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This Sunday

Sunday Services at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.


Art Can Change People
Sermon by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez



View our calendar for the full Sunday schedule

Vision 2020: Imagining All Souls’ Future

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The All Souls Board invites you to Vision 2020: Imagining All Souls’ Future!
It is an exciting time to be a part of our congregation; All Souls will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2019. You can help the Board envision the beginning of our next 200 years by attending our small group discussions. Led in discussion by trained All Souls leaders, we will share our stories about what we appreciate about All Souls, and imagine possibilities for 2020 and beyond. Come make your voice heard!

A variety of dates and times are available from mid-October to mid-November. Child care will be available - just indicate that you require it during the signup process. You may sign up for sessions during Coffee Hour in September, or online HERE.

Monday-Saturday Stroller Ban in Effect Beginning Aug. 17th

Beginning August 17th, no strollers will be permitted inside the buildings at All Souls from Monday-Saturday. This will be true for ALL guests including members of the All Souls School, and attendees to programs that rent space here in our buildings such as Super Soccer Stars, Free to Be Under Three, Kids In Sports, etc.

Strollers may be parked outside in the Garden, provided that they do no block the staircases and ramp. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Religious Education for Children and Youth


Our religious education programming develops our spirits and grows our souls; practicing empathy and compassion with each other, honoring transitions and celebrating life together.

Religious Education classes for children and youth start on September 13th! For more information, please visit our RE for Children and Youth page or contact Kamila Jacob, Interim Director of Religious Education at

All Souls Bicentennial 2019


The Bicentennial Steering Committee is starting to plan for our 2019 Bicentennial. We will need everyone's input and help. One of the first things we want to develop is a Distinctive Logo. If you are interested in submitting a design, please contact the committee at

We envision a variety of events and activities to mark this milestone in our Congregation's history. We will have many discussion opportunities to explore ideas and we encourage everyone's participation.

We are a religious community

  • In the experience of worship, we gather to contemplate the mystery of God, interpret the wisdom of religion, and explore the insights of science. Our purpose is to awaken our sense of the sacred and renew our resolve to transform ourselves and our world.
  • As human beings, we all emerge from the same Source and share the same Destiny. As a community of faith, we make shared commitments and offer mutual support. As indivi­duals, we each bear responsibility for our own beliefs and actions.
  • We practice a discipline of gratitude, by which we acknowledge our utter dependence on the people and world around us, and we practice an ethic of gratitude, by which we accept our obligation to nurture others and the world in return.

A Welcoming Congregation

From the UUA website:
"In 1987 the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) established the Common Vision Planning Committee. This committee found many negative attitudes, deep prejudices, and profound ignorance about bisexual, gay, and lesbian people, which resulted in the exclusion of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people from their churches. As a result of these findings, the delegates of the 1989 UUA General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to initiate the Welcoming Congregation program to educate its members....The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people."

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New to All Souls?

Find out more about our congregation and membership at Welcome to All Souls, an opportunity to get to know the church, as well as Senior Minister Galen Guengerich and Executive Director Eileen Macholl. The workshops offer a comfortable, intimate setting to explore our congregation and history, the principles of Unitarian Universalism, spiritual practice and service, and how you can find your place in the All Souls community.

Workshops are once a month on Sunday afternoons, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., in the comfort of the Ware Room. For more information and workshop dates, go to our Welcome Workshops page.


Unitarian Church of All Souls

1157 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10075
Phone: (212) 535-5530 | Fax: (212) 535-5641

Unitarian Church of All Souls

1157 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10075
Phone: (212) 535-5530 | Fax: (212) 535-5641

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