning glass, there is a task that you can ...


Review of Guiding Documents

March 31, 2018

An update of one of All Souls guiding documents, the Policy and Procedure Manual has been approved by the Board. Many people helped to create this current version and it will continue to be a work in progress as All Souls evolves. During the review process, I realized many of us are not familiar with ...


Children’s RE – April & May 2018

March 31, 2018

April 1 — Today’s theme is spring holidays! Easter customs are based on pagan and Christian traditions. Today we’ll talk about the different ways people celebrate Easter. April 8 — Spring planting is today’s topic. Our church is place to make beautiful. Celebrate with us our joy and appreciation for the beauty of nature, we’ll do some indoor ...


April 1 – Easter Sunday

March 31, 2018

Coincidently, Easter Sunday, a culmination of joy after tragic events, coincides this year with April Fools Day. We have asked Kristi Holler to bring together some musical interpretations of spring, Easter, resurrection and foolishness; a tall order perhaps! WSC: Sue Ann Lang  Speaker/Musician:  Kristi Holler


April 8 – Our Buried Treasures

March 31, 2018

There are at least three stories about our “treasure” that is hidden, lost, and yet somehow recovered: Native American, Christian and Jewish.  What is required to find and reclaim our “treasure”?   And once we discover the treasure, what is the best use of the resources entrusted to our care? Rev. Ted Tollefson and his wife Kristen have been visiting ...


April 15 – The Good Medicine of Mindfulness Poetry

March 31, 2018

Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our full self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is—even ...


April 22 – Living our commitment to the Earth and all living things

March 31, 2018

April 22 is earth day. Peter Holland and Gary Pabst will present care of the earth from the perspective of the “interdependent web of existence…”   WSC:  Peter Holland    Speaker: Gary Pabst and Peter Holland  Musician:  Kristi Holler


April 29 – “A Playful Spirit – a state of Grace”

March 31, 2018

Yesterday, Rev. Fritz Hudson ended his sermon with a quote from Pablo Neruda: “We pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence, to find that enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song (before others). But in that dance, and in that song, the most ancient rites of conscience ...