Groups for Fellowship, Learning, and the Arts
Community at All Souls
The Unitarian Church of All Souls is a vibrant Unitarian Universalist community of faith in which ministry is shared amongst lay leaders and ordained clergy in service to shared commitments and vision. At All Souls, groups form for many reasons. Some groups seek fellowship around shared interests or the joys and challenges of a similar life stage or identity. Others come together to pursue learning and spiritual growth. Still others coalesce around shared interests in music and the arts and community partnerships.
Below, you'll find more information on our groups for Fellowship, Learning and Growth, and Music and the Arts.
ALL SOULS YOUNG ADULTS
All Souls Young Adults creates a vibrant and diverse community through social gatherings, service projects, and events that foster spiritual growth.
THE CIRCLE OF ELDERS
The Circle of Elders invites men and women in an advanced stage of life to meet on Thursday afternoons twice a month to discuss the issues that preoccupy us after our long lives and with death near.
The Parents’ Association (PA) is the organization of the parents of children and youth who participate in the Religious Education (RE) program. The PA provides fellowship for parents, and organizes events and activities that support the program, including breakfasts, service projects and holiday parties.
Thirties-Forties Fellowship is a group for people in their 30's and 40's who are part of the All Souls(NYC) community, or part of another NYC Unitarian Universalist community. The group has social and service events.
THE WOMEN'S ALLIANCE
The Women's Alliance, founded in 1890, gives voice and support to issues of concern to women.
Learning and Growth
ADVENTURES IN IDEAS FORUM
Adventures in Ideas is dedicated to exploring philosophy, spirituality, psychology, social issues, ethics, science, and anthropology, and everything under the sun. Meets once a month on Sunday afternoons. There will be a different focus for each month's open ended discussion.
THE ALL SOULS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Historical Society at All Souls works with a professional archivist to preserve documents and records associated with All Souls from its founding in 1819 to the present.
ALL SOULS SANGHA
ALL SOULS WRITERS' GROUP
All are welcome — this group is for those who are curious to learn more about meditation, for both beginners and practicing Buddhists. A sangha is a community of people who come together to meditate and study the practice of Buddhism. Our teacher, Dr. Pilar Jennings, is a frequent contributor to the All Souls Adult Education program, and a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.
This group is open to writers, whether of fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, published or unpublished, as well as journalists and people who work in publishing.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE DESIGN GROUP
Do you want to develop a more exciting and fulfilling career, life purpose, or mission? Participants and counselors are invited to participate in group brainstorming, resource sharing, and support.
THE EMERSON CIRCLE GATHERING
Explore the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and other like-minded Transcendentalist authors.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE: UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST BIBLE STUDY
Are you curious about reading the Bible but aren't sure where to begin? Twice a month, All Souls members and friends read from the Bible aloud in conversation with the historical context, the Unitarian Universalist tradition and our life experience.
WOMEN'S READING GROUP
The Women's Reading Group, open to all, discusses works authored by women.
Music and the Arts
ALL SOULS BEACON
Produced and edited by members of the congregation, this online publication includes editorials, articles, photographs, and feature stories that reflect upon our history and inform the congregation about activities at All Souls.
CINEMA ALL SOULS
Cinema All Souls screens award-winning films once a month on a big screen, followed by informal discussion.
Rehearses every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:00 in the chapel and sings in Sunday services four times a year.
STORIES WITH SOUL
Stories With Soul, now in its eighteenth year, invites you to join them for a short story reading and discussion. No prior reading is necessary.
MUSICA VIVA (Community Partner)
The Musica Viva concert series features the All Souls Choir and a variety of guest instrumentalists. Musica Viva is a separately incorporated non-profit organization which performs four concerts per year at All Souls. Musica Viva is dedicated to performing choral, instrumental, and organ repertoire of periods ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary.