Babies & Bailouts

Written by Jackie Anderson, lay leader at All Souls
Published by Rev. Kayla, Minister of Congregational Life

For me, one of the great, good benefits of being part of the All Souls community is that we are capable of taking ourselves right to our growing edge — … 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.

All Are Welcome…Here?

This
week, the United Methodist Church voted to affirm that they still do not allow
their clergy to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples. They also made stricter
guidelines and punishments for clergy who are out and are not celibate.

This was devastating news to many Methodists, including LGBTQ … 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.