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Stretching to Meet Our Children Where They Are

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok

The one thing that inspires me to work with children and
youth more than any other is the sheer boundlessness of their talent and
insight. Whether I’m watching elementary-aged students design and implement a
new UU holiday or realizing how deeply I’ve come to trust … read more.

Reflecting on Our LGBTQ+ Inclusive Prom

“Two years ago while I was attending Youth Midwest Leadership School, they asked us to split up by our respective districts and talk about how we can accomplish more in our communities. After a bit of talking, I brought up how I wished I could … read more.

No One Should Be Next

When I was about eight, my brother was shot. He was walking
in Boston, and got caught in some crossfire. He was in college then, and when
he came home over the summer some months later, he was walking with a cane still.
He let me run my … read more.

All Are Welcome…Here!

Some of
you may have noticed that in some of our outside communications we are trying
to be very clear that all are welcome and valued here at All Souls.

We declare that Black Lives Matter with our roadside sign, which was recently either stolen by the wind … read more.

May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

Our gray
hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition,
opens with a ward of protection:

My home’s mezuzah.

May nothing evil cross this door, and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

may
the roar and rain go by.

These words of … read more.

Yes, Harry Potter in Church

All Souls high school youth with their advisers

I spent last Tuesday driving from mall to mall in search of Harry Potter merchandise. I found Hufflepuff everywhere, occasionally a Ravenclaw shirt, but seldom anything Gryffindor or Slytherin in any size I needed. The All Souls High … read more.

Spiritual Stores for Life’s Storms

As Winter Storm Harper pummeled its way across the country and toward us last week, with only hours to spare before the rain turned to ice, I ventured to my local Menards (a home improvement store). There, I purchased flashlights and ice melt, along with … read more.

Just One Call Away

The fragility of life is sometimes so apparent. A family is financially stable, and then a parent loses their job; grocery store runs become less frequent and the mortgage becomes hard to pay. A car breaks down and cannot be repaired, and suddenly a single … read more.